Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lisa Crone, come on down!

Good morning, everybody!  Some lucky person is going to have a great day when they realize they've won Melissa Meman's earrings.  Please check the blog of the very talented Melissa for an announcement of the winner.

Melissa's earring giveaway

Before I go any further in introducing Lisa Crone, our next host at the Virtual Book Tour, I want to announce that Molly Alexander of Beautifully Broken Me has created a blog called "Grateful Living."  It's a wonderful idea to give pause to reflect on our blessings in a very public way.  Today's my day, where I  express one of my gratitudes.  

Lisa Crone is a new friend and the author of  the extremely popular "A Bead in Time." I can't remember exactly how we met ... actually, I think my editor may have suggested that I contact Lisa ... but I do remember her very generous spirit. Lisa was instrumental in helping me get this book tour off the ground.   I had no idea how to get started, what to do, or how to even think about it.  She contacted other artists who sent information ... she gave me links to other book tours ... Thank you, Lisa! 

Look what Lisa made with the enamel beads and dangles I sent her!  

Lisa says of her bracelet ... "It's the 'Key to the Universe' bracelet.  The key to the universe is sweet happiness and beauty in the things around you (represented by the dangle), which equals love." I think Lisa summed things up beautifully and she has some beads as a giveaway!  Please visit Lisa today for your chance at some enamel beads ... here are the rules.

Remember, you're at the Virtual Book Tour for this book!

So you don't miss out on any of the blog posts, here is the list of hosts for you to follow:

October 6, Mary Jane Dodd,
October 7, Gaea Cannaday,
October 8, Linda Larsen,
October 10, Andrew Thornton,
October 11, Lori Plyler,
October 12, Diane Cook,
October 13, Lori Anderson,
October 14, LeAnn Weih,
October 15, Jen Judd Velasquez,
October 17, Melissa Meman,
October 18, Lisa Crone,
October 19, Shannon LeVart,
October 20, Cindy Wimmer,
October 21, Laura Twiford,
October 22, Erin Prais-Hintz,
October 24, Jennifer Cameron,

To thank you for following along, we will have a BONUS PRIZE at the end of the book tour! All of the entries will be included in the drawing for a kit containing all the elements of "Floral Cascade," one of the projects in the book. You'll receive everything you need to make the necklace, including the chain, jump rings, clasp, enamel beads, and head pins!

But that's not all! Really? Seriously? Seriously.

For a chance to win the Grand Prize - a Torch-Firing Kit (or $110 shopping experience - please leave a review at by November 24. Remember, leave an honest review... the book must stand on its own.

Thanks for playing along! This is going to be a lot of fun!

P.S. Unfortunately, we have to restrict the giveaways to U.S. residents. Winners should contact me with their name and address through my author website: so that you can receive your prizes!


Alice said...

Lisa's book looks wonderful. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in the city.

I'm headed now to check out her blog post.

Alice said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks so much for this fun book tour!

mairedodd said...

this book tour really is just such a fantastic idea - and hats off to you for creating a line up that is so varied and interesting...

Shirley said...

I'm thrilled that Lisa is one of your featured artists. She is such a sweet person. I've been a follower of hers for about a year now, and I just love reading her posts. Looking forward to her insights on your awesome book!

KayzKreationz said...

I love the way she incorporated the beads and dangles you sent into her necklace. Am checking out her blog for another great review.
I follow your blog.

Gardanne said...

I love those earrings.

LindaK said...

Thank you for this tour! I love the bracelet Lisa created. I am a follower.

Cynthia said...

The bead and dangle you sent to Lisa look great with the antique copper chain.
I'm enjoying the book tour - great job!

moonlitfantaseas said...

this virtual book tour has been so much fun and information! And I am still a follower of you and your blog!

KayzKreationz said...

I've tried to visit her site 4-5 times today to read her review. Either I'm getting the link wrong, or she didn't get a chance to put her review up. Maybe I'm on the wrong day. Will keep checking her blog.

Carole said...

I'm really enjoying the book tour and all of the lovely work the bloggers are showing. I am a follower of your blog.

Cinder says said...

I'm a follower....having fun following the book tour.