Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The prolific and talented Shannon LeVart!

Breaking News!  Sharilyn Miller is joining the Virtual Book Tour! On October 25, please visit Sharilyn's blog for some quirky, colorful, and fun eye candy you won't believe.  I got a sneak preview yesterday.  You'll love 'em!  That's all I'm saying ... I don't care what you do to me!

The next stop on the tour is with a very special artist. When we hear the name "Shannon LeVart," we know we're talking about the dynamo known as Miss Ficklemedia.  Hey, how'd she get that name anyway?  I can't imagine ... fickle about media? No one I know is like that! LOL

I'm so thrilled to have Shannon as a part of this tour.  She's adored by so many people.  I can tell you that because I've taught a lot of them!  They love Shannon's work, her blog, and her strength, which are the very things I love about her!

When I asked Shannon if she would be a part of the Virtual Book Tour, she immediately said "yes."  She has funny little nicknames for me ... I can never tell which one she'll use to address me.  Will it be "Sweetheart" or "My Fiery Red Head!"

Shannon immediately went to work and before I could lay pen to paper, she had sent me a photo of these beautiful pieces forged by her own two hands!  Some lucky reader will win these ... perfect for a little enamel!  Make sure you visit Shannon's blog today.

Forged copper giveaway by Shannon LeVart
 Before we move on to the rules, which you guys have read at least a million times, I want to announce the winner of Melissa Meman's beautiful earrings!  It's none other than Shirley Moore of Beads and Bread!  Congratulations Shirley!  Your dedication to the book tour paid off and I thank you!

Melissa's earrings for Shirley Moore
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,
October 25, Sharilyn Miller,

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!


Shirley said...

As I screamed when I read this post, my kids all came running to see what was on fire! Me!!!! I'm ever so thrilled to win these adorable earrings. Of course, as I showed them the prize for today, my son said, wow, don't you wish you could have won that! Well...YES! All the prizes on the book tour have been awesome, and I"m truly thankful to have won these beautiful earrings.

Alice said...

I love Shannon's work and can't seem to stop drooling over her lovely patinated components.

I would love to win these hand forged pieces!

Alice said...

I'm a follower of your blog,and off to read Shannon's post.

KayzKreationz said...

Just finished reading Shannon's review. Great. And I LOVE her forged copper pieces for enamel. What great news about Sharilyn Miller. I have several of her books and love them. Can't wait to read her review, too. I follow your blog.

KayzKreationz said...

Just finished reading Shannon's review. Great. And I LOVE her forged copper pieces for enamel. What great news about Sharilyn Miller. I have several of her books and love them. Can't wait to read her review, too. I follow your blog.

Rosalynn said...

Great giveaway from Missficklemedia! Her pieces would be just stunning enameled. Glad you added another artist to the book tour. Sharilynn Miller is one of my favorites.

Erin S said...

Love Shannon's work!

The Crazier Sister said...

I'm loving this chance to get to see all these amazing new (to ME) blogs out there. How fun to see what others work with and be inspired to step outside my "safe" little box!

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow Shannons forged copper pieces are wonderful! I can just imagine how cool they would be to play with ! got my fingers crossed on this one!

Cynthia said...

Shannon's copper pieces are AB FAB, and would look so cool with enamel on them! I'm already a follower of both blogs.
Thanks again for the book tour- It's fun!

Theresa said...

The "book" arrived late yesterday afternoon and I haven't put it down since I opened the amazon box. I've been following the blog tour and no one has said anything about my favorite project so far. I love the etched pipe beads. What a wonderful surprise to find. Thanks Barbara for such a great book.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love Shannon's work (and not just because we have the same name) she's a dynamo for sure.
I would love to win these fantastic components from her :-)
Shannon C