Saturday, October 15, 2011

Say "hello" to the extremely talented Jen Judd Velasquez!

But, before we do that, let's announce the winner of these wonderful pieces by LeAnn of Summers Studio.  The winner is ....

Kay, please contact LeAnn for your prize. 

Thank you all for following us on the Virtual Book Tour for Torched Fired Enamel Jewelry as we visit the "kitchen studio" of  Jen Judd Velasquez.  Jen's going to take some excuses away today ... and we have more prizes!  

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jen.   I had no idea she was so damned funnY!  OMG!  That girl makes by face hurt from laughing so much.  Jen took the Painting with Fire Workshop and a few months later took the Enamel Explorations Workshop, which was a reunion of former students!  It really doesn't get any better than that!

Take a look at the necklace Jen has created as a giveaway at her stop on the Virtual Book Tour for my book.  I see some great enameling here!  As I move around the piece, I spy some very unique and well-made bead caps that hug her gorgeous enamel beads.  The antique bronze metal is a beautiful contrast to her purple/lavender/mauve theme :-)   Someone's going to be very lucky!

Let's draw a second winner ... for these decal pendants!

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!


Jen V. said...

Awesome! I left out all the details about burning a hole in my carpet, but I still believe I have the best setup ever! THANKS for letting me be a part of your painted world!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Barbara, I ordered the book yesterday, can't wait to receive it. I just commented on Jen's post today. Loved her "studio tour". As I said in the post, I'm ashamed to say that I bought a kit from you last year and haven't pulled it out to use it yet. I'm going to rectify that this weekend! I've really enjoyed the book blog hop so far.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm loving the virtual book tour! Jen's work set up is brilliant! Thank you all for sharing your talents and for the awesome giveaways!

I'm already a follower

KayzKreationz said...

I love the little bird and branch I won. And I'm really enjoying all the reviews. I've already read Jen's review and realized how easy it would be to set up an area. I thought it would be much harder and take more room. I'm trying to get by my book store this week to find your book.
(I'm a follower of your blog, too and really enjoy all your posts.)

Alice said...

A beautiful piece! As a jewelry maker I feel I need to use all my beads to make money, so I rarely make anything for myself. I would be so excited to win this lovely necklace!

I have to let you know that I have really enjoyed this blog hop. Thanks so much for being a great host!

I'm already a follower.

moonlitfantaseas said...

Hi Barbara! I have enjoyed your virtual book tour so much! It has definitely given me a few ideas to try! I carry a magnet around with me looking for victims to try enameling on.......I stole some washers from my hubby the other day, and tried to enamel them, one turned out pretty good, the other on is kind of flaking.......still having fun!
I am a follower of your blog, of course!

justthecook said...

Barbara, thank you for this "tour" It is wonderful to see so many different artist's creations...I love Jenn's set up! I am a kitchen table artist as well. I already am a follower, and glad of it!

Kristen said...

Barbara I need to thank you. I have been trying to keep up with this tour and all the wonderful artists you have on it. They have all given so many views, hints and tips to this glorious art that I am thinking I would so like to have a go at it someday. I work primarily with seed beads but love adding touches of art beads to it especially metals. I have put this awesome book and kit on my wish list and hope that I will have it someday. Thank you so much for sharing your artistic talents with all of us!

Shirley said...

Oh, I just love Jen! I can definitely see how she would be a blast at a class. Heading over there now to check out her post. Thanks Barbara!

Erin S said...

Your book looks so cool! I have zero experience with enamel, but its on my short list! I'm following your blog now, too.

LindaK said...

Barbara, thanks for the tour! After seeing the set-up in Jen's kitchen, I don't feel so off about mine here on the boat! I am a follower and posted a link on FB (I hope!). I am never sure with this mobile version.

The Crazier Sister said...

Congrats, Kayz! Wow, Jen, that's a beautiful piece! I have to carve out an area for torch work, but you've given me ideas.

Pearl and Pebble said...

woohee check out those luscious berry colors in that bracelet!

Angel Whispers said...

I've had such fun on your book tour, meeting the artists and seeing their work!
Bev O

For My Sweet Daughter said...

This tour has been great, such fun to see what everyone can do with the kit and yet keep their own voice which is very important to me.
Shannon C