Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Virtual Book Tour!








I spy Clover Pink, Bitter, Marigold, Pumpkin, Flame Orange, Spruce, Blue Jay ... and much, much more!  I see possibilities for expression ... sources of inspiration!  That's what our next 16 days will be like!  

Over the past few years that I've been exploring the nuances of torch-fired enamel, others have been sucked into the vortex of excitement over enamel.  Some of these wonderful people ... many of whom are your blogging buddies ... will introduce you to torch-fired enamel from their perspective.  From October 6 through October 24, please visit these great blog hosts and share in the excitement.  Here's the line up:


October 6, Mary Jane Dodd, www.mairedodd.blogspot.com
October 7, Gaea Cannaday, www.gaeabeads.blogspot.com
October 8, Linda Larsen, www.objectsandelements.typepad.com
October 10, Andrew Thornton, www.andrew-thornton.blogspot.com
October 11, Lori Plyler, www.waterstonejewelry.blogspot.com
October 12, Diane Cook, www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com
October 13, Lori Anderson, http://www.prettythingsblog.com
October 14, LeAnn Weih, www.summersstudio.blogspot.com
October 15, Jen Judd Velasquez, www.jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
October 17, Melissa Meman, www.melissameman.blogspot.com
October 18, Lisa Crone, www.abeadaday.blogspot.com
October 19, Shannon LeVart, www.missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
October 20, Cindy Wimmer, www.sweetbeadstudio.com
October 21, Laura Twiford, www.souvenirsfromlife.blogspot.com
October 22, Erin Prais-Hintz, www.treasures-found.blogspot.com
October 24, Jennifer Cameron,  www.glassaddictions.com

We'll have prizes throughout the book tour plus a grand prize at the end! The more you spread the excitement, the more chances you have to win some of the goodies our bloggers are giving away!

Leave a comment at your host's blog and become a follower = 1 chance.

Tweet, facebook or blog about the giveaway and leave a comment at this post (the original Virtual Book Tour post)  = 1 additional chance.

While you're at my blog, if you become a follower or say that you're already a follower in your comment = 1 additional chance.

So, you can earn up to three chances per giveaway.  A winner will be selected by 10 p.m. eastern time and be announced the following day. You can check back at my blog for the name of the winner or at any other of the participating blogs.

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!

For a chance to win the Grand Prize ... a Torch-Firing Kit (or $110 shopping experience at www.paintingwithfireartwear.com) ... please leave a review at Amazon.com by November 24.  Remember, leave an honest review ... the book must stand on it's own merits.  



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: www.torchfiredenameljewelry.com so that you can receive your prizes! 

95 comments:

Alice said...

How fun!! I just picked up the book the other day and have been reading through it again and again. I'm excited to hear othere artist's perspective on this technique.

mairedodd said...

this is going to be fun... i love seeing how different people use a medium to express themselves...

Debora Mauser said...

what a great idea! Sent this to a friend as well and will post on facebook! This will be a fun way to expand my knowledge!

Cinder says said...

I have been reading your book and I will be setting up my enameling station this week. I am very inspired by your beautiful work.

I can't wait to get started!!!

Diane said...

This is going to be loads of fun Barbara...thank you so much for including me =)

vdumas said...

This will be fun.. I'll look forward to reading the new blogs everyday. I made a few beads over the summer and loved it then life happened and I got busy. I purchased your book last week and have been re-inspired. Will be making time for it now!!

Shirley said...

Oh, I'm so excited for this! I'm already a follower of this blog, and I'm heading back to mine to post about the book tour!

bludawgdesigns said...
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bludawgdesigns said...

Thanks Barbara for sharing this virtual book tour. This will be so much fun! I love the book. It's filled with so much information. I just became a follower of your blog.

Michelle Black said...

oooh! I'm so excited! I am in desparate need of some inspiration! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with ! :)

Cheryl said...

Great fun...getting to meet a bunch of "fire bugs" like me! I'm following, I've shared on facebook and tweeted too. Now off to Amazon to order the book. Will be a great add to my mountain of art books ;o)

Shirley said...

Ok, I posted on my blog about the tour.
http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/2011/10/painting-with-fire-book-tour.html
Thanks so much for doing this, Barbara

Cece said...

You already know I love the book and this looks like a great line up. Can't wait to see what transpires.

Cindy said...

Barbara, yippeeeee! It's the start of your Book Tour! I'm looking forward to visiting everyone's blogs as well - it's going to be fun hearing how everyone is enjoying your new book!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Looking forward to hopping through the colorful blogs and adding to my new and growing knowledge. Then I will strike out on my own! Thanks Barbara.

Janet Bocciardi said...

tweeted...and FBd... I bet you get a lot of entries! ; )

Melissa Meman said...

what fun! Thanks again for including me in this fab line up of artists! I am honored!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I am very excited to hop around.I have never tried this and I have been itching to give this a try...Thank you for this opportunity to learn about the process.Warmest Regards,Cat

Heidi said...

Looking forward to following the tour! And I follow you too :)

Kristen said...

How fun this will be! I love all the gorgeous colors of your beads and I am now a follower!

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

I just purchased your book last week and I would love to post a review on it. I am very excited about this tour! I will be posting it on my blog. This is exciting!!

Sharon said...

Yay! How exciting for you, and your adoring fans as well! Throw my hat in the ring, and I'm already a follower :)

The Crazier Sister said...

I believe an artist, of any kind, should always be evolving and I've reached that point where I want to *make* my beads, etc., as opposed to buying them. I've had your book in my "Wish List" on Amazon for a couple of weeks until I can buy it. Today, I found this article on one of the other blogs I follow and I'm excited to be able to start following you, too, now!

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

Very timely! I'm going to devote my entire weekend in Palm Springs to mastering the Painting with Fire technique - and blogging about the adventure. I posted links to FB and will blog about the tour as well.

Sharon said...

I just blogged about your book tour!

Courtney said...

Oh Yeah! I am a follower here. thanks for the chance.

chicandfrog said...

I am not an U.S. resident but I will follow the tour. I am sure I will learn great things!

Ambra

Stories They Tell said...

I'm so happy for you, Barbara! The book looks great-- just ordered a copy-- and can't wait to see it. This Book Tour is an awesome idea and I can see that you have some very inventive artists participating-- let the games begin!

Starseed Jewelry said...

Wow! I just love your work and I just became a follower. Next will be a class sometime this coming year!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun - what a great idea! Haven't had a chance to read the whole book, yet, but love it so far!

susan berkowitz said...

great fun! What a wonderful idea

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have been enjoying your book since I got my copy! And I wanted to thank you for the sweet inscription you added to it when I met you at Art and Soul Portland! I truely enjoyed your Painting with Fire Class.....I had so much fun!

CreationsbyKari said...

This sounds like lots of fun! Yea!

CreationsbyKari said...

Also, I guess I need to tell you I follow your blog for another chance to win :)

Audrey Morrill said...

This will be interesting and inspiring! Great incentives to get going with a torch!

Barbara said...

The book looks amazing and Congratulations for this great accomplishment! Looking forward to the book tour! You've selected many of my favorite people!

sjhillis said...

Congratulations on a wonderful book-I've already got mine and have been devouring it !!!!

Cinder says said...

I am back to mention that I am a follower. Thanks for this fun "book tour".

Alice said...

I just posted about this wonderful vitural book tour on the blog.

Alice said...

I'm already a happy follower!

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

I'm looking forward to this blog hop. (BTW - I love the idea that the artists are posting on different days so we can have a daily dose of inspiration.) Lucky me, I already have a copy of your book and have been bitten by the "painting with fire" bug...I will do my part to spread the word!

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Oh, I forgot, I'm a follower and posting on my blog about V-book-hop!

Alice said...

I posted a review at Amazon today.

Rebecca said...

This has inspired me to finally try this technique and buy the book! This looks like so much fun (and easy), thank you!

Rebecca said...

I forgot to let you know that I am also a follower of your blog...

SummersStudio said...

Barbara, thanks so much for including me in this wonderful list of blogging artists. This will be so much fun and I've already enjoyed seeing what Mary Jane is up to. I love your book and even though I'm not an enameler (yet!), I've found loads of techniques that are finding there way into my studio.

Sally Anderson said...

I am loving this! I'm already a follower. Now I'm leaving to go blog, tweet & facebook it, too!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I just visited the first blog on your virtual blog tour...... and have to say she has great ideas on how to give torch enameling her own personal touch! What a good way to help get your book "out there"

moonlitfantaseas said...

I am a follower of your blog

pat said...

So much fun to see all the wonderful work, thanks for sharing. Pat

Mo said...

I am eagerly devouring everything of yours! I love the book (and if I wasn't in transition of downsizing my studio I would be elbow-deep in experimentation right now!), I love your blog, and I love your heart that is so giving and sharing. Art on! ~ Mo

Cat Williams said...

Barbara, you got me started in enameling with the first tutorial I bought from you on etsy. From there it was love at first firing! So I'm not a new follower, just a devoted one. I'm sure your virtual tour will be a smashing success!

Anonymous said...

I will have to look for the book. And will definitely check out the artists on this tour!

Chris C

MJO said...

Congratulations!
What a great tour you've planned....can't wait to visit each stop.

sandi m said...

This is going to be fun!
Congratulations!!
Can't wait to get the book.

Karen Totten said...

Great idea - can't wait to do the whole tour!!!

Chris said...

How fun! I'm looking forward to this tour~~The group of artists seems so varied, which will make it even more inspirational. Congrats on the book!

Connie said...

Wow,This is going to be fun fun ! Can't wait to see all the great art ! Barbara's new book is wonderful .If you don't have,you are missing out .Its a must have !

Thoughtfulhands said...

This is awesome!!!

Already a follower and posted on my blog.

Thanks Barbara

Theresa

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Love the book this is a really cool idea looking forward to the fun of following it:)

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Sent to friends and just posted on Facebook. Hugs

Cath said...

I'd very much like to follow but I don't use Facebook. Is there another option to follow?
I have your book and firing enamel beads is on my bucket list.

Rosalynn said...

I have been fascinated with your work since I first stumbled across enameled beads. I have your book and am just working up the guts to go beyond my micro torch and use a big girl flame and try some enameling. The book tour is great fun.

and I follow your blog

lindacreates said...

The beads are beautiful and I am looking forward to learning more about them. The giveaway is amazing.
I just got a torch and am learning all about it.

Dia said...

Too much! I just got finished reading through your book - which is Awesome! - and can't wait to get the torch fired up again to try out more of the beautiful effects.
maybe I can figure out how to not burn them!!!!
The daily give aways are great!

Linda Landig said...

Oh! I just found out about this virtual book tour. I'll be following along from now on!

JuLee said...

Ijust found out about this virtual tour but will be sure to follow along. I just got the book from Amazon a few weeks ago and have not had the chance yet to really sit down and read. All the works I have seen on the blogs up to now really make me want to take up this art form too...

Lori's Glassworks said...

First contest entry: I follow your blog.
What a great idea, I'm on the virtual tour and I'm loving it! Thanks and Cheers!
Lori

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Never hear of this technique before but am eager to know more about it. I'm a follower. Although I live in the Philippines, I do have a US mailing address, plsss count me in! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Klassy Joolz said...

Fun tour and love your talent. I work at Michael's Art and Crafts and will be checking out this book closer...like touch and feel it...I'm a follower, too!!!

BarbaraMartinDesigns said...

Love the virtual book tour, Barbara! Totally enjoyed the workshop last week, too - using techniques from the book (which I love).

Deci said...

I posted on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gem-Rio/245039422183934?sk=wall

Deci said...

I follow you with Networked Blogs

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am already a follower!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/lucidmoonstudio/posts/263992113645910

KayzKreationz said...

I guess I'm supposed to post this here, besides on all the blogs.

I'm a follower of your blog.

KayzKreationz said...

Also, I've tweeted about your giveaway and review every day since the tour started. (Thought I was supposed to post that on each blog, but one said I was supposed to post it here.)
http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

I also posted on my facebook page and a facebook group I belong to.
http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Klassy Joolz said...

I'm a Follower~~~~~

Klassy Joolz said...

I Tweeted!!!

Klassy Joolz said...

I posted on my Wall on Facebook!!!

Klassy Joolz said...

I Tweeted~~~

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I'm stopping by from Cindy's blog and I just have to say that your book looks absolutely FANTASTIC! Like I've said many times to her, I really hope that one day I can expand my jewelry making to include torch and enamel work-from what I've seen, you make it look so incredible :)

I'm now your newest follower and I wish you nothing but success with your book!

LindaK said...

I posted the latest stop on the tour on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Having a real problem leaving comments these days. . .so am trying from "anonymous." And am going to enter as many times as I can!!! FB, Laura's blog, Amazon, here. . . Love you, gal, and bless your success! ! ! Carol Myers - BusCarol@aol.com

LindaK said...

I posted a link to Facebook about the tour.

All Wired Up TOO said...

GFC Follower of your blog! TY!

Kristi Anne said...

great ideas, I want to become a follower!

LindaK said...

I posted a comment and link on Facebook about today's stop at Glass Addictions. I am also a follower.

Megan - Spice of Life Designs said...

Posted on Facebook - came in through Jennifer Cameron (Glass Addictions) blog. :)

Megan - Spice of Life Designs said...

Now following your blog as well.

CreationsbyKari said...

I tweeted about the tour- love it!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I tweeted about the virtual tour!

LindaK said...

I posted on Facebook about today's stop on the tour. I am sorry to see it come to an end. I have enjoyed it very much!

Jeanbean said...

I have so admired your creativity and feel inspired to try torch-fired enameling. The virtual book tour is exciting!