Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Welcome the talented Lori Plyler of Waterstone Studio!

I am the proud owner of several of Lori's handbags/totes.  I liked mine so much, I  gave a clutch of Lori's to my mother for Mother's Day.  Mom was tickled!  So I knew I wanted to include Lori in this Virtual Book Tour.  Besides the fact that I like Lori and think she's over-the-top cool and talented, I thought of her super-cool bags and how great the enamel elements would look with them.  Look what Lori made!

Here's the giveaway at Lori's blog.

Cathedral Beads
Remember, to be in the running to win these beads, you need to leave a comment at Lori's blog and become a follower.  You can increase your chances of winning by coming to my blog to leave and comment and become a follower.

Here's a list of the artists participating in the Virtual Book Tour for this book ...

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!

Floral Cascade

But, that's not all!

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

Torch Firing Kit ... with everything you need but the gas! 

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...

I love how Lori uses these enameled treasures in her handmade bags and billfolds! So unique and beautiful.

(I'm already a follower of your blog)

Shirley said...

Well, I hope I'm understanding correctly that we are to leave a comment here each day, I'd hate to look like a pest!
Lori's skill is just amazing. One of her bags is on my Christmas wish list!
I am already a follower here, and of Lori's.

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Lori's bags are amazing! I will add her creations to my gift ideas, besides Christmas I have lots of birthdays coming up...very cool! (I joined her blog and I'm already a follower of your blog.)
Enjoy your day!

In the Light of the Moon said...

My mouth dropped when I first saw how she uses her elements..Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Lori did such a fantastic job! Talk about thinking outside the box! I love the bracelet and journal cover I have from her. Her work is wonderful!

Lynn Bennett said...

so, I've been following Lori longer than I've followed you. She is a great artist and inspired me to add leather to many of my pieces as well. Love those beads she is giving away!

Cinder says said...

I love Lori's work! So glad she is in the virtual book tour.

The enameled beads that are today's prize are wonderful!

Thanks for the chance to win them!

Following Lori.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for "introducing" me to Lori. Her bags are so cute, and the enameled pieces really look great on them. Great collaboration!
I am already a follower, and would love to win those beads!!

Cathie Carroll said...

Great addition to the tour!


Rosalynn said...

I am inspired by Lori's use of enameled pieces on her beautiful leather goods. This has been a blast seeing all of the varied ideas. Can't wait for the rest.

I am now a follower of Lori.

I also want to know if you will be teaching in the Midwest, say Chicago area, anytime soon. I want so much to take a class from you.

LindaK said...

Thank you for including such varied artists in your tour! I was not aware of Lori and pleased see her work and follow her. I am leaving another Facebook link today so my friends can find her as well!

Pearl and Pebble said...

That is such a pretty little case Lori made she did a fabulous job incorporating the enameled components! I love those colors!!!
Sweet beads in the giveaway too-like sunset in the canyon. You bet I'm a follower:)