Monday, October 25, 2010

Book Giveaway Time!

Wow, I can't believe how quickly time flies. I know that is so cliche, but it is also SO TRUE!

I was surprised to see that I almost missed a book giveaway in the month of October!! Yikes! This is one of my most favorite things to do, I'm so glad I didn't miss the opportunity!! :)

If you are interested in a copy of my book, A Bead in Time, just leave a comment on this blog post by next Saturday, 10/30/10, and I'll announce the winner on 10/31/10. (Please make sure to leave an email address if your If your profile does not lead back to an email address).

I mentioned one of the book projects last month that involved using decorative ribbon from the craft store in a bracelet. Since we are getting ready for some fun holidays in the near future, I wanted to bring the project up again and share a little more info in case you are looking for a fun, inexpensive way to share the holiday spirit whether it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year's, Christmas or Hanukkah.

If you are a craft store "regular" like I am, you know there is a ribbon for every holiday and then some! In addition to the ribbon bracelets featured in A Bead in Time, I have used snowman ribbon and "merry christmas" ribbon to make these bracelets and have been very happy with their fun and kitschy vibe!

For this project, you will just need a cut of ribbon that fits on top of the wrist. Pick out an iron-on patching material that you can get at the craft store or even at Kroger! This gives it a little more weight and hides the back side of ribbon that might have embroidery knots on the back. Cut the patching material to the same size as the ribbon and iron them together.

Once ironed together, just use the ribbon crimps from the craft store and an inexpensive length of jewelry chain. I used the blue moon beads silver plated charm chain as the band and finished it with a magnetic clasp. Easy, inexpensive, fun and endless possibilities!! :)
Give me a shout if you need any help and let me know if you come up with some fun new designs! I'd love to post them here on A Bead A Day!

27 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

I like this idea, Lisa. A simple way to add texture to a piece with some ribbon and I never would have thought of backing it. Thanks for sharing that little tip.

And I would love to win a copy of that book!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

beryl said...

What a great idea for gifts, the ribbon bracelets are very sweet. Thank you!
Beryl

Suz said...

So fun!
Suz
P.S. There is a really nice joint jewelry giveaway on my blog by Robin Thomas (A Nest With A View) and myself...come and sign up!
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

rosebud101 said...

This looks great! Thank you for doing this!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Cute idea! Ribbon bracelets would look really cute layered with other bracelets too for those of us who can't just wear one at a time. :-) I would love to win a copy of your book.

B-LEE KREATIONS said...

I like the idea about the bracelet and I would love to have your book Lisa.

Can you post a couple pictures of the bracelet, I want to see it.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Shannon

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

The ribbon idea sounds really pretty.

Thanks again for yet another great book giveaway. Hopefully the number generator picker thingy will be kind to me this time :D

Karyn

Jenni said...

Great idea, love the sound of the ribbon. I'm always looking for new ways to use different resources!

Would also love a copy of your book, :)

Jenx

Maryanne said...

The ribbon bracelet sounds really great! Since I love holiday jewelry, AND, I have yards of ribbon of all kinds, I'm going to make one. Another idea for backing is to use WonderUnder and fuse plain grosgrain ribbon to the back so that it coordinates or contrasts with the pattern ribbon.

Wenchzilla said...

ooh...ribbon. What a great idea for those days when my attention span is nil and I'm dying to make something quick. :)

Me-Hae said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

And I would love to win a copy of your book.

Kristen said...

I'm going to give this a try with some ribbon I have tonight. I've been getting ready for my next craft fair and it's been monotonous adding tags to everything. I deserve some creative time, don't I?

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Great idea for ribbon bracelets! Hopefully, this time your book will be mine!

Thanks,
Susan
susanroper@cox.net

Its All About Creating said...

Count me in on this wonderful giveaway! I love texture and adding ribbon is a great idea. Marlene email: arteveryday(at)msn(dot)com.

Betty S. said...

Great idea! Will definitely give it a try.

Would to win a copy of that book!

Stafford37@optonline.net

Elisabeth said...

Would love to win!

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing. I would love to win a copy of your book.
ashleylisadesigns(at)cox(dot)net

Robbie said...

Lisa, interesting project! and a book giveaway, especially yours is great!! Thanks so much!

Klassy Joolz said...

Loving ribbon...thanks for a chance to win your book!!!


Pam
klassyjoolz@npgcable.com

Janiece said...

I just made a necklace using some ribbon. Turned out really cute. I would love to win a copy of your book. I am always looking for inspirational ideas to make jewelry.

Bunny Besador said...

Your book looks great, and I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks for the giveaway! ;D

Indonesia Heritage said...

I would love to win a copy of your book *smile*

Cammie said...

Hello there, I'll be interested to learn how to use ribbons in my jewellery creations!~ Hope I can win this book!~

By the way, nice ideas you have. I really like your blog. Keep it up!~

jen said...

oo, I would love to win your book! :D

Happy Halloween!

jenaissancedesigns at gmail dot com

Cindelaras-Jewelry said...

You are a genie!!! this idea is perfect and fab. Thanks for telling us and I would love to win this book. xx Dian