Friday, June 22, 2012

The Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry Blog Celebration...

When I was asked to participate in the Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry Blog Celebration, I was just thrilled with the opportunity to support my friends, Erin Siegel and Lorelei Eurto.  They are some of the nicest people in the beading community and they have done a masterful job in putting together a beautiful book!  The pages of Bohemian-Inspired Jewelryare warm and inviting.  They are also filled with helpful techniques and tips with working with fibers and cording.  The projects enclosed are stylish and chic.

One of the things that I love about the book is the heavy usage of artisan beads and components.  It gives the projects a handcrafted panache that really makes the pieces shine!  It also supports the community-at-large and introduces some new talent that I wasn't previously aware of.  I will definitely look into some of the great artists that they feature.

Lorelei and Erin do a great job with introducing fibers in jewelry-making.  It opens up so many possibilities!  The use of fibers can help facilitate making quick projects that look stunning.  Depending on which fiber one selects, it can change the finished pieces dramatically.  It's interesting to see how the contributors tackled their fiber-filled projects.  The book features the work of Denise Yezbak Moore, Mary Jane Dodd, Michelle Mach, and Tracy Statler.

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelrywould be a valuable addition to anyone's library... from the beginner, to a long-time jewelry-maker looking for inspiration.  I definitely recommend this book!

The fun doesn't stop here!  You can win TWO of the pieces of jewelry from the book.  To find out how you can get ahold of these beautiful works of wearable art, CLICK HERE.  They've got a fun Polyvore challenge.

And.... the celebration continues around the blogosphere all weekend!  Some of the bloggers will have an opportunity to win copies of the book as well.  Don't miss out on all the fun:

Kicking it off:

Meet the authors: Lorelei Eurto and Erin Segel

Say howdy to the book contributors: Denise Yezbak MooreMary Jane DoddMichelle Mach, and Tracy Statler

Then join us for the blog party with:

Amanda Davie - Articulations of Amanda Davie

Amy Freeland - Copper Diem

Andrew Thornton - The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton (You are HERE!)

Barbara Bechtel - Second Surf   

Beth Hemmila - Hint Jewelry      

Erin Prais-Hintz  - Treasures Found: Inspiration is Everywhere

Gaea Cannaday - Gaea Handmade          

Heather Powers - Art Bead Scene            

Heather Trudeau - The Peacock Fairy     

Kathleen Lange Klik - Modern Nature Studio

Keirsten Giles - Cerebral Dilettante         

Kristie Roeder - Artisan Clay       

Lori Anderson - Pretty Things    
Margot Potter - Margot Potter: live handmade 
Melanie Brooks - Earthenwood Studio 
Pearl Blay - The Beading Gem's Journal 
Rebecca Anderson  - Song Beads            
Rebekah Payne  - TreeWingsStudio         
Sally Russick - The Studio Sublime           
Shannon Chomanczuk- For My Sweet Daughter              
Shannon LeVart - Miss Fickle Media 
Staci Smith - Staci Smith Jewelry              
Stacie Florer - Soul to Substance        
Susan Kennedy - Sue Beads


Kathleen Lange Klik said...

I agree with you Andrew, this book is a VERY valuable addition to anyone's library!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Thank you Andrew for partaking in the blog fun this weekend! I do hope you had some time to get inspired by some of the projects, would love to see what you create! Happy weekend!

TesoriTrovati said...

It is going to get a lot of use in my studio. I am so happy to be on this hop with you! Such a great time this is. Have a beautiful weekend filled with all that makes you happy, Andrew! Enjoy the day. Erin

Erin Siegel said...

Thank you so much for all your support, it is very much appreciated! I'm thrilled you wanted to participate and take the time to share your thoughts.

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Unknown said...

May I know where I can get one? I wanted to give it to my mother and my wife. They all adore and are into beaded jewelry making. Brian of sell your scrap platinum.