Win a Copy of Beading Across America

Beading Across America Book

Beading Across America is a book full of beautiful jewelry designs from 30 bead artists in the United States, including authors Paulette Baron, Amy Katz and Sherry Serafini. It is sorted by 5 regions: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest and the Northwest. The bead artists showcase their love of seed beads through their original designs and its fun to see the different styles from across the country.

With each design, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to create the piece yourself. If you want to learn beadweaving or bead embroidery, or even if you’re already an expert, this book has something for all skill levels starting from beginner to advanced. The supplies and materials are listed too; you’ll find most of them in our Seed Bead category! There is also a very helpful stitch tutorial guide to show you how to do stitches such as Herringbone, Peyote and Beaded backstitch. You can learn how to make bezels around cabochons and crystal rivolis too!

Visit the Beading Across America Facebook page for more pictures, information and book signing dates. At the book signing dates you can meet the artist, see the piece in person, get your book autographed and other fun things!

Amy Kaz Earrings
Potomac Jewel Earrings

Here is your chance to win a copy of “Beading Across America” autographed by one of the authors, Amy Katz! Amy designed the Potomac Jewel Earrings that are stunning! To enter, leave a comment to this blog post with the title and author of your favorite jewelry-making book. And don’t forget to include you name and email address (so we can contact you if you win)! One entry per person – we will randomly select a winner on Monday, March 7, 2011.

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    • Peggy Ashton
    • March 5, 2011

    I ahve not been making jewelry very long so I do not have a favorite book but I do have a favorite magazine. It is Australian Beading,

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    Oh, that’s hard choosing just one… I really like Making Connections by Susan Lenart Kazmer and then there’s The Art of Bead Embroidery by Serafini & Kummli. Just to name two favourites.

    • Sally Anderson
    • March 5, 2011

    My favorite is usually the one I’ve gotten most recently. Right now my fave is Kerry Bogert’s Totally Twisted. I love the photos and the amazing colors and cool jewelry.

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    This book looks great. My current favorite is Semiprecious Salvage by Stephanie Lee. So many wonderful techniques.

    • Kathryn Bulver
    • March 5, 2011

    I have many ‘favorite’ beading books. One of them is “Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders” by Irina Miech. I love most of her designs.

    • Alicia
    • March 5, 2011

    I have many beading books that I would consider my favorites 🙂 But one of the best would be Beaded Opulence by Marcia DeCoster and Jean Campbell’s Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski.

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    “Native American bead and leather crafting” by Patty Cox.. I make native crafts and this book showed how to make some really interesting projects

    • cindy knoke
    • March 5, 2011

    Looks like a great book to add to my collection!

    • Terri Gauth
    • March 6, 2011

    Jewelry Making by Wendy Haig Milne is just one of several I love.

    • Susanne Sturm
    • March 6, 2011

    I do love most of the famous american Beading Masters, but mostly I love the Color Books by Margie Deeb and Marcia de Costers Beaded Opulence. Here in Germany the Beading Publishing does not give so much inspiration – so I must have this book.

    • Janis Gerner
    • March 6, 2011

    The first book I got was the Big Book of Beautiful Beads that I made and sold roses at various fairs. My sister got me interested in doing the jewely part of beads and we have also done some knitting with beads.

    • susan whelan
    • March 6, 2011

    I have a huge beading library but currently I’m in love with Beaded Allure by Kelly Wiese. I adore the earrings pictured here and would love the book.

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    I love all Jewellery making books, but my favoriteat the moment is,
    “It’s all about the beads” by Barbara Case
    I have admired many beaders work, but have not tried myself yet would love to learn.
    Think of all those lovely beads I could buy from

    • Dorothy
    • March 7, 2011

    My favourite beading book is actually one geared towards youth but I love it because it’s got a great mix between knitting, crochet, beading, and other crafts: The Dancer’s Book of Ballet Crafts by Christina Aleta Haskin.

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    I was looking for a book on seed beading that can show case the different beading techniques and this would be a great book to own . I live in Singapore and enjoy beading as a hobby.

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