Saturday, March 30, 2013

I'm in a book!

Exciting news.
 I have four jewelry projects featured in this brand new book from Lark, Bewitching Bead & Wire Jewelry.  It's available for purchase right now and is a crazy amazing price of only $6.18 $5.95.  Click here.  Unfortunately, it doesn't have one of those previews, so you can't view any of my pieces.
 But here is one of my own photos of the bracelet that's in the book.
I'll snap some photos of the other pieces tomorrow.  The other three are earrings.

This is amazing:  I just looked at the Amazon page, and it is the #1 selling book in the jewelry category and also the beadwork category. With an overall placement of #1431.  I've been selling used books on Amazon for 8 years, and that is pretty much a designated bestseller from my angle (bottomfeeder.)  

It also got a lovely review from Publisher's Weekly, copied and pasted here from Amazon:

“There is something here for every level of crafter who works with beads and wire, from simple drop earrings to elaborately wire-wrapped pendants and decoratively linked chains. The strong suit of this book—like other Lark publications—is the accompanying close-up photographs and comprehensive illustrations. An introductory chapter on the many different tools and techniques used throughout is also very helpful, and some are sure to be new to even highly experienced jewelry makers… This is a book whose projects will keep crafters engaged and challenged and should lead them forward in their own designs.” —Publishers Weekly

  • It's pretty darn exciting.  Photos of the earrings tomorrow!


  1. congratulations, you incredibly talented woman,you! I'm so happy for you. xoxo Juliette

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia. I owe you a convo--will attend to that asap!

  3. You are talented. I love your blog. Very inspiring. Congratulations! And for that price I think i'll order the book.

    1. Thank you so much, Dawn. I saw the price is even lower now--5.95. I saw a Lark blog post and apparently they've applied a similar huge discount to like 100 of their books. Let me know how you like the book!

  4. Richelle, I just got my copy this afternoon--your stuff looks GREAT! What I specially liked was that when something caught my eye, it turned out to be yours. Those triple cherry hoops are particularily fascinating. So now my congratulations is actually informed by having seen THE BOOK, and I am impressed. Double bravo to you, girl!

  5. Oh, thank you so much, Janet. I felt lucky to get so many things included in the book!

  6. OMG!!! I'm getting it right now. why didnt you tell me to check your blog, i always forget blogs (tho never mine of course) and then im like HOW DID I MISS THIS?!?!
    congrats on your booming supply shop too, you rock.