Thursday, January 23, 2014

Giveaway - Marcia DeCoster Presents

To celebrate Marcia DeCoster Presents making it's way out into the world, I will be gifting one signed copy to a reader of MadDesignsbeads.blogspot.com!

I will randomly pick a winner from all blog comments between now and Thursday, January 30 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


Clicking on the link will take you to the Amazon listing which has the very nice Look Inside feature so you can get a peak at the caliber of artists included.  On the cover Petra, Sian, Beki, Miriam, Melissa and Petra again!  I love all the beautiful images, but I also love having the opportunity to hear each persons story as it relates to their art.

On the back cover, Martina, Heather, Marsha and Ann!


I am totally enamored with the artistry of each and every contributor to this book and pleased with the excellent layout and art direction done by Lark.  

And….comments begin now!  Psst…you can comment on this post or any post written between January 23, 2014 and January 30, 2014.  Your name will be entered for each comment you write, but only one per post.


112 comments:

Rita said...

wow, I'm the first? lol It looks like a book of wonderful inspiration!

Rose said...

Do so lurve Heather's owls. I wear mine often. Looking forward to reading your interview with her.

Bianc said...

Wow Marcia, that`s a lot of yummie looking eyecandy for inspiration to look at! Congratulations with this book... I can imagine how happy you must be with it! With warmth, Bianca

Susan Spalter said...

I looked at a peak of the book and it has wonderful pictures and great Q and As. Such talented artists!

NEDbeads said...

Ohmygosh - not commenting to enter, of course, but I didn't know my name was on the back of the book and just about fainted!!!!!! I can't thank you enough, Marcia!!!!!

Ara Rabe said...

Can't wait to get your book. I'm curious to see what you've 'collected' for us.

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

I can't wait to get my copy!

Cathey said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!
I got to see a copy of it last weekend at the Texas Bead Retreat. It's wonderful! Can't wait to get a copy even if I don't win.

Dayle Askey said...

Eye candy-ful inspiration and beauty! Gorgeous book!

The bad Liz said...

Great idea to celebrate the book release! Congratulations to the lucky winner.

NAAN POCEN said...

I will certainly love a copy either by winning it here or purchasing one. It's looks rather inviting. Well done :-)

Sally Anderson said...

Love to win this, Marcia! Thanks for the giveaway.

The BeadFX Buyer said...

Congratulations, Marcia! Looks like another great book.

TNTGarcia said...

Such a wonderful looking book! How inspiring! I totally need a copy!!!

TNTGarcia said...

Tiffany Nicole Garcia

Kathy K said...

Looks like another cool book. I love looking at what other people think to do with beads!

Deborah Gray-Wurz said...

I'm not going to lie, I want this book! I'm always looking for good sources of inspiration!

Marilyn A said...

Marcia, I've had your book on pre-order for months, but it's now arrived and I love it! It's so refreshing to be introduced to some newer artists that haven't already been published multiple times, at least not in the US.

VFelcett said...

I love every book you put out Marcia...one of my favorite beaders!!!

Chris White said...

Thanks for your generous gift to a lucky someone that I hope will be me.
'looking forward to seeing a copy of it.
'wishing you continued success Marcia.
Chris

skittle's mom said...

I hope my copy arrives tomorrow. Amazon says it has been sent. Congratulations, I can hardly wait. Louise

Heather said...

Looks like another amazing book!

LIndsey said...

Oh my gosh, what awe-inspiring work! This looks like a beautiful book!

Laurey G said...

I would love a copy, Marcia!

Caron Michelle said...

You are a true innovator of bead design. The book looks fabulous and I love the fact so many other talented designers are incorporated within!

OceanLady said...

Love your books, looking forward to the new one

Patty said...

I love your work, I can only wish to be a tenth as talented!! love, love, love the owls!!

Luxorhouse said...

What a stellar collection that I would love to own!!!

Massiel Pimentel said...

Wow ..congrats!!! I will love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alicia said...

Wow, what a fantastic book. Believe it or not, this book is already on my wish list on Amazon. I really really want this book.

madchiwawa said...

Pick me please

madchiwawa said...

Pick me please

blueknitter4u said...

I can't wait to see my book yes it my favorite bead weavers blog

LiliKrist said...

Hope I'm lucky enough to win the book =)

DJDietz said...

Wow another inspiring book. I love leaarning how others think and where they get their inspiration. Ppretty helpful when having one of those creative blocks. :-D

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Sara said...

WOW!!!! I love your work!
Spero che sorteggi me :)

susanne said...

I love your books, can't wait to get your book here in Austria-Vienna, Susanne from Vienna

Erica Stone said...

Where can I buy a copy? Looks amazing. Xxx

Ericka Stafford said...

This looks a wonderful book with lots of inspirational beaders featured! Would love to win a copy!

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Gillian Hardbattle said...

I have got to get me a copy of this book, it looks fantastic

Gillian Hardbattle said...

I have got to get me a copy of this book, it looks fantastic

Romana Ts said...

Beautiful choice of bead artists

Susanne Gigas said...

Wow, an excellent book, written by a great author, with content from well known bead artists! I wish this book to me, that would be nice!

Pepita said...

I'd love to win your book! I already have one yours - Beads in Motion - and I love it! I'm just finishing one piece following the instructions from the book.
Alenka

Galeandra said...

It really looks gorgeous this book, with so many great artists.

Alberto said...

Wow, it's very very fantastic!!! I've just the other books and I hope to win also this!!!! Thank you very much for this big opportunity!!!! Congrats for the new book
Ivana

Alberto said...

Sorry, I've written with my husband's account!! This is mine!! Thank you very much
Ivana

Susi Valli said...

Partecipo anch'io e incrocio le dita, il libro deve essere meraviglioso!!!!

McCrafty /Klavdija said...

Great book, thanks for opportunity :)

Marie Campbell said...

Looking forward to reading artists ' remarks about their creative processes. Contests on the work you are doing.

Jamie said...

It looks like I have another book to add to my bead book library which is now growing into bookshelf number 3. It would be awesome to win one.

Kim Dodier said...

Pick me I'd love to share your new book with me love you.:-D :-D

Kim Dodier said...

Pick me I'd love to share your new book with me love you.:-D :-D

Jamie Singler said...

Looks like a fantastic book. Love the pictures.

Evelien said...

Now I know what to ask for my birthday. Just looking at the cover is inspiring, imagine what happens if you look inside the book. Love to have a copy!

Aunt Mary said...

I would love a print of your new book!

Birgit said...

Congratulations with your new book! It looks amazing! I would love the chance to win a copy!

Christina said...

I would love to try the owls! Great looking projects!

kmemho said...

I've been waiting for this book to come out - I would be honored to hold the signed copy in my hands! *crossing her fingers*

Brigitte said...

Would love to give the book a good home in Norway

Manuela Schalinsky said...

Wonderful book, very elegant jewelry, i love the design you made.

Char Mik said...

Would love to win this book, or purchase :)
Looks so yummy!

Karen said...

I would LOVE to be able to own this Presents Book. It looks like a fabulous collection from fabulous artists!

SKirby said...

Lovely!

Gabrielle said...

Wow! Now THIS is a reference book I'd love to add to my library. The photography looks outstanding, and as a reader of this blog, I know the work is of exceptional quality. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Dancing Wire and Beads by Lori said...

Would love to own this book. The owl is adorable :)

Sharon said...

Today would be a wonderful day to look at this. It's so cold!!!!

Mona Baroody said...

So exciting and inspiring! Thanks for the opportunity! MonaRAEbeads at yahoo

Its All About Creating said...

Yay, count me in! I'm making the trip to Tucson for the bead show too! Marlene - arteveryday at msn.com

Rosa Mira said...

Congratulations!!

Y muchas gracias por darnos la oportunidad de participar y por ser fuente de nuestra inspiraciĆ³n.

http://conperlasyaloloco.blogspot.com.es/

Kim said...

The book is going to be amazing and I can't wait to get a copy, whether I win one or buy one.

cherig said...

I have to think that you are gonna have a really difficult time picking. I remember when I first met you, all I could think was "God, I love her hair. And wow what's that around her neck? Oh crap, I am in trouble cuz I want to be her!!"

pogata said...

Love the little owl charm.

ktdid1 said...

I am sooo looking forward to getting this book. It's on my list of "wants" in the event I am not the lucky one.

LoriF said...

Pick me! Pick me! Mr. Random...would LOVE to have that book to add to my collection.

Helen McLauchlan said...

Full of beautiful, inspirational beading. I love it!

Here Bead Dragons said...

What a wonderful book. Lots of interesting techniques.

~cryssT

Sweet Freedom said...

I would love to win this!

MaryA said...

Pretties! Pretties! I want to look at all the Pretties!!

Ankara66 said...

I love all your work is my inspiration.

Drei kleine Perlen said...

Hello Marcia,

I'm a constantly reader of your lovely blog! Your posts give me a lot of inspirations and I admire your work.
This new book makes me curious, it seems to be very interesting.

Greetings,
Nicole

Geometricjewels said...

Can't expect to win, given the competition, but can you let me know whether the book will be available at the B&B show? That, signed by some of the celebrities in it, would be the ultimate souvenir of the trip!

Geometricjewels said...

Can't expect to win, given the competition, but can you let me know whether the book will be available at the B&B show? That, signed by some of the celebrities in it, would be the ultimate souvenir of the trip!

Geometricjewels said...

Can't expect to win, given the competition, but can you let me know whether the book will be available at the B&B show? That, signed by some of the celebrities in it, would be the ultimate souvenir of the trip!

Marbos said...

Beautiful book, beautiful beadworks and beautiful artists. I think it should be wonderful.

Glorious Beads said...

The front cover layout entices the reader, the back cover contains the list of beaders included and snips of more great beadwork. Inside must be a delight to peruse! Congrats Marsha, and congrats to all included! Jeanne Evans

GraceBeading said...

Another must have! Looks great Marcia - congratulations!

Alicia Hartley said...

Looks like I'll be adding this one to my book collection as well, whether or not I win it here. Just looking at the front and the back covers, I can only imagine what delights the inside of the book hold! Thank you for the opportunity to win an autographed copy!

Judy Sinclair said...

What a beautiful book! It seems to be filled with inspiration!

Erica Pacheco said...

Looks like an awesome book with many of my favorite artists! Can't wait to curl up with this book!

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Jemma said...

This book looks wonderful. Beautiful inspiration from some of the best talent in beading!

Kathy Anane said...

Can't wait to see your new book! Congratulations on getting it finished. It looks inspiring.

Constance49 said...

Your books are always an inspiration, I can hardly wait to see it.

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Helen said...

What a wonderful book. Would love to win it of course!!!!!

Eliza said...

I am new to bead weaving and I have been soaking up any and all beading books I can get my hands on. I can't wait to check this one out.

Liz z Sa said...

my favorite beady ladies..in 1book..awedome

MaryL said...

Book looks awesome. Can't wait to read it over and over!

maybe-beads said...

I love your books and it was not possible for me to visit you in summer at Petra Perlament at Bonn.

LJeanCreations said...

Your books are always inspiring. Can't wait to read this new ne.

lesley ramzan said...

Love x

Becky Pancake said...

Marcia this looks like a fabulous book that I would like to add to my library. Thanx for the chance to win it.

Pamla Mixter said...

Wow! I can't wait until this book comes out. I'm a huge fan of your work and have all the books you've done so far. I started beading about 6 years ago when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Through it all it has been a mental life saver! Your books are a constant source of inspiration!

Elke said...

It is a very nice inspiration and I must have it.
Greetings from Elke (geperlt)

Dulusion said...

Oh my, I love the colors...that is one of the ways you inspire me. To go out of my usual combinations. I really want this in my library!

Perlen-Biene said...

What a great idea, ich like your blog very much and the book looks very interesting.

regrats
Biene

Debbie said...

Would love to win so I could see all those wonderful photos of beautiful beading! Thanks, Marcia!

Tobie said...

Gorgeous!
Love the colors and textures and shapes.

Jean said...

so fun to stop by and say hello!

xox jean