Book Giveaway – Bugle Bead Bonanza

Project from Bugle Bead Bonanza

Project from Bugle Bead Bonanza

Bugle beads – those long, thin cousins of seed beads – have been flying under the radar for quite a while, at least from my perspective.  They’re pretty, from a beading point of view one bead covers a lot of ground, and they are usually reasonably priced.  So, when I heard about Jamie Cloud Eakin’s new book Bugle Bead Bonanza from Lark Books, I was interested to see if there would be a new spin on bugle beads.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.  The projects are gorgeous and in addition to the usual suspects – necklaces, bracelets, and earrings – there are also projects to make rings.  The book has excellent instructions and diagrams and once you master some basics in putting bugle and seed beads together, you are well-equipped to conquer all of the projects.  I like that each piece is shown in three different color variations showing the versatility of the projects.

Bugle beads do have one “gotcha”.  They can be somewhat sharp on the ends and a thread that passes through a bugle bead and then makes a right-angle turn is subject to being frayed and cut over time.  Every project in this book is designed such that this type of turn is never made and the problem is avoided.

If you’d like to enter the giveaway for this book, please leave a comment along with a valid e-mail address.  The winner will be picked on Friday 12/18/09 at 7:00pm EST (GMT -5).

The book has been provided by Lark Books and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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11 Responses to Book Giveaway – Bugle Bead Bonanza

  1. Claire K says:

    Please enter me for the book. Love your blog Bead Dreamer.

  2. beadnfun says:

    I have hundreds of these sitting around wanting to be used. I like the idea that they made the designs so that “type” of stitch was not used….great idea.
    c thomas

  3. Joann Loos says:

    I love bugles, especially the Japanese ones. I’ve got at least 30 vials of different lengths in my design stash. Not to mention all the ones I use in the kits.

    I’d love to get this book and see what other people are doing with them.

  4. Mikki says:

    Some of us learned the hard way about the sharp edges of bugle beads….and the tiny cubes.

  5. christin says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  6. Meg Fowler says:

    What a teriffic book. I’d love to have it.

  7. Kathie says:

    I just found a new use for bugle beads, using them in wired Christmas Tree ornaments. New books are always great for inspiration.


  8. Jeanne Sarna says:

    Wow, I love this piece and can’t wait to see the book

  9. Amy says:

    I have lots of bugles in my stash. But I haven’t touched them in a long, long time. I bet this book would give me LOTS of inspiration. 🙂 Great blog you have here, too!

  10. Pam Killinsworth says:

    Her last book “Beading with Cabochons” was excellent. Would love to have this one too!

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