Celebrate Beading Daily's Birthday With Us!

Do you remember where you were 6 years ago, in August of 2007? I certainly do: I was five months pregnant with my son, and I was starting to make plans for launching my own jewelry business. Also that summer, I remember the launch of a new online beading community: Beading Daily!

I can hardly believe that Beading Daily turns 6 this month, and I feel so fortunate that I've been able to contribute to this vibrant online community as the Online Editor for the last 2 years! To celebrate, we thought we'd put together a little giveaway for our fabulous readers with (what else?) 6 of our favorite beading resources. Wouldn't you love to add these to your collection of beading books and magazines?

My new favorite beading book is by bead artist Kelly Angeley. Explorations in Beadweaving takes the guesswork out of freeform bead embroidery and bead-weaving techniques and makes them accessible to everyone! What I love most about Kelly's eclectic style is how she is so skilled at taking the essence of a spontaneous moment and capturing it in a meticulous piece of beaded jewelry!
Who doesn't love the beaded jewelry designs of Jean Campbell? We're also giving away a copy of Jean's Bead Beading Workshops: Global Designs DVD. Learn how to make 4 of Jean's best-loved bracelet designs, inspired by jewelry from around the world!
One special issue magazine that I always look forward to is Favorite Bead Stitches. Each year, it's a new collection of timeless and innovative beading projects from some of our favorite bead artists. With a generous sample of projects using our favorite off-loom beading stitches, this is a great way to expand on your skills using your favorite stitch or to learn something new!
Sometimes, you just want to string jewelry. And when you do, there's no better resource than 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings for inspiration and instruction in creating easy strung jewelry. With great resource lists and colorful designs, this is one magazine I keep on my desk for the times when I want to do some serious stringing.
Who doesn't love romantic beaded jewelry? Kelly Wiese's A Beaded Romance guides you through creating twenty-six delicate and delectable beaded jewelry designs using seed beads, pearls, and crystals. Add a splash of romance to your favorite outfit with these stunning beaded jewelry projects!
And finally, get the information you need about all of the fabulous new shapes of glass beads out there with Melinda Barta's Beading with Shaped Beads. Whether you like spikes, gumdrops, two-holed seed beads, or Tila beads, you're sure to find some helpful tips and techniques from the editor of Beadwork magazine!

If you'd like to add all 6 of these fabulous beading resources to your collection, here's your chance. Leave a comment on this blog and tell us why you love Beading Daily, and what you'd love to see more of in the coming year! We'll choose one winner at random on Monday, September 2, 2013. Please note: due to international customs regulations we can only ship this prize package to U.S. and Canadian addresses. Prize package will ship at the end of September.

Finally, a big thank-you goes out to all of our readers: you're the true heart and soul of Beading Daily, and we couldn't do it without you!

Bead Happy,

Jennifer

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