Today is my day
to give a shout out to a great friend,
and is the next stop on
the Book Blog Tour
that began on Tuesday.
Yeee....haw, welcome to Texas!
It's hard to believe that it has actually been way more than a year since
Cindy asked me to be a part of the design team for her upcoming book.
How could I resist,
as everything Cindy does it so meticulously wonderful
and top notch!
Her wire work is drop dead gorgeous,
which you will certainly see for yourself, once you get your very own copy.
if you haven't ordered yours yet
I'd be so thrilled if you'd leave a comment here,
as the publisher, Interweave,
will be giving away a copy of Cindy's book from each of the
blog hop stops.
This means you have 6 chances to win!
I have to tell you I felt a bit intimidated at first,
as wire links are not my main focus when designing jewelry.
I can wire wrap myself out of a barrel~blindfolded...
(well maybe not blindfolded)
well, that's another story.
But, if you know me at all, you know
I always love a good challenge.
So, this is how it began....
Cindy gave me, along with all the team designers,
the option to pick two of our favorite links out of the 30 she showcases in the book.
With these links, we were to design a piece of jewelry.
I chose two I thought would fit into my "style",
Green with Infinity
Found on pages 128-131 in the book,
showcases the Double Infinity link.
This picture was taken just before it was sent off to Cindy & the publisher.
I am going to play a little game with those of you who already have the book,
or if not,
as pictures from the book (where you will see a picture of my necklace) scroll across the slider window seen in the middle of the page.
This will kind of be like the game, what do you see different in the picture!
There has been a slight change in the ultimate design of my necklace =)
Just leave an answer here on my blog,
in your comment,
I will also have a drawing from those who left an answer,
at the end of the hop.
The prize will be a (sur)prize!
So, please leave your email address so I can contact you on October 21st,
if I can't link back to you via your comment!
The next link I chose,
showcases this link that Cindy places in the "easy" category.
This necklace, and how it's made,
can be found on pages 100-103 in the book.
Another fun project, using some super fun links.
Cindy really did a superb job writing this book.
the links are quite unique and exciting to master.
Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in on the hop.
Today you can also visit
of Art Bead Scene. She has joined us on the tour,
and this gives you yet another opportunity to win
Please hop on over to
to see what she has to share with us
"missing link" journey.
Before you go...
one last recap of all the blog hop stops:
then head back to Cindy's blog,
to see all the winners announced on
There will be giveaways each day, but the winners will all be announced
all at once on Cindy's blog on the final day - October 21st.
She will be giving away additional prizes:
a set of
lampwork beads used in the book, wire, and her favorite coiling tool,
just to name a few.
So, that's all for now....have FUN on the tour,
and I'll see you back here on October 21st!