Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Very Merry Beading Tutorial Suite Giveaway

With all of the holiday inspirations and gifting projects in my workspace right now, I’m feeling in a very merry mood! For this month’s giveaway, I wanted to do something special for my amazing readers. I have some new plans coming up for my line of PDF beading tutorials, so I decided to get the ball rolling with a great big tutorial giveaway.

Two lucky readers will receive my complete collection of current PDF beading tutorials. Most projects will be open license or ‘commercial use’ meaning that you can use them however you like! I will also be including personal use versions of some tutorials that have been discontinued due to being included in Ancient Worlds Modern Beads. Here’s what each prize pack will include:

Full color and text copies of commercial use tutorials for:

The RAW Bangle

The Herringbone Fringe Lariat

The Beaded Strawberry Pendant/Ornament

The Stacked Peyote Ring

The RAW Lattice Cuff

The Druk Chain Y Necklace

The Wavy Wedges Cuff

The Faux Freeform Peyote Cuff

and last but not least, the Beaded Buttons and Toggles Collection

Each tutorial includes two files - one with full color, step-by-step photos, and one with text-only so you can save on printing if you want to take your instructions with you on the go. Tutorials will be sent to each winner by email, so you can download and save however you like.

Each tutorial suite to be won also includes personal use versions of these tutorials:

The RAW Chain Link Bracelet

The Herringbone Jewel Ring

The Peyote Ring Pendant

The Leafy Poinsettia Beaded Bead

and The Starfish Beaded Bead

How to Enter:

For a chance to win downloadable PDFs for all of the tutorials shown, simply leave a comment on this post letting me know what kinds of techniques and projects you’d like to see featured in free beading tutorials on Inspirational Beading next year!

Please be sure to leave a contact method or email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win! Comments should be made here on InspirationalBeading.Blogspot.com to qualify. Two winners will be drawn on Sunday December 20th, 2015. Unclaimed prizes will be re-drawn on December 27th. This giveaway is open to all international readers.

Good luck, and happy beading!

Update: This draw has closed. Congratulations to our winners!


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  1. I love all of your beautiful bead posts! I don't know how you can get so much done! Would like to see some more beginning and intermediate level tutorials. Thanks. Gabrielle Schmidt minidolly1@yahoo.com

  2. Hello, I would like to read and learn more about free form peyote and buttons so tutorial on this topics would be very welcome. And thanks for your blog, I really like it.
    Darinka from Ljubljana, Slovenija. (my email is: imix12@gmail.com)

  3. I would Love to see more bead weaving in various stitchs, I have already learned so much from your tutorials and this page. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. :-)

  4. I would like to see stitch series items. For instance if a project is introduced in peyote cover all the different versions of peyote: flat, even-count, odd-count, tubular, cellini spiral, increasing and decreasing. Also bead crochet. Teresa : adorning the bride at hot mail dot com all one word.

  5. Hi, and thanks for te opportunity to win these great tutorials. I love brick stitch so I'd really like to see some projects using this method. Cdcsails@yahoo.com

  6. You have many lovely patterns. I see several I want to try.

  7. Thanks for this very generous offer! I would love to see tutorials on different fringes and also on different spirals as I never seem to choose the right selection of beads to create smooth spirals.

  8. I'm interested in your more complex and naturalistic projects. The Herringbone fringed lariat is gorgeous. Particularly interested in learning techniques which I can incorporate in my own designs. Compliments of the season.

  9. Your blog is truly inspirational. Every day I look to see what you've come up with next. I'd love to see some tutorials on combining stitches as well as embellishments and fringes. I also really appreciate when you delve into details like thread and seed bead comparisons - hatlej@yahoo.com

  10. Have to say your blog is amazing! I always look forward to it when I get email updates. Love the peyote ring necklace posted above. I have only been beading for less than 2 years...so I am open to many ideas! I would like to learn more about beaded beads with the bigger hole? So many beaded beads out there but many are a might complicate! Also I just got a slew of triangle beads (size 11).....They work well with peyote but other ideas?

  11. I'd like to see one on the Cellini spiral. Thanks so much for all the tutorials you've ALREADY done - it is much appreciated. jdstrongaz AT outlook DOT com

  12. Thank you for this generous holiday treat! I love your blog and have referred to your online tutorials many times - especially for the double spiral rope! What I'd like to see is a two-layered band for bracelets or watchbands - a seed bead base cushioning a layer of crystals in RAW. I can envision it in my mind, but can't figure out how to make it work! atmcfadden@hotmail.com

  13. Even though I am doing quite well with peyote and brick stitches, I don't quite understand the herringbone, bead crochet or kumihomo. I would love to see tutorials on these three styles and would love to become proficient in these areas. Thank you so much for your Inspirational blogs and for your tutorials this year which have helped my understanding of the different stitches and other info about beading. My email is kycarol548@gmail.com.

  14. Hi, Mortira! I'd love to see a tutorial for using fringe with St. Peterburg chain, like how you did in the Quetzalcoatl and Horizon Fringe necklaces. I love how you do the loop fringe, but I'm not sure how you attach it to get that look. Also if there are uncommon stitches / ropes / etc. that you know of--I always love learning brand new stitches! :)

    - Olivia

  15. My goal for 2016 is to conquer RAW. So any tutorials would be appreciated.

  16. I would love to see tutorials for projects including Russian Leaves, I can never find good instructions for the many different styles.
    Thanks, Lesley labpriestess@yahoo.com

  17. I would like to see some tutorials on some of the newer bead shapes. I get stumped when I look at them! What a great prize you are featuring.

  18. I would love the chance to learn some new techniques. One of my new ways to add a special touch to my loomed and woven pieces is to create a matching beaded closures!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing collection of tutorials!!! amadison2@kc.rr.com

  19. I would love to see more bead embrodery projects as this my favorite medium right now!!!!!

  20. How about more bead embroidery tutorials. Also, it'd be nice to see what to do with each of the new bead shapes as they come out. Thanks for this great opportunity! lindanwcmb@aol.com

  21. Love your blog and can't wait to follow the link in your email to see what you're working on and appreciate your detailed instructions. Would love to see more brick stitch, my favorite. You are a great inspiration, thank you! Sherry - nightflower37@yahoo.com

  22. Gosh, every time I browse your pages I am speechless. I have learned a lot from just looking at the pictures you posted. Imagine how much I have progressed by following the tutorials. I have only one problem - not enough time. By the way " Your day has more than 24 hours ? When do you have the time to do all those wonderful things you post?" Whatever you do , please continue ! I have got used to drinking coffee each morning while I check on your pages and I can not imagine a morning without this ritual. It's just like having a morning chat with a dear friend. As the year is about to end I wish you all the best! Your coffee mate - Mona . mkovacsbarac@yahoo.com; mkovacsbarac@gmail.com

  23. Wow, how generous you are offering these tutorials!!! I would like to see some full spiral rope instructions and bezeling. Thank you so much showing your work and for inspiring us! mokus112@comcast.net

  24. I mainly work with cylinder beads, doing peyote beading, so more of that would be awesome. If not that, then leaf designs using seed beads; I already have thousands, so buying the new shapes strains already overfull storage space! oooshiny.april@gmail.com

  25. I have mastered flat peyote but want to learn more variations, and other stitches; your work is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing! mklionsk@binghamton.edu

  26. What an excellent and generous gift to your readers! I would love to have a chance. tyshalaeATgmailDOTcom

  27. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I would love to see some more beaded flower tutorials. Pixie nevpix@telkomsa.net

  28. I really like bracelet projects, they are usually quicker to finish and my free time is pretty limited. Email is hdoblack@hotmail.com

  29. I love bracelets and would love to see more of them. Thanks for the chance. freebird7100ATyahooDOTcom

  30. Hope it's not too late to enter! Would love to see more projects inspired by ancient artifacts--techniques, color ways, etc. thanks so much! Anamaria dot Anderson at gmail dot com


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