Monday, September 20, 2010

Shameless self promotion and Wired Beautiful book giveaway!

Wired Beautiful has arrived ... and it's absolutely gorgeous! I'm head over heels in love with the design and photography.

This book is intend for people who love to string beads and are looking to branch into wire work. This approachable book takes you through the basic process of making your own clasps, jump rings, earring wires. Never again will you need to search stores to find coordinating findings, when you can easily make them yourself! The projects also include non traditional wire techniques like wrapping wire cages, using a knitting spool, crochet, and macrame.

I destroyed my hands creating wire designs for this book through spring and summer of 2009, then flew out to Cincinnati to photograph the detailed step by step shots that fall. A year later the actual book is in my hands. When the advance copies arrived I was apprehensive to open the package. What a delight to have the finished book exceed my expectations. I'm relishing the great reactions of friends and family. What a relief to know colors and designs I labored over are fresh and current.

The box of original projects from the book arrived last week and I can also enjoy wearing my creations!

Please leave a comment if you'd like to win a copy of Wired Beautiful, I'll draw a random name Sunday 9/26. Stay tuned I'll be sharing a free project from the book soon.

If you'd like to order a copy on sale for $16.49 at My Craftivity please use this coupon code Crafty1035c for 10% off your order your total order of $35.00.


  1. Heidi- The book looks awesome. I look forward to seeing it in real life. And, maybe I can finally make something with those awesome beads you taught me how to make last winter. Congrats on the fabulous publication.
    Jessica Maher

  2. Congrats Heidi. Much success with your book :-)

    Joanne Woodard

  3. Hey Heidi! Ordered two copies of your book for the teen collection but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to own one. Looks great. We are so lucky to have you in Brunswick! Melissa

  4. Your book looks great. The project on the cover is gorgeous.

  5. It IS a gorgeous book! So glad I got a chance to take a peek while at Brunswick Art Collaborative the other night. Looks like a lot of things I want to try in there.


  6. Love all your books and if I don't win then it's off to Amazon to buy a copy!

  7. Love the Cover !!
    Wish I was crafty !
    xo Trish

  8. NOW is the time to finally start wiring!! Looks beautiful, Heidi!!

  9. I so yearn for a few days of time to come and 'play' at your house... maybe a girls night this winter! Such cool creations... will definitely need this book... ;)

  10. beadsinbeauty@gmail.comSeptember 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    I like the fact the necklace only had three colors and the wirework was extraordinary looking upon first glance. I liked the flowing lines of wire enmeshed with the big bright beads! This particular book has been needed for some time! Thanks for doing the job Heidi!

  11. The new book looks wonderful! I want to try wire work and this book appears to be a good intro.

    Thank you Heidi!

  12. Congrats on your book! :) I have always wanted to do "wire projects" but honestly felt intimidated. I'm excited this book will take step by step..
    Thank You,

  13. Sounds like a great book!

  14. Chaun, the last comment must have been the lucky one! My daughter just drew your name out of the hat. Please send your address to my e-mail and I'll mail out your copy!


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