Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Special Giveaway

When Lyric Kincard asked me to review
her new DVD
I said sure. When it came I slipped it into the player
and was transpired into another world. Now I do
beading but I sure learned a lot from this fabulous
DVD. I had been working in watercolor and put it all aside.
Out came the wool felt, the beads, the needles and away I
went. Listening to the DVD as I went. I felt like I was 
beading with an old friend. She has a special way of 
making everything easy and fun. I learned things I had never
tried before. Lyric has a great sense of humor that
makes learning something new easy and fun.
So without further expounding from me, here is 
the giveaway. To win this fabulous DVD just answer this 
question, "What is your favorite type of bead and how would you use it?"
I shall have Teddy (blindfolded of course) pick the winner on
The following links are also participating.
Sept 15  Larkin Van Horn
Sept 16 Susan Sorell
Sept 19 Kelli Nina Perkins
Sept 21  Sharon Chapman
Sept 23 Leslie Jennison
Sept 26 Carla Sonheim
Sept 28 Gloria Hansen
Sept 30 Laura Wasilowski
Oct 3  Carol Sloane
Oct 5 Sue Bleiweiss
Oct 7  Jill Berry
Oct 10 Jane LaFazio
Oct 12 Tracie Lynn Huskamp
If you just can't wait... 
You can buy Lyric's DVD workshop
For more info on this great gal you can click on the following links
Artist, author, and educator, Lyric Montgomery Kinard lives in North 
Carolina with her left brained genius of a husband and four of her 
highly creative and talented children. She insists she 
is not biased but 
admits she might be a little addled in the brain.
Good luck and Teddy says he is open to bribes, 
chicken snaps, dog bones,etc. Good grief....
Oh and this is my little quilt with curved beads, single 
beads and stacks.
so much fun! (Click on photo to enlarge)
Where is that rider on horseback going 40
miles an hour, when you need him.What am I
talking about ...well you have to see 
the DVD to Know!


Lynda said...

Tough question! To me all beads are exotic & wonderful! Right now my favorite beads are random samplings of seed beads, pony beads, Czech glass beads, wood bead and polymer clay beads - a grab bag of sorts - used as fringe on hand knitted scarves.

Your work is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Lovely piece you made to Lyric's inspiration. My favorite beads are seed beads, because you can do so much with them.

Laurie said...

Oh Sharon! what a great give away! I love working with tear drop and bugle beads, for flowers, bugs, etc. Come on Teddy! Can I bribe you with some treats?

Pam said...

I love using the bugle beads on my quilts.

Loralei said...

I have been following and following; I so wish to win this DVD! These days, my favourite is the glass bugle beads I bought in Oregon this summer - they are rainbow coloured, and I can't wait to try them in an art quilt!

Oh, and I must say that it's pretty cool to be the first to comment, lol!

susan said...

I am such a novice at beads that I don't know which is my favorite kind of bead...but I'd sure love to learn! Would love to win the DVD

susan said...

I am such a novice that I don't know what kind of bead to say. I just know that they are pretty and would love to win the DVD so I can learn the names!

Linda and Michelle said...

Favorite beads? Wow, no idea. I am lucky to be able to go to the Tucson Gem Show every year, as a wholesale buyer, so I buy lots of everything - sometimes semi-precious stones that have lots of character and veining to them, and sometimes beads. Last year's biggest buy was this gorgeous red tear-drop shaped bead for one of the many pieces percolating in my head. With Lyric's DVD, I would no doubt add much more to Tucson's economy this next show, as there will be WAY more beads I want to buy!!

Denise Felton said...

I think seed beads are my favorite because they're so versatile. I especially love tiny size 15s, but it's a bit hard to find a needle that works with them. What would I make with them? Delicious beaded fringe!

Jayna said...

Right now I like the chunky glass beads (ask tomorrow and it might be different) with rich, intense color. I'm using them to fill in the field of text

Midge said...

My answer to Kelli Perkins question yesterday (that for some reason didn't get posted??) about what I would bead might interest you, Sharon.... I would be our Washington State Capitol Building's dome!!! It needs something ... can't you imagine it sparkling in the sun and night lights!!! Would love to win Lyric's DVD... I'd need all the help I could get ...! ~Midge

Lois said...

I can't just pick one kind of bead! thanks for the chance to win

Genevieve said...

I love bead embroidery, and my favourite beads are seed bead mixes. You can get wonderful colour variations with them.

Sandy in CA said...

I love working with larger seed beads -- they provide great emphasis and help feed my dot mania.

Maggie said...

Hello, I like seed beads because they are so versatile. I hope Teddy picks my comment with his fluffy white paws. Did I tell you how cute you look today Teddy? Well, you do. Maggie

Susan said...

My favorite beads are seed beads, I think beading is meditative.

Unknown said...

I like seed beads, they are so versatile.

dzoellmer said...

I love seed beads, they are so versatile! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

MarveLes Art Studios said...

Love lampwork beads; they are cool. Would love to see this DVD; her little video 'teaser' was really good! Thanks for the chance!

Sharon Rotz said...

My favorite beads are seed beads, just like many of your other comments. Today, I am going to try stacking them on the edge of my quilt. Hope it works well.

mjl said...

Seed beads--- so little but when put together can WOW!

Jeannie said...

(Psst! Teddy! Over here! I have homemade biscuits and Jerky treats!) Ahem, my favorite beads were my Great Gram's. They are turn of the century glass Czekoslavakian seed beads. I scatter them on projects for family so that we all can have a reminder of Great Gram. Thanks for the opportunity Sharon and Lyric!

Darlene said...

I love using seed beads as I use them in my crazy quilting and embroidery to accent seams and motifs. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

hjs said...

I have to say seed beads cause I like to stack 'em and let them lots of movement with my beading. thanks. Holly

michelle said...

Please count me in for this fab give away ! i love to use seed beads they always add so much texture and interest to my art quilts ! thanks again !!

Sewgirl said...

I like bugle beads, as they take up a lot of space, and stand out nicely. I also like flashy, sparkly beads, and that is generally why I am putting them on my show off!

Denise said...

What a great give-away! Love the seed bead, can't get enough of them! They are so versatile and plentiful!
Cheers, Denise

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I am a magpie.I love sparkly beads. My favorites are Swaroski crytals. kimstoys at gmail dot com

Pondside said...

I'm a bit of a magpie, so I like anything sparkly! Lampwork beads always attract me.

Unknown said...

I like pretty glass beads of every type. I also use a lot of seed beads to add color to my quilts. I like adding a sprinkling of beads to quilts to add a bit of sparkle and shine.

Kathy said...

I love every bead ever made and want them all!!! My current favorite is a gold cube, because I am working on Christmas stuff and it looks great. But every project has a new favorite, so I could never pick just one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this DVD!

LouBird said...

I love seed beads and LOTS of them!

Dotti said...

I love to stack up all sizes of seed beads.

Debbie said...

I am partial to the larger special lampwork beads made for necklaces. Maybe it would work to use one or a few on a small wallhanging with many smaller coordinating beads. I suppose there's really no end to what you can design with beads!

Marcia W. said...

I would like to win this DVD because have never worked with beads and would like to learn for embellishing crazy quilt blocks. Enjoyed your blog - this is the first I've ventured into looking at this new-to-me technique. Thanks.

Kim Reid said...

Love the ever versatile seed beads!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

rebecca said...

I am a novice when it comes to adding beads to quilts and have no favorites. Putting this cd on my wishlist!!

Linda said...

Love all Beads! The variety out there seems endless!