Book Giveaway Extravaganza: Magpie Series

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This book giveaway includes: Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Hair Accessories, Bracelets, and Brooches & Pins. 
Learn how to make stylish, fun, and funky bracelets. 
Youll never be short of ideas for little trinkets.
This book giveaway includes: Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Hair Accessories, Bracelets, and Brooches & Pins. 

This book giveaway includes: Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Hair Accessories, Bracelets, and Brooches & Pins. 

We are giving away six different copies from the Guild of Master Craftsman's Magpie series. These books are ideal for all who can't get enough of 'shiny, pretty things.' Included are step-by-step instructions and photographs that will help you make them just right the first time.  Suited for all skill levels, anyone will be able to make these personalized gifts for loved ones or for yourself. With a few simple techniques, you can have fun creating a masterpiece in nine steps or less! Learn how to use different materials to create all kinds of stunning accessories.

  1. Rings by Melanie Blaikie: Learn how to work with beads, charms, wire, buttons, fabric, and polymer clay to make dazzling adornments for your digits.
  2. Earrings by Tansy Wilson: Twenty inexpensive projects that will turn buttons, beads, feathers, and shells into beautiful earrings to complete your outfit.
  3. Necklaces by Tansy Wilson: The collection provides inspiration and helpful tips along the way, with a project to suit every personality. From the sophisticated Audrey, the sea-themed La Mer, to the 60s inspired Funky.
  4. Hair Accessories by Sarah Drew: From a seaside headdress to a vintage button barrette, the projects mainly use found objects such as vintage beads, buttons, fabric, and even pine cones and Lego to create stunning hair accessories by plaiting, gluing, and wirework.
  5. Bracelets by Joan Gordon: Each project offers you creative ideas for using different materials and methods, including sparkling beads, lucky charms, and delicate shells.
  6. Brooches & Pins by Louise Compagnone: From tape-measure rosettes to Bakelite button cardigan clasps, these simple projects will teach you to cast, sew, knit, felt, bead, paint, print, engrave, and invent your own darling brooches.

Take part in one of our largest book giveaways!

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 P.M. EDT, Friday, August 2, 2013 and you could take home one of six copies from this Magpie series. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via email the week of August 5, 2013.


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Comments (48)

sejalkokane writes: This is really Nice:)
Thanks so much for this Books.
Posted: 8:53 am on March 20th
cadesnana writes: I would love any of these books to use as inpiration for new projects.
Posted: 6:18 pm on July 30th
Diabou writes: I enjoy making rings and earrings most and I'd love to try the projects in this series.
Posted: 2:31 pm on July 30th
sewold writes: I want them all! But if I have to choose I guess the earrings would be best.
Posted: 10:33 am on July 30th
eggos writes: I love earrings and necklaces. These books would be a great addition to my collection. Very enjoyable to make.
Posted: 7:53 am on July 30th
gandmfausel writes: Looks like a great book for an elementary Art teacher.
Posted: 8:35 pm on July 29th
bccrane writes: So much fun could be had with all of these wonderful ideas!!!!
Posted: 8:02 pm on July 29th
Amorette writes: I would absolutely love to get these books! They would be great to use with my nieces when we make jewelry together. We are beginners so anything that could help us learn more would be great! Hope I win! Thanks!!!
Posted: 5:04 pm on July 29th
vicki60 writes: I like to create shiny pretty things!
Posted: 3:43 pm on July 29th
ctdamsel writes: I would love one of these books. I adore shiny pretty things!
Posted: 2:44 pm on July 29th
sjroemer writes: I would love any of these books!
Posted: 8:17 am on July 29th
MamaChamp writes: What a great collection of books! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 7:20 am on July 29th
smfsprout writes: What a wonderful collection of books. I would love to have any of them. Thanks.
Posted: 10:03 pm on July 28th
chance78 writes: fun! I'd love to win one of these books, thanks :)
Posted: 4:48 pm on July 28th
Kavithu writes: Wish I could win this ... Love to have these :)
Posted: 6:52 am on July 28th
Sillydilly writes: I would love to have one of these books.
Posted: 12:50 am on July 28th
Introvertquilter writes: Wow!! So excited!! Looking forward in winning, to share with friends and family.
Posted: 11:52 pm on July 27th
mammasharon writes: What fresh looks and ideas to make personal accessories!
Posted: 9:41 pm on July 27th
FrostyElf writes: They look fun! Learning to make earrings would be escpecially so!
Posted: 5:10 pm on July 27th
defrost writes: Wow, these look like something my daughter and I could do for so many occasions! Thanks so much!
Posted: 5:01 pm on July 27th
Gardeningcats writes: This would be so much fun for my niece and I! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 3:38 pm on July 27th
Cleopatra_gr writes: I love shiny pretty things and I'd love the chance to make each and every one of them. Thanks for this giveaway.
Posted: 2:52 pm on July 27th
sewingjunk writes: Great selection of books. I think I'll find a lot of inspiration.
Posted: 2:39 pm on July 27th
luckysue writes: These books look absolutely amazing - with enough inspiration to last the year long. Would love to try some brooches and pins.
Posted: 10:24 am on July 27th
JustZo writes: What a wonderful series. I think any of these books would be a fabulous addition to your designing library.
Posted: 10:08 am on July 27th
anniea writes: What a wonderful offer to help expand our talents.
Posted: 9:17 am on July 27th
janer711 writes: I'm always looking for inspiration and learning new things. I would love the series.
Posted: 9:13 am on July 27th
Absangel writes: New inspiration is always a welcome thing and new inspiration for bracelets is wonderful. It would be great to see that show up in my mailbox!
Posted: 8:47 am on July 27th
squirrel_ee writes: The books sound good and my favorite would be the Brooches and Pins, Necklaces, and bracelets.
Thanks for having so many things to look at and keep us DIYers going.
Posted: 2:00 am on July 27th
nexttripp writes: I could always use more inspiration. These look like great resources.
Posted: 1:09 am on July 27th
gypsy1120 writes: eclectic crafter who like new ideas~~earrings, bracelets, whirlygigs are among the things I make so a couple of these books look interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Cheers,
Posted: 11:07 pm on July 26th
cmct writes: Looks like a great collection of ideas.
Posted: 10:30 pm on July 26th
CraftingGal writes: Would love to learn some new crafts! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 10:22 pm on July 26th
416 writes: Thank you for sharing the Guild of Master Craftman's Magpie Series. I like to make my accessories to match my fashions, especially during the warm months. If I am chosen as a winner, could I please have a book on bracelets? I like them and wear one or more everyday.
Posted: 9:06 pm on July 26th
klowen writes: Any of these books would provide lots of fun - but the Earrings or Brooches & Pins books seem to be the best! Looks like a great series of books.
Posted: 9:02 pm on July 26th
chrissyk writes: These books look great! I'd love to win one!
Posted: 8:49 pm on July 26th
thesewbox writes: Love to learn new hobbies!
Posted: 7:42 pm on July 26th
craftretiree writes: All these books look most interesting! I'd love to have them to learn some new crafts. Thanks Craftsy!
Posted: 7:27 pm on July 26th
K_sew writes: Crafts and sewing make my day sing!!
Thank you for such nice ideas....
Posted: 6:55 pm on July 26th
mandree writes: I love making necklaces and bracelets. New inspirations.
Thank you
Have a nice day.
Posted: 6:54 pm on July 26th
luvstosew writes: I could learn a new hobby/craft! How exciting.
Posted: 6:24 pm on July 26th
mimi55 writes: I love accessories, especially making them myself. Bracelets, brooches and pins are my favorite.
Posted: 6:04 pm on July 26th
Nabby writes: Lots of inspiration for gifts for my daughters and granddaughters!
Posted: 5:30 pm on July 26th
Cynpurple writes: How awesome! Love the book on earrings!
Posted: 4:58 pm on July 26th
bozocat writes: I love making jewelry! The more bling, the better! What a wonderful series of books--I would devour them! Come to mama!
Posted: 4:54 pm on July 26th
annina_ch writes: fantastic serie, would love to have one

Posted: 6:00 am on July 26th
ShiningStar writes: This looks like a great series.
Posted: 12:41 am on July 24th
jennieMB writes: I think Brooches and Pins looks the most interesting, followed by Hair Accessories.
Posted: 3:09 pm on July 23rd
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