Need Help Crafting? GIVEAWAY ALERT!

WOW, do I have a treat for one lucky reader!!

Marie with David and Charles Publishers has graciously agreed to give one of my lucky readers a copy of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts.

photo credit: Ditte Isager

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts
David and Charles
UK Oct. 30, 2009
Specs: 416 pages, Hardback
ISBN-13: 978-0-7153-3635-9

My Review: This book contains the best of the craft projects from Martha Stewart Living Magazine. The book includes:
     1. Step-by-Step Instructions
     2. Full Color Photographs
     3. Easy to Copy Templates
     4. Glossary of Terms
     5. Supply Lists
     6. Vendor Lists

All crafts are organized by topic from A to Z. There are over 400 pages of crafting information, set up into 32 chapters. The chapter's are organized first by supplies needed, followed by step-by-step instructions and then several inspirational ideas.

Beaded Letters
photo credit: Carlton Davis

At first glance, the book seemed overwhelming. Most of these crafts will take practice and success will not be achieved on the first try. Some of these crafts are very artistic and tradesmanship worthy.

Polymer Clay Buttons
photo credits: Sang An

This is an excellent resource book. However due to the skills needed to complete most of these crafts, I am rating this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Bottle Cap Frames
photo credit: James Merrell

From the Publisher: This comprehensive resource features 32 must know crafts organized by subject from A-Z, and beautifully designed – all packed into the 416 pages of this book. From beading to block printing and candlemaking to soap making all crafts are covered with contemporary projects to suit all tastes.

Full step-by-step instructions for every technique, catering for everyone from first-time dabblers to the more adventurous crafters. Over 200 projects are fully explained with great photography. Illuminating glossaries, a full rundown of essential tools and materials, professional tips and handy UK resources are included, making this a lasting reference you will dip into time and time again.

Projects Include:
Albums, Scrapbooks & Memory Boxes, Beading, Block Printing, Botanical Pressing, Calligraphy, Candle-making, Etching Glass, Gilding, Matting & Framing, Mosaics, Nature Crafts, Painting China and Glass, Paper Cutting and Punching, Photo Crafts, Silkscreening, Soap Making, and lots more.


I will randomly pick one follower/commenter to receive a copy of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts. The book will be shipped from the publisher.

If you are a follower of my blog, do nothing,
you are automatically entered in this giveaway.
If you would like to increase your chances, you can do the following:

1. +1 entry, leave me a comment with your email address (easy!)
2. +1 entry, Tweet about this giveaway, you can copy & paste the following: Win a copy of @MarthaStewart Encyclopedia of Crafts Book @beachbrights 
3. +1 entry, blog about this giveaway.
4. Giveaway Open to ALL, no PO Boxes, ends Monday 1-25-10.


Thank you Marie for this opportunity!

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