Friday, March 26, 2010

Blog Tour - Art Bead Scene and MORE!

Later today you'll be able to find me over at Art Bead Scene with Heather Powers of Humble Beads. She'll be reviewing Totally Twisted and sharing projects she created inspired by the book. Yoo HOO! Thanks Heather!

I am so excited to get to share this next announcement with you. Over the next six weeks, each Friday, I will be visiting blogs on a virtual blog tour!! Cool huh? Me, on tour. Who woulda thunk it? HA! This is going to be so much fun. There will be reviews, Q&A's, maybe even a Podcast, live stuff from Wire Fest, and give aways too. I am so so excited. SO, without further ado... I give you my tour dates and locations.

March 19th - Sweet Bead Studio
March 26th - Art Bead Scene
April 2nd - Crafty Pod
April 9th - Live from Wire Fest
April 16th - Beading Arts
April 23rd - Craft Gossip

Each week, I will do a reminder post (like this one) of where I will be that Friday and what we'll be doing that day. I hope you'll join me for it!! I also wanted to share this with you because I think it is freaking awesome. Check out this group of snippets that other artists/authors/designers/people have been saying about the book. (eeekkk, I am so proud!)

'Takes you on an amazing step-by-step journey for learning to combine interesting wirework with the beauty of colorful lampwork beads' –The Detroit News

'The step-by-step directions and great photography make this a good choice for all ability levels.' –Austin American-Statesman

'I'm confident that I could tackle the projects in this book after reading the how-tos in the opening chapters.'–CanadianLiving.com

'This book is delightful to view and filled with interesting new techniques and meticulous approaches to the familiar... this is one of those books you'll want to have in your studio to keep referencing. It's a fun read too.'–Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter ™

'Kerry's book has been such a helpful resource... I think you'll find that too. From simple things like reminding us to file the flush-cut ends of wire, to challenging us with advanced wire techniques-there really is something for everyone in this book!' –Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

'Now here’s something you don’t see every day: an array of bright and bold wirework jewelry projects fashioned out of art glass beads and wire coils in every color of the rainbow, great ideas for using spirals in unexpected ways (including as an added decorative element to ear wires), even instructions for fashioning beads out of colored wire.'–Crafter's Choice Book Club

'Kerry has a natural eye for color but understands not everyone does. The photos throughout the book are fantastic and the explanation is clear, just like Kerry is sitting next to you.'–Barbe Saint John, Jewelry Making Editor, CraftGossip.com

'Many of the methods she uses may be familiar to most of us but she has her own "twist" on how to approach them. Kerry Bogert's book is a testament to her obvious belief in experimenting and having fun while doing it.'–Tammy Powley, About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

'Incorporating big, honkin' glass beads with wire can be a challenge. But Kerry does so in ways that make it look effortless. Get this book whether you're a newbie or a pro. It'll make you smile!'–Jean Campbell, former editor, Beadwork magazine


'This fresh approach to design shows jewelry artists the secret to combining sterling silver wire with colored wire and glass beads to produce high-end looks. The clear instructions and excellent photography make recreating these designs a snap.'–MonstersandCritics.com

5 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

I am all goose-bumpy for you Kerry! I can't wait to join you on your virtual tour!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Christine said...

Holy cow, Kerry!! Those reviews are so exciting! And so true! you must be totally over the moon. :)

I'll definitely be checking out all the stops on the tour.

Have a great weekend; I hope spring is on its way to Ra-cha-cha for ya!

SharonP said...

Such wonderful reviews, you must be so proud! Congratulations on your awesome new book, and I'm looking forward to your blog tour.

Cindy said...

Hey Kerry, I'm excited to be joining you on tour! Just read Heather's review over at ABS and it was great - her bracelet is so pretty. What a great way to end the week for the next 5 weeks or so!

Jen V. said...

Your book is seriously awesome. This will be a great tour! I love what Heather P. did with the design and her Humblebeads...such a great personal interpretation!