Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book luck

If I were to believe in messages found in cookies, "You will have an auspicious week of books" would have been my fortune last week. Big, big news arrived two Fridays ago when I received a congratulations email stating that I was to be a contributor to a book for which I had submitted some of my recycled artwork. I submitted images of my work about a year ago and had forgotten about it, so the news was a great surprise. And, last week I received my advanced copies from the publisher! The book is called Art Without Waste 500 Upcycled and Earth Friendly Designs and can be purchased here at Amazon.



The book is packed full of great ideas and beautiful work; from personal items and accessories, home and garden, to art installation and design.


I really had no idea what piece the author chose, so I was quite happy to find 2 of my images in the book! Plates 107 and 109 - OneMoreUse (that's my recycled etsy store) by Create My World Designs
Here are close-ups of my two images in the book.



Oh and I'm in the book too! ..that's my neck! ;) LOL! All of these pieces were made with plastic from discarded snack food bags, which I fused, cut and formed.

The other book luck also happened last week when I was declared a lucky winner in a drawing for a jewelry design book! The drawing happened on the Pretty Things Blog, where blog mistress Lori Anderson generously gave away 6 different books. (you might remember Lori's name as she was the host for the Bead Soup Blog Party that I joined this spring - find my post about that here) I commented on the blog, telling Lori the book I would love to receive; and was lucky enough to be a winner, plus I got the book I wanted! The book I won is called Simple Soldered Jewelry and Accessories by Lisa Bluhm. I can't wait to dig into this and start incorporating what I learn into some of my work! Thanks so much to Lori for the generous giveaway! If you don't already follow her blog, head over there and follow! She did another book give-away this week too! Lori even gift wrapped the book, it was such a fun package to receive, here are photos of my prize book:






















































Yes indeed it was a great week for me and books! I am a lover of books, so I am extremely grateful for this lucky book week!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting some of your fabulous designs published. And on winning the soldering book. Can't wait to see what you come up with from that.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment Tammy!!

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  2. That is wonderful Beth! Well deserved recognition for the art book. I'll have to look that up. That's funny but I have a collection of '500' books. And your winning of the other book is just kismit fun. Good for you.

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    1. Thanks so much Line! Yep, the 500 collection is a great series; this book is no exception, with some incredible ideas and designs!

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  3. That is awesome! I can't believe you made that necklace out of discarded sandwich bags! The design is so elegant. I think it would be so fun to wear it to a super formal event.

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    1. Thank you Marie! Yep, the necklace is actually made with a potato chip bag.. the peach flower in the other image was made with a dog food bag. I loved that I could create something beautiful from "trash" and that necklace was one of my favorites, it sold very soon after I listed it on etsy. I hope to get back to creating more of my recycled ideas soon.. too many ideas, too little time! ;)

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