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Win a free beading book of your choice!

Win a free beading book of your choice!

Recently I celebrated my birthday. I see a lot of people around me who are getting frustrated when the date is approaching. On the contrary, I am always looking forward, since it’s the perfect time to get together and enjoy each other’s company with my loved ones. This year I spent my birthday with my husband, biking around Amsterdam, dining and talking. And I received many kind messages which made me happy, since I live far away from most of my friends, my sister and my mum.

My family asked me a month ago what kind of gift would make me happy. Unfortunately the one I would like the most (for them to visit me here in Amsterdam, so I can show them my life here) will not come true in this year.


Two of my favorite beading books


However, even if I prefer time spent together instead of material things there is something which always makes me happy: a good book to read or even better, to learn new beading techniques from! I have my eye on Melanie de Miguel’s Hubble stitch books for example.

Since I would like to celebrate with you, and giving is better then getting,
I decided to organize a contest.
One lucky beader will get a beading book from me as a gift!


Hope you like the idea – you can even tell me which book would you like to receive. You can enter the contest below.


The contest is now over, you can find out who won the book here.

If you don’t want to miss your chance to win something valuable next time and to get a bunch of free beading tutorials, sign up to the VIP Jewelry Maker Club here.

Thanks for playing with me.
Have fun beading!


Comments (12)

  1. Thank You

    Annamaria Ciancio
    May 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you for being here, Annamaria!

      Erika Sandor
      May 3, 2017 Reply
  2. Happy Birthday. I always look forward to mine as well. This year, on my birthday, I woke to a phone call that my brother ( and only surviving immediate family member..we lost both parents and another sibling) had been airlifted to a critical care unit after suffering a grand mal seizure, where they found a tumor on his brain.) So the only birthday wish I had was for him to be ok. The tumor was removed, there were some complications, but he is a fighter with an amazing attitude. As for me….beading keeps me sane.

    Diane M Gooding
    Apr 30, 2017 Reply
    • Diane, I’m so sorry to read this 🙁 I wish your brother a successful recovery, as quick as possible. And wish you a lot of strength in these hard times!!!

      May 1, 2017 Reply
  3. Es una idea muy generosa y divertida, gracias por compartir, espero pueda reunirse pronto con su familia!

    Milka fuertes
    Apr 28, 2017 Reply
    • Milka, gracias por tu eres aquí. Lo siento, hablo solo un poquito de Espanol, quiero estudiar mas 🙂

      May 1, 2017 Reply
  4. I will be celebrating my 80th birthday this weekend with every family member! My children arranged a family trip to Las Vegas and I am so excited to be able to share the joy with all of them!

    Marlene Emmons
    Apr 25, 2017 Reply
    • Marlene, that’s beautiful, I’m sure that’s the most amazing birthday gift you could get! Happy birthday, and enjoy the weekend with your family very much!

      Apr 25, 2017 Reply
  5. What a generous idea! It will be exciting for whoever wins the book 🙂 I hope you get to connect with your family soon as well. Thanks!

    Barb Christman
    Apr 25, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks for joining the contest, Barb! It’s so fun to see which books are the most popular 🙂 It seems my mum may come after all, but I have to wait for my sister for at least one more year.

      Apr 25, 2017 Reply
  6. The you for the chance. I enjoy your newsletters. I hope your family can visit soon x

    M marshall
    Apr 25, 2017 Reply
    • Hi, I’m really happy you like the newsletters. There will be more coming in the future! And thanks for your wish – I really hope so, too. It would be so nice to show my family how my life is going on here.

      Apr 25, 2017 Reply

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