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[UPDATE 12/27/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member corvus for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Designer Bead Embroidery: 150 Patterns and Complete Techniques.

Designer Bead Embroidery presents 150 fabulous designs for beaded borders, backgrounds, edgings, motifs, and fringes to embellish bridal, evening, and casual fashions. The results are opulent, but the materials are inexpensive and readily available, and the techniques are simple. Each original design is shown in a close-up photograph and a placement diagram. A complete basics section teaches the stitches and skills. Designer Bead Embroidery makes it easy to create the kind of luxurious bead work seen on the rich and famous.

Click here for purchasing info on Designer Bead Embroidery: 150 Patterns and Complete Techniques.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: Pick a favorite; Beads, sequins, or stones

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 24, 2012, 03.32 PMby blueartisan

    I do like me some stones (especially if you’re talking crystals) but I’m one of these people where more is more, so I generally have beads, sequins and stones all together, especially if it’s for costuming. Embellishing needs to look great from a distance and yet offer a whole new level when viewed up close. I think you need all three to do that!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 03.30 PMby corvus

    You’re asking me to pick between shiny things? I think not! ALL THE SHINIES!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 03.27 PMby Alili

    Though I love beads, recently I’ve started having an interest in stones.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 02.58 PMby aega

    Love me some beads

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    Dec 24, 2012, 02.50 PMby cherylsews

    Beads is my favorite, but I’m interested in sequins also.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 02.26 PMby Jamie Grace-Duff

    I have the most experience with beads, but I have always been curious about sequins.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 02.11 PMby Marta Brock


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    Dec 24, 2012, 02.01 PMby limer

    Beads would be my choice, if I had to choose one. I like the look of beads the most. It takes a lot of patience to sew with them, especially if they’re the tiny ones, but I think they are a nice embellishment to clothing and decorative pillows.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 01.41 PMby hanolalaith

    Beads are my favorite! They’re so versatile, so many varieties!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 01.25 PMby joen

    Beads are my favorite embellishment sometimes I love the look of an opalesent sequin along with a bead for an extra pop.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 01.19 PMby knason4

    I have never used sequins or stones, so I will have to choose beads! Thanks, what a lovely cover. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 12.01 PMby kusum k

    my all time favourite is surely beads. they are so adorable. u can have beads of various shapes n sizes fit for decorating and embellishing almost anything.not only as add-ons on clothes, bags,etc. these can also be used for craft purposes. you can actually never get tired describing what all beads can be used for!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 11.59 AMby stars

    But they’re all so shiny, how can I choose? Beads I think probably win, but only just!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 11.48 AMby vicsguy2009

    Pick me! Pick me! ;-)

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 11.46 AMby renatap

    My favorites are beads, but I think they all look better when mixed.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 10.50 AMby Ularie

    Beads are certainly my choice! But then again mixing beads and sequins would give even better outcome!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 09.42 AMby yarrow

    I love working with beads but I absolutely envy anyone who has the patience to transform a sequin(s) into a colorful waterfall you can basically wear.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 08.55 AMby hape2sew

    WOW, what a giveaway!! I love beads, beads, and more beads. They seem to be able to go on anything and look fantastic.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 08.12 AMby makurochan

    beads for sure, especially lovely little Japanese delica beads

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    Dec 24, 2012, 06.36 AMby rubymines

    How lovely!!!! I have recently begun to get into embroidery and after learning basic stitches cnt believe how enjoyable and even tranquil it is to work on a little every day. And I love how all these beautiful beaded embroidery motifs have made such a huge presence in current fashion!!

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    Dec 24, 2012, 05.43 AMby Zenica-stan

    I just can’t pick favorite,I love them all….let it shine…let it shine…

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