Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Bead at a Time ~ Free Download!

As of today, my first book, One Bead at a Time, is available as a free e-book ... Click here!

One Bead at a Time, book by Robin Atkins, cover
After five print runs of this book, I decided to retire it in bound form and instead make it available to you through the internet (pdf format). I hope you will enjoy the journey. And, do tell your friends. I love knowing that many more creative souls will have access to it!

You can read it on line by scrolling through the pages. Also, you are welcome to print it. The margins are wide enough so that you can punch holes and keep it in a 3-ring binder. Please respect my still-active copyright and print this file only for your own, personal use.

The companion or follow-up book, Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery, full of many more techniques and inspirations, is still available in print and can be found in bead shops or ordered here on my website.

Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery, book by Robin Atkins, cover
Note: to enter the drawing to win one of my last four printed/bound copies of One Bead at a Time, write a comment on this post before June 1, 2010!

A few bead shops (both on-line and on-the-street) may still have remaining hard copies of One Bead at a Time on their shelves. Also some book sellers may have used copies available.

62 comments:

  1. I would love to win a copy of your book, but if I don't I will take advantage of your very generous gesture, and down load it. T hank you for the ideas your work inspires. I'm new to beading and anxious to learn properly.

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  2. Robin, thank you very, very much for your free "One Bead at a Time" eBook!
    I just am a beginning bead embroiderer who is exploring the use of beads on art quilts.
    Your eBook is full of wonderful examples and the tutorials are clearly written.

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  3. Dear Robin, thank you so much for making your book available freely to everyone. I have only just started doing bead embroidery and your instructions were mentioned to me by someone who had them. I live in UK and it would have been quite costly for me to buy the book so I am more than delighted with your decision, thank you again, I'm going to read it tonight.

    Cynthia in UK.

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  4. Thanks Robin - You're the BEST!!!

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  5. Oh, thank you so much! I love your work, and I'll pass your link on to all of my bead-loving fiends.

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  6. I would love to win your book also, but in case someone else does, I will enjoy and be inspired by your e-book and want to say a heart felt thank you for sharing this with all.

    FlowerLady

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  7. Thank you very much!!! count me in, good luck to me!!!

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  8. Wow, thank you for sharing your book! I can't wait to read the pdf later today!

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  9. Thank you Robin. This is the only one of your books that I don't have.
    Carol

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  10. Robin, this is very nice of you. I know a few folks who do not have your book and will be very grateful!

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  11. You are a generous soul! I've entered your contest already, and if I'm not one of the lucky 4, I'll definitely download the pdf. Thank you so much!

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  12. Thank you so much Robin -- I love this book!

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  13. Robin, thank you so much for making your book available online. I've been meaning to order it, but, as usual I put it off. I love your work and I'm excited that my procrastination hasn't kept me from a copy of the book.
    Thanks again,
    Maryanne

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  14. Suztats6:40 AM

    What a wonderful gift for anyone who beads! Thank you for so generously sharing your book with us.Wishing you comtinued success and happiness beading.

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  15. Now I find a book I like the look of and it's going out of print! EEK!

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  16. What a great book. I love this type of bead work. I not sure how this book got by me in the first place. Thank you for making it available.

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  17. You are generousgenerousgenerous and definitely a **rock'in Robin** in my book, no doubt about it!!

    I have both of these books and refer to them constantly for tips, techniques AND inspiration....serious eye candy within!!

    Have posted this wonderful news to my f'book page. You are going to make a lot of people very happy today :>]]]]]]]

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  18. Robin,
    Thank you very much for being so generous and sharing your book with us. I'm downloading it now.
    Greetings from rainy Brisbane!

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  19. Congratulations, Robin!

    I will be sure to direct other beady friends to the new format of your book.

    I already own and love it in hard copy, but this may be a useful searchable reference as well, when I'm in a hurry.

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  20. Thanks, Robin! At least I can't wear this copy out... or can I...? XD

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  21. I just found my new favorite beading resource of all time. I had to share this link with every other bead lover out there.

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  22. Hi Robin- I have a couple of your other books,purchased thru this website and have also bought some beads. I also think your blog is lovely and FULL of eye candy. Would love to win one of the last copies. Thanks for all the inspiration

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  23. I would love to win a copy of this book (she said as er printer is humming away printing a copy of the book. The beady candy is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Just want to Thank you a lot for this generous gift.
    Cheers

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  25. What a generous offer! I just tried to download the book and got this error:
    "The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later."

    I guess I'll have to try later. :(

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  26. Thanks for sharing this lovely book.
    Diana

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  27. Thanks so much Robin for your kind generosity, your book is a great inspiration.

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  28. Robin, thank you so much for your amazing generosity in gifting this book. Three years ago when I was very new to both internet blogs and sewing I came across your Bead Journal Project (too late to join in) and decided to work alongside it. That decision led me to start sewing and blogging and opened up a wonderful adventure and a world of friendship and generosity. I'm now enjoying myself as an art quilter and I still enjoy adding beads to my work whenever I can. Thank you and the members of the BJP for your inspiration! :o)

    I will add a post to my blog to promote your book.

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  29. How generous of you to offer this book as a free download. I would love to be entered in the draw as I prefer to curl up with a book rather than a computer!

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  30. I'd love to have a hard copy of One Bead at a Time! I already own your beautiful book Beaded Embellishments. Thanks for offering the free download.

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  31. I'm sure you are the most generous person I know.

    Love, Sabine

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  32. Beading has been something I have swerved up till now,but I think that is about to change! This is a great kindness - thank you so much!

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  33. Thank you for the free download! That is so generous of you!

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  34. Thank you for this very generous offer. I am sure this will be of great help to an exisiting project.

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  35. Anonymous12:31 AM

    Thank you for your generosity. I have been beading for some time but never bead embroidery until two weeks ago - I am hooked! I am off to the local computer store this morning to get good paper and some more ink to print it out and then will settle in the garden for a good read. Thank you again

    Lynne (UK)

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  36. Thanks for such a generous offer. I will try to download soon.

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  37. Thank you for your generosity. I love the book, it's so different from what I have seen before. I love the idea of showing the emotional site of embroidery.

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  38. This is wonderful, Robin! I love your bead embroidery; it's whimsical and textural and just great eye candy. Thank you for sharing!

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  39. Thank you so much! So many wonderful thoughts to go with the techniques. Very inspirational on all levels!

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  40. What a generous offer - thank you very much!

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  41. I have been a fan of your work for some time and have just downloaded your e-book - thank you for your generosity.

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  42. Thank-you Robin, you are a gem! Peace, Donna

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  43. thank you so so much for offering!
    I wrote it by Christy on facebook and wanted to say thanks thanks thanks

    yvette

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  44. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Wow, Robin, this is very generous of you! runner

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  45. Hey Robin, your site is not working right now... I guess too many people tried to download the file.

    Will you email me privately at kassie(at)beadingbutterfly(dot)com? I want to ask you something but don't want to post it here. :)

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  46. Hi Robin, thankyou for the promise of download of your book. I love bead embroidery and need all the help I can get as I am relatively new at it. But, alas I keep getting the message that the bandwidth has been exceeded on your site. This is the second day of that message. Is there another way we can access the file?

    Much love
    Teresa

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  47. Hello Robin
    You are so generous to offer your book in PDF format. Thank You for your continued inspiration in the wonderfully wacky world of beads.

    I hope you are beading something that makes you happy.

    Much joy & bead on!
    Victoria P.

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  48. Thank You!!! If I don't win a copy I am going to try and find a copy in print for my very own. In the meantime I have downloaded your PDF. Thanks again.

    Beth-Near Chicago

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  49. Thank you so much for your book in PDF-format. It looks very beautiful.
    And thanks again for the chance to win a printed version.

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  50. Hi Robin,

    Thank you so much for your ebook. I will treasure it. Since I broke my arm in April, I've had slow going in the beading arena but am progressing nicely with lots of physical therapy. I hope you have a lovely summer, making tons of beaded pieces for us to see.
    Beadily yours
    Susan Feldkamp
    nightbeaderatlarge.blogspot.com

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  51. Thank you so much Robin!

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  52. Waoohhhh! C'est un vrai bonheur que ce beau livre!! Mille mercis, Robin!
    Abélia :)

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  53. Vielen herzlichen Dank für das kostenlose Buch. Es ist schon beim Durchblättern unglaublich inspirierend.
    Gratulation zu dem gelungenen Werk.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland
    Iris

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  54. Thanks for the beautiful book!

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  55. I'm starting my journey in CQing!! So embellishment with beads is one of the exciting things to learn and try.

    The design on the front of your book, is just amazing. So the things that can be done with beads, there is no limit.

    Thank you for you generous offer for a newbie like me.

    Regards,

    Susan
    Australia

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  56. Robin, it´s a lovely book! Thanks a lot!
    Marissa
    :)

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  57. Thank you very much for this wonderful source of inspiration, Robin !
    Tamae from France

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  58. Robin, thank you very much for the free download. I don't have time to do beading the last months. But I hope this coming winter I have .Your book will help me a lot!
    Greetings, Ati

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  59. Thank you for this generous gift! The chapter about the menopause object moved me, because something similar happened to me, I found the perfect love, the dream-come-true, at the age of 48. I painted a picture about the same issue and about feeling brand-new and somewhat relieved.
    Your beading is excellent and has a true artist's feel.

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  60. Thank you for the free beading book! I cannot access any of the other links on your page. I don't have any problem with other blogs I am following, but nothing happens when I click on your links.

    Joan

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  61. At last! I found a good post like this.. Thanks for this informative post! By the way, can you write a post about linkedin seo factors? Thanks again!

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  62. Anonymous10:20 PM

    thanks for your time and works!
    thanks for sharing!!!!!!!
    Cristina

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