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4 Days Left to enter the "Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!"

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The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!
Winner will be Announce July 2nd You still have time to enter! Facebook counts as a share.


The weight of the beads are 7 1/2 pounds!  Well OVER $350.00 worth of beads out of my bead stash!  Some still have the tags on them!  Click on the pictures for a larger image!



The Blues/Purples

The Earth Tones


Turquoise Colors

The Greens

Bead Soup and Baseball

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My first Bead Soup Party Reveal!
  I would like to thank Lori Andersonfor coordinating this fabulous event!  Bead Soup is a labor of love for Lori.  Please be sure to visit her blog.
I am also overwhelmed by the tremendous response I have received regarding the "Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever".   Everyday, I enter names and numbers on a spreadsheet.  Lori will pick the winning numbers on July 2nd - I wanted to make it as fair as possible!  Please click the side link or scroll down to enter my contest.
My partner  Amanda Davie sent me this incredible bead soup mix and the Sari silk. 

My Three "Bead Soup" Necklaces Please click on photos to enlarge.

I love Amanda's hand-made "Hope" clasp.


This design features Amanda's hand-made resin bird pendant and bronze wood clasp.





Amanda also created the centerpiece link, the tiny bottle with the feather and the copper "Journey" pendant.


  Be sure to check out Amanda's Etsy Shop!
While you are enjoying the "…

The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!

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The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!


Hi Everyone, My Big reveal is Saturday, June 26.  In honor of this weeks "Bead Soup Blog Party" I am giving away the BEST mix of beads ever!  The total weight of the beads are 7 1/2 pounds!  Well OVER $350.00 worth of beads out of my bead stash!  Some still have the tags on them!  Click on the pictures for a larger image!


The Blues/Purples

The Earth Tones



Turquoise Colors

The Greens

The Reds & Pinks

Silver

Sari Silk Yarn
We have ceramic, shell, amazonite, fire agate - matte and shiny, recycled glass, rose quartz, quartz, Czech glass, Africian turquoise, turquoise, glass, vintage glass, vintage crystal, red coral, lamp work lentils, lamp works beads, Russian serpertine, sherry quartz, crazy lace agate, artisan pendants, fresh water pearls, olive jade, jade, sodalite,  adventurine, lava, carnelain, obsidian, plastic,  Swarovski fire ball, silver plated filigrees and much more!
Here are the rules:
1) You must be one of my followers - so please follow me…

Stringing Summer 2010

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Stringing Summer 2010

The new issue of "Stringing" for Summer 2010 has just hit the newsstands.  It is packed full of 40 necklaces, 32 earrings and 19 bracelets designs.



I have one design in this issue.  It is a whimsical piece called "Katie's Crush".   It features a centerpiece that is reminiscent of vintage tattoo art.  Etsy shop  "Wicked Minky" creates these fabulous centerpieces. Be sure to check out her shop.

The Mermaid Tail

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Beads by Laurie Whitney

Look at these fabulous  hand-made glass beads by Laurie Whitney.  Laurie's blog "The Mermaid Tail" had a Monday give-a-way contest and I won!  I love these links and can't wait to design a necklace around them. Just goes to show you, always leave a comment on a give-a-way.  You never know........

Last Chance To Vote In Bead Star

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Bead Star voting ends tomorrow, June 9th.  This is your last chance to vote in the contest.  I am posting my last five designs in the contest.  I am in all nine categories.  My designs are all #20 EXCEPT Glass #19 and Designs with Heart #18.  Click Bead Starto vote.

Roman Holiday # 19 - Glass Category

"Roman Holiday" is entered in the Glass Category.

This necklace is my favorite design.  It features ancient Roman glass beads.


This design features Vintaj Natural Brass jump rings and my hand made filigree clasp.

Above is the photo entered in the contest.
Italia Regalia # 20 - Pearls Category

"Italia Regalia" is named after Jess Italia Lincoln of  Vintaj Brass Co.

This design has a very vintage and romantic feel.

The clasp is hand made by myself using Vintaj  filigrees.

Above is the photo used in the contest.
Be Still # 19 - Designs with Heart Category

"Be Still" is entered in the Designs with Heart Category.

I found all the lampwork hearts at a local bead shop called Br…