Sunday, June 27, 2010

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

The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!

Winner will be Announce July 2nd
You still have time to enter!
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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


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...


2)  Please leave a comment - should we give all these beads away to one person or split it up into 6 give-a-ways?  We will decide the last day depending on the comments if it all ALL or 6 separate give-a-ways.


3)   If you re-post my give-a-way onyour blog, you will be entered 10 times! (Please email me with your blog link to confirm).


4)  U.S.A. only due to shipping rates.


5) No returns/Exchanges/No cash value - I am not a store.  I will do my best to package, but if something arrives broken I will NOT replace it.

The Winner or Winners will be announced on Friday, July 2nd by random drawing.  Good Luck.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bead Soup and Baseball

My first Bead Soup Party Reveal!

  I would like to thank Lori Anderson for 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 "Bead Soup Blog Party" I am at my Son's
 first Little League "Majors" All Star Game!  Go EYLLL!  

Below is  a photo of the EYLLL "Indians"
 League & District 56 Little League Champions!




Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!

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...


2)  Please leave a comment - should we give all these beads away to one person or split it up into 6 give-a-ways?  We will decide the last day depending on the comments if it all ALL or 6 separate give-a-ways.


3)   If you re-post my give-a-way on your blog, you will be entered 10 times! (Please email me with your blog link to confirm).


4)  U.S.A. only due to shipping rates.


5) No returns/Exchanges/No cash value - I am not a store.  I will do my best to package, but if something arrives broken I will NOT replace it.

The Winner or Winners will be announced on Friday, July 2nd by random drawing.  Good Luck.


Bead Soup Blog Party Participants
Saturday, June 19th -- blogs 1-13
1. Lori, Pretty Things
2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141
5. Katie, KatieBead
6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn
7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
9. Kate, Tropical Blonde
10. Janet, Singing Woods
11. Julianna, Juls Beads
12. Erin, Treasures Found


Sunday, June 20th -- blogs 14-26

14. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks (Whoo hoo!!)
15. Kella, Me But a Little More In Depth
16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio
17. Marie, Skye Jewels
18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta
19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's
20. Joanna, Filcowe
21. Diane, Diane Hawkey
22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
23. Anna, The Laughing Raven
24. Marcie, La Bella Joya
25. Lois, Que Onda Q'town?
26. Jayne, Mama's Got To Doodle


Monday, June 21st -- blogs 27-36
27. Lisa, Alterity
28. Dale, Dales' Flights of Fancy
29. Melanie, Kookie Designs
30. Christine, A Hot Piece of Glass
31. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
32. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
33. Sandi, Do Be Do Bead Do
34. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
35. Virginie, ViviBijoux
36. Janeen, Wild Vanilla

Tuesday, June 22nd -- blogs 37-47
37. Filomena, Pink Velvet Bird
38. Lyn, Lyn Foley
39. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
40. Rebecca, Song Beads
41. Regina, Regina's Writings
42. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
43. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
44. Maria, Garden Path Beads
45. Michelle, Life in the Bead Lane
46. Ann, My Critical Eye
47. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio

Wednesday, June 23rd -- blogs 48-59
48. Nan, Spirit Rattles
49. Amy, Copper Diem
50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning
51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork
52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles
53. Barbara, Second Surf
54. Amanda, Articulations
55. Heather, Humble Beads
56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
57. Kate, Organic Odysseys
58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium



Thursday, June 24th -- blogs 60-71
60. Carol, Carol Bradley Designs
61. Wanda, A Frayed of Fibers
62. Diana, Vintage Blue Studio
63. Marieke, Marieke's Blog
64. KJ, Silver Parrot
65. Maire, Maire Dodd
66. Shannon, Miss Fickle Media
67. Dana, Dana's Jewelry Designs
68. Charlene, The Bead Dreamer
69. Elisabeth, Beads for Busy Gals
70. Cathryn, Chile Cats
71. Missy, Melissa Rappaport

Friday, June 25th -- blogs 72-84
72. Cindy, Cindy Dolezal Designs (my partner!)
73. Valerie, Hot Art
74. Courtney, Beads by Breul
75. Johanna, Fire Phoenix Creations
76. Shea, gr8findings
77. Julie, Pryce Designs
78. Jeannie, Jeannie's Blog
79. Patricia, Verre Design
80. Christa, Adventures of One Beady Woman
81. Heather, My Muse
82. Susan, Night Beader at Large
83. Sonja, Drachenei
84. Jennifer, Glass Addictions by Jennifer



Saturday, June 26th -- blogs 85-97
85. Melissa, One-Eared Pig Beads
86. Rebecca, 2SistersBeadwork
87. Karyn, Releases by Rufydoof
88. Denise, Bling on the Blog
89. Doris, Glaszwerg
90. Megan, Churchy & Her Sailor
91. Jo, Daisychain Designs
92. Jen, VanBeads Jewelry and Design
93. Kristie, Artisan Clay
94. Jess, Vintaj
95. Suzann, Beadphoria
96. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
97. Michelle, bMichelle

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stringing Summer 2010

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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Mermaid Tail

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........

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last Chance To Vote In Bead Star

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 Star to 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 Brea Bead Works.  


The brass blank hearts and my hand made filigree clasps are Vintaj Natural Brass.


Above is the photo used in the contest.

Brass Blossoms # 20 - Glass Category


"Brass Blossoms" is entered in the Metals category.


I call this design my "Avant-garde" piece.


I used Vintaj filigrees to make the clasp.


Above is the photo used for the contest.

Earthly Delights # 20 - Plastics Category


"Earthly Delights" is entered in the Plastics category.  


I love the clasp on this piece.  It features  Vintaj Natural Brass jump rings and twig charm.


The focal bird pendant is made out of polymer clay by artist Heather Wynn.  


Above is the photo used for the contest.

To vote click  


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