Tuesday, October 09, 2012

and the winner is....

Sweet Girl Design
You are the winner of the Bead Soup Book Blog Tour Give Away...
Please contact me with your address so I can get your goodies out to you right away =)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Book Blog Tour Give Away

Just as promised, 
here are the goodies I have gathered (and made!) to give away to one very fortunate reader who leaves a comment here for the book blog tour
of Lori Anderson's new book,
Bead Soup.
If you look at my previous post,
you will know what it's all about, and who's involved.
Many wonderfully talented jewelry artists, not to mention the super creative and equally talented author of the book, Lori Anderson
Just stop by each and every designer, comment on their post, and you will have the opportunity to win their stash of goodies!
Not to mention the GRAND PRIZE that Lori will be giving away between the 8th & 9th!
Details again for the Grand Prize are: 
For every blog you comment on, your name will ALSO go into the BIG bowl for the Grand Prize! 

How cool is that?
Be sure and check back here between the 8th & 9th to see who wins my
Bead Soup =)

Monday, October 01, 2012

book blog tour for BEAD SOUP

More than a year ago, my friend Lori Anderson
asked if I would like to be a part of her upcoming book called
Bead Soup.
I was to design a piece (or pieces) of jewelry using the above goodies, along with some of my very own...just as I had done in the Bead Soup Blog Parties several times before.
Of course I accepted, with much gratitude....
I have to tell you I had never used a cameo in any of my designs, so this bead soup challenge stayed true to the test!
Here's the jewelry i designed, 
named Old-Fashioned Oyster Stew by Lori.  
If you just flip over to pages 84 & 85 in the book, 
you'll see a list of all my ingredients, 
including the ones sent to me (pictured above) by Lori, and how you too can design your very own necklace using ingredients just like or similar to these.
So with much anticipation, AND to celebrate Lori's new book...
beginning tomorrow, 
there will be 8 straight days of reviews & giveaways from a good number of the 25 contributing artists in the book, including me =)
Each day just hop over to the artist's blogs listed below, 
to see what she will be giving away! 
My giveaway....a bead soup stash that I put together just for you!
And, if you know me, there certainly will be some vintage rhinestones in that stash =)
I'll pick a winner, from those who comment on my post on Wednesday, October 3rd
doing so the night of October 8th or morning of the 9th.
In addition to the drawing I'll have here, don't forget to leave a comment on Lori's blog and/or on the other participants blogs each day to be eligible to win the Grand Prize -- because for each & every comment you make, 
you'll be in the running for some pretty cool prizes, some of which are shown here.
See you again on the 3rd.
Have fun!!
Monday, October 1st
Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Rebecca Anderson -- http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com-

Barbara Bechtel -- http://secondsurf.com/wordpress/

Tuesday, October 2nd

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Kerry Bogert --   http://kabsconcepts.com/wp/

Melanie Brooks -- http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com

Jennifer Cameron -- http://glassaddictions.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, October 3rd

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Diane Cook -- www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com

Malin de Koning -- www.beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com 

Thursday, October 4th

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Cassie Donlen -- http://cassiedonlen.blogspot.com

Jeannie Dukic -- http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog  

Nan Emmett  -- http://www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com

Lyn Foley --  http://lynfoleyblog.com  

Friday, October 5th

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Brandi Hussey -- http://www.brandigirlblog.com

Cindy Wimmer
-- www.SweetBeadStudio 
Barbara Lewis -- Painting With Fire

Saturday, October 6th

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Melissa Meman -- http://www.melissameman.blogspot.com/ 

Stefanie Teufel -- http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com/

Shannon LeVart -- http://missficklemediacom.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 7th

Sharon Palac -- http://sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

Heather Powers -- http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com

Erin Prais-Hintz -- http://treasures-found.blogspot.com