Saturday, October 22, 2011

Congratulations to the Winners!

The drawing for my Thank You Celebration was held last night.  My husband drew three names out of his lucky fishing hat.  And the winners are ....

The first name drawn was Kristen.  She has a wonderful blog called "My Bead Journey" where you will be inspired, highly entertained and learn about many fantastic beading artists.  Kristen won the book 'The Art of Bead Embroidery' by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini along with one of my more wild and crazy dichroic glass cabs.

I stole this picture from her facebook page - so cute!  She calls it Owl's Knot.

The 2nd winner was Therese who won two of my dichroic glass cabs.  She has a lovely blog called Therese's Treasures.  She also has a facebook page called by the same name.  This is her facebook profile picture and I love it!

The 3rd winner was Beatrix (from Germany) who can be found on facebook here.  I could not find any pictures from her so I hope she will share something with the dichroic glass cab I will be sending her.

Once again, thank you to all who entered my giveaway and have supported my creative adventures.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Giveaway Prizes

Here are pictures of the drawing prizes I'm giving away to celebrate all my fans on my Facebook BeadsForever business page.  If you haven't already entered, take a moment to enter now.  Just "like" my facebook page (if you haven't already) and leave a comment on my blog under either of the two posts about my giveaway and you are entered.  It's that easy.  My husband will be drawing three names out of the hat on Friday, October 21 at 6pm PST.  There will be three names drawn and three prizes given away.  Be sure there is a way to contact you if you are the winner.

If you want to have a 2nd chance, share this blogpost on facebook and for a 3rd chance, share it on twitter.  Be sure to let me know where you shared it so I put your name into the hat for each share.

OK, so ready for the prizes?  The first name drawn will win one of my larger, more wild and crazy cabs as well as a fabulous book on bead embroidery 'The Art of Bead Embroidery' by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini.  You can view a picture of the book on Amazon here.

The 2nd name drawn will win these two dichroic glass cabochons - both are hot out of my kiln.

The 3rd name drawn will win this dichroic glass cabochon.

Good luck to everyone.  Most of all, THANK YOU to all my fans for your support and affirmation!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Super Duper 1000 Fans Celebration!

I'm celebrating and I hope you will join me.  My BeadsForever business page on facebook is very close to having 1000 Fans.  As of this writing I only need 3 more "LIKES" and then the bells and whistles are going off!

If you are one of my "fans" and have "liked" my facebook page, and you'd like to participate in my celebration giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blogpost (or on the wall of my Facebook BeadsForever business page under this posting).

If you'd like to have your name entered more than once, share my blogpost on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment telling me about it.

Your name will be entered into a hat (up to 3 times depending on how may ways you participate) and the giveaway drawing will be held on Friday, October 21 at 6 pm PST.  My husband will be the person who pulls the names out of the hat.  Winners will be announced on Facebook and sent personal notifications - so be sure to leave a way to contact you in your comments.

There will be three names drawn and three prizes given away.  The first name drawn will win a large dichroic glass cabochon made by me, plus a fabulous book, 'The Art of Bead Embroidery' written by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini.  (I happen to have two copies, so it is only fair that I share such glorious information with someone else!)

The 2nd name drawn will win 2 medium sized dichroic glass cabochons made by me.  The 3rd name drawn will win 1 medium sized dichroic glass cabochon made by me.

Unfortunately, the cabochons are currently firing in the kiln and I won't have pictures of them until tomorrow or the next day.  So stay tuned for the pics!  If you'd like to see some of the previous cabochons I've made, you can view them either on facebook, or on Flickr.

I'm full of gratitude to everyone who has supported me in my passion.  I hope you will share my happiness by participating in my celebration.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hot! Hot! Hot! July Bead Journal Project

OK!  I'm way behind!  I know it is already October and I've just finished my Bead Journal Project for July.  There were several reasons for the delay.

The main reason for my taking so long is that I wanted to make a dichroic glass cab that represented the sun.  Seemed like a good idea, but it actually took me over a month.  I'll spare you the gorey details.

After making a "sun" that I thought I could use, I could not figure out how to place it on the backing so I could bead around it.  I ended up breaking off some of the rays and refiring the piece, so that I could place it in the upper left hand corner.  That helped!

Once that was done, it was not difficult to figure out a beading design.  I wanted to show how HOT the month of July was and using all the "hot" colors was a no brainer.  These colors are not my favorite colors - as I'm a "cool color gal" by nature.  But once I gave myself permission to get wild and crazy it finally took shape.

So here is my July Bead Journal Project.   Not my favorite, but it does represent the very hot weather we experienced here in the high desert of Southern California.

You can view the work of other members of the Bead Journal Project by going to these links:

You won't be disappointed by all the creativity!  Happy Beading Everyone!