Friday, May 8, 2009

Giveaways And The Prize

Everyone loves free stuff, right? Well I thought I would put together some beady, artsy, desirable items for you that are free or next to free. Some have little caveats, like posting them on your blog, web site, Twitter or Facebook pages but that's still a pretty darn good deal. I've won several beady things and am never disappointed by what I receive. Beaders and bead makers are very generous people. Some of these are beads, some are jewelry, some are books but all are covetable. Ready? Fasten your seat belts, because here we go:

Art Bead Scene Studio Saturdays offers a weekly giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment and hope yours is the one randomly drawn. I have won beads from these ladies and let me tell you, they are giving away some beauties! Give it a whirl.

Craft Gossip also has regular giveaways of all sorts. You have to check on a regular basis to see what's up for grabs.

Beaded Zen Designs has Free Jewelry Wednesdays! There are rules, but they're pretty easy to follow. And Nicolette Tallmadge has monthly giveaways.

Sorta Flowering Designs has a monthly give-away. Simply sign up for their newsletter to be entered (click on "About"). Kristi at Coliebug Beads also has a monthly giveaway. She's a sweetheart!

Lorelei is having another giveaway. All you have to do is comment, then commit and follow through if you win. And Bead Happily Ever After has regular giveaways. Be sure to follow the rules!

My beady friend Carol Dean Sharpe is giving away a bracelet simply for coming up with a good name for her new series of work.

Oh wait, I'm having a giveaway, too! You still have time to win!! What will you win? Well, a whole bunch of beads! These are in no way a hint at what bead soup I chose:

You will receive two 30g tubes of size 11° seed bead mixes (some of the last of the Bumble Beads stash), some teeny rose quartz stars, some green pyramids, vintage pearlized glass, a pair of vintage Venitian glass swirly beads in a fab rosy pink, Czech iris beads and a pressed glass mix called Spring Fling. You also receive a little post-it note book, made by yours truly, for jotting down ideas and inspirations. All you have to do is correctly guess which bead soup I chose as my prize from Beverly.

Well, that should get you started on your new giveaway addition. Just call me your enabler, after all I am experienced in that sort of thing. Happy hunting!


barbe said...

thanks for the Craft Gossip shout out!

Bead-Mused said...

You are quite welcome! Thanks for all the wonderful news!!

Carol Dean Sharpe said...

Wow, that's a great list of places to check out ;D

Thanks for including my little contest, btw.

Bead-Mused said...

You're welcome. Of course, I just cut my odds of winning by A LOT! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll try again. How about the Deep Teal?

Carol B said...

My second guess on your bead soup choice is the Cardamom one. I'm betting it's not a purple, but who knows?

Bead-Mused said...

Carol B, try again. Carol Dean had already guessed Cardamom on the previous post. You still have a second choice.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I know, I know!!!

Bead-Mused said...


Bead-Mused said...

Got a winner!

Andrew Thornton said...

What good karma for you to give back! That's so sweet!

Bead-Mused said...

Thank you, Andrew. Maybe it will start a trend!