Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Greenie Bead Giveaway!

Big kitty boy, Brando, my one-eyed honey, and I were sitting around this afternoon thinking about  new projects.  I told him that I really wanted to blog this afternoon.  He says, "Why don't you celebrate your big magazine achievements with a giveaway?"  Great idea, buddy!

I decided to dig through my stash and go with a green theme because the pieces in Stringing have green influences.  I started the bunch below with simple cut aquamarine nuggets, turquoise-colored resin disks, and recycled glass that's featured in those necklaces.

Then, I just started addingfrom the green drawer.  Let's see...on the stone side, there's prehnite, turtle turquoise, dyed bright green magnesite, ocean jasper, crazy lace agate, and green garnet and probably some other bits.  I threw in some felted beads, recycled glass, vintage glass and Czech glass.  On the handmade side, there's a pretty Artisan Clay ceramic link, a recycled bottle ring from Art by the Case, a sparkly glass green bead from Linden Avenue Designs, and a funky recycled glass bead by HMB Studios.  Oh, and there are polymer clay pendants that I made, too.  :)

I broke everything into two little boxes as the pile got high, so I'll pick two winners.


Help me celebrate having seven pieces published this summer and win some greenie bead nerd goodness!!
 All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what your favorite color is to work with.  I always tend towards orange, or I thought so, until I realized how much green I have!

I'll randomly select two names from my commentators, so if you don't have a blog, please leave your address so I can track you down to send you the goods. Plus, if you blog about the giveaway, leave me a comment and I'll give you another shot in the drawing!

I'll draw winners on Sunday, 18 July at noon, so I look forward to hearing from you!
Whoo hoo!!!

78 comments:

  1. Hey Jen great giveaway! Greens and blues are my favorites. And hey girl, check this out
    http://pearlandpebble.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-winner-alert.html

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  2. I cannot lie, it is the green family! If you've ever seen/read my blog showing the loot from bead shows you'd ask yourself if I ever use another colour?! Even when I use turquoise, I like the green tones the best. & congratulations on your magazine success, :)

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  3. Congratulations on your success with magazine publications. I particularly like the chain necklace in Stringing! Thank you for sharing your success with us, I love the collection of beads you have put together. Hoping I win!

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  4. I can't think of one specific color - definitely turqoise and red! I'll post your giveaway also, 'cause I want every chance I can get to win beady goodness!

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  5. I forgot to tell you my favorite color....earthy colors are my favorite so its brown.

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  6. Ok, and my post about it is up now
    nickisreef.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, I can't even tell, my stash is so big right now. And when I go shopping, I realized I have a color of the day mood... So if I need to pick one, I think it is blue. or maybe brown, since I have a lot of wood and copper beads too.
    I love your giveaway - really nice beads, I hope I win.

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  8. Check out http://beadsforbusygals.blogspot.com/2010/07/give-away-of-bead-awesomeness.html

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  9. Oh Oh OH! My favorite color is PURPLE! Yep--deep dark purples. My second favorite color that I'm drawn to is tealy bluish greens. I'll be blogging soon!

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  10. I love aqua. BTW, great give-away!

    mylynedj at gmail dot com

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  11. I bragged about your giveaway! :D

    http://chilecats.blogspot.com/2010/07/greeny-giveaway.html

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  12. What a great give away!

    I love to work with earth tones, browns, greens, burgandys - prolly why i have so much fancy jasper :)

    I posted this on my blog (http://justatish.blogspot.com/2010/07/easy-being-green-jen-judd-giveaway.html) as well. Thanks for sharing your stash with us and GRATZ on your publications!!!

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  13. Congrats on your magazine success-that is pretty exciting. My favorite colors to work with are blues and greens but I have noticed lately that I have been putting a touch of black in everything. I'm also on a pearl kick lately.

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  14. Wow - just started following your blog - what a great Green bead giveaway! I have to say I gravitate towards green myself. But yellow and blue come in a close second. Enjoyed seeing your published pieces in the various publications this summer too!
    Thanks again
    (no blog - but you can contact me at twiggs@myglnc.com but I'll check back next Sunday too!)

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  15. Although some don't consider brown a "colour" as they think it is too drab it is one of my favourite colours to work with... so many wonderful earthy tones. Though if I was to pick a "real" colour as some of my friends say... I'd pick teal green as that is an old time favourite too...as you can see by the piece I created in my profile pic!

    Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! Well done on the magazine front too!

    Karyn

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  16. Congrats on the publications....you have been a very busy lady! I love working with blues and turquoise.

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  17. I finally found a copy of Creative Jewelry this weekend and I am in love! It is like all my very best beady friends are in those pages. (Makes me wonder how I missed the boat on that one?) Congratulations! Thanks for your generous giveaway. I have a tendency to work with earthier, darker tones. Like fall colors of wine and plum and russet. I made it my goal this year to work in color and that is working out quite well! Thanks for the constant inspiration, Miss Jen. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  18. Oh Yeah, I've added your give-away to my Give-Away sidebar on my blog.
    Cenya

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  19. Well, as you can tell by the name of my blog (and Etsy site) I like GREEN! it's also my last name (Eichengreen) which means Green Oak in German. I'm a misty,moisy morning type of girl - mushrooms and moss. So on days like today (93 degrees outside) I'm in my studio, beading with Green Beads (to remind me of the cool green forest).
    Cenya

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  20. Great give-away! And publishing congratulations too!
    I find it sooo easy being green. Oh and brown, blue and a touch of red. Dunno about pink

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  21. Congrats on all your publications! I love all shades of greens and blues, with earthy colors for contrast.

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  22. Wow! Seven pieces published, what an accomplishment! Congratulations!!!

    I love colorful pieces and tend to use red and blue a little more:)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    Patricia

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  23. Oh! Forgot to tell I'll tell about your giveaway on my blog!!

    Patricia
    http://www.verredesign.blogspot.com

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  24. Boy, it's hard to pick just one color, but I have to say green. I like mostly earthy colors; and green tops the list! Brando is so precious!

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  25. Wowser, that is some bead give away. Very lovely and generous of you! Yay to all beadies!

    Oh and I'm posting at my blog!

    http://turquoiseskytoday.blogspot.com/

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  26. You guys make me sooooo happy! I have been so busy getting into my new Air Force job that I haven't had much time for the other parts of my life. I finally had some time this weekend and I'm so happy to get back in touch with my creative mind and all my creative friends!!

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  27. Congratulations!! I like working with green, turquoise, brown and coral. Thanks so much... very generous!

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  28. WOW big congratulations!

    Love your kitty. He is one smart boy!

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  29. What a wonderful giveaway!! How generous! Wow. My fave colours to work with are yes GREEN and soft pinks, yellow and green, pink~oangey colour and green too. I will be posting your giveaway on my Blog Jen..thanks so for this fabulous chance! Yes and Congrats your a talented Woman!

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  30. Congratulations, Jen! 7 pieces published this summer - wow! My favorite color - is green, of course - easily apparent in the jewelry I make.

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  31. I really love working with greens, I like to accent them with copper and blues and purples, but love green as the main color

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  32. Please enter me! I love green..not as much as I love turquoise though. My favourite! Thanks for the giveaway and CONGRATULATIONS! 7 things published one season - what an amazing achievement! Love your stuff in Stringing.

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  33. I love to work with pinks/reds... deep, dark garnets are my absolute fav right now!

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  34. Congratulations! Hmm I thought pink/red was my answer...until I looked at my bead box and saw mostly blue!

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  35. Congrats!!!
    I'm off to purchase a copy of Stringing asap!
    Then if I could only win those beads ...
    I'd be ready to to string up something
    green-icious !
    m.e. :)

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  36. Wowie! What great prizes to win! I'll post on my blog with today's post a bout my last archery class. And the favorite color to work with? Definitely blue! I LOVE blue!

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  37. Sorry, no space in the archery post, but here's the link to the post: http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/gruner-giveawaygreen-giveaway.html

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  38. Oh, the beads, the colors!! I can't wait to work with those beads!

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  39. Favorite color to work with is purple!

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  40. Congratulations on your pieces!!!! Great prizes. Please enter me.

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  41. Just blogged about the wonderfulness.
    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/

    Favorite color to work with: purple or pink.

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  42. I love blue and green together. The greens up there in those pics are gorgeous. Congrats on all of your publications!

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  43. 7 pieces! That's wonderful. I am always drawn first to aqua and turquoise and then realize how much of it I have (ha ha). I don't have a blog yet -my e-mail is rmar261783@aol.com

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  44. Great giveaway! One of my newest favorite color combinations is green and gold which is why this giveaway caught my eye. I also love anything teal and aqua.

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  45. Check out this beading ebook. It's worth the look if you are a bead lover like I am that's why I bought it.

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  46. Ohhhhh green is my favorite color in any shade. I found you through Kokopeli. Congrats on the publications. It is always a thrill to see you name in print.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  47. And here is my blog post!
    http://copperdiem.blogspot.com/2010/07/here-is-great-green-giveaway.html

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  48. What a great give away! 4-5 month ago I didn't like green but after the long winter I love it to create green beads. But my most favorite color is violett. I will post it on my blog, http://glaszwerg.blogspot.com/ in the sidebar with a link.
    Have a nice sunny day! Greetings, Doris

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  49. Turquois, red, an then green. And purple........
    and...
    i bloogged
    susa

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  50. Wow Jen, you've been a busy gal! Amongst the moving you still have time to create amazing pieces and get them published... not just once, but 3 times!!! Holy Toledo Batman - you are AWESOME!

    I love working with purple and turquoise... both together like a PBJ sandwich and on their own. I guess you could say Pantone chose their "color of the year" as a special gift to me this year! LOL

    Great stash girly! Thanks for sharing! Have a fab week!

    {Hugs!}
    Dawn
    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

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  51. I love BLUE and I tend to catch myself incorporating blue into most of my work. Many times I have to restrict myself and make sure that I don't use it, because I recognize that not everyone LIKES blue (even I don't understand how that's possible.) ;)

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  52. What a fantastic giveaway! And I love green! Green is one of my favorite colours but also blue and lilac/purple.
    Many greetings,
    Nicki

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  53. If it's a bead, I love it, no matter what the color!! But, I am partial to purples and blues and greens in all shades. In fact I drive a truck that looks purple in some light and blue in others! Thanks for the chance to win beads!! CJ

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  54. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!count me in. thanks

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  55. I usually end up leaning towards green, too. But then I'll look and think, red is my color. Also, any kind of jasper. It's so HARD to choose. :) Thanks for the opportunity.

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  56. I just blogged about your giveaway. You can check it here:

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  57. Hey Jen,

    Awesome giveaway! The beads are gorgeous. I would love to win! I tend to be drawn to turquoise and aqua colors most, but I love all colors, really!

    Congrats on your publications!!! I'm always attached to your jewelry style. LOVE your piece in Bead Trends! We are page to page, next to each other in the July issue!!!

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  58. My favorite colour is green! Hands down always has been. I love all the different shades and textures and can not think of another colour I like more! :)

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  59. Hey Jen
    A great big CONGRATS to you!!! What an enormous accomplishment! My favorite color is blue...teal, aqua, blue, blue blue....can't stay away from it!

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  60. Wow, what an achievement, both the publications and your recent graduation-congrats from an AF spouse and fellow beader. :)
    I have to say purple is my favorite color, but I design with whatever colors inspire me at the time.

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  61. Jen,

    You Do Rock!!! I am so in love with greens and blues lately! The beads are amazing. I am so impressed by your success with the magazines! It is on my bucket list to be published, but I keep letting deadlines go by! You give me inspiration! Thanks!
    Kris

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  62. Congratulations on getting published!!

    Great giveaway! I am often drawn to green and blue beads.

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  63. Jen,

    I've blogged about your giveaway too!!

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  64. Congratulations on your recent publications!

    My favorite color to use is aqua, followed by brown, blue, green and black.

    I's love to win!

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  65. Congrats on your achievements in the publishing world. Amazing giveaway.

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  66. I seem to be drawn to shades of blue or green.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  67. GREEN AND TURQUOISE ARE MY FAVS. CAN'T SEEM TO GET AWAY FROM THEM- THEY DRAW ME EVERY TIME- I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS COLLECTION! IT WOULD BE A GREAT CATCH. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE-
    ALICE FROM ALICE'S BEADS AND BAUBLES

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  68. HI Jen,
    I love the beads you are giving away.
    My favorite color to work with is Purple and green and blue.
    kathy

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  69. Congrats on being published!

    And I love your green stash. I tend to be drawn to the blues/green

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  70. It's always a great feeling to see your writing and/or ideas in print, congratulations.

    Of late, I've been pretty interested in blues: either the denim-y and cobalt ones or the turquoise and aqua family.

    Tamara

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  71. congrats on your magazine achievements! I have yet to figure out how to do that! hehe. :D

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