Blog giveaway – THREE chances to win!

by Cindy on June 27, 2009

I want to celebrate. My blog redesign is -finally- complete!  Thank you for stopping by through all of the gradual changes…sweet bead studio {the blog} has many new features and I’d like to let you know who I have to thank.

The great graphics you see here were created by the talented Sara Duckett of Sadie Olive.  I was hoping for a modern yet vintage feel and she made it happen.  If you visit her site you’ll be amazed at the mood you’ll feel immediately; her photography is incredible and her blog is one that just draws you in.  Also I owe so much to Andrea of Mystic Computing.  She is a wordpress pro.  The customized theme you see here is all her handiwork.  If you’d like to find out more about wordpress, or need help developing a blog that really reflects your style, you’ll want to contact Andrea asap.  I can’t say enough about her expertise.  I was introduced to Andrea by Jeanette (check out her redesigned blog as well!), and the 3 of us enjoyed a  girl’s night out this week ….blog talk, jewelry talk, and everything from feng shui to where we’ll be in a year. 🙂

Now on to the the Give Away!

To thank you for visiting, there are THREE little treasures that you’ll have the opportunity to win!  I’ll be picking THREE winners!

If you design jewelry, you’ll love this….first up is a Small Embossing Hammer from master silversmith, Bill Fretz.  This hammer is courtesy of, the place to shop for wire and metal supplies.  Fretz hammers are top of the line and made from hand-polished stainless steel and smooth rosewood handles.  This is a great hammer for texturizing and adding dimples to metal.  I know I have it  on my wishlist!fretzhammerbloggiveaway1

The second item in the give away is one of my new favorites to create, a mixed metal stamped pendant.  The “Joy” pendant is made from brass and copper sheet metal that has been stamped, textured and oxidized.  The pendant includes sterling silver wire stitching detail and hangs from a sterling ball chain.  This piece is intentionally rustic, and that little brass heart tends to lean to right…it has a mind of it’s own. 🙂


And look!  You can also win this stamped copper, wirework and lampwork bracelet.  “Live, Laugh, Love” has been hand stamped in copper sheet and linked with organic-style beads.  The silvered ivory and copper lampwork beads were created by the mother-daughter team, Hoss of Beads.


How do you enter? It’s easy!  There are MANY ways to enter and increase your chances!  You will have your name added to the hat for each way that you participate:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Spread the word & mention this give-away on your blog
  • Sign up for my rss feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Join my Google Friend Connect badge on the right

*Please let me now which way/s you entered and be sure to provide contact info.

whew!  That’s six ways to enter this contest! 🙂  I’m going to leave this give-away open for just a bit over a week (you have plenty of time to join!) as we’re heading to the beach for the 4th of  July weekend.  The DEADLINE is July 8th.  I’ll pick 3 winners on July 9th!  Thank you and GOOD LUCK!


{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp June 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Hi Cindy,
I love your work. I am going to add you to my blog roll. I can’t wait to see who wins 🙂 {if it’s me …}


Linda Byrd June 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Your website is fantastic and your jewelry is gorgeous. Sign me up for your generous give-away!

wendy June 28, 2009 at 11:39 pm

I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. The contest goodies look great. I signed up for your newsletter, rss feed, and google friend group.

Beverly Herman June 29, 2009 at 1:31 am

your new blog designs looks great. I love your jewelry. The stamped copper bracelet is my favorite. Beautiful work

Susan June 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

Wow….fabulous jewelry and amazing give away! This is the first time I am reading your blog, and I love your style. Please enter me for your give away. I signed up on your friends list, and I will post on your giveaway tomorrow on my blog.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium June 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

Love your jewelry, please count me in. You are on my feed already.

Jolene Hardy June 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Wow, beautiful things and I am going to add your blog to my list to read.

Funky Monkey Girls,

Valerie June 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Hi Cindy!
I found you through Mari, and I’d love to be entered into your giveaway! I’m following you on twitter (ValArt), and will subscribe to your newsletter, plus will post about you on my blog too! I’m happy to get to know you :o)

Nancy June 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Beautiful jewelry. I love the idea of featuring other artists that you come across and are inspired by. Please enter me for your give away and I will post about your giveaway on my blog. Thanks. Nancy

Sarah W. June 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Beautiful work! And drool worthy hammer!

Delena June 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm

oh my, I love these pieces. They are beautiful. I will post your give away on my blog also. I would love to win.

Debbie June 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I love the new redesign of your site. I love the new styles you’re coming up with, can’t wait to see more. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

Cindy June 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Thanks for joining in the give-away! Good luck to everyone. 🙂

patty June 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
I signed up for rss, newsletter and twitter too. Looking forward to seeing your next pieces.

Debbie June 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

WOW! Really nice things! I just recently came upon your site its really nice!

Michelle Timms June 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Hello Cindy,

Your blog redesign looks great! I think you achieved the look you were going for. What great giveaways you’re offering!! Best wishes!

Theresa June 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I’m following your blog now and look forward to stopping by. Beautiful jewelry designs.

Theresa June 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Oh and I’m following you on Twitter too 🙂

lilibulle June 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm

what a lovrly and clever job!! it’s amazing.; congrats!!!

BeadedTail June 30, 2009 at 9:26 pm

What great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity!

I’m following your blog and following you on Twitter!

Suzanne June 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm

So glad I found your blog 🙂 Love the design and your jewelry is fantastic!

debra July 1, 2009 at 12:31 am

Thank You ! Please enter me in your give away ! I love your work and love your blog! I don’t care which prize I win because I would love any one of them but the hammer would be a blessing because I love metal work and that hammer could really help me . I am into polymer clay work and vintage jewlery pieces. Please pick me because even though it would be an honor to win a piece that you have created I really need a hammer like that to help me finish my metal pieces ! Your work is my inspiration thank you ! Happy Beading Debra Gibson

Diane July 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Wow…I am in and am signed up for your rss feed =)

Diane July 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Okay, now I joined your site too!!

Nancy Saccoccio July 1, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Thank you and Lorelei Eurto.I discovered your blog and generous giveaway on Lorelei’s blog. Thank you for sharing your inspiring art. I love your work!

Sue kling July 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I love the looks of the stamped jewelry! Do you have any tips on changing the color of sheet metal. I’ll keep looking fo more ideas…keep ’em coming!

Elaine (ChatElaine) July 2, 2009 at 6:41 am

Hi Cindy what a wonderful blog and lovely work, found you through Hot Rocks Jewels, I am now following you on here and on twitter so how many entries is that? Would love all the prizes, here’s hoping I win. Will try and blog about your giveaway later today. Elaine

Kris Binsfeld July 2, 2009 at 8:26 am

I absolutely love, love, love your style! The depth and texture you get from metal is amazing. I really love the combination between metal and ceramic!
Can’t wait to keep following your blog!

julie king July 2, 2009 at 10:50 pm

the heart necklace is beautiful and the bracelet is definitely calling my name (pick me, pick me!!) hee hee seriously, your work is just lovely!

Kinga ALBERT July 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

I joined your Goggle Friend Connect.
Absolutely lovely work you have, great website, fantastic give away! The only problem is, that I’m not the only one applying to it…:)

Lisa July 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I thought I already was a member of your Google Connect, but I guess not! Now I am 🙂


Lisa July 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I am now subscribed to your newsletter…


Lisa July 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm

…and following you on Twitter! I am already signed up for your RSS feed, so that leaves blogging about your great giveaway! I will do that next…as you can see, I really want to win one of your AWESOME prizes!!! I like all three prizes equally well, so I hope I win any one of them! And if not, congrats to the lucky winners!!


Peggy July 7, 2009 at 2:16 am

What beautiful things. Thanks for considering me.

Juliette July 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I love your stamped jewelry. As a beginning jewelry ‘designer’, I find a lot of inspiration from your work.

karen July 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Loved your bracelet in summer issue of Step By Step Wire, so decided to check out your web site. Beautiful work.

Lily July 8, 2009 at 9:13 am

i love that necklace… so pretty!

Jennifer July 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

What a beautiful blog… and great giveaway!! So glad I found you!

Jennifer July 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

I’m following you!! 😉

Rona Horn January 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I just found you via Shirley Cook’s Jumpin’ Jack Glass blog. Added you to my blog patrol. What great things!

Lisa J. November 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Hi Lisa
I love your creations! I subscribed to your rss reader, email updates, following you on facebook (lisa johnson) and twitter (ljohnsonrichm). I also added you to my favorites on Etsy. I looked for you on pinterest and repinned your blog to my favorite blog board too. I don’t have a blog, but if I did I would put a link on it. Just think your jewelry is beautiful and wish I could be as creative.
Thank you for considering me for the giveaway.

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