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!


{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharon June 27, 2009 at 1:38 am

I want to play! And such cool prizes! Congrats on your blog redesign. Here is the list of my entries–

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

Brian June 27, 2009 at 1:56 am

hey! i guess i’m not first to comment….
ok, so i love the new site. i was poking around, and the “shop” button doesn’t seem to work. of course, clicking on the jewelry still gets you to Etsy.
and i DO love your work! tho u are right; mostly not appropriate for my neck, but would look great around my wife’s. except the hammer of course.

Lorelei June 27, 2009 at 7:53 am

Hi Cindy! what an amazing giveaway!! I would be thrilled with any one of the three prizes! You are so generous!
Ok, well I’ve done all of the above. And here’s the link to my blog post about the giveaway!
My fingers are crossed!

Kristin June 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

Wow! Awesome giveaway!!!!

Anne Marie June 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

Hi there Cindy!

Wow, I didn’t know you were creating jewlery!
Very cool stuff.
I’m not sure how you find the time with all your boys.
It’s awesome!

Christine Damm June 27, 2009 at 8:43 am

You are one generous girl– and what a great way to celebrate your beautiful new graphics! I love your work and thanks to Lorelei for pointing me to your site! Congratulations on a wonderful new design.

jennifer June 27, 2009 at 9:08 am

what a lovely site! it looks beautiful and you are very generous to offer such lovely giveaways. i signed up for your newsletter, left a comment, joined your Google friend badge, follow you on Twitter, and mentioned you on my blog.

Carol Bradley June 27, 2009 at 9:20 am

Hi! I’d love, love, love to have that hammer. I’m entering through this comment and I joined your Google Friend Connect group.

Erin June 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

Wow! I’m impressed how technologically saavy you are! I love seeing the nex things you’ve created! I did subscribe to your RSS feed, which I didn’t even know what that was! I joined the google friend connect, too! and, I was already signed up for the newsletter!

Rosanne June 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

What a great give away. I love that hammer…

Doreen June 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

What a great giveaway! I did five of the six things for entering. I just can’t bring myself to Twittering, but I did all the rest. Your work is beautiful!

Cristi Clothier June 27, 2009 at 9:36 am

Hi Cindy! Just found your blog through BijouxJardin’s. I love your designs!
Thanks for having a giveaway!
I signed up for your newsletter and I’m headed to my blog,, to post about your giveaway too.

Cristi Clothier June 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

BTW – I joined your Google Connect as well! Thanks!

Aimee Wheaton June 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

WOW!! Great prizes and the jewelry is awesome!!!!! I subscribed to your blog and newsletter, I will mention this on my blog and it seems your Twitter link isn’t working right, I was going to follow you on there too.

Thanks for doing this contest!! So fun!

Happy Summer!


Aimee Wheaton June 27, 2009 at 9:44 am
Gaea June 27, 2009 at 10:01 am

Wow! Beautiful work! Will my work be just as beautiful if I win that hammer? Your blog is beatumus and I now have blog envy! I will post a mention on my blog!

Angela June 27, 2009 at 10:01 am

I would love for a chance to win! I mention it in my blog!! thanks so much!!!

Jeanette June 27, 2009 at 10:04 am

oh la la, I would love to win one of your beautiful jewelry pieces!

Erin Prais-Hintz June 27, 2009 at 10:22 am

Greetings Miss Cindy! My friend Lorelei invited me over and I love Lorelei so I knew I would love you too! I just got my first Fretz hammer…a raw silk texturizing one. Amazing! I took yet another metals class at Bead & Button with Tracy Stanley of Wired Arts. Lots of fun. All of these are very, very generous gifts of your spirit. I will definitely be your Google friend, sign up for your newsletter and before the 4th I will mention it on my blog (I will send you a link when I do!). Thanks for your awesome giveaway and congrats on a very successful blog makeover! Enjoy the day! Erin

sarahelizabeth June 27, 2009 at 10:22 am


Carol June 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

Your blog is very up to date yet with a vintage look. Lovely.
Your give a way is pretty darn generous.
Love your creations.

Randy June 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

Great “new” site! I’m hoping for the necklace…My wife would love it! 🙂

Celeste June 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

LOVE your new blog design!! 🙂
…and, I joined your Google Friends Connect too

Angie Platten June 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

OK, I”m commenting…. I LOVE the jewelery pieces so much! Great combination of textures.
I signed up for the RSS feed as well as the newsletter too.

Now I’m crossing my fingers and toes.

Jackie June 27, 2009 at 10:50 am

Love, love, love your jewelry! I am entering your contest with this comment. Wish me luck!

Theresa June 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

Love the blog! I’m spreading the news about the giveaway and a new fun locations for my readers.

pam ferrari June 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

I would love to enter your drawing. My blog is Wait Just One more Bead. working on the rest. Wish me luck.

sharon b June 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

WOW! Your pieces are amazing! Love your redesign, just beautiful! Everything is lovely, and I love the rustic feminine style. I will be visiting often. I joined your google friends, signed up for the newsletter, and rss feed, and blogged about your beautiful work! Thanks for the wondeful opportunity! Sharon

Cindy June 27, 2009 at 11:37 am

Thank you so much to everyone who has entered this giveaway! You all have made my day!! 🙂

Kathy June 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Love your work and what great giveaways!

Lori June 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Oh how I would loooove to have that hammer! I signed up all six ways. 😀 (Adding you to my Google friend thing also sticks you in my Feedly rss thing automatically, I hope that counts)

Cindi June 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Hello, Your site is lovely! I love the blue floral edging! I adore your mixed
metal jewelry creations. I would be honored to win a piece of jewelry
handmade by you. Many thanks for the opportunity!

Cindi June 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I follow your feed via my Google Reader Page!
Again, many thanks for such a delightful prize
giveaway drawing. Cindi

Cindi June 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Also, I am a subscriber to your newsletter.
Merci….. Cindi

Sandra June 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I just love your work.

Cindi June 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I follow you on Twitter!
Thanks a bunch.

Cindi June 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Last; but not least, I joined your Google Friend Connest!!!!!
Many thanks, Cindi

Kathy June 27, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Hey Cindy,
I just joined your followers and on Twitter, ( I am the W00dstockhippie) the newsletter, and joined you as one of your followers. I love your new redesigned website. Any one of the prizes would be great to win. Have a super great weekend and a fantastc 4th of July.

Nora Burian June 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm

First I love the look of you blog. I need to do something that that for mine.

Secondly your jewelry pieces are fabulous. I love the textures you use.

I also want to invite to my giveaway. Just log on t my blog or Become a Fan on Facebook to enter. I’m a designer and sewer, more a creator, and am giving away one of three custom made items

Emma June 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm

everything looks just beautiful, great changes! and what a generous giveway, fantastic!

Vikki June 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm

What great giveaways. Love your work, just found your site through Lorelei’s blog. Signed up for your giveaway through your newsletter and am sending your site info to my jewelry making friends.


lori vliegen June 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm

love your new blog….congrats on the new look! and, what a fabulous giveaway!! i like the way you celebrate!! 🙂

Darlene June 27, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Hi Your blog design is wonderful. Thanks for offering the give away. Also I joined your google friends.

Melody June 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I’m commenting, and also will follow you on twitter! 🙂

Mari Aparicio from Puerto Rico June 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Cindy your jewelry is awesome!!! I knew about you through Sharon. Really love your jewelry. The necklace is GORGEOUS!! I did the 6 things that you require plus one more, spread the work on twitter!!! Good organization on the blog, like it!!
Check my blog. I also have a giveaway!!

phyllis oller June 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway,phylliso

Mari Aparicio from Puerto Rico June 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Cindy your jewelry is awesome!!! I knew about you through Sharon. Really love your jewelry. The necklace is GORGEOUS!! I did the 6 things that you require plus one more, spread the work on twitter!!! Good organization on the blog, like it!!
Check my blog. I also have a giveaway!!

Jenn June 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Beautiful and great giveaway!

Nicole June 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm

wow awesomeness!!!!! please enter me!!! =)

Nicole June 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm

oh i follow you on twitter

thegiveawaydiva =)

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