Monday, August 29, 2011

Earthenwood giveaway!

Years ago, when I first started beading, I met Melanie of Earthenwood Studio. I was intrigued by her amazing ceramic work. The dichotomy of her pieces appealed to me very much. On one hand, she was creating sweet little teapots, perfect for a dainty tea party. On the other hand, she also made realistic heart and brain beads, pulsing with offbeat charm.

I immediately liked Melanie. She was so down-to-earth, funny and sweet, very genuine and just completely charming. Over the years we kept in touch and I kept watching her skills grow and her work change. I loved the different forms and patterns that she created. It makes me happy to make jewelry out of her beads because they're so wonderful, and also because I have a sentimental attachment to them.

Recently I was looking for a pendant to use in a design, and I realized just how many pieces I have of hers. I decided that I should share! I put together a set of pieces that represent many different stages of her beadmaking. There are over 25 beads and components in this set:


So how can you win this bonanza of bodacious beads? Comment on this entry for a chance to win. But wait--if you'd like extra chances to win, then you can share a link to this blog entry in a blog entry of your own, as a Tweet, as a Facebook status, or "like" the Laurel Moon Jewelry Facebook Fanpage. Each time you do so, stop back at this entry and add your link in a comment (or mention that you liked the FB page). The contest closes on Saturday night, September 3rd, at midnight EST. This contest is open to international readers as well! Good luck, and happy designing!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

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AJ said...

Is it bad that I want to win this just so I can have the little cicada? I mean, I like the other beads, too, Melanie does great work. But CICADA! (I'm so greedy, because I already have a big cicada by her with a glass cab set in the back.)

Yolanda M. said...

just tweeted about it!! http://twitter.com/#!/YolandasClay

How generous of you, love Melanie's work.

Yolanda M. said...

ANd just became a follower too! will post on FB later. Thanks!

coolmoon said...

Melanie is one of my favorite fellow Michigan beader/bloggers!
I'll be blogging and liking the FB fan page! Cool beads!
Sheryl Stephens
Cool Moon Creations
www.babblebead.blogspot.com

coolmoon said...

Facebook fan page officially liked!
Sheryl/Cool Moon

coolmoon said...

You've also been officially blogged!
www.babblebead.blogspot.com

Sheryl/Cool Moon Creations

Denise Peck said...

Officially liked! I'm with AJ, I love the cicada! But I'm a big fan of Melanie's too.

Anonymous said...

I just love lookn at all the neat beads u have.

Diana C Keever said...

Ooooh, so many pretties! I like Melanie's work very much! How generous of you!I am Diana C Keever on Facebook. I have liked your FB page and will post about the giveaway on my wall. :)

Deci said...

Those beads are fantastic! I want 'em!

Jen Hilton said...

I mentioned it on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/people/@/141273602567745

I adore Melanie's work. Thanks for doing this!

Special_Ops_Geoff said...

Just liked on FB...I need some beads!! I just picked up some cool pocket watches that I am ready to disassemble and make some stuff out off!!

Deci said...

I blogged! http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/08/brooches-brick-stitch-and-giveaway.html

Deci said...

FB fan

Deci said...

Shared on my jewelry page, GEM Trails,https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gem-Trails/245039422183934?sk=wall

rockcreekcreations said...

I have liked your facebook page. I needed more eye-candy during the day.

rockcreekcreations said...

Here is my comment for a chance to win.... ;-)

rockcreekcreations said...

I've posted the giveaway on twitter... @rockcreekcreate

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh what an awesome stash.. my gosh I'd love to win it! Thanks so much for offering such a great giveaway.

Karyn

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Hi - I've just also posted about this on my blog.

http://releasesbyrufydoof.blogspot.com/2011/08/awesome-giveaway.html

Thanks :)

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

I am following your blog. Also posted about the giveaway on my FB page. Thanks!!! Love that you have a bunch of vintage Earthenwood pieces in there :)

BeadsNWire said...

Ooooo...... LOVE!! I especially love the face cabs. I enjoy doing surface beading. I just liked your FB fan page, and now I'll tweet about the contest. I'm BeadsNWire on Twitter. Thank you, and good luck everyone!

BeadsNWire said...

Tweeted, as promised. Following your blog, and will post a FB status on the giveaway. Thanks again! =)

Lubna said...

Thank you for throwing it open for international readers also. Gorgeous beads.
lukathewriter (at) gmail (dot) com

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a wonderful give away! I love earthenwood studio's beads!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Hi again - I just also mentioned the giveaaway on my Releases by Rufydoof Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Releases-by-Rufydoof/108883798542

Karyn

Maryanne said...

oh wow, aren't they just gorgeous beadies!!! Will share - be back soon :)

Maryanne said...

Just mentioned this on my FB page, here's the link

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryniky-Designs/219415602576

Maryanne said...

Liked her page as well :)

bwheather said...

Cool prize. Thanks for including international people, too. I also liked the page on facebook. ;-)

Junie said...

Fanned on FB , & Posting the blog post too! Thanks for the chance to win these wonderfully unique beads!

horimarika said...

I love those beads!!!! Kisess from Hungary

horimarika said...

I liked your FB (Maria Horváth) and send you correct kisses :)))))

Lorelei Eurto said...

Awesome giveaway! Love Melanie and her work is incredible too!

Lorelei Eurto said...

i blogged the giveaway at http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/2011/08/laurel-moon-jewelry-giveaway.html

kgille said...

Would love to win these. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

dawn said...

What a great giveaway! I have also tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/dawnbdesign
liked your FB page, and popped a link to your blog on my FB page :) Now i have discovered your blog, I will follow that too :)

Catherine Aliff said...

OH MAN OH MAN...how awesome is this....We will happily promote this and you for being so wonderful!

Cash Wall Browning-Smith

D Fritz said...

I am a Michigan girl as well!!! Love Love Love Melanie's work.

Firefly Visions said...

I am loving this giveaway. Thanks for being so generous.

Firefly Visions said...

Liked the fb fanpage :)

cw said...

This is a wonderful selection of beads. I would love to win!
Thanks for your generous giveaway!

cw said...

'just found the FB page, liked it, and will keep up to date on your great designs.

cw said...

'just posted this on my blog. 'hope all the BSBP followers see it. Great giveaway, thanks!

Alice said...

Melanie makes such lovely stuff, doesn't she! I'd love to win this awesome giveaway!

Chrizette said...

Please enter me as well - would love to win!

baychriz at gmail dot com

Bead Soup Mix

Rebekah said...

Texture overload!! Wow! these are great beads... and did I mention I love texture... and detail?! Melanie's work is fabulous!

I just found your giveaway through Lorelei's blog. Thanks for putting these awesome beads up for grabs! :-)

Alice said...

I posted the link on my FB page:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1755927752#!/profile.php?id=1755927752

Alice said...

I posted this in the sidebar of the blog:

www.blissguild.blogspot.com

Alice said...

I 'liked' you on FB

Therese's Treasures said...

I love Earthenwood beads and pendants thank you for the chance to win. I am now a follower.

SueBeads said...

Um, yeah...I don't have enough of Melanie's work so I'd love to win too! Thank you for the chance!

kdevale said...

How very generous! Thanks for a chance at some beautiful beads.

Menno Jeweler said...

Wow, what a beautiful collection of handmade beads! You are so very generous (and talented)!

kdevale said...

Just liked your facebook page. Thanks! Kobey

Menno Jeweler said...

Just liked the FB page too!

Christine said...

I would love to win your "bonanza of bodacious beads"! Melanie's work is amazing!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What a gorgeous collection! Very generous of you-thanks for sharing. I was thrilled to meet Melanie at Bead Fest. I have admired her work and was so happy to meet the talented artist behind those amazing creations! Someone will definitely be doing the Snoopy dance Sunday morning!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

This is a great selection of Melanie's beads! I had the pleasure of meeting her at Philly Bead Fest a few weeks ago, and agree she's a very likable person!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Following on Facebook :)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Shared on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/LisaAPetrillo/posts/259918110695649

:)

KayzKreationz said...

I would love a chance to win these beads and work with them. Thanks.

KayzKreationz said...

Just "liked" her facebook page. Some wonderful things.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your wonderful beads and giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook page about your giveaway.

http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Nicki said...

wow really cool - this must be worth a fortune - how generous of you. thanks for sharing.

KayzKreationz said...

Follow your blog. (Couldn't remember if that counted as entry or not, but you've got some wonderful posts.)

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Cillaw said...

Hi, Great Contest!
I Would love to win!
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Cillaw said...

Hello,
I have liked you on Facebook too!
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Woman of Promise said...

I liked I liked I liked! I love I love I love the beads they bootiful! lol

Cillaw said...

Hello,
I just blogged about the Giveaway too.
Thanks so much!
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Heidi said...

Oh my how I would love to win this treasure trove!!!

Heidi said...

I LIKED your Facebook page too!

Heidi said...

I facebooked it: http://www.facebook.com/expostfactojewelry

Heidi said...

And I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/expostfacto

BTW, it's my birthday next week so it would really excellent timing ;)

Really, these pieces are fantastic!

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow!! What a huge stash you're sharing. I haven't had the opportunity to play with the Earthenwood products. I'd LOVE to win these pretties and have that chance. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Karyn B said...

Oh, wow, what a lovely, generous giveaway. I liked your FB page and spread the word on FB as well.

Melissa McIntyre said...

Love these! :D I would love to win! They're beautiful! :D

CraftyHope said...

I shared this on my Facebook page (Crafty Hope Jewelry- http://www.facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry)

CraftyHope said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (I'm @CraftyHope)

CraftyHope said...

I liked your facebook page!!

MommyP said...

LOVE the beads!!!!

MommyP said...

I also liked your facebook page! :-)

JJoy said...

I absolutely love these beads...what beautiful detail! I have to say that I just couldn't give any away...I'd make some pieces to keep all for myself. Can I win just for telling the truth?

Janet Bocciardi said...

Beautiful beads! Odds are low, but I'm feeling luckY!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Just "liked" fb page!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Just did status update on my facebook page:
http://facebook.com/honeyfromthebee

Janet Bocciardi said...

Just did status update on my facebook page:
http://facebook.com/honeyfromthebee

Janet Bocciardi said...

and tweeted.... : ) increased my odds?

http:twitter.com/honeyfromthebee

Thanks for offering these cool beads up!

swopemelmel said...

Wow!!! Earthenwood Studio pieces are sooooo AWESOME !!!!!! Thank You so much for the chance to win, I admire them but do not yet own any. Melanie
swopemelmel@aol.com

Rebecca said...

Got a link to here from lorelei - wow! You are amazingly generous :-) I'd love to snag these beadies!

Rebecca said...

And I'm following!

Rebecca said...

and I tweeted! (songbead)

Rebecca said...

And I'm about to hop over and like you on facebook - Rebecca Anderson :-)

Shaiha said...

What absolutely yummy beads. Please enter me in the drawing.

Shaiha said...

I liked your FB page

Susanm said...

Thanks for the oportunity to win these great beads.

Shaiha said...

I shared the giveaway on FB

http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/207049452687625

Shaiha said...

I tweeted the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/108570020363247616

Penny said...

Oh my, what a wonderful selection of beads, I would love for these to arrive in my mail.

Penny said...

I am following your blog!!

Penny said...

I now like you on FB!!

Genea said...

Wow! What an amazing give-away! I would love a chance to win! xo Genea

Genea said...

http://www.facebook.com/geneabeads

Posted on my facebook profile.

Genea said...

http://www.facebook.com/geneabeadslampwork

pasted on my facebook fan page.

Cindy Cima said...

Oh oh Oh!! These are gorgeous!

Cindy Cima said...

I liked Laurel Moon Jewelry and Beads

Genea said...

http://twitter.com/#!/GeneaBeads
posted on Twitter

Alicia Coats said...

What an awesome give-away! Melanie's beads are fantastic & I appreciate the opportunity to win!

Penny said...

Shared your giveaway on FB

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Copper-Penny-Designs/140176112694726#!/pages/Copper-Penny-Designs/140176112694726


Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Cindy Cima said...

Posted on fb

Genea said...

http://geneabeads.blogspot.com/2011/08/earthenwood-beads-give-away-on-laurel.html

shared on my blog ;)

Genea said...

I also "liked" the fb page and added a link back to your blog in the blog I posted on mine ;)

Shaiha said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog.

http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-laurel-moon-jewelry-giveaway.html

Beverly Herman said...

I love Melanie's beads. I have been using them for years.

Anonymous said...

those beads really are quite amazing!

Beverly Herman said...

Shared the give-away on my facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=692919180

Shel said...

wow - how generous of you to give these away - I'd be keeping these because they are really, really super cool beads!! OMG!

I'd love to win these so I'm posting on Fb and doing the twitter bit and I'm following the blog now, too.! :)

Hopefully I'll get time to post to the blog today, too!

AJ said...

Posted it on FB today: http://www.facebook.com/erthefae/posts/228148193903655

AJ said...

And Tweeted about it, too! http://twitter.com/#!/erthefae/status/108579104961470464

Chris Maj said...

What a fantastic artist and a SWEET group of goodies!!
http://www.facebook.com/beadn4fun

Chris Maj said...

I've liked your facebook page...cause I Like it!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh! You can never have too much Earthenwoods! But if you must give this away, then I would love to be the winner. There is some stuff here I have never seen. Were you hoarding it? (Don't worry. I won't judge. I do that too! ;-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Mellisa said...

What a bonanza of Melanie's work! I'd love to add to my own collection of her beads :)

Ashleigh Becker said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I want to win!

Mellisa said...

Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinook-Jewelry-Designs/263896010301643?sk=wall

Mellisa said...

Also now "like" your FB Fan Page :)

Shay Stone said...

Wow.. what an exciting giveaway! Melanie's work is new to me, but it sure does get the creative juices flowing! I'd love a chance to win this luscious lot so here I am and now I'm off to do some blogging and liking :)

Shay Stone said...

Okay.. FB page has been liked :)

Shay Stone said...

... And blogged ...

http://shaystone.blogspot.com/2011/08/laurel-moon-jewelry-is-having-giveaway.html


Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Shay

Shay Stone said...

Okay.. one more mention on my FB page.

http://www.facebook.com/ShaysBook/posts/2045133204829?ref=notif&notif_t=like

Thanks again :)

besh said...

i think i might like to win these! =D

Sabine said...

These beads are fantastic! Are you sure you want to share? What a good person you are.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com
annrishell@gmail.com

JustATish said...

These are awesome! I love the faces! Thanks for the fun give away :)

JustATish said...

Blogged it :)

http://justatish.blogspot.com/2011/08/laurel-moon-jewelry-giveaway.html

JustATish said...

posted a link back to your blog for the give away on my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-A-Tish-Jewely-Designs/9139201359

JustATish said...

Liked your facebook page :)

Sabine said...

Just facebooked your giveaway.

Thanks, Ann
http://mycriticaleye.com
annsrishell@gmail.com

JustATish said...

Tweeted it!

http://twitter.com/#!/JustATish

Juanita said...

liked your fb page! would be so grateful if I won!!

Skye said...

what beautiful beads!How wonderful of you to share your goodies with someone :) I just realized I have a bracelet made with some of her oval Celtic beads!

Anonymous said...

Me like very much! I'm showered with bad luck at the moment. Would you mind changing that ?
Stina
ca.christina@telia.com

Colleen said...

What a great giveaway - thanks so much for the opportunity!

Doreen said...

I love Melanie's creations! Please enter me!

Doreen said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Skye said...

I added your giveaway to my blog :)

http://ladychaos.blog.com/2011/08/30/tuesday-tip-offs/

Colleen said...

Just "liked" your page on FB. Thx!

Skye said...

I liked your FB fan page! I'm going to enjoy browsing through your photos here as well as your etsy shop!

Connie said...

Hi! I love the designs and the color of these beads. So pretty. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! :)

aliasgirl1976@yahoo.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just love Melanie's beads and pendants! Please include me for the giveaway :-)

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just posted on my blog at
http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/laurel-moon-jewelry-and-beads.html

Rosemarie said...

I so want these lovelies! Please?

Rosemarie said...

Okay I liked your facebook page too. Cause I fo like your beads!

Raida said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win these beautiful beads by Melanie. havanabeads@yahoo.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just "liked" your fb page!

yogavq said...

I love the little squishy faces, oh I want to win. How can you give these up? Lucky for us you are so generous.

Vikki

laurelmoon said...

Placeholder for Janny Perry, who is unable to comment because of the internet gremlins. :)

Regina said...

Wow, how generous and sweet of you to share your beads. Thank you.

TrudiC said...

Awesome beads! I'd love to win any of them.

indigo heart said...

Such wonderful beads! Thank you.

TrudiC said...

"Liked" your site on facebook!

Marci said...

Love these!! Liked on FB!

Starseed Jewelry said...

OMG! These are gorgeous. I will definitely be "liking" on facebook.

Marci said...

Blogged on thatnothingbewasted.wordpress.com about the giveaway!

Marci said...

Tweeted, too! MonkeyMama79 And if I win, I will let AJ have the little cicada! :)

Marci said...

And posted on my FB page! I love these sooo much!

Peggy A. said...

These beads are super cool! If I win, I hope I can do justice to their prettyness!

Katie said...

You know, although beautiful, these beads wouldn't usually be my style. But I'm looking for something to stretch my creativity and get out of my comfort zone. These would be perfect!

Alice Howe said...

Oh my, uber cool beads! Hope I'm the lucky one.

Go Girl Mosaics ~ Jessey Lucas said...

These are wonderful. Love them all. Followed Cheri Bosela FB link here and so glad I did. I have "Liked" Laurel Moon Jewelry and will post a linch on Go Girl Mosaics.

Go Girl Mosaics~Jessey Lucas said...

Posted link on my personal FB page also. Don't want any of my friends to miss seeing these.

Thoughtfulhands said...

What an amazing giveaway...
Think of the things you could do with all those Earthenwood beads :)

Sue-Lin said...

Thanks for your generosity in sharing this treasure!

suelin[at]barkingcrow.ca

Not Afraid said...

That's a entire history of Earthenwood! I love it all!

Not Afraid said...

I posted this on my Inspired Adornments FB page too.

Not Afraid said...

I also liked your BF page - and I'm glad I did!

Clemme/Trine said...

Amazing beads, I love them :)
Facebook fan page officially liked :)

Anonymous said...

I love them all! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love and peace from Spain.
Lula.
lulasm4(at)gmail(dot)com

JeannieK said...

If you must give this away I will gladly take it off your hands for you.
thanks

CreationsbyKari said...

Would love to win this awesome collection of Earthenwood beads! Will officially like page and post on facebook as well!
Thanks so much!

Beetique said...

I can see why you want her beads! They are awesome and I'd have fun with them!

Amy said...

These are so pretty and a very generous giveaway!

Amy said...

I also just "liked" Laurel Moon Jewelry!

wheezi said...

These are absolutley wonderful! A treasure to any collection!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

pineridgetreasures@comcast.net

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Posted the giveaway on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925

pineridgetreasures@comcast.net

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Blogged the giveaway!
http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/2011/08/laurel-moon-earthenwood-bead-giveaway.html

pineridgetreasures@comcast.net

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Liked you page on facebook!

pineridgetreasures@comcast.net

Shelle said...

Those beads are gorgeous - I would love to win them!

Not Afraid said...

Somehow, this pushed me over the edge to commit to my own blog. I mentioned the giveaway there too (although, I'm not sure who's going to see it yet!)
http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

There are some fabulous beads in this giveaway! I just bought some of Melanie's newer designs! Love these older ones too!
Thanks for the generous chance to win!!

pussman said...

please count me in!!
:)

Suztats said...

Would I ever love to win some of Melanie's beads! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

beth gales said...

These beads are just beautiful! What a fantastic giveaway!

Janea aka Naya said...

Love the little blue "pumpkin" shaped beads. The color is gorgeous!

Sally Anderson said...

Oh yes, please count me in! Thanks.

Sally Anderson said...

I just liked you in FB. Thanks again!

Sally Anderson said...

I'm also a follower now, too! Thank you.

CraftyHope said...

I blogged about it as well. ..(http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/08/not-exactly-bead-table-wednesday.html)

Pearl and Pebble said...

WOW what a lovely lovely giveaway! You are the strongest woman in the world to be able to part with those beauties!!!!!

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