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!
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