Friday, November 4, 2011

Leah Fairbanks bead giveaway!

Over the years I have hoarded many, many beads. As I was poking through my stash recently, I realized that I have a lot of lampwork beads, and I almost never use them for designs. And I immediately thought that it would be nice to rehome some of them to people who would love them and use them!

The first bead that stood out to me was this absolutely amazing bead by Leah Fairbanks (Leah Fairbanks website). I bought this either at the first or second Tucson I ever went to, in 1997 or 1998. I remember that this bead stopped me in my tracks. Leah's work is absolutely amazing; her beads have such beautiful flowing designs and the colors are lovely.

This bead features her well-known flower designs, beautiful wings of amethyst-colored glass, and gold leaf. It's a marvelous creation, and it originally retailed for $122.



So how can you win this stunning bead? 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, November 12th, at midnight EST. This contest is open to international readers as well! Good luck, and happy designing!

36 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Really? How is it that you haven't framed this? I just cannot wrap my head around how glass bead artists manipulate molten glass into these amazing shapes with colors and magnificent detail. So pretty! Enjoy the day.
Erin

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a great bead! I'd love to win it.

KayzKreationz said...

That is one of the most gorgeous beads I think I've ever seen. I'd love to own that.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about this gorgeous bead and giveaway.

http://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/132520960594161664

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook group page.

http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Suztats said...

What a beautiful bead! I can't believe you're giving it away!! But, hey, I'll be happy to take it off your hands for you.....please?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Christine said...

I can see why Leah's bead stopped you in your tracks - it's absolutely stunning! Thanks for the chance!!

Marianna said...

This is gorgeous!

Marianna said...

I tweeted it!

@stargirljewelry

Marianna said...

I'm a fan on fb!

rockcreekcreations said...

WOW! That is such a wonderful bead.It would be a challenge to do it credit but I'm willing to try... Grin!

rockcreekcreations said...

I already am a fan on your facebook page. It got me over here now.

rockcreekcreations said...

I have you on Google Reader.

cleaver66 said...

I love love love this bead, and know just what i would do with it! It's sooo Nouveau Fabu!

Here Bead Dragons said...

I have seen Leah's work and admired it. That you are offering up one of her pieces is wonderful. It's exquisite. One of us is going to be very, very happy.
~cryssT

Here Bead Dragons said...
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Here Bead Dragons said...

tweeted @sigyn13

~cryssT

Here Bead Dragons said...

and blogged it at Here Bead Dragons
~cryssT

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Oh my gosh that is one amazing bead. I don't know how you can part with it.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am already a fan on fb.

wizardewu said...

That is a stunning bead!
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=283710358328959&id=100000413913778
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/133291433380691969
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Shaiha said...

What an utterly gorgeous bead! I would love to give it a new home

Shaiha said...

I have liked you on FB as Shaiha Williams

Shaiha said...

I shared the giveaway on FB

https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/192960704116775

Shaiha said...

I tweeted the giveaway.

https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/133374130140626944

Damyjo said...

it would be an honor to own this if i won it it is absolutely Beautiful.

Kusanar said...

How pretty! :)

T-Rose Leigh said...

oh ist so pretty would love to win

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about the bead and giveaway again. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

That is truly absolutely incredible! It's most definitely an art piece in and of itself and I commend the person who created it!

Now, THAT'S talent right there :)

Thank you for this amazing opportunity to win it!

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I shared on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheEclecticElement/posts/173547789404780

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheEclecticE/status/135200322187571200

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I liked you on Facebook under Kayla P.

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com