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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! Have a present! :D

Good morning, world! It's Christmas here in Texas. It's probably already been Christmas for a while in other parts of the world.

It's been a very trying year, and the holidays have a curious way of making a person reflective. I assume it's because of all the memories involved, or maybe it's just because the year is ending. Either way, things have been interesting, but I don't want to dwell on that. It's time to move forward.

Despite everything, I truly believe this next year is going to be amazing. I am determined that it is going to be amazing. I've got some awesome things planned, and I can't wait to share them with everyone.

On the topic of sharing, I just wanted to point out that my ongoing giveaway is still ... going! I had intended on giving away a wire wrapped pendant to my 300th Twitter follower, but after a week, I have still not heard back from them. I have to assume at this point that they're not interested? I'm not sure.

So, I've decided to give it away here, instead! This giveaway will be simple. Just comment on this blog post. It will be my Christmas present to you! The other giveaways are still valid, too, so feel free to enter that as well. I don't mind.

Please... do not let me buy anymore until I've used some of these up!
Additionally, I... have to admit something. I have a bead addiction. I'm serious. Look at this. This organizer stands at 2 feet (60.96 cm) high and is 23" (58.42 cm) wide. All three drawers are overflowing with beads. To the side of that are smaller organizers of beads. There are fourteen of them that can no longer hold any additional beads.

And that's not even all of my beads. There's smaller containers all over the place. And this is just beads! I have way more art and craft supplies. In fact, the majority of what I own to my name is art and craft supplies. (Who needs things like clothes or new shoes?)

I am going to do the unthinkable. I am giving away some of my precious beads!

Here's how to win the beads:

• Comment here on this blog post and tell me what your favorite color is. That's the primary color of beads you'll be receiving. If you don't have a preference, I'll surprise you.
• I work primarily with gemstone beads, but also have a small cache of Czech glass and crystal. You'll receive mostly gemstone beads in a black jewelry box that measures 5.25x2.75x1". I can pack a whole mess of beads in this box. Especially if I take out the cotton insert.
• I'm going to need your email address. If it's not in your profile, please leave that in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Here's how to win the wire wrapped pendant:

• Just post here telling me what color of glass and wire (copper, gold, silver) you'd prefer!
• I'm going to need your email address. If it's not in your profile, please leave that in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

You have until New Year's Eve to comment. The winners will be announced on New Year's Day (January 1st). You can enter for both the beads and the pendant. If you win, and have asked for both, I'll simply wire wrap a second pendant to give away to another person. It doesn't hurt my feelings any to have to make two. This giveaway is also open internationally. Thanks to my friend in Germany, I've already made just about every mistake there is to make with shipping internationally. I now consider myself a pro at shipping things overseas. You ought to thank her. ;)

Much love everyone! I hope your Christmas Day is amazing.


  1. favorite color : blue

    favorite glass and wire : transparent and silver

    ...What ? I want to try doing this thing. :<


  2. red, and silver? i'll take a swing at this. haha.

  3. Beads: My favorite color is red. I also just love color in general.


  4. Pendant: Silver. But also like gold.


  5. any color & silver wrap!! Strangely, I seem to be into oranges these days-no idea why???

    I love all colors AND the bracelet you made that I got for Christmas is beautiful!

  6. Yay! I'm glad you liked the bracelet, Karen. ♥

  7. Madison says she likes purple beads, and loves to bead here at the house. It's very relaxing for her at the end of the school day when she needs quiet time. She likes silver and crystals of all colors! She likes to make bookmarks and stuff for her friends out of beads. --Rebecca

  8. Great blog...I enjoy all colors and most of my jewelry is email address is for the opportunity to enter!

  9. Blue is my favorite color~
    As for glass and wire? HM. Idk. Surprise me. >> I trust you. c: