Monday, April 11, 2011

BeadFest Wrap-Up -- and Give-Aways!

I'm home, resting up from the many hours on my feet shopping at BeadFest.  I honestly didn't plan on spending much, but I did have a plan -- to find cool focals and clasps for the Bead Soup book.  I accomplished that and can't wait until you see them!

I started the trip by burning several CDs of my favorite music -- a very eclectic mix of tunes from Depeche Mode to Nine Inch Nails to tango music.  I chronicled the start of the trip with a photo...


I was a little tired and couldn't muster a smile, but I was smiling on the inside.

I really did have fun!  I got to see Jen Judd again, and meet Elisabeth Auld for the first time.  They're sweet as pie and absolutely hilarious.  I love meeting blog friends in real life!  I also got to talk to Barbara Lewis again and take a few photos of her oh-so-colorful booth....

amazing enameled beads
beautiful cording

Barbara had a booth across from Yvonne of My Elements -- Genea included some of Yvonne's fun findings in her Cup of Bead Soup package.  Her booth is a feast of fun...


I have to show you a few things I bought.  I always buy (and hoard) Joan Miller's ceramic beads.  This time, she had owls (shriek!!!!) and coffee mugs.  Love love love.  

:Left Owl:  Did you drink my coffee?  :Right owl, looking away:  What?  Hoooo me?

These are nice and chunky -- I'm thinking of putting these in a necklace for myself.

As for the ring class on Sunday -- I'm so disappointed.  I woke up at 3am with (you guessed it) a killer migraine.  I stayed in the room in the dark until check-out and then limped my way home.  Now, I always use my turn signal.  But holy Hannah.  When your head hurts as much as mine did, that turn signal was like exploding a hand grenade at close range.  Jiminy Christmas.  I had to forgo that particular law-abiding gesture.


So after sleeping off the migraine, I got up and put together some giveaways for you!  Instructions for entering are below, but for now, take a look at each lot up for grabs....


A yard each of faux suede from Barbara Lewis' booth.


A grab bag of fun from My Elements.


Pewter toggles from Bead Me Up.


Earring pairs from all the Czech glass strands I bought.


A pendant from Green Girl Studios.


And last but not least, two stamps from PJ Tool & Supply.


So here's how to win ONE of these:

1) Leave a comment below -- be sure you have a way for me to contact you.
2) Get an extra entry for blogging, Facebooking, or Tweeting about this.

Come back on Monday, April 18th, 
to find out who wins what!

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(PS:  I will be away from the computer most of tonight and through tomorrow, April 12th, so don't worry if your comment doesn't show up right away -- rest assured it will get through!)



Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

202 comments:

  1. Wow, that must have been heaven looking at all those beads and findings. Sorry your headache ruined the ring class...maybe next time. And those owl beads are just adorable.

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  2. Oh man, am I jumping up and down! Love all those goodies. I am so heading over to check out the owls and coffee mugs. I have been on the hunt for some tiny coffee mugs to make earrings with, and that one is adorable. So sorry you missed some fun from the headache. Very jealous of the trip and getting to meet some bloggy buddies. :)

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  3. Aww, so sorry a migraine put a damper on your trip:( Looks like you got some great shopping in, however! I love all these! I would love to win any one of your giveaways!

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  4. BeadFest must have been so much fun! I love the different goodies you came home with. The owl beads are especially cute.

    kjramstack at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oooohhhhh, love those earring pairs, so much fun to be had with those!

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  6. Oh gosh! Isn't it great going through your treasures when you get back from these events...? and I love seeing what other people buy too - better than any chocolate factory! It looks looks like you had lots of fun but such a shame about the migraine :0(
    Thanks for putting so much up for grabs too :0)

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  7. Yikes! What beautiful colors in the photographs! They're like candy-yummy!

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  8. I'm so sorry your class was ruined by a migraine, that really sucks, but it looks like you had some fun shopping....

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  9. Will blog this too.

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  10. Man Barbara Lewis' beads are just so great, aren't they?I'll toss my name in the hat for those fun stamps! :P

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  11. What a great collection!! I am so sorry about your Migraine...how disappointing that must have been in addition to having to brave the sun and the noise to drive home. My heart goes out to you! But wow, thank you for thinking of your readers in all the excitement of booth shopping...they all look like so much fun!

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  12. What a wonderful giveaway! I love to live vicariously through other people's visits to bead shows!

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  13. Ooh, I am so jealous you of you going to Bead Fest. You have such an eye for picking out interesting beads and such. I would love to win the stuff from My Elements.
    -Debbie

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  14. sorry you got a migraine during your trip..i wish there was a bead fest in Houston..is there??
    thanks for sharing all this cool stuff with this fabulous giveaway..everything looks wonderful.
    i'll share this with FB too

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  15. Oh Lori. . .you can count me in for ANY of those fabulous finds. Such generosity!! You are amazing!

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  16. OMG! Lori, I haven't giggled so much as with you and Jen J-V in the same space. Her little dance and your pink hair ... I wish I was back there at that place and time right this minute. My face hurt from laughing so much! I'm sorry you got a migraine. Mother Nature can be so cruel! I came home with some of Yvonne goodies ... how can anyone resist those. I have some anodized aluminum that is calling out to be partners with them. :-)

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  17. I've tweeted and FB-ed it. . .I will also link to the giveaway on my blog!

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  18. Oh, I would love to have been there. So thanks for taking me on this virtual ride:-)! Hope your migraine will be better soon!

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  19. You are the first one I've heard of (and seen some of the haul) from BeadFest Wire. . .I just couldn't make the spring event this year (I'm holding out for August). Looks like you had a great time! And I know you have a great eye!!!

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  20. Oh Lori that stinks! I have been getting migraines lately too and they can really ruin your day/life. I am so sorry. Thanks for the great giveaways!
    Shannon C

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  21. Oh what fun, can I just say...Yummmmyyyy to ALL of it!!! I love the metal stamp designs, really cool! I would love to be entered in your giveaway friend, I've been the recipient of a few of your gifts & adored everything!
    Hugs & here's to 7000 bracelets, mines done & readyto go!
    Smiles,
    Susie
    PS: I'll smile for ya, that's what friends are for! ;)

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  22. So sorry about the migrane and hope you are feeling better now. My fingers are so crossed for those earring pairs ... yikes!

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  23. Looks like great things you are giving away. The owls were too cute. I have never beaded before but I did make a memory bracelet today for the 7000 Braclelets for hope and I am also making jewelry with metal. I like the toggles you are giving away and going to check that site out. Oh and I will tweet and facebook here also.

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  24. Wow, what a fabulous stash! Wish I was there x

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  25. Wow, I wish I would've heard about this sooner, I'm only in Ohio & it looks amazing!

    Awesome giveaway, count me in, I wanna wiinnnn!!!!

    XoXo

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  26. Oh I hate when your fun gets spoiled by those migraines. I am glad you did get to enjoy most of the trip and I know Elizabeth had fun meeting you (so incredibly jealous BTW) You got some awesome pictures and I love all the goodies you are giving away.

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  27. Renee Sue3:32 PM

    I SO miss being in a large city so I can go to the bead shows. I am SO jealous!! Your "finds" are fun and I'd LOVE to win one of them. I love the owls...my Mom loved owls and collected them for years. They always make me smile and think of her, not that I need any help...(miss you Mom!!) Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Oh wow, looks like you had a blast bead shopping! I am so sorry that a migraine ruined your class!

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  29. I can relate to the migraine aspect, yesterday mine earned me an ambulance ride to the hospital! And to top it off I was sent home with a slightly less migraine! Awesome give away, I will twitter too!

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  30. Sounds like you had a fun time even though the migraine ruined the last day of class. You got some great stuff, I posted it on FB and Tweeted it too for a couple extra entries. Thank you Lori!

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  31. what great goodies!
    thank you for the chance to win some from these pretty things.

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  32. Oh my the Bead Fest sounds quite amazing, we don't have anything quite like that in the UK. Love all your finds, thank you for sharing almost as good as being there in person! Sorry that you missed out because of your migraine, hope you are feeling a lot better again.

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  33. I will throw my name in the bucket! (Which is hard to do let me tell you when all your fingers are crossed....)

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  34. Lisa Staten3:56 PM

    I just found you and I'm so glad I did! My daughter and husband suffer with migraines, so I can relate, SOMEwhat. LOVE all the give-aways! On my way to FB!

    Lisa @ lastaten@embarqmail.com

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  35. Lori you shouldn't have! This is anther amazing giveaway. All these beautiful goodies, I especially like the faux suede strings; gorgeous and cruelty free.

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  36. Well look at all those fun things! I think it must be time for me to win!!!

    bkjobe at hotmail.com

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  37. Bead and Wire Fest was fun! Please include me in your giveaway.

    Thanks!

    sandra5461@comcast.net

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  38. I also shared it on facebook.

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  39. I FB'd your giveaway and will mention on my blog too!

    http://bbonnieblue.blogspot.com/

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  40. Awesome stuff! Thanks, Lori

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  41. Hope the migraine has abated by now. Thanks for doing this fantastic giveaway. What a lot of stuff! I'm very excited to enter and will FB and tweet it too! Thank you!

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  42. What a fabulous giveaway! So sorry that your migraine spoilt your class.

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  43. Beautiful giveaway. Would so love to have seen all these goodies in person. What a lucky lady you are. I love Joan Miller beads - she does such phenomenal work. Love your post.

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  44. I facebooked (is that a verb?)!

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  45. I tweeted, too. Tweet Tweet!

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  46. Your giveaways are always fun. You're fun!

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  47. so sorry you missed the class. i'm always afraid to commit to anything because of my dreaded migraines. glad you got some shopping in. take care

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  48. I love your little bead-toon: "Hoo me?"

    Thanks for sharing this marvelous eye candy and the chance to win.

    I'm practically drooling on my keyboard ;-)

    Hope you feel better quick!

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  49. So sorry about your migraine, but at least you got some bead shopping in!! Love those stamps!!

    orenjane@gmail.com

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  50. Hope you're feeling better! Loving all your finds...so envious :)

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  51. swopemelmel5:47 PM

    Oh such pretty things!!! swopemelmel@aol.com

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  52. What a great give away! Thank you for your generosity!

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  53. I cannot even pick my favorite here! Everything is nice :)

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  54. Looks like you got some great things! I would have drooled all over Barbara's table...the colors are amazing!
    I FB and Tweeted your giveaway.

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  55. Oh my goodness, Lori! Those sets are BEAUTIFUL!! Count me in for sure!

    Oh yeah, I blogged about it too ;)

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  56. What great stuff...I'll give this a tweet.

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  57. WOW you did a fantastic job.
    Sorry you came down with a mirgraine. I know how those are. Not.fun.at.all.
    Such greatr goodies for the give away.
    Kathy

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  58. Oh Lori, that must've been devestating on too many levels, to have that migraine and not be able to take part in that class! Goodness. But what a stash you found! Those owls are just way too sweet....

    Thank you for offering your generous giveaway!

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  59. (and I've just FB'ed the giveaway too...)

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  60. Here's the link to my tweet. http://twitter.com/#!/amdesignsangela/status/57590922036252672

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  61. Sorry to hear about the migraine, but hopefully you're feeling better now. Looks like you felt just fine on Saturday while shopping!
    Thanks for a chance to win one of your lovely finds.

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  62. That little "conversation" between the owls about the cup of coffee was awful- and I really did laugh out loud for more than a few seconds. What can I say? *shrug*

    Even if you don't pick me for a prize, I got one anyway with that laugh.

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  63. wow wow wow, what a lot of goodies! i would be thrilled to win one of your giveaways! thanks!

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  64. Sounds like you had a great time and you got lots of goodies and had a great time! Until the Migraine (I know how you feel - I get them too)
    Please include me in the Give Away! Barb (Nellie's Mom!)

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  65. Beautiful owls. The lampwork beads are gorgeous. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I would love to win any of your giveaways.

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  66. It was great to see you! I'm so sad that you didn't feel well all weekend. At least it didn't slow down the shopping. haaaaaaaaaa I've got my torch, now, so I'm about to set up the kitchen for the multifunctional craft space that it should be. :) Take care!!
    Jen

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  67. Hi Lori, sounds like you did have fun at BeadFest (before migraine!) Sorry to hear that. You purchased some lovely things, the owl beads are so sweet as are the pink elaborate beads. Please include my name in your list giveaway, I have written on my blog.
    Jenni

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  68. What a great peek into the goodies you got! As much as I wish I lived closer to BeadFest (and as much as Visa and MasterCard would appreciate it), it's probably a good thing I don't...So sorry the migraine interrupted the experience for you!

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  69. I'm sorry your migraine made you miss the ring class. But it sounds like you had a good time otherwise. I love all the goodies, especially the little owls--so cute!!!

    I'd love to be a winner!!!!!!!
    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  70. I loved looking through your eyes at the booths. Elisabeth Auld was my Bead Soup Partner--wish I could meet her, like you did! Love all the goodies you brought back to share. Thank you for being so generous!

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  71. What an amazing giveaway. It sounds like a wonderful experience - well, up until migraine struck. Hope you are feeling better.

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  72. Joan Miller and Green Girl Studios? Oh I'm loving the pics!

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  73. Wow - what great treasures! I'm sorry your headache got in the way of your class. Bummer! Thanks for the shout out - it was great to meet you too!

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  74. I want to go to BEADFEST! Some of those goodies you shared, I've never seen or imagined.
    So sorry about your headache- that made it double bad to miss the class, too.

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  75. I love the Green Girl pendant and the swirl stamp...I attach a swirl charm to each of my necklaces I make, since a swirl is part of my logo. Been thinking that it would be cool to start stamping a swirl instead. :-) Thanks for offering such a fabulous giveaway!!

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  76. Super bummer! So sorry you missed the class:( Sounds like you had a grand time shopping. Such a fabulous giveaway!

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  77. What a wonderful give away!

    I think the stamps would be fun to play with.

    I can't believe "they" haven't come up with a cure for migraines yet! Sorry you had to suffer. : (

    Thanks!

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  78. Oops...forgot to leave my email to contact me....

    cw33stone at aol dot com

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  79. Yummm, I want some!! Looks like fun. I have to get back to beadfest, maybe I'll plan for August! The owl beads are too cute!! Sorry to hear about yoru Migraine, hope you're better soon.

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  80. Anonymous10:00 PM

    Your trip looked like a great time, sorry it was affected by your migraine. I'm jealous because I'm in Canada and the bead shows we have are not as impressive nor as extensive as those in the US, I haven't been able to attend a show in the US. Stil trying to arrange a vacation around a show somewhere. Thank you for sharing on your blog.

    Maria PK

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  81. Very cool!!!! So sorry about the migraine...I love all your goodies, what a trip!!!
    I just got excited looking at all your stuff. I'm not sure I could handle the whole event! Take care and hope you are better really soon. BTW, I really love your blog, you have inspired me to work on mine more.
    Carol
    www.designingit.etsy.com

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  82. Thank you so much for sharing - it can't be easy choosing which ones to give away! I'm certainly going to share this on facebook.

    Terry Bizaca
    bizacat@yahoo.com

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  83. Thank you for sharing - it must be so hard to choose which ones you're going to give away! I'm certainly going to share this on facebook.

    Terry Bizaca
    bizacat@yahoo.com

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  84. Looks like you had so much fun and such a feast to the eyes! Lovely finds too, especially those owls.. Thanks for a great giveaway :0)

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  85. Thanks for sharing all your beady loot! You had some great finds! So sorry to hear about the crapalicious migraine though :(

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  86. Oh how fun. I wish I would have been there too. The colors are all so beautiful it just makes you want to have one of everything. I can't wait to see what you make with the owls - I just love them.

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  87. What a great giveaway! You are so generous!
    I wish there shows like that over where I live.
    A big hug from Spain.

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  88. Great stuff, real bummer about the migraine.

    Ok I'm posting this link on Facebook and Twitter

    elahnah@aim.com

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  89. Living in New Zealand I can only dream of these beautiful places! I would leave with an empty purse and a full credit card! Thanks for a lovely blog post.

    http://the-fantail.blogspot.com/

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  90. What a fun shopping trip that had to be for you. So sorry that ugly migraine lifted it's head. Hope you are better now. I would love to win one of your exciting finds. I will Facebook, Twitter and blog this.

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  91. That has been a heaven for a beader ;-D Oh, I love those owls!!

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  92. oh I so hate migraines! But, what a wonderful stash of beads! Oh and such lovely prizes...how fun!

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  93. Nice stash you have there Lori! You new metal punches go well with the sterling silver blanks i bought last week! Too funny - Liz !

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  94. Honey!! what can I say! is so amazing these gift1! I really will love to get these. I will do the facebook too!! Thanks! art is alive!

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  95. Migraines always strike at the worst times :( I always get them when there is something fun to do!
    Those goodies look amazing!

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  96. How'd I miss the owls & coffee mugs?
    Must have been beady overload! I'm sorry about the migraine. Been there, hated that.

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  97. Anneedownie@aol.com5:08 AM

    Sorry to hear your migraine spoiled things...they spoil so many nice occasions!Still,you got to see all those lovely beads and bring lots home.They are beautiful.
    Keep well,Anne x

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  98. I attended my first bead sow (The Whole Bead Show in NYC) last month and thought I was in heaven. Amazing what is out there. My dream is to retire and spend full time on beading (some day!)....would love to add this to my collection....have a great day...

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  99. Glad you had fun Lori! I loovveee those owl and coffee mug beads, so cute! Your give-aways are gorgeous and generous! Thank you.

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  100. I would love to go to a bead show! It looks wonderful! All of the spring colors are fabulous!

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  101. Boo about the migraine! You are always so generous to think of your readers who can't be there!

    Love ya!

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  102. OMG what a delightful trip to the BEAD HEAVEN I am so sorry it all had to end with a killer migraine. Be Blessed

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  103. No wonder why I couldn't find you on Sunday! I did finally get to go and was totally enthralled with Barbara Lewis' stand, so much so I grabbed up a kit! I'm so excited!! I didn't buy more than a couple of items and didn't get to see everything - the boys were with us, but it was a great day! I'm hoping that the August show will allow me to go by myself (or with hubby and no kids) and I'll have the time to hang out with friends AND shop!

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  104. Lori, grab that migraine and wrap it up in a foolproof parcel with lots of silver tape and multiple layers of boxes. Write my address on it, and send it by airmail. Once it gets here I will let it out. And then I'll kill it. I promise you! I'll kill it!

    And even so I E N V Y you so much. Just imagine to actually go to BeadFest. Lucky you! Meeting everyone. And the goodies! The czech glass beads looks so awesome.

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  105. Sorry to hear you missed your class :( It looks like you found some cool stuff though! Thanks for sharing with this awesome giveaway!!

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  106. Great Giveaway Batman! What terrific items for the winners! Hope I am one of them! Don't know how you managed to drive home with a migraine, that had to be tough. I am also putting this on my blog and my facebook page.

    Stephanie Haussler
    pixybugdesigns@hotmail.com

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  107. Hi Lori, sorry i havn't been blogging much the past few weeks i've been taking care of my little man man my post today explains whats been going on anyway how generous of you to share all of your goodies with us like i said b4 i have never been to a real live bead show so i appreciate you sharing and would love to win thanks again and sorry those dang headaches have to go and spoil your fun :( ttfn L:)

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  108. Wow! What a fun time! I love the pics you took! It gives us the feeling of getting a glimpse of the tables at the show! Isn't Yvonne wonderful?! I bet her table was super sweet!

    Love all of the beads and what not's that you posted! Yum!

    eyedoglass@hotmail.com

    Shared on my fb profile page http://www.facebook.com/#!/geneabeads

    fb fanpage http://www.facebook.com/#!/geneabeadslampwork

    and twitter http://twitter.com/#!/GeneaBeads

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  109. what an amazing time you must have had! those owls and teacup are just too cute! thanks so much for sharing with us, Lori!

    rach@balancedcrafts.com

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  110. Looks like you had fun at BeadFest. Will also post on BeadGypsies Facebook & Twitter.

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  111. Looks like you had fun at Beadfest. Also posting to the BeadGypsies Facebook & Twitter accounts.

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  112. Looks like you had fun at BeadFest. Will also post on BeadGypsies Facebook & Twitter.

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  113. What great beads and findings!!! Love them.

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  114. Glad the shopping was good at the show, but so sorry you missed your class because of the migraine. Glad you made it home safely. Love all of the bead show goodies you shared with us. I am anxiously waiting for Bead & Button in June. Thanks for thinking of us when you were making your purchases. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is touching.
    Crossing my fingers for the drawing on the 18th as that's my birthday!

    gembouquet at gmail dot com

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  115. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, goody, a giveaway that rings my bell!!

    And, i'm putting this on facebook for ENTRY #2:)

    oh, and, psssst, metal stamps - simply lovely as is all you're GRACIOUSLY giving away.

    Rest and take care of yourself, Jan

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  116. I can't imagine trying to drive with a migraine. Glad you made it back home safely. Thanks for offering such fun items in your give away!! It would be an honor to receive any little stash from you!!

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  117. Pretty little thins again! I will add this to my sidebar :)

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  118. Glad you had such a wonderful time, until the excitement turned in to a migraine. There aweful. I just love the pictures you took, Everything looks like fun. The owls and mug are just too sweet. Anyone who wins will be one lucky duck! Have a wonderful day.

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  119. Posted it on my Blog, Facebook and Tweeted.

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  120. This is a cool site I have stumbled upon. I could get so addicted to all aspects but the metal stamping has really caught my eye.

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  121. http://melissameman.blogspot.com/2011/04/bead-fest-goodies-giveaway.html

    blogged about it :)

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  122. Hey we always say we only wanted to buy a few items and leave with tons more. Looks like you had a fabulous time minus your health problems. I love looking at beads! Thanks for sharing them with us and for the links. I will be checking some of those out. I will also be looking out for some of your giveways...woohoo!

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  123. Oh, one more thing, Lori. I have been trying to register for the Bracelets of Hope but can't seem to. Is anyone else having problems registering. I have tried clicking on the link that you sent me and also actually doing it manually but I get a system error. Any other place that I register at? I send you an email but maybe you didn't receive it. Thanks, Lupe

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  124. So sorry about your migraine. I use to get them and know what killers they can be. I laughed so hard at the owls and the coffee cup! That was so cute. It was so nice of you to do giveaways when you feel so crummy. Thanks for the chance and hoping you are feeling better.

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  125. I commented on FB, couldn't find the darn blog this morning! Not enough coffee I suppose!

    You scored some awesomeness, lucky for us!

    Those owls and coffee cup are too cute! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

    Please count me in for the drawing!

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  126. PS- I FB'ed, twice!

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/lori-mcdaniel-anderson/beadfest-wrap-up-and-give-aways/10150214731038824#!/profile.php?id=100000510051965

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/BooBeads-Jewelry/114407385305498#!/pages/BooBeads-Jewelry/114407385305498?sk=wall

    And tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/BooBeadsJewelry/status/57875627537203200

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  127. Lori, the owl on the left looks like he had too much coffee already!
    P.S. I'll put something about your giveaway on my blog, too. The newest entry already has a link to you because I posted a pic of my crafts show purchases.

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  128. Sorry about the migraine - I'm sure all the activity the day before didn't help :( Thank you for giving us a chance at that beady porn! I would LOVE the tree life pendant! *crossing my fingers*

    I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/#!/rosewksjewelry/status/57890254316773376

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  129. Such a fun collection! I bet meeting up with friends was the best part :) Bummer on the migraine! I know you were so looking forward to your class :(

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  130. Hi Lori! What a wonderful giveaway! Please add me to the draw! And I will blog about it and return!

    xoxo
    ziggy

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  131. Oooh, such a great stash of stuff. Hope I win!
    Erin S

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  132. I love the owl beads! They are so cute :-)
    One of these days I'm gonna get myself to the BeadFest. It seems you had a great time. Sorry for your migraine...I get them too.

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  133. These are wonderful and I love your writing as well! So much fun to read your adventures. I have coffee with you every morning when I check through your blog. I'm on a mission of my own: making polymer clay beads that mimic gemstones. I really like the silver beads you're showing: they'd make great molds! K, on to Twittering for you!

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  134. So sorry about the migraine! They are no fun. Mine have declined a lot in the last few years--hopefully yours will also. Great giveaway and looks like you got to have a little fun prior to the big M. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  135. what a great time you had! love all of your great finds!

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  136. Looks like fun! You need to come to Tucson! Talk about feet hurting!
    Rschneck 1 at cox dot net

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  137. So sorry about your migraine. I suffer from those too, and now how you felt. What a great lot of finds you got at the bead show though. And what a great list of giveaways. Can't wait to see who wins what.

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  138. Just tweeted about your giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  139. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I love to read your blog and get great ideas! Thanks!

    rszapa@new.rr.com

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  140. alice8:13 PM

    oh my, my,my where to start. I love all that wyou bought. I have bought from Yvonne in the past and she is a FUN lady!! She loves her colors!! The green girl is always a hit and the earring pairs are a fun mix. I gotta say the owls are so cute- they need names. Too bad about the migraine. What a bummer to have to miss some of the fun. Hope you are feeling better by now.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles
    alicecraddick@rocketmail.com

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  141. That show looks wonderful! I am really digging ceramic beads right now.

    Thank you for an opportunity to win your generous goodies!

    grover3047 (at) yahoo.com

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  142. Amazing goodies! I'm crossing my fingers that I'm a winner!! Love your blog and I'm heading to FB right now to post! Thank you!!
    lyoutzy@hotmail.com

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  143. Show looks great, Lori - sorry to hear your migraine crashed the party. I ran into Barbara Lewis at the Tucson Bead Shows and unfortunately drooled all over her stuff!

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  144. You are so nice, i buy stuff for me when I go to bead shows:) Although I have been known to share from strands. They're all great prizes.

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  145. Such pretty things! I love the colors. Sorry your had hurt and spoiled your fun on Sunday.

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  146. Oh I would love to be considered for this giveaway - please enter me.

    Chrizette
    Chriz’Creative Spot

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  147. Those owls are CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! You are very generous, and may good karma shower on you :)
    Sending you healing thoughts.

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  148. Hope the dang migraine has gone into hiding and you feel better.
    What a nice collection of beady things. The faux suede reminds me of lush ultra suede.
    Here's wishin for a lucky pick.
    You're so generous.

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  149. hi..I'm back for a second entry.... just wanted to let you know i shared you giveaway in my twitter....and sharing it now on fb....

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  150. Hi
    Would love for either one of your goodies to go alll the way over to Denmark.... to me for instance(-:
    Have a happy easter. it is comming up fast!

    Best wishes Lone Ringskaer, Denmark

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  151. Lori, I love to experience vicariously others' shopping trips-- really helps me keep to my budget! Seriously, those owls are the bomb! I tend to like more serious renditions of them but those are just the cutest! And those chunky beads! Sorry you didn't get to do the ring class-- it was intriguing.

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  152. I'm new to your blog and love it! What fun! I can't wait to sign up for the next bead soup :-)

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  153. Wow, Lori! Look at all the goodies. I didn't know you were at Beadfest, I was there on Sunday. I'm sorry I missed you.

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  154. Yay! I'm in!
    I blogged about it too, here is the link;

    http://beadworkbyh.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/giveaway-at-lori-andrsons-blog/

    I'm so sorry you had a migraine - how annoying when you were looking so much forward to the class! Lucky thing you still got to have some fun! Love the owls :D

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  155. Thiose booths are a feast to the eyes! I will talk of this giveway on my page on FB.

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  156. I am so jealous! I would love to attend BeadFest....maybe someday. I would love to be entered into your generous drawing! I hope you have recovered from your migraine episode. Thanks for sharing your bead finds.
    Valerie

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  157. What a lovely givaway!
    Will Blog about it as well...

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  158. I am sooo jealous. It must have been just out of this world to be there with all of those beads, googies, and the artist. I've got
    goose-bumps just thinking about it.
    I have to agree, those Owl beads are so cute. Hope you're feeling better.

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  159. Sounds like you made the best of it! So sorry that you have migraines... thanks for the giveaway so many pretties! Love the owl beads!

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  160. Love all your goodies. I especially love the earring pairs:)

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  161. I blogged about you giveaway !!

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  162. Wow, what a haul! Love all the yummies you're giving away, count me in!

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  163. Oh, I'm super jealous - all of these things are so beautiful! I linked to this from my blog.

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  164. All those beads are amazing! I've always wanted to go to BeadFest, and seeing those goodies makes me sad I missed it. :)

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  165. What a fun goodie giveway! And thanks for sharing your stash and owls, they are adorable!

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  166. I can sympathise on the migraine front as I get them too but thankfully only a few times a year.

    Oh my what an awesome lot of goodies. I especially love the stamps!

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Karyn

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  167. I have also just blogged about your fantabulous giveaway!

    Karyn

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  168. Wow, what a great show! I would love to be entered in the giveaway, thanks so much!

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  169. Beautiful things and I'm seeing a sort of preference into the easter colours ;)
    I would love to win something to feel pretty in ;D
    (I have a nasty scar on my throat from surgery - necklaces are my best friends when going out ;)
    xo

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  170. I hope your goodly rested now Lori! I saw your post and said I dont want to be the first and waited and now look Im a last! I bet you had such a great time. Joan Millers beads are so wonderful! This is a great Giveaway too..and thank you for the chance.

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  171. I facebooked too!

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  172. PS I hope you are feeling alot better without a bad migraine xx

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  173. Just wondering why I am getting everyone's comments to you in my email???
    Carol

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  174. Hi Miss Lori i have posted your generous giveaway on my blog here is the link
    http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/2011/04/pretty-things-giveaway-from-pretty.html

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  175. I just blogged about your giveaway!

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  176. Love all your stuff hope to win something.

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  177. I tweeted this jewelrygirl007

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  178. I blogged about this frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot.com

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  179. I shared on facebook Krista French

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  180. Lori you never disappoint - thank you for taking us all along to BeadFest AND for sharing your treasures! Hope you're feeling better!

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  181. Silly me. I was so excite to comment that I forgot to post about the giveaway on my blog. Well, I've posted it now :-). Thanks once again for being generous. And get well soon.

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  182. what an awesome giveaway, very kind of you

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  183. what a wonderful giveaway, very generous of you.

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  184. Simply wonderful sweetie, everything is very beautiful, happy to accept part, spaibo for a chance!
    http://ukrasheniya2011.blogspot.com

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  185. I love the beads up photoshoped lol!The creativity juices are working!

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  186. Oh, I do wish Beadfest would come back to Portland.....thank you for letting us shop through you, Lori. Sorry about the migraine....but glad you got to shop!!

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  187. Wow what an awesome give away!! Thank you.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces).

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  188. I just tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/#!/DrLeighSerrie/status/59065773515210753

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces).

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  189. What a great and fun give away!

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  190. Oh wow - each little grouping is DELISH! You must have been absolutely giddy while shopping for such fun stuff. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win :D

    Rhonda
    bubbadrake@arctic.net

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  191. Lori I have now posted the giveaway on my facebook page for another chance to win.
    Are you doing the egg hunt at Lima Beads- it is fun.
    I do hope you are starting to feel better after the surgery.
    Many of our fellow beaders I have met online have big health issues.
    Take care alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  192. I am so sorry that you had to miss your class. I suffer from occasional migraines and I can't even imagine dealing with them on a regular basis as you do. And to still be able to create such beautiful pieces of art.

    Oh and please enter me for the goodies.

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  193. I shared this post on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha

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  194. isn't that the way it goes - you always spend more than you planned at a bead show. You picked up some gorgeous stuff. I just loved the owl beads and the green girl pendant. I hope your headache is better - I know what a migraine can do to you but at least you had all those wonderful beads to bring you solace (lol). I wish I could have been there.

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  195. JUST in the door from Spain! Photos of my blue bracelets tomorrow and when I've posted on my blog I'll stop back here. But in the mean time, please put my name in the giveaway hat! And I'm off to twitter about it too (songbead) :-) SOunds like you had a good time for a least some of the big Bead Fest - I'd love to get to one of them one day. Hope you have recovered from your MG - sounds like a killer - I get them too (though nowhere near like you I think) and my heart goes out to you Lori.

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  196. I love all the goodies you brought back to share! I hope to one day go to bead fest myself. In the mean time take care of yourself. I know how horrible migraines are. I get them too.

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