Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 4 -- Virtual Craft Fair -- (giveaways, discount codes, and more!)



Welcome to Day 4 of the First Annual Virtual Craft Show!
 
7 Days, 70 Artists, GIVING AWAY 70 things.
Can you believe it????

Visit Day One, Two, and Three by clicking each number!

I hope you'll take the time to visit these artisans' shops and blogs, too.

Here's how you win:

For each of the 7 days of the show, you get a point for each of the following (you don't have to do all four)....

 Commenting 
Facebooking this page
Twittering this page
Blogging this page

Be sure to have either a blog with an email contact, or leave an email in your comment so I can notify you!  

Drawing will be held a couple of days after the show. 

Now here are the first lovely artisans!


Gretchen Nation


Handmade Bear


Standing a little over 5", this fully jointed teddy bear is made of German mohair with glass eyes.  He wears a burgundy silk kimono ribbon you could use for your next jewelry project.


I have a past life in the Teddy Bear world with the last name of McKillip, where I was fortunate to win nominations and a few awards for the TOBY:Teddy Bear Of the Year and Golden Teddy. I was also featured in TB magazines in the US, Japan and England many times. At the Smithsonian Teddy Bear's 100th birthday event I was one of a handful of artists to be included in their celebration.

Because of the small parts, this teddy is not child safe.

  Value  $80


 Use coupon code PrettyThings4You to receive 15% off in my shop
Good through the end of the year!



Loretta Carstensen



"Triple Island" Necklace

A beautiful necklace made with amazonite, turquoise, sodalite, coral, pearls, seed beads, and sterling silver.   26" long.

Value $85

20% discount in store with code LC1878 for the duration of the show!



Ana Krepel Novak

Demeter's charm bracelet

Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of fertility and I can't think of a more perfect name for this sumptuous bold piece featuring  beads in rich chocolate brown and muted gold tones.  The amber crystals are strung on a tiger tail wire and serve as a base for a cluster of faux pearl beads that add volume and texture.

All of my pieces are one of a kind.

The length of the bracelet will be adjusted to fit the lucky winner of the giveaway.

Value $20

I'll also offer a 10% discount on all the items in the shop. Code VCS2011




Sharon Gardner


This unusual necklace features a shaped piece of copper which has been mill-rolled for pattern and then flamed for color. The finished piece has been waxed to slow down tarnishing, maintain the rainbow color effect and enable those with base-metal sensitivities to wear it.

The pendant is on a leather cord with a handmade copper wire clasp and measures around 19 inches in length.

Value:  $15

Use discount code VCF11 for 10% off in my shop, 
active from now until10th December 2011




Mary Ellen Parker



I am giving away three of my pretty polymer Poinsettia Pendants and three coordinating silk ribbons with metallic edges for extra bling! 

These  would also make super ornaments or tie-ons for special presents.
Plus, I'm adding a Yankee candle that smells just like pine forest.  Perfect for getting even the most Scrooge- like peeps in the holiday spirit!

Value $60




Cindy Cima

 
"Vegas Sparkle Earrings" in large pink

These earrings are my own version of a pair of earrings that I purchased on a trip to Las Vegas over 25 years ago.  They are very lightweight and give the appearance of little sparkling lights.

Comes with gold plated ear nuts with comfort clutch. Size is approximately 2" x 3"


Value $35

15% discount to both stores from November 26th to Dec 3rd. Use code VIRTUALCS

 
Jenny Vidberg


A petite drop earring in sterling silver with a dangling freshwater pearl and a small Swarovski crystal to ad a little sparkle.  A very pretty earring that will look great as an everyday earring as well as to the more dressed up occasion.

Length: approx. 3,5 cm (1 1/2 inch) including the ear wire hook.


Value: $17


Use code CRAFTSHOW2011 for 20% off purchase excluding shipping.



Cynthia Tucker


You can always enjoy a blue sky when wearing this lovely "Seabreeze", a favorite style of bead that I create in the flame of a 2000ºF torch, using glass rods from Europe and the US.  Creamy ivory "sand" and my own "shell" murrini add visual appeal and texture...you'll appreciate fondling this one!  Measures 32 mm across.  31mm hole to hole.  15mm thick.  Made on 1/8 mandrel.  As always, properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned of bead release.

Value:  $28



FREE SHIPPING  with coupon code PRETTYTHINGS 
upon checkout in my ETSY SHOP, Nov. 26 - Dec. 4th

  www.etsy.com/shop/SeaOfGlassDesigns
 
www.seaofglassbeads.blogspot.com

http://seaofglasslampwork.com/blog/?p=42
  www.seaofglassbeads.com


Lesley Watt



Dancing in the Dark - Pendant and earring set



An absolutely gorgeous pendant that features a seaside themed conch shell focal bead by UK glass artist Julie Fountain with matching bead earrings. These beads have the most fabulous lustre which makes them really striking. Needing little more to accent them than simple copper beads, the pendant hangs from a fine copper chain and the earrings dangle from copper ear-wires.

Chain measures approx. 47cm (18ins).
Pendant measures approx. 3.5cm (1.5in) from the top of the bail.
The shell measures approx. 2.5cm  x 1.8cm (1in x 0.7in) 
Earrings measure approx. 2.5cm (1in) from top of the ear-wire.

Value $55




Charlene Gary



Light blue cracked agate beads on sterling silver, hand formed ear wires. These beads reminded me of the night sky, so I've accented them with star shaped sterling silver beads for fun. These earrings swing easily on the ears like the clouds in a night sky and measure approx. 4.4cm/1.75 in in length. 

Value $30


 twitter: graygirlstudios



Sule Ergun



Slate Gray Black Fingerless Hand Knit Gloves with Flowers

This slate gray fingerless mittens are hand knitted with special love and care. Crocheted black flowers are stitched on these cozy mittens. Gloves are embellished with black crochet piping.

Made of soft acrylic yarn... One size fits most!

Take 15% off your purchase with code PTC15 from Nov 15-Dec 10.





Come back tomorrow for 
more giveaways!



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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 and is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

144 comments:

  1. That teddybear and pendant with shell are very pretty. I wish I could make such a teddybear, however there´s no way it would look so good!

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  2. The gloves are too cool. Loving this virtual craft faiir. Looking forward to seeing all these new things everyday. Putting this one day on my facebook too. :)

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  3. what amazing things all the participants of the virtual craft fair have for sale in their shops!

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  4. Love the teddy bear and the sea of glass is so beautiful.

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  5. Great artist for day 4...I love Sule's finger less gloves...

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  6. This is a really great craft show. Beautiful work by all.

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  7. I'm running out of superlatives to describe all the talented artisans and their beautiful work in your Craft Fair. I'm also running out of $$ - I need to increase my holiday shopping budget stat.

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  8. Another great days browsing and shopping ahead - you're doing a grand JoB here Lori!

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  9. Have blogges today's activities here too...
    http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com/2011/11/todays-dayfor-great-giveaways.html

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  10. Posted it on Facebook too...

    https://www.facebook.com/theajewellery

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  11. And I've put a link on my shop announcement...
    www.theajewellery.etsy.com

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  12. Anonymous4:12 AM

    Another amazing array of goodies today to Facebook about. Thanks sharing all of this talent with us Lori. CMD - mermaidmoon@live.com

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  13. Isn't it wonderful when different kinds of craft people participate?! like I love the gloves and the teddy bear. I lefts comments on facebook and blogs...^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  14. It's such a visual treat to see my bracelet in the company of so many gorgeous handmade items. The teddy bear had my heart doing cartwheels :-)

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  15. Anonymous5:03 AM

    This fair is absolutely amazing. Such wonderful offers and giveaways. I'd really love to win.
    louiset37@googlemail.com

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  16. Louise Turner5:04 AM

    Back again for another chance. Shared on my FB page.
    louiset37@googlemail.com

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  17. This is no good, Lori! I'm wanting one of everything--including those darling fingerless gloves from "mysweetmom!" Heck, even the name of that shop makes me want to buy something!

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  18. Wow! Such creativity!!

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  19. I love all the beads and jewellery and it's great to see some non-jewellerey related craft here as well.

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  20. I love Sea of Glass!!

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  21. So much talent in one place! Thanks so much for hosting this!

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  22. Another great line up! Thanks for sharing Lori!

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  23. I just tweeted too! Cheers, Rhea.

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  24. I am getting lost in pretty things! Love the virtual craft fair!

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  25. Such beautiful things from such talented people!

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  26. More great shops! :) this was a great idea, Lori!

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  27. shared on facebook again http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000478634188 :)

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  28. Oh - I love the variety of vendors today! ; While I can't get enough of jewelry and beads, I love discovering all different kinds of artists.

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  29. So far, I've blogged about this today and posted here. Yesterday, I posted twice on Facebook.

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  30. I'm so impressed with what can be done with glass - would love to learn the art sometime!

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  31. Lovely bushy bear and I also love the Dancing in the Dark - Pendant and earring set

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  32. I love all the great artists I'm finding in this craft show. The teddy bear is so cute. And the jewelry is gorgeous. Plus those wonderful gloves. yummmmm

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  33. Blogged about Day 4. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  34. Just tweeted about the giveaway, too.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  35. Posted on facebook about Day 4.

    http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  36. Lori, I'm just blown away by all the talented artists out there. I fell in love with the teddy bear, and just kept falling all the way down the page! The pearl earrings, the blue/sand focal, the cool fingerless gloves....such a treat to get to see all this great work!

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  37. Those gloves look wonderful!

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  38. Love Sea of Glass and the teddy of course. Visited the sites.

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  39. Just blogged about the fourth day here:http://normasclay.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-4-of-virtual-craft-show.html.

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  40. What a fun day on VCS. I love the variety of prizes offered today. I just moved to Utah where we get plenty of snow. I just might need those fingerless gloves :)

    I am tweeting, posting on Facebook and writing on my blog about VCS today, the 4th day of the show. I'm excited to be one of the participants

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  41. I believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a best bear friend. This day's offerings are incredible. Love the shell.

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  42. Oh Oh Oh that teddy bear is amazing!!! I love that you have done this to introduce us to so many artists!

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  43. I am now sleeping with my Iphone so I can wake up and see what is listed:-) Just blogged about the gloves and posted on FB and Twitter.

    You rock Lori for introducing us to so many talented artists.

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  44. Hi Lori...you must be getting pooped out with all this hard work you are putting in...i can't get over all the amazing giveaway and so many talented artists...where have they all been hiding...i just love those gloves...they have my name all over them :)
    thanks again Lori for everything you do...such a kind and generous soul..take care ttfn Lana :)

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  45. i blogged about it here
    http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/2011/11/on-fourth-day-of-christmoh-i-mean-first.html
    :)

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  46. Beautiful Work again! What generous prizes! Good Luck to all!
    Cilla
    www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

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  47. Still blogging about this great sale~!

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  48. and i am back and F>Bed it here
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/profile.php?id=100002191188841
    :)

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  49. I can't believe the depth of the talent!!!

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  50. NICE! I love the diversity of the craft and accessory mix!

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  51. Again, what an awesome collection of artists and their craft.

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  52. What an elegant mix today - and I love the fingerless gloves. So cool!

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  53. This show started with a smile - lovely and beautiful with lots of eye- and ear☺catching goodies.

    Have a nice and sunny day ♥

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  54. Another Virtually beautiful show! I'm delighted and honored to be among such talent on Day 4. Thanks Lori, and to all who have commented on my Seabreeze bead.

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  55. Back again...I Facebook'd and blogged about the show!

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  56. Oh My Lori What can the matter be? We do have is just too much talent out there. I have been to all of the booths today.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  57. Wow that bear is so cute and those gloves,....love 'em!

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  58. What a super lineup of artisans! Cool giveaways as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  59. Every day is better and better. Those pearl earrings are so elegant!

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  60. Wow! Another list of amazing artists! Again, this is so much fun to look through.

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  61. On my FB Page! (https://www.facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry)

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  62. Tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/CraftyHope/status/141549583632314368)

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  63. Once again a great group of artist. Just love those fingerless gloves! FB and Blog will be putting the word out on your Virtual Craft Show.

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  64. all of these are wonderful,great show today.

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  65. Love the bear! Nice mix of media today, too.

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  66. I am really so honoured being among these talented artist and so exited cause this is my first day thank you so much Lori:))I am soo glad that you love my handmade gloves:)) many thanks for your kind comments!

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  67. Everything is wonderful but I love the bear and the gloves. Maybe the cold weather has me thinking warm, fuzzy, and cuddly!

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  68. Blogged about it!! (http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/11/just-few-reminders.html)

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  69. Just an incredible array of beauty and talent! I've blogged about it today :)

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  70. I am so pleased and proud to be included in this awesome show!
    m.e. :D

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  71. Back again, admitting that I need to make a change in my blog posting schedule. I mentioned and linked to the Virtual Craft Fair in my most recent blog entry, but will do another highlight feature Thursday instead of Wed. (I'm participating in the Color Challenge Blog Hop and that must go up in the morning.)

    Also, quick note. I don't mean to self-promote, but there's a problem with my blogger. I lost followers and blog listings in batches last night. I've reported to Google, but if you were with me and now aren't, please come back!
    Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections at:
    www.sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com
    Thanks much & sorry for the trouble!

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  72. Another awesome group! I've posted on my wall(s) and will update my blog in a bit.

    I'm thinking those handwarmers look great even for Arizona!

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  73. What wonderful things I see today! Some could make some nice Christmas presents!

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  74. ~Wow~ another gorgeous day at the fair!!
    Thanks!!!

    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I love the pendant with the shell/matching earrings plus the fingerless gloves.

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

    I did not post on FB yesterday - but will be posting about the Virtual Craft Fair today.

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  76. Melissa7:16 PM

    It's another stunning array of items, and I have to say I really love Loretta Carstenson's Triple Island necklace, gorgeous colours!
    melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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  77. mickiejohnson53@yahoo.com8:25 PM

    Wow...there are some amazing and crazy talented artists. My most favorite work is Sea of Glass....absolutely stunning.

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  78. Wow, simply great selection of artists and items! Am posting this to my blog ;)

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  79. More gorgeous pieces - loving the cute gloves, too!!

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  80. So much fun! So many pretties.

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  81. More beautiful things... I am in heaven!

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  82. Oh how I want hat teddy. I collect teddy bears and he is amazing.
    Thanks for all the giveaways!

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  83. Wow! Wonderful pieces today. Off to share!

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  84. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/FindingCharm/status/141712975156363265

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  85. FB! http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=103209506462795&id=1336869305

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  86. Let's see if it will let me post this time. I am loving all the crafty goodness.

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  87. I shared it on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/264984226882199

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  88. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/141735001430560771

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  89. How CUTE is that teddybear! There are so many lovely things... the virtual craft fair is amazing!

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  90. Have just posted the link on my Facebook

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  91. Have also twittered about it:

    www.twitter.com/jewelsbykat

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  92. Gosh darn so many more wonderful items! Happy to see more than just jewelry too! :)

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  93. I tweeted-
    http://twitter.com/#!/BooBeadsJewelry

    FB'd personal
    https://www.facebook.com/BooBeadsJewelry#!/profile.php?id=100000510051965

    FB'd business
    https://www.facebook.com/BooBeadsJewelry

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  94. Anonymous12:24 AM

    Lori,

    Thanks again for hosting this sale. I have enjoyed viewing the sites I have managed to get to and hope to visit them all by Thursday.

    I intend to list by wish list here by Thursday to remind myself what I want to purchase.

    Carolyn Lawson
    carolynscreations@live.com

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  95. Yeah! my turn....thanks, Lori! so many more cool things here to see, each day I find more wonderful artists work to go see!

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  96. i tweeted <3 <3 <3

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  97. All I can say about these incredible works of art is that they encourage me to work harder on my jewelry. Being encouraged is not the same as succeeding, but it sure is fun trying! A big thank you to all the artists here for being so generous with their time and artwork.

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  98. Oh goodness. I missed this post yesterday. How could that be?!!! Love the teddy! Off to catch up on Facebook!

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  99. OOOOH, the teddy bear is incredible!

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  100. Amazing artists on day 4. Thank you again Lori for putting together this wonderful fair. YOU ROCK!

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  101. Each work is lovely! But I'd really REALLY love to win that little teddy bear! A virtual fair is a great idea.

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  102. Another fantastic day of eye candy. Good luck with the tour.

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  103. HOW FUN IS THIS? You are a genius, Miss Lori...a genius of the blog hop genre! I can't decide what I like best, and what is better....how many people have participated! I am over here banging my head for not having paid enough attention....would have loved to have contributed! XOXO for a job well done and a TON of hard work!

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  104. Totally digging that sweet teddy! I used to have quite a collection. I would put him on the shelf of my studio.

    Oh, and I blogged about the show the other day!

    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  105. oh stumbled here via B'sues Boutique -- WOW -- ADORE those fingerless gloves for sure
    shared on my FB
    eta_is_here at hotmail

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  106. I am spending alot of time at Etsy lately. Today I am in love with the teddy bear.

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  107. ohhhhhhhh luv these too... those sea of glass...wonderful! a must have...along with the rest lol...

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  108. So many stunning things each day to view. I loved the pendant that looks like a shell and the handmade bear. Such talented people. Thanks for hosting such a nice event.
    Regards from Western canada,
    Anna

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  109. Too cool! Love your craft fair! The gloves are gorgeous!

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  110. Beautiful goodies today!

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  111. Beautiful, just beautiful! I love it all!!

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  112. Oh, I love those gloves and the teddy bear is sooo cute!

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  113. That bear is to die for!

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  114. Just lovely stuff!

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  115. Oh! I neeeeeeeeed those gloves! My office is freezing. What a great idea, and so pretty!

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  116. Its all GREAT! That teddybear is totally impressive!

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  117. what a variety! from teddy bear, to beads & jewelry, to fingerless gloves - LOVE it!

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  118. I love all the beautiful items on the Virtual Craftfair! Such talent! I'd love to be in the giveway for Mary Williams earrings.

    I've posted on my facebook page a your link so others will enjoy the opportunity to shop and buy many pretties too.
    Thanks- Becki Coffman AKA coffeelizard

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  119. keli hope2:56 PM

    I do so love the metal and glass work

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  120. I LOVE everything on here.

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  121. All of these pieces are beautiful! Love them all :)

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  122. Whoooo knew I could fall in love with a little blue owl! The things in these displays are wonderful!

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  123. Cant decide which piece is better. Impossible to choose. Such gorgeous workmanship.,

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  124. another wonderful collection. i love the mix of crafts - it makes for quite the fair. thank you again Lori.

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  125. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  126. DESPINA9:43 AM

    Loving all of them, it's an inspiration just to look at these photos, let alone visit all the shops...

    Thank you, lovely people!!

    DESPINA

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  127. Joanna9:43 AM

    AMAZING!!
    I need all weekend to see all these in detail!!

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  128. The seabreeze bead is fantastic.

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  129. That Teddy and those gloves challenge me. I wish I knew how to make them!

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  130. The copper pendant and the teddy bear are really cute

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  131. although i love handmade jewelry, the little teddy bear stole my heart! adorable!

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  132. i tweeted about this giveaway. i want to win this teddy bear!

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  133. i put this giveaway on my sidebar.

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  134. love this, what a wonderful idea!!! Everyone has such great ideas and everything is so beautiful!

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  135. loving that bear - he's adorable
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  136. Those gloves are great!

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

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  137. I love the teddybear :) he's so cute!

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  138. love the mill-rolled pendant...totally my dream to have a mill roller!

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  139. SHared on FB!
    http://www.facebook.com/lena.maxwell1

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