Thursday, December 01, 2011

Day 6 -- Virtual Craft Fair -- (giveaways, discount codes, and more!)


Welcome to Day Six of the First Annual Virtual Craft Show!

7 Days, 70 Artists, GIVING AWAY 70 things.
Can you believe it????

Visit Day One, Two, Three, Four, and Five
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!

Amber Dawn



A one of a kind, lovingly handcrafted, small scale miniature.  A sweet polymer clay cupcake with a Cupid, butterflies and heart-shaped candy embellishments.

This piece is completely crafted by hand is just about 16mm tall, from the top of Cupid's wing to the bottom of the cake base and is 12mm wide. The larger chocolate butterfly nestled behind Cupid measures 5.4mm wide. The smallest heart candy measures only 1mm.

Made 100% of polymer clay (not silicone or air-dray clay) You can re-bake it in a preheated 275 degree oven if you would like to add to this piece or affix it to more clay.

A hole runs from top to bottom so it can be used as a bead to create a delicate pendant for light wear, or it can also be used for a doll house.

Value:  $45


Code  HoLiDaY2011 for 50% off in my Etsy store!


Claire Maunsell


A gorgeous set of polymer clay beads!
1)  Upper right -- Hollow textured polymer pendant (double-sided) with included waxed linen cord for use in your work.   This piece is large (1.75 inches in diameter) and has one greyish side with faint color accents and one blue side with color accents.  The hole is offset and the pendant is elongated towards the top to make the placement of the holes seem more logical.  Constructed  entirely of polymer clay.

Value  $15

2)  Lower-right --  Polymer ead set, including 2 triangles, 1 small oval with stripes , 1 tube with stripes and 2 large ovals with 'patchwork' tiles.  The largest beads in this set measure about 1 and 1/2 inches long ( patchwork pieces)  and the smallest about 3/4 inch - triangle.
Value $22 

3) Lower-left -- This is a flat lightweight delightful star for the season.  Made entirely of polymer and hand-colored, it comes with a copper hanger for the tree.  The hanger may be removed and the star can hang on a wall hook if desired.  Measures 2 and 1/2 inches in width.  

Value $9

 Upper left shows all you'll receive.





Valerie Norton

 

These beautiful purple and pink dichroic earrings were hand crafted by me in my home studio.  They measure approximately 3/4", not including ear wires.  The ear wires are sterling silver. They're one of a kind and would make a great addition to your jewelry collection! 

Value:  $24




Mary Ann Williams


Soft and feminine, these flirty artisan earrings will not only light up an evening out, they're also not afraid to get down to work with your favorite pair of comfy jeans. The earrings feature a pair of my handcrafted signature lampwork beads in shades of blue and white. They hang from stylized sterling ear wires and are accompanied by bright satin brushed sterling rings and beads.

Total length including ear wire: 1 ¾”

Materials: sterling silver and lampwork glass beads


Value: $39

Use code vcs2011 to get 10% off anything in my store for the next two days!



Kathy Nomura


A beautiful asymmetrical bracelet consisting of wire wrapped freshwater coin pearls in creamy white along with Bali silver spacers and Swarovski crystals in different shades of blue dangles throughout. Triple strands of silver plated oval chain and smaller vintage silver curb chain which has been woven throughout makes up the rest of this piece.  An adorable hand sculpted polymer clay owl focal by Rebekah Payne of Tree Wings Studio with Czech glass spacers and a vintage silver filigree leaf charm dangles from the end.  Silver plated lobster clasp.

Value $38

Take 10% off your purchase with code TAKE10
for the duration of the show!


 

Tracy Statler

This rustic chic bracelet contains a handmade, upcycled leather focal with a Cathy Dailey brass flower charm.  The oxidized fringe chain is accented with faceted agate rounds and closes with an S hook clasp.   Fits an average wrist size.  7 1/2 inches in length.  Bracelet focal is 1.25" x .6".   If you have a larger or smaller wrist, I am happy to adjust for you.

Value $47



Dorcas Midkiff


Raku cross with Mother and Child 

Gorgeous handmade raku ceramic cross with mother and child embossed in the center. Lovely blue,gold,magenta with copper flashings. Measures approx 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Value $16

Discount is 20% and the Coupon Code to use at check out is VCS20

 



Kathy Pieprzyk

 
Dream Cloud Copper and Sterling Silver Necklace

Using a recycled penny, this is a hammered copper pendent with the word "Dream" stamped along the edge.  The accent swirls and bail are sterling silver that I soldered in place.  This is a textured, rustic and shabby chic design with a black leather cord measuring 16 inches.  The pendant measures 1" across. 

Value:  $40



Virginie Joste

 
Blue Daisy Earrings

Dangling daisies, blue, white, pale yellow... a breath of fresh air!
The lampwork beads have been handmade by an American artist Torch by Night.   I topped the beads with mini baby blue lampwork beads made by a French lampwork artist and then with Caribbean blue opal Swarovski crystals.  All metal is sterling silver.



Free shipping with code VCSWEEK until the end of this week! 
www.vivibijoux.com
vivibijoux on Facebook



Charlene Jacka


Southwest Necklace


The southwest meets modern classic in this unique necklace.  This simple antiqued brass necklace is created using an antiqued brass chain with four large faceted turquoise beads, three dangling from the center.   

The necklace measures 20" in length and is finished with a brass lobster clasp.  The bead dangle 4" from the center.  The beads measure approximately .5" in length.

This is the perfect necklace to make a simple statement with any outfit!

 Value $15.

Twitter @505ClaySpace

Discount for my shop will be 20%. Just use coupon VirtualArtShow.


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.

143 comments:

  1. That Katky Nomura´s bracelet with owl is so cute!

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  2. Today I can not decide what I like best. It's all so great.

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  3. YAY! IT'S MY DAY!
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    Cool stuff!
    I'm happy to be a part of this!

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  4. this virtual craft fair was a wonderful idea, I have gotten to see lots of artists art work that I wouldn't normaly have seen.....a great way to do holiday shopping!

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  5. Lovely, lovely eye candy once again! That polymer clay cupcake sure had me fooled. I was all "gosh, Lori's surpassed herself; her featured artisans are giving away yummy pastries!". Then reality sank in....and it's still great. That bead would make for some delicious jewellery.

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  6. Like Kelly said a few days ago, I've ran out of words to describe this awesome array of beauty and talent.
    As always I'm so totally impressed with Claire's beads, they're like miniature art sculptures :-)

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  7. Lots of beautiful things x

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  8. It's fun to see some "Spring-like" colors popping up again, right next to Fall and Winter Holiday ones! I love turquoise and aqua year round, and I'm seeing a lot of it here! It's such a happy color.

    It's interesting how we always seem to have one foot in the present season and the other planning 6 months ahead! Fun, beautiful items, again today!

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  9. My earrings are featured! I loved the leather bracelet, gorgeous and I've blogged and facebooked...smile, Virginie

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  10. What gorgeous work is posted today!

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  11. hard to believe you are on day 6 already- where does the time go? Another day with fantastic goodies - such talent!

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  12. One thing about getting up early is that I've been the first to comment every day. LOL Gorgeous things today. I liked the southwest necklace and raku cross.

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  13. virtual craft fair--excellent idea!

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  14. This is an amazing gathering of talent! Virginie poked me to come look at her earrings- I made the beads :D So many beautiful things in one post!

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  15. Sorry, forgot to leave my email! :D brighid.ildanach@gmail.com :) Also, facebook sharing this page!

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  16. Some wonderful metal work today! Gotta check the shops!

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  17. So much talent, so hard to choose!

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  18. These artists are amazing!!!!

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  19. Such talented artists! That cupcake is just darling. I'm headed over to visit the shops.

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  20. such talented artisans! thank you for showcasing!

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  21. such talented artisans! thank you for posting!

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  22. Hollie Beem7:42 AM

    Everyone is SO talented! I love to see the creativity that blooms from the imagination. Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place through your amazing jewelry.

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  23. So many beautiful pieces showcased here. I'm drooling over that rustic bracelet!!

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  24. What a great day! Lots of lovely new artists to check out. I would love to win any one of these:)

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  25. sharing on facebook too

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  26. Each day it's like Christmas morning...you never know what your going to find when you open the site! :) This has been so fun!

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  27. Also facebooked:
    facebook.com/OtherCuriosities :)

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  28. Louise Turner8:29 AM

    I am definitely going to check these shops outs. Lovely present material.
    louiset37@googlemail

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  29. Louise Turner8:30 AM

    Have also shared this link to my FB page.
    louiset37@googlemail.com

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  30. such talent,great show

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  31. That little owl bracelet is so cute. But again, so many talented artists featured here.

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  32. Just posted to facebook about Day 6. In my facebook group page.

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  33. Just tweeted about Day 6. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  34. Blog post is going up about Day 6 and all the talented artists.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  35. More and more beauties here today!

    I can't wait till the end to see if I win! Haha!

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  36. Love that Tracy Statler bracelet!

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  37. Love that Tracy Statler bracelet!

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  38. What a wonderful idea!!! Beautiful pieces from great artists....;-))

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  39. There are so many talented artists! I'm really enjoying the Virtual Craft Fair!

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  40. Day 6 sad that it is almost over. It has been fun so far.
    Therese

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  41. Beautiful Artists today too. Love the work of Claire Maunsell.

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  42. Wow, some beautiful favorite pieces today .... I guess, this is the most beautiful day ☺.

    Thank you dear Lori, looking forward tor the last day tomorrow, my day ☺☺☺☺☺ woohoooo, just cannot await it ☺.

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  43. So great to see some new-to-me artists and sources for components! It's Tracy's day and I love the leather focal bracelet!

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  44. Lori, thank you for putting this awesome craft fair together. It must have taken a lot of hard work!

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  45. wow - could not pick a fav today!

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  46. Beautiful work Ladies. It just keeps getting better.

    I am posting on Twitter and Facebook and on my blog.

    Good sales to all today!

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  47. I shared on FB - both personal and fan page.

    I also tweeted :)

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  48. Oh wow, everything for today is just lovely!

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  49. Wow. I am in great company! I can't wait to go visit everyone's sites. So happy to be featured in your craft show Lori. Thanks for all of your HARD work!

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  50. I'm really enjoying seeing all the amazing pieces!!

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  51. I can't believe all these lovelies! So many talented artists! WOW!! Beautiful creations!

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  52. Hi Lori...well down to one more day...you did a great job...
    take care ttfn Lana :)

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  53. I just finished posting here...
    http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/2011/12/six-geese-layin.html

    :)

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  54. and shared on F.B.
    here
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=200406196709085&id=100002191188841#!/profile.php?id=100002191188841
    i hope i am doing this right LOL
    have a wonderful day :)

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  55. Wow! I think today is the best day yet. Awesome giveaways!

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  56. Oh, now I am drooling. Being a poly clay artist myself, I am a sucker for those StillPoint beads and always a fan of Dorcas' awesome raku beads. But, all are gorgeous, each in their own way. Thanks so much Lori. You are awesome too:) I am checking my google analytics and stats show a lot of referrals from your website - two of which have translated into sales. Thanks for promoting handmade small business owners and the art community.

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  57. the cupcake look so real, amazing.

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  58. Beautiful! This is such a fun giveaway!

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  59. Totally drooling over Claire Maunsell's beads! I have stalked...er...followed her work for a long time! And I love Miss Tracy's bracelet. Very sweet!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  60. Another sunning collection of artists!I would love to win anything!
    Cilla
    www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

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  61. love the polymer!

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  62. Ho Ho Lori I have been to all the booths this morning. Oh my what talent and varity. I did not leave comments at all for I had a time finding the place to do so.
    Be blessed to be a blessing
    THANKS FOR YOUR LABOR

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  63. Love Tracy's bracelet. I have been following her blog for a while, and I think she does wonderful things!

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  64. What a great group of artists! Claire Maunsell has been a favorite of mine for quite a while.

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  65. Just blogged about this wonderful idea of a Virtual Craft Fair. http://homeontherangeexchange.blogspot.com/

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  66. Lots of great choices today - I especially like the southwestern style neckalce.

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

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  67. Sooo much fun, thanks Lori!!

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  68. love everything! this virtual craft fair is a great idea... :)

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  69. I would be absolutely delighted to see anything from today's postings in my stocking this Christmas! Must go drop a couple of hints...

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  70. More Gorgeous items today! Thank you for this virtual craft fair!

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  71. Shared on FB personal page

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  72. Shared on FB business page

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  73. Well, first the cupcake blew me away, then the star, then I just kept my mouth hanging open! What a fabulous group of artists!

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  74. Love all the blues today!! The owl is so cute and Tracy's bracelet is gorgeous!!

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  75. Such amazing artists! Great job, Lori. Another fabulous idea.

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  76. Another beautiful line-up of hand-crafted goodies. I like variety in the mediums used today - from the sweet little polymer cupcake by Amber Dawn, to the leather and chain bracelet by Tracy.

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  77. Love everything, very original .

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  78. Another wonderful day. I can't believe it's Day 6 already. Only one more day to go and I'm looking forward to it.

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  79. All of these are beautiful! Love the clay beads by Claire!

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  80. Loving this! Thanks Lori :)

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  81. Posted on my blog
    http://creationsbykari.blogspot.com/

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  82. posted on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001260075497

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  83. Love the owl and leather bracelets!

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  84. wow.. more great shops and some fantastic giveaways!

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  85. Ok Lori, I am loving everything but being a lampwork junkie/ hoarder thanks for introducing to new artists, must be writing my list and checking it twice. Hope you are having a great week:)

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  86. :o) This is fun! Although I cannot get onto my public FB acct. I did add a post to my work one! :o)

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  87. Enjoying teh Virtual Craft Fair: Great idea,

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  88. Can't decide what I like best!

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  89. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/FindingCharm/status/142416007250722817

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  90. Fb http://www.facebook.com/findingcharm/posts/193080207446182

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  91. I almost forgot to stop by today!

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  92. I may be singing Blue Christmas, but there is nothing here but the sheer joy of seeing beautiful blue jewelry!

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  93. Beautiful items! Shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pascales-Studio/154039554637297?ref=tn_tnmn

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  94. Thanks for featuring my shop today!! Love the company I'm. I'm entering for a chance to win one of the other lovely pieces!!

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  95. Have posted to my FB as well.

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  96. And twittered: www.twitter.com/jewelsbykat

    :0)

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  97. Anonymous9:52 PM

    Choices, choices. I like the polymer clay bead, the denim looking earring set, and the cute owl on the bracelet.

    Thanks to everyone for participating. Here's hoping I will get a chance next year.

    Carolyn Lawson
    carolynscreations@live.com

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  98. Ohhh, so in love! Everything is so beautiful! My computer for some reason hasn't been letting me comment, but hopefully it will today. I am loving every minute of this fair! Everyone is so talented!! I think that bracelet with the owl is my favorite... or maybe the lampwork earrings with silver and blue... or hmm ok, love it all!

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  99. What great company! Thanks, Lori! And your new profile picture is fantastic! You look wonderful!

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  100. OH MY G* I LOVE YOUR NEW PROFILE PICTURE LORI!!! :oD NIIICE!!!!!
    So I Blogged, tweeted, FB'd and now I am just leaving a plain ol' comment! :o)

    When I met my husband, my hair was as shockingly bright as your's is at the bottom!!!! My hair was spiked and shaved at the side! ;) It's FUN to have color in your hair!!!

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  101. So many fun and beautiful things to look at! This has been a blast Lori! Love the Claire Maunsell beads!

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  102. I am fighting off or trying to fight off a migraine so no posting all over the place. But I did want to say how beautiful everyone's giveaways are. And I am crossing my fingers that I will be able to get some shopping done tomorrow after work.

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  103. It just keeps getting better.

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  104. Another day of inspirational eye candy! Blogged it! =D

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  105. ohhhhhhhhh dont make me pick just one! I cant take it...luv luv the bead assortment today...loving it..posted to twitt and facebook for you...

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  106. yummy as always, love the southwest necklace...

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  107. i am continuing to enjoy the fair. :)

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  108. Melissa3:02 AM

    Love Tracy's bracelet and Charlene's southwestern necklace (turquoise is my favourite gemstone!). melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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  109. So many beautiful things but WOW! Claire Maunsell's work is amazing!!!

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  110. Such great items and beautiful!

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  111. DESPINA9:45 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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  112. Joanna9:45 AM

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

    Joanna, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  113. Very beautiful things

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  114. Fantastic! So talented!

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  115. All I can say is is they are all just so wonderful!!!!
    I did check out the blog yesterday and posted on my blog n facebook and tweeted about it toady.

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  116. Another fabulous day of eye candy. So much inspiration. Good luck to everyone..

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  117. so much talent...such beautiful work...loved seeing all the beautiful handcrafted items..

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  118. so much talent and amazing pieces here..beautiful work..

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  119. Thanks for yet another fab day at the fair!!!!!!

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  120. Amazingly beautiful!

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  121. Found due to Tracy Statler ..gotta say everything I've seen so far makes me wish I had money to get whatever I wanted ...was on Tracys page for her video on wrap bracelet so I can hopefully make. Gift or two..if not then there wont ne gifts...hoping I can adjust it to buttons instead of beads ...
    All the artisans here are amazing!

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  122. another wonderful compilation. thank you again to Lori ...and thank you to the artists for the lovely giveaways and discount codes.

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  123. There are some particularly lovely pieces today Lori- I love the pink and purple earrings and the ones that are blue with silver loops. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous work from these very lovely artisans.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  124. i'm enjoying this showcase of great pieces.

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  125. What talented artists are featured today! Most of which are all new to me! I'm visiting their websites and etsy stores as we speak and loving what I'm finding!
    {Hugs!}

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  126. Oh, goodness! More owls!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  127. love the color in mary ann williams earrings - beautiful
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  128. Lori, you really did a great job! Such wonderful artists.

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

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  129. It's all so great but polymer clay beads are amazing! :O

    nactory[at]gmail.com

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  130. i had to look twice to make sure i read the description for Claire Maunsell's pieces...i thought for sure they were copper!

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  131. What beautiful things! I am so inspired by all of you :)

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  132. Shared on FB!
    http://www.facebook.com/lena.maxwell1

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