Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 5 -- Virtual Craft Fair -- (giveaways, discount codes, and more!)


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

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

Visit Day One, Two, Three, and Four 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!

Kay Thomerson


Pot Charmers/Plant Stakes

These are adorable little beaded, copper wire jewelry for your plants.  They’re made with copper wire and have a yellow and orange polymer clay lily flower attached to them.  The flower is dressed up with orange, yellow and green dyed howlite beads strung on copper wire.  There’s a copper wire tendril attached to finish them off.  They hang from a loop on the wire stake and can be put in your plant pots to dress/accessorize them.  They are about 8" tall.  

Value  $12.00 for the 2 pot charmers



 
Jennifer Cameron


"DIY Autumn Harvest Earring Kit"

Included are all the supplies you need to create one pair of earrings 
* 24" wire (enough to screw up 2 earrings because that is what I would do),
* 2 jump rings and 2 ear wires
* 2 torch fired (by me) metal enameled beads in your choice of color. 

 
The nature of enamel beads dictates that no two beads will be exactly the same.I will also email a PDF of the earring tutorial (or you can read the free tutorial on my blog)

Value $16

Use code virtualcraftshow20 for 20% off anything in my etsy shop or website. Always free shipping to the US and Canada. All international is free on my website.

Twitter: @GlassAddictJen



Norma Agron


I'm giving away this Polymer Clay Green Retro Mechanical Pencil made by me. Metal finishes are 24k gold plated. It uses .7mm leads (2 provided).

Value $15




Skylar Bre'z


A beveled glass cabochon protects a striking art print, featuring two birds in a tree. With its bare branches, the tree makes me think of the isolation of winter, made so much easier by the companions we keep by our sides during the dark and gloomy times. 

Seed bead embroidery in turquoise and black surround the bevel, with the neckpiece of dyed turquoise howlite rondelles and glass millefiori beads.

Length is 17".

Value:  $78

All necklaces 15% off with code VCR15




Kate Gardenghi


Art Bead Bundle

-A primrose pendant in orange and turquoise (one of the beads inspired by the Ophelia ABS challenge).  1 inch diameter, distressed and with a custom patina, this bead is one of my most popular items. 

- 5 of my lentil beads in orange and turquoise. 5/8 inch in diameter. Layers of millefiori canes create beads that can support and add detail to a design or stand alone.

-5 disk bead in orange and turquoise.1/4 inch wide and ranging in diameter from 3/8-1/2 inch, these beads make wonderful accents.

-38 inches of coordinating sari silk.

Value $29


20% off all merchandise during the event (coupon code VCS20).




Rachel Myers


 Classic Princess Necklace

I got inspired to make this necklace when i saw these pretty greenish blue oval crystals sitting in a bowl along side with the rondelles which are two toned. The light blue Czech crystal pearls match wonderful with the Chinese crystal oval.  I love it with antique brass chain and bead caps. The chain drapes beautifully on the neck. Looks great with almost everything.

Length: 24" long with a 2 1/4" focal

Value $38




Michelle Mach

 
Winter Wonderland Beading Inspiration Kit


Use the patterns and colors on the box to inspire a unique jewelry design.  Kit includes 75+ beads (not including seed beads), plus 24" of silver-plated chain.  The types of beads in the kit include vintage Lucite, gemstones, shell, glass, pearls, crystals, and filigree.  Kit also include a small tube of seed beads and pewter snowflake charms. This is a one-of-a-kind kit created from my personal bead stash.  There are no instructions or patterns included; use your imagination to make something wonderful!


Value $24

Discount for 3 days of the show, free shipping in store (US only), Code is FREESHIPNOV



Penny Neville


Byzantine Bracelet

A beautiful natural brass byzantine bracelet that has been paired with a lovely copper blank that has been filled with crystal clay and accented with Swarovski crystals in an amber mix.  The size of the bracelet 7.5" and will come gift wrapped for you or that special someone.
Value $38




Laurel Steven

 
Handmade Pink and Silver Floral Heart Pendant


This floral embossed heart is made from a custom blended pink polymer, then pressed into my proprietary mold of a bit of vintage carved plastic. The detailed strip that frames it is added after the shape is cut out. It is baked, and then colored by hand with a wax-based patina. The back is fully finished as well.

This one needed no glaze, I simply sanded and buffed it to a shine. There is large fancy jump ring embedded in the center, all ready for you to use in your creations, or put on your favorite chain, cord, or ribbon. It would look great with a simple black velvet ribbon, or  any silver chain, or used as a focal for one of your own beaded or mixed media masterpieces!  It measures 1.5" wide by 1.5" tall by 1.5" in depth.

Value $12



Lori Anderson


"New Dimensions in Wire Jewelry" by Margot Potter

Margot Potter's brand new book full of truly unique beading ideas!  Brand new and ready for you to dig into and get your bead on!

Value:  $17




Come back tomorrow for 
Day Five and more giveaways!

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


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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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 3 -- Virtual Craft Fair -- (giveaways, discount codes, and more!)

Welcome to Day 3 of the First Annual Virtual Craft Show!

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

Visit Day One and Two by clicking the numbers!

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!



Sally Russick


Add a little sparkle to your holiday season with this lovely handcrafted icicle ornament . Composed of a Swarovski briolette pendant,  Black Diamond AB Swarovski briolette beads, semi precious gemstones and Bali silver components. The wire is 20ga black annealed steel and I finished the design with a delicate white ribbon tied in a neat bow.
Value  $15




Sandi Volpe




Sandi Volpe, Handcrafted Jewelry is proud to offer a selection of beads including lampwork and enamel and recycled sari silk as a prize for the Virtual Craft Show.
 I will also be offering a 15% discount in my Etsy shop for the duration of the virtual craft show as well as a second prize of a $25 gift certificate to use in my shop for those that make a purchase during the show or comment on my blog.


Value $25







Susan Lloyd


Handmade earrings created with antique brass rings  hammered out flat and smooth, dangling from Turquoise gemstones.   What's not to love?

Length, 1" from ear wire.

Use code ‘bandit’ to get 15% off any purchase during the show.

Value $12




Mallory Hoffman


Heartfelt key pedant with nylon cord

I made this heart on a key using a special silver glass called Blue Chalcedony.  It struck the color as I manipulated the glass in the flame  I rolled the glass in frit (ground glass) and added my handmade murrini (flower like decorations).  I annealed the key pendant in my kiln so it should be good to wear for a long time.  The key pendant, with the bead, is about 2 inches in length.  You can use the nylon cord, which you can tie, to show off your new pendant or you can add your own chain or, maybe, a kumihimo cord.  I hope you enjoy your new pendant!

Value $30




Kim Ballor


 This set of five lampwork beads are made by me and were featured in Bead Unique Magazine. The holes run horizontally across the top, so the beads hang like flags. Each bead has a "Dolly Parton" heart on the front.

Sizes of the 5 beads in the set: 15 x 21mm, 20 x 20mm (2),18 x 18mm,15 x 15mm

Value: $20.00



Jelveh Jaferian


I made this bead a few weeks ago and love it lots!  It's made with two different shades of silver-laden glass and then textured and encased, and finally, I added end caps.  It would make an incredible focal bead!  Size: 43 mm x 14 mm

Value: $30

20% off with code HOLIDAY20





Wendy Blum



Mega-Giveaway of Three Items to ONE person!

1) Earrings:  Sea Tempest


Wendy's beautiful boro lampwork glass earrings made Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, and copper findings. Value, $30

2) "Designing Jewelry With Glass Beads" by Stephanie Sersich 


This is a wonderful book for not only the glass eye candy but to inspire and give ideas on unique and interesting ways to design jewelry using lampwork glass beads. Value: $20 


3)  "Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry" by Linda Jones


This is a great book for those just starting with wire work.  It will teach the basics of making clasps out of wire as well as wire links for jewelry design.  Value: $20

Use code JINGLEBELLS10 at checkout for 10% off in either my Etsy Shop or Website from the start of the virtual craft fair until December 31st. 



Elisabeth Auld


Handmade focal using cool geometric origami paper and resin.  Approximately 1 3/4 by 7/8 inches.  This focal comes with a selection of matching beads to include glass, stone and lucite (the cool tic-tac looking ones).  The winner of this focal can have it as is, or I can assemble it into a necklace of your liking, but no matter what you get EVERYTHING in the picture :-).

Value $25


Use code LORIROCKS and get 20% off with free shipping and gift wrapping!






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.