Tuesday, May 29, 2012

~~ Lottery for Cup of Bead Soup with Lea Avroch! ~~

If you've been a follower of my blog, you're familiar with my Cup of Bead Soup project.  For the past year, I've purchased beads, sight unseen, from various bead makers and tasked myself with creating things with components I didn't choose myself.  It's been a fantastic way to push my design skills and break out of making the same old/same old.  In essence, it's a one-woman-production of the Bead Soup Blog Party.  


But this year, I changed things up.


Now, three lucky people will be chosen at random, and these three designers will receive the same bead I do.  We'll make our pieces and have a mini-blog hop on June 30th.





Lea Avroch is this month's Cup of Bead Soup contributor.  She's a fabulous lampwork artist and she's created a gorgeous focal bead for us.  It's made with silver glass (expensive and touchy to use so I haven't gotten the nerve to use it yet!) with murrini and beautiful patterning.  For this Cup of Bead Soup, you'll receive this focal -- and you use your EXISTING STASH to make something. 


Measurements 

width  ~32 mm
height  ~30 mm
depth ~ 14 mm

Cost $25 (which includes shipping)
 (US participants only this time, I'm sorry!)


To throw your name in the lottery:

1) Comment with a way to contact you

2)Blog, Facebook, or Tweet it for extra chances


Winners announced June 3rd.

Please visit Lea's sites:



https://www.facebook.com/LAJewelryDesign 
 




Quote of the Day:  Beat Your Fears 
Book Review: "Generation A" by Douglas Coupland




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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 is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   


Join me at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I would LOve to win!!

    Cindi

    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  2. What a beautiful bead! Your announcement date is my brothers birthday. :)

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  3. I would love to win this gorgeous bead by this famous bender.I am easy to notify at baymoondesign@gmail.com
    I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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  4. Breathtaking! What a fabulous choice for a lottery. Gorgeous colors and an awe-inspiring size. Throw my name in the pot.

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  5. I had so much fun with the last hop. I can not wait to see what people do with this fantastic focal!

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  6. This bead is just amazing! So many ideas are flying through my mind right now ^.^

    Thank you and Lea for the wonderful opportunity!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. The bead is beautiful...all of her beads are beautiful! Please throw my name in the hat!!!

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  8. A Beautiful Bead needs a Beautiful Design;
    If I am lucky enough to be chosen...

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  9. WOW Lori! That bead is breathtaking. You certainly know how to ‘Mix it Up!’ Excellent!

    To all the participants, Good Luck!

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  10. Sally Battis would love to Kumi this up. I have Kumi'd up other wonderful pieces by Lea.

    SallyBeadJewelry@gmail.com

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  11. A Beautiful Bead needs a Beautiful Design;
    If I am lucky enough to be chosen...
    BettyJamesStudios@yahoo.com
    or Facebook me.

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  12. Oh ,,, ohhhhhh .... Lottery .... **rolls dice** momma needs a new pair... well no wait ... MOMMA NEEDS BEADS !!!!!!!! ...
    I'd love to be entered , please ... **fingers, eyes, toes legs and arms crossed ** :) ..

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  13. Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my bead. I can't wait to see what the lottery winners create with it. That's half the fun of making beads! Seeing where they wind up! :)

    And thank you to Lori for selecting me to make the beads for this Cup of Bead Soup!

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  14. How beautiful! I'd love the opportunity to participate.

    mandiwsd@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love the chance to participate in this cup of soup....Sonyastille@gmail.com

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  16. Please throw my name in again as I am sharing on FB
    Sonya

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  17. Oh I would love to join you in this Cup of Bead Soup, this bead is right up my alley for styles I like to design with.

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  18. Oh this bead is gorgeous! And it fits perfectly for a necklace that I have had in mind. Please toss my name in the hat too.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/222177217901604

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  19. I shared this post on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/222177217901604

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  20. Oh yeah I am motivated. Here is my tweet.

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/207595405108723713

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  21. And here is my blog post.

    http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2012/05/cup-of-bead-soup-drawing.html

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  22. BLUE! My favorite color. Hoping I get picked.
    amazingdesigns46@gmail.com

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  23. Throw my name in the hat, please! What a fun idea.
    Ann, annrishell@gmail.com

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  24. Lovely lampwork =)
    Perhaps I'll buy the lampwork for my own and I hope she didn't mind it. Just because I have my own team of lampworkers, it doesn't mean that I can't buy lampworks from others right? And I have no intention to copy any of independent lampwork artisan design. I speak-out like this cause I had unbelievable annoyed experience when I want to buy lampworks from one independent artisan.

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  25. Amazing blue! Please add my name to the hat! Thanks!

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  26. Fabulous concept- glorious bead!!! I love Lea 's work. Too many things on my plate to take part this time, but I will be watching!! Big Hugs!

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  27. This is a beautiful bead! Please add me to the lottery.

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  28. Thought I left a comment, but didn't see it, so here it is again. Beautiful Bead! Please add me to the lottery.

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  29. I linked your contest to my blog. it is
    www.renaissance-jewelry.blogspot.com

    If I'm chosen you can contact me there. or at me email
    cheryl.dunham8@gmail.com

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  30. Gorgeous bead. Not sure I have anything in my stash to compliment it, but would love to try,

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  31. You know I totally wish I could! But I will enjoy what you create with her awesome focal!!!!!

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  32. I would love to 'play along'! You can reach me at max@kraftymax.com and I'll be tweeting and sharing this post.

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  33. This is stunning! I'd love a chance to play along. Here's hoping!

    francesca@francescawatson.com

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  34. Beautiful bead. Have an idea already for its use. Please enter my name.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreations@live.com

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  35. Gorgeous bead. Hope I get a chance to do something with it!

    lamplightcrafts@msn.com

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  36. I have now blogged, posted on FB, and Tweeted about this wonderful opportunity!

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  37. I would love for the chance to participate! (I can be contacted through my google/blogger account)

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  38. Stunning bead! There are so many options as to what to do with it.

    megan.zahn@gmail.com

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  39. FUN!! I'd love to join in and play. I even got my blog up and running. :) Lea, thank you for letting me know about this!!

    ~Dhea
    javabead@msn.com

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  40. Ok... just finished blogging and sharing about this fun event on facebook!!! Good luck everyone!

    ~Dhea
    javabead@msn.com

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  41. Ok... just finished blogging and sharing about this fun event on facebook!!! Good luck everyone!

    ~Dhea
    javabead@msn.com

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  42. Here is my blog entry about the Cup of Bead Soup lottery.

    http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/2012/05/lottery-for-cup-of-bead-soup.html

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  43. Awesome bead Hope I win this time. I blogged & tweeted about this project. Thanx

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  44. Awesome bead. Sure hope I win this time. I blogged & tweeted about his project. Thanx

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