Saturday, August 28, 2010

Awesome Giveaway from Floridity for Cup of Bead Soup!

Well, it's about that time -- time to thank Barbara Bechtel of Floridity for a great month and get ready to welcome next month's Featured Artist for Cup of Bead Soup.

I made one final piece to end out the month.  I was inspired by Molly Schaller's necklace tutorial in the Fall 2010 Stringing magazine, but changed it up a bit.  I kept the wood, but that's about all.  On one side perches a green polymer clay bird by Barbara, capped with lampwork disks, and on the other, a cluster of glass flowers.  Gunmetal chain keeps the rest simple.

And just for YOU, my awesome readers, Barbara has generously donated a set of beads from her "Whisper" collection.

You want 'em, don't you?  Well, here's how you get them!

1) Favorite Barbara's blog, for one point.
2) Favorite my blog for one point (or tell a friend they should!) :-)
3) Post about this giveaway on your own blog for one point.

Then comment and tell me what you did!

The winner will be announced in a week, Saturday September 4th.
Good luck!  And thank you, Barbara, for being my inaugural Cup of Bead Soup Featured Artist!

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. Oh Lori, that necklace is great. I don't know the tutorial but your version is awesome.

  2. I followed.....I followed.....I blogged :)

  3. Squee! I would love to win those beads. What you have done with this challenge is truly inspiring. I am in awe of you, dear Lori.

    Oh, and I follow your blog and I follow Barbara's too!

    Enjoy the day!

  4. I love the necklace, too, Lori. Very wearable. Boy would I love to win those things! I think I have "favorited" you (to make up a word) but I will double check. It will be under an e-mail that starts with "kat" as we can't both have our addresses on the blog.

    Going to go check out Barbara right now!


  5. I don't know how to favorite blogs but I do follow both does that count?
    I love the necklace especially how you capped the bird with the lampwork beads. I have some of those floating around that I love and have no idea how to use them in a design and you have given me some inspiration!

  6. Woo hoo - followed her blog, already follow yours!

  7. Lori, I favorited her blog! Love her owls!

  8. Based om your previous post about Floridity, I actually bought a piece from the Whisper Collection - Hugs and Kisses Focal. I got it in the mail yesterday and was just giddy! Love it.

    Thanks for introducimg me to her!

  9. Your necklace is lovely! The clay bird is such a fun touch...
    I would love to win the beads.
    I favored Barbara's blog,!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  10. I also favor/follow your shop...
    Again, many thanks!

  11. Just beautiful, Lori!!! Will be perfect for Fall!

  12. So pretty!

    I favourited Barbaras blog and your blog. :)

  13. I loooove those beads. Just the other days I marked them as favourites on Etsy. I hope to win them of course. Or if I don't I hope to buy them when I get into some new money.

    Anyway, I have:
    1. Marked second surf as a favourite (I hope it means the same as becomming a follower), Although I thought I actually already was.
    2. I am already a follower of your blog, and it is one of my favourites, big time.
    3. I have posted on my own blog about this great give away.

    So as you understand I want 3 points.

    And your necklace is so super duper nice!

  14. I am now a follower of your blog and also a follower of Barbara's blog. I love those beads! sooo cool.
    Erin S

  15. lori i love these! gorgeous!

    also, i haven't gotten the new DG book yet, The Exile, but i heard about it from her blog. i'm not sure if i'll like it because it makes me worried that Jamie won't be like he is in my mind, you know? but i can't wait all the same, to love it or not love it. lol

    hope you're doing well. :)

  16. Well I already follow you and now I follow Barbara too!!! I love those beads!!!!!!!


  17. I follow your blog. Those beads are lovely!

  18. I follow Second Surf too! Woo Hoo! I really love the necklace you made!

  19. I follow you and follow Barbara and the necklace is really cool. Count me in.

  20. Great necklace, great giveaway! I'm a follower and made Barbara a favorite.

  21. I follow both of you already! I can't right now as don't have time but I definitely will blog about your giveaway this evening or in the morning - and I'll come back here to let you know that I did. I bought a lovely grab bag from Barbara because I love what you've been doing with her beads! Thanks to both of you for the inspiration!

  22. I left a comment on Barb's blog and became a follower. I'm already a follower of your blog.
    I also posted the giveaway on my blog.

  23. Thank you Lori for coming up with such a great idea. It has been very inspiring to me as well to see lots of pieces made with my beads by someone other than me!

  24. I follow you...I just followed hers...I blogged here

    Did you mean the giveaway would be over September 4th? (it says August 4th but you posted this on August 28th)

    Happy beading,

  25. I follow her..and I follow you! Lovely beads she makes! Thanks for the chance! And Im so glad you came to my Giveaway..kinda excited my 1st... <3 Count me in maybe I shall be luckey or shall I say very Blessed to Win them!

  26. Oh what a great giveaway! I love Floridity...just purchased some of her beads, and now waiting for the muse to speak to me :)

    I'm a follower of both of the blogs, and will be blogging myself! Thanks for this generous offer.

  27. Lovely necklace! I follow both of you already, and I would love those beads!


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