Sunday, December 12, 2010

What You Have Been Waiting For - Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway

Yes, yes, yes, I know you want to know what the giveaway is, but this is our blog and I will do it my way :)  I am going to hold you hostage while I give you a little background about how we got started on this little adventure of blogging.

Long, long ago, okay really, it was only two years ago today that I started this little blog.  I started the blog to post pictures of stuff mom and I were working on so friends and family, who lived out of town, could see what we were up to.   It is fun to go back and read what I have posted and see how much I have improved in my writing.  Even mom says I have relaxed and just let it go in the writing.  I was never one to write, and I sure learned how to edit my words while I was in the military.  You only had so much space to write a recommendation for an award, so I learned to be short and sweet.

When I first started this I didn't have plans to go full steam ahead with the blog until I was done with school.  Well, plans changed and the beginning of this year I made a conscious effort to blog more and start going to other people's blogs.  I am so glad I made this decision. 

I have had so much fun doing monthly challenges on Art Bead Scene, finding Lori, another veteran and all around fantastic woman and her Bead Soup PartyBarbara Lewis and learning how to torch fire enamel (I still plan on taking a class with her someday in the future - one of many goals), Juls the most fantastic beading artist and all around superwoman who makes me smile on a daily basis, Kristen who is our fan and all around sweet woman who about made me cry on Friday because of her enthusiasm for the goodies we sent her, Erin who makes me stop and think about why we are donig arts and life in general, Lori who makes the most drool worthy bags known and Shannon who encourages us to try the new patina and gives us great feedback on what we are doing!

I could make this whole blog about people I have met through blogging and go on and on about all the people I follow, but I am sure I am boring you all.  I wish I could name everyone who has encouraged us or influenced us since I have started blogging, but I think that would take the next year.  I am sure you are ready to know what the giveaway is.

Okay, instead of a bowl for a giveaway mom and I thought we would giveaway three pendants and a set of lampwork glass beads.

The crosses were handsawed by mom and the lampwork glass beads were made by me.  The large cross is about 2.5" long and about 2 1/4" wide.  The two smaller crosses are an 1.5" long and 1 1/4" wide.  The enameled colors I used were transparent woodrow red, Mandarin orange and sunset orange with opaque black for accents.

Here are close up shots of the crosses and beads:

It is easy to enter the giveaway.  Just leave a comment on our blog.  For an additional chance to win, blog about the giveway on your own blog and let us know you did.  I will draw a name on December 17th around 8am Eastern (that is when my co-worker gets to work, and she will be drawing the name).  Photos to follow.

Thanks for taking the journey with us and encouraging us along the way with your fantastic comments.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner on December 17th.  Mark your calendar!


  1. these are so beautiful~love the colours. Happy blogiversary!

  2. Oh I am so glad to be part of this journey with you and our friendship is a bonus that tops it all! Happy Blogiversary Beth! I hope we can share many many more together! Your encouragement and support are the best my friend! If I could bake you a big cake I so would!


  3. Wow- happy blogiverary! I enjoy reading your posts and having a peek into the process of cutting and enameling that you and your mom use for your beads and bowls. Thanks for the great give away!

  4. You are a delight Miss Beth! Your mom makes some stunning work and it is so refreshing to see how you all put it together! Thank you for sharing yourself and your inspirations with us. I am touched that you would mention me! Enjoy the day!

  5. Happy Blogiversary! I so enjoy visiting your blog world and oohing and ahhing over all your creations!

  6. Thank goodness for blogs! I agree , I've meet so many friends, and learned so much! Happy Blogiversary! What a fabulous giveaway your having. Your work is stunning!

  7. I really enjoy your blog and love seeing what you and your mom are up to. Love the beads and the crosses....mine, mine!

  8. I am really honored to be included as one of the people you found! I had SUCH a good time with your contribution to the Cup of Bead Soup and I love the bowl you gave me -- it sits on my work bench every day.

    BEST wishes to more and more blog entries!

  9. Great pieces as always. Happy Blo"give"rsary, you are very generous!

  10. Happy anniversary! I cannot believe how beautiful your pieces are and that you are just giving them away for a comment! You really should make us work for it ;-) Kidding!!
    I have had such fun reading your posts. Best wishes for another 2 years and another 2 after that and so on....
    Shannon C

  11. Congratulations! Love your blog - thanks for sharing your lovely creations with us!

  12. Congrats on your blogoversary! I really enjoy your blog as well! I'm always keen to see what's being sawed up and enameled!

  13. Congrats on your two year anniversary giveaway. I forgot about my two year mark. Anyway, I wanted a enter the contest so I thought I'd leave a comment. :)

  14. Happy anniversary! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!


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