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Giveaway with a Little Help from our Friends in Beads 2011

“Friends, you and me…you brought another friend and then there were three.
We started our group, our circle of friends, and like that circle there is no beginning or end.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt 

Art Bead Scene is like that ever-widening circle of friends.

Every time someone joins as a follower, comments on a post or participates in a monthly challenge, the circle gets wider. And using art beads makes the circle grow deeper, expanding exponentially so that the relationships within this community are strengthened.

As a designer, I am always looking to the Art Bead Scene to introduce me to new art and art bead artists. There is something so special about using art beads in your work. You can see the hand of the maker all over each piece, and to hold one is to hold a tiny treasure that is suitable for display in any gallery. And every time you use an art bead, it is like adding another ripple to the circle, because often by using them you become more than just a buyer, a client, a number to the maker…you become a friend.

There is just one place that I go each year to find new art bead artists to start a friendship with, and that is the annual buyer’s guide called Beads presented by Beadwork magazine.

I always cheer when I see the issue released as it truly is inspiring to see all of the best and brightest beads in one location. If you cannot make it to a bead show, then Bead 2011 is the next best thing. Over 330 new beads along with 15 projects by extremely talented designers is the focus. And with tools and trends explored along with ads for stores you may know about and some that may be new, this publication is always something that I hang onto for a long time.

This issue jam-packed with awesomeness and it is heavy on the art beads, which I particularly love. Since there were so many art beads all in one place, Art Bead Scene had a perfect opportunity to celebrate, especially since five of our contributing editors had pieces included in the issue. So, what is a party without treats? I put out a call to as many of the artists and companies that I could find and asked them to contribute to a giveaway in honor of all the beady goodness that is Beads 2011. I was overwhelmed by the response, and after fondling, er… admiring all the tiny packages that came my way, I can tell you that I honestly wish that I had the chance to win.

Danielle Fox and her staff have outdone themselves and rounded up tips, trends, tools and more to kick start your creativity. There are ten different trends happening in this issue and we have an artist or company in the giveaway to go with almost all of them. Just look at what you could win:
  • Floral: Beads with Blooms
    ceramic beads from Elaine Ray
    arte metal from Vinaj
    ceramic beads and pendants from Jennifer Heynen, Jangles


  • Wild West: Beads with Spirit
    silver clay charms, Beth Hemmila, Hint Jewelry
    original cat drawing ceramic decal beads, Marsha Minutella, Marsha Neal Studios

  • Skyborne: Beads with Wings
    assorted wood tile pendants, Marie Cramp, More Skye Jewels
  • Chain & Fiber: Materials with Texture
    Silver plated colored wire, Soft Flex Company
    plus special surprise goodies not pictured but coming from C Koop Beads and Ornamentea

    assorted components including hand painted glass and plexiglass, aluminum chain, rubber tubing, jump rings and colorful o-rings from Yvonne Irvin, MyELEMENTS
  • Customizable: Items to Personalize
  • Sentiments: Beads with Heart
    three months of the ‘simpler truth’ sampler club, Erin Prais-Hintz, Tesori Trovati Jewelry
    ceramic heart beads from Gaea Cannaday
    ceramic textural pendants and a hand painted sculptural pendant, Jennifer Davies-Reazor
  • Steampunk: Beads on Trend
    ceramic lumber escutcheon, Melanie of Earthenwood Studio
    enameled components, Sue Kennedy, SueBeads

  • Woodlands: Beads au Naturel
    mixed media metal pendants, Jenny Friske-Baer, Divine Spark Designs
    ceramic toggle, Mary Harding Jewelry
    enameled bead caps, Mary Jane Dodd, mairedodd

    ceramic blue owl, Kylie Parry
    ceramic tree pendant, Sharleen Newland, Shaterra Clay
    five amber leaf glass headpins, Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
  • World Beat: Beads with Culture
  • Glam: Beads with Sparkle
    five iridescent kaleidoscope headpins, Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Plus one copy of the Beads 2011 issue.
order your copy today!

So clean up that puddle of drool on your computer and enter to win this massive beady prize! Since I love to spoil my friends, you have three ways to enter, and each must be in a separate comment to count.

Chance #1: Answer one of the following questions:

  • Which trend are you most excited about from the ten in the issue?
  • If you have a copy of the issue, what is one bead artist that was new to you that you are most intrigued by and can’t wait to try?
  • What is the reason that you use art beads in your designs?

Chance #2: Blog, Facebook Tweet, skywrite, take out a billboard or otherwise share your love for this giveaway to the rest of your world, then come back here and tell us what you did.

Chance #3: Here at Art Bead Scene, we consider our followers part of our circle of friends. You don’t have to be a follower of the Art Bead Scene to win, but if you are a friend who follows us (nearly 1,900…that is some growing circle!), post a third comment for an additional chance.

I will choose a random winner of the entire prize package at midnight on May 30th and announce it during the monthly ABS challenge blog hop on May 31st.

Thanks for being a friend of Art Bead Scene!

Erin Prais-Hintz writes about all things that inspire her at Treasures Found::Inspiration Is Everywhere. Her jewelry designs are one-of-a-kind made one-at-a-time. She collects quotes and dust and invites you to send her your favorite (quote – not dust!) to enjoytheday@tesoritrovati.com.

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482 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sarah
    May 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I am a follower and this giveaway is amazing! Congratulations on such an inspiring and informative blog which leads me to the stylish beading elements I love! Thanks and keep it up!

  2. Reply
    The Clay Chick
    May 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I'm really excited by the Chain & Fiber Materials with Texture. I love how you can either create an entire piece with them and end up with a real statement piece, or just use a few for a focal.

  3. Reply
    The Clay Chick
    May 17, 2011 at 11:54 am
  4. Reply
    SilverNikNats
    May 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I use art beads in my designs to enhance my jewellery or to inspire me, some times all it takes is one stunning bead and the design just happens all by it's self!
    Niky

  5. Reply
    Kristen
    May 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Oh Erin I was tickled pink to see you among the "top ten" and it makes my heart glow to see all the wonderful artists I have coveted get such well deserved honors. I have to say that I am so ready to incorporate my love of seed beads with all of the gorgeous art bead designs available so in answer to question 1 I am excited about all of them! (except maybe for the wire as that is a scary pairing…me + wire = craziness)

  6. Reply
    Kristen
    May 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Oh Yes Ladies I am a stalker I mean follower!

  7. Reply
    Alice
    May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    What an awesome motherlode of goodies!

    I couldn't decide on which trend I was most excited about, but the reason I like using art beads is that I will be helping promote the artists' work, plus my creations will be unique and possibly become something to pass down from generation to generation.

  8. Reply
    Alice
    May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I am a very happy follower of the ABS blog. Thanks for all the work the group does to bring us wonderful articles and lovely inspiration!

  9. Reply
    Courtney
    May 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my! I am a follower here. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Reply
    Courtney
    May 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Why do I use art beads in my designs – each piece is a little different and unique, they are more special that way.

  11. Reply
    maryharding
    May 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Erin, You have made such a wonderful presentation of the Art Beads for this Giveaway. I am so proud to be a part of this celebration. As a participant in the giveaway I don't want to be counted in the drawing. Just wanted to let you know how awed I am with your post!!!!

  12. Reply
    averilpam
    May 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I've been following your blog for sometime, and would absolutely love to win even one of those amazing prizes!

  13. Reply
    averilpam
    May 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    All the jewellery I make is one of a kind and I love to use artbeads to make my work really original and unique

  14. Reply
    Alice
    May 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm
  15. Reply
    Steph L.
    May 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I think my favorite out of all of the trends would have to be the floral, I am a sucker for flower beads.

  16. Reply
    Steph L.
    May 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I am also a follower and always look forward to the awesome posts!

  17. Reply
    Deci
    May 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I love Beads with Wings, I love to watch birds and butterflies, and to let my imagination fly.
    Working these designs into my jewelry adds uniqueness and spirit.

  18. Reply
    Deci
    May 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook. (Deci Worland MacKinnon)

  19. Reply
    JJoy
    May 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Art beads lend a whimsical and creative touch to my designs. I am just blown away by the creativity and imagination of the artists. Every time I see a new bead on your blog, it's eye candy for me. It's hard to imagine the world before art beads!

  20. Reply
    Deci
    May 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I am a happy follower of ABS

  21. Reply
    Copper Diem
    May 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I love using art beads because it makes me feel connected to this great community of artist and beaders.

  22. Reply
    Copper Diem
    May 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I follow!

  23. Reply
    Copper Diem
    May 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    and i tweeted at @copperdiem!

  24. Reply
    Shirley
    May 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I am a follower of ABS!!!! This is so exciting!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Reply
    Shirley
    May 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I use art beads in my work as a complement and focus of my beadweaving. I try to pull out the colors of the art bead, and use the style as a direction for the rest of the piece.

  26. Reply
    Niina
    May 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hi there, this time giveways is awesome. I follow this blog summarized. I love all the rustic and vintage style is wonderful. Greetings from Finland.

  27. Reply
    Sally
    May 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! The artist that is new to me is Kylie Parry.

  28. Reply
    Sally
    May 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I really would love to win so I posted the giveaway on facebook http://www.facebook.com/WireWorked

  29. Reply
    moonlitfantaseas
    May 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I am a follower of the ABS blog, and I love the inspiration I get from reading it! I also love shopping the ABS etsy shop, I have gotten some very nice things there.
    I use art beads in my jewelery, because I love the look and the apeal it adds to my work..and it makes my finished projects one of a kind!

  30. Reply
    Sally
    May 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I'm a follower/friend of the ABS blog! ABS is such a fantastic place to find a wealth of info and inspiration! Thank you!

  31. Reply
    Mary K. McGraw
    May 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    What a fabulous give-away!!. I use art beads in my work because 1) there is the wow factor 2) I like my piece to be unique 3) they are just so special and on & on.

  32. Reply
    earthlyjewels
    May 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Oh my, what a wonderful giveaway!!! All the beads are so beautiful but it seems the Glam Beads with Sparkle really caught my eyes!

    Thanks for this chance!

    myearthlyjewels(at)yahoo(dot)com

  33. Reply
    New Visions Studio and Gallery
    May 17, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    NewVisionsStudio just became a follower! Great giveaway

  34. Reply
    New Visions Studio and Gallery
    May 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    My favorite theme is Woodlands: Beads au Naturel!!!!!!!!

  35. Reply
    New Visions Studio and Gallery
    May 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    And I shared this on our gallery Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/NewVisionsStudio

  36. Reply
    earthlyjewels
    May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I am a follower of your blog!

    myearthlyjewels(at)yahoo(dot)com

  37. Reply
    Mary K. McGraw
    May 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Posted on my blog: http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/

  38. Reply
    earthlyjewels
    May 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Just letting you know I shared this great giveaway on my FB page….

    myearthlyjewels(at)yahoo(dot)com

  39. Reply
    New Visions Studio and Gallery
    May 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    We just mentioned you in our most recent blog post too!
    Please see site and follow us πŸ™‚
    http://newvisionsstudio.blogspot.com

  40. Reply
    FryeStyle
    May 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Chain and FIber: Materials with Texture.
    I love art beads because they are handmade, take precious time and love to make, and give your jewelry piece uniqueness. Plus, they are fun to collect and get to know the artist behind the work.

  41. Reply
    FryeStyle
    May 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    FB for me. Spreading the giveaway love.

  42. Reply
    FryeStyle
    May 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    And, I'm a devoted follower…

  43. Reply
    Melissa Meman
    May 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    wow, I am so excited about this giveaway…such a generous, glorious pile of bounty! I love using art beads, whether made by me or other fabulous artists – it makes for a much more unique piece of wearable art!

  44. Reply
    Melissa Meman
    May 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I am a follower! Yay!

  45. Reply
    gail
    May 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    All of the bead selections are wonderful!I am drawn to the Woodlands:Beads au Natural,the colors and artwork is connected alot to my self and the way I live.I have posted this comment,plus info about the give-away on Facebook.I am going to be alot of praying until the end of May,if I won,I think it would give me the incentive to Blog!This is the best giveaway I've ever entered.Thanks!

  46. Reply
    Ann Morrell
    May 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I just signed up as a follower. I love beads and I use them on my Fiber Arts pieces. I don't get a chance to travel to many bead shows and bead shops are limited in my area…but I do keep up with Mary Kaye, who both teaches bead making and also makes beautiful things. I found it hard to choose but I think my favorite theme of beads is the Woodlands, as it covers all things nature. I have posted a link for your blog on my Fiber Arts blog, which is http://beachgrannyart.blogspot.com/

    Boy, would winning this collection put a "WOW" in my bead collection and in my Fiber Arts pieces.
    Ann M
    yzarctoo@aol.com

  47. Reply
    gail
    May 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook,plus how to enter.That will reduce my chance of winning,but I'm sure the beads will go to the right person.Best of luck,everyone!

  48. Reply
    gail
    May 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I follow ABS everyday,it's on my front page.Everyday there is something new and interesting,so I click on it first click!

  49. Reply
    pam ferrari
    May 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I am follower of ABS!

  50. Reply
    Ann Morrell
    May 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Since I answered everything in one post…just breaking down original post (more chances to win)…I am a new follower…and have spent the last 50 minutes going back and reading and viewing your older posts. I have bookmarked this site.
    Ann M
    yzarctoo@aol.com

  51. Reply
    pam ferrari
    May 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Amazing Porcelain was a new artist for me. I love the dragon fly clasp. Erin's new Clay pendants are so cool. Many talents in this magazine.

  52. Reply
    Pips
    May 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I've blogged about it! http://pipsjewellery.blogspot.com/

    Love ABS and am happy to tell everyone!

  53. Reply
    pam ferrari
    May 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I shared this on my blog.
    ferrarioriginals.blogspot.com Waitjustonemorebead

  54. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    As a first (but certainly not last) time visitor, I have to say that this post inspires me.Puddle of drool, indeed!

    Raw materials, (in this case, these art beads) can serve as such a powerful form of inspiration. The materials represent the potential for the future and final piece that is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Thanks for the beautiful eye candy this morning! Time to run to the studio πŸ™‚

  55. Reply
    Beadroe
    May 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I actually loved the whole magazine but I really loved the Yuma Dunes necklace and the collection of Wild West components.
    Great Giveaway.

  56. Reply
    Beadroe
    May 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I love your blog. I am a avid follower.

  57. Reply
    Melissa Meman
    May 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  58. Reply
    Faerie-Jeweller
    May 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, that is some giveaway! The contributing artists have been amazingly generous.

    I don't know that I could choose a single category I'm excited about! Maybe Items to Personalize – I like my work to be uniquely mine and use a lot of mixed media and non-traditional materials when I can so items to personalize sounds like it would work well with what I like to do best!

  59. Reply
    Norma's Clay
    May 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I cleaned the drool, and clear my eyes. Sure I want to be the winner. To say there are great prizes is an understatement. I use art beads (my own polymer clay made beads) because that makes the piece of jewelry unique.

  60. Reply
    Faerie-Jeweller
    May 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Shared on my Stardust and Sparkles facebook page

  61. Reply
    Norma's Clay
    May 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, I've been following you for some time. Great blog!

  62. Reply
    SilverNikNats
    May 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I'm a follower!

  63. Reply
    Faerie-Jeweller
    May 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Just hit the follow button under my real name – Stephie Hall. Didn't know I could do that, have subscribed to the blog in google reader for years which is where I usually read the posts!

  64. Reply
    Beth
    May 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I love art beads because they allow us to input a unique element into our design that speaks to us as the designer.

    Beth F

  65. Reply
    SilverNikNats
    May 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  66. Reply
    Charters
    May 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I find the variety of colour schemes inspirational. I have added a link on rightside of my blog to ABS.

    http://charterscharm.blogspot.com/

  67. Reply
    Charters
    May 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I have become a Follower.

  68. Reply
    stacilouise
    May 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I use art beads in my jewelry, because they go with my style. They are a little work of art all their own. And I want every part of my jewelry to be one of a kind, handmade, and to come together into a new work of art.

    staci
    staci.louise@hotmail.com

  69. Reply
    stacilouise
    May 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I gladly follow you guys! Love this blog as much as I love art beads!

    staci
    staci.louise@hotmail.com

  70. Reply
    stacilouise
    May 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm
  71. Reply
    CraftyHope
    May 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Oh wow!! What a fantabulous prize package. The generosity is astounding!

    The trend I'm most excited about?. . .I really like the idea of the customizable: items to personalize trend. Anytime I can create my own spin I get excited about it!

    I'll be back with MORE entries in no time. . .

  72. Reply
    CraftyHope
    May 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I'm a follower by the way!!

  73. Reply
    Lea Avroch
    May 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I love them all, but Glam: Beads with Sparkle captured my heart. As a fellow glass artist, I love the creativity that went into making the unique glass headpins.

  74. Reply
    Lea Avroch
    May 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm
  75. Reply
    Lea Avroch
    May 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I'm a follower!

  76. Reply
    Beth
    May 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I am a follower πŸ™‚

    Beth F

  77. Reply
    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor
    May 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Excuse me while I go get yet another stack of paper towels, to mop up the drool!! Receiving this package in the mail would be like dying and landing in bead heaven! As far as the trend(s) I am most excited about, those would be the floral, woodlands and chain and fiber trends. Of course I would also throw in the customizable and sentiments trends as well, since I use all these themes in my work. Thank you for this opportunity!

  78. Reply
    Do Be Do Bead Do
    May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I use art beads in my designs to make them one of a kind! Also, it helps that I am a bead designer.

  79. Reply
    Do Be Do Bead Do
    May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I tweeted!

  80. Reply
    ArtZhodgepodge
    May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I'm now a follower. The upcoming trend I am loving is texture.. love texture.. now back to see what else I need to do.. to qualify for your giveaway… thanks for sharing

  81. Reply
    Do Be Do Bead Do
    May 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I am a follower!!!

  82. Reply
    Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor
    May 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Been a follower of your blog for a long time now. Always been impressed with what you guys bring the beading community. Keep up the great work!

  83. Reply
    Amy-Sprite
    May 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    In answer to Question#3: I use art beads in my creations because I love to support fabulous artists who create beautiful, lovingly-handcrafted bits of art. I find that it is a win-win for both of us… both of us prosper! The art bead creator not only receives my money, but because my creations grow and have stories of their own, free advertising and beady-love as well. I, in turn, am viewed as an artist with integrity and who creates beautiful art because I am able to weave such fine materials into a beautiful whole.
    πŸ™‚
    Amy-Sprite

  84. Reply
    Amy-Sprite
    May 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I am a follower!! πŸ˜€
    Amy-Sprite

  85. Reply
    Misty
    May 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I Love the More SKYE Jewels. It is a style that just makes me smile!

  86. Reply
    Misty
    May 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am a follower!

  87. Reply
    Amy-Sprite
    May 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I reposted this on Facebook under Sprite Creations as well as my personal profile!

    Amy-Sprite

  88. Reply
    Kristi Bowman
    May 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    An absolutely amazing giveaway. I love and use and make art beads because they are unusual and different and beautiful. I love that somebody has sat and created something from beginning to end, they add so much more to a design that something made on a machine!

  89. Reply
    Kristi Bowman
    May 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I am a follower!! In a good way πŸ™‚

  90. Reply
    Kristi Bowman
    May 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Posted it on my FB Bus page which also tweets it. http://www.facebook.com/DreamSome.Etsy

  91. Reply
    CraftyHope
    May 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I've also shared the giveaway:
    on Twitter (@CraftyHope)
    on Facebook (Crafty Hope Jewelry)
    and on my blog (http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/05/getting-my-share-on.html)

  92. Reply
    Erin S
    May 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Oh my word! My heart is pounding at the thought of so much awesome stuff! I use artbeads because they are not mass produced, and often one of a kind. I hate using the exact same stuff as everybody else, (so boring) plus I like to support these great artists rather than a big factory in china someplace.
    Erin S

  93. Reply
    Erin S
    May 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I am a follower! please enter me a second time!
    Erin S

  94. Reply
    Bunny Hipps
    May 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I am a follower who is always inspired by the beads that are featured!

  95. Reply
    Bunny Hipps
    May 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I use art beads because they make my designs truly one of a kind.

  96. Reply
    a2susan
    May 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I have always read this blog but now am an "official" follower!

  97. Reply
    Cynthia
    May 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I am already a follower of ABS, and would love a chance to win all this loot!

  98. Reply
    a2susan
    May 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I use art beads because they always enhance whatever it is I am beading. The color determines the color of beads, the type of stitch, whether the piece will be a necklace or a bracelet, or perhaps a pair of earrings. Plus, because an art bead is handmade by another artist, it gives me a sense of connection.

  99. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I posted the Giveaway details on Facebook.

    Lisa Staten

  100. Reply
    Melinda Orr
    May 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I really love the new glass headpins…think they are new and very useful & beautiful too!

  101. Reply
    quiltingjewel39
    May 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I like to use art beads because I like to support individual artists. The beads are fun, different and you know you won't see it everywhere. What an unbelievable give away! Thank you for the chance.

  102. Reply
    Melinda Orr
    May 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    tweeted Chirp-chirp

  103. Reply
    quiltingjewel39
    May 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I am a follower.

  104. Reply
    Melinda Orr
    May 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    shared on facebook ~

  105. Reply
    Cynthia
    May 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I like using art beads in my designs for a couple reasons. First, I like to support the artists. I enjoy making a connection with them. If we don't support each other, we'll all fall down.
    Second, I like to make one-of-a-kind necklaces, so, a one-of-a-kind art bead is a super way to do that! There are endless possibilities.

  106. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 17, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I choose to use art beads because they set my handmade jewelry gifts far above anything that can be bought in a department store!

    Lisa Staten

  107. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I'm a new follower and I'm amazed at the Giveaway! WOW!

    Lisa Staten

  108. Reply
    Sally Anderson
    May 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, yes! Please enter me in the contest. Love it all. My favorite would be hard to pick b/c I am so crazy about all this stuff. That's why I'm so unproductive, too! HA!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  109. Reply
    Sally Anderson
    May 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I am a follower already. Please enter me a second time, too!

  110. Reply
    Sally Anderson
    May 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm
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    Julianna Cannon
    May 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Don't.Have.Words.For.This.Amazing.Collection.Of.Art.Beads.And.Components.

    I am one amazed follower.

    Juls

  112. Reply
    Julianna Cannon
    May 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I use art beads because they are just that…ART beads.

    I love the stories they tell and the ones they don't. I love that they are born of imagination to fuel imagination, a continuous thread that binds us all together in the creative tapestry of life.

    To anyone and everyone who chases a muse, follows a calling, or heeds the voice within….THANK YOU.

    XO
    Juls

  113. Reply
    ladynoble
    May 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    WHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAATTT? This giveaway is so insane!

    I love Art Bead Scene and am a proud follower! My Chance #1 answer is: Customizable: Items to Personalize! I am very excited about this trend. Using art beads in a design make that design one-of-a-kind. Take it up a notch and make it a personalized one-of-a-kind design… the recipient of that design will FREAK OUT.(kind how I am freaking over this amazing giveaway!!!!)

  114. Reply
    Kate
    May 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I am excited about Chain & Fiber: Materials with Texture! I love this trend!

  115. Reply
    Kristi
    May 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I use art beads because they are different, one of kind, and pretty

  116. Reply
    Kate
    May 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I am a follower!

  117. Reply
    Kristi
    May 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I am a follower!

  118. Reply
    Kate
    May 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I posted to Facebook! Thanks for running such a great giveaway!

  119. Reply
    sandi m
    May 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Oh my, decisions decisions! Kudos to all the designers who are featured in the issue. What a generous giveaway – thank you Erin.
    I've been using art beads f.o.r.e.v.e.r. They just add that special touch to a design made by someone who loves their craft and allows me to truly design one-of-a-kind pieces. I really like all the categories.

  120. Reply
    sandi m
    May 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Yup, I'm a follower, too!
    sandi

  121. Reply
    Janet Bocciardi
    May 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I am a follower… Holy Canoli! What an amazing give-away!

  122. Reply
    Janet Bocciardi
    May 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I use Art Beads in some of my jewelry, because I fall in lust with them and have to divest myself occassionally as too much lust is probably not good for you.

  123. Reply
    Janet Bocciardi
    May 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  124. Reply
    Melody
    May 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I have been a follower for awhile…love the eye candy and all the amazingly inspirational ideas.

  125. Reply
    For My Sweet Daughter
    May 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I think I may have passed out when I read all the way to the bottom and saw that 1 person gets all of those fabulous beads!
    I use art beads because they set my jewelry apart from those simply stringing beads on wire. They take your pieces to the next level and support other artists and that's a good thing πŸ™‚
    Shannon C

  126. Reply
    For My Sweet Daughter
    May 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I am a follower πŸ™‚
    Shannon C

  127. Reply
    For My Sweet Daughter
    May 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    and I shared the link on fb wall as Shannon Iko Chomanczuk

  128. Reply
    Melody
    May 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I am torn in re: what trend I am most excited about…I do mostly bead weaving and see great potential to include the lovely lampworked headpins like the "five iridescent kaleidoscope headpins from Raida Disbrow at Havana Beads of the Glam: Beads with Sparkle trend. I can see them providing a focus or dimension that my beadweaving pieces sometime need…but I also just adore the amazingly detailed little ceramic and metal pieces like Kylie Parry's ceramic blue owl and the mixed media metal pendants by Jenny Friske-Baer of Divine Spark Designs in the Woodlands: Beads au Naturel

  129. Reply
    Grubbi
    May 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I have a love for art beads because it ties together my love for Art and my love for beads! When I first got into jewellery making, I wandered around quite aimlessly for a time, trying to find my niche and then I stumbled upon Art Bead Scene and it all began to make sense…to fall into place. It's fabulous to be able to go one step further than just putting components together to make something pretty…to actually involve myself in the creative process that one step further brings a whole new meaning to "hand made".

  130. Reply
    Grubbi
    May 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Of course, I would love a second entry, given that I'm a follower too πŸ™‚

  131. Reply
    Grubbi
    May 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    And whilst I'm here for a third time, I may as well mention I just plugged the giveaway on my Facebook too. Not sure how to prove that though?! *wipes drool off desk*

  132. Reply
    KayzKreationz
    May 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I'm excited about the chain and fiber trend. I love using chain or making my own and have been wanting to add some fiber to my Kreationz.

    kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

  133. Reply
    KayzKreationz
    May 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I am a follower of your blog. I love your posts.

    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

  134. Reply
    JenEm
    May 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I just love all of these trends, but really love Customizable: Items to Personalize! Way to really add a special touch to the things I create!!

  135. Reply
    Kristy's Kreations Jewelry
    May 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I bought this magazine and just had to find out who made the cute glass owl bead on the cover. I contacted Sandra (of beads nest) and corresponded with her a bit and found out that she is one of the nicest people! I have used many of the art beads by the artists who were featured in the magazine and I love using them because it is nice to have unique pieces to work with.
    Please enter me in the (AWESOME!) giveaway! Thanks πŸ™‚

  136. Reply
    JenEm
    May 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Just put the giveaway up on Twitter for a second chance! Thanks so much!!

  137. Reply
    Kristy's Kreations Jewelry
    May 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I am a follower, please enter me a second time.

  138. Reply
    Kristy's Kreations Jewelry
    May 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I shared the link on my facebook πŸ™‚
    https://www.facebook.com/kristycarrollabner

  139. Reply
    Betsy Leonard Kaage
    May 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I'm most excited about the Customizable: Items to Personalize trend. I admire all of the artists featured and would use any of the beads pictured, but having the opportunity to make them personal to me is super cool. Art Bead Scene is awesome!!

  140. Reply
    Paige
    May 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I'm super excited about the customizable/sentiments trend…love them!

    What an amazing giveaway–WOW!

  141. Reply
    Paige
    May 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway–I'm @PMaximDesigns πŸ™‚

  142. Reply
    Paige
    May 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I'm also a follower…and so happy I found this blog last summer/fall!

  143. Reply
    Judith Whitcomb
    May 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I use art beads in my jewelry designs to give them pizazz, make them stand out. My jewelry business is called Eloquence, and it's art beads that make a simple necklace eloquent.

  144. Reply
    Jane
    May 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I love all the Woodland beads!

    orenjane@gmail.com

  145. Reply
    k!m
    May 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Wild West seems interesting & different! Love them all tho!!! Excellent post…thank you!!!!!!!!
    jsmonkeys@comcast.net

  146. Reply
    k!m
    May 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I don't have all that technology, but I did tell absolutely everyone I know about this awesome giveaway, as well as, the fabulous Art Bead Scene blog!!!!!
    jsmonkeys@comcast.net

  147. Reply
    Judith
    May 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I have posted a link to this fabulous giveaway on Facebook.

  148. Reply
    Noemi
    May 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I love the Glam: Beads with sparkle section. I just love it!
    But then I also love woodlands.
    They are all amazing on their own way. You've done a great job putting everything together.

  149. Reply
    Judith
    May 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I am a new follower–not just because of this giveaway but because it's a great blog.

  150. Reply
    k!m
    May 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I'm both a follower of the ABS and I love Art Beads!!!!
    jsmonkeys@comcast.net

  151. Reply
    Noemi
    May 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I have been a follower for some time now, so please count me in again.

  152. Reply
    Noemi
    May 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    And my third entry. I have blogged about it, but I will also publish it on my Facebook.

    http://creacionesnoemibaena.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-giveaway-menudo-sorteo.html

  153. Reply
    Marissa
    May 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I use art beads because the creativity and quality of the pieces helps to inspire the same in my own work!

  154. Reply
    Marissa
    May 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I am a BIG follower. I check for new posts almost every morning over coffee.

  155. Reply
    The Clay Chick
    May 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I've been following ABS for the past 4-5 months…I love the wide variety of topics covered.

  156. Reply
    swopemelmel
    May 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I like to use Art Beads and love all art because I feel that it carries with it a very powerful talisman. They are very special and hold within them the joy, love, dreams and imagination of their artists. When I find a fingerprint in clay or paint it always gives me a chill. swopemelmel@aol.com

  157. Reply
    Mimi
    May 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    What an unbelievable give-away! I can't even imagine what I could do with all these beautiful beads and goodies. . .but I'd love to try! πŸ™‚

    To me, using art beads adds so much character to a design. The artist's personality really comes through, as well as their love of what they do. Art beads are all one of a kinds, and I love picking them out. . .one, by one!

  158. Reply
    Mimi
    May 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Posted on my facebook page: facebook.com/Other Curiosities πŸ™‚

  159. Reply
    Mimi
    May 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I've also been a follower for awhile! Entry #3, please!

  160. Reply
    Mandy
    May 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I love using art beads in my work, they make every piece unique and special. Everyone can relate to at least one art bead!

  161. Reply
    Mandy
    May 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I just posted the give-away on my facebook page! I promised jewelry for all if I win!

  162. Reply
    Mandy
    May 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    And #3 I'm a follower! Thanks!

  163. Reply
    Cindy Cima
    May 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I want to used art beads in my designs because I like using unique pieces handmade by other artists like myself.

  164. Reply
    Cindy Cima
    May 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Shared my love on my FB page!

  165. Reply
    Cindy Cima
    May 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Became a follower!

  166. Reply
    baglady
    May 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I am most excited about the chains and fiber- I have been experimenting and would love to get more ideas.

  167. Reply
    Latasha
    May 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Just shared the link on facebook πŸ™‚
    What an amazing giveaway.

    New follower, love the blog.

  168. Reply
    baglady
    May 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I am a happy follower and have been for some time. I would be delirious if I won the gigantic give away.

  169. Reply
    Latasha
    May 18, 2011 at 12:05 am

    As a new follower, I am really excited to explore the blog and learn from you and your current followers… I class myself as a fairly new beader/jewelry maker, I have a lot to learn. Still finding my style etc,.

    The prize package is amazing… what a bundle, mixture of mediums… a person could really do a lot with those treasures.

  170. Reply
    Sandra
    May 18, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I have my copy of Stringing and noticed Jennifer Davies-Reazor's work. Her work really caught my eye and have ordered some goodies to try!

  171. Reply
    Elizabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:07 am

    My most recent obsession would be chain and wire. Just loving the feel of metal.

  172. Reply
    Sandra
    May 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I just shared this on my facebook page!

  173. Reply
    Sandra
    May 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Enter me the third time. I am a follower!

    Thanks!

  174. Reply
    Elizabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I shared the info and love on my Twitter and Facebook page.

  175. Reply
    Elizabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I'm also a follower of ABS. Love you guys. πŸ˜€

  176. Reply
    Elisabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:42 am

    What is the reason that you use art beads in your designs? Because you, my ABS friends, and those that participate in the monthly challenges, have shown me how incredible they are, and make pieces one of a kind!

  177. Reply
    Elisabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Shared on my facebook page…Beads For Busy Gals

  178. Reply
    Elisabeth
    May 18, 2011 at 12:45 am

    And I am a follower!

  179. Reply
    TrudiC
    May 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I check the Art Bead Scene blog everyday to get inspiration for my bead projects. It's great!

  180. Reply
    Judy
    May 18, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Such an amazing giveaway…wowzzer!!
    I like to use art beads in my designs so to keep the piece one of a kind and all handmade.

  181. Reply
    Judy
    May 18, 2011 at 2:06 am
  182. Reply
    Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're
    May 18, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I am a follower and I will share this yummy collection.

  183. Reply
    Bead Soup
    May 18, 2011 at 2:13 am

    wow…is all I have to say. I found this link through a friend on facebook and am now a follower. I also saw a friend of mine…Yvonne from MyElements and am off to look at Havana Beads and their fantastic head pins. And I must say I will be looking at so much more. Your pictures are so wonderful and more inviting than the magazine's

  184. Reply
    CraftCrave
    May 18, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  185. Reply
    Mellisa
    May 18, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Holy Macaroni that is one awesome prize!!!

    I love using art beads for the connection to the person who made them- it's so neat to be able to tell a story about the piece πŸ™‚

  186. Reply
    Mellisa
    May 18, 2011 at 2:55 am

    I'm a follower πŸ™‚

  187. Reply
    Carol D.
    May 18, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I am a follower! Love this prize package.

  188. Reply
    ladynoble
    May 18, 2011 at 3:43 am

    I posted this giveaway and directed my friends to come visit ABS!

    posted on facebook { http://www.facebook.com/pages/Handmade-City/120090591380988 }

    & on my blog { http://ladynobledesign.com/2011/05/17/super-sweet-giveaway-via-art-bead-scene/ }

    πŸ™‚ eeeek

  189. Reply
    Not Afraid
    May 18, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I posted a link on my FB page, but I hope my friends don't comment – I want to win! πŸ˜‰

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/lisa.cone

  190. Reply
    Not Afraid
    May 18, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I have to post a third commend so I can cease the drooling!

  191. Reply
    Connie
    May 18, 2011 at 5:47 am

    oh wow! that is a very generous giveaway package! i use art beads because they set my jewelry apart from the ordinary – they make in unique and give it original character.

  192. Reply
    Connie
    May 18, 2011 at 5:48 am

    i am a follower too!

  193. Reply
    Janet
    May 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

    What wonderful beads!! I have bought from almost all of these designers and what they have made well the Bring it! I am also a follower!
    I use Art beads bc theyre just so Unique! I make my Own Lampwork beads and I Love it as the Skys the limit!

  194. Reply
    Janet
    May 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Im a follower too!

  195. Reply
    Janet
    May 18, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I facebooked this as well! Than you for this absolutely Wonderful chance!
    is on my facebook!!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1014962907

  196. Reply
    Susanm
    May 18, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I started making jewelry so I could give gifts that were unique and reflected the personalities of the recipient. Art beads help make my pieces unique. I also love the artistry of the various beads.

  197. Reply
    steufel
    May 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Chain & Fiber – what elso could it be:-)

  198. Reply
    GErMano Arts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I am new to the blog found you from a post thru Jess. I have been using Art beads for quite sometime and they simply do lend themselves to keeping your designs unique and fresh, even if someone buys the same Art bead as you, no two ever come out the same

  199. Reply
    Latasha
    May 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Did I forget to mention that Marie from skye jewels sent me…?

  200. Reply
    Donna
    May 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I posted to Facebook. Those colored rings are so cute… http://www.sew-and-so.com

  201. Reply
    Eileen
    May 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I'm most excited about the Wild West~beads with spirit. So fun!
    Thank you for the endless inspiration and information.

  202. Reply
    Cristi Baxter Clothier
    May 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Question 1: I use art beads in my designs because it makes them unique and interesting. Each art bead has it's own signature and lends character to my pieces.

    Thanks!

  203. Reply
    Cristi Baxter Clothier
    May 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I just "Facebook'ed" about the giveaway too!

  204. Reply
    Cristi Baxter Clothier
    May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I'm also a Follower!

  205. Reply
    Laura
    May 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I only started using art beads in my designs six months ago when I discovered the art bead scene blog. I am now hooked and have begun to hoard them. I love the creativity within each designer. It is amazing to me how someone can create , out of any material, a tiny piece of heaven called an art bead.

  206. Reply
    Jen V.
    May 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I'm a follower! I've been inspired by the ABS for years. πŸ™‚

  207. Reply
    Marbella Jewelry Designs
    May 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    i love using art beads because that add a unique touch to the piece and they're also great for inspiration.

  208. Reply
    Jen V.
    May 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Blog post done! Love featuring some of my friends. πŸ™‚
    http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com/2011/05/art-bead-scene-beads-2011-giveaway.html
    Thanks!
    Jen

  209. Reply
    Jen V.
    May 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    And for my third…I have to say that my favorite trend in here are the flowers…petals, leaves, modern & stylized or classic & rustic. I like that it can go either way but always feels feminine.
    Take care!
    Jen

  210. Reply
    Marbella Jewelry Designs
    May 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    shared on facebook : )

  211. Reply
    Marbella Jewelry Designs
    May 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm
  212. Reply
    Marbella Jewelry Designs
    May 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    i am a follower too!

  213. Reply
    BahamaDawn
    May 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i use artbeads in my jewelry because hand made items add that special touch and most of the time give a piece that extra element of fun and funkiness and uniqueness!

  214. Reply
    patodat
    May 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am a deleriously happy follower of ABS… I get a real kick out of opening the newsletter and e-mails and knowing there are so many talented artists ar work.

  215. Reply
    patodat
    May 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    The owl by Kyli Parry really caught my eye… I am an owl, hedgehog, fox beader since following Heather Powers cool examples..so I guess woodland nature is my choice

  216. Reply
    patodat
    May 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I am a fan of using art beads since I make them and then send them to my sister who then incorporates them into her unique jewelry. She is so talented… I signed her up for ABS e-mail and she has spread the word in her little Florida art colony on Pine Island.

  217. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    My eye kept getting drawn to the wood-tile cabochons by Skye Jewels.

    Rita

    parrarita@yahoo.comeleden

  218. Reply
    balanced.
    May 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love to use art beads in my jewellery because I love to support artists! I also love knowing that my designs are as unique as the elements I use in them.

  219. Reply
    balanced.
    May 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I also happily follow art bead scene! πŸ™‚

  220. Reply
    Marci
    May 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Art beads give any design a unique look.

  221. Reply
    Marci
    May 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I just tweeted this! @MonkeyMama79

  222. Reply
    Marci
    May 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    And I'm a follower! Love your site!

  223. Reply
    kathyj
    May 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    What a great and inspiring give-away!!!
    I'm most excited about: Woodlands: Beads au Naturel β€” and have already fallen in love with "ceramic blue owl, Kylie Parry" !!!

  224. Reply
    kathyj
    May 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    What a great & inspirational give-away!!
    I'm most excited about "Woodlands: Beads au Naturel" and have already fallen in love with "ceramic blue owl, Kylie Parry" !!
    thanks!

  225. Reply
    Bobbie
    May 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    When you make something by hand, you are sharing a bit of yourself. I appreciate the chance to let an art bead maker's creativity inspire my own and push me into new areas in my jewelry making.

  226. Reply
    swopemelmel
    May 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I do not know how to become a follower but I do follow the blog and read everyday. I hope that counts. swopemelmel@aol.com

  227. Reply
    swopemelmel
    May 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I also Facebooked about the giveaway and liked you on facebook. swopemelmel@aol.com

  228. Reply
    Ashleigh Becker
    May 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I posted to Facebook!

  229. Reply
    Ashleigh Becker
    May 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I am a follower! This is an awesome giveaway!!

  230. Reply
    Caras Designs
    May 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I like art beads scene because i can see what is trend . I'm a follower and i love this giveaway.

  231. Reply
    Malin de Koning
    May 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Chance #1: One bead artist I was intrigued by:
    Amazing Porcelain

  232. Reply
    maneki
    May 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, what a fab giveaway! *drooling*

    The trend I feel most excited about and would love to be inspired by is Chain & fiber. Two very different materials with lots of possibilities, not just as stringing materials.

  233. Reply
    maneki
    May 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I'm also a blog follower

  234. Reply
    Andrew Thornton
    May 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Couldn't pass up a chance to enter… even if it is a long shot.

    I'm really interested in the Skyborne and Customizable trends. Of course, I love winged things, but I really also like making things personal. If we are indeed, as designers, creating future heirlooms… don't we want our pieces to say something, to carry with them something of the person who made the work and who wears it?

  235. Reply
    Andrew Thornton
    May 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    For a second shot at these goodies, I've updated my Facebook page and Twittered about the giveaway! Thanks so much for such a fabulous opportunity!

  236. Reply
    Nicki Hall
    May 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Hi from Nicki at Little Red Head. Oh my goodness 'what a gorgeous stash'!

    The trend I am loving at the moment are the enamelled brass findings, they seem to be a more glam alternative to some of the verdigris finishes, although I do love those too. Mary Harding toggles are THE most gorgeous things ever, and I love all the Elaine Ray connectors as they are so timeless. I shall be looking out for those Marie dodd enamelled caps too, gorgeous. I would love to use more of these items in my jewellery making, but mostly see them all in Lorelei Eurto's designs (who's probably my favourite designer EVER) and such an inspiration to experiment with different colours and techniques! Love her work! Sorry went off on a tangent there, but she's so fab!

    I have posted this on my personal facebook profile, on my littleredhead profile, on the Brisbane Handmade Facebook page, on 'Shop Contemporary Handmade's' facebook page and on my little red head blog.

  237. Reply
    Jennifer P
    May 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I LOVE using art beads in my designs because they inspire me and make the designs so unique.
    cspmom at gmail dot com

  238. Reply
    Jennifer P
    May 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I follow on google friend connect. Jennifer Pellicone
    cspmom at gmail dot com

  239. Reply
    ladynoble
    May 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm
  240. Reply
    Regina
    May 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I got my copy of Beads 2011 last weekend, and was excited about the Tribal Jewelry trend. I love big and bright jewerly with coral and turquoise and happy that this is a look for 2011. I would love to try out some torched copper charms from Kindred Spirit Designs, the studio is new to me and I plan to check them out real soon. Why do I like to use artbeads? Because they make one's designs unique!

  241. Reply
    Bobbie
    May 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I blogged about this amazingness — the news is too great not to share it!

  242. Reply
    Regina
    May 19, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I have blogged about your grand giveaway at http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/

  243. Reply
    Regina
    May 19, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I am a follower!

  244. Reply
    Bobbie
    May 19, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Oh, oops, and duh. When I blogged about it, t was here:
    http://beadsong.blogspot.com/2011/05/mother-of-all-giveaways.html

  245. Reply
    Bobbie
    May 19, 2011 at 1:13 am

    And I'm a follower! Yippee!

  246. Reply
    Carol
    May 19, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Chance #1: Using art beads sets our work apart from the pack. . .handmade, unique!

  247. Reply
    Carol
    May 19, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Chance #2: Posted link on Facebook!!!

  248. Reply
    Carol
    May 19, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Chance #3: I am a follower!!! You betcha!!! And my birthday is the 31st! πŸ™‚

  249. Reply
    allykat
    May 19, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I didn't discover art beads until about 3 years after I took a jewellery making course at a local community centre. Up till then, I was all about swarovski crystals and pearls. Artbeads may cost quite a bit – which means I use them judiciously – but I like the element of uniqueness they bring to my jewellery. They make a piece extra special and I especially like the idea that by incorporating them, I'm doing my bit to support all those artists/artisans who work so hard to get their creative voices heard.

  250. Reply
    ladynoble
    May 19, 2011 at 3:37 am

    chance #3:

    I am also a ABS follower. I absolutely love this blog family and have found some amazing new artists through this site. Keep on keeping on ABS!!

  251. Reply
    Heidi
    May 19, 2011 at 4:17 am
  252. Reply
    Heidi
    May 19, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I am also a follower of the ABS blog and have been loving it for almost a year now πŸ™‚

  253. Reply
    Heidi
    May 19, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I don't have the issue yet – but I like using art beads because it adds to the unique, one-of-a-kind appearance of my jewelry. I think it's more special if I know no one else will have the same thing – plus, it makes each piece a work of art!

  254. Reply
    Genea
    May 19, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I use art beads in my designs because I love using artist made pieces and my art beads together to create breath taking mixed-media pieces.

    FB fanpage-http://www.facebook.com/#!/geneabeadslampwork

    FB profile-http://www.facebook.com/geneabeads
    Twitter-http://twitter.com/#!/GeneaBeads
    Blog-http://geneabeads.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-at-art-bead-scene-blog.html
    I am already a faithful follower πŸ™‚

    xo Genea

  255. Reply
    Linda Landig
    May 19, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I am a follower, because art beads rock over anything that is mass produced. I feel the passion of the creator and as though we are in collaboration in the finished piece.

  256. Reply
    Linda Landig
    May 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I shared this on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindalandigjewelry and I tweeted it.

  257. Reply
    allykat
    May 19, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I'm a follower and have been for some time. I love the Monthly Challenges but haven't had the inspiration nor the nerve to participate yet. Hopefully, that'll change soon. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity – I don't ever recall seeing so many beautiful beads just for ONE giveaway :-).

  258. Reply
    Greer
    May 19, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Well the keyboard is going to need replacing as it is thoroughly drool soaked!
    I love art beads because there is a value, a preciousness, in an object that has been thought about, and hand made as an expression of the inner self of the artist and I wish to honour this spirit in my own creations.

  259. Reply
    Greer
    May 19, 2011 at 6:27 am

    And I'm a follower of the Art Bead Scene blog!

  260. Reply
    Glaszwerg
    May 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I am a follower and this give away is amazing! Have a nice day, yours Doris

  261. Reply
    JeannieK
    May 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I have not seen the issue yet so I can't answer the questions, but I have been a follower for over 3 years.

  262. Reply
    JeannieK
    May 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I also posted on my blog
    http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/

  263. Reply
    JeannieK
    May 19, 2011 at 9:45 am
  264. Reply
    jessklaaren
    May 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    We are having a festival this weekend and I have posted a large sign at my booth telling all who stop by about your contest!!

  265. Reply
    jessklaaren
    May 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    A Friend in Need..Is a Friend Indeed! : ) I am a follower and in need of beads!

  266. Reply
    KayzKreationz
    May 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

  267. Reply
    Marlene
    May 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    The beads you were sent are OUT of THIS WORLD Gorgeous! Can only hope to become half as good at creating as the wonderful artists you feature.

  268. Reply
    Marlene
    May 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Added your contest to my blog with a link back to ArtBeadScene.

  269. Reply
    Alice Howe
    May 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Working with patina and metals is my new learning. Lots of inspiration in this issue.

  270. Reply
    indigo heart
    May 19, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    i use art beads because they're so personal. they make my work special, too. i love that.
    beth

  271. Reply
    Diane
    May 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I love using art beads showcased on a simple piece of knitting. A straight forward sweater looks gorgeous with the right art bead(s) in place. Thanks for the fabulous contest.
    ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

  272. Reply
    indigo heart
    May 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    i'm also a follower!
    beth

  273. Reply
    Lynda
    May 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    What a giveaway! They are all beautiful, but the silver clay charms. I'd love to see how Beth uses them.

  274. Reply
    Lisa @FishyFaceDesigns
    May 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Skyborne: Beads with Wings… I love those…I love them all! I love beads..all beads..I never know what I am going to make til I hold them in my hand… So shiny and beautiful… Never have I found something so powerful…Beads are a universal language…they truly can bring us together…allow is to stand up for a cause and it is amazing the bonds you can build over BEADS!
    Take care!

    I will post to face book and tweet tweet tweet…
    Best wishes everyone…

  275. Reply
    Charis Designs
    May 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I'm a brand new follower and just posted this link of my facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/charisdesigns- does that count for two????

    LOVE the goodies- what an amazing collection!

  276. Reply
    KJ
    May 19, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Chance #1: I use art beads because they are unique and a great compliment to my usual media of seed beads.

  277. Reply
    KJ
    May 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Chance #3: I wrote a blog post at:
    http://kjsbeadaciousbeads.blogspot.com/2011/05/really-big-giveaway.html

    What a great giveaway. I saw some of my favorite artists represented in that stash.

  278. Reply
    Sabine
    May 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I follow your blog! I use Art Beads because they are unique and add something beyond the ordinary to the jewelry.

    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

  279. Reply
    maneki
    May 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Blogged about it too (at Wild roses and blackberries).

  280. Reply
    Kris Binsfeld
    May 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love Glam: Beads with sparkle… looking forward to trying headpin beads. The selection of beads is so amazing! Such talented artisians! Thanks for the giveaway! Love the inspiration you all give!

  281. Reply
    Serena Trent
    May 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Art beads are fun to use because they bring a new attitude and life the a design. These beads add the "F" in Funk and the "P" in Punk!

  282. Reply
    Serena Trent
    May 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Just posted to my facebook page, PijWorld

  283. Reply
    Serena Trent
    May 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Oh, did I mention I'm a follower too!

  284. Reply
    Malin de Koning
    May 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Chance #2: I blogged about the give-away!

  285. Reply
    Malin de Koning
    May 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Chance #3: Of course I am a follower!

  286. Reply
    Lorelei Eurto
    May 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I love using art beads in my designs because there is nothing better than that collaboration between design and bead artist, the more the merrier! It helps create an artful and whimsical piece of jewelry that always appeals to that special someone.

  287. Reply
    Eleanor Snare
    May 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I'm going to be blogging about this but will post that later…this giveaway pretty much made my jaw drop right open! What a fantastic haul and whoever wins is going to be the envy of many, many people.

    I think my favourite trend from the issue is probably Beads with Culture or possibly Beads with Spirit. I love the idea of making something intimate that represents a country, time, or place that is distant to you; the same with an emotion or spirit that maybe seems far away, but can become close to you through an object.

  288. Reply
    linda thiltgen
    May 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I just discovered your blog through Hint. I have long been a fan of her treasures and have several. I am posting your giveaway on my Facebook page. What a fabulous give away!

  289. Reply
    Doreen
    May 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I like to use art beads because they make the piece more special. Usually artist created beads are prettier! Also, if I know the artist who made the bead, I will think of her whenever I look at the piece.

  290. Reply
    Doreen
    May 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, P.S. I am a long-time follower!

  291. Reply
    Jane
    May 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    WoW! I am definately a follower and intend to view each and everyone's beads. I love the bright colours, and what the artists are doing with clay. Steampunk is also exciting. I am amazed at the creativity and skill that keeps showing up on this site.
    Thanks!

  292. Reply
    Christine
    May 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I'll be getting that magazine because I want to try all 10, but the first one will be floral since I just bought some floral components.
    Fantastic giveaway – thanks for the chance!!

  293. Reply
    Heather
    May 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Wow…now this is a give away ladies!!!

    I use Art beads when ever I can in my projects that is appropriate… they add part of the unique individuality that I strive to achieve!

    I'm a follower and I've tweeted!
    Cheers

  294. Reply
    Chelan
    May 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I've never been one to be mainstream ~ always wanted to be original & never wanted to be compared to anyone. I use artbeads because it gives my pieces an element of originality. They aren't all over the bead stores & mainstream wholesale sites.

  295. Reply
    Penny
    May 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

    When I originally started designing jewelry I used mostly gemstones and accent beads in gold, silver, bronze and copper. When I started following blogs I fell in love with all of the art beads out there and started slowly buying on Esty. I wish I had a boatload of money and lots of spare time so I could shop, buy and design. This is an amazing giveaway.

  296. Reply
    Penny
    May 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I am a follower.

  297. Reply
    Penny
    May 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Sharing on Facebook, Copper Penny Designs.

  298. Reply
    rockcreekcreations
    May 20, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I love to use art beads because they make such wonderful focals!!

  299. Reply
    rockcreekcreations
    May 20, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I am a follower!

  300. Reply
    rockcreekcreations
    May 20, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I posted it on my facebook!

  301. Reply
    Doreen
    May 20, 2011 at 4:56 am
  302. Reply
    Patty
    May 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I like art beads because they are more original and add more personality to my jewelry. I'm a big fan of anything handmade!

  303. Reply
    Patty
    May 20, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Just followed the blog too. Thanks for the fun and generous giveaway!

  304. Reply
    Beverly Herman
    May 20, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I am a follower on the Art Bead Scene. I shared the link on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=692919180
    Thank you!!

  305. Reply
    Chelan
    May 20, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I have told all my Facebook buddies how I want to win this awesome loot!

  306. Reply
    Chelan
    May 20, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I am also a follower! Count me in for three! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  307. Reply
    Marcie A.
    May 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I am so excited about the Steampunk enamel components. I've been really feelin' the steampunk lately, and those components are just awesome!

  308. Reply
    Leigh
    May 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Chance #1: Answer one of the following questions:
    Which trend are you most excited about from the ten in the issue?

    I was especially interested in the clay beads produced by artrageousclay that appeared in this issue.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces)

  309. Reply
    Leigh
    May 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Chance # 2: I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/DrLeighSerrie/status/71539277904879617

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces)

  310. Reply
    Leigh
    May 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Chance #3: I already follow your blog.

    liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces)

  311. Reply
    Rebekah
    May 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Ooh they're all stunning! It's so hard to choose my favorite. What's not to love about an art bead?! But, I really like the Sentiments and Woodlands trends… they're close to my style and I'd love to create something beautiful with them… or even just hold them!!

  312. Reply
    Rebekah
    May 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I'm a follower now! Yay! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

  313. Reply
    BackstoryBeads
    May 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I just discovered your blog and became a follower. Wonderfully informative!

  314. Reply
    Maggie
    May 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm
  315. Reply
    BackstoryBeads
    May 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I downloaded the digital version of the magazine, and my favorite trend is Chain & Fiber. I love materials with texture!

  316. Reply
    Maggie
    May 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I am also a follower of the blog and super excited about these beads!

  317. Reply
    Colleen
    May 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I think the trend I'm most excited about is the Woodlands. Thanks for the opportunity.

  318. Reply
    Colleen
    May 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I'm a happy new follower! This is an amazing giveaway!

  319. Reply
    Rebekah
    May 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    And my third entry – blogged about it here: http://www.treewingsstudio.com/ Thanks! πŸ™‚

  320. Reply
    Colleen
    May 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I tweeted it! https://twitter.com/#!/wildmtnrose1
    Thanks again for this awesome opportunity.

  321. Reply
    somethingunique
    May 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    OMG!!! what an amazing giveaway! i think i would passout if i won πŸ˜› i love to use art beads for one to support hancrafted artists that put so much love and talent into their creations and i make OOAK jewelry and what better way to do that by using unique hand crafted components they just add so much to my creations, thanks so much for all of the artists that contributed to this fantastic giveaway take care ttfn L:)

  322. Reply
    somethingunique
    May 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I posted this fabu giveaway on face book
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100002191188841 thanks again ttfn L:)

  323. Reply
    KipperCat
    May 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Oh My Gosh – So many pretties in one collection. It definitely makes me want to see that book.

  324. Reply
    KipperCat
    May 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I referenced this on my FB page, with pleasure. I know my friends will enjoy the gorgeous pics

  325. Reply
    KipperCat
    May 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Now that I've read your directions, I'll answer as you asked! My favorite trend is Woodlands: Beads au Naturel, but I would enjoy working with any of these beads.

  326. Reply
    BahamaDawn
    May 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    i am a follower also! and love this blog!

  327. Reply
    Anne Hartman
    May 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I love several of the trends, but World Beat and Texture are my favorites!

  328. Reply
    Anne Hartman
    May 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I am also a follower!

  329. Reply
    Pine Ridge Treasures
    May 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I am a follower as well! The trend I am most excited about is floral. I love using flower beads in my designs. They are always cherry and beautiful.

  330. Reply
    Pine Ridge Treasures
    May 21, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I posted on Facebook at Pine Ridge Treasures (artisan jewelry at affordable prices)!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925?ref=ts#!/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925?sk=wall

  331. Reply
    Pine Ridge Treasures
    May 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I am a follower and this blog is great!

  332. Reply
    Coty
    May 22, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I use art beads because they are so unique and always add a handmade touch to anything!

  333. Reply
    Coty
    May 22, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I'm a blog follower!

  334. Reply
    Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're
    May 22, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I love to use art beads and artists components in my designs. It give my work a quality I feel good about and I love to support others in this amazing business. I would love to win this amazing stash. I already use some of these products but this would give me the opportunity to work with even more.

  335. Reply
    rita
    May 22, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I don't have the magazine yet but love all the copper and colored wire being used!
    Rschneck1 at cox dot net

  336. Reply
    rita
    May 22, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I am a follower!
    Rschneck1at cox dot net

  337. Reply
    allykat
    May 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

    OK, I went and blogged about your fantastic giveaway. I wanted to add pics of all the lovely beads you featured but in the end I went with just 3. I don't think I would have gotten around to writing the post if I had added all the photos….I'd still be drooling over all that gorgeousness :-). The URL for my blog post is here: http://dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/amazing-bead-giveaway.html

  338. Reply
    Cillaw
    May 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I am follower of this blog for sure!!!
    Thanks for such an awesome give away!!
    Cilla
    tellyourgirlfriends

  339. Reply
    Cillaw
    May 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I use Art Beads so each piece is a true one of a kind creation. Even If I buy 4 of the same beads from an artist, they won't have the exact quality to them because they are handmade. This makes each design that I make unique and why I think people seek out designs made with Art Beads!
    Cilla
    tellyourgirlfriends

  340. Reply
    Kell
    May 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    While I'm intrigued by all the topics, I think I am most interested in "World Beat: Beads with Culture". I'm intrigued by other cultures and what beads/jewelry mean or have meant to them.

    Kell

  341. Reply
    Kell
    May 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I'm a follower of the Artbead scene blog, and love it. Thanks for such a generous and amazing giveaway!

  342. Reply
    Kell
    May 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I blogged about the giveaway on my blog: http://beadativityblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-so-amazing-im-not-sure-i.html . I also posted my blog on my facebook account (Kelly Wallin Morin) and my facebook page (Beadativity).

  343. Reply
    moonlitfantaseas
    May 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    what a wonderful give away! would love to win! I am a follower

  344. Reply
    Sue-Lin
    May 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I use art beads in my design to share and showcase the talent of these designers. Every piece is an art in itself and is always inspirational.

  345. Reply
    Martha
    May 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I was most inspired by the chain & fiber section. I’ve just started using hand-died silk ribbon in my designs, and I’m very excited about trying other types of fiber & chain (enameled aluminum, felt, etc.).

  346. Reply
    Martha
    May 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I follow you. Thank you so much for all the wonder information and inspiration!

    Martha

  347. Reply
    Tara P.
    May 23, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I'm always excited to find a new-to-me lampwork artist, so I am anxious to check out Zbeadz.com. The necklace made with the birdhouse and bird are just too cute

  348. Reply
    Tara P.
    May 23, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I'm now a follower – I can't believe I wasn't already! When I follow someone in Google Reader, I forget to follow them on their actual site.

  349. Reply
    Latasha
    May 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I keep checking almost daily to see who else is checking in, yes I've become a stalker…
    Also can't help but look at what amazing prizes are going to be given away…
    posted this on my fan page too.

    I am getting anxious for the 30th.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitknacks/192616034089992

  350. Reply
    Caras Designs
    May 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I have posted a link to this fabulous giveaway on Facebook.
    haegaerpr@hotmail.com

  351. Reply
    Lorelei Eurto
    May 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

    i just twittered the giveaway

  352. Reply
    Lorelei Eurto
    May 24, 2011 at 1:04 am

    i facebooked the giveaway

  353. Reply
    Lorelei Eurto
    May 24, 2011 at 1:10 am

    just blogged the giveaway

  354. Reply
    Lisa
    May 24, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I use artbeads in my design because it has personality and there's something for everyone.

  355. Reply
    Lisa
    May 24, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I put your ad on my facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Sheree-Designs-Inc/145092428872312

    Sheree Designs Inc.

  356. Reply
    Lisa
    May 24, 2011 at 1:41 am

    What a great giveaway! Let the best drooler win!

  357. Reply
    Yolanda M.
    May 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Whaaaat? I was not a follower?? I've been reading this blog for the last year and a half! You are the first blog I check every morning, it's set up as one of the most viewed on my mac. Well now I am officially a follower.

  358. Reply
    Yolanda M.
    May 24, 2011 at 1:50 am

    The giveaway is totally awesome! Lots of new products that I have been wanting to try out… thank you for running this! I mentioned it on my facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/yoli.miramontes

  359. Reply
    Yolanda M.
    May 24, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I love using art beads because of their uniqueness in comparison to mass produced items. I make ceramic beads and I know that in that moment of creating thoughts are put into the process, dreams, hopes and sometimes even tears when a difficult time is happening. And that moment of creating something special has so much personality in it. I am sure others go through this and that makes all of our work special.

  360. Reply
    Wayward Teacher
    May 24, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I picked door #2 first (though I'll be peeking behind doors 1 and 3 soon!). I posted the following on my Facebook, with a link to your page:
    "I'm entering a contest at Art Bead Scene Blog to win a WHOLE slew of beadylicisous findings and jewlery notions! So, what are you seeing in jewelry today that you like? What are you seeing that is total crap? If I win… It's in your best interest……. πŸ˜‰ "

  361. Reply
    Wayward Teacher
    May 24, 2011 at 4:00 am

    (Inspired by Alicia Keyes Falling)…..I kept on following in love with your beads……

    I'm not much of a follower, but for a chance to meet others, and to further my own skills and possibly win the fabulous drawing, I will follow along. πŸ™‚

  362. Reply
    Wayward Teacher
    May 24, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I've been making jewelry, home decor and object a'art out of found items, trinkets and peices of nature since I was a child. I've always been drawn to Art Nouveau. More recently, I've been blending more industrial bits into this occasionally branching over into what is now termed "Steampunk." I like to blend the industrial with the natural. I think that the two together can be really quite beautiful.

  363. Reply
    jamberry_song
    May 24, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Chance #1:

    I use art beads in my designs because I love to support those individuals who are doing what they love in a world of massed-produced items. When someone asks me about a piece at a show, I am so proud to say, "This was made by a creative individual named…" and point them to the person's blog or web page. A lot of bead artisans/artists create using environmentally safe, nontoxic materials. They focus on quality and create magnificently beautiful things. I am proud to use their work in my jewelry designs.

    Great questions! I am so excited to take part in this massive giveaway!

  364. Reply
    Linda Landig
    May 24, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I'm a follower!

  365. Reply
    Linda Landig
    May 24, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I shared this on my FB business page.

  366. Reply
    irene
    May 24, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Wow, what a wonderful collection of beads:) Oh, how I want to win!
    I have posted to facebook!https://www.facebook.com/irene.c.kjaerstad

  367. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

    En France nous n'avons pas pas cette opportunités de choix de très belles perles et je n'ose pas commander de France ce serait magnifique de gagner
    maryvonne.jouvenel@laposte.net

  368. Reply
    AuntieAnnie
    May 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I blogged about the giveaway and I am a follower. Truly beautiful stuff. My email is annepd@msn.com

  369. Reply
    Cillaw
    May 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I am a follower
    Cilla
    tellyourgirlfriends

  370. Reply
    Sue-Lin
    May 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I am most excited about the "Chain and Fiber" trend. The combination gives any jewelry the "unexpected" factor and breathes excitement into a creation.

  371. Reply
    Miss Lissa
    May 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Chain and fiber for sure – I've been using a TON of chain lately in my current work! I'm also pretty enamored of those spectacular glass headpins too, just started seeing those around this year.

  372. Reply
    Miss Lissa
    May 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    And I tweeted a link about this too! http://twitter.com/#!/pynnski/status/73039396819050496

  373. Reply
    coolmoon
    May 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I've posted on Facebook, and my blog (www.babblebead.blogspot.com)! Didn't have a chance to get the magazine yet, but love, love, love all the artists featured.
    Sheryl
    Cool Moon

  374. Reply
    *jean*
    May 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    wowwee!! i am a follower and i love this blog!!! thanks for the chance to win this incredible prize! i will still check out all the links and like these folks on etsy too!!

  375. Reply
    Janea aka Naya
    May 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I like to use Art Beads as a way to express myself in my designs. It also allows me to connect with other artists and to forge bonds.

  376. Reply
    dawn
    May 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Hello! πŸ™‚
    I'm already a follower πŸ™‚
    I create art beads, and use art beads in my work, because they have a bit of soul. I like seeing things that I haven't seen before, and knowing that some creative individual has put a little bit of themselves into their work πŸ™‚

    Great competition, I wil go and tweet now πŸ™‚

  377. Reply
    dawn
    May 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Tweet achieved πŸ™‚ You can find me here: @dawnbdesign
    if you want to see it πŸ˜‰

  378. Reply
    deborahinwi
    May 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I am following your blog! LUV these beads, THEY ARE AMAZING!

  379. Reply
    Mel's Art Buffet
    May 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I am a follower & have lunch with Art Bead Scene everyday :). Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  380. Reply
    Deborah
    May 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Beads au Naturel is my favorite trend – though I love many different artistic expressions, from industrial to glam, if I have to pick just one, it will alays be Mother Nature; from leaves and trees to rocks and gemstones, from cloud formations and sunsets to waves at the beach, I am fortunate to live smack-dab in the heart of an ever-changing display of her natural artistic genius. Every day arrives with awe-inspiring, new shapes, colors, and textures.

    Thanks SO much for this FABULOUS giveaway!

  381. Reply
    Deborah
    May 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I'm also an ABS follower and fan.

    Thanks SO much for this FABULOUS giveaway!

  382. Reply
    Shaiha
    May 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I love to use Art Beads because they just add another level of uniqueness to my designs.

  383. Reply
    Shaiha
    May 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I shared this wonderful giveaway on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/sShaiha

  384. Reply
    Shaiha
    May 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I had thought that I was already a follower but that explains why I haven't been getting the blog posts. I am so far behind right now that I didn't realize that they were missing. I did sign back up again to follow you

  385. Reply
    mirsini's creations
    May 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Hi!! I'm so thrilled with your giveaway!! Amazing! I can't decide which trend makes me more excited!!! Maybe Woodlands cause i always love the Forest theme but i also love beads with blooms and metal ! These arte metal from Vintag are fantastic!
    Thank you so much for this chance!!!!

  386. Reply
    mirsini's creations
    May 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I'm a follower of your blog and i love it! I'm learning a lot from you and you are giving me inspiration!!
    Thank you! :o)

  387. Reply
    sunsetblue
    May 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I love the wood tiles under the bead with wings trend.

  388. Reply
    sunsetblue
    May 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    just linked with facebook

  389. Reply
    sunsetblue
    May 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    and I now officially follow πŸ™‚
    This is such an amazing giveaway. I'm going to grab a 2011 Buyers Guide right now so I can drool over the shiny things πŸ™‚

  390. Reply
    MoonRae
    May 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I really like the Woodlands:Beads au Naturel theme because it's very different than what I usually use and create. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!

  391. Reply
    MoonRae
    May 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I am GFC follower MoonRae

  392. Reply
    Saige
    May 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    My favorite new trend would have to be fiber (chain and fiber). I find the myriad uses of fiber as a new texture in jewelry making to be quite exciting.

  393. Reply
    amyburl
    May 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I am most excited about the glorious headpins you mention. Thanks for this grand opportunity to win.

  394. Reply
    kimmykats
    May 25, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I like the thought of art beads to promote individual artists.

  395. Reply
    mirsini's creations
    May 25, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I posted to my blog! :o))))

  396. Reply
    Linda Thiltgen
    May 25, 2011 at 2:21 am

    An amazing give away. Now I'll tweet about it. This is such a treasure trove of goodies.

  397. Reply
    Releases by Rufydoof
    May 25, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I am already a happy Follower of this great blog!

    Karyn

  398. Reply
    kat
    May 25, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I love the floral beads as they remind me of spring…

  399. Reply
    kat
    May 25, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Raida's beautiful headpins jumped out at me when I opened the newest Beads 2011 magazine. I just love the colors that she uses as well as the headpins shaped as leaves.

  400. Reply
    Releases by Rufydoof
    May 25, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I can't go past Mary Harding's ceramic toggles in Woodlands: Beads au Naturel as well as Kylie Parry's adorable owl.

    Thank you so much for offering such an awesome giveaway.

    Karyn

  401. Reply
    kat
    May 25, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I love using art beads in my designs as they just add an extra something to the piece. Plus I love to support fellow artists when I can.

  402. Reply
    kat
    May 25, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I have posted on twitter @ jewelsbykat

  403. Reply
    kat
    May 25, 2011 at 2:54 am

    I am a follower of ABS. Thanks so much for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway!!!

  404. Reply
    Nally
    May 25, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I 've seen the post about this giveaway in Lorelei Eurto's blog and followed. Though all the pieces are great, customizable items and sentiments are my favorites!

  405. Reply
    Dawn @ Seeking Sense
    May 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Absolutely amazing giveaway. I'm a follower πŸ™‚

  406. Reply
    Dawn @ Seeking Sense
    May 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Tweeted @seekingsense πŸ™‚

  407. Reply
    taralinda
    May 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I am a follower! Thank you for this generous offering. I always love to discover new artists. πŸ˜‰
    tara

  408. Reply
    ΞšΞ±Ο„Ξ΅ΟΞ―Ξ½Ξ±
    May 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Just found you!!!I loved all the beads and i would be happy to win any of them..They all look fantastic!!!

  409. Reply
    neraiditsa
    May 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

    ΞΏΞΏΞΏΞΏ this things are fabulous. i follow your lovely blog!!!

  410. Reply
    Patti
    May 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    A fabulous giveaway… Kylie's owls are too adorable!!

  411. Reply
    Patti
    May 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I'm a follower!

  412. Reply
    evispir
    May 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wonderfull beads!!!!
    I post the giveway on http://dimiourgw.ning.com/forum/topics/hena-giveway-diaphoretikho?xg_source=activity
    Thank you very much!

  413. Reply
    herheadintheclouds
    May 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I love to use art beads in my jewelry designs because I am lampwork bead maker and I appreciate that art beads are original and unique. This give away looks amazing!!! Brenda

  414. Reply
    herheadintheclouds
    May 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I am now a follower please enter me a second time. This is all SO exciting!!! Brenda

  415. Reply
    Lisa Martin
    May 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    The trend I am most excited about is Chain & Fiber: Materials with Texture. I love all kinds of beads, but the fundamental changes in the structure sounds most fun!

  416. Reply
    BeadsByEarthTones
    May 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    oh my…this IS exciting! such generosity here! i use art beads in my work because a) i make my own polymer, so that's a given πŸ™‚ b) why have humdrum work when you can make your work stand out with incredible work from such talented artists?!

  417. Reply
    BeadsByEarthTones
    May 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    i blogged about this AMAZING opportunity!
    http://www.beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com

  418. Reply
    BeadsByEarthTones
    May 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am a follower! How could I not be?!

  419. Reply
    taralinda
    May 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm
  420. Reply
    Sharon
    May 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! I am attracted to woodsy, rustic art beads and use them in my designs for that special, truly handcrafted touch.

  421. Reply
    Sharon
    May 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I just tweeted!

  422. Reply
    Sharon
    May 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    And I'm a follower!

  423. Reply
    Cillaw
    May 26, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Hey I have a Blog Now!!
    I can enter this amazing contest!!
    Cilla

    tellyourgirlfriends.com

  424. Reply
    Charm Bracelets
    May 26, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Very interesting design and patterns and it is a wonderful exchange of ideas here.Love the riot of colors and the complete diversity of designs.

  425. Reply
    jamberry_song
    May 26, 2011 at 6:08 am

    CHANCE #2:

    I posted about the giveaway on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jamberrysongs-Creations/104311836276638

    And have a post about it scheduled for tomorrow morning on my blog: http://jamberrysong.blogspot.com/

    πŸ˜€

  426. Reply
    Burgnewel
    May 26, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I found you through another blog. I am posting a comment as to why I use art beads in my work. I love to search for new and unique beads because they are what make my pieces special and unlike the stuff in the department stores. Every time I find a unique bead and use it in my work I feel like I'm supporting the arts. I help an artist get more notice and they help me get notoriety. Together we keep originality and creativity and the arts alive.

  427. Reply
    natasha l.
    May 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

    i also am a follower! what an amazing giveaway! thank you for the opportunity!

  428. Reply
    natasha l.
    May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    wow! so hard to choose–LOVE the woodland theme, but have to say i have an affinity for anything that sparkles. mostly, i am in love with so many of the artbeads and feel they make such an impact in jewelry!

  429. Reply
    natasha l.
    May 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    put a post on facebook as well! thanks, again, for the opportunity and the inspiration!

  430. Reply
    thecolorofdreams
    May 27, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I use art beads in my designs because they make my jewelry unique and one of a kind.

  431. Reply
    Elly Snare
    May 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Wow, what a lot of comments! I've already commented with my favourite trends, but I also blogged here:

    http://ebsnarejewellery.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/art-bead-scene-giveaway-and-questions/

    Answering the question 'Why do you use art beads?' which turned out to have quite a complex answer.

    Exciting!

  432. Reply
    Elly Snare
    May 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Oh and I also follow you on my Google Reader and blogger thingy!

    Elly

  433. Reply
    Charly charlyrambin@yahoo.com
    May 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Art beads always make any design more visually compelling. I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

  434. Reply
    Charly charlyrambin@yahoo.com
    May 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1140964765

  435. Reply
    Charly charlyrambin@yahoo.com
    May 27, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I tweeted about this giveaway! @charlyrambin

  436. Reply
    Charly charlyrambin@yahoo.com
    May 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I subscribe to this blog in my Yahoo reader! charlyrambin@yahoo.com

  437. Reply
    My Life Under the Bus
    May 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Ack how did I never comment on this : O … Well I' love dthis issue The flower head pins on page 16 by Lea Zinke and the sentiments and woodlands pages were my favorite – It's a fun issue!

  438. Reply
    My Life Under the Bus
    May 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I am blogging ang putting this on my facebook page …even though this is defeating my own purpose of winning! lol

  439. Reply
    My Life Under the Bus
    May 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I am totally a follower! Thanks for this chance!

  440. Reply
    Lupe Meter
    May 28, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time…enjoy looking at all the new artists and bead trends. Your blog is fantastic! Since, I am a polymer clay artist, I love using art beads in my design. Every design is unique! I am always looking for new and wonderful beads to add to my creations.

  441. Reply
    Lupe Meter
    May 28, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Just to let you know, I did mention this fantastic giveaway on my blog!

  442. Reply
    Lupe Meter
    May 28, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Did I already mention that I am one of your devoted followers! 8D

  443. Reply
    Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS
    May 28, 2011 at 2:21 am

    This is a great blog. I haven't been following long but long enough to know that it's a wonderful source of information. Thanks for all your work.

  444. Reply
    Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS
    May 28, 2011 at 2:23 am

    When I do my blog tomorrow I'll mention this give away even though I don't want more people to know about it. :0)
    It's wonderful and the give away is awesome.

  445. Reply
    Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS
    May 28, 2011 at 2:24 am

    The third time is a charm as they say. This will be one of my most visited blogs from now on.

    I hope Lupe wins, she's a sweetheart.

  446. Reply
    Paula Lee M.
    May 28, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Why do I use Art Beads?
    1) To combine my designing ideas with others.

    2) To spread others beadiful work.

    3) Using them when making my own beads.

    4) Because I can.
    I love the blog both Art Bead Scene and TesoriTrovati.

  447. Reply
    naomicatgirl
    May 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Art beads give my designs something a little different than everyone elses! Keeps the one of a kind look! Thanks! This giveaway looks amazing!

  448. Reply
    beadworkbyh
    May 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I use art beads becuase I think they bring another dimension to my jewelry. The colors, textures – everything about them is lovable!

  449. Reply
    beadworkbyh
    May 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Blogged about it!

  450. Reply
    Lois Moon
    May 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I use art beads in my designs for the same reason I enjoy making and buying handmade, well-crafted pieces – a beautiful finding or bead that is handmade makes a design fresh in a way that machine manufactured pieces cannot.

  451. Reply
    Lois Moon
    May 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    …and I'm a Follower of ABS

  452. Reply
    Rebecca
    May 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    How can I pick just one style?! I'm excited by them all. I do like the word skyborne though….I haven't got my hands on Beads11 as yet but I can't wait to….it's one of my favourite publications of the year.

  453. Reply
    Rebecca
    May 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I tweeted (songbead)

  454. Reply
    Rebecca
    May 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    ANd I am a follower already. Hurrah!

  455. Reply
    Anonymous
    May 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Chain and Fiber…all the way. I think that these are the "black sheep" of designing.

  456. Reply
    gcathychristian
    May 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I just recently found out about "following" blogs, otherwise I would have signed up as a follower a LONG time ago!

    –Cathy

  457. Reply
    gcathychristian
    May 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    It's a tough choice, but I'm going to go with "Woodlands"–I'm blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world (the Pacific Northwest) and this section really resonated with me….

    –Cathy

  458. Reply
    Caras Designs
    May 29, 2011 at 1:00 am

    I post this amazing giveaway on my facebook page.
    haegaepr@hotmail.com

  459. Reply
    jamberry_song
    May 29, 2011 at 4:06 am

    CHANCE #3:

    I already follow the Art Bead Scene blog and am very happy I do. πŸ™‚ There are always great articles and updates and such and it helps me keep on the pulse of new jewelry and art bead trends. Not to mention great giveaways like this! πŸ˜€

  460. Reply
    marie
    May 29, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Art beads help put a unique feel/look to my jewelry.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Marie

  461. Reply
    Lynn
    May 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I use art beads in my pieces because you just can't beat handmade and of course a little bonus is the opportunity to help out other artists.

    thanks to everyone for the awesome prizes!

  462. Reply
    Lynn
    May 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Just entering again – this time as a follower! Although every issue of beadwork gets my heart racing, this issue is just pure delight! Everytime I open it I see something else I didn't notice the last time.

  463. Reply
    Giantonia Designs
    May 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I just posted the link to this fabulous giveaway on both of my Facebook pages! So excited to share this event with others!

  464. Reply
    Giantonia Designs
    May 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I love using art beads in my designs because the jewelry artist can make their vision a reality through the use of these incredible little works of art. The creation is a one of a kind piece with dimension and a story told by the art beads!

  465. Reply
    Giantonia Designs
    May 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I am now a follower! Looking forward to absorbing all of the wonderful information that is shared on this blog :o). Thank you for having such a fabulous giveaway!!

  466. Reply
    Dinni
    May 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I am most excited about "Steampunk: Beads on Trend".
    Blogged here: http://lizardsplay.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/and-the-third-givaway/
    Hope I didn't late. Thank you for giveaway.

  467. Reply
    THEAjewellery (lesley Watt)
    May 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    What a stunning giveaway!
    I use artbeads in my work because I love the uniqueness they add to each piece and I love knowing that the person who made them as put as much care and love into them as I will for the finished piece.

  468. Reply
    THEAjewellery (lesley Watt)
    May 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I've just left a last chance message on my Face Book fan page – so exciting.

  469. Reply
    THEAjewellery (lesley Watt)
    May 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I already folow ABS and if I didn't i certainly would now. Thank you.

  470. Reply
    Pam Chesbro
    May 30, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I like to use art beads in my designs so that each piece is unique. Mass production is boring!

  471. Reply
    Pam Chesbro
    May 30, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Thanks for the chances to win such great prizes. I am a new follower. I started off tonight reading Lori's blog "Pretty Things" and somehow came here. What fun!

  472. Reply
    Pam Chesbro
    May 30, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I posted your giveaway to my facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1401236241

  473. Reply
    Klassy Joolz
    May 30, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I love to add art beads too my designs because they are truly little works of art and wonderful treasures.

    What a wonderful giveaway!!!!

    Thanks Erin!

  474. Reply
    Klassy Joolz
    May 30, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I've been a follower for sometime!!! Glad to see how it has grown.

  475. Reply
    Klassy Joolz
    May 30, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Posted on Facebook, too…

    Smiles!

  476. Reply
    Claire Maunsell
    May 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Can't believe I didn't leave a comment yet!. I use Art Beads because I make them and so do many other talented people I know, and they are unusual, wonderful and make your work unlike any othet work in the world.

  477. Reply
    Claire Maunsell
    May 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I am also a follower – I just remembered that. Saw the magazine today and didn't have time to buy it yet – can't wait!

  478. Reply
    Sarah
    May 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I am a follower! The trend I am most excisted by is woodland, like many beaders I am inspired by nature and went crazy beading acorn's last autumn, so these beautiiful beads would add an extra dimension to them.

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