Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blog Love, Winner Announced & Special Event!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your comments on last Monday's post!!! The winner of this month's book giveaway is our friend Susan of "Watercolors by Susan Roper". YAY!!!

I've enjoyed getting to know Susan through our blog interactions and comments. She also has an artisan jewelry blog for her creative jewelry designs.

While I LOVE book giveaways, weekends are also a good time for reflecting on what our fellow bead bloggers have been up to to over the last week!

I did want to mention a HUGE craft event that is going on in Boston, Massachusetts from November 5th-7th, so take a peek at the end of this blog post for more information! Jewelry Making Tammy has a few new projects incorporating pewter, a perfect substitute for silver.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Rotting veggies and over ripe fruit makes for bead inspiration and a delicious muffin recipe!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio A little antiquing adventure, and Lorelei's got some cool new props for an upcoming craft show!

Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene gets down to business and talks about loss leaders.

Beading Arts Cyndi just finished a 45 hour project that reused antique steel cut seed beads...and some steel buttons!

Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi takes classes with Swarovski Elements Ambassadors and finally learns how to crochet

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva It's fall and along with it comes a gray sky in the form of jewelry.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean reviewed a unique and very beautiful book: Metal Clay Origami Jewelry, by Sarah Jayne Cole. Please come and see the review on Jean's blog!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Beadaholique has generously donated a leafy assortment of autumn-inspired beads and components. Find out how you can win this Thursday Giveaway!

11/5 - 11/7/10:

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, November 5, 6 & 7, 2010
Featuring Gingerbread House Competition to Benefit Share Our Strength

A holiday shopper’s haven for unique and affordable gifts, the 24th Annual Christmas Festival featuring the popular Gingerbread House competition will kick off the holiday season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 5, 6 and 7, at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center.

A creative alternative to traditional mall shopping, this blockbuster event offers something for everyone, with many holiday gifts under $20 to be found at over 300 exhibitor booths. Shoppers on a modest budget as well as those with the most discriminating tastes will be delighted to find designer fashions, fine jewelry, gourmet foods, holiday ornaments, home accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts.

1 comment:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Hooray! This is just so exciting! I am so pleased to be the winner this time and look forward to receiving this book. Like I said, Hooray!