I was a tad stuck on what to offer up this round...I had two ideas .. and piles... but couldn't decide. I posted a note on my fb page, as well as at the Bead Soup Cafe, and asked for opinions. No worries though... the second pile will be offered up for April's giveaway :D
No.. not yet.
Wait for it :p
First I need to bug you a bit :D Them's the rules! first you deal with my rambling and photos .. THEN you see the goodies... then you do your entry thing :)
Don't worry, I won't be long ;) I've got some blog hopping to do, plus I've got a couple of bracelet and earring ideas bubbling in my head that are not quite ready to pop out...so I'll give them a couple hours then start doodling or playing with beads and see if I can't encourage them :)
You should be warned though... this is a photo-heavy post today!
So yesterday I was working on my ocean/sealife themed charm bracelet :) Ran into a couple little growl-inducing moments involving jump rings that kept jumping away... and itty bitty seashells that refused to be strung on wire easily. I, however, won. Both battles :)
So.. wanna see?
So here's the full bracelet. I went with a plain lobster clasp so it would be adjustable.
The crackled, faceted agate beads make me think of sea turtles... and the blue and green freckled lampwork beads make me think of being underwater. In addition to those, there are four different type of shell beads- the shell slices there, the itty bitty conch looking shells, the slices-of-shiny- iridescent-shell-whose-name-has-fled-my-mind, and those two dangles made of turquoise colored shell chips.
Here's a close up. I added three charms; a sea horse, a shell, and a starfish. the rest of the beads are mostly from the pre-soup bead exchange I did with Lori Anderson. I'll be mailing it off come Monday so I'll try to take some nicer photos before then.
Have I bugged you enough yet?
Maybe just a little bit more ;)
Wanna see what I just won?
This is from Havana Beads. Isn't he flippin' ADORABLE?! I have no clue what to make with him... he's the very first shaped lampwork I've had the chance to play with... I may just hang him up and look at him for a while until inspiration hits...
Okay okay.. enough. Here's what you've been waiting for :)
I tried a group shot but none of them turned out .. so... lots of smaller pics ;) The penny is not part of the package ;) It's just for size comparison lol
A set of three wooden filigree butterflies - one large and two small :)
A set of metal butterflies ; One large filigree, two small butterflies and two medium butterflies. the four beads have holes that run up and down through the body.
Two Chinese Crystal butterflies, and one pink turquoise butterfly. Again, all holes run through the body.
Two acrylic butterflies , one red and one blue.
ANNNND ... four feet of this butterfly-bedecked wired ribbon :)
So, what do you think? Ideas starting to bubble around in your heads? Or just thoughts of spring time ? lol
Alrighty... so all of that is what one lucky winner will get at the end of March.
Now how about an extra giveaway? For the person who sends the most visitors my way this month...
A pink turquoise butterfly , two Chinese Crystal butterflies, two medium sized metal butterflies... AND ... I have another two feet of that ribbon :)
So all you have to do is submit your entries into rafflecopter and you'll be entered to win the swarm of butterflies. To be entered to win the second little batch as well, make sure to tell your friends to leave a comment and say you sent them! Every mention of your name left by a new person, on ANY POST on my blog from now until the giveaway closes, counts as one entry! ANY NEW FOLLOWER who says they were sent here by you is worth THREE entries into the second giveaway PLUS an extra entry into the main giveaway :)
How does that sound?
BRING ON SPRING!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway