Hi everyone, I will be heading out of town for a week, but before I do, I wanted to announce I am having a block party (blog party) give away! It’s my first blog give away and I wanted it to be fun and full of prizes- and not just from me! Read on.

The 1st item I am giving away will be one of the following tools: Jumbo Butane Torch, Tronex Flush Cutters or Swanstrom Round Nose Pliers. ( The winner will choose one from the three offered below). This way I am sure you are winning something that you can really use!


The 2nd item in the give away is a metal design stamp. The stamp image measure 4.5mm.  This stamp is a custom made stamp. A fun and funky design.

The 3rd item in the give away is a pair of handcrafted earrings I created in sterling silver and Swarovksi crytals. My fifteen minutes of fame was when these earrings were chosen as the cover image for the Step by Step Wire Magazine last winter.


I now would like to introduce our first of three etsy artisans who have been generous enough to donate additional prizes to my block party give away. Amy Jazwinski with Bean Sprout Studio. creates beautiful jewelry but I discovered Amy on etsy when I was looking to have a logo created. Amy created my logo for Jeanette Blix (above in header ), she designed my business cards and a print add for Belle Armoire jewelry. And most recently, she designed “FOR THE LOVE OF FONTS” newsletter (below). Amy has become my to-go person for all my graphic design needs.


The 4th item in the give away is Amy’s  generous donation of  a custom business card design. This will not include the cost of printing, but Amy can suggest different printers that you can work with. The image below is the business card she designed for me:


There’s more!

Cindy Wimmer with Sweet Bead Studio is also one of the generous participants of the block (blog) party give away! She has donated the fifth item for the give away, this lovely “wish” pendant. This pendant will sure to bring “good wishes” to the lucky person to win it! Isn’t it lovely! Thanks, Cindy!!


And last, but not least, beautifully crafted polymer clay beads created by Christine Damm with “Stories they tell” will be the 6th and final prize of the give away. Christine has named these Tudor beads and the colors she used in these beads are perfect for the fall. Aren’t they awesome!!?? Can you imagine what a beautiful piece of jewelry you can create with these beads??!!

How to enter? Choose one of the three below and if you do choose to blog about it, please let me know in a comment:) You will receive an extra entry for each additional option you choose.

  • Leave a comment on this blog
  • Mention this give away on your blog
  • Join my Google Friend Connect badge on the right

I will announce the winners on Saturday, September 12th! Good luck, everyone!


  1. Betty Stafford on September 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Wow!!! Totally awesome giveaway! Learned about you also from the lovely Erin Prais-Hintz,Tesori Trovati blog. This is a fun and very generous give-a-way and I would be honored to win!

    Thanks, Betty

  2. Polly Monica on September 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Hello! Please add my name three times to this givaway! I’ve joined as a blog follower, made this comment and am mentioning your givaway on my blog http://www.auntpollysporch.blogspot.com ! Come for a visit soon, if you like quilts! Polly 🙂

  3. SewCalGal on September 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    What a delightful giveaway. So many prizes.

    I’ve also posted insights about your giveaway on my blogsite for contests & giveaways:http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

    I’m sure whomever wins your prizes will enjoy them. I know I would.


  4. kristi edwards on September 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

    i love to design jewelry! so far i have made many wonderful gifts for friends and donated quite a few pieces to various fundraises – now i would like to start selling my creations. i just recently found your site and already have quite a few things on my wish list!!

  5. Michele on September 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful things! Have a great week!

  6. Shay Williams on September 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Oh I have to enter!! This looks like such a wonderful give away!

    I also blogged about this contest at


  7. Margaret Springer on September 3, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Love your site. Good products. Great prices. Friendly, attentive service.

  8. Jean Mello on September 3, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I love the earrings… They look well made and great quaity…. I just love diffrent earrings with swirls….You make some wonderful jewelwey… Have a great day… 🙂

  9. Lori Anderson on September 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I joined your blog (how could I have overlooked that???) and am commenting — will blog on your giveaway soon, I just posted a giveaway on mine today!

    LOVE your work, always have!

  10. Catherine on September 3, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    What a great give away! How did I not know you have a blog?

    Have a great vacation!

  11. Lost Girl on September 4, 2009 at 9:10 am


    I blogged about this on my Freebie Friday post. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  12. Melissa on September 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Wow! That is a lot of stuff to give away! Love your blog!

  13. Joyce on September 4, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Great giveaway!

  14. Sonja on September 5, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Found your blog today while bloghopping and I love it. Also love your great giveaway 🙂 Thank you for a chance 🙂
    I have also became a follower of your blog, would love to read new posts:)
    Best regards from Slovenia in Europe

  15. Lubaska on September 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I ve just found this blog. Thanks for giveaway. I like that “wish” necklace a lot.

  16. Lubaska on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I ve joined group via google friends. Lubica

  17. Linda on September 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    What a generous and fun giveaway…gorgeous things. I’ve enjoyed your blog…I’ve joined your friend’s list and subscribed too so I’ll definitely be back!

  18. Shuku on September 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I came across your blog via Treasures Found, and oh my goodness, so many beautiful things to read and to see! I’ve joined via Google Friends, since I want to keep up with your work – I can’t believe you’re giving away so many lovely things! Will certainly be back, I’m now reading back archives…

  19. Susan McClelland on September 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I am new to reading bead blogs – so many ideas, it is hard to concentrate on the ordinary tasks. It would be fun to win one fo these prizes – the last thing I won was a cassette tape recorder in a popsicle contest – many years ago.

  20. Irma's Rose Cottage on September 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

    What a fabulous blog party! Such lovely prizes

    Irma 🙂

  21. Jana on September 10, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a fantastic giveaway! I’m off to do some “window shopping” on your site!

  22. Kate on September 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, I’ve just discovered your blog and become a follower. Your earrings are lovely! I will have to be sure to follow up on your artistic endeavors! I also wanted to say I like your blog background, very soothing and interesting with the depth of the design. Have a great day!

  23. Maya on September 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I found your blog on another site, and love your work 🙂 Sign me up!

  24. Ann-Margaret on September 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm


    I’m a friend of Cindy’s and am so excited to participate in your fun giveaway! Wow…awesome prizes! Love your beautiful designs!

    I also just signed up as a Google Friend…Looking forward to visiting your blog again!

    Have a “tealightful” weekend!


  25. Sharon P. on April 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    What a generous giveaway! Love all the prizes and hope I win!

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