July 27, 2009

Enchanted Adornments: Giveaway No. 1: Mermaids!


Cynthia Thornton, of Green Girl Studios, has written an amazing book called Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More, and it will be released on November 1, 2009! I am really excited about the release of this book because Cynthia and her family, are all amazingly talented and this book will totally rock the hizzouse. But not only that, I contributed a piece of jewelry for the Gallery section of the book, and am really super excited for all of you to see it!


The Green Girl Studios team, graciously donated 8 small packages of beads to be randomly given away, in honor of the big book release, to my little blog! How cool is that! This week will be the first of the 8 givaways. This first package of beads contains 6 pewter, and 1 Bronze metal clay pendants/beads, in the Mermaid theme! (Each giveaway will have a different theme!)


All you have to do to enter yourself to win, is leave a comment on this post!
I invite you to Please pass the word along on your blogs, Twitter, Facebook, or any other online venue of your choice, however, you will ONLY BE ENTERED ONCE by leaving a comment, on this post only. 1 comment per person will be counted. if you forget and leave 2 comments, one of your comments will be disqualified. (as long as I can keep up with that)


I will draw a random winner using the Random Integer Generator, on Monday August 3rd!


Good luck to everyone!!

Check out the sidebar for the Calendar of Enchanted Adornments giveaways!

120 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love this Enchanted look! Good luck to...me!!!

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  2. Hi Lori, I am a great admiror of Cynthia's and Andrews's work - and I have a few of their pendants, although I keep them as treasures for something special so far. I already pre-ordered the book and can't wait to see it. I hope I win. Nicki

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  3. They are doing an excellent job of promoting the release of this book. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on one!!

    Please, please pick me!! I love thise charms.

    Thanks for posting.

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  4. What a cool giveaway :o) Love the mermaid beads! Good luck to everyone (but mostly me..teehee....)!

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  5. Wow! How generous of you and the Green Girl family! I absolutely cannot wait for this book either!

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  6. Oooh, throw my name in that hat! I would LOVE to own some Green Girl Studios Beads! (P.S. I've got a giveaway of my own going on at my blog, I mean, it's not cool mermaid beads, but hey, a giveaway is a giveaway!)Thanks!

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  7. I saw some preview pics from the book and fell in love with some fancy capped glass vials. I did a little dance when I found one similar while on vacation (and still searching for beads). Count me in for the give-away.

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  8. Please enter me! I love the mermaids. I'm looking forward to picking up a copy of this book too!

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  9. Count me in - I love Green Girl! Congratulations on being in the book. I can't wait to see it!

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  10. Love mermaids and Green Girl Studio!
    Can't wait for the book to come out. Congrats on being in the book, no surprise tho, your work is so wonderful!

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  11. i'm in for sure! and congrats on being in such a wonderful publication...

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  12. Hi Lorelei
    What an incredible give away!! And a new winner every week through my b-day on Nov. 2nd! :-) I think this mermaid theme might just be one of my all time favorites. And I've already pre ordered the book.

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  13. Ohhh fantastic! all set up to tide us over til the book arrives. Yummy

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  14. Hey, Lorelei! Thanks for the chance to win such cool stuff. I can't wait for the book in Nov. Green Girl Studios rocks!

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  15. OMG These giveaway are awesome!!! We are many waiting for a copy of this book! I know that as soon as we get our copies we will get enchanted by it!!!

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  16. I'm in! The more I see of this book, the more I like it and want it. A link will go on the blog in the next couple of days, too.

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  17. Looks like a great book. It's on my wish list. Thanks for the giveaway - these are always fun.
    Alice

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  18. Wow! 8 giveaways! Awesome! That is very, very generous! Who wouldn't want Green Girl Studio Beads?!
    Can't wait for the book to come out! I will definitely be adding it to my stash! Looking forward to seeing your jewelry piece in the gallery,too. :)

    E

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  19. How wonderful!!! I just love reding your blog, it truly inspires me!

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  20. Great giveaway - I'm so looking forward to seeing the book!

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  21. Very exciting. I've been reading Andrew's blog and learned about Cynthia's book release. What talented people. Congrats on having one of your pieces featured!

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  22. Wow, the Green Girl family are so generous! And you are too for hosting the giveaways! I've never even seen some of those mermaid pieces. I will be sure to enter every week and help spread the word! Crossing my fingers...

    Lisa

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  23. These are beautiful and the book looks super!!

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  24. Oooh! I love Green Girl stuff.

    Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to see what else they're up to.

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  25. More Green Girl components! yay!
    Anxiously awaiting book release....

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  26. They are already totally rocking the world with this book! Please count me in! And congrats to you for having a piec in the book!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  27. Anonymous7/27/2009

    Wow, when I saw the pic I thought one item, put all of them, how wonderful. Thanks for all the giveaways and the info on the new book.

    Vikki

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  28. Mel Mel7/27/2009

    Wow! This is awesome!! Lorelei you are the best. Thank you for letting us be apart of your creative journey and for introducing us to your wonderful circle of talented friends. Mel

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  29. Can't wait for the book to come out. What a great giveaway! Put me in the hat. Thanks

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  30. Enchanting! Great giveaway. Good luck everyone!

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  31. Gorgeous pieces, can you believe I don't own any GGS?! Great giveaway!

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  32. Hello Lorelei,
    Yu are such a generous soul! And so are the folks at GGS. Thanks so much for arranging the giveaway. Please put my name in the pot and pick me 8^)
    Emanda
    http://www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com/

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  33. What beautiful pieces! Looking forward to seeing more. :)

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  34. Whooo hooo! How awesome and grand! I'm anxiously waiting for my book! Good to know when it will be released!

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  35. Hi Lorelei,

    Such a generous giveaway, thanks for sharing the love! I've already pre-ordered my book and can't wait for its arrival. Hope I win those gorgeous mermaids!

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  36. Lorelei,

    Your abnormal addition to beads is quite normal to a fellow beadaholic. Thanks for sharing your addiction and designs with the rest of us through your generous giveaway.

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  37. What a cool bunch of pieces to have for this! Can't wait for the book to come out...

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  38. Beautiful beads!

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  39. That book looks fabulous! I love those mermaid beads.

    heidig@gmail.com

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  40. what great beads! i can't wait to get the book!
    thanks for the opportunity!
    sandra
    i will blog and twitter this

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  41. How beautiful!
    (oh I should tell you I found you through Marabella Designs!)

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  42. Ooooohhh! Mermaids! I adore mermaids!

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  43. Perfect time of year to remember mermaids...espically in the desert. Please count us in...

    Funky Monkey Girls,
    Jolene

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  44. Jordan7/27/2009

    Hi there!

    My name is Jordan, I'm 18 years old and I've recently become very interested in beading and making jewelry... it's so much fun! I was googling, searing for design ideas, and came across your blog. Wow! You have got some talent! I love all of your pieces.. incredible. I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions.. Are there any particular websites that you recommend for buying beads and supplies? Lots of your beads are so unique. Also, where did you learn all the different techniques? Did you take classes at any point?

    I would love to hear back from you! My email is jestroman@hotmail.com

    Thanks so much,
    Jordan


    ps- I love these charms.. I have a mermaid fetish!

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  45. How wonderful, and what a great way to make waiting for our books to get here in Nov.!!!

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mexico

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  46. Count me in! These darling charms are just waiting to decorate an ocean goddess/mermaid... and I want to do the decorating! Thanks for the chance.

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  47. Wow - I just discovered your blog and love it. There is so much info and links - it's wonderful - thank you for sharing all of it. I would love to be entered for the Green Girl Mermaids - they would be great to work with.

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  48. That looks like a book I would enjoy. The beads in the giveaway are awesome!!

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  49. Hi Lorelei, please count me in on this great Giveaway! What a good book that looks like, one that I would really enjoy and gosh, Mermaids...Wow! Thank you very much for this chance for this awesome Giveaway! Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  50. I can't wait for the book! Their beads are so beautiful and I'm sure the book will be a wonder. Such talented people.

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  51. Congratulations on being chosen to be in the book. How exciting for you!

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  52. Everything the Thorntons do is amazing. Please count me in for the draw.

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  53. Anonymous7/27/2009

    I want to participate in the giveaway.
    Thank you!
    Stina in Sweden

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  54. this book looks like it will be great and very inspiring...i'd love to be entered...thanks...
    eileen

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  55. Yep, all of the above. And me too!

    Mollie

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  56. This is so much fun, just thinking I have a chance to win something I would really love to have and to make into jewelry I would really love to wear!

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  57. What a fab giveaway! Count me in.

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  58. Hey toss me into the bucket too please!
    (Think I must have been a mermaid in my last life)

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  59. I love Mermaids - I'm making a mermaid doll right now!
    The book looks great! can't wait til it's out.

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  60. Anonymous7/28/2009

    What an awesome way to celebrate such a cool book! Congrats on being included, as well- you deserve it, you do some great work!

    ~Patti Smith, Mumford NY~

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  61. I am so excited about this book coming out - I think Cynthia Thornton and her equally talented brother, Andrew, are amazing.

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  62. Her book looks great. I can't wait for it to come out. And I love using things like the mermaid charms in my work. It adds whimsy.

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  63. I have always loved Green Girl Studio's charms and my daughter is crazy about mermaids. If I don't this give-away, I will definitely order them directly from Green Girl Studios.
    Your jewelry is lovely, you have a great eye for design! Wish you continue success.
    Jeanette

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  64. I better get in this before the deadline. I love Green Girl materials, I am taking a workshop with Nina Bagley in September so these would be great to add to my supply list.

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  65. Beautiful beads! What a terrific idea to promote a new book release. I've already reserved a copy at Amazon!!

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  66. So cool! Good job promoting, Lorelei :) I hope I win!!

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  67. Beautiful beads! You have a great eye for design!

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  68. What a GREAT giveaway!
    Thanks so much for a chance!
    Thanks, Maria

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  69. Great giveaway! I can not wait for the book to come out! Love the Mermaids! Take care and thanks for sharing!!!

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  70. Wow, I'd love to have my name included! Great mermaids :)

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  71. How wonderful! I do love mermaids and my mouth is watering waiting for the book to be released! Add my name please!

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  72. Gosh November is so long to wait ;) will just have to muddle through till then I guess, but how exciting, I am always looking out for new books for techniques and inspiration so bring it on!!

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  73. I loves me some mermaids! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one! :)

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  74. Shes so talented Cynthia and those mermaids! Your so talented as a designer you def have the gene! Super blog Lorelei! xx

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  75. P.S. I Love your rings on Etsy!!

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  76. Beads are beautiful, please add my name to the list. The book looks amazing, I'll have to check it out. New to your blog so now I'll go take a peek. Thanks.

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  77. Green Girl charms are always fabulous! How nice to have this giveaway!

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  78. I would love to be entered into this giveaway!

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  79. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
    YOUR WORK IS AMAZING, WHEN DO YOU HAVE TIME TO BREATHE! LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BOOK WITH GLEE!

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  80. http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com7/30/2009

    oh these are enchanting that is for sure
    Brittany
    http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

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  81. http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com7/30/2009

    I had to give you a follow deary
    Your talent sways me.
    Brittany
    http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

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  82. How cool that you'll be a part of the book!

    Thanks for doing these give-aways.

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  83. I love the GG charms. I just purchased some from Andrew at a bead show. Great giveaway.

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  84. I am so excited about this book. I LOVE GREEN GIRL BEADS!!!

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  85. Di dI not comment yet? Huh? For mermaids - I should have been the first one listed! Thanks GG for the prizes; thanks L for doing the work!
    PS - Pick me?

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  86. Thanks for offering this contest, Lorelei! I'm a big fan of Green Girl Studios, and not just because Cynthia and I share the same name. :)

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  87. Sweet! Congratulations on getting your work featured in the book! I can't wait to see the book in print.

    I love mermaids, actually anything to do with the sea/ocean.

    Beautiful work! Alice

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  88. Cynthia is so generous! What a great giveaway :) I'd love to be entered in this.

    Thanks!
    ~Holly

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  89. Wow - Love her work. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  90. Love those Green Girl Charms! I got to see them in person this past weekend in Raleigh at a bead show! Can't wait to see your work in the book...Thanks for the opportunity.. Julie

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  91. Lorelei,
    I hope you feel better soon! - I sure love Green Girl Studio's Mermaid Charms! My first purchase of Green Girl Studio things were their Mermaid beads :)

    take care,
    -Blanche

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  92. I'm tickled to see so many entries! Congrats!!!!

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  93. I can't wait to see this book, and to see your piece in it!

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  94. These would be such fun to use. I hope I win.

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  95. Hi. Thank you for running this giveaway! Greengirl Studios charms are so lovely and imaginative. The mermaids are especially fabulous!

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  96. I preordered Enchanted Adornments a month ago or so, can't wait to see it. Would love to win !!!!

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  97. i am a 47 yr. old woman,who has recently became involved with the jewelry-making world.i like the odd,unusual. so,i have been trying to learn to make altered art jewelry.i do this for art therapy due to being diagnosed with 2 incurable diseases in the past 10 yrs.,the doctors say i have zero quality of life. so,i am in disease counseling,and trying to rebuild my life.i love mermaids,and checking my mail they immediately caught my eye..i hope to buy the book asap.i would love to be chosen as a recipient of one of the giveaways.will continue to view your site. thanks.............
    nannie

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  98. Привет.Я конечно сильно сомневаюсь,что мое письмо прилетит и будет прочитано. Но все же с надеждой пишу.видела ваши украшения,знаю,что вроде у вас всякие лотерейки есть. Хотела б записатся,но с английским туго,блога нет.а вдруг мне повезет.Буду признательна за возможность получить вожделенные украшенья:любые,мне этого никогда не купить.
    Спасибо. (POMA)

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  99. Joellyn7/31/2009

    LOVE mermaids. Hope I win!
    Hope you're feeling better.

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  100. Your work is lovely and I am excited about the upcoming book!

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  101. Oh, fun! *waves a hanky in the air* ;-)

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  102. Thanks for the heads up on the book- I've wishlisted it!

    edie

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  103. What a fantastic giveaway!
    I love mermaids as well.
    Sounds like a great book as well.

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  104. Happy that I just found this fabulous blog...and the give away is icing on the cake!

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  105. To check out Green Girl Studios has been on my "must do" list for some time now. This would be a great start.
    The mermaid pendants have so much possibilities... keeping my fingers crossed.

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  106. I pre-ordered my copy a while back and am very excited to know you're included. Thanks for your generosity and a fantastic blog!!!
    ~Sharon~

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  107. I love mermaids, there is something so mystical about them. Green Girl rocks. I also love Cynthia's art work. I have a link on my blog for them and I will put Cynthia's book on my blog. I just have to figure out to do it. Can I link from here??

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  108. I really should stop looking at blogs!
    Now I NEED this book !!!
    looks awesome !
    :) m.e.

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  109. I am always looking for new inspiration. Can't wait to see it!

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  110. Gail Whitehead8/02/2009

    Lori,I thought I had commented once,but I checked and didn't see me.So,please enter me in this contest.I really need to win something.My ego has deserted me.Help!
    Gail Whitehead

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  111. Congratulations to you Lorelei, on the feature in the new book and to GreenGirl Studios! Looks like an awesome book...now on my Christmas wish list! Best to you!

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  112. I would be so thrilled if I won these!! They are beautiful! Fingers crossed!

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  113. Anonymous8/05/2009

    I just found out about the give A-way Lorie, Please enter me if you can I love this lady's work and love doing mixed media work this book would be such a treasure to me ! dgibson@bak.rr.com Thank You !
    Good Luck To All ! Debra !

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  114. Beautiful work! I love your color combinations, Lorelei!

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  115. Please enter me as well!

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  116. Please enter me as well!

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  117. Anonymous8/13/2009

    I cannot wait for the book! Thanks so much for your generousity....please enter me :D

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  118. The mermaids are gorgeous and if I have a shot at getting a pkt, I will make something for my friend who loves mermaids!! Please enter me in the giveaway. The book looks fantastic and I am going to look for it today. I am a newbie to jewelry making: trying to flex a dormant muscle!! I have alot of supplies to buy.
    Jackie jclanglois@comcast.net

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