August 24, 2009

Enchanted Adornments Giveaway No. 3: Fairies

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 THIRD package of beads contains 7 pewter beads/pendants, all in the FAIRY THEME! (Each giveaway will have a different theme!)



This week I thought I'd put a twist on it- Answer this question when leaving your comment:

What imagery do you like using in your jewelry designs?
I always enjoy using bird elements and components in my work.
Birds are so magical and free, and I always want my
jewelry to make it's wearer feel the same way!

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 31st.


Good luck to everyone!!
Check out the sidebar for the Calendar of Enchanted Adornments giveaways!

58 comments:

  1. I like anything with wings that can fly. I love flying and have imagined I can fly above the trees and housetops since I was a child. If it has inspirational phrases or encouraging words on the back, that's an added bonus!

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  2. Hhmm...This is interesting because I mostly work with seed beads. However, I will say that I particularly enjoy creating/integrating interesting and new patterns into my bracelets and necklaces. I'm most happy when I can create a pattern using with the beads as opposed to creating a flat bracelet with the pattern woven in. However, I do like nature images, flowers, leaves, etc.

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  3. I like using peacock elements in my work. Even if it is not specifically a peacock, I find that I am drawn to the colors of a peacock - rich blues, greens and browns.

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  4. Hi L - I don't really use any imagery in my jewelry making - I tend toward organic designs for my own jewelry, but I'd have to say nature as well!

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  5. I like to use little houses and hearts!!

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  6. I like birds also, which is appropriate since my blog is Beads and Birds!

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  7. Birds what beautys they are looks like thay make us all feel good so Im thumbs up on the bird themes too. I do love bumble bees and butterflies! Ohhh and mushrooms yes! Thatnk for this oppertunity Lorelei! x

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  8. Oh, I love fairies.... I guess if I would win these, they would stay in my stash forever, because they're too cute to actually use...

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  9. dragon flies and fairies are two of my faves!

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  10. I seem to gravitate towards ocean, sea and beach designs for myself but these are lovely!

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  11. I do not usually pick an image,rather I use color and texture to create an organic look. Any imagry must fit within the color/texture profile

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  12. So far I haven't really used images. The things I have made are more nature oriented - colors, etc - I love the greens of the mountains and blues of the ocean. On a personal level-I wear a lot of angels and fairies - they are my favorites.

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  13. Earthly designs are my thing when it comes to jewelry designing. I use a lot of nature images for inspiration for color palettes as well as for the textures I use to make my porcelain components...

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  14. Anonymous8/24/2009

    I love to include bees, beehives. Guess I am still enchanted with "The Secret Life of Bees", one of my favorites.

    Vikki

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  15. Hello Lorelei,

    Thanks again for posting the giveaway, I'd love to win these beauties. I don't often use a theme in my jewelry, except in my rosary bracelets, then I use crosses, but I'm hoping to branch out at any moment. The fairies would be a great place to start, don't you think?

    Emanda
    www.ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  16. I like cool feeling designs as in cool in color. They have a calming influence on me. Probably why I have tons of blue and green beads.

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  17. Mel Mel8/24/2009

    Mermaids,sea shells & sand dollars.
    Fairies & mushrooms & oh how I wish I could find more little gnome charms. I love woodland critters. I guess i'm also a "hopeful" (not hopeless) romantic and love anything to do with Knights in shining armour.And I have to be an 80's girl and say I also still dream of unicorns. My favorite movie of all time is Legend with Tom Cruise, Mia Sarah & Tim Curry. It's a must see.

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  18. BECAUSE I MAKE MORE BEADS THAN JEWELRY I GUESS I GRAVITATE TO TEALS, AQUA AND LIME GREEN COLORS. I LIKE SILVER WITH THOSE COLORS AND I USE PATINA COPPER WIRE WITH THE BROWNS, RAKU AND ORANGE BEADS

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  19. I like using childrens storybook images and old time images in my work.
    I love to use them in soldered pendants.
    Laura

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  20. Love the fairies! As you know, I love nature themes and earthy colors! Mostly woodland and ocean themes for imagery in my pendants and charms. I'm also quite drawn to circle shapes, too. I like using round shapes in my beads and jewelry.

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  21. ooh fairies, what fun! I have an organic bent but I suppose flower type imagery appears the most in my work

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  22. Flowers, leaves, spirals -- all made with tiny seed beads. Nature is a big inspiration.

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  23. Wonderful giveaway, and congrats on being published! I adore Green Girl Studio's work. Hmmmm...I think the element I most lean toward in my jewelry is texture and layers. I do a lot of metal work, and love the look of contrasting designs, layered on top of each other. Thanks for the chance to win! theroyalbead at gmail dot com

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  24. My work is based on more of the Hispanic culture and colors. I love fall rich colors. Mom uses more of the bright colors and we both enjoy making Day of the Dead items and beachy items when mom is in Florida;)

    Funky Monkey Girls,
    Jolene

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  25. I like ocean-themed things: mermaids, shells, sand dollars, etc. the best. Close second is "magical" items like unicorns and fairies (because I am really just a 12-year-old girl at heart LOL)

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  26. I'm a butterfly lady - what can I say!!! I'd have a butterfly or dragonfly on everything I made if it made sense but I definitely love the idea of the grungy worm changing into the beautiful butterfly. Gives hope to us all!

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  27. My favorite images, or things, to use when making jewelry are keys and escutcheons, especially if they are really old. Thank you for the giveaway, and your wonderful blog.
    Suzanne
    sbibelots@gmail.com

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  28. Now that is a very good question...I like to use the beads and let them tell me where to go. I don't follow trends. And I aim to have a balance between wearability and expressiveness. I like to use found objects...so I would say that keys and keyholes and architectural elements show up a lot in my work. But I love to use natural elements as well. You are such an amazing inspiration Lorelei! I am so proud of all you are doing and all that you are becoming! Like that butterfly in the package...metamorphosizing! (Is that a word?!)
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  29. Anonymous8/24/2009

    I like to use leaves or flowers.
    But I'd really like to use some Green Girl Studio beads!
    Thanks for the chance to get some.
    Patty

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  30. I love the ocean, so I am always drawn to the cool colors of the sea.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Sandra

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  31. I love swirls and dragonflies... and sometimes, little dogs. I haven't created anything in a couple of months due to a move, but have been sketching things that come to me in dreams.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I like anything related to nature - birds are definetely one thing, but also flowers, fish, shells, dragonflies, etc. I guess nature is a very good inspiration for a lot of us ;-)

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  33. I seem to make a lot of floral/botanical pendants and beads. Dragonflies and butterflies seem to be inching into my work, which is tough b/c I need to make fall/winter pieces now!

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  34. I use a lot of vintage items like keys and buttons. I like my jewelry to have an antique look but not something grandma would wear! :)

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  35. Hmmm, I mostly use gemstones or lampwork beads paired with sterling or brass, but if I do use some sort of image, I lean towards birds, dragonflies or butterflies.

    Alice

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  36. This is hard because I could go on....anything that flies, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, or hearts are another favourite, old lockets... anything that can be repurposed...

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  37. Jordan Stroman8/24/2009

    I love to use nature-inspired pieces... flowers, leaves, animals, etc. I'm just drawn to them!

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  38. I like using bird and owl components as well as anything ocean-themed. I just bought oodles of sea star, sand dollar, sea turtle, seahorse, seashell, dolphin and manatee charms to use in jewelry I'm selling at a dive shop! Thanks for the giveaway - love the fairies!

    Lisa

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  39. I seem to gravitate toward sea life: starfish, fish, oyster shells...love all organic materials, too.

    Thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog about the bead show!

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  40. I like natural and earthy colors...not much into imagery, just earthiness.

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  41. I love to use jewel tone colors found in a bed of fall flowers.

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  42. I have two elements that always seem to make their way into my work. The sea/beach and hearts. Almost as if by magic. I haven't conciously planned it. :)

    Pattie ;)

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  43. I want people to look at my jewelry and see something magical. Maybe they pick up a piece and think of elves or nymphs, maybe pixie dust or a mirage in the desert. I have two preschool girls who see everything as magic, so I get lots of inspiration by walking around my yard with them.

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  44. I have millions of buttons,new,old,and somewhere in between. I almost always put one in every piece of jewelry. I've also started to incorporate a little lace or fabric. Sewing was my first passion, so it feels quite natural to use these elements for me.

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  45. Spirals and triangles are almost constantly showing up for me. Symbols of change, I suppose!

    edie

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  46. First off, love your work and your blog! In designing my pieces, which for the most part have yet to get online, I like to include at least one handmade (by me) bead, that way a little piece of me is included in each piece and then, hopefully, the good energy that I have used to create the pieces follows to the wearer.

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  47. Spirals and wings are my favs!! though it seems lately I've been creating hearts. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways and a great blog!
    Sharon

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  48. I'm all over the place right now, trying to figure out what I like. But I do find myself drawn to either things that remind me of water - be it the ocean, a lake, a river. And, I have a lot of hearts in my stash, but haven't actually done much with them.

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  49. I love bright colors and the written word, but my absolute favorite is Alice in Wonderland. I use an image-transfer technique to create my fused glass pendants; the images fuse into glass in sepia tones--Alice lends herself well to this medium and looks perfect.

    I just can't wait for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland--can you?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiPR6kA4_iU&annotation_id=annotation_391725&feature=iv

    Mollie

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  50. I love flowers and botanicals. Ferns, flowers, and trees inspire me through form, color, and texture. A lot of my work is wire wrap, but beading is my first love and even if I only sneak in a little flower charm to finish a clasp, I'm happy.

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  51. I am very mythic and symbolic in my choices. Mermaids, dryads, moon hare... spirals, crescents, leaves...symbols of nature dieties, and the feminine divine.

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  52. I love anything having to do with nature. Leaves, flowers, fossils my beads tend to look more organic. I am attending a Nina Bagley design workshop this Fall that will hopefully answer this question more accurately.

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  53. I like juxtaposition in my work; it can be between the colors, the textures or the materials. I think it gives my pieces energy. Congratulations on having your work published!

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  54. Since I live at the beach, I like to use beach images flip flops, starfish, shells, seahorses, mermaids, etc.

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  55. Anonymous8/30/2009

    I usually like working quilt-type things into my jewelry, but I also like anything unusual--like fairies, dragons, platypuses....

    --Catrinket

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  56. Dragonflies are one of favorite designs. Mermaid and sea things are next in line. Congratulations on being in the gallery.

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  57. I don't really find myself partial to any one kind of imagery. I'm more inspired by color. However, I do think fairies are pretty cool. ;)

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  58. I don't really use a lot of imagery in work that I make. Like some of the other commenters, I tend to let the beads lead me along the way...I will have an idea for something (or even just a couple of beads I want to use), and I see what happens...

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