June 5, 2010

Spirited Earth Giveaway


Have you met Nan of Spirited Earth? She's making the most amazing ceramic beads lately, and I am completely in love. She was so generous to send a few sets of beads to me for a blog giveaway! Aren't you guys LUCKY!? I got them and had to send Nan an email begging her to send me some like these too. They are fabulous, and I was so jealous!  You'll get all the beads shown here at the top of the collage;  I show a pic of the 2 sets at the top, and then close ups of those two sets in the bottom two pics.

Leave a comment on this post, and please pass the word along on your blogs, flickr, twitter, whereever! Leave a separate comment for each time you plug the giveaway, for extra chances to win!! And, just so you have something to say in the comment, Tell me,
Who, besides NAN, is your favorite ceramic bead artisan???
I am always looking for new art beads, and the ceramic medium is my most favorite!


Anonymous comments WILL NOT COUNT. Please leave a contact email in your initial comment, so I can find you if you win!!

GOOD LUCK!! oh, I'll pick a winner on Tuesday June 8!

Nan Emmett:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpiritedEarth
Blog: http://spiritrattles.blogspot.com

80 comments:

  1. excellent beads! I have been working on my brother-in-law, a wonderful potter, to make some beads for me. His glazes are rich and beautiful, but he insists on creating wonderful vessels.

    I have no favorite artist yet, I am just starting to branch out from glass seed beads.

    Ann
    www.mycriticaleye.com
    annrishell@gmail.com

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  2. ooOOOoo... gorgeous beads, love them! My other favorites ceramic beads artisans are Gaea and Jangles. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!

    Patricia
    bananeroyale[at]aol[dot]com

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  3. I will now post a little something on my blog to let more people know about this giveaway!!

    Cheers,

    Patricia
    http://www.verredesign.blogspot.com

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  4. Don't make me pick just one, Summers Studio and Round Rabbit.

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  5. Can I pick two as well?
    Lisa Peters-Russell of LisaPetersART
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaPetersArt
    and Marianne Kasparian of MAKUstudio
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MAKUstudio

    thebeadedlily@gmail.com

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  6. tough choice, but today I am going w/Gaea because of her funky skulls!

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  7. Jangles and Gaea have beautiful stuff and Summers Studio and Mary Harding...and...and.and...

    regards Stefanie

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  8. ME!! Just kiddin'.... Oh...it's so hard to choose, so I will pick the person that I know best amongst all the bead makers and that is Nancy Schindler, Round Rabbit! Great beads that Nan makes!

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  9. ...awwwwwwwww... I would love to create a piece combining these beads with some of my glass ones... I don't know ceramic artists (shame on me!) but I do know I love these... Cheers!, Laura Blanck from Openstudio.

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  10. These are such great beads! How do you find these folks?

    Gaea is probably my fav, but I like Summer Studio a lot, too.

    Thanks for sharing Nan with us!

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  11. Nancy, LeAnn, MaryAnn Carol, Tari, Gaea, Lisa, etc. etc! Can't pick a favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I haven't been into ceramic beads but the ones you are giving away are awesome. Love to put them in my stash.

    Vikki

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  13. I would love to create something with these beads. Maybe combine with my new enameling that I am learning!
    Elaine Ray is a GREAT ceramic bead artist.

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  14. I love those beads! I think it would be fun to create something with them!

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  15. I've just made up two necklace/bracelet/earrings sets with fair-trade kazuri beads from Kenya. I have a red set of their Firefly beads waiting in my stash.

    Jan
    shibadiva@yahoo.com

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  16. Aaach! This is a difficult choice, but I would have to say Summers Studio is my fave!

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  17. Artisan clay - I love the crackles!

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  18. Here is my blog plug
    http://copperdiem.blogspot.com/2010/06/lorelei-is-doing-giveaway-of-great.html

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  19. I love the beads- -reading your blog has gotten me hooked on ceramic beads.

    Beth
    bfarrell61@yahoo.com

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  20. Those are Lovely beads!! I couldn't pick just one favourite - Mary Cullinan, Gaea, Nancy Schindler - Round Rabbit, Summers Studio, Maku, Earthenwood, but for one I haven't seen you use - How about Bead Freaky? Wonderful goddesses!

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  21. Anne Betenson6/05/2010

    Dear Lorelei,I am already familiar with Nan's work.Her beads are fab,always one of a kind,cheers,Anne.

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  22. Oops, I forgot Shaterra and Kylie Parry too.

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  23. I like Lisa Peters for her earthy colors and geometric patterns. On the flip side, I also like Jangles beads for their general fun-ness. I have a necklace with a very fun margarita bead and a matching lime bead from Jangles that always gets comments.
    Erin

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  24. Julie Sakai6/05/2010

    i love the little bird charms from earthenwood studios.

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  25. Oooo those are great! Well besides myself (lol), I love Gaea, Summers Studio and Marsha Neal. But there are soooo many wonderful ceramic bead artists!

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  26. I love the kind of rustic works of
    Artisan Clay http://www.etsy.com/shop/artisanclay and
    Every Heart Crafts http://www.etsy.com/shop/EveryHeartCrafts

    www.LindaLandig.com
    llandig@msn.com

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  27. Those beads are too yummy! I do love Lisa Peters and Nancy Schindler's ceramic beads.

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  28. These beads are yummy! My faves are Summers Studio and Every Heart Crafts, but you already know about them :) Thanks for the giveaway, and I hope I win because I need more beads!! NOT!! But I still want them.

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  29. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/lucidmoonstudio

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  30. Hi, ooooooooohhh what wonderful beauties they are! Goodness, what a very hard question to answer,I'm with Trish on this...I have so many! Great Giveaway thanks so much for this chance! Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks to Nan also, very sweet thing for her to do and most gorgeous to!
    Hugs and happy beading...
    Bobbi

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  31. I am just beginning to venture from gemstone beads, and my fellow bloggers have introduced me to the wide world of artisan beads. I have been drooling over Mary Ann Carroll's ceramic beads and my first ceramic bead will be the pendant I won last week. Have a great weekend.
    Regina
    sundancegems@hotmail.com

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  32. Great article thanks. I really enjoy reading your bead blog.

    I just bought an excellent beading book and I wanted to share it with everyone to enjoy

    http://creek-corner.blogspot.com/2010/01/complete-bead-guide-is-essential-for.html

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  33. Those beads are really unique!

    My best friend makes awesome ceramic pendants and beads- Im still trying to talk her into an etsy shop! There are too many to chose a favorite!

    Kylie
    doodlekp@gmail.com

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  34. Wow, these are great beads! How do you talk people giving their beautiful beads away?! Your powers of persuasion must be pretty good!

    Favorite? Yikes, can't pick one as I like different styles but here are my favs: SummersStudio, earthenwood, Jubilee, and definitely Nancy of RoundRabbit.

    Thank you to you and Nan for such a generous giveaway.

    -Michelle

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  35. Hi Lorelei,

    I also left a post on my blog, http://metalsngems.blogspot.com/, about your great giveaway.

    Thanks again!

    -Michelle

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  36. Wow! Another amazing giveaway?! Whoa! Girl, you have some amazing magnetic powers for drawing in spectacular beads. Just glad you're willing to part with them! he he

    Favorite ceramic bead artists are Gaea and Marsha Neal. Both have great colors, textures and shapes.

    Thanks!
    Betty Stafford
    stafford37@optonline.net

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  37. My absolute favourite is Lisa Stevens of C-Urchin (SeaUrchin).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/c-urchin/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/seaurchin

    I love ceramic beads too. I want to win these beauties!

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  38. Gail W.-belinda gail whitehead facebook6/05/2010

    I love Gaea very much,also Off Productios-Lynn-,Mary Harding and lots of others.I want some of these,I know I have to spend my hard earned money on them,because I've never won anything!

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  39. I am in love with Kylie Parry stuff! So pretty.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/kylieparry?page=1

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  40. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Laura07110711

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  41. Thanks for introducing Nan's work - very lovely and aded to my etsy fav's!. I also love Round Rabbit, Chinook, Summers Studio, MaryAnn Carroll... ooh do I have to choose one..???!! Vicki

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  42. I love Earthenwood Studio and Round Rabbit ceramics - it seems like every time I see their blogs or shops, I find myself wishing I had more cash in my pocket...

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  43. Tweeted this!

    http://twitter.com/Saourealis/status/15515028267

    And the Captcha image for this post is "mention"... hah!

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  44. http://saourealis.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway.html

    And I blogged about it!

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  45. http://www.plurk.com/Saourealis

    I've Plurked it, too. Plurk is a really interesting micro-blog, Twitter-esque social site. The timeline feature really defines it as a social media page... it's so freakin' cool!

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  46. These beads are beautiful, and I'd love to win them! Thanks for giving me a link to another beady site!

    Gosh there are so many great ceramic artists out there--and they've all been listed above. I did just purchase some from LandenRoadDesigns on etsy. They look nice on the site, but I have not received them yet.

    Alice
    thepetersons13@mchsi.com

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  47. Oh, I love Gaea but you already know them. Can I still play?

    Mary

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  48. hi all- PLEASE everyone check out this super unknown ceramic bead artisan nkpbeads.etsy.com. Her stuff is not only luscious and unique, her prices are very low. She's also a huge sweet heart.

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  49. Ive been out of town so I couldnt respond...Heres some Nice ceramic beads makers I like..

    Justliss..http://www.etsy.com/shop/justliss
    Maku..http://www.etsy.com/shop/MAKUstudio

    But Mary Ann Carroll is a big Fave of mine! http://www.etsy.com/shop/macarroll

    And Gaea too!
    http://www.gaea.cc/

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  50. Oh what talent. I adore ceramic beads but I haven't many. These would make a fabulous bracelet.

    I am only just getting into beading but I will be sure to add Nan to my list of suppliers!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

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  51. Oh my favorite is Jennifer at Jangles. Love the whimsey of her work.
    Thanks for introducing us to a new artist!

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  52. Yummmy beads!
    Some more - Seaurchin, NKP Beads and Shaterra

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  53. A great assortment! LeAnn/Summers Studio is definitely a favorite. Thanks Nan and Lorelei for a great giveaway!

    slgordon@pa.net

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  54. Awesome beads! I don't think that I could pick just one. Earthenwood, summers studios, kylie parry are a few of my favs right now. Thanks for another yummy giveaway!
    Hope
    moo04@verizon.net

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  55. Yum.
    Okay... I am sure that I have nothing new to say...
    But I love Earthenwood, Summers, MACarroll, Gaea, Chinook, and Lisa Peters...I hope to find more at Bead & Button next week! I have yet to use the ones from Israeli designer Rafya, but I love her colors and motifs!
    Thank you Lorelei and Nan for being so generous.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  56. WOW!!!! So beautiful beads!!!
    I dont have any favorite ceramic bead artist... but I bought some here http://stores.ebay.com/wlj-Beads_ceramic-porcelain_W0QQ_fsubZ226150219QQ_sidZ759696979QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

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  57. Great giveaway. Its hard to name a fav ceramic artist. I have bought from several and love all that I have received. Lisa Peters, Maku, Summers Studio are always sure bets but I have bought from others too.

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  58. So many to choose from...but my favourite is Jangles - Jennifer`s colour are really fun to work with and she is always coming up with new designs. Also have my eyes on some Keith Conners raku beads.

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  59. Hi Lorelei, I've recently discovered Karen of Hodgepodge -
    hodgepodgearts.etsy.com

    who makes really fun ceramic beads and buttons amongst other things. My first order from her just arrived and I love them!

    Rebecca

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  61. Lorelei, these are great. I really like the bird/bug mix, and I can imagine many of the others as pendants or an off-set focal bead. Great colors too!

    Teri
    http://sandtcreations.etsy.com
    http://sandtcreations.blogspot.com
    Twitter: Teri_B
    terilb61@insightbb.com

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  62. Nancy of Round Rabbit - I got one of each of her bracelets and necklaces, and I could just wear them every day.

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  63. Hi,

    I just discovered Nan about a week ago and got my first order from her on Friday...her beads and pendants are wonderful and she even included a free bead...very thoughtful!!!

    There are several ceramic bead artisans that I really like....so it is hard to pick just one...too much talent you know~~~~~

    Thanks for the nice giveway and hope I'm lucky~~~~~

    Smiles, Pam

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  64. HI~~~~

    I blogged....
    http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com


    Pam

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  65. Hi again,

    I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/KlassyJoolz

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  66. I blogged!
    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/

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  67. Those are fabulous!! I love working with ceramic too! I have so many favorites, but LeAnn of SummerStudio and MaryAnn of Macarroll I would say are my two top faves right now.

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  68. I posted a facebook link to the giveaway! ;)

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  69. I tweeted the giveaway!!

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  70. Love these, beautiful and limitless possibilities.

    My favorite ceramic artisan - Jubilee on Etsy. I ADORE her little houses.

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  71. These beads are awesome, as a lampwork artist I am very appreciative of other handmade beads as I know how much time goes into making them. I am going to have to say LeAnn of SummerStudio is my fave (besides the ones here of course)
    -Amanda
    http://seashoreglassgirl.com

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  72. I LOVE Summers Studio beads... also I recently found a local ceramic artist... http://www.etsy.com/shop/yolandasclay I love her pendants.

    Good luck everyone!
    ~Rose
    ahteesemail@yahoo.com

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  73. golly i haven't been around for awhile and so glad i popped in today, thought i might as well take part and see if i'm lucky.

    these are beautiful beads, i love the colours and simplicity of them.

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  74. Hi Lorelei! Added this post to my weekly blog list!

    Exciting! :D

    ~Rose
    ahteesemail@yahoo.com

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  75. Definitively Summers Studio and Round Rabbit.

    Mari

    laspina75@coqui.net

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  76. swopemelmel6/07/2010

    I'm only familiar with the artists iv'e learned about through your blog. Kylie Perry, summers studio, earthenwood studios and Every heart crafts. There are some ceramic beads in two of the necklaces that I got from your shop and they are really pretty but I don't remember the artist.

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  77. We don't have one yet - which is why this post (and the comments) is just so very fab! Off to check all the posted favourites...

    moags.and.smeet(at)gmail.com

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  78. As a beginning beader, I wish I had years of knowledge, beads/supplies and experience to learn and work with all the wonderful beads and ideas that I'm just now learning about. These give away beads are beautiful. I also like Bijoux Jardin, Branch Design, Humblebeads. P

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  79. My favorite is Round Rabbit but I'm fairly new to this type of bead.

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  80. Daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/15745359809

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