March 4, 2012

Blog Challenge- Balled Headpins from Gardanne Beads

Okay don't panic. I know we are just coming off the big Bead Soup challenge and people probably want a rest... but Anne of Gardanne Beads sent these lovely headpins for my next blog challenge and I just can't wait to get started. I will push the reveal date back awhile so we'll have plenty of time.

Here's how it will work. I have 10 pairs of headpins. But these aren't regular glass headpins. If you scroll down and take a closer look at the ends of the wire, they have a balled end. Yep! An additional design challenge that will be fun to see how everyone will utilize them!



I'll pick 10 random commentors on the morning of Tuesday MARCH 6. I'll ship out all pairs to the winners and we'll make something with them and reveal the designs on our blogs with a little blog hop (yes you must have a blog) on April 7. 4 weeks should be a good amount of time, I hope.


I will take entries from any country. If non-US participants want to enter, they can do it at their own discretion. The blog hop will be April 7, and blog entries completed after that will be fine.


Below is the line up.  Most of the headpins have drop shapes, and 2 sets have a pressed disc shape. You will receive a random pair.


Please leave one comment on this post. Please make sure I can contact you somehow if you are a winning participant.
Come back on Tuesday morning to see if you've been chosen!
Good luck to everyone!

70 comments:

  1. I wanna play! I've never done a blog hop before, and these are soooo inspiring!

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  2. These are lovely! I'm intrigued by the idea that they have a balled end......hmmmmm, that definately would be a challenge. I'd love to play along.

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  3. Those are so cute! They kind of remind me of the munchkins in Wizard of Oz. Toss my name in the hat please!

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  4. These are so cute! I have ideas forming already. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Those are so cute! I would love to participate.

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  6. I'd love to play. I want to see if I can combine the head pins with seed beading :-)

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  7. Great challenge Lorelei. Sorry to hear you've had trouble with International post though. I ship and buy internationally from the uk and am fortunate to have never encountered this problem a week seems the norm at the moment - usually a max of 2. Appreciate it's a problem for challenges so good luck - I look forward to seeing what your participants create.

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  8. oh, these are wonderful! so whimsical and fun. throw my name in the hat, too!

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  9. I would love to participate! Her glass beads, enamel, and head pins are some of my favorites! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. this would be fun!! i can have several ideas already!

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  11. Wow, great summer brights so popular this year! They look fun! Stick me in the hat too! :) Happy Sunday!

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  12. What a fun challenge. I would love to play!
    Cilla

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  13. Balled ends, that's different. I would like to play, I need to wake up my muse.

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  14. I shy away from pretty headpins because I'm too worried I'll ruin it while wrapping somehow, so I'd love a chance to overcome my fear. :D I'll throw my hat in the ring. :D

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  15. Those are lovely. I would love a chance to make them shine!

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  16. I would be very happy to be a part of this challenge. I have never used anything like these before, and I think it will spur some interesting creativity on my part!

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  17. Surprisingly I already have a thought on how I'd use these little lovelies! Must be a sign that you're going to draw my name :)

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  18. I love Anne's stuff. I'd love to play along!!

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  19. Count me in - how fun!

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  20. Those are gorgeous. I would love to play .. So many fun ideas are floating around in my head.

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  21. I would love to be a part of this challenge! Cool that they have a balled end. Pick ME! hee hee

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  22. I'd love to take part, those headpins look great! My name is definetely in the hat.

    Ambra

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  23. What a fun idea! I'd love to play, already have some ideas forming. The balled ends are a challenge, but that's the fun part!

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  24. Holy Headpins Lorelei! I'd love to have the chance to play with these beauties!

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  25. ooo, what fun! would love to take part!

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  26. I'd love to toss my name in the hat. The balled ends are certainly an interesting twist!

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  27. Oooh la oui! I hope you pick me! This looks like a fun challenge, especially with the balled ends.

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  28. I'd love to play along - I love her headpins!!

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  30. I would love to have a chance to participate! Looks like fun!!

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  31. Very beautiful headpins and I would love to participate!

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  32. Oh these are fabulous I would love to create with them.

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  33. Those are very beautiful headpins and I would love to participate!

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  34. Since I only recently started blogging, particpating in past blog hops hasn't always been possible. Would love to particpate - these headpins are amazing and already have my muse chomping at the bit.

    Mistheword.wordpress.com

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  35. Beautiful headpins! I'd love to take on the challenge.

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  36. Oh my, what FUN! And, those headpins are just gorgeous! I'd love to participate!

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  37. I would love to play along!! What beautiful headpins!!

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  38. Beautiful and interesting design (what with the balled ends). I'd love a chance to play with a pair of those lovely headpins!

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  39. Those are really lovely. Miss Anne does such nice glasswork! I would love to play with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  40. What interesting headpins. I'd love to be included.

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  41. I have never worked with the glass headpins and would love to put my name in the hat :)

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  42. Please pick me. I would love to work with these beautiful headpins. Thanks for the chance.

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  43. I absolutely love lampwork headpins! I'm thrilled you've opened the challenge up beyond the US too :-) A beautiful selection you have there. And I know I will enjoy seeing what everyone has made even if I'm not lucky enough to be selected!

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  44. I would love to take part in the challenge. Please consider me!!!

    kelly.r.morin(at)gmail.com

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  45. I would love to participate. Please consider me!!!

    kelly.r.morin(at)gmail.com

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  46. What an interesting challenge - and a bit of a daunting one! Even if I don't get chosen, I may try and snag a pair to work with. But, I really have to think in advance with these headpins. No room for much "whoopsie".

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  47. I've never used glass headpins before and I love lampwork! I'd love to participate!

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  48. Oh my, would love another challenge with these beautiful pins
    I am in!,,

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  49. Wow those look like a buch of yummy lollipops...would love to partisipated...so nice to be able to blog agin...I missed it so much....

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  50. I have no idea but that would be the start of the challenge for me. They are beautiful. So I'll start planning just in case of because. :-)

    ~cryssT

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  51. I would love to take part on this challenge. Well, I am always up for a challenge!

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  52. Those look so yummy they should be edible... I would love to have a pair, even though I'm not sure about the balled ends - I do have an idea, just not sure that it would work.

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  53. Thanks Lorelei and thanks to everyone else for all of your enthusiasm. I have an out of town show this weekend but when I get back I will make sure I have some of these in the shop.

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  54. These are gorgeous, I would love to start participating in these challenges. My mind will be working overtime thinking about this just in case I am chosen!

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  55. I would love to be a part!
    Thak you for putting this together it looks like a fun challenge.

    Cathie Carroll

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  56. My wheels are spinning... I would love an opportunity to participate in this hop!

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  57. Oh my goodness sakes, how fun are these! It would be so fun to work this little loves!

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  58. Oh, my, these are awesome! I would so love to participate in this challenge :)

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  59. Count me in, I would love to get picked to participate! Those are awesome!

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  60. Oh, I do love messing with wire. got my fingers crossed.

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  61. I'd love to play along! Thanks!!

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  62. Love Love Love Anne's beads, put my name in the pot too please!!!

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  63. Wow! So pretty! Those would be fun to work with! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I love the little drop shape headpins. They look like so much fun. I'd love a chance to play.

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  65. Wow! So pretty! Those would be fun to work with! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. DESPINA3/13/2012

    oh, I love them!!
    it'd be wonderful to play with them!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  67. Joanna-Gloria3/13/2012

    I'd so love to be among the ones to create with these!!

    Joanna-Gloria
    yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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