March 5, 2012

Hillovely

 I was recently contacted by Hilla Bushari of Hillovely from Israel, asking me if she was to send me some of her handmade beads, if I could create a necklace for her using the beads. I checked out her Etsy shop and agreed to do it. I received Hilla's packages on Saturday morning.  First of all she sent some gifts, this first photo, above. Sweet little houses and a wall plaque! So sweet, I have a spot picked out in my bedroom for the plaque already!

She sent beads and beads and MORE beads!  Sweet little house connectors and disc connectors....


Some shiny leaves and flowers, buttons and connectors....


Colorful discs, and more flowers.... (how does she know I have a thing for flowers!?)


Awesome donut style pendants....


 Love the mix of color and silver on these pendants....


And a bag of mixed beads, all types. Just get a load of that detail on those!? WOW!


And some bracelet bar connectors too...


 She sent me a bag of orange and green flowers- and asked if I could pick from those for her necklace. She sent so many beads, I could not just make one. So I made her three, using each flower! She had given me some links of some of her favorite past necklaces I've created, so using that information, I created 3 different pieces for her in a colorful palette.  I hope she likes them, I sent her the photos and am waiting to hear back from her.


Well I have to share the Hilla LOVE! So I pulled out some beads and am having a giveaway here! Below you will see the collection of beads I chose.  Please leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway. If you wish to share the giveaway with your friends, you'll get extra entries for Twitter, Facebook, and Blog entries. Just leave an additional comment for each social media share!  I will pick a random winner on Wednesday morning March 7th.  Good Luck!



110 comments:

  1. Wow, her beads are just beautiful! I love all the bright colors and wonderful textures! I'm headed off now to check out her site.

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  2. So pretty! I'm inspired... but I think the link you included is broken. I can't find Hillovely!

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  3. Those beads are awesome! Hard to choose my favorite...the flowers and leaves look especially cute though. Thanks for sharing your goodies!

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  4. Wow! The colors are so vibrant! I am sure she will love the pieces you created for her, who wouldn't? I love the addition of the green ribbed bead on the one with the dangling butterfly. Great job!

    Ann
    http://mycriticaleye.com

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  5. Her beads are wonderful. So colorful and happy. Your pieces are beautiful. thanks for the chance.

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  6. I love these beads. The colors are so much fun and they have a whimsical charm to them that I love. Checking out her site here as well.

    Also, I have a question. If I want to post about this on my blog (I'm pretty new at blogging) is it okay to use your picture and then refer back to your link or is using the picture not allowed?

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  7. yes feel free to use my image of the beads, no problem.
    thank you for asking Linda!

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  8. Unique beads indeed. So colourful and 'warm-feeling'. I love the way you've used them and would love a chance to win.

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  9. Have also shared this on my FB page. A girl can but try ;-)

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  10. her beads are beautiful! you are lucky to get to play with them! I love what you made for her, I'm sure she will too!

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  11. These beads are so artistic, I love them. So fun that she contacted you to create a necklace for her. Your stellar eye for design and her artistic beads; a perfect match!
    The gifts she sent you are really fantastic too (i love her tag). So generous of you to have a giveaway-thank you!

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  12. Oh my goodness!! I was giddy with excitement when you posted some pictures yesterday, immediately went out to look at her things! She does beautiful unique work! I would have felt like I hit that jackpot with that shipment! Congrats, you pieces look amazing! Off to share on my facbook page, Keepsakes by Kristi, as well as tweet!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  13. I think those are beautiful and full of detail! I just LOVE the flowers! Gorgeous! I think she will love the jewelry, all three pieces are beautiful!

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  14. I tweeted the giveaway for you :)

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  15. I also shared it on Facebook :)

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  16. beautiful colors. Would love the opportunity to create some jewelry with these beads. Now to stop drooling on my screen.

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  17. Hilla's beads are lovely & the necklaces you created for her are so beautiful! I'm off to check out her site now!

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  18. I have posted a link to your site on my blog www.lindysdesigns.blogspot.com. Even if I'm not lucky enough to win I'm heading to her Etsy shop to get my hands on some of these. I just love the vivid colors. Thanks for sharing info like this - it helps to feed my addiction (lol).

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  19. Hilla's work is just exquisite! The colors, the detail, everything just beautiful!!! The winner will be very lucky.

    Since it's the first time I ever comment on your blog, I would like to say how much I love your creations! Such an inspired and also inspiring work! Congratulations Lorelei!

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  20. Love the flowers!! Those necklaces are awesome, I'm sure she will love them.

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  21. I just shared on fb
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000668968876

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  22. Ellen Zerphey3/05/2012

    These beads are spectacular!! She is a very talented lady. I also love the pieces you have made for her, so fun and funky!

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  23. Sue-Lin3/05/2012

    I too headed over to Hilla's Etsy right away and purchased some goodies. I would love a chance to win those fabulous giveaways!

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  24. Sue-Lin3/05/2012

    Lorelei,
    I shared your link on my FB page.

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  25. Fun, fun, fun! I would love to have the chance to work with these beautiful beads!

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  26. Oh wow, these are incredible lovelies!! Such color and detail and what an amazing variety...wow.

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  27. What lovely beads! The colors are beautiful and I would love to participate in the giveaway. Thanks!

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  28. Beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to play with some color.

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  29. What a stunning array of beads! The necklaces you made are gorgeous, I'm sure she'll love them!
    I'd love a chance to win those amazing beads.

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  30. WOW! These are gorgeous. I love the colors and textures. What a treat.I would love to win to beautiful collection.

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  31. Those beads are beautiful! And the necklaces you made are gorgeous!

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  32. Amanda Leonhart3/05/2012

    Wow- I LOVE her silver and color pieces, also- I'll have to check her out on etsy! What a beautiful combination of tons of goodies she sent you!

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  33. Good lord! I am in love too, thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  34. KatieD3/05/2012

    I love these beads - so highly spirited and happy in their element. Love all the colors - the would go great with my wardrobe and of course I would share some with my sister!!
    thebearwoman2004@yahoo.com

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  35. Wow Lorelei! She sure did shower you with lots of cool beads! So colorful! I love what you created with them! :-)

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  36. These beads are really enchanting and the photos that you took really show off their coloring and details very nicely!
    The necklaces that you made with the flower beads are really delightful too!

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  37. These beads are awesome. I especially love the pointy flowers. The colors of all the beads remind me of an open market with spices, fabrics, rugs, etc.

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  38. These beads are really enchanting!
    The photos you took of them really show their bright colors and details very nicely too.
    The flower necklaces are fabulous.....

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  39. Betty S.3/05/2012

    The necklaces you made are beautiful! Love all those gorgeous flowers, too.

    Would love a chance to win some beads.

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  40. Wow! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing this new artist with us here - I don't think I've seen anything quite like her work! And please put my name in the hat :-)

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  41. I have facebooked :-)

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  42. Anonymous3/05/2012

    Been out of the bead game for a short time. Trying to get my inner spirit to cooperate in the creativity department. These delicious beads could just be the thing to get my creative juices flowing!! :)

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  43. Hi Lorelei and everybody!!!!:-)
    I'm sooooo excited!!!!

    I love love love love my 3 new necklaces! Thank you !thank you ! thank you!
    I am so glad to be here in your blog! I'm looking at your blog every day and I adore your design ,colors,and pictures, !!!and now my beads are here!such a honor!
    Here's a link to my website:
    http://www.hillovely.com/
    Thank you all!!!
    Hilla :-)))))

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  44. I love the variety in her beads - unique, beautiful, colorful. I found myself smiling while looking at your photos. Your necklaces are lovely too, as always. Some of her flowers almost look like crochet. So creative!

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  45. Her pieces are wonderful - unique, pretty, colorful. I found myself smiling while looking at your photos. Your necklaces are lovely as well, as always. Lots of ideas coming to mind just looking at those lovely beads. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. These beads are beautiful. I especially love the black and red floral. The necklaces you made with them are fantastic (as usual!)
    Well done, both of you.
    (shared on FB too)

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  47. Ooooh. Those are some of the most exquisite polymer clay beads and components that I've ever seen. You're spoiling your readers, Lorelei!
    And I love the second of those necklaces you created...
    I suppose this giveaway isn't open for people outside the US? I'm definitely going to reblog it for the attention of my US blog readers (though most of them probably know and follow your blog anyway), but I should mention if anyone else can't participate (I'm in Germany, too).

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  48. Your necklaces are great - I am sure she is going to love all 3. Her beads are spectacular. The colors are so bright and crisp - I am sure they would be so fun to work with. Thank you for the chance.

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  49. Wow. Lorelei, these are awesome beads. She sure picked the perfect person to create with them! I will be checking out her site. I am quite smitten with her style. Thank you for sharing the links for her site!
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  50. I love the third necklace you made!! It looks so happy!

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  51. Ooooh. Those are some of the most exquisite polymer clay beads and components I have ever seen! You're spoiling your readers, Lorelei!
    And I love the second necklace you've created!
    I suppose this giveaway isn't open to participants outside the US? I 'm definitely going to reblog it for the attention of my US blog readers (although they probably know and follow your blog anyway), but I should mention whether it is or not (I'm in Germany, too).

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  52. wow what beautiful beads to work with!!! The finished pieces are gorgeous!

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  53. Holy crap-oly!! So many gorgeous beads! I feel a need to go shopping, just in case I don't win the give-away! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. Holy Cow! You're going to be busy for a month! That's really fun, her work is beautiful and I'm sure you're having a great time creating your masterpieces. I love to collaborate with artists from other countries, it makes me feel so connected the the global arts community. The pieces you've created already are awesome! You're a Bead Queen Lorelei!

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  55. Oh MY!!! I'm in LOVE with her red and blue flowers! She makes such lovely beads. The texture on the round beads is amazing as well. I'm going straight to her Etsy shop and making her a favorite.

    Of course you put her beads to great sue! I love all of the pieces.

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  56. I LOVE her red and blue flowers and her round textured beads. What a lovely style she has! I'm going straight to her etsy shop to favorite her.

    Of course, you made magic with her beads. I love all three necklaces.

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  57. I'm sure she will love them all. Your pieces are awesome, so are her beads!

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  58. I just blogged about the giveaway. I feel like I've had a mini vacation! Such lovely pieces!!!

    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/2012/03/great-giveaway.html

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  59. love those beads! and that's such an adorable necklace.

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  60. just shared on facebook!

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  61. Of course she will love these!!!! What beautiful and unique beads she has. Wonderful post. Thank you:)

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  62. These are great beads with all the vibrant colors and shapes.
    You sure did them justice. I can't imagine she won't love them.
    Thanks for sharing your bounty!!

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  63. What a generous giveaway!! Your necklaces are so pretty and so fitting for Spring. I love the color dimensions in her pieces. A new favorite on Esty.

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  64. WOW her work is gorgeous...your work with her works is STUNNING....Would looove to have some fun new beads to get crafty with! I followed a link from Beth Emery's FB page! Thanks for sharing the excess! :)

    I bet she's going to FLIP when she sees your necklaces...I know I would!

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  65. Wow, lovely job! The necklaces you crafted out of her beads I lovely... and thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

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  66. swopemelmel3/05/2012

    WOW, Thank you sooo much for the chance to win. These are soooo pretty. I LOVE that midnight blue connector bar. swopemelmel

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  67. Anonymous3/05/2012

    Wow!!! Those are so detailed and awesome. Absolutely lovely. Stephanie G

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  68. Ooh, yummy! I would love to play with some of those!

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  69. I absolutely love these, especially thinking about the houses :)

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  70. Her beads are beautiful, so rich in color. She has chosen the right person to create wonderful designs with her pieces. And it's very nice of you to share your goodies. There is so much meaning hidden in those beautiful houses she created.
    'would love to own one of those.

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  71. wow!! what a selection...and awesome finished pieces!!

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  72. Lovely things, would be honored to win. Thanks for the chance. So much pretty in your work.

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  73. Really lovely work, a new favorite. I do love how you bring new artists to my attention...You really share the love! Fabulous necklaces!

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  74. These are so wonderful...thanks for turning us on to such a great find.

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  75. Lorelei, those are exquisite. I cannot imagine the fun you had playing with those lovely beads. I love all the pieces you created. I am off to check out Hillovely's etsy page. I just love finding a new artist.

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  76. Cecilia: I'm new to your site. A friend at the museum who knows I've begun beading sent me here. Thanks for blogging about what you do -- and do so beautifully!! You are my beadmeister now!

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  77. These are just gorgeous bright quirky beads, and I love what you have made with them. Need to go and look at her Etsy page now!

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  78. These are lovely. I've just checked out her Etsy site - love it! And what you made with her beads - so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Wow! I'm going to have to add this bead artist to my list of favorites! What colorful and fun work!

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  80. I checked out her store when you posted your necklaces on facebook yesterday! her beads are gorgeous! Thanks so much for having a giveaway!

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  81. You are truly an inspiration. Whenever I see your name pop up I soooo love to see what you have created next. From one artist to another, thank you.

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  82. Beautiful and so generous! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  83. Wow, thanks for sharing! Her beads are gorgeous and I love what you made with them!

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  84. These are great colors and textures! What fun!

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  85. OMG! I don't know how I've missed her shop all this time! Those houses, so cute! Love the wonderful texture and colors in the large hole donuts! And I could go on and on...I'm off to check out her shop. Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Yumm-O I would love to win these fabulous beads. How inspiring.
    Emanda

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  87. Wow! Hilla's beads are beautiful! I love the shiny flowers and the donut style flowers, they look like crocheted flowers. Her work is just so colorful, they make me smile :)

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  88. I love these beads. They are so fun and colorful. I love your new blog design too Lorelei. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  89. I tweeted about the giveaway. My twitter name is Stasha46.

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  90. I posted about the giveaway on facebook as well. ssg1106@gmail.com is my email.

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  91. I blogged about your giveaway also at: http://beadsbanglesandcoolgadgets.blogspot.com/2012/03/bead-giveaway.html

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  92. These beads are really fun. I like all the necklaces you created for Hilla - I would have trouble chosing just one.

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  93. I posted about the give-away on my FB page.

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  94. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to participate (suppose not), but I blogged about this giveaway anyway, just because the beads are so beautiful that I had to share the love.

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  95. Wow, those are amazing! You did a beautiful job on the necklaces, I'm sure she's going to love them.

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  96. Love the houses, so cute. And the silver and colored square flowers are gorgeous. She is so talented!

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  97. Wow! Those are gorgeous, she is so talented. I love the cute houses, and the silver and colored flowers are so pretty.

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  98. What a bead bonanza you received!! My favorites are the houses, that's just my thing! The necklaces you made are just brilliant, in design and color! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. Anonymous3/06/2012

    BEAUTIFUL beads! Thanks for introducing us to her and thanks for offering some of her lovely beads in a giveaway!

    Lisa Staten

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  100. I tweeted your giveaway

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  101. Wow! Beautiful beads... thanks for sharing!

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  102. Those are gorgeous. What are they made of? Are those glass? Some look like polymer clay. They took my breath away they are so sweet.

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  103. Oh how I love these beads....let me count the ways!

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  104. The necklaces you made are gorgeous as are the beads that she sent you! How in the world did you possibly choose which beads to use?? I would have had the hardest time choosing! Thanks for this opportunity and for showing us a new artist!

    Stephanie

    stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

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  105. What gorgeous beads! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  106. Shared on twitter @pugbeader!

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  107. Shared on blog: http://creationsbykari.blogspot.com/2012/03/bead-giveaway.html

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  108. Lovely beads. One of us will be very lucky.

    ~cryssT

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  109. These are so cute!!! So unique as well which is always nice :)

    Funky Monkey Girl,
    Jolene

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  110. Aw, crap, I missed the deadline! But I LOVE the beads, and what you made from them!

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