Friday, February 5, 2010

First Friday Freebie!

Yeah!!!! It’s a give away.

I have been blogging for just a little over a year now and it’s been a wonderful experience. I have made so many friends, from all over the world really. You’ve all given me such amazing support and have truly nurtured my creative soul. Now I’d like to give something back.

This is the first of a bunch First Friday Freebies that I’ve got planned. Why First Friday? Well, one I like the alliteration of the F words (nice F words mind you). Also, the First Friday of the month is one day of the month I generally can remember. I don’t know why, but other Fridays can get lost in a drift of time. No I do not have dementia and I am mostly quite oriented to reality. Time just isn’t one of those things that always holds much relevance to me. So there you have it.

This first give away is for a mystery bowl of beads. It is a mystery because I haven’t finished firing all of my beads this week. So not even I know exactly what will be in it. But you all like a surprise, right? I promise it will be a nice surprise.

Now for the details. You have until midnight Thursday to comment here and you will be in the running for this beady goodness. Any ole comment will do. I’d love to spread this beady goodness around. So if you’d like another chance at this you can blog, tweet, facebook it. What ever you would like to do. Just come back and leave another comment about it and you will have another chance. On Friday next week I’ll randomly pick a winner. So be sure to come back next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Hi again. A couple of questions have come up. Everyone is eligible for this. I will ship these beads out anywhere. So don't hestitate to enter if you are not in the US.
Also if you blogged, twittered, or whatever, be sure to come back and leave me another comment so I can give you another chance.
Thanks everyone for participating.

178 comments:

Lorelei said...

oooh i'm the first comment! i hope i can win this!! i will keep my fingers crossed!

Silver Parrot said...

It figures Lorelei would be first! But, I'm second in line for the beady goodness!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Oooo, I'd love to win some random goodies! Happy Blogaversary!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Beautiful beads! I love the adorable birdies! I wouldn't mind winning them:-)

peacockfairy said...

Oh, how fun! Love reading your blog!

Pearl and Pebble said...

FAR-OUT! Freakingly Fabulous Firings For a First Friday Freebie! Sorry-little carried away there (1/2 lb. New Zealand licorice) but boy does that bowl of beads look yummy! What an awesome giveaway!!!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just blogged about your giveaway at http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/

SueBeads said...

I love your beady goodness! Thanks for having a giveaway!

Greer said...

What an absolutely delicious bowl of beads! I just know they want to make a trip Down Under

Judy said...

Anything you make LeAnn is true goodness! I would just love to win your surprise beads!

Judy said...

Posted to JudithBDesigns facebook fan page.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Judith-BDesigns/72933880815?ref=ts

sharon said...

Just stopping by to tell you how incredibly generous you are, and we have all found a wonderful friend in you! Please do not enter me though, you have been more than generous my friend.

bellajoya said...

Free beads, please!

Katie said...

Ooh! Free beads! Please enter me...I love your beads and would love them even more if they're free :o)

wyanne said...

Love your work! The aqua birds are adorable. I'm off to check out your etsy store now.

Rosanne said...

Oh I would love to win a bowl of beads! I fell in love with those birds too, can't wait to see them up close.

Spirited Earth said...

Frabjous Friday Freebies
great fun..enter me too ..thanks

Cindy said...

Oh how sweet of you, LeAnn! We all love a fun blog give away... and your beads are the BEST! :-)
Cindy

Francy said...

Such pretty beads! of course I could use a few of those :o)

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Wow, LeAnn! What a generous giveaway. Count me in.

I'm headed to my blog now to post about your giveaway.

stregata said...

Wow, how extremely generous of you, LeAnn. A good time to thank you again for your friendship, you have been encouraging me from the start of my blogging and I truly appreciate it!

Cindy said...

LeAnn, just posted your FUN give away on my blog! :-)
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Colleen said...

Rain Drops; Tear Drops; Hearts; Butterflies; Birds - oh my! So many wonderful beads! Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for your generosity.
Colleen

No Easy Beads said...

LeAnn, I love your beads and pieces of Art. That bowl of beads would look lovely on my bead table....calling to me make something beautiful with them. *grin*
Thank you for being so generous!

No Easy Beads said...

I just shared your post on Facebook.
Thanks!

TerriK said...

Lucky me! I saw No Easy Beads post on Facebook and now I get to comment and maybe win some beads! I especially ((love)) the heart-shaped beads. Thanks for the chance to win!

Knightwork Studio said...

I found your blog through a post on Cindy's blog. I would be delighted to win a bowl of your lovely beads.

Esther said...

extra générous!! wooooooow!! i cross my fingers!! good luck to all!!

Kathy said...

What great work. I too came from Cindy's blog. Loved the birds she was showing!

Patti said...

You make the neatest porcelain goodies! Thank you for such a generous give away!

Patti said...

I posted about your great give away on my blog.

pjclarkdesigns.blogspot.com

Triannas Treasures said...

I'd love to win, your beads are lovely.

Triannas Treasures said...

I blogged about your contest, please enter me again.

Snap said...

Your beads are so lovely! Thanks so much for this First Friday Freebie!

Lorelei said...

I twittered your giveaway!

Lorelei said...

I blogged your giveaway!

Lorelei said...

I Facebook announced your giveaway!

Fanciful Expressions said...

I've come over from Cindy's blog. Your beads are gorgeous! I certainly could make some beautiful jewelry with them.Good luck to all.

Janet said...

Your beads are beautiful! Im buying from you very soon I love your hearts! Ive just seen you from heathers blog! Thanks for the opportunity, Im blogging about it today! ox

Adagio Beadcrafters said...

ooooooh! Pretties!
Please count me in!
Love 'em!

Jeannette said...

I would love to have a bowl full of inspiration! :)

Doda said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to win this bowl full of beauty!

Jean Hutter said...

I would love to be in the running - the beads look just wonderful - you are most kind with a great give away.

Doreen said...

Woohoo!! Your beads are so wonderful! I would be honored to give them a new home!!

pam ferrari said...

Gorgeous beads! I would love a chance to win them.

Lois Moon said...

How beautiful...I get ideas just looking at that basket of beads!

Marie Cramp said...

LeAnn, how generous of you! I would truly love to win this stash!! I will facebook about right now so enter me twice!! :)

Marie

Patty said...

So kind of you to share your beautiful treasures ... I'm crossing my fingers!

Heather's Haven said...

oh! lovely! I just adore porcelain beads! please count me in!

cjvierow said...

Beautiful beads! I also saw several at your E-store I'm sure I need. Thanks for being so generous. CJ

coolmoon said...

OH! I love blog contests! And contests for beads are even better! Wishing me luck!

EmandaJ said...

Ooo count me in! Love yoour beads.

Emanda

coolmoon said...

I just posted your contest link on my Facebook page!

coolmoon said...

I also blogged about your great contest - check out my blog at www.babblebead.blogspot.com

Юлия said...

Please enter me, I like beautiful beads :)

BlueAntiquities said...

lovin these beads!
L-O-V-I-N-G the new blog
looks awesome!

Michelle Mach said...

A surprise package of handmade beads? How wonderful!

Cyndi said...

Just found your blog through a friend that makes jewelry. I make handbags and she makes beaded zipper pulls, etc. for them. I LOVE your beads and would like to win so I can adorn some of my bags with them! I especially love the little bird beads - beautiful!

Kindest regards,
Cyndi

moo04 said...

Hello Leann, read your blog all the time. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! Your beads are beautiful....someone will be a very lucky person!!

Lisa Caryl said...

Came over from Lorilei's blog. Your beads are so beautiful. Thank you for a chance to win some.

Erin said...

Oh, I'd love to win some of your beady goodness! Count me in! This will be my chance to make up for not receiving any of your lovelies in the BOC bead swap. :)

Larissa said...

OH! What a chance!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love your beads and would be so excited to win. Thank you for the chance.

Cyndi said...

Back again! I blogged your give away on my blog - bluebirdswing.blogspot.com. Thanks again for the chance to win some of your gorgeous beads!!

Cyndi

SharonP said...

Count me in for those yummy beads! I'm off to tweet and blog!

Molly Alexander said...

I've loved your beads from the first time I saw them - count me in for the drawing!

:-) Molly

Carol B said...

Put my name in the hat. I'm off to blog, FB and tweet you too!

Eileen said...

i'd love to have my name entered i this giveaway...loving your shop...it's new to me, thanks to loreile...

Carol B said...

I blogged about it here. http://carolbradleydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/awesome-bead-giveaway.html

becky said...

Love the idea,count me in please!~~Becky

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

I'm always in on a chance at getting a hold of some of your beauties :)

Laura Stewart said...

love the beads!

Kella said...

Got directed to this giveaway via Lorelei's blog and would love to take a chance at winning these, they would really add a great dimension to my jeewllery making.

Kella said...

Hedging my bets and posted at twitter to get another chance,
http://twitter.com/CreativeWishes/status/8731891329

fingers crossed and all that.

Angela said...

Living in England I don't know if I can enter this, but I would love to if possible!

cbeadmania said...

What great work you have! A generous Friday giveaway idea too. Thanks!

kat said...

This is such a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Jennifer said...

Your beads are *gorgeous*... what a fabulous giveaway!! :)

Jennifer Cameron said...

I LOVE surprises! And you beads!

Sarah said...

What gorgeous beads! I am already inspired :)

Barbara said...

What beautiful beads! I'm already thinking of ways that I could incorporate them into some gorgeous crochet!

Carol said...

O I am glad I found you!! I saw your shop mentioned on Silver Parrot, but when I searched Etsy I drew a blank. She really should use links! Now I am off to look at your Etsy shop.

PS pick me, sssshhhh

Jenny J-V said...

Thanks to Lorelei for the link!! And to you for your "f words" goodies!!! haaaaaaa Jen

Jenny J-V said...

I FB'd it, too! Love those beadies!!!

Snap said...

Zipping by again to say I put a link to your Freebie Friday on the sidebar of my blog! Thanks again!

TheEclecticElement said...

You do gorgeous work so I would be more then ecstatic if I won!!

Thank you for this chance :)

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

TheEclecticElement said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/TheEclecticE/status/8738045863

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

thelittlefluffycat said...

oh my gosh, how gorgeous!

thelittlefluffycat said...

http://twitter.com/littlefluffycat/statuses/8738215501

I tweeted - tweet me if I win! :)

coffeelizard said...

Your porcelain work is stunning. I am a bit envious of the New Brain. I wish there was one for me..not for a kiln, for me. Thanks for allowing us to droool over your pretties and also have an opportunity to perhaps have some in hand, if a Freebie Friday recipient. Warm smiles!

baileythebookworm said...

Gorgeous beads! I'd love to be entered for a chance to win them.

baileythebookworm at gmail dot com

Mari said...

Good Luck to Me!!! Keeping my fingers cross!

lebaron98 said...

Your gorgeous beads would make a friend of mine very happy. Thanks for the opportunity. Tweeting about it from @www.twitter.com/twittlededum Good luck to all the hopefuls. :)

Kathy said...

What pretty beads!!
I love those blues and browns. They will go with just about everything. I hope I can be the lucky recipient of these beads.
Kathy

sasha and max said...

Yum LeAnn ! How popular are you ! Please add me to the draw - I know that meand my designing cat friends sashie and mr max can put these to great use ! Vicki

Pretty Things said...

Oh my gosh. That's an amazing bowl of goodness!

Pretty Things said...

Just Twittered it (I_Make_Jewelry)!

Carol B said...

It's on my Facebook fan page too.

Lisa Martin said...

i would love to win! love the colors :)

Sabine said...

The Sweet Bead studio sent me over! I hope I win! Happy Anniversary...

Lisa Martin said...

i posted your giveaway on my facebook, and my blog which has been sorely neglected, but times are a changin' for that! congrats on your year of blogging success!

Carol B said...

I tweeted it (CBD_TX is my twitter alias)!

Mary said...

Thanks for the excellent giveaway!The beads are beautiful!

Mary said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lexy504/status/8742082683

Nancy said...

Sounds like a great giveaway!! Thanks!

Deb Wiggins said...

Love your work! This is a great idea and would love to work with your beads. Motivated me to look at your Etsy site, too.

Michelle said...

Who wouldn't love a bowl of your beads?! Thank you for the chance!

MoonRae said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your beautiful beads!! It would be an honor to use them in my work

Laura said...

Ooohhh...GREAT giveaway!

Michelle said...

I blogged your giveaway!(http://metalsngems.blogspot.com/)

Michelle said...

I Facebooked you!

Beads & Pieces said...

I love beads! You have really pretty stuff

yogavq said...

Just read about the give away on Lorelei's blog. Got my fingers crossed, thanks for the chance to win some of your goodies.

Vikki

Amanda said...

What a great opportunity! Thank you for offering this chance to us!

apinkdreamer said...

hi! i'm eleni from greece! i adore those beads of yours! you are very talented!please visit my blog too if you want i have a fantastic givaway too!

SharonP said...

I tweeted!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I am drooling in anticipation should I win! These are fantastic. Thanks for your give-away opportunity.

Lamar said...

I'm in, thank's for the giveaway!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I would love to win your beads, so count me in. mk

Karen Ellis said...

your beads are amazing... I am new to beads and jewelry making but you can be sure I'll be stopping in again. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your amazing beads!! Happy Blogaversary

Barbara said...

I love this giveaway idea!! What a great way to bring more visitors to your blog and get your name out there. Once I have more inventory in my Etsy shop, I might try this technique too. I'll be sure to mention I learned it from you. Thanks LeAnn. I love your blog.

Boot ~C said...

beautiful beads! I love First Fridays, in college the arts center always had a little 'do' on them. Congratulations on your year, many more to you :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog: http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/

TesoriTrovati said...

Great giveaway! You are a generous soul.
Thanks!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Fiona said...

What lovely beads. I make silver jewellery and these would be beautiful to incorporate into a piece. I'll be back to check next week. www.tizduster.typepad.com

Wireworked said...

Your beads are beautiful. I have to blog about them right now and I will be back!

Wireworked said...

LeAnn, I posted about your generous giveaway on my blog http://wireworked.blogspot.com/2010/02/viveaway-at-summer-studio.html
I hope I win your gorgeous beads!
Thanks
~Sally

Liz Revit said...

Hi, Leann. My friend Sally blogged about your beads, so I'm here to check them out and would love a chance to win them. They're beautiful!

I'll check out your etsy store too.

Feel free to stop by my blog and participate in the "One World One Heart" giveaway.

Will be back to visit again. See you again!

rxkatie said...

Oooh, what beautiful beads! Pick me! Pick me!

Ann Morrell said...

Since I am rather new to beading and have really only sewn with seed beads..the idea of having some real hand made beads in my possession is a wonderful thought.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'd love to be entered - if I win, I see a lot of really nice stitch markers in my future!

WondrousStrange said...

so generous..beautiful beads...wonderful giveaway...please include me!

Sweet Pea said...

Wow, that's so cool you're shipping your beads anywhere!! I think the beads are georgous and I'll definitely blog about it!!

Jamie said...

No matter what you make - your designs are wonderful - I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Jamie

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Wow, you have a lot of comments! Good for you :) I would absolutely LOVE to win this awesome bowl of beads!! ...And the bowl they are in, lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! Can't wait to get my birds from you :)

Lisa

Susanm said...

I love mystery beads!

Edie said...

I would love to have these pretties in my pocketses!

edie
channelling my inner Golum

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Blogged about your giveaway here:

http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/haity-by-hand-giveaways-bead-soup.html

And posted a link to the post on Facebook and Twitter :)

Summer said...

tweeted! (from @summerblues)

Summer said...

Hmmm, I thought I had commented before, but apparently not. So here's a comment! *praying to the chaotic gods of the random number generator*

Abeille à miel said...

Your beads are absolutely beautiful!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Eeeeee Gads!!!!

141 posts since Friday. Wow kiddo you have quite the WELL EARNED reputation!!! Everyone wants a chance to own Summer Studio beads!!!! And guess what so do I!!!! So you can just put me at the top of the list cuz I can feel all the good karma shifting over to my part of the continent!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

One Sheep said...

Your work is stunning, please enter me. Thanks for the chane to win some beautiful beads.

EVA SB said...

These are lovely bead.

Thanks for making the giveaway international

EVA SB said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/8806355466

mairedodd said...

look how many people love your work!! you are so deserving of the devotion - count me in!! :0)

Alice said...

Oh Sweet! I'd love to win your lovely beads. Crossing my fingers that I'm the winner. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
Alice

knittingdancer said...

I just love that bowl of beads. The beads are beautiful. We celebrate First Fridays in the downtown area of Florence. All of the stores and different vendors set up booth on the sidewalks of Court Street. They have entertainment some time.

ikkinlala said...

Your beads are so pretty!

kelleysbeads said...

I love that you felt the need to specify they were only nice F words :)

Carlene said...

Wow, what a generous give-away! And what great beads. Count me in :)

kelleysbeads said...

I blogged about it here :) http://kelleysbeads.blogspot.com/2010/02/check-out-summers-studio-bead-giveaway.html

Birgit said...

Hi there,

The beads are just wonderful -- thanks for this great chance! :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
swappinghowdies@yahoo.de

Birgit said...

Hi again,

I put a link and picture of your awesome giveaway on the side bar of my blog -- gotta spread the word!

-- Birgit

Nesiejean said...

Oh what I could make with your gorgeous beads! Hope I win!

Layney Dasher said...

Ohhh, so I would love to have some of your goodies! thanks to Lorelei for letting me know thorugh her blog about the giveaway. I will put it on my FB and Twitter acct. as well. Hope I win!

Layne

littlepurpleroom said...

Fewer things I like more than beads...surprises are one of them.

I love whats in the bowl so anything thats even close would be grand.

I make jewelry and I went to your Etsy to look for a pair of aqua birds, but did not see any. Will you have any in your shop this month?

Come on by Turn Left at the Pigs if you like, I am having a giveaway and am in the One World One Heart blog event till the 15th.

Diane

Penny said...

Hi there, I am a new blogger and beader and would love to win some free beads. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

copperpenny12(at)hotmail(dot)com

Penny

Debbie said...

Great beads. Love your stuff! Keep up the good work.

Sweet Pea said...

I sent out a forward for your blog and the giveaway!!!

Sweet Pea said...

Ooh, I also put the link for your blog on my sidebar!!

Sweet Pea said...

Ooh, I also put the link for your blog on my sidebar!!

Regina said...

I am # 163! love your bead creations and would love to create with them. How generous and what a collection!

Leone said...

Beautiful beads, I would love a chance to win. Thank you for such a generous give away.

Michelle said...

OMG! What a fantastic giveaway!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Doreen said...

Hi again, Leann! I blogged about your giveaway. Please enter me again :)

http://doreenwilley.blogspot.com/2010/02/little-birdie-told-me-summers-studio-is.html

Pearl and Pebble said...

Hi Leann! I just blogged about your scrumptious bowl of beads!!!

Marianna said...

ohhhhhhh a bowl full of your yummy gorgeous beads! what could be better?!

moonlitfantaseas said...

mine ! mine! mine! come to me my pretties........... would so love to give those pretty beads a nice new home!! seriously they are lovely

Julianna Cannon said...

GIMME THAT!
Beautiful ceramic work!

susan said...

Wow-
Lucky us- and so generous of you to share these beauties with us!
Please pick me- would love to make something beautiful with them.
Susan

pam q said...

Oh, I love surprises!!!

Sign me up for a chance to win your bowl of lovely beads!

Thanks!

Kate said...

I'd love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway! I am in the middle of my Thoughtful Thursday post and will blog it then, then give a tweet too! Will be back to let you know I have!

Thanks!

nannie said...

i admit this is my first visit to your blog,but, i like what i see.win or not i will be back.i would love to win though your bead are fab......

Chelsea Girl Designs said...

Beautiful beads. Love your work!

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes and hoping they become mine!Beautiful!

Maggie said...

I just love your beads and I have had fun with the ones I have ordered

BeaderBubbe said...

Beads, beads and oh, more beads. Cant get enough of them....all so lovely....