Monday, October 11, 2010

Bead Trends & A Give Away!


My first published piece of jewelry came out in this months Bead Trends. I'm sort of tickled pink, especially because I don't really think of my self as a jewelry maker. But they had a call for jewelry made with art beads and I thought, what the heck. I make beads. Might as well give it a try.


This is the piece that was published. It's got one of my porcelain and bronze branch toggle clasps. It was quite exciting to see how it was photographed in Bead Trends. I love the beautiful photographs in that magazine. The staging and lighting is always superb.

So to celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! I've got a copy of the October issue of Bead Trends that really needs a home and I've got one toggle clasp like the one on my bracelet to go with it. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday at midnight. I'll mail this out anywhere in the world that the USPS goes. I'll get out the ole random number generator and announce a winner on Monday. And if I can't get that to work I'll have Alice pick a name from her dog dish. She loves paper. She'd love to pick a name.

And if one give away on a Monday isn't enough. Check this one out.



Mary Jane is celebrating her birthday today by giving away this beautiful pair of earings at Love My Art Jewelry. I want these for myself, but it will be OK if you win. So go check them out here.  I love Mary Jane's work!  You can see more on her blog and I highly recommend following her if you don't already. Not only does she make beautiful jewelry using her own hand made components, she writes about her thoughts and inspiration in a beautiful way as well.

Happy Birthday MJ!!!!!



I'm heading back into the studio to finish up a few bits and pieces. But after that I am settling down to an evening catching up on all of your blogs.  Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Beth said...

I love your bracelet and it is my favorite color.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Congrats! Your bracelet is lovely. What a nice giveaway.

Spirited Earth said...

congratulations..beautiful bracelet..
and of course i love MJ's work.

Marcie Abney said...

Sign me up! Congrats on the mag feature by the way!

mairedodd said...

congratulations on your bead trends feature! what a wonderful bracelet... and they can only shoot a great picture of a great piece... thank you for the birthday wishes and the friendship - good luck on winning! :0)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Congrats on being in Bead Trends. They do take awesome pictures don't they.
Shannon

stregata said...

Congratulations on your first publishing! Woohoo! Of course, I don't wonder - it is such a beautiful bracelet. Maybe you will need to reconsider thinking of yourself as a jewelry maker. After all, you can be both...

moonlitfantaseas said...

congratulations on being published!
I have been drooling over that particular toggle clasp, ever since I first saw it......sure would love to win it and the Bead Trends magazine!

sharon said...

A huuuuge congrat's to you LeAnn and a big hug! I have always loved your beads and your jewelry designs. You are amazing!
Thank you for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

Barbara Lewis said...

Congratulations, LeAnn! It's a beautiful piece ... and so deserving of having the world see your work!

TesoriTrovati said...

Isn't it fun to see your jewelry in a magazine? I never get over that, just like the first time. Congratulations! Lovely toggle too! Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lilla Jizo said...

What a beautiful bracelet, LeAnn! Congrats to you!

Nancy said...

Congrats on being published!! What great way to celebrate with such a generous giveaway. Thanks.

Jen V. said...

Your bracelet is perfect!! Love that clasp...congratulations!!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I saw your bracelet as I browsed through the issue at JoAnn Fabrics, but I didn't realize it was your first published piece of jewelry! Congrats!! And now I have a chance to win an actual issue...yay!! Thanks for the giveaway, and I love your toggles. I would also love to see Alice pick a name...you should do a video!

Judy said...

I was so excited when I saw your bracelet in the issue...Congratulations on your first publication, it looks beautiful!

Silver Parrot said...

Yay for your first published piece of jewelry (and what the heck took so long - should've happened years ago!!) The bracelet is just gorgeous!!

vintagebluestudio said...

Congratulations! That piece is great and deserved to be published!

Off the Beadin' Path said...

I was so surprised that this is your first time in a publication, but if you don't make a lot of jewelry, the opportunity doesn't come up so much. I hope this will be a regular category. Your bracelet and toggle make a great color combo, good for you!! How I would love a toggle like that, i already have a plan, just in case! Thanks for offering the lovely giveaway. also, I'm your distant neighbor in the Bead Trends category, Anything Goes, the all-brass necklace/bracelet piece. I'm honored to be in your company :)

Liz Revit said...

Congratulations on being published!

Shaiha said...

Congrats on being published! That has to be quite the rush. I haven't checked out Bead Trends but I think that I had better.

And please enter me in your giveaway

Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, LeAnn!!!! How exciting to see your jewelry in print! Your bracelet is gorgeous and I especially love the clasp. Thank you for this give away...I have a hard time finding Bead Trends - I even looked for it today. I should get a subscription!

Kylie Parry Studios said...

Congrats!! What an honor!

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations on being published! It was well-deserved and I hope you'll keep submitting!

Alice said...

A beautiful piece, and the clasp is amazing! I've never purchased a Bead Trends magazine because of the price, but I drool over them in the store (clean up on aisle 13), so I'd love to win this copy.

Congratulations on getting featured!

Lois Moon said...

The toggle looks great. I love the texture of the little corrugated beads. I too saw the Bead Trends, but didn't buy because of the price, but winning? ...That would be a treat. Congrats.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Little Sis,
Better late then never I think is the way the saying goes. Vacations are wonderful but I really hate missing all the great news!!! So here's my squeal of excitement, my way to go, high five, you rock!!! Your creations are always so incredible whether it's making beads, pots. or jewelry. You deserve all the recognition, and admiration you have won (earned more likely)!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.