Friday, January 28, 2011

Bead Soup Sneak Peek and a Give Away


I'm pretty sure there is a definite kind of theme going on in the bead soup going out to Melissa. Here's a little peak at what went out to the post yesterday.

This is my first time ever participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson. There are so many many talented people involved. My partner Melissa Meman makes beautiful things and I love her use of metal and wire. No, I did not send her any wire.

To tell you the truth, I am just a little intimidated by all of this. Yes, you've seen some jewelry on my blog. But I really don't make all that much jewelry. So this is definitely a challenge for me. But a really good one. I love the idea of working outside of my comfort zone.

There is just a whole lot of love going around with the blog party so I thought maybe I'd celebrate that with a little give away. What better way to do that than with a bronze heart pendant? Tis the season after all with Valentines Day just around the corner.


All you have to do is leave me a comment by Thursday at midnight, February 3rd and this heart could be yours. I'll announce the winner on Friday. Please leave me a way to contact you if I can't do it through your blog profile. Or just be sure to check back on Friday, OK?

It's not necessaary to spread the word about this give away. But if you do, then come back and let me know and I'll give you another entry. This heart will ship anywhere in the world that USPS goes.

Happy weekend!

34 comments:

Laura Twiford said...

Oh LeAnn I would love to win one of your beautiful pieces, this heart is wonderful! I missed the signups for the bead soup blog party while in florida, was disconnected and when i got home I was so mad at myself for missing it! Maybe next time, have fun with it and i can't wait to see all the results!

Spirited Earth said...

i love your new pieces, melissa is going to be a happy beader..
glad you joined the Bead Soup Party..i don't make that much jewelry either..but this is so fun.

Kuutydruk said...

This pendant looks fabulous! Would love to win it :)
kuutydruk(at)gmail dot com

Marcie A. said...

Woohoo! Put my name in the hat...puh-lease!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Didn't get to the key pendants that were in the shop quick enough. I'd love to win the heart though! Gorgeous!

peacockfairy said...

Got my peacock feather yesterday - love it! And I'd love this little heart too!

Mellisa said...

What a sweet little heart! Love it :)

Judy said...

I am so glad you joined the Bead Soup, it is a lot of fun! I love the heart and all the love that goes into it's creation, have a great day!

Michelle said...

Lovely little heart with all the scrolls. And your bead partner is going to LOVE what you send her. The colors are yummy!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Michelle said...

Lovely little heart with all the scrolls. And your bead partner is going to LOVE what you send her. The colors are yummy!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Courtney said...

Your ingredients look amazing! And yes, I love you heart. thanks for the chance!

TesoriTrovati said...

Sweet! I would say that you could wait to ship my package that I just ordered from you to include this because I will surely win ;-) but that would be a bit presumptuous of me (and besides you have already shipped so quickly!) You are going to have a great time with the Bead Soup. So glad that you are stepping outside your comfort zone to play. Just have fun with it and don't think that this has to be some sort of grand stage that you are on. Whatever you make will be lovely because it will have your talented soul written all over it!
Enjoy the day, LeAnn!
Erin

Mags said...

Hi! BSP is a great way to find a lot of beaders and artists I didn't know... I just love your darling pendants <3
Friendly greetings from Finland

MaCarroll Beads said...

Lovin' the heart! I want to win!!!!

SueBeads said...

I bought one and I can tell you, they are PERFECT! Amazingly PERFECT! I would love to win this so I have a matching set! Or I'll just have to buy another!!!

Lois Moon said...

What a great heart. I love the vintage/celtic look it has.

Beth said...

I love the bronze pendant-- I have started working in bronze more and more- love the color

Beth F

Sabine said...

What a beautiful heart! I love the scrolls.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

Anna Lear said...

I just read your entry from Monday describing how you made this heart and other pieces -- how cool!! They came out just wonderful; I am so impressed with your creativity and skill!

Silver Parrot said...

Yummy! I didn't get to play in this round of "soup" because of too many time commitments right now, but I'm eagerly awaiting all the results. I think your partner is lucky to get such a great looking stash!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I'm sure Melissa will do wonders with her soup...and I bet she's got the wire covered, lol! The heart is gorgeous! Have fun with your soup:)

stregata said...

Don't be intimidated - you are a natural for this! You have so much talent!
Your new bronze pieces are so amazing.

steufel said...

LeAnn it is so great to have you on board. And you will have so much fun - because that is it what is all about: fun and meeting new great people! Love that heart pendant!

sharon said...

Your new pieces are gorgeous LeAnn, and the heart is lovely! Keeping my fingers crossed!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I got my heart that I bought from you yesterday and I must say it is beautiful so I would love to win another one (earrings?)
Thanks,
Shannon
This is my first bead soup too and I still haven't gotten any beads so I am pretty freaked out too!

Copper Diem said...

love that heart! so cute!

Pretty Things said...

Oh, the heart is divine!

And please don't feel intimidated! I think even "seasoned" jewelry designers feel a little flutter in their stomach when faced with being told, "here, use this". I know *I'm* nervous -- I have great stuff to work with, but my brain is blank right now!

Prairie Emporium said...

LeAnn, your bead soup from Melissa looks awesome, so much fun to work with. "Love you little heart".

Marian Hertzog said...

The BSBP has been so much fun! You will make something awesome! Thanks for sharing one of your heart beauties. I love it!

Mary Newton Designs said...

I love the heart and Melissa is going to be very happy with her soup!

Cathy said...

I always love your work. The bronze heart is beautiful.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am entering for my second time. I read your most recent post about your pipes freezing and I hope your pipes don't freeze either. If you keep the water dripping over night they won't (or shouldn't) freeze. We used to have to do that at a building I rented a while ago.
Shannon

Melissa Meman said...

that little heart pendant would go perfectly with my bead soup you sent :) Love everything!!!

Marsha Neal Studio (Marsha's Garden Blog, Marsha Minutella) said...

What a lovely giveaway! Bead Soup is everywhere these days... I should get on board next time - sounds like a lot of fun!!!