May 30, 2010

Ten Days of Giveaways Announcement and Extra Links

 As yesterday's post was my 1000th post and I am approaching my 1000th sale on Etsy, I have decided to have a special 10 Days of Giveaways!  Why ten?  I guess because it is a nice round number that 1000 is divisible by and if I post 10 weekdays, it will get me through the Bead & Button Show, so I can have my posts ready ahead of time and have you entering to win cool free stuff while I am frantically running around and getting ready for the show, doing the show, and traveling!  We both win!  So Monday through Friday of this week and next week, look for a post telling you how to win something cool.  I will choose all the winners when I return from the show June 15th.  Feel free to spread the word and check back often!

And here are this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Looking to make some super-sized jewelry just perfect for a princess? Lisa uses large blueberry briolettes and a swarovski mix to create just that! Jewelry Making
Tammy ask in this quick poll about how you use social networking to promote you and/or your jewelry business.

Art Bead Scene
ABS is here to help you with your business. Check out Zazzle to customize your earring cards for your jewelry business.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Book Review: Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet

Beading Arts
How many people out there are participating in the Bead Journal Project this year?

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi's button maker is the reason for this new vintage image necklace.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
This week's Wednesday Wire is a free tutorial, "Matchin' by Wrappin'."

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Learn about the Raku firing process and see the results of Melanie's new Raku adventures!

Heather shares some time management tips for creatives.

Jean Campbell
Jean reviews Kate McKinnon's wonderful new addition, Sculptural Metal Clay.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Jean is delighted to review Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert! You will LOVE this book which focuses on wire and art beads!

Strands of Beads
Melissa discusses the process of reworking a weak necklace design - the revised version of which now appears on the cover of The Best of Step by Step Beads.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Like Czech glass? Andrew hosts a giveaway courtesy of Raven's Journey. Find out how you can win these luminous beads! 

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.


  1. Lucky me! I got to be your 1000th sale :) Can't wait for the giveaways!! Have a great time at Bead & Button :)


  2. Congrats on the sales and blogging! Will the giveaways be open for us outside the US too?

  3. Gah! I won't have internet access much when at B&B but I guess my prize will be seeing you in person! Enjoy the day! Erin

  4. Marie,
    No, lucky ME! Thanks so much for getting me to 1000! You get a special treat of thanks!

    Thanks! Yes, the giveaways will be for international folks too!

    There will be a whole week or so of giveaways before B&B, so enter then! Looking forward to seeing you at the show!