October 2, 2012

Bead Soup Book Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my entry in the Bead Soup Book Blog Hop!  I wanted to talk about my experience with Bead Soup and show you a sneak peek from the book.  Above is my "soup mix" that was featured in the book.  One of my Round Owl pendants, Lumber toggles, and four pumpkin accent beads were given to beadmaker and jewelry designer Jennifer Cameron.  She made an amazing piece for the book called Cabin Fever, which used all of these elements along with her own handmade beads.  I can tease you with a little peek here, but you gotta check out the book to see the whole thing!
Pretty cool, huh?  Her beads are gorgeous!  And they compliment mine nicely.  I love how she used the pumpkins on their side like that, it's really innovative!  That's the really fun thing about the Bead Soup book and blog project for me... seeing how others play with my beads and being surprised by the innovative ways they use them.  I am a jewelry designer as well as a bead maker, so I use my own beads in my designs all the time, but its really great to see others use them in ways that I might not think of!
 To celebrate Lori's Bead Soup book getting published, I am giving away one of my Nesting Owl bundles! Leave a comment here on this post and I will choose one random commenter to win this prize at the end of the Blog Tour on October 8th!  Good Luck!
 And make sure you check out the whole tour to see all the fun stories, reviews, and giveaways!

Monday, October 1st
Lori Andersonhttp://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Rebecca Andersonhttp://www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Barbara Bechtelhttp://secondsurf.com/wordpress/

Tuesday, October 2nd
Lori Andersonwww.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Kerry Bogert –   http://kabsconcepts.com/wp/
Melanie Brookshttp://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com
Jennifer Cameronhttp://glassaddictions.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 3rd
Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Diane Cookwww.rosa-josies.blogspot.com
Malin de Koningwww.beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 4th

Lori Anderson — www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Cassie Donlenhttp://cassiedonlen.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukichttp://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog
Nan Emmett  — http://www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com/
Lyn Foley –  http://lynfoleyblog.com

Friday, October 5th

Lori Anderson — www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Brandi Husseyhttp://www.brandigirlblog.com
Cindy Wimmerwww.SweetBeadStudio

Saturday, October 6th

Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Melissa Memanhttp://www.melissameman.blogspot.com/
Stefanie Teufelhttp://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 7th

Sharon Palachttp://sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Heather Powershttp://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintzhttp://treasures-found.blogspot.com



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.

142 comments:

  1. Lovely set! I would be overjoyed to win7

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  2. Lovely set! I would be overjoyed to win7

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  3. Lovely set! I would be overjoyed to win7

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  4. OMG - I love the owl pendant. I SO want to win this!

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  5. I'll have to get that book... it sounds wonderful!
    Your Nesting Owl Bundle would be a treat to win!
    Please enter my name. :)

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  6. I can't wait to see her full piece. I love your little owls and would love to win this set. Thanks.

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  7. Ooh! I absolutely adore owls and this set is fantabulous! Of course, it would be Absofreakinlutely amazing if these beauties ended up in my stash! Lovely work, all of Earthenwood!

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  8. Ooh! I absolutely adore owls and this set is fantabulous! Of course, it would be Absofreakinlutely amazing if these beauties ended up in my stash! Lovely work, all of Earthenwood!

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  9. Love this set! I've had my eye on your owls sets in your wholesale shop for a while & would love to win!

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  10. Love your owl pendants and having this set would be fun to create with! Congrats on having your owl set in the book! The book is so awesome with so many things to drool over!

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  11. Thanks for being so generous. Would love your little kit, it looks gorgeous. ;-)

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  12. What a great little set! Throw my name in the hat for a win!

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  13. I am such a fan of your work. I have not seen a piece I don't like. I would own them all if not for budget restraints. Love it!

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  14. Love, love, love that set. I'd love a chance. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  15. This little owl is very cute. This Blog Hop is giving me the chance to see so many pretty things. Thank you!

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  16. Love your beads! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the win.

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  17. Awww another super duper lovely soup. Your beads and focal pieces are some of my favorites! I love the owl (well that's my logo). The pumpkin beads - LOVE the texture and glaze. AND the lumber toggle is earthy, and I love earthy woods, stones, bricks and thing! I have to get me some Eartenwood Studio pieces!! ~ Shelley

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  18. Love your work. The owl is pretty. Thank you for your generosity!

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  19. OMG - I love those owls! Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful beads! So looking forward to the book arriving to see the whole necklace.

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  21. I love the soup mix you gave for the book. And how generous your giveaway is. I would love to see if I can do it justice. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  22. Oh, my goodness, what an adorable set of beads - I would love the chance to work with them!

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  23. I am drooling over this set of beads---especially the sweet owl. I would dearly love to win this.

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  24. Love the nod to nature with such a wonderful owl. to work with beads one normally wouldn't is great !!!

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  25. Such a wonderful set! And I love the piece in the Bead Soup book. I love, love! to win this.

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  26. beautiful beads! thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. Thank you for providing such wonderful beads to play with. I really had a lot of fun with them. The owl is adorable and the clasp so cool. With the pumpkin beads hole side out, it made me think of eyes...owl eyes. Which I repeated the eye theme in a couple of the beads I made for the necklace using starburst murrini.

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  28. I love the soup that you sent in for the book and the set you are giving away, both are gorgeous! My book should arrive today or tomorrow-can't wait to see everyone's creations! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  29. I haven;t read through my Bead Soup book yet, but your beads are wonderful. It is so nice of you to host a giveaway.

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  30. I'm so in love with those beads! I love owls! I would love to win them!!

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  31. Wow! What a sweet little set. That owl is something cute! Thank you for the opportunity. :)

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  32. I have enjoyed your wise little owls for a while now and appreciate a chance to win one of my very own!
    Congratulations on being selected to be published in the book!

    zanc@att.net

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  33. I love your beads! and owls have a special place in my mother inlaws heart, so every time I see owl beads I think of her and what I could make for her with it! would love to win...

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  34. Thanx for the chance to win these great beads. The owl is really cute. Lori's book is amazing.

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  35. The owl bundle is a hoot! Congratulations on being part of the soup mix.

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  36. OMG! I love your work (have bought some of your beads) and owls are my favorite!!! Please count me in for your drawing. I hope you have more of those cute owls because if I don't win, I'm going to have to buy some. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Valerie

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  37. What a fun fall inspired set of beads. Thanks for the opportunity to win them. Your beads are a delight and have me thinking of designs already. Love the peek at what Jennifer did with them also.

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  38. Owls are my favorites! Your beads are always awesome and I would love to win them!

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  39. Congrats on being part of the book! Your beads are beautiful! I love the owl, but I think I'm more in love with the leaves! I just love the color, detail, and shine they have. :)

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  40. Oh what one could make with your gorgeous selection!!!

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  41. Melanie, I love your owls and leaves! They are awesome!

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  42. What a great give away (love your beads, etc)!! I have Lori's book, and I do love the idea of swapping bead soup! I'm sure your ingredients made delicious soup!!

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  43. jennifer did an awesome job with your gorgeous beads! Would love a chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity...you are most generous!

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  44. I love your beads and would like a chance to win. This book is such an interesting concept and I can't wait to see it in person. Thanks for this opportunity.

    Cheryl W.

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  45. I love your work. Congrats on your published contribution to Lori's amazing book.

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  46. Wow your owl bead is beautiful, I would love a chance to win one =D

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  47. Love your beads! They remind me of fall weather, pumpkin patches, falling leaves. Beautiful!

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  48. Thank you so much for donating such AWESOME beads -- I love your talent with all of your beads and am grateful to know you.

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  49. What a stunning collection of beads. I love your work!

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  50. Soooooooooooo love your owls...it would be a joy to win your pretties!

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  51. Really charming, and outside what I usually work with, so it would be wonderful to receive these lovely beads!

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  52. WOW! What a generous give-away. I just love your beads.

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  53. Love your Nesting Owls bundle - so sweet! Can't wait to get a copy of the book to see all of the amazing designs!!

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  54. Love the nesting owls bundle! Would love to win the set

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  55. Now this is worth winning! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  56. What an exciting bead hop. You guys are sooooo generous. I would love to be the lucky one who wins your lovely owl bundle.

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  57. Those beads are all gorgeous, but that owl is fabulous :D

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  58. I just LOVE the owl and the beads that go with him. How awesome it would be to win, I could make such a great fall necklace.
    Sonya

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  59. Those are some fun and cute beads - would love to win them.

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  60. Oh, what a cute owl! And I love those leaves.. I would be over the moon if I won these!

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  61. Congratulations on being a part of this wonderful colaboration! I just love your Nestin Owl bundle of beads and would be thrilled to win!! And....I need to get a copy of the book to see all the great pieces!

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  62. Those little nesting owls are too cute. My daughter loves owls and I find myself seeking them out when I am out and about. How wonderful to have an opportunity to win some! Thanks!

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  63. Whoooooo wouldn't love a nest of owls?

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  64. I love the owls and the colors and the size of the beads!!! I just love it all. I am going to be glued to my computer soon trying to learn everything I can from all of the really talented people I am meeting thru this contest and the Bead Soup Book! I would just love to win your beads!!!

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  65. I just love that owl and have just the perfect spot for him to build a nest. And I just loved the Log Cabin recipe.

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  66. Mmh, I love ceramic beads even though I rarely use them. And I love owls. <3

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  67. Oh, I love these beads! That owl is wonderful! Thanks for hosting this and for the blog hop. It's really fun!

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  68. Who wouldn't love this owl, nest, and all the great beads to play with? Thank you so much for sharing your artistry with us.

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  69. The Owl is my spiritual animal, so of course, I'm going crazy over how much I love that owl of yours! :) Thank you so much for the opportunity to win that gorgeous set and of course congratulations on being included in such a wonderful publication!

    I hope I'll be able to get a chance to get a book for myself one day soon ^.^

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  70. Love the owl. Would love to create with these beads
    Lori8448@hotmail.com

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  71. I love your work, Melanie. I think yours were some of the first art beads I ever bought. My daughter is an owl person, I think I would have to make her something wonderful. Not hard with your goodies!

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  72. I just love the owl! Count me in!

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  73. Your little hootie is so super fun and cute! thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Wow, the way she turned those pukin beads on the side really is neat. It gives you a neat perspective of all the texture in your beads. Very cool. Thank you for the chance to win some of your amazing pieces!

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  75. Love ceramic beads!!! Thanks for the chance to win those amazing beads!!!!!!!!

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  76. would love to win. thanks for the opportunity!

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  77. I love those pumpkin bead on their side like that they look like little buds about to burst! She made a beautiful necklace, a great collaboration. I would love these beads to be all mine

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  78. I LOVE THIS OWL !!!!!!!! The whole package is so cute I may have to buy one if I don't get picked.

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  79. OH EM GEEEE I would love to have your beads! They are fabulous and I would have them play with some of my lampwork forest critters on an amazing necklace!

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  80. Oh my! Pick me Pick me!!!!
    Gorgeous set!

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  81. This is so much fun to follow and your gifting is a nice thing to do to one of us lucky souls.

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  82. I would like this adorable set!

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  83. What an incredible giveaway! I love your owls! I used one of your "steampunk gears" pendants for a focal in a blog hop I was in recently and have come back again and again to window shop. This is such a generous gift and I would so love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity to try.

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  84. I love your owl bead. So cute! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

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  85. Very generous giveaway! Would love a chance to give the owl and his stuff a new home in my nest :).

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  86. I would love and cherish your beautiful bead set. swopemelmel@aol.com

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  87. adorable~looking forward to seeing the book

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  88. These beads are so beautiful! And the owl is so cute!! Would love to have it.
    pepita.handmade@yahoo.com

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  89. thank you for this great giveaway, I love these beads!
    ciao dall'Italia

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  90. The owl is to die for- what a lovely give away. Christie

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  91. Those little owls are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win a set.

    Nancy

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  92. Owls are my favorite, and I love this earthy selection of beads! Pick me!! :)

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  93. Would love to win your a set of your owl beads. Like what Jennifer did.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of your beads.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  94. Would love to win your a set of your owl beads. Like what Jennifer did.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of your beads.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  95. Would love to win your a set of your owl beads. Like what Jennifer did.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of your beads.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  96. Would love to win your a set of your owl beads. Like what Jennifer did.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of your beads.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  97. This is actually day 3, but I am backtracking to be able to enter every day...hope it works!

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  98. i think this set of beads is so organic and natural looking. the colors are beautiful and i would not sell what i made from these! would definately wear them!! thanks for the opportunity.

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  99. Love all the creativity. Can't wait to purchase my copy of the book. How awesome.

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  100. I love the way that one bead can inspire another! This is a great mix of soup. It is fun to be traveling on this Bead Soup tour with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  101. Oh, WOW! I really hope I win this! The owl is so sweet and I love the pumpkin and leaf beads! This is a gorgeous bead soup!

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  102. Your owl is too cute for words! I also love the glazing on the green leaf.

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  103. Hopping by - loved your owls!!

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  104. What a special treat having a chance to win your wonderful beads!! Simply stunning!

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  105. How wonderful that you are giving away something so adorable and precious. Please enter my name
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  106. I absolutely love your Owl sets, what an honor it would be to have something similar as what is in the book. I am so thrilled for you and your story - thanksfor sharing it and the opportunity to feel like a part of this wonderful journey with you.

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  107. Love the little owl sets...gorgeous!! Would love to have a chance at winning these lovely creations!!

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  108. I simply adore your owls. I have wanted one for a long time. I would love to win an entire set of your beautiful beads.

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  109. Whooo ever thought of an Owl soup...great giveaway...

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  110. Love the owls and they are a great thing to share.

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  111. Thanks for sharing your talent! Love the owl!

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  112. Elena Adams (ElenaAdams1992@yahoo(dot)com)Thursday, October 04, 2012

    LOVE the owl and you do great work:)Thanx for the chance to win:)

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  113. I love those beads! Put my name in the hat too, please.

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  114. All these teaser photos are amazing! Of course you know your soup is rockin!!!

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  115. Oh the gorgeous owl, and the leaves, and the cute pumpkin beads, oh I love them all. I would love to win this set. Andrea

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  116. Love those beads--hope I win!

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  117. I would love to win those beads!! ;) thank you for this giveaway!!! ;)

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  118. I love your owl! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    baychriz at gmail dot com
    Bead Soup Mix

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  119. So pretty! The bead soup swap is such a great idea, I love to see what different things designers make

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  120. I love the owl, he just makes me smile :)

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  121. I love your creations! And, thanks for the chance to win your bead soup ingredients! I'd love a chance to create with them!

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  122. As always.. love your beads.. can't wait to pick up your halloween creations.

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  123. I love your work. The owl is precious. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  124. Love your Owl nesting bundle, Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. That Owl bundle is precious! Love the owl's little face! Those pumpkins are really cool. I'm excited to see who wins! Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

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  126. Would love to win this awesome beady bundle! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  127. Owls are one of my favorites! And this one is so cute! Has a sweet vintage look!

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  128. Wonderful giveaway! I would love so much your beautiful bead set:) Oh!
    Regards!

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  129. What lovely beads for some delicious soup. Thank you, I hope I win.

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  130. I would love to win these beads! So cute

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  131. Aw, Melanie! Such a cute giveaway! *crosses fingers*

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  132. I can't believe I missed this one! I would love to win your beautiful beads. I love owls and have admired your nest beads for a while. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  133. Thanks so much for the opportunity. The owl is lovely:) Many congrats!
    Holly (zeniswoman@yahoo.com)

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  134. The owl is gorgeous! thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  135. Totally would love to win this set! Looking forward to seeing the book! Thanks for a chance to win! melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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  136. I love owls and would love to win this set

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  137. I wanted to post after the giveaways -- your work is awesome! Love your beads in Bead Soup

    Rita

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