Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will take home five terrifyingly terrific skull-themed jewelry components. The skulls come courtesy of the Skull Shop section of My Shop. The winner will win one boxwood Ojime bead, one crackle-glaze ceramic skull by Lisa Peters Art, one shibuichi super mini skull bead by Bob Burkett, one hand-carved bone bead and one carved blackened bone link pendant. The skull is perhaps one of the oldest symbols with a multitude of meanings, including mortality, eternity, vanity, rebellion, caution, mystery and defiance.
To enter to win these lovely beads, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this blog post on Tuesday (June 22nd) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it doesn't already appear next to your comment for easy identification. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: You can earn an extra entry by blogging, updating your Facebook page, and/or Twittering about this Thursday Giveaway! Don't forget to add your act of social media kindness as a separate comment.

40 comments:

Alice said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! That is the coolest skull collection!

Alice said...

Oops, forgot to leave my email address on my post:

thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Anne said...

That really is a diverse and interesting group of skulls. Pretty cool too.

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool give away! I can think of some fun things to use these scull beads in!

TesoriTrovati said...

Your generosity is unmatched. Thanks again for the opportunity!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Gretchen McHale said...

Love these beads, would be super inspired to create with them!

Susan McIlwain said...

Hello, I follow both you and Kate McKinnon because I am intrigued and inspired by how you both write. I love the natural flow in which you give of your thoughts and I love how I receive and respond personally to yours and Kate's words.
Skulls also have been drawing me in. I am yet to figure out my fascination. This collection of skulls are from a great group of Artists that I hope to meet one day.
Thank you
Susan McIlwain

June said...

Awesome skull collection!

Smiles, June

Boot ~C said...

I love the skulls in your shop, I lust after them fairly often. These would be a great addition to the skull stash I have, (My studio is day of the dead themed) I am gathering beads for a big cha cha skull bracelet,maybe....

Lorraine said...

What a great collection of Skulls ! I can see the potential of jewelry in them !! I've made a few Skulls in soft glass, still a work-in-progress for me ... ;)
Lorraine

terri said...

Hi Andrew.
I found you via Kate McKinnon's blog, but I think we may have met (at the Berks Bead Bazaar, maybe?)... you look very familiar. The skulls beads are awesome. I'll have to browse your shops to see what else is there.

terri

maneki said...

Skulls are not my thing, but my sis love 'em. More or less have a small skull bead collection by now. So I'm going to take my chance to win these for her. (It's soon her birthday after all.)

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

me likey skulls!

Lucreatia said...

OMG!!! I must have IT!!! I've waited so long... I love Your skulls. They are amazing and wonderful. You want to share them with us - it's really generous of You. I hope that I will be lucky one :)

Lucreatia said...

I must increase my chances of winning:)
Here's a link to my post on the blog about Your "Thursday Giveaway":
http://lucreatia.blogspot.com/2010/06/thursday-giveaway-u-andrew-thornton.html
Have a good day )

Sabine said...

Last year the Bead Museum in Glendale, Arizona had an wonderful exhibit about head hunting cultures. Not only did they hunt and adorn themselves with human skulls, but a myriad of other skulls. The use of skull beads is now what those cultures use instead of real skulls.

Ann
www.mycriticaleye.com

Anonymous said...

Too bad you're not also giving away new brains. I could use a new one right now.

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

Skulls are cool....I got hooked on them in Texas:)

put me in please...

funky.monkey.girls@hotmail.com

Jolene

MYLYNE said...

I have never come across such pieces from your uniquely awesome giveaway.

meeyeehere said...

very cute! I would love to have these little pieces.

Hannah said...

I've always loved skulls, and those beads are wonderful. I remember a pair of skull earrings I had as a teenager--they horrifed my mother, but I thought they were the coolest thing.

Hannah B.

kaozz said...

Oh those are wicked :D Awesome beads!

Andrea Guarino-Slemmons said...

I love skulls!! i will post your blog on my facebook page!

Sara Sally said...

I don't want them. (it's opposite day)

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

LoVe the collection Andrew. I've posted it on my blog today (sharondriscoll.blogspot.com). It was nice to meet you and Cynthia at B&B. And, of course, the new famous nephew.

Everyone will just have to step aside, haha. I bought a black Christmas tree at the winter closeouts - I'm putting up a "Nightmare Before Christmas" collection starting October 31st this year with my skull collection and these bad boys would look great as ornaments.

Anonymous said...

My dear friend David would love to add these to the skulls I've given him--including one I lampworked for him.
I found you through Andrea Guarino-Slemmons on Facebook and I'm posting your link on mine after I do the word verification, et al. Thanks and best.
juliettesterner@aol.com

jewelry said...

AndrewI love your work. I found you via Kate as well. And I do love skulls--real ones and bead ones.

stefanie steflond@swbell.net

snivli said...

И я записываюсь! Я могу об этих бусах только мечтать. Удивительно, но обдумывала на днях одну интересную идею, где без таких бус просто не обойтись. Если выиграю, обязательно воплощу.

maneki said...

...and I blogged about it too: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2010/06/2-x-giveaways-skull-beads-and-colourful.html

/Kristina

Robin said...

Wow! To part with such a lvoely selection of skulls is truly generous! You rule! Thanks for even considering doing this!

Robin said...

Opps! i forgot to mention that I found this through Kate McKinnon and my email addy is sparklein@msn.com

Anna Lear said...

I just discovered your blog and love it; I'm also a big Green Girl Studios fan. Now I'm gonna go see what that self-portrait thing is all about... yours are cool.

Amanda said...

Andrew, you always have some of the neatest beads lying around! It's really lovely of you to do these giveaways so often. :)

Debbie Spence said...

I love each one, they're sooo alluring in such a cool, funky way.
Debbie S

CraftyHope said...

Those are spooktacular!! They'd be so fun to work with.

SueBeads said...

Ooh, cool, Andrew, count me in! Thanks for having a giveaway! How's the garden?

Terry Biz said...

Can't believe that I almost missed this give-away!! These are so cool! Thanks for the reminder!
Terry
bizacat@yahoo.com

Geri said...

in the death....there is a celebration of life.
Thank you Andrew for offering these symbols to us!

Geri Anne Aranjo

Joanie Hoffman said...

Can I still be in the giveaway?
Thanks, I hope.

Crystal said...

I have been enjoying your blog and am looking forward to visiting daily!!
Happy Summer:)

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