Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will claim the prize of this gorgeous lampwork bead from Minnesota-based glass artisan, Susan Jones of Susan Jones Designs. Susan has painstakingly created this organic, ethereal-looking glass bead, which reminds me of the fantastical landscapes of Dr. Seuss, aquatic sea-life and the microcosms of cellular biology. Be sure to check out her gallery for more examples of her work.

To enter to win this lovely lampwork glass bead is easy! All you have to do is visit Susan's Etsy shop and comment on this blog post with the name of your FAVORITE bead from her Etsy shop. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (July 26th) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it doesn't already appear next to your comment for easy verification (and don't forget to say which of her beads is your FAVORITE). This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: You can earn extra chances of winning this stunning lampwork glass bead 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 to this blog post for your additional chance to win!

53 comments:

Alice said...

Pick a favorite--now that's difficult. But my eye was drawn to Bachelor Buttons.

I love the generous use of color, and the organic look of the beads! I'd sure be happy to win!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

steufel said...

Hard choice - but I think I go with Cacto Azul.

Emerald Window said...

WOW! I'm amazed at all her beads, but I think I like "Fire Flowers" the best. I'd love to create something fabulous with one of her artbeads.
Cenya

Janet said...

This is a Nice giveaway! I am drawn to Fiesta! Lovely beads! Thank you your very generous. I will Blog this!

Cheeks said...

Is not so easy to pick only one :) I did try :)

Cheeks said...

Somehow the name didn't shows on my comment.
So, my favorite is FIESTA:)

Ellen Stoune said...

Beautiful! Fire Flowers was my favorite too. That or Bling Ice. Hard choice!

Kim said...

They are all beautiful, but Bling Ice is my favorite.

Lindsay said...

Why haven't I seen her work before now?!? I love all of her "Nudibranch" series, but my favorite is Bali Dancer. I've always wanted to make a beadwork piece inspired by nudibranchs, and these are the perfect inspiration!

Hannah said...

All of the beads were beautiful, but my favorite was "Blue Night."

Hannah B.

WondrousStrange said...

Gotta be Serene. Love its simplicity and colors. Wonderful give away!

Off to tweet about this:)

WondrousStrange said...

Tweeting done...easy to do with such a lovely prize!!

Patti said...

Blue Tundra...to be sure!

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a beautiful bead!

terri said...

So hard to choose--they're all really beautiful! But I'm going with Green Velvet, just because I love those colors.

meeyeehere said...

canyon blooms is gorgeous too!!! I have never seen anything so splendid or so unique! I love these beads. I sure hope to win. Thank you!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/19313516570
I tweeted too!
Take care!

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings,

I cannot believe the beautiful work Susan creates and it is so very hard to make a selection but I shall give it my best.

Moon in Leo or Fire Flower for my daughter as it is her birthday today.

Thank you and I wish you both a wonderful day,
Egmont

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I also Twittered about this weeks giveaway at https://twitter.com/artistvandyck

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I also posted on FaceBook @ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496733349

I really would like to win for my daughter, besides these beads are works of a great master with a beautiful vision.

Jeni said...

Wow, what beautiful beads! It's hard to pick a favorite since I like quite a few, but I'm going to go with "Toxic".

Nicki said...

I love Serene, Cacto Azul and Blue Bay. Thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Hmmm...Pele's Garden (I always thought she was real when I lived in HI) or Mojave Mojo. The colors are just so vivid in all of the beads...It's hard to pick just one.
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Sabine said...

Wow, what wonderful beads. I like Serene.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49572591/serene

I took a beadmaking class a couple of weeks ago and now really appreciate the work that goes into the bead. I cannot imagine how she gets the little flowers so detailed!

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

Nina said...

Wow - thanks for introducing her to us. I like Road to Hannah, but really -- all her beads are incredible!

Monica Pena said...

I like Cacto Azul - he looks so happy!

Mel Lente said...

Wow! What a creative and prolific artist. After going through her gallery three times, I narrowed the choice to five selection. Sea Bed, Ganymede, and Ganymemde 2, Baroque, and Uner the Waves. If I absolutely had to choose one, it would have to be Ganymede. Really beautifuly work, really, really.

Erin Strother said...

they are all so dang cool its hard to pick a favorite! But I'd have to go with "green velvet." I'm a sucker for lime green.
Erin S.

Karen Dougherty said...

I'm so diggin the "comet" bead. Love her work. Thanks for the contest!

Elizabeth said...

I was torn between serene and fire flowers, but serene won as my favorite bead in Susan's shop. I'm usually a blue fan, but the shape and details of serene won me over. Beautiful work.

Trish said...

So many lovely beads! I'm going to say Comet.

quietlion said...

i love the blue night one!

Gloria said...

Gorgeous beads and a difficult choice. I think however Mojave Mojo is my fave!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

They are all gorgeous but I am partial to "Into the Atmosphere".. gorgeous colours.

Thanks for such a fantastic giveaway.

Karyn

Kokopelli said...

Hm, pick just one fav? That's DIFFICULT! But I think it's the Blue Jay.

Carolyn B said...

What beautifully detailed work. My favourite would be either Fire Flowers or Bling Ice, with Fire Flowers probably just edging it!

Cindy A. said...

So many to choose from, all so beautiful, I love them all, but if I have to choose one I like "Sea Bed"

MoonRae said...

I could NOT pick just one...they are all gorgeous!! I did narrow it down to "Green Velvet" & "Pele's Garden" Yummy colors!!!
~Sharon~

Angela's Glass Studio said...

I really like Blue Bay.

Angela

rockcreekcreations said...

I really like the bachelor's buttons. but everything is really really awesome!!

Heather said...

The Toxic bead is my favorite... but all of her beads are amazing!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I like Into the Atmosphere best...and "Susan Jones rocks"!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

Sabine said...

Susan Jones rocks... and she does!

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

cw said...

So hard to choose just one favorite. The colors in Comet are bursting forward into a necklace. Great possibilities.
' would love to own it!
Chris

Klassy Joolz said...

Well~~~it is so hard to make a choice as they are all so beautiful...but...I really liked "Fire Flower"~~~~

Creaciones Yeli said...

Her beads are beautiful. I liked the one named Comet. It was difficult to choose, I also liked Pele's Garden.

Yeli

Loco Mamsita said...

I have been coveting her beads since my first day on Etsy. What talent, I sit here and shake my head, the colors, the patterns, they are all so vibrant they jump off the page. I cannot choose a favorite, although her birds really made me stop. I think she has some Matisse running through her blood. I will buy a bead, soon!

Robin

cryssT said...

wandered over to her site and she does have beautiful items.

Cacto Azul caught my eye as the colors are gorgeous on the piece.

cryss

Paula Lee M. said...

This was a very hard choice, they were all beautiful. I finally whittled it down to Road to Hanna and Pele's Garden. And the winner is (drumroll please) Pele's Garden.

The colors are fabulous and unusual enough for me to envision using it in a fibre piece or beaded rope.

Shaiha said...

It was really hard to choose just one but I love the colors of Comet

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

pick one??? lol .............okay, if i can only pick one i'll say Fiesta:)

snivli said...

Если еще не поздно....

averilpam said...

How to choose??? As I have to I'll plump for Fireflowers :)