Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

To celebrate the four year anniversary of the blog, this week one lucky winner will claim the bead hoard shown below. The prize consists of dyed bone strands and shell chain from Bead Trust, artisan lampwork beads by Maria Richmond of Lost Marbles Lampwork, Tim Holahan of Fire Garden Glass, Stephanie Maddalena, Donna Johnson of Dancing Light Jewelry and Valerie Logan of Gray Parrot Glass, Czech glass from Talisman Associates Inc., chunky African glass beads from a shop in New York City, ceramics from Keith O'Connor and Peru, natural brass from Vintaj, carved stone by Dean Crane of Two Cranes, a rose gold plated aspen leaf, carved stone Chinese zodiac symbols, resin-encased bamboo from Priscilla Marban, enameled Mexican silver, a silver ring with a set pearl, and two bracelets (one with turquoise and coral and the other with color and mother of pearl). Made by me are polymer clay components, bronze clay links, and some one-of-a-kind shrink plastic components. This is a treasure trove of beads!

To enter to win this bountiful bead stash is easy! All you have to do is comment on this blog post. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this blog post on Monday, (August 2nd) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it doesn't already appear next to your comment for easy verification. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

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

Extra Bonus Points: Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment here afterwards. Becoming a follower is simple. Find the widget on the sidebar to the right and click, "Follow". Don't forget to add an additional comment for your extra shot at this HUGE bead stash!

Extra Extra Bonus Points: Make a purchase in my shop between now and the end of the giveaway and earn an automatic additional entry for every $10 spent. (For example: If you spend $100 in my shop, that's ten extra entries!)

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Stephanie said...

What a cool idea - resin encased bamboo - these are my favorite, along with your shrinky dink beads! Cheers, stephig13(at)yahoo(dot)com

SilverNikNats said...

ooohhhhhhhh so much to lust after!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Oh my goodness that bead stash is gorgeous! What a great anniversary gift for everyone!
I do currently follow you and I am about to post this awesome giveaway on our blog. Thanks for the chance to win this awesomeness!
Beth

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

What a beautiful stash. Opening that package would be like winning a lottery.

peacockfairy said...

Wow! What a prize! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Ellen Stoune said...

Amazing! Count me in!

And happy anniversary!

aljamie said...

Congratulations Andrew!! I'm pretty much a lurker and don't often leave comments, but this is a special occasion. Wishing you many more years of blogging...

Laurie

Erin Strother said...

Wow-that's an awesome stash. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.
Erin S

Cynthia said...

Happy 4th Anniversary! I am already a follower and loyal reader, though I don't comment too often.
This stash is amazing, and I thank you for the chance to win it!
Here's to another 4 years and beyond.

Doreen said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway! Please enter me.

Doreen said...

I just joined as a follower. Actually I have followed your blog with RSS for a long time. I just noticed I wasn't on your followers list...I am now :)

Alice said...

Oooooh, such a wonderful bounty of beady goodness! And the shrinky dinks--sweet! I'd love to be the winner!

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Mel said...

congrats on the milestone! And what an amazing giveaway, thank you for the chance to inherit some lovelies!

Mel said...

Oh, and I am a follower! <3

Alice said...

And I'm a follower of your blog.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Creaciones Yeli said...

Andrew,

Happy Anniversary!

You have a great selection of beads for this give away. I hope to be the lucky one this time.

Creaciones Yeli said...

Another comment to tell you I have blogged about it in my English Blog:

http://imaginativejewelry.blogspot.com/2010/07/andrew-thorntons-thrusday-give-away-4th.html

Creaciones Yeli said...

And another post in my spanish blog.

http://creacionesyeli.blogspot.com/2010/07/sorteo-de-celebracion-del-4to.html

Patti said...

What a fabulous giveaway... very generous! Thanks... count me in! Thanks for everything that you share on each blog post!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wow, wonderful give away! Please count me in and congratulations on 4 years. I am still on my first year with both blogs. I am already a follower and love all the links you supply as well. Connie

Creaciones Yeli said...

And I also shared your blog link in FB. I do not have twitter so I stop here.

By the way, I started following your blog yesterday.

Patti said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks again!

Creaciones Yeli said...

Again I want to say that I am drooling over all thos goodies.

I started following your blog yesterday, does it count?

Christina J. said...

That is quite a treasure trove!

Christina J. said...

I follow your blog!

Nicki said...

I will play along - this is really generous of you. Thanks Andrew.

Nicki said...

oh I forgot to say I follow your blog already, if that counts - but you know that already :)

Alice Howe said...

What a giveaway! Hmm... I'm hoping to be the lucky one. Thanks for a great blog!
Alice

swopemelmel said...

Wow what an awesome collection !!! Please add my name to the give away.
swopemlmel@aol.com

Kell said...

Hi Andrew. Please include me in this giveaway!

Kelly

kelly(at)beadativity(dot)com

Kell said...

Hi Andrew! I follow your blog!

Kelly

kelly(at)beadativity(dot)com

Patti said...

I blogged!

Kokopelli said...

Who wouldn't love to have that stash? I just became a follower of your blog, too.

Hannah said...

What a wonderful stash of beads! Happy anniversary!

Hannah B.

Hannah said...

Oh, and I'm a follower, too!

Hannah B.

SummersStudio said...

Oh, my goodness, Andrew, you are such a generous soul. Happy blogaversary. I've really enjoyed reading what you have to say and getting to know you and your beady and non-beady world.

Janet said...

Andrew what a truly beautiful and wonderful giveaway!! You are so generous! I think everything here is just lovely, so I have facebooked it and Blogged about it!! Thank you and wouldnt I love to Win!!

Klassy Joolz said...

I am "MAD" about this very gengerous giveaway...it is much "MUCHNESS"!!!!

Would love to win...Thanks once more for a great giveaway and Happy Anniversary!

Rebecca said...

Andrew, I am soooo wanting into the hat on this one! I am astounded at your generosity, as I am every week but especially with this one. Stunning!

Rebecca said...

And PS, I'm a follower!

Rebecca said...

and PPS, I blogged!!

Julianna Cannon said...

Happy blog-a-versary, Andrew~

I can't help but toss my name in the hat~ what a stunning collection of treasures.

Congrats on 4 years!

Julianna Cannon said...

PS. I'm a follower. ;)

Klassy Joolz said...

I tweeted about your giveaway~~~~~

BeaderBubbe said...

B.B.F. = Beading, Blogging and Following....Three of my favorite things....

Claire Maunsell said...

Happy anniversary and many more to you! Now I am following you...I still think that sounds a bit sinister, really.

TesoriTrovati said...

You are crazy cool, Andrew. We get to enjoy your posts AND we get to potentially win some fabulous prizes? I am hoping that my lucky stars will be shining on me (but truth be told, I am already lucky to call you friend.)

Congratulations!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

TesoriTrovati said...

I am a follower!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Marcia P. said...

Happy anniversary! Gotta' love it!

Regina said...

Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary. I received my Candice Wakamoto hearts from your shop, thank you. They are wonderful, looking forward to using them, though i have not quite decided how. Thank you for my free gift, love the generous selection of blue beads and my hill tribe silver fish. Thanks again!

Marcia P. said...

Now a follower too!

Janelle said...

what a lovely set of jewelry!

MoonRae said...

WOW!! quite a generous haul!! Congrats on your anniversary
~Sharon~

Janelle727 said...

oh and I am following you!

MoonRae said...

I am also a follwer!!
~Sharon~

rockcreekcreations said...

WOW!! What a cool collections of things! It would be wonderful to open and oggle.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Read all about your giveaway here: http://dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com/2010/07/andrew-thorntons-thursday-giveaway.html Thanks for being you.

Doreen said...

Hi again, Andrew! I posted about your celebration here: http://doreenwilley.blogspot.com/2010/07/every-thursday-andrew-thornton-has.html

Happy 4th blogiversary!!

Davinia said...

I'm also a follower and what a fabulous prize to win. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for blogging and keeping us entertained and informed and your luscious food posts and your fabulous self portrait posts.

Cynthia said...

Ooh, shiny things. How wonderful that you are celebrating by sharing with others.

Tami said...

Can't imagine you won't have hundreds of comments on this fantastic giveaway! I really enjoy your blog and your designs. Thanks for being so generous! Hope I am luck enough to win!
Tami Wiggs

Joana said...

Ooooooh! Shiny, sparkly pretties! And what a selection you are giving away! Generous beyond words, honestly!
Gotta love Beads! I'm addicted to them :)
Congrats for the 4th anniversary! I just started to read you a few months ago, but I'm impressed!
Hope you will share your thoughts and creativity many more years!
Jana

Copper Diem said...

Oooh sign me up! I'd love to win!

Copper Diem said...

And here is my blog post!

http://copperdiem.blogspot.com/2010/07/andrew-is-giving-away-heaping-pile-o.html

Copper Diem said...

and I already follow you!

Joana said...

And facebooked it too!
Thanks!

skygrazer/Christy said...

Wow - you just need a dragon curled around that treasure horde :)

Releases by Rufydoof said...
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Releases by Rufydoof said...

Happy Anniversary.. WOW what a giveaway... thanks for offering it to international bloggers too!

Karyn

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Oops forgot to mention I am a Follower of your blog.

Karyn

Gina Chalfant said...

Hi Andrew, Happy anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration, lovely stash, I LOVE those shrinkies!

Tina Holden said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the colours and shapes. Very generous give-away. good reminder for me to do one very sooooon (like next month, lol)
Thanks so much,
Tina
http://beadcomber.blogspot.com

Diana P. said...

Holy Moly Andrew! This is the king of bead giveaways!

yogavq said...

Blogging every day for 4 years is amazing. What a great give away, would love to win such beautiful beads.

Vikki

Diana P. said...

Facebooked just now!

Janet said...

Happy 4th anniversary. What a wonderful stash of beads - I'm drooling just looking at them. Please enter me in your give away.

SharonP said...

Lovely stash, and so generous! Happy anniversary!

SharonP said...

And I'm a follower!

Melissa Stardy said...

I want to win, I never win anything! :) I love your blog, I look forward to reading it everyday. :) I still hope I win.....

The Paper Princess said...

Happy Anniversary Andrew! You do not have to include my name in the draw for this giveaway - I am still basking in the glow of my beautiful Cenya brooch! But, I did not want to miss the opportunity to let you know how happy I am to have met you through your blog - I am always reading in the background, even on the days I don't have a chance to comment!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

Love your blog. Happy 4th Anniversary!

Welcome! said...

Happy Anniversary!!! succes for your blog and thanks for such lovely giveaway. Count me in, pls.... Have a happy day!
xx Dian

lorrwill said...

Well Happy 4th young Andrew and what a great 4 years it has been!

Beth said...

What a great way to celebrate.

Happy Anniversary,
Beth Farrell

Donna Wong said...

Aloha to my favorite teacher Andrew! a beader who has inspired me to make more and more creations. Much more years of finest beadery creator of the imagination. with more to come, donna wong...

judy2c said...

wow, congrats Andrew! great blog. what a terrific stash, very generous of you!

Cindy said...

Hello Andrew
Congratulations on 4 years of Blogging....that is quite an accomplishment and commitment! :-) Your giveaway is INCREDIBLE...thank you so much for the generous opportunity!

Cindy said...

I'm Follower #397...was surprised that I was not already a "follower"!

Cindy said...

Me again... just metioned this on my blog: http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com/
Thanks again, Andrew! :-)

Francy said...

Awesome!

Many more years.

Draven said...

What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate your anniversary...bythemoon@ymail.com

Draven said...

I became a follower too... bythemoon@ymail.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

congratulations on your on your four years of blogging! what a generous give away! would love to win!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I am also a follower

Cheeks said...

Wish many more years :)

would be nice to be the lucky one :)

Alisa said...

This is too lovely -- this time I can't lurk in silence :-) Alisa

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous! what fabulous bead stash you are giving away.....SOMEONE is gonna be VERY lucky!!!! :o)

I drop by now and then, but never leave comments.....maybe now is the time for change?

Am off to become a follower.....finally! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

hello gorgeous said...

SOOOO, am now a follower (yay!)...your 400th to be exact!! How cool is that! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx
P.S. I might as well blog about it now! lol! :o)) xx

Giogio' Art's said...

hello Andrew.. sorry for my english.. but I'm Italian..

I accidentally find your blog.. and I think it's very funny.. I will follow you!

bye,

Giogiò

hello gorgeous said...

and yes, I have blogged about it! {chuckling} I'm getting quite dizzee....never a post and now THREE in one day!! lol! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Darcy said...

what beautiful beads, I would love to win these, they would look awesome on a mixed media wall panel.

Darcy said...

I also became a follower.

horimarika said...

Wow! It was great even to look all the beads and stuff! Congratulation to the blog. I always like to visit You!

Jeni said...

Wow, what a cool giveaway-thanks Andrew! I enjoy reading your blog so I finally got around to becoming a follower. :)

Lois Moon said...

Congrats on four years! The bead stash in the picture took my breath away when I scrolled down. How gorgeous.

Lois Moon said...

I'm following

Lois Moon said...

I blogged about the giveaway.

Lindsay said...

Congrats on sticking with it for four years! Thanks for the chance at all of your awesome giveaways too!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

good morning Andrew.. I'm loving your blog your thursday givaway is fantastic .trying some of your yummy recipies too! have a fantastic day .

Raida Disbrow said...

Wow, this is a wonderful giveaway! Happy Anniversary! I just became a follower and I blogged about your giveaway on my blog havanabeads.blogspot.com.

Carol said...

Fantastic giveaway from a fantastic talent!!

bellajoya said...

Shrinky Dinks!! I had almost completely forgotten about shrinky dinks!!! My tiny little slightly-yellowed care bear pendants would be so proud...

Sara said...

Te acabo de descubrir a través de otro blog, me gusta, te agrego para seguirte desde ya y por supuesto me apunto, esos abalorios tienen mucho encanto y mil felicidades!!!!por el aniversario, esperemos que sean muchos más.

myheartcansing said...

Such a lovely assortment, my mind can only imagine what could be invented. Thanks for such a generous event!

Mari said...

What a giveaway! Thank you for sharing your art and other art!!! You're a generous giver person!! Thank you!

Mari said...

BTW I'm following you!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Debbie

MosaicMagpie said...

I am a follower.
Debbie

Jenn Walters said...

Oooohhh....I am excited beautiful pieces.

Jenn Walters said...

I am following.

Jenn Walters said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. :-)
www.twitter.com/JennLWalters

Roberta said...

Congratulations! Following, blogging, twittering etc.....

You are one of the few blogs I read every day!

Red Star Café said...

Happy fourth, Andrew! Your blog is a work of art.

Followed and Facebooked.

Jan at Red Star Cafe

moo04 said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a follower and would love to win this bead booty! Hope

NEDbeads said...

Just joined to follow - so glad I found you!!! What a great giveaway, how generous!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Your give away is so generous. If I won - I would think I had died and gone to heaven!! (bead heaven, of course. My e-mail is rmar261783@aol.com.

WondrousStrange said...

Pick me!!!Pick me!!!Beautiful collection...and I'm a new follower!!

WondrousStrange said...

Have re-tweeted...

WondrousStrange said...

And am an eager new follower!!

Clay By Clay said...

I love your shop and your blog, Happy Anniversary!
Jessica
Clay By Clay

Trish said...

OOOOOOOHHHHHH, AAAAAAAHHHH, Drooling worth giveaway!
Happy Anniversary Andrew!

Christina said...

I would love to win your treasure trove of beads! Especially the ones created by your own hands! Happy fourth bloggy anniversary. Your blog is an inspiration to create unique wearable art.

Christina
beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

Alesha said...

Hi Andrew!

Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win this lovely give-away.

I blogged about it here:
http://obtainingmercy.typepad.com/aleshakaysjewelryblog/

Alesha

Trish said...

I was already following, but now I'm official! Thanks again Andrew!

Alesha said...

I also became a follower today :) and subscribed in a reader.

Thanks again,
Alesha

vintagesusie & wings said...

Happy Anniversary Friend!!!
What a great bunch of booty to win! I'd love to be in the running for these amazing gifts. Thanks, Susie

vintagesusie & wings said...

PS: Also a new follower!!! :)

clc said...

I'm new to jewelry making and beading and would LOVE to received this stash!

pam ferrari said...

Happy Anniversary! I have been enjoying for years. Would love to win this amazing collection of beads.

pam ferrari said...

Ps I am a follower! I thought I allready was but didn't see my good and plenty picture.

Holly said...

Ackkk!!! What an awesome giveaway! Congratulations on 4 years...that's impressive, truly.

PS: I've become a follower, and am posting about your giveaway on my jewelry blog too. Thanks again!

Megilon said...

What a beautiful collection of beads!

Megilon said...

I am now a follower!

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!

I'm already a follower, but will Tweet about it (I_Make_Jewelry) and Facebook about it right now!

Fanciful Expressions said...

This is such an amazing give away. I'm new to your blog. Came over from Cindy Wimmer's blog. Congrats on four years of blogging.

Fanciful Expressions said...

P.S. I've also become a follower.

ViviBijoux said...

Happy anniversary ^_^ Virginie from vivibijoux.etsy.com and blog vivibijoux.com

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary.

I think just one chance will do. :)

one-eared pig said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the opportunity! (Two opportunites - I am now following your blog)

:)

Jessica said...

Congratulations on FOUR years!!!

Jessica said...

AND I follow you! Keep up the great blog!

Carlene said...

What an enormous amount of goodies you're giving away! Please count me in :)
Congrats on your 4 year anniversary!

steufel said...

Happy anniversary! And what a great giveaway.

steufel said...

Ahh, and of course I follow you!

sandi m said...

Andrew,
Can't believe it's been 4 years that I've been following you. Congratulations!
You are so generous to share these wonderful goodies. Wishing me luck.

sandi

CraftyHope said...

Happy anniversary!!! You are being awfully generous on YOUR day! Thanks :)

Marcia Antle said...

OhLaLa, enter me please. What a nice give-away! Marcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Mary said...

WOW!! Happy Anniversary... What an amazing assortment of beads to be able to design with. I am already designing with them in my head. So cool

lmagineme said...

congrats! celebrate yothe ur creativity!

beads are awesome. just lookin at them gets the creative juices flowin'.


ms. lilly

Linda said...

Andrew! Finding your blog, via Sweetbeadstudio.com aka Cindy Wimmer, was a gift in itself. I am thrilled to be amoung your readers and following your creativity. Linda

Beverly Herman said...

Happy Anniversary! Great give away for one lucky person!

Beverly Herman said...

I shared the link on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=692919180

Cheryl said...

The collection of beads are beautiful. The first thing I thought of was the beach. White sand, blue waters, drift wood, colorful sea shells.

ReBecca said...

What a yummy stash! Happy anniversary!

Chris Maj said...

Wow, that's Stash-Tastic! Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on the anniversary!

Chris Maj
http://www.facebook.com/beadn4fun
http://chrismajbeadn4fun.blogspot.com/

Chris Maj said...

Oh, and I just "followed" you and will commence to sharing!

Francine Michaud said...

Wow, what a lovely prize!

Count me in!

Francine

jody said...

Such pretty things! Hope I win!

Jody Hollier

jody said...

Shared on FB at http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=119032531454174&share_id=144029825622777&comments=1#s144029825622777

Jody Hollier

jody said...

Followed!

Jody Hollier

Jerri said...

Ok, I just have to try! Please. Let. Me. Win!

Evalie said...

what a gorgeous stash of beads ! I have to join the group for a chance....so many wonderful beads !

Anonymous said...

I posted on facebook, and I hope to win! Those are amazing beads!
~Michelle (isis.stormwing@gmail.com)

baglady said...

great giveaway! Count me in for this wonderful offer.

baglady said...

I now a blog follower too.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Someone will be a very lucky winner.

Happy anniversary!

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Happy Anniversary Andrew! Your beads are Marvelous!!!! I love beads *~*
One lucky blogger will get quite a stash!! take care~Chris

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

I am a new follower too for chance #2
I will have to spend some extra time looking around your blog!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just posted about your giveaway at http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I would love to win this stash. (Melissa Curran)

Melissa said...

I am now also following your blog. (Melissa Curran)

Gloria said...

Congrats. Thats a fantastic bead stash and I would love to win it!!! Keep blogging.

Trish said...

Think of the hours of creative play this stash would inspire! Ooooh, I want it!

Trish

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Wow, that's an incredible spread of beady goodness! The winner will be lucky indeed. Congrats on four years!!

Lisa

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am a follower of your blog :)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucid-Moon-Studio/127361617293195?ref=sgm

The Hole Bead Shoppe said...

I followed.
I tweeted.
I Facebooked (Kelli Burns and The Hole Bead Shoppe)
I Blogged.
I ate a non-fried twinkie in honor of 4 years of your blog.
xOxOxO
I love the picture but like seeing your whole face better.. just me.

Anonymous said...

discovering your site and reading your blog was like being transported to a wonderful new world of awareness. Thanks for being SO YOU and sharing with us.
Marsha
marshad2008@infowest.com

The Hole Bead Shoppe said...

http://theholebeadshop.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-my-friend-andrew-thornton.html

June said...

What a beautiful collection!

3 Peeps Designs said...

The orange beads call to me!

3 Peeps Designs said...

I posted on my FB page too

3 Peeps Designs said...

And tweeted

Heather said...

Ho can I not try to enter this one? Fantastic offer and great blog. ;-)

Sandy Spivey said...

What a wonderful idea for promoting both your blog AND your Beautiful Art! I look forward to seeing more.

3 Peeps Designs said...

Following your blog and following you on Twitter... I've heard of you and am glad to have finally checked out your blog.

Carol Dean said...

What a wonderful treasure you are giving away! :D

Carol Dean said...

Shared on my FB wall ;)

Jacquie said...

What a generous giveaway...would love to win..you are sooo talented! already following you, but will follow up on fb

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