Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will claim the prize of a five-pack of the NEW Katiedids! They come courtesy of Beadalon. These silver-plated components designed by author and designer, Katie Hacker, are ideal for customizing and creating personalized pieces. Use these channel-set components and fill them with polymer clay, resin, or with beads for truly unique additions to your jewelry. They can also be used as bead frames to accentuate your favorite beads. Check out Katie's website and her blog for more ideas on how to use the new Katiedids and if you'd like your own, swing by her shop.

To enter to win these lovely Katiedid components is easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post WITH what you'd fill them with. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (August 9th) 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 what you'd fill them with). This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: You can earn extra chances of winning these fun components by blogging, updating your Facebook page, and/or Twittering about this Thursday Giveaway. Don't gorget to add your act of social media kindness as a SEPARATE comment to this blog post for your additional chance to win!

30 comments:

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Wow we don't have these in Australia but they certainly look cool with endless possibilities.

I would fill them with glass frit (sealing it of course) and the place one of my glass fused cabochons in the centre - made with the same frit.

Thanks for a great giveaway yet again.

Karyn

Kell said...

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for putting together another great giveaway! I've been seeing these in blogs a lot recently and I'd love to try them out. I think I'd work with polymer clay in the channel, then hang a cool charm or focal in the center. I might also use them to experiment with resin.

Kelly

kelly(at)beadativity(dot)com

TesoriTrovati said...

I have been reading about these as well. Curious to try them out. I am all about the resin right now so I think that I would do something with that. And I would love to see if these could be colored first, with alcohol inks or something.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i think i would try to make a resin project. put a mini design at the back and maybe a charm embedded inside.

Doreen said...

I'd fill them with polymer clay for sure!

Alice said...

I've seen these on Katie's blog. They look like they have many uses. I think they would look great with polymer clay, but since I've never used polymer I would probably fill with a pretty paper and resin.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

would love to try these out, I haven't tried resin yet either so would probably try my hand at it with these!

Janet said...

Well I would fill them with fibers and some little small tiny swarovski crystals a few sprinkled in. Thank you for your Giveaway! ox

Regina said...

I have been eyeing these since I read about them and I thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I would line the grooves with silk and fill them with gemstone or crystal rondelles.

BeaderBubbe said...

wOW - WHERE would I start? fill them with resin and some seed beads....or maybe I would use my polymer clay and then stamp words in them - place on a necklace.....Fall is coming - wouldnt leaves, berries look great in them.....endless ideas....

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Hi Andrew. I read your blog weekly, but have never left a comment. Not sure why I have remained a silent reader but changing that today. First, let me say that I like your blog content. You write very spontaneously and that is what keeps me interested. Don't change a thing.

I envision using the katiedids for dried flowers and resin or perhaps broken glass in a mosiac like pattern with resin.

Cynthia said...

I'm very curious about Katiedids. I've seen them in other blogs, but have not seen them in any stores (yet). I don't have a plan, but I'd love to get my hands on them. Then maybe beads, polymer clay, fibers, etc.
Thank you for the chance to win them!!
Also, about your blog content - love the recipes, garden pics, kitty pics, beautiful PA scenery (I'm in PA too!). Just keep doing what you like!!

Sabine said...

Excellent! I am wanting to try these out. I may go down to the fall Best Bead show in Tucson and visit the Beadalon booth.

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

Sabine said...

Posted on facebook. Thanks for the great giveaways, Andrew!

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

Erin Strother said...

Hmmm. good question. I'm only coming up with resin at the moment, but they look deep enough to embed lots of "stuff" into the resin. If I win them, I'll let you know what I did with them!
Erin S

Anonymous said...

i would fill them with coiled copper and back with a larger textured copper disc. maybe dapped, with a patina, and big enough to cradle the whole thing. copper and silver, definately.

Stone Designs said...

I would love to see these filled with glass,what a great component!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

These bezels look really fun! I would fill them with polymer clay, resin and whatever else I could find to experiment with! I see they are available in Katie's online shop...I wonder if they will be available in craft stores? Thanks for the giveaway!!
Lisa

Nicki said...

I would wire wrap them with small beads and probably solder something on top since solder is my new love...
Thanks for sharing

rockcreekcreations said...

I would fill them with beads and then bead embroider around them. they would be interesting I think.

Elisabeth said...

Hmmmm...sari ribbon? "float" seed beads in resin? Love the coiled wire idea!

ss10001 said...

I'm wondering what they'd look like with stone beads inside and then suspended on a macrame cord?

Janice said...

I have this vision of beautiful crystals in them. Gorgeous.

Edie said...

I am thinking shards of acrylic paint(I scrape dried schmeers off my palatte and they look like textural flower petals) with seed bead centers...

edie
purpleone at gmail dot com

quietlion said...

i would fill it with polymer clay and rhinestones!

Kiki said...

I would fill them with polymer clay canes (handmade) and crystals.

snivli said...

Я вот тоже хотела бы снова попытать счастья в розыгрыше этих замечательных нитей!

Gail said...

I'm thinking that round glass pearls wound with ribbon -- white pearls with black ribbon in order to offset the silver of the component -- inset in the channel for a clean modern look with a classic twist.

Or, perhaps epoxy with micro glass beads varying the color so that the colors blend/shade into the other, but leaving the surface uneven to create a tactile feel of curves; then place it all on a long chain.

What would you do? :)

Gail Harlow

Coop said...

I work also with polymer clay and I have some interesting canes I came up with and I'm thinking the components would look really sharp with my clay designs in them.

R said...

Great findings to experiment with !
Thanks for showcasing different products as giveaways.