Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, TWO lucky winners will claim prizes! The prizes are sets of ceramic beads! The art beads come courtesy of California-based artist and jewelry-maker, Gaea Cannaday of Gaea Ceramic Beads. Each bead is lovingly hand-made from start to finish and is conveniently paired with complimentary beads to create the sets. I adore the earthy colors and subtle textures, and I appreciate the hard work that went into crafting them. Gaea is having a MASSIVE summer sale in her Etsy shop that is not to be missed! CLICK HERE to visit her Etsy shop.

To enter to win these lovely beads is super easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post WITH your favorite item from Gaea's Etsy shop. There are a lot to choose from!

Two lucky winners will be randomly selected from the comment section on this post on Monday (August 23rd) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it's not next to your comment already. Leaving your name facilitates easy verification. Don't forget to say what your FAVORITE item in her Etsy shop is. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: Want another shot at winning? All you have to do is blog about, update your Facebook page and/or Twitter about this Thursday Giveaway. Leave a SEPARATE comment with what you did for an additional opportunity at winning.

Extra Bonus Points: Become a follower of Gaea's blog and leave a SEPARATE comment 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 chance at winning these beautiful beads!

91 comments:

Janet said...

If I made ceramic beads Gaea would be my guru! She cleaned out my bank acct recently with her beads! Naughty girl for being so talented! This is a wonderful giveaway. I hope maybe to Win this time around...! Thank your the giveaways they are very generous Andrew ox

Janet said...

Forgot to say. The fave thing in her shop I would have to say is her Head in the Clouds necklace. I have Blogged about it (am right now) and then am facebooking it!

Yolanda M. said...

Love lots of Gaea's creations, but her floating hearts lately are so cute and unique.

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Love everything Gaea does but the earth and stars beads are extra gorgeous (so is the glaze on the mermaid beads bracelet). Beautiful giveaway beads! :)

Gaea said...

Thank you Andrew for your kind words and hosting the giveaway!

Sabine said...

I love the connected heart - the colors are fabulous! I also love the bead with the star pressed into it. I need to order some of her beads.

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com

Nally said...

The choice was so hard to make, but I think "earthy blue and brown" are my favorites.

Malin de Koning said...

I love Gaeas Beads! From what is currently available in her shop I choose the group called "Love Gem" as my favourite.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54187790/sale-love-gem-blue-heart-ceramic-bead

cherishdesigns said...

I love Gaea's work, so amazing and I really enjoy following her blog... Thanks Andrew and Gaea!

I love everything she has in her shop, but if I had to choose, I think Dark Beauty would be my favorite! Who can resist Chocolate & Blue!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53237570/s-a-l-e-dark-beauty-earthy-blue-and

Thanks, Kris!

Beth said...

I have been checking out her etsy store and am having a hard time keeping myself from buying. I think my resolve is sinking. I love her mermaid bead and the hearts.

Beth F

Spirited Earth said...

all gaea's beads are wonderful.
but i am really liking the new brown hearts.

Jenny Steinbeck said...

Lovely give-away items, thanks Andrew for doing it. My favorite from her shop is the floating heart pendant in dark green. Such a rich beautiful color! Best wishes to you.

Erin Strother said...

I love the "love and roses" set of beads, which is weird because I usually don't do the whole "girlie girl" thing with hearts and flowers. I think its the color scheme. Also the day of the dead pendants are very cool!
Erin

Cynthia said...

My goodness. It's like saying who your favorite child is! In general, I love the greens, especially on the darker clay. I guess if I HAVE to choose one: "Green with love". I like the green, and the crackle in the glaze - although I like all the matte pieces too!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Erin Strother said...

I just became a follower of Gaea's blog. Please enter me a second time for these sweet beads!
Erin S

Trish said...

I love the mermaid beads and the connected heart! Thanks to Gaea and Andrew for this giveaway!

Nicki said...

Absolutely the ceramic bone ring. I love the simplicity :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh I do so love Gaea's earthy work. I had her make me a skully necklace last summer to celebrate my birthday. These are gorgeous. You are a doll to feature them, Andrew.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

TesoriTrovati said...

oops. I am a follower of Gaea's too!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Abracadebra Designs said...

Wow, I just discovered your blog, and a chance to win some beautiful beads, right off the bat.
Anyhow, oddly enough, I find her day of the dead stuff extremely beatiful. I especially like the blue and tan pendant

Debbie

Abracadebra Designs said...

I am now following Gaea's blog.

Thankyou Andrew for posting her work. In the past I was a czech glass & glass pearl girl. Now I have anew awareness of lovely
Ceramics.

Debbie

Nadiaher said...

Magnifique travail et quelles belles couleurs!

bookworm said...

I really like the "My Star Bracelet", it's gorgeous!

Pam
bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Judy said...

Love her beads, amazing textures and colors! I just became a new follower on her blog.

Judy said...

It is hard to pick just one favorite but I think the "You hold the key" heart pendant is lovely.

Christine said...

Her beads are beautiful! My fave is Gaea handmade ceramic Head in the Clouds Necklace.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

MoonRae said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! My fav in Gaea's shop right now are her Day of the Dead beads.
Thanks Andrew!
Sharon
lunrei@yahoo.com

MoonRae said...

I am also a follower of Gaea's
Sharon
lunrei@yahoo.com

Cookin' with Ruki. said...

All her creations are so beautiful; they are so down to earth and natural, they give off such a relaxed feel :) My favorite would have to be the Star Shine chain and ceramic bead bracelet; it's absolutely breathtaking!

-Ruki

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh good glory I couldn't make up my mind on Gaea's beads!!!!Her art work is glorious too so I am going with the owl greeting card:D

Pearl and Pebble said...

I'm following!!!:)

Kiki said...

I love these beads! In her shop I love the little moonfaces, but the Head in the Clouds captivates me most of all!

Alice said...

Pick just one favorite? Hmmmm, that's difficult, but I would have to say the Connected Heart 'you hold the key' pendant would be my favorite.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Alice said...

I'm a follower of Gaea's blog.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

yogavq said...

I haven't bought from Gaea's yet, will check out the site. Would of course love to win.

Vikki

Boot ~C said...

I love her skulls~ so smiley:)

Boot ~C said...

I am a followers of gaea's already

Pam said...

Gaea's buttons have to be my favorites. My mom makes wonderful pieced jackets and a variety of ceramic buttons is a perfect compliment. Birthday idea! Yeah!

Jamar said...

I work in clay and her things are so well executed, creative and beautiful. It was hard to chose a favorite....I love her connected and floating hearts, empty frame pendants and the horizon earrings....but I think my most favorite is the earthy Red and Green floating heart pendant. It's almost like a heart leaf on a branch.
What a great give away. Thanks to both of you.

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Gee what a tough choice picking my favourite so I am going to mention two... "Mermaid Beads Bracelet" and the ''Connected Heart / You Hold The Key Pendant''. I just love the shades of green in both of these pieces. The Mermaid Beads have such a watery, summery feel to them.

Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

Karyn

Releases by Rufydoof said...

I am now a happy follower of Gaea's blog :D

Karyn

SolDucky said...

I also love the Opposites Attract / Round and Heart Ceramic Bead Bundle

SolDucky said...

Following Gaea's blog

Jennifer said...

I love the mermaid beads bracelet! Just beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I follow Gaea's blog.

Misty said...

I love the Connected Hearts/you hold the key. beautiful!

Cindy said...

Thank you for this give away, Andrew.... I've been a fan of Gaea's beautiful ceramic beads and found a few sets in her shop that I couldn't resist just now too... one of my Gaea favorites is the You Hold the Key piece. I love the soft color palette that she so often uses, as well as the character in the finishes.

Love Potion Design said...

Oh! Hard choice! I love Gaea Mermaid Beads and Chalcedony Bracelet. Gorgeous!
Thank you for this opportunity.

Antonietta.
lovepotiondesignatyahoodotcom

fisiwoman said...

Enter me! I love the giveaway!
My favorite item is Day of the Dead Skull Ceramic Beads.

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/21650579256

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=138034392905115

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

I'm a follower of Gaea's blog via GFC.

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Fakemirrors said...

Definitely the "Connected Heart / You Hold The Key Pendant" is my favourite, it's just beautiful.

Rose said...

The 23rd is my 23rd birthday! Hope that brings me extra luck :P

My fave item in her shop [currently] is this set of beads [http://www.etsy.com/listing/52602460/sale-wooded-dream-earthy-blue-and-brown]. I REALLY am loving the wooden tube bead.

Catheirne Pruitt said...

It's so hard to choose a favorite, all such wonderful little works of art.
I guess I would have to go with the Love Gem set, love those colors.

Thanks Andrew for all your hard work with the giveaways and promoting other artist!

Catherine Pruitt

Catherine Pruitt said...

I also updated my FB page.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000510051965

Creaciones Yeli said...

Lovely beads... hope lady luck is on my side :)
Thanks

Creaciones Yeli said...

I have blogged about it:
http://imaginativejewelry.blogspot.com/2010/08/andrews-giveaway.html

Copper Diem said...

I would love to win!

Cyndi L said...

I love her hearts the most :-)

Klassy Joolz said...

Very nice giveaway...Love her beads. Sooooo hard to pick a favorite, but I do like: Dark Beauty / Earthy Blue and Chocolate Ceramic Bead Bundle....

Klassy Joolz said...

I follow Gaea, too.

Ellen Stoune said...

So hard to choose... but the English rose set really caught my eye. Good luck everyone!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love all of Gaea's! I actually just bought a set that includes a beautiful goddess bead and I received them in the mail today!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm also a follower of Gaea's blog!

WondrousStrange said...

These are so worth envying! Wonderful colors...please enter my name in the give away!

Carol said...

Love all the beads and their soft colors. My favorite is the Connected Heart.

Patti said...

My favorite thing in Gaea's shop is the pretty pink heart bead frame. Very sweet! Thanks for another great giveaway!

Patti said...

I'm a Gaea follower!

Anne said...

Another great give away Andrew...

Deborah said...

Thank you, Andrew, for this terrific giveaway - Gaea's work is beautiful and I'd be thrilled to win these wonderful beads!

My MOST fave from her Etsy shop is the beaming-blue Ceramic Moon Face Necklace - it has a dreamy, ethereal quality that is so peaceful...

Copper Diem said...

here is my blog post
http://copperdiem.blogspot.com/2010/08/andrew-is-doing-another-cool-giveaway.html

Copper Diem said...

and I follow her too!

Regina said...

Love the beads, would I be that lucky?

Regina said...

I am a follower of Gaea's blog too. I think her framed heart bead is a beauty.

Tyne said...

Love Connected Heart / You Hold The Key Pendant.

tynebodennecklaces@gmail.com

Tyne said...

Gaea has a new follower!

tynebodennecklaces@gmail.com

Doris said...

my favorite item is the heart with key - i love it.
And i would enjoy to win the beads
greetings
Doris

Wired 4 Style said...

Gaea, First I want to tell you your beads and creations are magical and adorable. They are all so pretty. I am very fond of the moons n stars charms but the one that really speaks to me is the Luna Tarot charm. :) A big thank you to you and Beading Arts blog (where I found your blog).
Blessings,
Terry

Wired 4 Style said...

Not only am I following you, I tweeted your blog as well!
Blessings,
Terry

Kiki said...

I posted on my facebook! I hope I win, these beads are perfect for a prayer bead necklace I am designing!

swopemelmel said...

WOW !!!! What didn't I like. Everything is so cool. I would have to pick the English Rose set with the Face as my fave. swopemelmel@aol.com

quiltingjewel39 said...

All her beads are wonderful - her moon faces and skulls make me smile. I love the "Through the Wood" ones I think the best (but really hard to pick).

Rebecca said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one! I adore Gaea's work, recently put in my first order and am very much looking forward to my beads arriving! My favourites are many but I particularly love her turquoise and red sets namely Opposites Attract. Thanks for another brilliant giveaway Andrew!

Dee said...

The Free Love Necklace with garnet beads is my favorite item in Gaea's Etsy store. But honestly, it was very difficult to choose. I love most of her things! Just dreamy. Thanks for a chance to win something crafted by her.

Raida Disbrow said...

I love all of the earthy beads, they are so beautiful. I especially love the connected heart pendant. Thanks for the giveaway. Raida

cw said...

This is an outstanding give-a-way. The connected heart pendant is new and wonderful. The beads here are enriched with the earthy colors. ' love all her work.
thanks for the opportunity.
Chris

DK said...

I love the possibilities of the Ceramic wooden style empty square frame pendant. The colors on all the glazes are fab, too.

DK said...

I'm also following Gaea with GFC now.

Beadroe said...

I really like her heart earrings and the ceramic button. Great colors.

Cheryl Roe

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

Here is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/transaction/33299068 I loved it so much I claimed it :) Love her stuff! And your blog :)