Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday Week Giveaway: Day Five...

Today is the fifth and last giveaway in the Birthday Week series! (I know, it's technically a "work week" with five days and not a "real week" with seven days.) The prize comes courtesy of my shop with a little help from my friends.

One lucky winner will claim this amazing prize! It's composed of LOTS of goodies! The skulls are perfect for Halloween or could easily be incorporated into some really fun, edgy jewelry! Included are several carved bone skull beads, magnesite skull beads, wooden skull beads, a fine pewter skull pendant from my family, vintage buttons, ceramics from Elaine Ray, a bronze skull cross from Candice Wakumoto, ceramics from Keith O'Connor, a shibuichi skull from Bob Burkett, a shibuichi skull and crossbones pendant by Lea Anne Hartman, ceramic skull beads from Gaea Ceramic Beads, polymer clay from Pam Wynn, a sawdust and resin bead from Priscilla Marban, a ceramic skull pendant based off of a New England tombstone by Diane Hawkey, Czech glass, and a long strand of quartz chip beads from Bead Trust. I've included work from some of my favorite beadmakers and jewelry artisans. Most of the skull beads are available in the Skull section in my shop (or will be available for purchase starting in October). Work by Keith O'Connor will also debut in my shop in October!

To win these beads is really easy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. One person will be randomly selected from the comment section of this blog post on Monday (September 27th) at midnight EST. Do be sure to leave your name and contact information if it doesn't already appear in your comment! This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

91 comments:

Malin de Koning said...

Hello Andrew, I want to win these! :-)

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

oh...love those skulls.
I want this too :)
Happy Birthday Andrew.

Lois Moon said...

I've got a Día de los Muertos design in my head already! Feliz cumpleaños.

moondepadilla@gmail.com

Just Hel said...

OMG OH YUM OH I WANT OH GREAT STUFF OH OH OH ... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ... I WANT I WANT I WANT .... Have I managed to convey yet how much I want this giveaway Andrew?!!!! (tx for the opportunity :)

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I love these too! Oh my! Such generus giveaways... Thanks!

Kokopelli said...

OMG, those skulls are to die for! Would love to scare the children on Halloween with a skull necklace. ;-)

K said...

Oh WOW!!! what an amazing selection, I simply adore skulls so shall be keeping everything crossed that I win these!

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

oooh I want to win!!!
Thanks for all the fun giveaways!

Alice said...

Wow, it's the mother lode! I'd love to win these beads!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

terri said...

Ooooh! Such incredibly groovy skulls!

Kristen said...

My daughter and I would so love these!

Thinking of you today!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Wow, what a great prize with Halloween coming up. Please put my name in the hat.
Thank you- Debbie

Spirited Earth said...

whoa, this is a knock out giveaway.
thanks for sharing all this great stash.

AST HRT said...

What a great collection!! Love it!

Indonesia Heritage said...

Thank you so much for giving me a chance to win your many gorgeous giveaway. Specially this one.
You're the person who celebrate a birthday, but you have already gave so many gifts to us. May your birthday this year gives you all the best for your life Mr. Thornton *amien*

"Lily" said...

I love these skulls! They can be used in so many different ways. Have a "Happy Day" on the 25th.

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Once again - a great giveaway!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

quiltingjewel39 said...

Wow - skulls and a tombstone!! plus all those other goodies - I would flip out. Hope I win. Happy Birthday - hope the week has been fun for you.
rmar261783@aol.com

Boot ~C said...

OOooo this batch would complete my skull bracelet. I've been compiling skulls for the last year. This isn't a halloween projest, just some everyday juju!(pick me!)

Trish said...

Wowee! What a great assortment!
A perfect extravaganza to end the birthday week giveaways! Thanks so much Andrew!

I hope the Kitties are all better!

Beverly Herman said...

Happy Birthday Andrew. I hope everything you do tomorrow brings you joy and happiness and all your birthday wishes come true.

Doreen said...

Verrrry Scarrrrry! Great giveaway Andrew. Thank you for having yet another. Hope you are having a fun birthday week. Those are some really cool skulls.

Kiki said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing treasure trove!
isis.stormwing@gmail.com

MoonRae said...

Any of the giveaways would be
fabulous to have,BUT, I so love skulls....
Happy day before the BIG day!!
Thanks so much for all your kindness and generosity, WE ALL LOVE YA!!!
~Sharon~
lunrei@yahoo.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

pick me!!! pick me!!! wow what a cool give away! the skulls are just too cool, I have never made anything with skulls before, but I know both of my kids (30 & 31) would love some thing made with these and it would be so much fun playing with this great collection of beady goodness! I feel very Golum like right now, I can see myself cradling these goodies in my hands, muttering my precious.........how weird is that.....

heather noye said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday week!!! Love the skulls :)

heather
heather@noyestudios.com

Lucid Moon Studio said...

These are perfect for Halloween! Thanks for parting with them!! Hope you have a great weekend and birthday!!

Lisa

Shari said...

I am creating an African themed cQ and I can see these little shrunken heads (skulls) on thre along with some of the warriors shields......please draw my name for this collection! What creative works of miniature art these are. Thanks again for the week of inspiration and opportunity.

Shari in Colorado
ladyjspice@aol.com

swopemelemel said...

Beginning to feel faint... Heart beating faster...Must have....awesome treasures.... please send my way...
LOL - My what a great give away, Andrew you are the dearest, sweetest gentleman. swopemelmel

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

This is an awesome set Andrew. I haven't anything cleaver to say because I'm just in shock. Add me to the "Oh please pick me" list.

sdriscoll@charter.net

rosemaryschild said...

I luv the great colors & the skulls are so fun! spierssusan52@gmail.com

Skylar said...

ooooh, how much fun are these! Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Sabine said...

I hope you have ben enjoying your birthday week. What a wonderful set of giveaways!

Have an excellent day.

Ann
http://www.mycriticaleye.com
annrishell@gmail.com

Erin Strother said...

Awesome giveaway today, Andrew!
Hope I win it!
Erin S

Kristi said...

Great Giveaway, fingers crossed I win. Hope everything goes good with the doctor!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Skulls, and blue beadies, my favorites.

Have a great birthday Andrew!

Peggy R
ppapaya@yahoo.com

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Happy Birthday, Andrew! What a great giveaway - Hallowe'en isn't far away, just enough time to make some fab jewellery with these beads!

AJ said...

Happy almost-birthday!

What an awesome collection of skulls! I'd have so much fun designing with these :)

Charlotte said...
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Susan McIlwain said...

WoW! Tons of comments have been left and mine is adding to the list. I know about you from Kate McKinnon's love and support of you. I am always interested in people and what they have to say, especially if they give us something to ponder. Thank you to you,Kate and many other people that are connected.
I would love the opportunity to have a skull to add to my collection. All the best
Susan McIlwain
Sumak Designs

steufel said...

What a great collection!

Mary Govaars said...

OH! Those are so fun beads to play with, I cannot wait to make some great pieces with the beads.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Happy Happy Andrew Day/Week! Love this prize. Also praying for good results for you today. Be blessed.

Jane said...

Very cool beads!!!!!

I Li said...

Wow, those are amazing!
Ilina

Lorelei said...

Fingers are crossed! happy happy birthday to ya baby!

Moags and Smeet said...

Yes please! :)

Happy birthday week,
~ Laura (Moags)
moags.and.smeet(at)gmail.com

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your birthday weekend!
Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway! It looks fantastic!

baglady said...

Another great give away- they just get better and better! Thank you for the great chance to win these beautiful beads.

Rachel said...

Oh, cool! What a great set!

ape2016 said...

ooo more skulls! love it!
happy birthday

Lisa R Clark said...

great stuff! I am in!

Regina said...

What treasure! Happy Birthday!

Donna Rafferty said...

Ooooh Andrew I really love this skull collection, I'd love to win it!

my e-mail is d_rafferty@yahoo.com

I hope you and your kitties are both feeling better after all the doctor visits. Even though you don't know me, I've had you in my prayers.

Helen said...

Do I qualify? I live in England.

Jenny Steinbeck said...

Hi there!

These are such neat beads. Thanks again for offering them and happy birthday. My email is omarasteinbeck@gmail.com

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh I have never used skulls in any of my pieces so what a great little collection. I love the buttons too!

Thanks yet again for an awesome giveaway.

Karyn

pamelaric said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!! Hope it was great. The skulls are amazing and would make wonderful Dia de los Muertos earrings. We celebrate that holiday big time here in Tucson.
Pamela

taralinda said...

Ahh! to die for!!! These are purrrrfect for the Dia de Los Muertos offerings that me & the Muses are working up now. ;)
Thank you for your generosity.
Happy B-day week!!!
Tara

Marsha Neal Studio (Marsha's Garden Blog, Marsha Minutella) said...

5th giveaway… and you are almost at 500 followers… and your birthday on the 25th… hmmm… 5???

belinda in oregon said...

Thank you for sharing the wishes for your birthday with us readers, and these Skulls are fantastic!
Peace to you while you wait for biopsy results

Kimberly Ingersoll said...

Always love your work in Stringing Magazine. Happy Birthday!!

DK said...

*gasp* awesome skullies.
thank you for sharing such awesomeness with us in honor of your birthday

Anonymous said...

Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. Mi piace la tua idea. Offerta di mettere una discussione generale.
Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. In questo nulla in vi e credo che questa sia una buona idea. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Rebecca said...

Hi Andrew, please count me in!

maneki said...

Cool mix. I'm not a big fan o skulls (though I like calaveras), but my sis love 'em as well as blue -- including turquoise -- so I'm commenting here, hoping for a chance to win these for her.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful skulls! My first visit to your blog, but definitely not my last!

fakemirrors said...

Oh, I love them. These skulls are awesome!

cavalaxis said...

Yay skulls! So gorgeous.

Magali said...

Very grungy & tribal. And I love skulls!
funkyblogger(at)gmail.com

snivli said...

Просто очень мне необходимы эти черепушки!

June said...

Cool Giveaway!
Happy B-Day...
Smiles, J.Manis

Franstuff said...

Another awesome collection! Thanks for sharing. I love turquoise.

Marty said...

Thank you so much for the giveaways and Happy Birthday.

Raida Disbrow said...

WOW, these are just spectacular. I would love to win these. Thanks so much Andrew for sharing!!!

Debby B. said...

Andrew - This is like enjoying all the fireworks but ooohhing and ahhhing at the grand finale! Best for last, huh?! ... happy birthday to you!!

sheryl67 said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for having these giveaways, they are really fun.

Hope you are feeling well.

Kiki said...

I have reposted! Happy birthday!

Rosalynn said...

What a wonderful way to end your week of birthday celebration. The combination of treats from all these artists is a delight. Hope to win any of the choices, but if my number comes up for this one, there will be some serious partying and designing for October.
Hope your birthday is at least as special as this giveaway has been.

Kinderhook said...

Oh, these would be so great to help me build stash and create wonderful (I hope) things. I am so new (and financially challenged) that this eclectic assortment would be so perfect! Thank you for making it available and, again, happy birthday!

sandi m said...

Oh, I want!!! What I could do with these....

Happy Birthday and here's hoping for good medical news for you.

Shaiha said...

What a generous giveaway! Please enter my name.

fanciful devices said...

These are so awesome!

HeatherGroves said...

I love all these skulls, so perfect for Halloween. What a great person you must be to do this for your readers.

rubynreba said...

Happy Birthday! Love to win this.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

cw said...

You've saved the best for last. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a great year ahead.

Thanks for sharing, you are very kind.

Chris
khakit@verizon.net

Kiki said...

I posted on my facebook! I hope I win!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Wonderful!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

Betty S. said...

OMG!!! Love these skulls! Happy Birthday and keeping my fingers crossed!

stafford37@optonline.net

Elizabeth said...

Wow, how amazing. Good luck everyone!