Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will take home this treasure trove of goodies courtesy of Beadaholique! Aren't they generous? This is one incredible prize! Up for grabs is an assortment of beads and jewelry-making supplies that were inspired by autumn. I love all the rich, earthy colors. Make sure to swing by to check out these leafy components and other great deals available at Beadaholique.

Since there is quite a lot, I decided to break it down a bit. I think it shows just what an awesome prize this is!

The Beadaholique crew included some colored filigree stampings from Ezel Designs. They are lightweight and can easily be layered like I did in these earrings. Use them to frame and accentuate another component or let them stand alone.

Carved stone leaves add a little bit of luxury to any design. I marveled at this assortment, mixing and matching them to create different effects. Some could be used as pendants, others could be turned into sumptuous bracelet and earring designs.

Beadaholique also included some really interesting metal components like leafy bails, toggles, plated leaves, and some Vintaj natural brass. The oxidized chain is one of my favorites. I love the little metal and glass locket. It's perfect for putting an actual autumn leaf in to wear.

The Beadaholique team included silk ribbons and cord. The silk is soft, colorful and deceptively strong. These would be perfect in designs submitted to the fibers-oriented book Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel are cooking up called, A Jewelry Accord.

To win all these lovely goodies pictured above, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. It's that easy! One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (November 1st) at midnight EST. Please leave your name and contact information if it doesn't already appear next to your comment. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers!

Bonus Points: Do you really want this assortment of autumn-inspired beads and components? If so, you can earn additional entries 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 extra chance to win these leafy lovelies.

Extra Bonus Points: Swing by Beadaholique's blog, Strung Out: A Beader's Blog and find the Follow widget in the right sidebar. Become a Follower of the blog and report back here with a comment saying you have after the deed is done. CLICK HERE to go to their blog. You can earn an extra entry by also going to their Facebook fan page and liking it. Once you've successfully liked it, come back here and leave a comment saying you have. CLICK HERE to go to their Facebook fan page.

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peacockfairy said...

What a lovely assortment! Thanks for doing these giveaways Andrew!

NEDbeads said...

Ooooo!!!! I have to enter this one - I am a leaf fanatic, as anyone who knows my work will attest! Off for bonus points now!!!

NEDbeads said...

I liked their Facebook page!!!

NEDbeads said...

I'm following their blog!!!!

NEDbeads said...

Aaaaaand I shared your link on my Facebook page!!! I REALLY want to win, can you tell?!!

NEDbeads said...

Contact is Nancy Dale nedale67@gmail.com

Julianna Cannon said...

Leaf is my Native Tongue. It may seem like gibberish to those who don't speak the language, but it sounds a lot like OMGIWANTTHOSE!

Alice said...

Wow, a very generous pile of goodies!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Alice said...

Thanks for passing along the link to Beadaholics blog. I just became a follower.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Michelle said...

This is a bunch of leafy goodness!
Bead happy!
Michelle

Now Am Found! said...

beautiful and generous. I hope I am the lucky one! thank you so much.
maura

Michelle said...

I'm now a follower of Beadaholique's blog.
Michelle :-)

Anne said...

Holy cow! What a stash!!

Christine said...

I love all of the leaf looks I've been seeing lately! Thanks for the great giveaway, Andrew!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i just loooooove leaf beads! i love looking at them, working with them, etc. etc. i have posted about the giveaway to my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/IndigosBeads

i hope i win! andrew, hope you are feeling well today! bead happy.

Dana said...

What a wonderful collection. Would love to win it.
DanasJewelryEct @yahoo.com

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is an awesome giveaway!!! I could use all of these components. Please enter me in the drawing! Take care Andrew, Connie

Melissa Meman said...

what a great bunch of loot! I love leaves! Thanks Andrew :)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I just blogged about your giveaway at CEOriginals blogspot! I NEED these items! :-) Connie

Melissa Meman said...

I am now a follower of Beadaholique's blog!

Rachel said...

Love the collection especially the silk ribbons and cord. I've been toying with a design in my head and these would work!

Rachel
rkw7355@roadrunner.com

Rachel said...
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Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i am following beadaholique's blog now! :)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am follower number 30 on Beadaholique's blog, Strung Out: A Beader's Blog - Bonus! Thanks, Connie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I'm now number 2,711 liker on Beadaholique's blog. Wow, what a full morning I've had already~lol. Take care, Connie

skygrazer/Christy said...

Oh, cool. And very inspiring. :) I can think of a few ways to use most of these components. I'll have to check out their site.

FascinationStreet said...

I love your giveaway!
you are very generous, thank you so much!
barbara

fascinationstreet85@gmail.com

Susanm said...

Lovely - not usually a website I frequent since I live in Canada (shipping internationally can be expensive) but will have a closer look.

mcclelland@sympatico.ca

TesoriTrovati said...

What an awesome assortment!
Beadaholique is one of the first places I ever shopped. I will have to put them back in my shopping rotation!
Thanks.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

TesoriTrovati said...

Don't know how I missed this... but I am a new follower of Beadaholique blog!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Spirited Earth said...

amazing gorgeous giveaway.
thanks..

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

beautiful carved stones :)
Very generous give away.

avemedusa said...

Wow. That is one awesome giveaway! Thanks for doing these--even if I don't win, I learn about new suppliers, sites, and blogs.

Barbara said...

Thank you Nancy Dale for introducing me to this blog and the great giveaway. Please enter me for the giveaway.
Bself@atlanticbb.net Barbara Self

Barbara said...

I have followed Beadaholic on Twitter. Barb

Barbara said...

I have liked Beadaholic in Facebook-Barb

Kiki said...

I would love to win this stash! I love leaf-beads!

Mel said...

WOW, what an amazing stash of goodies -- I just love Beadaholique! All of those fabulous leaves are just perfect right now, I have piles and piles of leaves just outside my door. Love it!

Mel said...

Oh, and I am already a follower Beadaholique's blog!

Kristi said...

What a wonderful assortment of goodies! Thanks for having the giveaways!

Paula Lee M. said...

Hello Andrew,

First off I wanted you to know I am keeping you in my thoughts, hang tough. Second of all: OMG! that is one fantastic giveaway. I can see several projects coming out of this.
Thanks for all your generousity

Irene Lenihan said...

Love those beads. They could be part of something special. I follow the beadaholique blog and always get great ideas from it.

Paula Lee M. said...

I like Beadaholiques facebook page! It is really nice, thanks for the intro.

Paula Lee M. said...

I shared your link with my friends on facebook. I really want this giveaway! lol

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, what a wonderful giveaway, so many beautiful things, thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful day. Terri

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to win!

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to win!

Jenny Steinbeck said...

This is a beautiful treasure trove! Thanks for doing this Andrew.

Joanie Hoffman said...

YOU are very kind to do this giveaway every Thursday.
Thanks for the chance.
Happy Thursday!

Nally said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
Crossing my fingers)

Nally said...

And I also like Beadaholique facebook page!

Boot ~C said...

I'm glad things are looking good for you

Emerald Window said...

WOW! I covet this SO much.
Cenya

Emerald Window said...

I've blogged about your giveaway!
Cenya

Emerald Window said...

...and I put it on my Facebook page.

Shaiha said...

What a totally awesome giveaway! Please include me.

Shaiha said...

I am following "Strung Out'

Blue Heaven Designs said...

This is lovely, count me in!

Blue Heaven Designs said...

Also, I am a Beadaholique fan on Facebook!

Pixybug Designs said...

What a wonderful post! I love Beadaholique!

Kinderhook said...

Love it! Please add me to the list of covetous peeps! Thanks, Andrew. --SallyA

Hyperspace Hippo said...

That looks like an awesome collection! Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

Beadaholique said...

The soft, colorful and deceptively strong Beadaholique team says Good Luck everyone! Hope the winner has half as much playing with this prize as we did putting it together.

Stay strong, Andrew!

Hammi Jammi Jewelry said...

Love this giveaway. I like to use leaves in my jewelry...so earthy.

carriegrab419 at hotmail dot com

Hyperspace Hippo said...

I am now following the beadaholique blog for bonus points!
email: hyperspacehippo[at]gmail[dot]com

tuberoseabsolute said...

What a nice assortment. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Hyperspace Hippo said...

I just 'liked' Beadaholique's Facebook page

email: hyperspacehippo[at]gmail[dot]com

d'Olivia said...

That's quite an assortment! Beadaholique is always great to do business with.

Hyperspace Hippo said...

I just posted about this giveaway on twitter!

email: hyperspacehippo[at]gmail[dot]com

Kath said...

I would love the heart to put an autumn leaf in, there is such a lot of wonderful colour here in England right now.

The Goblet said...

Fun idea for a giveaway! I just got a new shipment of goodies from Beadaholique--one place that always makes me wish I'd hit the lottery so I could grab more! lol Cheers! :)

Zelkova said...

What a great bunch of goodies! I'd love to have them all...

email: lopez.irene[at]gmail[dot]com

Hammi Jammi Jewelry said...

I just posted a blog about the giveaway.http://hammijammijewelry.blogspot.com/2010/10/beadaholiqe-giveaway.html

carriegrab419 at hotmail dot com

Hammi Jammi Jewelry said...

I am a FB "liker" of Beadaholique.

carriegrab419 at hotmail dot com

Zelkova said...

I've just become a follower of Beadaholique's blog.

Great job, by the way!

email: lopez.irene[at]gmail[dot]com

Hammi Jammi Jewelry said...

I am also following the blog.

carriegrab419 at hotmail dot com

Zelkova said...

I retwitted the event at https://twitter.com/#!/Zelkovaz

email: lopez.irene[at]gmail[dot]com

Zelkova said...

I'm now a FaceBook liker of Beadaholique too ;)

email: lopez.irene[at]gmail[dot]com

jessiblue2002 said...

what great giveaways! Please enter me! Thanks!

Sara said...

Great selection to work from - so many possibilities!

jessiblue2002 said...

oops-doesn't show my email! Part 2! Sorry, new at this

jessiblue2002@yahoo.com

jessiblue2002 said...

I liked them on FB too!

Sara said...

Ok - was already a Fan of Beadaholique ("liked" them awhile back), but now, have also signed up to Follow "Strung Out: A Beader's Blog".

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Andrew, I am a follower of Beadaholique.

Sara said...

Last comment - added the link to my Facebook page.
lincolnsara@yahoo.com

Erin S said...

thats quite a pile of loot! I love beadaholique. shop there all the time.
Erin S

Lynn ॐ Berry said...

What a beautiful stash!! I love beadaholique, and order from them often! I am also posting this to my FB page :)

soulfulwomon@yahoo.com

Lad Named Felix said...

Enter me! :)

:-) MaryLou said...

What an awesome collection of goodies! I love beadaholique and would be thrilled to add this bunch of yummy goodness to my collection. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
:-)

http://time2cre8.blogspot.com
louluvsvb@yahoo.com

:-) MaryLou said...

I just posted on my Facebook page. :-)

http://time2cre8.blogspot.com
louluvsvb@yahoo.com

Chris Maj said...

How exciting! Thanks for a great opportunity!

Chris Maj said...

Following the Beadaholique Blog now!

Chris Maj said...

Fanned the Beadaholique FB page!

Chris Maj said...

Posted your giveaway on my FB fanpage

http://www.facebook.com/beadn4fun

sharlan said...

I have been a beadaholique fanatic for a long time.
Their beads and findings are always unique, great quality and just awesome.
These are just wonderful...earthy..."green"...and gorgeous.
What a phenomenal addition they would be to my nature inspired artisan line of jewelery.
What a lovely and generous giveway!

MoonRae said...

What a wonderful generous giveaway!! Thanks Andrew!!!
~Sharon~
lunrei@yahoo.com

MoonRae said...

I'm a GFC follower of Beadaholique
~Sharon~

MoonRae said...

I liked and commented on Beadaholique's Facebook. Been doing business with them for years
~Sharon~

Bri said...

I absolutey love the autumn line, and beadaholique!

Rachel said...

What an amazing wonderful set! Lovely!
rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

BeaderBubbe said...

Great beads....fan of Beadaholique....

Melissa said...

Very very pretty!!

Kim said...

what a beautiful giveaway! I use them all the time

Kim said...

http://twitter.com/RegalBeads/status/29027442059

Kim said...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=787679028

Kim said...

following the beadaholique blog

baglady said...

What a lovely assortment! Thanks for doing these giveaways Andrew! I think this is the best one yet.

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Hi Andrew, these are great!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I have also blogged about it: http://imaginativejewelry.blogspot.com/2010/10/andrews-giveaway.html

Tami said...

What an awesome giveaway. Hope you are feeling better these days!
Tami

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

WOW, what a great giveaway. I also tweeted and retweeted your post. How are you feeling, dear? You have been in my prayers.

Debra said...

That's a lot of goodies! ;^) So beautiful, any beader would love to win this. Thank you Beadaholique and Andrew!

Hannah said...

What a beautiful prize--I love all the leaves!

Hannah

Sabine said...

What a trove!

Thanks for keeping us beading!

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

Debra said...

I joined the Stung Out blog and liked Beadaholique on Facebook..been buying from them for quite awhile. Always love my purchases! Wish they were on east coast too!

Debra said...

okay, ooops, that was the Strung Out blog...not the Stung Out...sounds like I got attacked by a bunch of bees! LOL

Sandy Davis said...

I love your blog, there is a ton of inspiration here. I came here from, the beadholic blog so already follow them! Thanks for the opportunity on that great prize package.

Beth said...

Wonderful stuff, thanks so much for all the inspirations. I would love to win this great assortment.

Layney Dasher said...

Love this stash of goodies!

Surrayah said...

Gorgeous items! Please enter me into the draw!
Surrayah's Jewels (Canada)
e.gill@sasktel.net

Sandy said...

Beautiful items in the prize, Andrew! I don't have a blog, but I put Beadaholic on my FB page and joined the SO blog. Thanks!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Holy cow I need to win this one!
Shannon

For My Sweet Daughter said...

New follower to their blog!
Shannon

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Just "liked" their facebook page
Shannon

sandi m said...

Oh, I love Beadaholique and love this stash.
Thanks Andrew.

PS - Here's to continued good health news, too.

sandi

Figgs said...

Beadaholique was the first company I bought things from when I started into this passion. They have always been excellent to deal with and I am hopelessly addicted to Vintaj!!

I hope all is going well with you...I read your blog a while back.

Cheers from Canada......Heather

Figgs said...

I do follow both their blog and their Facebook page already, so hope that gives me a couple more entries.

What a wonderful array of goodies you are giving away!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is a wonderful giveaway! thanks for opening it to international readers!

Rana Wilson said...

That assortment is gorgeous! Tanks for sharing!

Rana Wilson said...

I shared it on my Facebook--I have some friends who I know would love this!

Rana Wilson said...

I'm following Beadaholique's blog!

Rana Wilson said...

and I tweeted it! (okay, this is kinda fun...)

Rana Wilson said...

And now I've liked them on Facebook!

jhitomi said...

what an incredible prize package.
I am just a beginner crafter, but I'd love to try to work with these.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

taralinda said...

Yes please- 1 of everything please.
;)

taralinda said...

and now I'm a FB fan. yippie!

taralinda said...

and a blog stalker ;)

Elisabeth said...

Would love to win!

Elisabeth said...

And I posted on my facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beads-for-Busy-Gals/104432549617439

Rebecca said...

Please count me in! What an amazing selection - thanks Andrew and Beadaholique for this fantastic giveaway!

Rebecca said...

Now following Beadaholique

Rebecca said...

And also have 'liked' their facebook page!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

Really awesome variety. Would love to have the opportunity to design with these.

JoaniB said...

What a cool collection! Wish me luck!

Joani

http://wynd.me/witty

JoaniB said...

I like beadaholique on Facebook!

Joani

Alasha said...

I'm obsessed with leaves!! I'd love to win this assortment!
Thanks so much!

Julie said...

What a great collection. I'd really love to win this (even though I know I'm a little behind the times on entering) :)

Julie said...

Liked Beadaholique on FB (actually, that's how I found out about this)

Julie said...

Left a link, and a comment on my business page's status on FB

http://www.facebook.com/moonbellcreations

taralinda said...

I just blogged you too!

Liigucs said...

This giveaway is just awesome! I was just thinking about creating something out of leaf-shaped pendants and beads, but didn't have enough supplies.. Would love to win this!

SueBeads said...

Yummy Andrew, put my name in! Thanks for having a giveaway!

SueBeads said...

Hi Andrew, Liked their FB page!

SueBeads said...

Hi Andrew, followed their blog!

Heather Powers said...

Okay, I want to jump in for this one!

Heather Powers said...

I followed their blog and liked them on facebook - great beads, I love those filigree leaves.

Kiki said...

I posted on facebook!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous colors * crosses fingers*

maneki said...

Oh, what a fab giveaway! I love ribbons and beads -- and I've been thinking about buying Ezel's coloured filigree for ages (at least it feels like that).

maneki said...

Blogged about it too: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2010/10/andrew-thorntons-latest-giveaway.html ;)

maneki said...

...and I follow the Beadaholique blog. Not on FB so I can't follow or write anything there.

Sherri Auld said...

What a wonderful giveaway. These would be so much fun to create with.

Sherri Auld said...

I just shared this great giveaway on Facebook too!

Sherri Auld said...

I have also liked their facebook page. What fun!

Sherri Auld said...

And I am following their blog. What a great prize - so much to create with.

Uzume said...

Well, I'm throwing my lot in for the giveaway. :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

These are awsome, many, many thanks to Beadaholique! and you for for the giveaway. I'm already inspired just looking at them, I'll go wild if I win.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Great giveaway!
books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Following Strung Out blog

books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/29127745676

books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

kat said...

Hi Andrew,

I hope you are feeling better.. my thoughts are with you!

Fantastic giveaway, love those components.

kat said...

I'm also following their blog and added them on my facebook :0)

yogavq said...

Wishing you the best, thanks for the great giveaways.

Vikki
yogavq@yahoo.com

One Sheep said...

So beautiful, just in time too. I'm starting to shed my leaves. I need replacements, quick!

natatheangel said...

Those beads are so pretty!
natatheangel at yahoo dot com

Kimbra said...

Thanks Andrew! Your talent is sheer genius! I'm a huge fan!

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow! I really love this assortment of goodies, I am a real leaf person, I would love to have these beautiful beads and findings to work with

Connie said...

What an awesome giveaway! i love beadaholique!
connie
crinwil2@yahoo.com

Connie said...

I am a fan now! i didn't even know they had a face book page!

Connie said...

...and i am a follower! thank you!

Cindelaras-Jewelry said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have to jump to other pages and become fan. Would love to win this goodies.
xx Dian

violet said...

How nice of you and Beadahoique to do this! Wonderful assortment of goodies.

violet said...

Thank you for giving Beadaholiques' blog info. It's definately a good one to follow, so I signed up!

violet said...

Beadaholique now shows "like" on my facebook!

wizardewu said...

What a beautiful assortment of beads!
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=163907150298219&id=100000413913778
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/29231430442
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Jenny Steinbeck said...

Found the "follow" widget. I am now a blog follower!

Raida said...

What a wonderful collection of beautiful beads. Thanks for sharing Andrew!

Elaine said...

Awesome collection! Just right for Autumn!

deedee said...

wow great collection thanks andrew

HeadpinWear said...

Autumn Inspiration!
Very Generous,Thank You Andrew and Beadaholique :)

I am now a "BlogFollower"!

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

Fabulous giveaway, Andrew. I recognized your photo and remembered meeting you last year at the Long Island Bead Festival. My thoughts are with you during you upcoming medical tests and hope things continue to move in a postitive direction.

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

I am now following Beadaholique's blog!

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

and...
I already "like" Beadaholique's Facebook page, which is how I discovered your blog (which I love!) and the contest. :)

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

one more post! I shared beadaholique's post and the link your on my FB. also updated my blogger profile so my info should be accessible. thanks for the opportunity!

P said...

How wonderful to use technology to inspire creativity this way! Those jewelry components certainly make ME want to make something beautiful!

Xmichra said...

No doubt there would be so many entries!! What a beautiful assortment of items!!

kokopelli915 said...

add one more to the list! thank you for posting these beautiful items and designs. I hope you don't mind if I use some for inspiration!

Melody said...

What a lovely pile of goodies.
I can see many of those items incorporated into my fall work. Thanks for a chance on this bounty!

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