Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will score this treasure trove of components courtesy of the Lampwork Diva herself, Cindy Gimbrone! Up for grabs are two transparent green glass spirals, one Bling Link in silver and ivory, one Surreal Rhythms focal bead, one bronze Art Nouveau Stile Floreal Sunflower Connector, and one fine silver Victorian buckle connector. What a wonderful prize!

Just think of all the possibilities! The glass spirals could easily be transformed into a pair of Christmas Tree holiday earrings. Attach two lengths of chain and a closure to the Bling Link and dangle bits of chain and some charms from the glass link focal for an elegant and modern necklace. Use the fine silver Victorian buckle component in a wire-wrapped ring or in a cute charm bracelet. What about attaching the bronze connector to a leather cuff for an edgy, yet feminine piece of jewelry? The Surreal Rhythms focal inspired by Surrealist art and Beatnik poet would look great strung up on a simple chain or at the end of a seed beaded spiral rope lariat. Really... the possibilities are endless!

What I love about Cindy's underlining design principle is that she's not afraid to explore new materials and is constantly investigating new ways of doing things. Her work is vibrant with this ingenuity and one never knows what they'll come away with when they drop by her online shop.

I think Cindy does a great job promoting the idea that inspiration can be found anywhere. Whether it's directly from art or from creative challenges, or various educational pursuits. Inspiration is everywhere. Discover a great degree at online accountants. One would be surprised by how art can be derived from an unlikely places.

To win this lovely assortment of goodies from Cindy Gimbrone, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. Couldn't be easier! One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Tuesday (December 14th) 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 treasure trove of diverse offerings? 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 shot at these pretties.

Extra Bonus Points: Serious about winning? Why not earn an extra entry? Swing by the Cindy's website and take a look around. Report back here afterwards and leave a separate comment letting us know what catches your fancy and why! CLICK HERE to visit Cindy's website.

EXTRA Extra Bonus Points: If you want another way to throw your hat in the ring for this assortment of artisan-made goods, head over to Cindy's blog, Lampwork Diva, find the Follow widget on the right sidebar and become a follower! After you've successfully added yourself as a follower of Cindy's blog, leave a comment on this blog post saying so. CLICK HERE to visit Cindy's blog.

75 comments:

Elisabeth said...

WOuld love to win! What wonderful beads!

Doreen said...

These are some real beauties! Please enter me.

Lisa Tracy said...

I adore Cindy's work -- thank you for sharing, Andrew!!!

Lisa Tracy said...

Andrew, I shared your blog on my Facebook. I really wanna win this week!!!

Lisa Tracy said...

Andrew, I've been intrigued by Cindy's spirals for months now and I really hope Santa brings me a few. Her double dips also snag my interest, but I'm not sure how I'd incorporate them into a jewelry design. Ideas???

Kristi Bowman said...

Lovely beads, who wouldn't want them!!

Anne said...

I'm in! There's a couple components that would be great for bead embroideery.

Michelle said...

These are just lovely!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Michelle said...

I'm a follower of Cindy's.... She does some excellent funky rings--especially the ones with the stones from the beach.
Michelle

moonlitfantaseas said...

cool beads! I want them!!!!

Penelope said...

Please count me int
These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Emerald Window said...

Hi Darlin',
How are you doing? I've been a bit out of touch, but think of you daily.
Cenya

Marie Cramp said...

I hope you are feeling well! I am so happy with the little pretties you sent me! Thanks!
Marie

Marie Cramp said...

I am following Cindy's Blog! I am actually surprised I was not already following it! I go there all the time!! :)

Marie Cramp said...

I went to Cindy's site, I think my favorite things is the Silvered Ivory rings like the one in the giveaway! They look pretty awesome!

SilverNikNats said...

Count me in!

SilverNikNats said...

Been to Cindy's site and decided I may need to get a black bird!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thank you Andrew for your support and kind words about my work! I appreciate seeing my eclectic point of view through your eyes.

Thank you to all of you for following my blog and appreciating my work! I'm grateful to each and every one of you!

Lisa - if you're looking for ideas on how to use the double dips, just check out my blog.

Bead Bravely!
Cindy

Tengelicle√°ny said...

Count me in also!

Alice said...

Wow, another great Thursday giveaway! I'd love to win these wonderful beads!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Alice said...

And by the way, I don't even have to visit her shop to know what I like the best. I've been drooling over her sweet double dips for a while now.

Alice

Alice said...

I'm a follower of her blog.
Alice

KayzKreationz said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Such nice beads and components.

Kay
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

KayzKreationz said...

I love her little Birdhouse beads like this one with the orange roof.

http://www.cindygimbronebeads.com/catalog/item/7486350/7869082.htm

Kay
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

KayzKreationz said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com
http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

KayzKreationz said...

I just started following Cindy's blog. Looks very interesting.

Kay
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

Malin de Koning said...

I love them! Please let me win!

Sabine said...

I love Cindy's work! The organic ring is fabulous!

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

Sabine said...

Tweeted! But really don't want anyone else entering.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thank you for the Thursday giveaways!
The prizes, as this weeks, are always so lovely and fun.

Erin S said...

These are gorgeous! I LOVE cindy's work--these would be a total score!
Erin S

Erin S said...

went to Cindy's site. My favorite is the ivory double dip set.
Erin S

Erin S said...

Went to Cindy's blog--I am a follower!
Erin S

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Why was I not a follower of her blog already?! Well I am now.
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Would love to win, what a great assortment of beads.
Hope you are recovering well in both body and spirit.
Shannon C

Kiki said...

How lovely!

Heidi said...

Ooooh pretty! I would love these!

Paige said...

What gorgeous beads, and a lovely giveaway!

Hannah said...

Love all the beads, especially the spirals!

MoonRae said...

Love Cindy's beads,thanks for the giveaway!!
~Sharon~
lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

baglady said...

A lovely offering of Cindy's beads- She is one of the first blogs that I started following and I enjoy her posts.

baglady said...

i am a follower of Cindy's blog

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baglady said...

I went to Cindy's website and like so many of her beads and findings- I especially like her little black bird bead though- very cute and sentimental meaning for me.

Kinderhook said...

Oh, I love her work and would love to win this one! I think I'm already a follower but will go make sure! Thanks. --SallyA

Kinderhook said...

I'm now an official follower of Cindy. Count me twice! Thanks. SallyA

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Beautiful!!!! What an awesome giveaway!!!

Trish
tdb626@hotmail.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm a big fan and would love to win these beads!

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

I LOVE Cindy's Surreal Rhythms!!! Fab!!!!

Trish
tdb626@hotmail.com

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Wow! Just became a Follower on Cindy's blog! What an amazing artist! Excited to have found it!!!

Trish
tdb626@hotmail.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just blogged about the giveaway at

http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I like most everything, so it's very hard to choose one favorite. I really like the bronze Red Art Moderne Flower and I also like the Fairy Dust Dips and Links Set (5 pieces)

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm also a follower of Cindy's blog

wizardewu said...

This is such a beautiful assortment!
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wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/13494630817468416
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wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=113807332021611&id=100000413913778
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wizardewu said...

I looked at Cindy's site. I love the spirals, especially the rainbow one. The colors are just so wonderful.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Sabine said...

What I really want from Cindy's shop is the glass links chain. It is so interesting and looks to hard to create.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

cw said...

"What a wonderful prize, indeed", you said it best.
Beautiful, talented work, I would love to own it.
Happy Holidays everyone.
Chris
khakit@verizon.net

maneki said...

Of cause I want a chance to win Cindy's lovely creations. :D Thanks to both of you for giving us this opportunity to win!

maneki said...

...and here's where a blogged about it: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2010/12/2x-giveaways.html

maneki said...

Plus, I'm a follower of Cindy's blog since some time now.

maneki said...

I've always been very fond of Cindy's double dips and links. What caught my eye especially this time was the lovely flurry link and dip set. Lovel the wintery and transparent look of snow and ice. (Plus: I find the dips and links to be very versatile and I do love it when my jewellery components can be used and suspended/attached in many different ways.)

rockcreekcreations said...

Nice Selection! I would love to win!

Janet said...

Andrew, please check out my blog post about the give-away. And thanks for sharing this great opportunity with us!

http://thestudioalamode.blogspot.com/2010/12/real-winter-treat-goodie-give-away.html

Janet
thestudioalamode@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Andrew, please enter me in the Thursday give-away for December 12 - I would love to have Cindy's items to design with!

Janet
thestudioalamode@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Andrea, I just visited Cindy's website and just love the little blue bird fetish beads!

Janet
thestudioalamode@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Andrew, I just realized I made a typo and put "Andrea" in my last post... geeeeez, sorry about that! However, in my frenzy to get my name entered as many times a possible to win her great handmade items, I visited Cindy's blog and became a follower. Thanks again!

Janet

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

Very cool! I would love these fabulous pieces of glass art.

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

I checked out Cindy's website - it's tough to pick my favorite -
I love the art nouveau brass pendants connectors. and I especially like the surreal rhythms lampwork pendants
Thanks for introducing to another great designer!

laurademoya said...

I love the silver connector, my favorite material to work with!

laurademoya said...

So navigated through cindy's website whcih I had dome some of earlier this afternoon. The art noveau collection is lovely Is is so versatile!

Uzume said...

I'd love to be entered. :)

Uzume said...

I like a lot of Cindy's work, but I think my favorites are the Flurry glass rings.

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Lovelly beads, I would love to makee some great jewelry with them!
Thanks!