Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will claim this stash of gemstone beads. These beautiful turquoise-colored stone beads come courtesy of the fine folks at Auntie's Beads. The assortment of beads include:


The great thing about some of the larger focal pendant shapes is that they provide flat surfaces, ideal for surface treatments like Sherri Haab's ITS (Image Transfer Solution). These stone components can easily be embellished and personalized, making them truly unique.

Embellished or not, I love the deeply saturated colors of these beads. The blue is so intense! The vivid stone beads and pendants remind me of some of the costume jewelry my mother has from when we lived in the Southwest – special pieces that I've only seen her wear a handful of times. When we saw her wear them, we knew it was a special occasion (and to be on our best behavior). Auntie's Beads has a wide selection of stone beads at affordable prices. Make everyday special with stone beads from Auntie's Beads. Check out the full selection of gemstone beads by CLICKING HERE.

To win these gemstone beads is easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post WITH your favorite gemstone from the Auntie's Beads website. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (January 10th) at midnight EST. Anonymous comments won't score this prize, so be sure to include your name and email address if it doesn't already appear next to your comment. Don't forget to include your favorite gemstone to be eligible to win! CLICK HERE to visit their website. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: How bad do you want these stone beads? If you're seriously lusting after these pretties, you can earn additional entries to win by blogging, updating your Facebook page, and/or Twittering about this Thursday Giveaway. Don't forget to add you act of social media kindness as a SEPARATE comment to this blog post for your extra shot at winning these lovelies.

53 comments:

SallyAnderson said...

Oh, I love these and anything else turquoise. My favorite gemstone is currently larimar. I think I love it as much for it's beauty as for it's story and rarity (and it's almost turquoise in color, too). Glad you're having a good time w/ Kate! Thanks, Andrew.
SallyA

Copper Diem said...

I love amethyst! I'd love to win these beads!

Nally said...

I'm really fond of Auntie's antique new jade faceted nuggets and picasso jasper bead strands.

Carl said...

Turquoise with coral is the bestest ever!!!However lapis with the shades of blues is running on top this year. Andrew thanks for all your hard work putting this together. Sue V

Xmichra said...

I love Aunties Beads!! Very great quality and very affordable! They have a 4 hour sale on Wed's that kick butt!

I have this in the Lapis, but my newly coveted item is this:
http://www.auntiesbeads.com/White-Turquoise-Triple-Pendant-Set-In-Rhodium-50-x-80mm-_p_5896.html

ooooo... pretty!!

I'd love to win these gemstone beads!

Thanks Andrew, for hosting such amazing giveaways!

moonlitfantaseas said...

turquoise has to be one of my favorite colors, and stones.....I would love to win this beautiful group of beads!

Rebecca said...

Oh my, I am so the turquoise girl, please count me in!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Turquoise, turquoise, turquoise is my far my favorite.

Raida said...

I just love turquoise, one of my very favorites!

wizardewu said...

Turquoise and lapis are my two favorite gemstones. I love the color blue.
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wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/23199908282503168
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wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=177551162277684&id=100000413913778
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Sabine said...

I like tourmaline right now. Maybe some kyanite.

The idea of transferring an image on the gemstones is amazing!

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

JulzJewlz said...

I love the amethyst teardrop. Amethyst is always first on my list because it's my birthstone and it's gorgeous!!

Julz
julzjewlz@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I have always been a big fan of jade, and the jade beads are beautiful (especially the pink and coral shades)!
rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne said...

Hmmmm, I've been thinking a lot about turquoise lately....

Janice said...

Oh my goodness they are all so beautiful. I would so love to win them!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful Beads what a treat these would be :)
My Fave are Rose quartz and Black Onyx Beads
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful giveaway (and i always have hope that i will win). my favorite bead is the Bali Sterling Silver Bead with Flowers and Swirls

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love turquoise (the stone) because it is my favorite color. I also love lapis and labradorite. The selection of turquoise looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

Deci said...

I adore turquoise, I have a sister in Tucson and while visiting recently I bought some stones from the Sleeping Beauty Mine and some raw from a vendor in Quartzite. I love rocks, and I plan to buy a few Azurite Malachite Flat Rectangles, 10 x 14mm, from Auntie.

Deci said...

I blogged http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/01/turquoise-giveaway-from-andrew-thornton.html

Deci said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/paints12/status/23401829257707520

pupton said...

Lovely! I want to win! I personally crave blues so the Azurite malachite, lapis and sodalite are all favorites. Turquoise is good too!
Pat
pupton58 at gmail dot com

Kiki said...

I crave blues like no other color!

Cindelaras-Jewelry said...

I love Malachite!!!! and Auntie Beads is very COOL online shop!!! I would love to get this gorgeous beads....
xx Dian

Terry Biz said...

Oh! They're lovely!

Terry
bizacat@yahoo.com

TGB and crew said...

Turquoise has been my favorite stone since i was very young. i bought my first bracelet when i was 15 with my birthday money. i have worn a turquoise bracelet that was given to me when i graduated from high school since 1972 to now. Auntie's Beads has beautiful gems but it's turquoise that holds my heart, now and always.

~cryss aka valkyry@comcast.net

TGB and crew said...

ok, so i'm finally figuring out Twitter - look for sigyn13 - have post there.

~cryss

TGB and crew said...

and now to FB.

kajinroze said...

Love the Tiger's Eye Bead Strand! Been looking for some for my daughter. Of course I love turquoise and am sure I could find a native american to style me something awesome in Santa Fe. Glad I found a link to your posting! Kajinroze!

Regina said...

Turquoise, my favorite gemstone ever! Thank you.

Erin S said...

I'm a sucker for jasper. Right now I'm into aqua terra jasper, so that would be my choice.
Erin S

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

So hard to choose my favorite from Auntie's beads. The rhodonite rounds are gorgeous! and I'm a sucker for bronzite.

stacilouise said...

love those beads:)
stacilouise
staci.louise@hotmail.com

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I love the Rhyolite Round Strands!!

Elizabeth said...

Be still my beating turquoise heart. I die, I die. Okay, I'm better now. I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove turquoise.

Anyway, on the Auntie Bead's website I saw they had a wonderful Sodalite section. I really like working with sodalite.


Have a great time in Tucson.

Trudi said...

The coral! I am actually a bit surprised that I chose that, since usually blue is my favorite color. However, the dreariness of winter makes me yearn for a vivid color, like the sponge coral.

KeRobinson said...

Ooohh...love the turquoise stones!
So many favorites at Aunties, but if I have to pick just one....I want one big bag of swarovski crystals :)
http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Swarovski-Crystal-65-x-13mm-Briolette-Crystal-AB_p_3655.html

Susu said...

Dear Andrew,
I love the African Torquoise and the Azurite-Malachite Beads.
I'd love to win these beads. :)
Susu

Susu said...

I blogged the giveaway!
http://susubloglistaja.blogspot.com/2011/01/thursday-giveaway-at-writing-and-art-of.html

Ba said...

They are really beautiful. My favourie gemstones are tiger eye. (e-mail: pirikeke (@) gmail.com)

Ba said...

I blogged it as well. :)

moonsafari said...

I love turquoise, so i'd love to win these, but i also love pyrite for the metallic color, and green gemstones, malachite, magnesite, green agate... :)

moonsafari said...

I shared this giveaway on my blog too:
http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com

Cheryl's Jewelry Minute said...

Oh I love all beads but especially all the deep rich ones like Turquoise, Amethyst, and dark green jades, agate...I could go on and on.

Klassy Joolz said...

I love, love, love turquoise and pearls together...but I designed a bracelet in Pyrite Beads (coins) and it was really beautiful. So
Pyrite is, also, a cool gemstone!

Thanks Andrew!!!

The Bead Gypsy said...

Andrew,
Thanks for another great opportunity to win some wonderful beads! I love turquoise the stone and turquoise the color SO much! I have recently learned that dyed magnesite is a nice, affordable substitute for "real" turguoise-what a great selection Auntie's has. Auntie's was one of the first online bead stores I purchased from and they continue to have what I need/want anytime :-)

Agates are a favorite, as are jaspers, for the colors, the variety and the earthiness. I love Auntie's Multi Color Agate Chunky Bead Strand right now!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Karen

cw said...

Andrew, thanks for another great giveaway! I think to simply put these turquoise beads together with Auntie's white turquoise is a perfect match! Think summertime (especially with yet another snowstorm threatening the east coast) wearing a crisp white shirt and the blue and white turquoise necklace and bracelet set, to help finish off an easy pair of jeans for a fun night out with friends.....perfect! If I win, I'll send off a picture, I can see the design in my mind, as well as summertime!
Chris

KayzKreationz said...

Right now I'm really into "Picture Jasper" and I love her Picture Jasper faceted Nugget bead strand. Gorgeous.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
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KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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Dee said...

My favorite stone is turquoise and my favorite bead from Aunties store is the turquoise flower. It's so unusual and delicate. Thanks for the chance to win these!

Dee said...

Just tweeted about the contest. Hoping to win these gorgeous beads.