Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Giveaway...

I took a few weeks off from the Thursday Giveaway to devote my energy to my students and to working the Gem Shows. Now that I've finished up, the weekly Thursday Giveaways will begin again!

We'll start things off right with a BANG! This week, one lucky winner will take home the BRAND NEW fine pewter pieces from my family at Green Girl Studios! These pieces debuted in Tucson and are so new that they haven't even been listed on the website yet. Included in this week's prize are two fine pewter toggles, an assortment of charms, links, and beads; the lot of components has an $80 retail value! To check out more work from my family and examples of our work, you can visit the website by CLICKING HERE.

To enter to win this lovely combination of artisan made jewelry components is easy! All you have to do is comment on this blog post. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this blog post on Monday, (February 21st) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it doesn't already appear next to your comment for easy verification. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: You can earn extra chances of winning this beautiful set of fine pewter pieces 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 for your additional entry to win!

Extra Bonus Points: Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment here afterwards. Becoming a follower is simple. Find the widget on my sidebar to the right and click, "Follow". Don't forget to add an additional comment for your extra chance to win!

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Janice said...

Wow, what a fabulous collection. I especially like the turtle.

Hannah said...

Those are wonderful, especially the elephant!

Mel said...

Holy smokes, they are gorgeous! I especially love the toggles...and the branch..and the turtle....ok, the whole shebang! Just fantastic!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Love all the new pieces!

AJ said...

Is that little guy between the elephant and the turtle a robot? And if so, how did I miss him when I was shopping at the gem show?

AJ said...

(Also, I posted this on FB!)

baglady said...

I agree- they are fantastic! the owl, the peacock, the turtle- each one is fabulous. Please add my name to the generous give away.

baglady said...

I am a new follower (but have been following with Google Reader for some time).

DLGray-Wurz said...

Oh wow! I'd so love to have these! We were supposed to attend the Tucson shows but, snow...ice...and the closing of I-25 southbound stopped us.

Malin de Koning said...

I would love to win! Such amazing pieces!

Alice said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!!!!!

I've enjoyed reading about your trip to Tucson!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Malin de Koning said...

I have blogged:

http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com/2011/02/most-amazing-giveaway.html

Alice said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks!

Alice
thpetersons13@mchsi.com

Pretty Things said...

In. Awe. LOVE.

Malin de Koning said...

I have posted on facebook too.

Beverly Herman said...

I love Greengirls Studio beads!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Love these charms I have a friend that would love that owl charm.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I have posted on my blog about your give away. frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot.com

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I shared your link on facebook. Krista French

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I tweeted your contest @jewelrygirl007

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I am already a follower.

MoonRae said...

First,thank you so much for sharing all that is going on with you in Arizona with Kate and all the other lovlies you kept company with. And the food,the art,special places, oh everything is just so wonderful and beautiful.....thank you,thank you
Love the giveaway too
~Sharon~

MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae
~Sharon~

Christine'sCreations said...

I love the new pieces! Keeping my fingers crossed to win.

quiltingjewel39 said...

Such amazing pieces - I would love to win. I can't decide which is my favorite - maybe the robot! Thank you and glad you're back. Was great reading about your times in Tuscon.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I am a follower.

peacockfairy said...

Wow Andrew!!! You know how much I really, really, really want some new peacock toggles! All the new work is great!

Rebecca said...

Oh.My.Goodness......please pick me!!!! AMAZING giveaway Andrew - thanks so much!

Rebecca said...

And I'm a follower!

Rebecca said...

And I blogged :-)

Spirited Earth said...

thanks for sharing these cool pieces with us in a great giveaway

Cheryl's Jewelry Minute said...

I love Green Girl Studio it is so cute

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow! I would really love to win this selection of green girl goodies, I love green girl !

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have been a fillower of your blog for quite a while now.....I love your blog, its one of my favorites!

D Fritz said...

Love, love, love!! sign me up

moonlitfantaseas said...

I also blogged about your give away on my blog,,,,

Erin S said...

sweet! Love the little skull with wings.
Erin S

Melissa Meman said...

I would love all those, Andrew! Thanks for all your great giveaways!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love green girl studios. I have several pieces now! Would love to win this one!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm a gfc follower of the blog!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/38403447736762368

MAKUstudio said...

Those are cool! I'd love to win! Thanks so much!

MAKUstudio said...

I posted on my personal fb page!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Great new pieces!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I can only wish at this point!
You're very generous gift will be so appreciated by whoever wins it!

Thanks, Janet

somethingunique said...

These beads are abso fabu and i would be honoured to win them! i will post this givaway on my blog have a good one ;p

somethingunique said...
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somethingunique said...

i just posted this givaway on my blog thanks for the oppertunity to win these lovely beads ;p

http://www.somethinguniquebylana.blogot.com

Barbara Bechtel said...

The new pieces are so lovely! I would love a chance to win!

Barbara Bechtel said...

also tweeted :)

Barbara Bechtel said...

also posted to my FB fan page....http://www.facebook.com/pages/SecondSurfcom/168725313514

Elisabeth said...

Would love to win and I am already a follower :-)

Erin Hook said...

Hope you are coming to Michigan in March and have some of these! They look great!

FryeStyle said...

one - I love Green Girl Studio Charms. And these new charms ROCK! Especially the skull with wings.

FryeStyle said...

two - I'm now a follower of your blog. Yay!

FryeStyle said...

three - I promoted you on FB. Yay again!

Thanks Andrew for the giveaway opportunity!

Hilary

Erin Hook said...

I'm following your blog!

cjvierow said...

Andrew--Thanks so much for sharing the Tuscon trip. Hope to make it there myself someday. The new items are super! Thanks for the chance to own them. CJ

Janet said...

Wonderful giveaway Andrew!
Some Luckey duckey will be so happy! Thank you for the chance! ox

Karen said...

I've loved your things for years. Please add me to the drawing. And, thank you for your generosity.

Karen

Janet said...

OK I Blogged about it!
Ohh these are so wonderful Andrew...ox

Janet said...

And I Facebooked this too!
And of course I follow you! oxo

fireflymyst said...

I blogged about the giveaway!Love them all!!

fireflymyst said...

I would love to win!!

redmink said...

Suzanne Edwards I would love these.......

Gaea said...

Be still my beating heart! Wowza! That is quite the giveaway! Already a follower!

Gina Chalfant said...

My eyes are watering!

April said...

Oh wow... those are beautiful pieces.

Edie said...

the elephant is just too precious for words!They're all lovely, but the elephant stole my heart.

edie
purpleone at gmail dot com

Gaea said...

http://gaeabeads.blogspot.com/2011/02/jackpot.html
Beauty!

Just Beady Jules said...

My first visit and I love what I saw. Thanks for sharing your gifted talent.

Bead Gypsies said...

Nice to meet you at the show. I'm already a GoogleReader Groupie of your blog. Just posted to BeadGypsies Twitter and Facebook accounts. Thanks for the chance to win. Cathy

Carol said...

Such a generous giveaway, Andrew. Love reading your blog.
Carol Dillman

Heidi said...

I saw when you originally revealed the new line on your blog a couple weeks ago, and I LOVE it all! I would be thrilled to be the lucky winner :)

Carol said...

Just posted the giveaway on my blog, http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/
Come on over and visit!
Carol

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh that peacock is speaking to me! Fantastic new pieces!

Jenny Steinbeck said...

What an awesome collection. Beautiful pieces!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Oh *gasp* these are lovely! I never win your giveaways but I am hoping that my luck is changing.
I love the bunny and can't wait till they are available!
Shannon C

Belinda from Oregon said...

Ohhhhh! I fell in love with the bird toggle when I saw it on your sister's blog! How fun to have a shot at this give away, Thanks!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Andrew, what a wonderful selection you are offering. 'X' my fingers, but we're all winners reading your blog.

Here Bead Dragons said...

Am now following you on Twitter and tweeted on my twitter (who designs these words?). Look for sigyn13 on Twitter.

Absolutely white said...

What a great giveaway! I just found out your blog and became your follower.

SilverNikNats said...

As always a beautiful giveaway! That teddy is beond cute! Very genoruse of you Andrew thanks for the chance to enter. Have a lovely day.
Niky x

Lois Moon said...

I love that new peacock!

Lois Moon said...

...and I'm already a follower

steufel said...

This a really great components!

Judy said...

What a fabulous giveaway! So glad I found out about it! Please add me to the list! Thank you!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love all the pieces! Thanks for the chance to win!
Beth

Kathy said...

Lovely pieces!

Michelle said...

These are just awesome! Love the peacock clasp.
Michelle

Trish said...

Wow....I have long admired these bitty pieces of art....what a wonderful opportunity to add some to my personal stash....to create new thing with them!

Thanks, Andrew, for making these available - you're the best!

sandi m said...

Yes, yes, I'd love to design with these little gems!
Also, I've loved reading your Tucson adventures. Lucky you to spend time with Kate - the bestest teacher.
millers2219@yahoo.com

bmerves said...

There's always something amazing from Green Girl Studios.

bmerves said...

There's always something amazing from Green Girl Studios.

Heather said...

Just started following your blog. Love, love the peacock & the skull w/ wings! ~♥~

Alisa said...

I love the peacock clasp! Count me in!
Alisa Masiejczyk

terri said...

Love the winges skull--a take on headstones? Lovely.

Carlene said...

These all look awesome! I love, love, love the peacock!

Cynthia said...

Wow, what beautiful new pieces your family made!!
Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize!

fireflymyst said...

I have posted on my facebook page!!

Lisa Godfrey said...

What a fantastic selection of goodies!!

Jayme said...

Such lovely inspiration! I'd love a chance to use some of these beauties to make something for spring.

dawn said...

I thrills my heart to see so many comments on your wonderful blog! You and your family are so creative....how about making a smaller version of that Rooster for a bead? I would love to see a small bronze enameled version of the buckle.
Rock on Andrew!!!1

Sabine said...

It was so great to see you in Tucson and to touch all these wonderful pieces! They really take on a whole new magical feel when you hold them in your hand.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

Jane said...

I love the owl and sea turtle!!!

Regina said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection. My favorites are the peacock toggle and the little elephant charm. I wish I win, I wish I win....

Regina said...

I am back to say that I am spreading the word.

http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaways-galore.html

Have a great weekend.

WondrousStrange said...

This is such a generous give away!! Please enter my name. Love your work!

WondrousStrange said...

I am a follower of your blog...

WondrousStrange said...

I also Twittered about your give a way:)

Coty said...

What a sweet giveaway!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Wow, this is some giveaway! I love the sea turtle, as I've said before, but they are ALL fabulous! I will be back after I spread the news :)

Kell said...

I would love to win! Please include me in the giveaway!

Nikki said...

Wow these are stunning :) I always find it hard not to pick up a few everytime I see new ones I haven't seen any of these before thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Nikki said...

I follow you too I love the little skull and wings :)

Mags said...

What a gorgeous bunch! I'd so love to win :-D

Anonymous said...

I have been a fan of Green Girl Studios for years!! Recently found out that she is your sister!! How neat is that?!! - Sandy :)

Anonymous said...

Love the new pieces. Can't pick a favorite :) Mary Brown

Michelle said...

I'm a closet owl freak - this one gets my fav vote! ~Shel~

Michelle said...

It's also been 'tweeted' upon!! :) ~Shel~

Millie D said...

Beautiful pieces. I'm following you and sntering this gorgeous giveaway, Millie

SallyAnderson said...

Oh, these are so lovely. I'd be ecstatic to win them. Thanks for making them available, Andrew!
SallyA

fireflymyst said...

http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/2011/02/thursday-giveaway.html

Tweeted your giveaway!!

Collette

glassgirl said...

I discovered you in Tucson! Love your items and your blog!

Rising Designs said...

Andrew, you are such a generous soul!
Oh how I would like to win these wonderful pewter pieces!

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

I tweeted this too...

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

Oh Andrew, I would love to win these!

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

and 3 for 3, I shared it on facebook!

Mellisa said...

Not sure which is my favorite of all those lovelies!! The turtle is particularly sweet though :)

taralinda said...

Very cool! love the new clasps.

taralinda said...

I'm a follower now ;)

Lorelei Eurto said...

Just Facebooked your giveaway! Thanks for such a great opportunity Andrew!

Anne Betenson said...

Absolutly love Green Girls beads.I had my first purchases from you last week and I am very impressed.I also adore these new ones!

Lorelei Eurto said...

I also blogged your giveaway, Andrew!

Christina J. said...

Everything is fabulous!

Danielle said...

Danielle from Starfalljewelry.com

Would LOVE to win these and have some awesome options for future work!

Danielle said...

Danielle @starfalljewelry on twitter and starfalljewelry.com tweeted and blogged about this so cool for words giveaway.

Danielle said...

Danielle from starfalljewelry also now follows your blog!

Kristi Bowman said...

Very cool givaway, thank you Andrew and Greengirl Studios.

Kristi Bowman said...

I blogged it!

Kristi Bowman said...

I tweeted it, for my third entry. thank you!

cindy said...

Looks great! I shared on my fb too.

*Kel* said...

Good Sunday Morning!
I <3 all things Green Girl Studios, and the Peacock toggle is adorable! Owls are my absolute obsession, however! Blessings to the amazingly talented Andrew and family! kelleyfogle@hotmail.com

M said...

Andrew--

Writer, artisan and teacher here as well I am in awe of your artist balance (and have read through your blog and LOVE it!) and design for components and other features. The skull with the wings is one of my favorite things and I will probably end up ordering the branch and the skull/ Lovely!

Mary Deis

Susanm said...

So hard to choose - but I really like the triangle>

mcclelland@sympatico.ca

Michelle said...

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the opportunity to win some terrific Green Girl Studios works of art!!

-Michelle

Liz said...

I love Green Girl components, so I'm really excited for a chance to win some. Love these new ones!
Liz P.

Kathy said...

These are so lovely!

Kathy From Sedillo Hill Studio in NM

Kathy said...

I Tweeted as well...
Kathy from SHS

Michelle said...

Andrew,

I left a post about your giveaway on my blog: www.MetalsNGems.blogspot.com.

Thanks!

-Michelle

Michelle said...

"I'm a believer..." That and I'm a new follower!

-Michelle

Tracy said...

Hi Andrew. I found you through Lorelei & Erin a few months ago when I was chosen to participate in the Jewelry Accord project. I have enjoyed reading about all your artistic adventures! I love these new pewter pieces. I think the bunny is the just the best, a wonderful sign of spring. - Tracy

Cillaw said...

Love the new items!
My favorite is the elephant charm.
Cilla

cw said...

Love the new designs! Thanks for the great give-a-way. Favorite piece? Hard to choose, I'll say the turtle!
Chris

rockcreekcreations said...

those are some nice pieces!! Wow!!

gr8findings said...

Gorgeous -- everything I've ever made has looked more lovely with a little Green Girl in the mix. Can't wait to see these!

gr8findings said...

posted to my FB page, too! So generous of you to offer these ...

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

My beads shop beads on Main brought back an assortment of the new look and we each got a piece in our generous goodie bag. I would love to win this as I am in a high spin creative point and your components are awesome. Cherrie of En La Lumie're.

gr8findings said...

and now I'm officially following your blog, too! Yeah!!!

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

I posted on FB, too. Cherrie of En La Lumie're

Elizabeth said...

Amazing give away. What gorgeous pieces. Good luck everyone.

Libby said...

Oh my God I would love even a few of these beauties! Thank you for the chance.

Laura said...

Awesome pieces. Would love to have them on my bead table!!!!

KJs Beadacious Beads said...

Oh what lovely things could be made from that great prize. Thanks for the contest.

Linda Landig said...

These are so delightful. I'd love to have the opportunity to desin with them. Thanks.

Mimi said...

The toggles are my favs, but I love them all! :) Thanks for sharing them with us!

Linda Landig said...

posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindalandigjewelry

Mimi said...

Following! :)

Linda Landig said...

Tweeted it: http://twitter.com/#!/LindaLandig

Mimi said...

. . .and Facebooked! Thanks again for the awesome opportunity.

RockerJewlz said...

Thank you, Andrew. Just the photo alone creates its own little aura.

RockerJewlz said...

Okay, 2 for me....I shared on my Facebook page.

RockerJewlz said...

And a third entry for me: I'm following you!

RockerJewlz said...

I'm on a roll for this giveaway....I tweeted (@RockerJewlz)

Pixybug Designs said...

Facebooked, Blogged, and Joined the followers (and subscribed to posts). Love Green Girl Studios, thanks for an opportunity to have brand new pieces! Love the Peacock Toggle!
Stephanie Haussler
Pixybug Designs

http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/thursday-giveaway-check-it-out.html

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=830728970

RockerJewlz said...

One final entry from me for your wonderful gift of pewter...I blogged:

http://rockerjewlz.blogspot.com/2011/02/andrew-thornton-pewter-charm-giveaway.html

Linda Landig said...

Just added your giveaway to my blog post: http://lindalandig.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/artisan-pewter-giveaway/

Anonymous said...

thank you for this great giveaway. I use your family's components in many pieces and love the picture preview of the new items.
Peace, Alyse Bukoski
alysebukoski@gmail.com

me said...

I posted on my FB page
username Alyse Bukoski

much thanks,
alysebukoski@gmail.com

me said...

And, I am following your fantastic blog.
Again, thanks for the giveaway.
Be Well,
Alyse Bukoski

alysebukoski@gmail.com

Marie Cramp said...

What a fantastic chance to get some amazing pieces!! Thanks Andrew for all you do :)

Marie Cramp said...

I tweeted for you!!

Marie Cramp said...

I just posted on Facebook too! :)

Marie Cramp said...

Does it count if I am already a follower?? :)

Leslie Gidden said...

Hello Andrew! Thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway! Very generous of you!

Warmly,
Leslie

Leslie Gidden said...

Oh, I also blogged about it too for you!


http://madmaggiedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/andrews-thursday-giveaway.html

Thanks again!
Warmly,
Leslie

Leslie Gidden said...

I posted the giveaway to my Facebook for you!

Leslie Gidden said...

I am also now "following" your blog....could have sworn I already was, but I am for SURE now!!

Leslie Gidden said...

I "tweeted" for you also! Thanks again! :)

Leslie Gidden said...

I also posted it to my Facebook Fan Page, Mad Maggie Designs. I know it does not count, just wanted you to know that this is a giveaway worth mentioning everywhere! :)

Copper Diem said...

what a wonderful collection!

sev said...

hello ! a freind led me to you and i am not following your blog ! lovely pewter work :-) my ten yeaqr old daughter is suddenly really into jewellry making and all things silver and sparkly and i know she would just love these so im doing the mummy thing and hoping we are lucky ! :-)
sevina yates

yogavq said...

What wonderful charms your family makes, love the elephant.

Vikki

Greer said...

Wonderful tiny works of art! Please add me in for the chance.

skaro964 said...

I love the pieces they are charming.

skaro964 said...

I tweeted ssssssssskaro964

skaro964 said...

I am now following your blog.

kat said...

Amazing new components! I love all of them...

Beth said...

I love the turtle and the toggles

Beth F

stacilouise said...

I love these beads!!!!!!

staci.louise@homtail.com

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