Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thursday Giveaway...

This week, one lucky winner will take home some ceramic components from Golem Studio! Golem Studio is a family-owned and operated business, headed by couple, Vladislav Ivanov and Kremena Ivanova. They live in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria where they make their highly graphic and often brightly colored ceramic pieces. Up for grabs are three sets of beads and one focal pendant! (This prize has over a $50 retail value!)

I love the highly decorative patterns and think that these would be perfect for a stunning spring design. Want to see what I did with one of the floral lentils? CLICK HERE to visit the bracelet I made for the Art Bead Scene February Challenge. To see more examples of Golem Studio's work, CLICK HERE to visit their website and CLICK HERE to visit their Etsy page. Keep an eye out on Monday for a 20% off sale on their website to celebrate Spring!!!

BUT WAIT! That's not all! There's a special bonus prize!

The winner of the ceramic pieces from Golem Studio will also take home a Soft Flex Company's Extreme Trios set! These are some of my favorite flexible beading wires; I use the champagne, 24K Gold and the 92.5 Sterling Silver wire religiously! I find that the wire can be knotted easily and doesn't get all kinked up. This is particularly nice when trying to achieve clean, beaded lines when designing. Another perk of the Soft Flex Company Flexible Beading Wire is that it is made by the country's first GREEN manufacturers of beading wire. The wire can also be recycled! This set of nylon-coated, flexible, braided steel wire, includes three 10 foot length spoils of Medium (0.019 in.) wire! (The flexible beading wire has a $23.95 retail value, making the grand total of this week's prize OVER $75!)

To enter to win this set of ceramic components from Golem studios AND the Soft Flex Extreme Trio BONUS prize 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, (March 7th) at midnight EST. Make sure to leave your name if it doesn't already appear next to your comment for easy verification. (Anonymous comments without a name will unfortunately not qualify to win these great prizes!) 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. Please include a link to the Golem Studio and Soft Flex Company websites and link back to this blog post to qualify! Don't forget to add your act of social media kindness as a separate comment for your additional entry to win!

Extra Bonus Points: Take a ride over to the Golem Studio Facebook page and LIKE it. Once you've successfully LIKED their fan page, head back over here and leave a comment saying that you've done so. CLICK HERE to visit their Facebook page. Their Facebook page is a great place to find out more!

EXTRA Extra Bonus Points: "LIKE" the Soft Flex Company Facebook page and be entered to win again! As with the other extra chances of winning, you must leave an additional comment on this blog post. CLICK HERE to visit their Facebook page.

154 comments:

peacockfairy said...

Ohhh, I don't yet own any beads from Golem but I sure would love to!

Krys Mann said...

What a coincidence, I just added Golem Studios to my favorites on ETSY today. And I am now planning on going through soft flex's website, Green is a big thing in our household!
More things to add to the list of supplies to get the next time I am in the US! Thanks for the links!

Copper Diem said...

I would love to win!

Kristi said...

Those beads are gorgeous! I would love to win, thank you for the giveaway!

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew,oh my what a generous givaway, such colorful pieces,I added there etsy shop to my favs right away thank-you so much for the givaways you have & introducing us to new components we might never have known.ttfn

Heather Williams said...

What gorgeous beads! Hope you've had a beautiful day! : )

Kellq said...

I would love to win these beads!! Thanks!!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

:::In a trance from how cool those beads are!:::
woooow!
I'm entering to win!!!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have just recently seen some of golem studios beads......they are very vivid and gorgeous! I would truely love to have some of those pretties for my very own!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I liked Golem Studios on facebook!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I liked soft flex on facebook

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

these are gorgeous beads! i would love to win them!!!!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i liked golem on fb!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i also liked softflex on fb!

Alice said...

I love Golem's beads! They're so bright and cheerful! What a great prize package!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Xmichra said...

LOVE those colors! I'd love to win!

Xmichra said...

Liked the Golem Studio :)

rockcreekcreations said...

wow! wonderful giveaway!

Xmichra said...

Liked the Soft Flex page! (really love them, but like will suffice!)

Coty said...

I love the birdie pendant! Gorgeous colors!

rockcreekcreations said...

I facebook liked softflex!

Xmichra said...

updated my status :)

GraceBeading said...

Oh boy... I've been circling Golem's Etsy store for a little while now, eyeballin' quite a few pieces, don't yet own any though. I've never tried softflex either but would love to. So... count me in!

Alice said...

I just visited their FB page and 'liked' it.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Heidi said...

I have been drooling over Golem beads for a while now. I would be thrilled to win these :)

GraceBeading said...

Okay... I posted about it on Facebook too!

Alice said...

I just 'liked' the Soft Flex FB page too. A great site!!!!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Heidi said...

I liked Golem on Facebook just now!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I also blogged about your giveaway!

GraceBeading said...

I "like" Golem on Facebook

Heidi said...

And I also liked Soft Flex on Facebook :)

GraceBeading said...

I "like" softflex on Facebook, I really want to win - does it show yet?

Erin S said...

Sweet! Love those beads!
Erin S

Carol said...

Love these ceramic beads and am now heading over to their site.

Carol said...

I liked Golem on Facebook.

Pam Chesbro said...

Not just beautiful..but fun. I am full of imaginings.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love Golem Studio beads, but I haven't tried Softflex yet. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I "like" Softflex on Facebook.

Carol said...

I like Soft Flex on their Facebook page.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I "like" Golem Studio on Facebook as well.

pupton said...

Wow! I just love Golem's beads! Gorgeous! I would love to win! I just liked them on FB!
Pupton58@gmail.com

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Pick me! I would love to give these delicious beads a home!
Shannon C
ps thank you for the lovely comment you left on my bead soup! It made my day!

taralinda said...

Cool Beads! wow. Count me in!
Tara

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a beautiful bunch of beads for making jewelry. The softflex helps too.

Lori's Glassworks said...

Hi,
I would love to win these lovely beads. Thanks for Sharing!
Lori Dorrington

Tara said...

...and easy to 'Like' Soft-Flex. I use their wires exclusively, but I've never tried these colors. yay!

Lori's Glassworks said...

I "like" Golem Studio on Facebook.
Lori Dorrington

Lori's Glassworks said...

I liked soft flex on facebook too.
Lori Dorrington

peggy aplSEEDS said...

these are such lovely beads and i would be thrilled to win!

Anne said...

Those beads are just beautiful!!!

Mellisa said...

Fantastic giveaway, I'd love to add some Golem work to my collection! :)

taralinda said...

& I've FB'd Golem Studio. I love their work... Thank you!

Mel said...

Oooh, I'm loving the pretties this week! Thanks for the chance to win!

Connie said...

very beautiful beads!...and wire too - great giveaway!

Janice said...

Another fabulous Thursday giveaway. They just get better and better. I love these beads.

Belinda from Oregon said...

Love this give away! The beads are beautiful...I would love to win...

Belinda from Oregon said...

I liked Golen studios on my facebook!

Belinda from Oregon said...

I liked Softflex on my facebook!

Greer said...

Would love to win those de-lish beads

Greer said...

Have liked Golem Studios on Facebook

horimarika said...

I would like to win! Kisses from Hungary horimarika

Cheeks said...

Hi,
long time I didn't play with you but these beads made me try it again :)

I would love to win :)

Reka

becca said...

I love those beads!
They are lovely.
And I work heavily in wire, so would make excellent use of the trio. =)

Boot ~C said...

time loses all meaning when I go to the Golem site!

steufel said...

Wow - great components!

moonsafari said...

I would so love to win these pretty beads :)

moonsafari said...

I liked Golem Studio on facebook too :) (Agi Kiss, from Hungary)

flyingbeader said...

Oh my goodness...as Shirley Temple would say...do you remember her?

I absolutely love these beads. I hate to confess, but I've never used Soft Flex...ideas?

dot

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow - thanks for sharing the goodies! I just went and liked their FB page and went to their website and was drooling all over the place!
Have a great weekend!
Beth

charisdesigns said...

Would love an opportunity to expand my horizons with these beads!Very different from what I normally use-thanks for the opportunity to win

Christie Murrow

charisdesigns said...

Just "liked" Golem Studios on FB!

Christie Murrow

charisdesigns said...

And Soft Flex! Thank you again
Christie Murrow

maneki said...

I've been looking at Golem Studio beads (not least their cat pendants) for a long time now, but never bought any. And same thing with the softflex wire. Especially the champagne looks very nice.

So of cause I want a chance to win these goodies!

maneki said...

...and I shared the info on my blog: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaways-golem-studio-beads-softflex.html

Thanks for the opportunity!

Michelle said...

Lovely pieces...I've admired their work in magazines. Great Give-away!
Michelle

skygrazer/Christy said...

Nice! Love the bead patterns, and I didn't know about the latest wire.

KayzKreationz said...

Those beads are so pretty. It would be great to win a set and get a chance to design something with them.
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

I "like" the Softflex page. I have a little of their wire, but would love this Trio set.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway with links to your blog, Golem Studio and Softflex.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Georgie McNeese (ArtByG) said...

The beads and pendant are beautiful. I'll have my fingers crossed until Monday.

Georgie McNeese (ArtByG) said...

I liked the Golem Design Studio page!

Georgie McNeese (ArtByG) said...

I liked the Softlex page.

Georgie McNeese (ArtByG) said...

I just tweeted about the giveaway. Have a great day!

terri said...

When I saw your beautiful bracelet featuring the Golem Studio floral lentil, I thought, "I gotta get me some of them!" but haven't had a chance to do it yet. Plus that bird pendant is pretty sweet.
terri

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I posted about your give away with links on my facebook page

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I just twittered about it jewelrygirl007

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I liked golem design studio

indigo heart said...

i looove golem beads! these are gorgeous.

Nally said...

Wo-ho! Golem design beads are beautiful! I'd really love to win!

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

Gorgeous beads - would love to have them.

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

I "liked" Golem's facebook page.

Claire Maunsell said...

I love their components! So great to see them featured in a giveaway!

Beth said...

I keep looking at their beads-- waiting to take the leap--

Beth F

Joey said...

I have been using Vladislav's beads for years, from back when he was shipping them from Bulgaria. I have always loved them and people love the jewelry I create with them!
Joey Eversole personal-adornments.com
and joeys.personal.adornments@gmail.com

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

What a wonderful give away! I love those floral beads, very very cool! I liked Golem's and SoftFlex's facebook pages. I had no idea SoftFlex was green! I really like that, thanks for sharing the info!

Annita said...

I would love to win these.

Meleenia said...

lovely beads - oh what i could do with them!!
Dianne Miller
meleenia@aol.com

swopemelmel said...

Oh how I wish I had those beautiful Floral Lentils. I loved what you did with them in the ABS Challenge bracelet!!! The colors were perfection and that Green Girl toggle is sublime. Thank you so much for your amazing giveaways. swopemelmel@aol.com

judithb said...

What a great prize this would be to win! The beads are gorgeous, and I'm a longtime fan of Softflex, which is my most-used stringing element.

judithb said...

And now I have Golem on my FB Friends List--definitely want to follow what they're doing.

Norma's Clay said...

Golem Studio beads are wonderful! I will be very happy to win. Thanks for the giveaway and your beautiful and inspirational posts.

judithb said...

Well, I would post here that I've just Liked Softflex on FB, but I already did that a long time back. Love Softflex for stringing!

Salzanos said...

Def. Want to enter this!! Off to like on facebook, and click all the links you suggested too!

judithb said...

OK, have posted all links (Andrew's blog, Golem, Softflex) on FB. The more people I tell, the less likely I am to come in the winner, but hey, getting the good word out is what counts!

Penny said...

What a awesome giveaway, I really love Golem studios beads, they are so bright and cheery.

I added a link to my facebook page for you giveaway.

Penny said...

I liked Golem Studios on Facebook.

Penny said...

I like Soft-Flex on Facebook too.

Cynthia said...

Fabulous give-away, as usual!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Rebecca said...

I would love to win these stunning beads! THanks ANdrew for your wonderful giveaways.

Sharon Wagner said...

Another great prize to win! I love their work!

Sharon Wagner said...

I already "like" Golem Design Studio! Yeah!

Sharon Wagner said...

I went FB and now I "like" Softflex too! It is the best beading wire hands down.

averilpam said...

What gorgeous beads!

averilpam said...

I've liked Golem Studio Facebook page!

Deb said...

I've been looking at Golem beads this week, they are gorgeous!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

i bloged about your giveaway on my blog frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot.com

Magpie Shinies said...

These are very unique and beautiful!

Janet said...

They have the Best beads! Thanks for the chance on this wonderful Giveaway Andrew..You Rock!

Lois Moon said...

I absolutely love Golem Beads!

Lois Moon said...

...and I like them too...on Facebook...

Lois Moon said...

...and I like SoftFlex on FB also.

Thanks for such an amazing giveaway this week!

baglady said...

Gorgeous beads- I would love to add them to my collection.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The beads are beautiful!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/43821248328908800

sandi m said...

I've been oogling the Golem beads. I want...

Hannah said...

What gorgeous beads!

Sally Anderson said...

I've been oohing and aahing these beads for a while & would love to win some. Plus the wire! What a great givewaway. Thanks, Andrew!

Sally Anderson said...

I "liked" Golem on FB.

Sally Anderson said...

I liked Soft-flex on FB, too!

Sheila Summers said...

I love the ceramic beads, and that pendant is perfect for spring!

Lorelei Eurto said...

I love Vlad and Kremena, their work is stunning!! Great giveaway!!

Shaiha said...

Oh my goodness! Those beads are just gorgeous! I am always amazed at the wonde3rful finds that you make Andrew. Please enter me in the giveaway!

Shaiha said...

I shared this post on my FB page :)

Shaiha said...

I liked Golem Studio on Facebook.

Shaiha said...

I had already liked Soft Flex studio previously

ikkinlala said...

Those beads are gorgeous!

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

I love these gorgeous beads!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh what treasures you hold Andrew… Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful items to make more beautiful things...

wizardewu said...

I love these beautiful beads.
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wizardewu said...

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wizardewu said...

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Releases by Rufydoof said...

Ohhh I adore Golem Studio beads...I have a few but would love more to add to my collection!

Thanks so much for yet another fantastic giveaway.

Karyn

Chrizette said...

Please enter me - I have just discovered beading a week ago and are having great fun trying out the techniques :) I am an international entry.

Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com
Chriz’Creative Spot

Chrizette said...

I "liked" Golem Design Studio

Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com
Chriz’Creative Spot

Chrizette said...

I "liked" Soft Flex Company.

Chrizette
baychriz at gmail dot com
Chriz’Creative Spot

Raida said...

What an amazing giveaway! Count me in. Thanks!

Gerry said...

Very generous giveaway.
gerrysbeadgallery@yahoo.com

Gerry said...

Very generous giveaway.
gerrysbeadgallery@yahoo.com

Kiki said...

I posted on facebook! I would LOVE to win!

Here Bead Dragons said...

very beautiful beads - Andrew, you find the most wonderful things. and beading wire too - how great.
cryssT ~

Here Bead Dragons said...

also managed to 'like' on FB - thanks for the many opportunities to win
cryssT ~

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Norma's Clay said...

I forgot to mention I blogged about your giveaway (www.normasclay.com)

Norma's Clay said...

I liked Golem studio at Etsy