Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Giveaway...

For this Thursday Giveaway, I wanted to do something special! I wanted to share a few things from the show with everyone out there in the blog world. This week, one lucky winner will take home a "post-Bead&Button Show" stash of beading components. The haul includes work from over nine different artists and comes from some of the top names in the jewelry-making industry! The retail value of this prize package is over $200 dollars and is made up mostly of artist-made beads. It even includes one each of the brand new designs from my family that are so new that they're not even on the website yet!

To win all of these amazing pieces is SO EASY! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the comment section of this post on Monday (June 20th) at midnight EST. Anonymous comments won't cut it for this prize package! Leave your name and email address if they don't already appear next to your comment. This giveaway is open to all participants, including international readers.

Bonus Points: Do you really, really, really want these pieces? If so, 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 your act of social media kindness as a SEPARATE comment to this blog post for your extra shot at winning!

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Regina said...

Wow, Andrew so so generous. Thank you. I really really want to win! Such a gorgeous collection of beads!

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

Awesome collection!....to add into my collection :)
All the best.

Boot ~C said...

WOW what a haul,such a generous give away. Thank You Andrew

steufel said...

Oh my god:-)

Yvonne Shea said...

I was there at Bead and Button - an amazing group of artists and vendors -- the best in the business.

DRINA said...

oh what a beautiful giveaway!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...and thank You for this chance!

stacilouise said...

What a great collection of beads from some of my favorite artists! Great picks!

staci

staci.louise@hotmail.com

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

wow! what a great prize package. I can't wait to win :)

Brandy
brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com

beadstringer said...

I really enjoyed meeting you at Bead and Button. I was wearing the necklace I made using Ravens Journey beads and you commented on. So here is my shout out to you Andrew. Such a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Barbara
mskadubba@yahoo.com

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

I twittered this giveaway.

Brandy
brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

I facebooked this giveaway.

Brandy
brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com

BELLA VITA JEWELRY said...

And, I blogged about it: http://bellavitajewelry.blogspot.com/2011/06/writing-and-art-of-andrew-thornton.html

Thanks Andrew!
Brandy
brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew, wowza what a haul so many amazing beads would be doing the happy dance if i won>
take care Andrew ttfn Lana :)
thanks for sharing!!

Lois Moon said...

What an amazingly generous giveaway! You've got almost all my favorites in there!

Lois Moon said...

I posted to Facebook.

Kristi Bowman said...

My oh my, look at all those wonderful beautiful things. Thank you as always for your giveaways!!!

Kristi Bowman said...

I also FB'd it which tweets it as well so that give me 3 total entries I hope!! Thanks again!

Greer said...

Wow what a wonderful treasure trove!
This would be balm to someone who will probably never get to go to a B&B show

peacockfairy said...

Awesome haul!

FrankandRox said...

Almost like being there - awesome!

FrankandRox said...

I've shared on Facebook too

Becky Choi said...

Ooooo, very tempting!!! So tempting I had to enter! LOL

Anne said...

What an amazing giveaway. You're being most generous again, Andrew.

Kathy said...

Wow, this is such an awesome stash, you are so generous :D

SilverNikNats said...

Oh my gosh what a fantastic giveaway! As always Andrew you have fantastic taste!
Niky x

Kathy said...

Just posted this on facebook :D

Studio Carolina said...

Such a gorgeous assortment.........I would love to win.

Joyce bojomerce@charter.net

Shirley said...

What a luscious stash! As a beadweaver, I haven't had as much opportunity to use artisan beads as the rest of you. I have been following a lot of these artists, reading about the process, and lusting (who wouldn't!) after the gorgeous pieces they create. Winning this stash would take my work to a new level in creativity, and hopefully be the push to get me to sell! :) Thanks so much for the chance!

Louise Turner said...

Wow! Such beautiful treasures. I could never afford all these. How I'd love to win. Will share with my beady friends on FB.

Louise
louiset37@googlemail.com

dawn said...

That's a lovely assortment! Can't imagine a better mix of colors and shapes.Are any of your beads in there? I love my owl pendant!
Wish I could see you before October! Miss you! Lucky me....I get to see Baba this weekend! We may call you.

Alice said...

what an awesome giveaway! I'm on vacation and checking in with my favorite blogs--and glad I did!

Lynn Coulter said...

What a generous and lovely giveaway! Please enter me in the contest, and I'll also Tweet about it.

pupton said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I want to win! Thanks Andrew!

somethingunique said...

Hey Andrew, i blogged the giveaway

http://somethinguniquebylana.blogspot.com/2011/06/omgthere-is-still-more-goodies.html

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Beautiful! Great giveaway!

Trish said...

What a fabulous collection - nothing like seeing them all together to get the imagination fired up!
Would SO love to have these be part of MY collection!!

Courtney said...

Wow, wow and more wow! Thanks for the chance.

bmerves said...

You are the best, Andrew. Thanks for the great giveaway.

KayzKreationz said...

These are all gorgeous. Would love a chance to win.
Kay

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have these most amazing beads to give to a friend of mine.

c.fletcher2@cox.net

Patti Van said...

Wow!! What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Spirited Earth said...

whoa...just fainted from all the gorgeousness of this giveaway..thanks for sharing andrew

Drea said...

What a fabulous offer! Thank you for making this available -- and of course, I would love to win :)

Diana P. said...

Wowza Andrew! That is quite the haul of goodies! Throw my name in the hat! And thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Diana P. said...

I just facebooked this bad boy! Thanks again!

Skylar said...

gorgeous goodies! What a special treat to offer!

Sabine said...

Gosh! Such a load of treasures! I had to check in before my drive to Chicago. I hope to do a lot of beading while my daughter is in Rock & Roll camp.

Have a great week, Andrew!

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

Cindy Cima said...

Wow! Fantastic giveaway! I really want to design with beads from other artist but my budget is preventing me from doing so :)

Cillaw said...

Fantastic!!!
I wanna Win!!!
Count me in please!
Thanks
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com
Off to blog about it now!

Giantonia Designs said...

What an incredible collection for the giveaway, thank you for sharing!! I would love to win these beauties!

Draven said...

Wow beautiful pieces
count me in
thank you
Draven
bythemoon@ymail.com

Giantonia Designs said...

I just posted the link on my FB page :o).

moonlitfantaseas said...

wow Andrew, what a wonderful give away! would really love to win this one!

Kay said...

A most awesome giveaway! You are too generous! I would love to have these treasures.

Cillaw said...

Me again!
I really, really, really want these pieces.
I just blogged about it!
Thanks
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Cilla

Cindy Cima said...

I put on my fb

Cindy Cima said...

I blogged about it:
http://cindycima.emd54.net

Irene Lenihan said...

Wow. I would love to play with these pieces. So pretty.

Cynthia said...

Oh Wow, what a great give away!! I'd love to win it!! Thanks for the chance!

Sissy and Jack's said...

Wow! This is an awesome giveaway of art beads. Love the "Inspire" bead.

Sissy and Jack's said...

I have add to my facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/index.php?lh=d5ae29271a8c489a006935e46a9d9222&#!/pages/Sissy-Jacks-Handcrafted-Jewelry/147054135331538

Doreen said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Andrew! I just want to fondle each and every one of those pieces!

Doreen said...

P.S. I just posted this on Facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000627378706

Nicole said...

Oh man do I want those!!!! millerharvest@aol.com

Dyanne Welch said...

These are fabulous!! I really, really want those! Beautiful pieces from such talented artists would be so fantastic to have!!!

swopemelmel said...

OOOO-OOOO-OOOOOO!!!! My hand is raised like Arnold Horshack, pick me, pick me!!!!!!! Yes I did just use a Welcome Back Kotter reference. I loved that show.
The pieces are wonderful Andrew, thank you for the chance to win them. swopemelmel@aol.com

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to win!

Copper Diem said...

And I facebooked it

Copper Diem said...

and tweeted (@copperdiem)

belinda from Oregon said...

What a inspiring group of work! How generous to share! I am inspired to trek to Bead and Button next year, if only for the thought of seeing Green Girl Studios work all out together!

belinda from Oregon said...

Your on my face book too!
Hope little Max is on the mend...

Erin S said...

I am drooling! Pick me! Pick me!
Erin S

Erin S said...

I facebooked the giveaway.

crazy for cosmo said...

Love the turquoise colored bracelet. Beautiful collection!

Luanne Bursey said...

What a wonderful trove of creativity! Swoon is the word that comes to mind....

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Gorgeous collection of beads, Andrew! Please include me for the drawing.

Cristi
2ifbysea1067@bellsouth.net

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I Facebook'ed. Thanks!

Jerri said...

I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I win!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

And I blogged as well! Thanks again!

Tracey N. said...

Wow!! This is an amazing giveaway! I would be thrilled to win it! e-mail addy is need2bead247@charter.net Thanks Andrew!

sandi m said...
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Rachel Drucker said...

Thanks for offering a giveaway, amazing stuff!
-Rachel
Fascinations by Rachel
fascinationsbyrachel@gmail.com

sandi m said...
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sandi m said...

Oh my, what I could do with these....
You are so generous!
sandi m
millers2219@yahoo.com

ladynoble said...

This giveaway is B O N K E R S! Of course I would love to win! I am going to be spreading the word like a little bird.

grimsh said...

I have been a silent reader of your blog for a long time now, but I just have to come out of hiding for this giveaway. Amazing, and so generous.
Thank you. And I'm so glad you're feeling better now.

Elisabeth said...

wow! what a stash! would love to win!

Christine said...

So many beauties - what a fabulous giveaway! Thanks, Andrew, for sharing your Bed&Button Show fun & now, the stash - love your writings!

Tyne said...

I would ABSOULTELY love to win this! I'm back to beading more often, and this would be a great addition.

Courtney said...

I blogged! Thanks again.

Xmichra said...

Totally want in!

Kristi said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!!

AJ said...

Wow! What a haul! Winning this would almost make up for never getting to attend B&B... *almost!*

(e-mail: aere at erthefae dot net)

THEAjewellery (lesley Watt) said...

What a stunning selection - absolute beads heaven ans very generous.

THEAjewellery (lesley Watt) said...

Given a good loud shout on Facebook too...

Marie Cramp said...

Oh Andrew!! What a very special giveaway!! How I truly wish I could win this one...

Red W said...

What a fantastic giveaway....... Would be a perfect gift for my sister...... She would just die :0)

Marie Cramp said...

I posted on Facebook!!!

Marie Cramp said...

I posted on my Blog!!!

Marie Cramp said...

I also tweeted!!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness! That is all so yummy! I am super stoked and look forward to seeing who wins! (secretly hoping its me, lol)

Traci Zeller
gettagift@shaw.ca
www.facebook.com/GettaGiftJewellery

Anonymous said...

Just tweeted! How could I not?
Traci Zeller
gettagift@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

And I facebooked it! WoOt!
Traci Zeller
gettagift@shaw.ca

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

Blog about it here - http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/2011/06/thursday-giveaway_16.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FcePb+%28Andrew+Thornton%29
Mei

Janet said...

Such beautiful beads! Wow they are nice. I hope to Win this time lol! This is a great Give~Away!!

WireBliss Design (Mei) said...

Tweeted this too - http://twitter.com/WireBliss

Janet said...

Just facebooked this!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1014962907

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

You are such a generous soul... thank you.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

tweeted! (@sandileejames)

redmink said...

OMg........so wonderful..Suzanne Edwards sweetsuetu@gmail.com

Yolanda M. said...

Very generous of you, and what a treat all these are!
Please count me in!~

Yolanda

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

I blogged about this: http://dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com/2011/06/generous-soul-andrew-thornton.html
xoxo

Elaine said...

This is such a beautiful collection of beads, and you are so generous to share! I can already see some of the things I could create with it....
Thanks for the opportunity!
Elaine
e.froneberger@gmail.com

Yolanda M. said...

Tweeed it too!
http://twitter.com/#!/YolandasClay

Yolanda M. said...

One more on FB!

https://www.facebook.com/yoli.miramontes

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Wow! What a great batch of goodies Andrew! Thanks for always having such great giveaways.

Janet said...

Ive Blogged this too! Yeah baby yeah lol! Youre so generous Andrew..thank you for your immense generosity! Btw loved your Bead and Button photos! heres my Blog link;
http://janet-singingwoods.blogspot.com/2011/06/time-for-givingand-another-grand.html

Therese's Treasures said...

Gourgous beads love them, whoever wins this giveaway is one lucky person. Thank you for wanting to share your loot.
Therese

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Newton Designs said...

Beautiful grouping of beads!

Kiki said...

wow!

Kiki said...

facebooked it!

Therese's Treasures said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog

http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com/2011/06/big-giveaway-at-andrew-thorntons-blog.html

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow! Thanks, Andrew for offering this giveaway! I commented on your post at the hive! I really,really,really want this giveaway! Did I mention that I really want it? Beautiful beads!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Added your post to my Blogger blog!

http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/2011/06/andrew-thornton-bead-giveaway.html

Mel's Art Buffet said...

What a dreamy collection! So so kind & generous! Thank you :)

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Posted at my Artfire Blog!
http://www.artfire.com/users/pineridgetreasures/blog/bead-giveaway-by-andrew-thornton

pineridgetreasures@comcast.net

Penny said...

What a whole lot of gorgeous!! I would so love to win!

copperpenny12@hotmail.com

Penny said...

I have blogged about it!

Penny said...

I have put it on Facebook to!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beads and thanks for the great giveaways

Live 2 Create said...

The bead prize package ROCKS!! Would love to create with them and appreciate your generosity!!

Green Shoot Jewellery Designs said...

Wow, what a fabulous giveaway, I hope I win!

Deb x

Elizabeth said...

Unbelievable and how generous you are. Good luck everyone!!!

Eileen said...

Oh my goodness! How generous of you! This is embarrassing, but my heart actually started racing when I saw all those beautiful beads! : )Thanks~Eileen

SueBeads said...

Waaaaaay too generous Andrew, thanks so much for a chance to win them!

Eileen @ Songbird Cabin said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!
Thanks~Eileen

SueBeads said...

I put it on facebook Andrew!

SueBeads said...

I blogged it Andrew! Here's the link:

http://suebeads.blogspot.com/2011/06/andrews-giveaway.html

Kim said...

Wow that is a haul, very generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win it.

Miss Lissa said...

Um, wow, that is an amazing selection of beads! I wish I could go to Bead & Button sometime: someday, definitely! :)

Joana said...

Yay! This is better than Christmas! And reading your posts it looks like you had a lot of fun at the show!
Im keepig Max in my thoughts as well, wishing for a speedy recovery of the lil' man!
Jana
(janaita{ at }gmail{ dot }com

Joana said...

And of course, I shared on Facebook too.
Good luck to all who entered! I'm sure that they will go to a very loving and creative new home :)
Jana

Elly Snare said...

This haul is fantastic - almost as going to the Bead&Button show itself (maybe next year?) I especially like the beads from Pam and Heather...lovely :)

Elly Snare
http://ebsnarejewellery.wordpress.com
eleanorsnare[at]hotmail[dot]com

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Wow! So great of you to offer this giveaway...I would love to win something like this!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hippie-Chick-Jewelry-Design/143104285487

Shared on facebook page

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Also, shared on personal facebook page...if that counts!

WondrousStrange said...

What a wonderful beautiful tempting give away!!! Please do pick me:) But good luck to everyone else:)

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

also tweeted! hippiechickdesi on twitter.

rockcreekcreations said...

Holy Moly Ca-boly! That's a whole lot of goodness!

Beth said...

Wow what a collection and a wonderful selection for those of us who cannot attend the show.

Beth
bfarrell61@yahoo.com

Sally Anderson said...

Oh, yes, I really, really would like to win. So here's my first entry. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sally Anderson said...

I have Facebooked so here's my second entry! Thank you again!

Hannah said...

What a terrific giveaway!

Sally Anderson said...

I have tweeted. Tweet tweet! Thank you again!

wizardewu said...

This is an amazing collection.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Newbies have to start somewhere. Here we go... Love the bead and giving this a whirl. So nervous! Any suggestions?? steffybear@gmail.com

wizardewu said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=219397741413795&id=100000413913778
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/81851996595961857
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

This is one awesome giveaway!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful assortment of goodies! I would be so thrilled to win :)

darbyscloset said...

OMG!!! PLEASE, Make My Wish Come True and Pick Me! I love all of the pieces in your giveaway!! I bead and my style is getting a little "hum-drum", yet these pieces would certainly liven my life and pieces UP!
You are a Saint for offering this wonderful collection!
Thank you for the opportunity!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Heidi said...

And I Facebooked about it: http://www.facebook.com/expostfactojewelry

darbyscloset said...

Of Course I Twittered!!! (darbyscloset)
Thanks!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

Posted to FB...(Darby Moran Lohrding)!
Thanks again for the FAB opportunity!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just shared your giveaway on Facebook

LeeLu Creations said...

I'm speechless! All I can say is "wow"!

I am going to blog, facebook, and twitter!

Blog: www.leelucreations.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leelucreations
Twitter username: LeeLu Creations

lynn said...

Wow these are amazing, I missed out on the B&B show this year.. Please add me to the drawing. Lynn

Tara P. said...

I'm suffering some serious B&B envy - it seems like all my favorite bloggers got to go! Add me to the list!

Regina said...

I am back to tell you that I have blogged about your glorious giveaway.
http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/2011/06/200-worth-of-glorious-beads.html
Thank you, Andrew.

RockerJewlz said...

You are so good to us, count me in!

Anonymous said...

How lovely! Hoping to win for my friend!
Kristi Idol
idolkristi@hotmail.com

Jen V. said...

Great stash, Andrew! Thanks for sharing!

Tara P. said...

I blogged about it! http://newbiebeader.blogspot.com/2011/06/recovering-from-my-broken-fingers.html

Alice Howe said...

What a great giveaway. What a lucky winner!

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

Wow! What a great selection! Add me to the draw list please, that inspire bead wants to come live with me LOL It was great to see you again at bead and button!

baglady said...

Oh my goodness- What a prize that you have today. I have wanted to go to the Bead and Button show but am a teacher (in my other life) and can't leave school on the last week of the year to go. This is almost better than going! Thank- you Andrew!

Misty said...

OMG!!! what an AMAZING giveaway! I would love to go to that show.
Thanks so much for sharing :D

Coty said...

Jeeeez that's a lot of lovelies! Jackpot!

madjewels said...

What a wonderful assortment! It definitely makes a great giveaway and I'm praying to be the lucky winner! Thank you. :)

*.:。✿♫RB♫✿.。.:* said...

Nice beads collections ;) .. following your blag and sub already!! thanks for the giveaways ..

JustATish said...

Awesome collection! Put my name in that hat!

JustATish said...

Posted it on my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Just-A-Tish-Jewely-Designs/9139201359

JustATish said...

Blogged about it! http://justatish.blogspot.com/2011/06/awesome-giveaways.html

taralinda said...

yay! Thank you for so generously sharing your stash! This one would inspire me for months. ;)
tara

http://taralinda.wordpress.com/

gretchen said...

wow, amazing GENEROUS collection...

Lubna said...

Beautiful giveaway. I am reading such a lot about the Bead and Button get-together. It sounds awesome.
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

Noemi said...

Wow Andrew,
That´s mouthwatering!
Please, please, pleeeeeeeeeease count me in!!!!!!

DK said...

That HumbleBeads birdie is so sweet.
Thanks for the opportunity to win these.

Noemi said...

I have shared about it on FB

http://www.facebook.com/pages/noemibaenacom/121971644528566

Thanks!

Ľubaša said...

I love these small treasures. Thanks
Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I tweeted about here: http://twitter.com/#!/Lubaska/status/81981081754152960
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

shared on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=195432667175680&id=100001428019486
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

CreationsbyKari said...

Would LOVE to win this amazing collection of gorgeous beads!!! Please enter me, thanks so much!
CreationsbyKari1@yahoo.com
Kari Wilson

Mandy said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!

ne-knopka said...

great giveaway!

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

jackie said...

Wow! One of the best giveaway packages I've ever seen. Would love to win this.

Amelia Lune said...

I love these beads. What a cool creative inspiring giveaway!

averilpam said...

Wow, such a generous giveaway!

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