Monday, January 14, 2013

Giveaway!!!

This is my 100th blog post!  I have had this little blog since November 2011, and I have only written 100 posts!  I must rectify that this year!  Thank you to everyone who has ever read my blog - and I relish every single comment!  Keep reading - there is giveaway at the end of this post...but first, this is what I have been up to lately:

I am currently taking the Aspire to Wire e-class from Kerry Bogert - 30 wire wrapping projects in 30 days.  O.M.G.!  It is so much fun!  She is a wire-wizard and an excellent teacher! I have had the pleasure of taking 2 of her classes at artBLISS, and I also took her e-class - Snaptastic.  I cannot say enough good things about Kerry!

Her first project entailed her two-tone wire wrapping technique.  So far, I have made two necklace / bracelet / earrings sets with some lovely jasper I have been hoarding.

 


Kerry also uses beautiful colored wire - but I used copper and sterling to go with this set - which immediately went to my mother after I showed it to her!


Yes ...another set made with more jasper.



I have also been working with some amazing lampwork beads from Donna Millard.




I made some of the most awesome bead caps for this necklace, shown below, with my new dapping tool.


The tool creates a concave circle, as illustrated above, and in the bead below.  Isn't this cool?!


I really love this affect!

***UPDATE ON THE GIVEAWAY!  CONGRATS TO SHIRLEY MOORE!!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT - IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME! *************

If you are still with me after all these pictures, THERE IS A GIVEAWAY to celebrate my 100th blog post!  I will be giving away this bracelet I made with gorgeous handmade lampwork beads by Unicorne and sterling silver:


There is also one spiral-wrapped Czech glass bead to round it out - the clasp is also handmade, and is wrapped with a tiny purple Czech bead.  The silver has been oxidized in liver of sulfer and tumbled.  But the beads....oh the beads...they have a beautiful shimmer and a lovely texture!


Here's what you need to do for a chance to win this silver bracelet:

1.  Just leave a comment on this blog post.
2.  Follow me on my blog (if you are already a follower, let me know in your comments-this will count as an extra chance to win).
3.  Subscribe by email to my blog posts (again, if you already subscribe to my feeds, let me know in your comment for an extra chance to win).
4.  Share the link to my blog post on Facebook - and let me know you have done this for the extra chance to win.

Please make sure I can reach you via email to let you know that you have won!  Winner will be announced sometime on Sunday, January 20th.

Thank you for stopping by!

69 comments:

  1. Ooooh i would LOVE to win... i adore you and your work.. crossing my fingers.. and toes..

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post, Patti!

    You sure need to post your pieces more often: you're doing such a fabulous work. Love your new necklaces (well, when haven't I been in love with your designs?!)

    The bracelet is simply stunning! I would love to win it so here I am:
    1. I commented :)
    2. I was already a follower :)
    3. I subscribed to email (that way I will never miss another of your posts!)
    aaand...
    4. I shared it on FB (I shared it on google+ too for some extra exposure :))

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  3. Happy 100 Patti! Beautiful work all around and I totally agree that Kerry is an awesome teacher. I would love to be the lucky lady to wear this bracelet. I'm a follower too ;)

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  4. beautiful pieces and I would love to win that beautiful bracelet. I already follow you too :-)

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  5. Beautiful and Congratulations!!
    I would love to win!
    Cilla

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  6. Patti, love those beautiful purple lampwwork beads and your wire work! Stunning bracelet! I also have to tell you I've been looking at those dapping pliers and couldn't figure out what the heck I would do with them! You obviously have! Very cool bead caps indeed!

    1) I commented...obviously!
    2) Already signed on to your blog
    3) Just forwarded a message about your give-away on my Sharyl's Jewelry FB page!

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  7. I now follow your blog on my blog roll on my blog!
    Cilla

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  8. Hi Patty, love the wire-wrapping, your pieces are beautiful! Congratulations on 100 posts, hoping to get there myself later this year. I read your blog through my Google RSS feeder! And I just pinned this bracelet to Pinterest too.

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  9. What a lovely bracelet! Congratulations on your 100th post! I subscribed by email and now I am a blog follower. Thank you!

    Gina Hockett

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  10. Love your work. I love the dapping tool. Where did you get yours?

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  11. Your wirework is lovely! And so is MY new bracelet! I'm in 4 times! Love! Love!

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  12. gorgeous, gorgeous, GOR.GEOUS.!!!!!

    what a generous giveaway!!! thank you!!!!

    i follow your blog, subscribed to your email & shared on my FB wall!!!!

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  13. Congratulations on the 100 posts Patti. That's great! I am taking Kerry's class too but have only been able to look not play yet as I have been taking care of a sick Mom. She is better now so hopefully this weekend. Your work is really an inspiration - I love the silver and copper - my 2 favorite metals. What mm daping plier did you get? I am looking at them but not sure what size I would use most. The bracelet is gorgeous and purple is my favorite! I follow you and also by e-mail.
    Susan Marling
    rmar261783@aol.com

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  14. Congratulations on your 100th post, Patti! Your work is stunning! I would love to win!

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  15. Love the two toned wire wrapping, I may have to sign up for that course.

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  16. Patti, your pieces are beautiful! I love the earthy colors. I wanted to sign up for this class but I have other commitments and promised myself I would not get so loaded up this year to where I am overwhelmed.

    Please don't include me in the giveaway (though the prize is lovely) as I've already one a giveaway last week.

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  17. Patti, I love what you are doing in Kerry's eCourse! You're really going to town, and I can see you are quite comfortable and very skilled in working with wire! No wonder you Mom snapped up the necklace right away! Congrats on your 100th post!! Wishing the best in blogland and beyond in 2013!

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  18. Congrats on 100 posts! Love your new work! Would love to have that bracelet, and those pliers!

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  19. Happy 100th post! It's always fun to come see what you've created, and these pieces are all gorgeous! I've been following for a while now...

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  20. 1. I adore your wirework. I really like the mixed metals
    2. Already following Blog
    3. Already subscribed via email
    4. sHARED ON fb g+ AND t

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  21. Love your new wire work in two tone!

    zanc@att.net

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  22. Don't know if I am to leave all entries on one comment or multiples sooo.....

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

    zanc@att.net

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  23. Patti, your creations are Beautiful! Congrats on your 100 posts & I subscribe by email & follow your blog. The bracelet for the giveaway is gorgeous & thanks for a chance to win!

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  24. Really cool designs. I wish I had know about that e-course. I am going to try and take it the next go around. Love the bracelet, hope I win. I already follow your blog and get email feeds. I will share on FB.
    Sonya

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  25. Congrats on the 100th blog post. May the postings increase in leaps and bounds!!!! Love your gorgeous pieces. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  26. I already follow your blog and you know I love your work!

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  27. I forgot to say that I posted to my FB.

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  28. Patti, I love your jewelry and 1-signed up to follow you on your blog (thought i already did) 2- subscribed by email 3-shared the link on facebook and - commenting on blog post. Love the idea of sharing your jewelry, talent and blog. Love the bracelet more and think it has my name all over it. Geez, your jewelry is gorgeous. Pick me! Pick me! Dixie

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  29. Congratulations on your 100th post! That is a great achievement. Your wire work is wonderful. I love that two toned technique and might be looking into that class. I really love the bracelet you made with Donna's beads. Your giveaway bracelet is also stunning. Some one is going to be very happy.

    I am a follower also. :)

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  30. OMG! I love your jewelry! I am following your blog! I hope I win! Dyanne4293@gmail.com.

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  31. The bracelet is simply stunning! I would love to win it so here I am:
    1. I commented :)
    2. I was already a follower :)
    3. I subscribed to email (that way I will never miss another of your posts!)
    and...
    4. I shared it on FB

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  32. You're work is stunning! I now follow your blog, subscribed to email and have shared on FB.

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  33. I followed your blog! Thank you for the giveaway! llandig(at)msn(dot)com

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  34. Shared this on my FB page. The bracelet is soooo pretty! llandig(at)msn(dot)com

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  35. Thanks to Linda Landig I found your blog! new follower

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  36. Gorgeous work and love the wiring techniques you're learning. The giveaway is very generous!

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  37. Shared on Facebook, because others must see what you're up to and encourage you to post more! lol!

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  38. Your jewelry is so lovely and I'm glad we're both is Kerry's class together. Sooo much fun!
    llandig(at)msn(dot)com

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  39. Your jewelry is gorgeous as usual! I'd love to win a piece by you! I love your little tool too, that's really cool!

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  40. Congratulations on your 100 blog post Patti! Love the 2 tone wire wrapping. Your work looks great!

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  41. Hi Patti..I love your work! Your wire-work is really excellent as is your balance and use of color..a pleasure to look at.. I would love one of your pieces and to be entered into your give-away..I am new to Blogger and haven't really set up my page yet..and you are my first person I am following! On Blogger, and through email..I alsoposted your give-away on my fb page.. I love your new dapping tool! What terrific bead caps..

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  42. beautiful work Patti! and so glad to hear you're having so much fun with your wire class!

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  43. Patti, your jewelry pieces are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win the bracelet! I am a follower of your blog, and I already subscribed by email. :)

    stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

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  44. every picture here deserves detailed comment. but it all boils down to absolute beauty! you are the best at what you do, Patti!

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  45. I'm just speechless. That was such a great way to start my day, looking at all that beautiful wirework! And Donna Millard beads! No wonder your mom snapped it up. There are perks to having a talented daughter...:) I stink at wirework, since I don't use it much in my pieces, so I'm always envious, and those little bead caps are the bomb!
    Yes, I'm a follower
    Yes, I subscribe by email
    Yes, I'm drooling to win!! :)
    Thank you so very much Ms. Patti!

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  46. Shared on FB. Wish comments would let me put a heart in here....

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  47. And subscribed to your email. Thank you Patti!!

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  48. Congrats on the 100 landmark...and nice to see your latest pieces.

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  49. Congratulations Patti! That's a good landmark, that I shall set out to achieve this year. Beautiful bracelet!! I would absolutely love to win it.

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  50. what a stunning giveaway!! please put my name in the hat :)

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  51. oops! i forgot to add - i've subscribed by email :)

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  52. Wow, you've got some serious wire wrapping skills alreadY! Those pieces are beautiful, love the treatment on the clasp. I chuckled when you said the first one went to your Mom, Most times i find I make things in doubles or triples, for my Mom and daughter, saves time as I know when they see something they will want one too! I just became a follower right before this as a result of the 52 weeks photo challenge. Great work!

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  53. Your wire wrapping is amazing Patti. The two colors wraps are so beautiful. I would love to win that beautiful bracelet. And congrats on 100 blog posts. I am enjoying your 52 weeks posts so glad we are in it together.

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  54. Congrats on reaching 100 posts! I just reached that number myself and feel too that I really should blog more often. It is one of my goals for this year. As soon as I invent more time! ;)

    How exciting that you are taking Kerry's Aspire to Wire class-it sounds awesome! You have definitely put the knowledge you are learning in her class to beautiful use. Your coiling work is stunning! I have both of her books and hope to take one of her classes soon.

    Thank you for the beautiful and generous giveaway!

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  55. I have been a follower of your blog for some time now! :)

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  56. I am in awe of your beautiful wire work and jewelry design skills. Congrats on achieving this blogging milestone. I follow you now (don't know why I wasn't already?) and subscribed by email. The give away piece is gorgeous and I would love to have a chance to win!

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  57. Hi Patti,Congrats on 100 posts. Thanx for a chance to win your beautiful bracelet.

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  58. I am now a follower. Your wirework is gorgeous. I thought about Kerry's class but the timing doesn't work for me right now. If she offers it again I will take it.

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  59. Hi there. Been a follower and get your posts in my email box so I don't miss a one. You were so kind to answer my questions about the wrapped sheet metal beads, I feel guilty signing up to win this Stellar Beauty of a bracelet.....but not THAT guilty, so I guess I get the first 3 counts! : ) Bless you!

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  60. Love your work. As a novice beader, your work and business savvy are inspiring. I will continue to follow the blog and FB posts.

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  61. Gorgeous bracelet - I'd love to win!

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  62. Oops - I should add that I am

    1. A blog follower
    2. An email follower (love that option so I never miss anything!)

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