Snippets from a bead artist.


Winners for the Component Giveaway

Teddy picked one and Nikki picked the other!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered in, I'm really happy that so many people liked the little pieces.   I'm sorry that I don't have any pics of the two pups picking names - Sherwood was at work, and I wanted to salvage the pieces so I could read the names, and you have to be quick!

Teddy picked Karin of Backstory Beads - yay!  I really love what Karin makes, and so I am super excited to see what she does with my little experiment.  :) :)  This is just one gorgeousness of Karin's - just WOW!!

 Beadwork by Backstory Beads

Nikki picked Bobbie of Beadsong Jewelry, which is also mega cool, because I know how fabulous Bobbie's jewels can be - check out what she did with one of the bead soups I sent her for the Bead Soup Blog Party when we were paired up!!

Beadwork by Beadsong Jewelry

Ladies both, I have sent emails to you asking for your mailing addresses (I can't find yours, Bobbie!), so if my mail goes to spam…  let me know!!  Thanks again, and I hope you all will come back and enter again when I get to the next giveaway.


  1. I'm the super excited one, Nancy! It will be so much fun to create a design around one of your components. I was intrigued by the jump ring inclusions and now I'll get to learn from one of your pieces. I'm a huge fan of your work, and of Bobbie's too. I attended an Art Fair last year where she exhibited, so got to see her creations in person. We're all in for a treat!!!

  2. 2 of my absolute favorite pieces!! congrats to Karen and Bobbie!!

  3. Yippee!! I'm so excited! My birthday was a couple of days ago -- how did Nikki know that I had wished for an exciting jewelry component to play with? And I'm thrilled to get to create beside Karin, whose work always blows me away. Thanks a million, Nancy!


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