Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day One - Twelve Days of BAO Holiday GiveAway!

Yes, you have read correctly: Twelve (12) Days of BAO Holiday GiveAway!

Bead Art Original members have been so generous with their donations that we will be able to have twelve separate giveaways over the next two weeks. And you will be eligible to enter into every single one of those drawings.

For Day One of this GiveAway Extravaganza, we ask that you visit the BAO Holiday Gift Guide and find the piece that you would most like to receive as a gift. Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, November 28, including

1)  which Gift Guide creation you would most like to receive as a gift and

2) a way for us to contact you (your etsy shop name or your email address) if you win.


On Saturday, November 29, we will use a random number generator to select the winner of this wonderful leather necklace with beadwoven 3D pendant created by SmadarsTreasure.

A few rules do apply:
  1. One comment with the requested information per person.
  2. Leave a way for us to contact you.
  3. Previous winners are eligible.
  4. By leaving a comment, you are giving us the right to use your name/shop link/ blog link in the "announcing the winner" post in this blog.

Happy Holidays from Bead Art Originals to You! 

Be sure to visit us for Day Two tomorrow!


jstinson November 26, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

Beautiful and I want it! Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. You can contact me by convo or e-mail at

Sixsisters November 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

I love the Maku Studio and especially the
Gypsy Raku Pendant.
You can convo me at
This is fun ! looking forward to the other chances
to win.

MagdaleneJewels November 26, 2008 at 7:27 PM  

What intricate beading - it really is a beautiful pendant! I would love to enter your drawing my shop is

Looking forward to seeing the rest!

pklaw November 26, 2008 at 7:29 PM  

Very beautiful! Please enter me in your drawing - Have a great Thanksgiving! Contact

Digital Misfit November 26, 2008 at 8:10 PM  

Gorgeous giveaway piece!
The whole gift guide is filled with stunning treasures. I love the Raku pendants, the beaded necklaces, and so many items. I think the piece I would most love to receive as a gift is the Take Me Long necklace

It is very much my style and I love the versatility of this wearable art piece.

digitalmisfit on etsy

Happy Thanksgiving and have a fabulous Black Friday!

Chauncey November 26, 2008 at 8:57 PM  

Fabulous pieces. I would love to receive Beyond Texture from Maku. Thanks to SandFiber for letting us know about your cool drawings.

janetfaye November 26, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

I like the Mistletoe Earrings.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

KarenF November 26, 2008 at 9:48 PM  

I love this:

I have this thing for I'm a newly accepted member of the Cosmic Cow Society (an arts group in NC)

BTW, the necklace is gorgeous!!


Shelley November 26, 2008 at 10:27 PM  

Wow, what a neat site. I love the Make a Wish Bracelet. Just beautiful.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

AliceHunterKelly November 26, 2008 at 10:29 PM  

Gorgeous! Beyond Texture Raku by Maku is my pick

My shop is

No Easy Beads November 27, 2008 at 12:18 AM  

My favorite from the gift guide are Triz's Black and Pearl Blossom Earrings

There are so many beautiful pieces!


Melody Marie Murray November 27, 2008 at 1:11 AM  

I can't pick a favorite from the gift guide. I want all of them!

GraceBeading November 27, 2008 at 1:53 AM  

I'm drawn to the sunflower earrings by Triz, love those colors!

On a Whimsey November 27, 2008 at 2:43 AM  

How generous! I would love to win, but how to choose one thing from the amazing guide? I do love the Briolette earrings they are so elegant.

Thank you Sandfibres for letting us know!

mel*~reachforthestars~* November 27, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

I adore the Make-a-wish bracelet. I think the beads on the bracelet is really unique! I've never seen anything else close to it before! Very unusual.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Peggy November 27, 2008 at 4:34 AM  

Cranberry Meadows necklace by Cielo Designs...wowser!

pjschroder AT comcast DOT net

Thanks for the give away.

BandaiBlossom November 27, 2008 at 5:16 AM  

I absolutely love the Autumn Campfire Raku Pendant. Just gorgeous - amazing colours!!!

I love colour.



Anonymous November 27, 2008 at 7:35 AM  

i'd love to get the sunflower earrings. they are just gorgeous!


beadsandblooms November 27, 2008 at 8:05 AM  

Love Giveaways! And I would love to have the Lemon/Smoke Quartz earrings by enso since I don't do wire wrapping and admire the technique. If I get lucky, convo me at

SarahKelley November 27, 2008 at 9:59 AM  

The Bargello hearts cuff.
As much as I love everything else, I think I've loved that the longest and most constantly!
I'm going to hope that if I win you can find me;)

AmandaSue November 27, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

I like the colours of the ocean lariat necklace, it sorta looks like a scarf, I love the ends how there sorta frilly like. Thanks for entering me.

Anonymous November 27, 2008 at 1:14 PM  

is this for real?
i sure hope so!
i would LOVE to have the Two Tone - Xlong bicolor quartz briolette earrings. on etsy they're listed as:

my contacts are my blogger username and my etsy is:


Carolyn Cameron November 27, 2008 at 2:57 PM  

I would love to have the Lemon-Quartz earrings. They are just beautiful and would go with everything.

You may contact me at

Nora November 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

I'd kill to have this!

Unique Colorful Free-form Peyote Bracelet :)

Audrey Friesen November 27, 2008 at 5:39 PM  

What awesome jewelry!! I really love the Peacock Bubble Drop Earrings but also the necklace posted. Please enter my name in the draw!!

toohotforturtle November 27, 2008 at 7:09 PM  

I love the Beyond Texture Square Raku Pendant

Michelle November 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

I would love to receive the Beyond Texture Square Raku Pendant! Thanks for the chance to win.

sarah November 27, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

i love the lemon/smoke quartz earrings.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Carolyn November 27, 2008 at 9:58 PM  

Oh my gosh, it was so hard to pick, so I decided finally on the mistletoe earrings. So pretty.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Diane November 28, 2008 at 3:17 AM  

I would love to receive the Colors of the Ocean Lariat Necklace!

miniquilter at gmail dot com

Candes November 28, 2008 at 4:28 AM  

I like the musings on grace nath.

My email is in my blog profile.

Diana November 28, 2008 at 6:44 AM  

I'm in! And if I'm the lucky winner, I'd like the Spotted Dot Earring (Ocean).

What a fun idea! (My etsy shop is )

Diana November 28, 2008 at 7:42 AM  

I love Smadar's work!!! Would
love another piece.

crystal November 28, 2008 at 8:54 AM  

I really love the design in the Red Bargella Heart Peyote Cuff.

H.S. November 28, 2008 at 11:10 AM  

Iridescent Wings Bracelet for sure! The beads on the bracelet are so unique and funky! Very cool.


Mel November 28, 2008 at 11:11 AM  

I love the colors on the Bois Peint - Wide and Wild Woodgrain Beadwoven Cuff. It's colorful & beautiful to look at.

Anonymous November 28, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

Spotted Dot Earring - ocean is my absolute favorite! It looks a bit like an acorn and really pretty.

Crystal T. (

:-) MaryLou November 28, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

Smadar's necklace is so gorgeous! And in my favorite colors of black and white (the red looks nice in there, too).

As for a favorite, it's soooooo hard to choose among the more than 1000 listings by our team, but I've been ogling these gorgeous lampwork beads by Amy (AKDlampwork) for so long. Someone bought my favorite one, but I'd love it if I received this one as a gift:

- Marybeth I. November 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

Autumn Campfire Raku Pendant

hope I am not too late for this one. I loved the beaded pendant being given away

my email is in my blogger profile AND my Etsy name is misaacmom

Marigold November 28, 2008 at 7:03 PM  

What a generous giveaway! If I had to choose, I'd go with MAKUstudio's gorgeous Autumn Campfire Raku Pendant! I love it with the organza ribbon.


JT November 28, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

I love the Beyond Texture raku pendant from MAKUstudio.

mbj_contact (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jen November 28, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

The colors of the ocean necklace is gorgeous. I would love that for Xmas

productsoftheday at gmail dot come

GrandmaMarilyns December 5, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

Ice Crystals Holiday Bracelet is my favorite. I love the sparkle of it. I would not mind getting that as a gift at all.

I love Smadar's pendant.