Friday, November 28, 2008

Day Three - Twelve Days of BAO Holiday GiveAway

For Day Three of the BAO GiveAway extravaganza, we want you to visit the BAO Open House Stores (listed at the bottom of this post) to go window shopping for your New Year's Eve Party.  Then come back here and leave a comment on this post between now and midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, November 30, including 

1. the name/link for that perfect New Year's Eve BAO accessory and

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

On Monday, December 1, we will use a random number generator to select the winner of a custom Heart Pendant created in the colors of his/her choice by time2cre8:

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.

The Bead Art Originals Open House opened its doors at 12:01 this morning and will stay open until 11:59 Monday night.  All participating stores are offering free shipping, and some have other specials in addition to free shipping. Check them all out! You will be tempted to do more than window shop for your Day Three GiveAway entry:


mel*~reachforthestars~* November 28, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Snowman Pendant - teal with earmuffs is my favorite! I love the little earmuffs. Really adorable.

Thanks for the giveaway!


H.S. November 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM  

Such great stores! With great talent to boot too. ;)

Something Blue Bracelet is my favorite from triz. It's really a great bracelet that i would love to wear!


Anonymous November 28, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

tqbdesigns's Knotted Dots Bracelet - Porch Swing is impressive! It must have taken a lot of effort to make it. I like the colors too.


Mel November 28, 2008 at 11:05 AM  

juiceglass - Outrageously Cute Snowman Necklace ( would be a great addition to the jewelery i would use for this coming christmas. It's really cute and im guessing everyone would love this piece!

SarahKelley November 28, 2008 at 11:43 AM  

I'd have so much fun wearing Triz's Let My People Go Collar anywhere, anytime!

- Marybeth I. November 28, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
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- Marybeth I. November 28, 2008 at 12:20 PM - when I wear black lace bracelet. Goes perfectly with that "little black dress!"

misaacmom [at] gmail [dot] com

Jax November 28, 2008 at 12:48 PM colors of the ocean, I love this, holiday without holiday overkill.

Melody Marie Murray November 28, 2008 at 12:54 PM would be beautiful at any NYE celebration!

Anonymous November 28, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

i would love to win the Gray Flower vine choker:



Marigold November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

I would wear SmadarsTreasure's absolutely beautiful Embroidered Pendant on a Beadwoven Necklace, found here:
It's a bold and beautiful focal point that will go well with the black top I'm planning to wear.


Nora November 28, 2008 at 8:35 PM  

I LOVE this!
Elephant Tracks


Stephanie November 28, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

Limited Edition Knotted Dots Necklace - Cote d Azur

This necklace is so fabulous people will be stopping by to fondle it and chat with me all night!


GraceBeading November 28, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

Simple and sparkly for me... Bead Woven Blue Zircon Crystal Bracelet by MistyRidgeBeads fits the bill perfectly!

I've had a ball checking out all the shops!


Diane November 29, 2008 at 12:53 AM would be perfect for New Year's Eve!

miniquilter at gmail dot com

Scarf It Up! November 29, 2008 at 10:56 AM  

Hmmm! This is such fun! What a great idea for promoting your shops as well as rewarding folks for looking!

Here is my choice for New Year's Eve from Triz:

Louise @ Scarf It Up!
scarfitup [at]

Digital Misfit November 29, 2008 at 1:07 PM  

I think that this piece
would be the perfect dramatic flair for a little black dress. Channel your inner diva with the fluffy crochet necklace, or go for a more subtle look with the obsidian. Either way, SandFibers 2 for 1 Beaded Larvikite Pendant necklace would be fabulous!

Shelley November 29, 2008 at 1:48 PM  

I like the crossword puzzle bracelet. I love to do crosswords AND love bracelets so this is PERFECT for me (HINT HINT!! for those doing shopping...LOL!!)

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Luck Happens November 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM  

Raku Button Bead Embroidered Pendant from The Jade Dog Designs ( is perfect for New Years. Mysterious and little bit dark....



betty R. November 29, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

oh my,i would love to win this!!!
i would choose the Saraguro Hojas Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals ...would be beautiful for new years party..

merry christmas and thank you.

Catherine November 29, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

How do I pick one? I’m so bad at even picking out my New Year’s outfit, so I’ll plan for them all…

If I wear that teal cowlneck and slacks to dinner, I’d need these from tqbdesigns…

If we took the kids to my moms for family time, these earrings from humblebeads would make them so happy…

If we stopped by for wine at the gallery, this bracelet by SmadarsTreasure would be perfect with my coral blouse…

If I wore that deep-v black dress, this Naftali piece would be stunning…

If we went to see the lights along the river, this fringe ring from thejadedog would catch attention peeking out from my coat sleeve…

For a night of dancing, this triz cuff would dress up a simple top and jeans…

And I have to note that EVERY shop has something tempting – what an incredibly talented group!


CatherineMarissa on Etsy

crystal November 30, 2008 at 8:39 AM  

Maladora is a rally cool shop with alot of creative and unique jewelry pieces!!
I found the Orange and Black Hollow Lentil Pendant...Love it:)

storybeader November 30, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

I'm pretty casual, and the snowman and cardinal amulet would be perfect for me

renae November 30, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

No fair! This is too difficult! It's hard enough selecting from ONE store, much less many! :)

However, I have to say that I spotted two favorites:

Circle of Hope Raku Pendant or Focal Bead from MAKUstudio ... lovely colors and I especially love the extra long ribbon length (this is in my "favorites" from where I hope my husband will soon be shopping!)

And also ...

Pink Diamonds Amulet Necklace by arosebyname ... this is so unique and different ... very pretty!

Thanks for the viewing pleasure... and for the giveaway! :)

carolinaren at bellsouth dot net

Carolyn November 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM  

I love the Japanese Snow Woman Necklace on SmadarsTreasure

So many beautiful things to choose from.
thanks for the opportunity to win

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Nicole November 30, 2008 at 10:04 PM  

The Gray Flower vine choker would look awesome with my lbd!! =)

katelin December 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM  

this would go perfect with the gold dress i will wear!!


bocktalk December 1, 2008 at 11:58 PM very elegant!

Debra G. December 2, 2008 at 11:46 PM  

I love the Green As Summer Grass Bracelet by beadedlily she has some very beautiful pieces and I would wear that piece all the time because just looking at the picture makes me happy! but all these artist are very talented its so hard to choose it really is a bit unfair ! I have been a long time fan of Humblebeads and I have a few others, I would be happy to win a prize from any of these wonderful artist ! Good Luck To ALL ! :)