Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day Four -- BAO Welcomes Spring Giveaway

For Day Four of the BAO Welcomes Spring Giveaways, which falls on Income Tax Day for those of us in the United States, we'd like you to choose your VERY FAVORITE item (the piece you love the most) from any of the BAO Members' shops. Just imagine that you're receiving a HUGE income tax refund and that you can spend it on anything you wish. :-)

Then, leave a comment on this blog post between now and midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, April 17, including:

1. which BAO item is your very favorite and

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

On Saturday, April 18, we will use a random number generator to select the winner of this beautiful bracelet created by Lisa (LisaPetersArt).


that70sshoppe April 15, 2009 at 1:20 AM  

I love these...

Nina April 15, 2009 at 4:20 AM  

I adore the Blush - pink quartz xlong briolette earrings by enso:


Babra April 15, 2009 at 6:30 AM  

My very favourite is the Pink flower ( from Triz:)

KatieN April 15, 2009 at 8:21 AM  

I LOVE the Juicy Cluster Beaded Bead Necklace from Gwenbeads - I love all of the mathematical designs (being the math nerd that I am...)...I actually love everything in her shop, but this one really popped out at me because of the beaded beads and the colors she used...


GraceBeading April 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

I love the recycled handbag series by the Jade Dog, so it would have to be

It Began With Ann's Expression- A Recycled Purse

Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

The black panther bracelet by Triz is my favorite.

Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

Everyone's work is lovely!! However, my thing is the ocean and therefore I pick the Ocean Swell Raku Pendant.

Nicole April 15, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

So many talented artists here! I love the Tropic Grotto Earrings - SRA by juiceglass.


Bead-Mused April 15, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

Sunshine Love!

How appropriate for spring here in Central Texas. I love it.
theresa @ tbuchle DOT com

Priz April 15, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

It was so hard to come up with just ONE favorite out of all wonderful creations but I have to say my personal favorite is Ginny's Ginnovations lampwork, Wasabi on my Denim

Cabootique April 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

I really like the Turquoise Mini Flower Shank Button.


angeltreats April 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Difficult choice... I think this is my favourite though.

angeltreats at gmail dot com

Blakesmom April 15, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

Beaded Round on Chain - tourmaline from tqbdesigns! Thanks for the chance.

Jingle April 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

I love these handmade art coasters by giapet!

jinglesells at gmail dot com

hondaray6 April 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
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Elsie April 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

The Raku Fired Lips Button by LisaPetersArt is too cute, I can imagine it in many projects!


hondaray6 April 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

My very favorite is the Winter Berry Cuff Bracelet! So pretty and delicate.

hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

Sandy April 15, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

Again, this was extremely difficult to choose just one favorite. So many beautiful creations from very talented artist!

Achromatic Peyote Bracelet (2103)

debbiekl April 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

Great shops!
I like the Almost Spring - Freeform Beadwoven Bracelet from SmadersTreasures shop. Love the colors!

Digital Misfit April 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

ONE favorite? ONE?
If money was no object, then Freya would be mine
I would have a custom bust sculpted to display it when it wasnt being worn - it is a work of art.

Vanessa April 15, 2009 at 3:11 PM  

my all time favorite is the SUNSHINE LOVE Handmade Ceramic Heart Bead Bracelet and FREE Matching Ring..LOVE THAT ~!!!!!

ETSY mrsbrooks78

I'm Julia April 15, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

I have a true affection for humblebeads' Sea Urchins beads, especially the peach & teal. If I had a big refund, I'd have her make me a ton of them!

Convo via etsy: or comment on my blog:

I seldom check my email :-))

Lily Bean Designs April 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

I love this one:

Bronze and Raspberry Bead Woven Bracelet
By:Beads & Weaves

lilymaree at yahoo dot com

Eliza April 15, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I love the "Rainbow mini heart pencil pendant" from jenmaestre's Shop. It's beautiful, it matches me perfectly, and my love for art.

GraceBeading April 15, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I just realized I didn't include my email address (gracebeading @ in my entry and wasn't sure if my blog link was acceptable.

Sorry about that

jasmine April 15, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

i love the Cutie Pie Earrings--Green Leaf and Purple from gwenbeads shop

email in profile

Chelsey April 15, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

I love the Damask in Grape and Crystal - Wide Peyote Cuff (3006) It is so unique and beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

JJ April 15, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

I love the post choice, SUNSHINE LOVE Handmade Ceramic Heart Bead Bracelet and FREE Matching Ring! Even after I looked around it was still my favorite!

TLCSilverJewelry April 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

Iridescent Striped Raku Beads Set of 3...Raku Jewelry Supplies by MAKUstudio...set number 3

tlarue77484 @

Amber April 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

I love Triz's Black Panther Bracelet!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

christin April 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM  

Gwenbeads Kepler's Ladder Bracelet is gorgeous:) Thanks!

~Sandy~ April 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I simply adore the August Freeform Peyote Bracelet! it was very difficult just to choose one item..everything is amazing :O) thanks!

cheekybowtique at hotmail dot com

minishoes April 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I picked the Magical Mystery Raku Pendant.-rakustudio This is so Gorgous!! I love to giveaway bracelet!thanks

CathyH April 15, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

So many beautiful things. I love Turquoise Blue Crackle Necklace by Naftali.

MisfitGirl April 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

I do love those big orange raku lips!! So cute.

Anonymous April 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

I love all these ladies shops so this was very difficult for me but i finally chose the Time Machien Cuff by The Beaded lily This lady's shop is remarkable and although I love all the artist's in the BAO! They all deserve high honor's!

SolSisters April 15, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

I just did a post on my blog

with bead and buttons. I picked something from ADK lampwork to feature... and so I shall pick from her again.

I'm in love with these boro beads!

Krystal of Solsisters

Alice Howe April 15, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

I'm diggin' Titania's Tiara Beaded Headband from Salamander House. It's pretty cool!
Alice Howe,

kat April 16, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

Love the culubra sterling bracelet by enso - so simple and elegant yet timeless! Gorgeous...


elaine April 16, 2009 at 12:38 AM  

I love the very expensive Treasure Necklace from TheBeadedLily shop-the beads are so unique and gorgeous!

Elaine R

Anonymous April 16, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

Every shop has such pretty creations!! I found this beauty from BeadJewelryShopGirl

Joby April 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM  

If money were no object I would choose the Crystal Ambrosia Necklace from Cielo Design

BandaiBlossom April 16, 2009 at 3:02 AM  

Definitely the Love Protected Pendant from juiceglass.
I WILL buy it someday! ;p


Evelien D April 16, 2009 at 4:47 AM  

I love this "Variable Gold Lariat with Crystal and Rose Glass Beads" necklace by Smadar's Treasure!
It's not even that expensive, so I'd probably buy it if I got paypal or anything of the like.
Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

koekoeksdozeke AT hotmail DOT com

janetfaye April 16, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

I like La Boutique de Cathy - pink - topaze swarovski cuff bracelet

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Carapace April 16, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

I've loved The Beaded Lily's Mirka necklace since I voted for it in the Snow Queen challenge:

It's the only piece that could make me break my colorfast loyalty to green. I think it grants superpowers. Someday...

Anonymous April 16, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

The Black Fire necklace is gorgeous! I'm not sure if I have anywhere to go that's nice enough to wear something like that ...
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

nfmgirl April 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

Wow! So many great pieces! I went through the stores and saw so many wonderful things, but kept finding myself coming back to the Teal Heart in AKDlampwork's store:

I love the colors, and it's very whimsical!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

grusselldesigns01 April 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

I love your Moonlight and Shadows necklace. What a unique piece.

Bebemiqui April 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

I like this necklace at Malodora:

Aik April 16, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

I love the pink - topaze swarovski cuff bracelet from dumauvobleu's shop.

Nichola April 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

My favorite is the Winterberry Cuff bracelet.

nicholakleyle at hotmail dot com

Shelly April 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

Just love the pearl cuff from thejadedogs shop

Dogmaw April 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

Wow, I'd love to have this amazing reversible bead!

Prissy April 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

Now how do you expect me to pick only one very favorite thing? There are too many great choices! One that I really like is the Juiceglass Citrus Drop Earrings. They are very pretty!

Ginny April 16, 2009 at 5:00 PM  

I like the Ocean Islands Medium Boro Lentil Lampwork Glass Bead

Rosanne April 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

I love the Blush - pink quartz long briolette earrings by enso: April 17, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

Septerra Core Necklace

Cielo Designs

Her work is Gorgeous

judybrittle April 17, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

I really love the Moonlight and Shadows necklace. Very beautiful! Thank you so much!
judybrittle at gmail dot com

Beth April 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

I love the Golden Dawn Raku and sterling silver bracelet at MAKU Studio

Liz April 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

My 2 favorites are Fire-n-Sand for their sheer diversity in design and CieloDesign for her beautiful works of art

Donna April 17, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

I like the the Blush - pink quartz xlong briolette earrings

The Dreamer April 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

I like the Flat Crochet beaded Bracelet that's green

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

DEBIJOT April 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

Love the Mandarin Mystic Quartz Earrings in sterling silver by Enso.

Karen Gill April 17, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

Today my very favorite item would have to be:
Traditions - first blooms - beadwoven collar art necklace by Enso

That was really tough!!! :o)

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