Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day One -- BAO Welcomes Spring Sale Giveaway!

The members of Bead Art Originals love giveaways! (You may remember our hugely popular Twelve Days of Holiday Giveaways back in December.)

Well, we're doing it again!

This time we're going to be doing a full week's worth of giveaways to coincide with the Bead Art Originals Welcomes Spring Sale. Bead Art Originals members have once again been very generous with their donations, so we'll be having seven separate giveaways during this week. And you will be eligible to enter into every single one of those drawings.

For Day One of the BAO Welcomes Spring Giveaways we'd like you to visit the Bead Art Gifts Blog, where we showcase some of our special pieces, and find the piece that most speaks to you of spring.

Then, leave a comment on this blog post between now and midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 14, including:

1. which Gift Guide creation speaks to you of spring and

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

On Wednesday, April 15, we will use a random number generator to select the winner of this beautiful bracelet created by Miriam (CieloDesign).


KatieN April 12, 2009 at 1:19 AM  

Gosh - they're all so great, but I think the Spring Fling Earring Pair are the most "springy" to me...The bright colors and the cute little flowers just remind me of happy spring days :o)

jasmine April 12, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

the sizzle lampwork bead represents it best, i think.

the colours are lovely, and it looks like a flower in full bloom! very pretty.


.:liza:. April 12, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Everything is beautiful, but I love the citrus medallions peyote cuff. Those bright colors scream spring to me!

Carapace April 12, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

Much as I love everything Malodora has ever done; perfect as the spring leaf necklace is, and much as it speaks to my work...

The turqouise crackle is the exact image of a spring sunset through the still-budding branches of the trees. It makes me look for fireflies and smell mountain laurels blossoms. It has my vote!

Carapace at etsy

Leah April 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

Hrm... I'd go for the Fire Within bangle. I love bright and cheery pieces in the spring!


blog April 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

Wow, those are amazing! How am I supposed to pick just one? Since I do, it has to be the Spring Fling Earring pair by Ginnovations, one of my fave lampworkers!

Denorah April 12, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

Spring is pink and flowers, of course. So, my favorite is the Beadwoven Bracelet w/flower button. Sweeeet!

GrandmaMarilyns April 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

Oh wow! They are all so great but the one that spoke to me the most was Bronze and Raspberry Beadwoven Bracelet

KatieN April 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

Oops...Don't count me again, but I forgot to put my e-mail address in my post...KatieN's e-mail is


rockcreekcreations April 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful set of creations!! It is sooo hard to choose just one. I have a list 7 items long. Between Naftali's turquoise blue crackle neckle to Sandree's oh yeah, all of her's!! to...the list goes on and on.

I think my absolute favorite, shouting spring creation is the butterscotch delight pendant by ginnovations. by ginnovations

Jennifer April 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

So many lovely pieces, but the one that speaks the most to me about spring is the "springtime patchwork bracelet", which has woven in it all the colours I consider spring.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Chris April 12, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

Everything is amazing, but since I have to choose one thing, I'll go with the Turquoise Blue Crackle Necklace by Naftali. The colors remind of spring skies, whether rainy or calm.


sweetpea_path April 12, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

oooooh, I must go with "Pinks and Greens - a Recycled Satchel" by TheJadeDog....YUM...those are spring, spring, spring colors to me!

ccopuntia (at) aol (dot) com

Mansi April 12, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! There were so many pretty items but the one that most reminded me of Spring was the Lush Leafy Necklace because the leaves have started to sprout on trees and the grass is turning to green :)

The bracelet giveaway is also close to what speaks to me of Spring because of its beautiful green/springy colored beads. Thank you!

TLCSilverJewelry April 12, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

The most spring like to me is the Daisy Flower Bead. That's just because I love flowers. tlarue77484 @

denise April 12, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

The spring sprouts pencil earrings really represent the freshness of spring.


Chelsey April 12, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

The Beaded Spring Easter Egg is so springy and sweet. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

minishoes April 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

The giveaway bracelet is so beautiful! It was hard to make a chose but I chose the Butterscotch delight pendant. Its pretty colors remind me of spring. thanks

Shaiha April 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

They are all gorgeous but the one that calls my name is Butterscotch Delight pendant


Alice Howe April 12, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

I'm ready for green leaves, and the beautiful luch green leaves necklace has spring all over it.

Marigold April 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

This past Thursday, the season's first real warm spell slipped into our town. My family celebrated by lying on our backs in the park and watching the clouds drift through the late afternoon twilight. It's still a bit too early for buds on the trees, so the view we had of the sky through the branches looked almost exactly like this gorgeous necklace from Naftali:


bFlat April 12, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

I love the citrus medallions peyote cuff because the colors are so bright and remind me of spring!

lensimpressions AT gmail DOT com

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palleikodesigns April 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

I don't know how you honestly expect us to pick just one! All of these creations are stunning. Can I list my top two?

CieloDesigns reminds me of newly bloomed flowers with their rich purple and greens.

palleikodesigns (on Etsy)

Naftali's piece is simple and elegant reminding me of Monet's Water Lily's and the colors of spring being refleted in a pond. April 12, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

They are all so beautiful. I love the work of Sandfibers. The green beads and shell bracelet is enchanting as well. I keep working on my own style to be as good as all these artists.

elaine April 12, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

The Spring Sprouts Pencil Earrings definately speak of springtime.

Elaine R

Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

Gorgeous pieces. I live in Florida and the front bead seaweed bracelet really says SPRING to me.

Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

I like the butterscotch delight, but I think the giveaway is the prettiest.

Shanda April 12, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

The Violet Treasure Necklace most reminds me of spring because of all the pretty flowers starting to bloom!

Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

I'd say spring fling earrings are "springy".
All are beautiful.
V G Marcel

Joby April 13, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

The Spring Breaks Through Cuff colurs remind me of dainty flowers just starting to surface.

canadiangiveaways April 13, 2009 at 5:23 AM  

the spring sprouts pencil earrings are so neat! definately makes you envision those first signs of spring

Beth April 13, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

The 4 in 1 micromail weave variation with swarovski dangles reminds me of spring

Beth April 13, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

I forgot my email address in the comment just above - sorry

GraceBeading April 13, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

It has to be the Beaded Spring Easter Egg by SalamanderHouse!

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

The strawberry orbital earrings remind me the most of spring. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

janil April 13, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

This fantastic bracelet reminds me the woods full og flowerss in Spain... Green and Orange Nudibranch Bracelet by Malodora.


cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Aik April 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

I love the Spring Fling Earrings! The beautiful colours make me feel cheerful.

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

I like the Spring Fling Earrings. They are the perfect translation for Spring!


Karen Gill April 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

Spring is this one (among others!)---

Beadwoven Bracelet with Flower Button by Smadars Treasure


Mrs. Olsen April 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

I love the spring green in the jungle jane necklace!

Cherry Blossoms April 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

The item that makes me thing of Spring the very most is the Front Beach Seaweed Bracelet by DawnChastain. It reminds me of Spring because of the many green colors throughout the bracelet!

Etsy shop:

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

The Spring Breakthrough cuff definitely makes me think of Spring with the pastel colors.

KileyDianeSmith at gmail dot com

Heather D. April 13, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

I adore the Coat of Many Colors Boro Lampwork Bead Set. I go nuts for those beads!

Shelley K. April 13, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

I love all of the bracelets :)

My fave is the Front Beach Seaweed Bracelet.

Thanks for a great giveaway.


bellajoya April 13, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

I love the Wisteria Spiral Choker by SalamanderHouse I live in North Carolina, and everyday on my way to work, I see the Wisteria peeking out of the trees and it reminds me that Spring is here.

Tickleworm April 13, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

The circle earrings/porch swing! The colors and circles, very playful, like spring!

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster April 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Hmm - the lovely prize bracelet is like the essence of Spring! And I really adore the EarthTones Tag Collar - but it reminds me more of Autumn... so...

I'm also crazy about the Turquoise Blue Crackle which reminds me of EARLY Spring - like right now - when the trees are still mostly bare but the blue skies with shades of pink still peeks through the branches...

And the promise of spring is everywhere!

Becky Pool April 13, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

I think the sizzle lampwork bead works best for a spring gift guide. It's so fresh and sweet!

Sklnurse April 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

Spring sprouts penceil earrings is a favorite and reminds me of spring.
Thanks for the giveaway.

The Giveaway Diva April 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM  

wow i am so in love wuth Stepping Stones Cuff!! so amazing!!!

kate April 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

oh wow the Fire Within bangle has such a vibrant colour!!!


Nicki April 13, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

love the details in theFront Beach Seaweed Bracelet!! Very pretty!!


Nicole April 13, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

Wow, they are all so beautiful, thanks for the giveaway! I think the Front Beach Seaweed bracelet is the springiest :)

CathyH April 13, 2009 at 6:48 PM  

The Violet Treasure necklace reminds me of spring, so many colors and detail. Everything is beautiful though.

Shelly April 13, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

I love the springtime patchwork bracelet

Melly April 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

love the details in the Bronze and Raspberry Beadwoven Bracelet!


joannaonthelake April 13, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

Wow, the designs I saw today take beading to a whole new level! I am truly wow'd by all the stunning designs! The meticulous beadwork that goes into creating these jewelry works of art is amazing! There were several pieces that reminded me of all that I love about Spring, so many pretty colors that are so cheerful! And the one piece that really caught my eye and screamed out Spring to me is the TROPICAL CHIC SUNSET - CHOKER. I just adore this necklace! It is a little sassy and flirty, it is most definitely feminine and you can wear it with your most casual summer clothes or it can easily be worn with your favorite dressy sun dresses! How cool is that?! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

malleycc April 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

I love the Beadwoven Bracelet with Flower Button. Very feminine.

Your beadwork is fabulous.

oceansidecreations April 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

Beautiful work! I love the Violet Treasure Necklace

Digital Misfit April 13, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

The Circles earrings - Porch Swing by tqbdesigns are the PERFECT accessory for spring. I ♥ beaded beads, and these earrings are a gorgeous specimen. The colors are so fresh and crisp just like a spring afternoon.

fivemonkiesreview April 13, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

While I fell in love with several pieces,the one I loved the most was Ruby Blue Beadwoven Bracelet! Gorgous pastels. April 13, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

Triz Designs
Let my people go collar

Mirrored orange swirl bracelet

Cielo Design
Cranberry Meadows...but don't you just love everything she does.

DEBIJOT April 13, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

I like the Butterscotch Delight Pendant.

Meg April 14, 2009 at 12:49 AM  

For me, spring is the Spring Sprouts Pencil Earrings. Its even in the name!! These are really made from pencils?!

Michelle April 14, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

The Violet Treasure necklace is so pretty!! i would love it!!


aggiemomof2 April 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Lots of great stuff, but the lilac blossom earring are beautiful! I can almost smell them!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Marbella Designs April 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

I love the Butterscotch Delight pendant.

Kirsten April 14, 2009 at 2:23 PM  

my mother in law would love Double Rose Window Beaded Bead Necklace! Thanks for the giveaway!

pmom April 14, 2009 at 4:26 PM  

Beadwoven Bracelet w/flower button

sarah April 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

the wall flower choker! the brightly colored flower just stands out so much against the white... beauitful like spring!
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Diana April 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

The Turquoise Blue Crackle Necklace reminds me of the lushness brought from Spring showers.


Donna April 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

The Circles Earrings - Porch Swing reminds meof spring flowers.

Lp April 14, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

While it's not my absolute 'favorite' frOm the group, you asked which 'speaks'. This is the one screaming of spring to me: Beadwoven Bracelet with Flower Button by SmadarsTreasure. It's delicate like the first signs of spring appear.

jeske_posse April 14, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

TRADITIONS - FIRST BLOOMS - BEADWOVEN COLLAR ART NECKLACE: It's so beautiful and is the essence of spring!!

Andi April 14, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

I like the Micromail Weave Variation with Swarovski Dangles. I love the colors, perfect for spring!

Kristen April 15, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

The Front Beach Seaweed Bracelet is the thing that most says "spring" to me. But there are a lot of lovely pieces!

lovely little deer April 15, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

Beadwoven Bracelet with Flower Button is perfect for spring!

My email is; lovelylittledeer(at)hotmail(dot)

Adore Neko April 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

The Little Bit of Lime Beaded Pendant really symbolizes Spring to me. All of the pieces are very nice.

Hana April 15, 2009 at 5:29 PM  

I just love the Circles Earrings from Porch Swing! The blue green and brown are simply beautiful together! I wish I had $80 to spend! Thanks for such a stunning giveaway! Absolutely incredible!

floyfreestyle August 11, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

I love the Violet Treasure Necklace and the Micromosaic Scarab Pendant is totally awesome, but I vote for the Lush Leafy Necklace for the way I would feel wearing it!