Monday, April 13, 2009

Day Two -- BAO Welcomes Spring Giveaway

Welcome to Day Two of the BAO Welcomes Spring Giveaways! Today, in honor of Thomas Jefferson's birthday (the third President of the United States) we'd like you to choose your THREE favorite pieces from our members' shops. Please take this opportunity to check out several of the shops (the links are all on the right side of this blog) - you're going to love what you find!

Then, leave a comment on this blog post between now and midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, April 15, including:

1. which THREE pieces are your favorites and

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

On Thursday, April 16, we will use a random number generator to select the winner of this stylish triangle pendant created by Carol Dean (SandFibers).


KatieN April 13, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

So hard to pick three...But, I decided to go to three of the shops that I always find myself looking at...and (mentally) drooling over...

1) Gwenbeads - Rivoli Sunflower Chain Link Necklace - Blue and Sterling Silver Bling - SO pretty, and I love the look of the rivolis with the drop beads...

2) time2cre8 - Modern Metals - Peyote Beadwoven Cuff...I LOVE the colors and swirliness in this bracelet...VERY pretty!

3) sandree - Purple Variations Boro Lampwork Bead the purples in these beads! I love looking at pretty lampwork beads and wonder about the time and energy that must go into making such pretty things :o)


GraceBeading April 13, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

Braided Metals Peyote Cuff by Carol Dean

The Cream in My Coffee - beadwoven cuff by MaryLou

Dragonfly cab by Dee - any of those cabs for that matter

Really hard to narrow it down to just three!

Aik April 13, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

Top 3:

Aqua Loop-de-loop Ndebele Choker (2148)

Blue Summer Bubbles Peyote Cuff (2169)

Modern Bargello Hearts Peyote Cuff (2350)

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

My favourites from Sand Fibers:

SandFibers BAO Item of the Week (3/30-4/4) - Cubism Diamonds Peyote Cuff Bracelet (2375)

Sugar and Cream Color Ribbon Peyote Cuff Bracelet (2292)

Warm Hand Knit Scarf in Greys (109)


YZ April 13, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Nice shop! I love these 3 items the most, they make me drool!

Simply Elegant Woven Earrings (2052)

Kite in the Night Sky Embellished Wool Felt Clutch (119)

Olive Green and Sand Peyote Cuff (2107)


Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

These are my favourites:

Sand Fibers BAO Item of the Week - Abstract Taupe and White Peyote Cuff (2046)

Rust and Cream Abstract Peyote Cuff (512)

Houndstooth Peyote Cuff (2126)

Jane -

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

My top picks:

Gold and Bronze Peyote Cuff (2039)

Braided Metals Peyote Cuff (2142)

Beautiful Blues Netted Bracelet (2178)

Snow :

Aik April 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
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Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

All of them are sssooo BEAUTIFUL!

Abstract Purple and Lilac Peyote Bracelet (2085)

Ocean Waves Color Ribbon Peyote Cuff Bracelet (2266)

Triangles in Pink Peyote Cuff (2147)


Karen Gill April 13, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

So many to choose from! But I'd be thrilled with these three any day of the week!

The Fire Within peyote cuff-Sand Fibers

Beadwoven Necklace with Red Aventurine Donut Pendant -Smadars Treasure

Flaming Wall Flower Bracelet-Triz


jasmine April 13, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

1) thebeadedlily's twas a dark and stormy night necklace

2)dumaoboleu's handmade polymer clay fimo and sculpey pendant - 09C10

3) jenmaestre's spring reverse teardrop pencil earrings

Kimberly B. April 13, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

From Naftali I like the turquoise blue crackle necklace:
From A Rose by Name, I like the Midnight Cuff Bracelet:
From Fabulous Frippery, I like the Mazu necklace:

Carapace April 13, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

Just three? Harsh! But:

The Let My People Go Collar:
(I can't afford it, but I would wear it!) from Triz designs

This Meadowlark pendant, from Ginnovations:

And this nudibranch in particular, from malodora:

CathyH April 13, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

I found amazing things I love!
1.Dumauvobleu: handmade polymer clay fimo & sculpey 09D14 (i'm a cathy too)
2.Jade Dog: From the Earth Bead embroidered pendant.
3.Triz designs: Ancient Cuff

Summer April 13, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

Wow, what a painful decision! So hard to choose!

1. thebeadlily's Time Machine Cuff, Listing # 22411661. I've been pining for this since it's creation. The colors, the chunky, the gears; it's so very me.

2. Purple Variations Boro Lampwork Bead Set by sandree, Listing # 23523266. Colors and swirls and sparkle, oh my! What I could make with these beads!

3. SandFiber's Summer Flame Necklace, Listing # 10800936. I have a serious thing for fibers, and I love the colors of flame. Not to mention that it has my name all over it. :-D

joannaonthelake April 13, 2009 at 7:42 PM  

I could spend hours browsing through all of these very talented artists shops! So many truly unique designs, and so many beautiful, wonderful items! I picked 3 but I could have listed much, much more because the are all worthy of being mentioned!

1. From GwenBeads Etsy Shop I adore the Eye of Newt Pendant, so chic and it really caught my eye, pardon the pun, giggle!

2. From BeadJewelryShopGirl on Etsy my favorite item is the Purple Freeform Peyote Bracelet - the colors are soft and feminine and the design is glamorous without being overly done. Just love it!

3. From Smadars Treasure on Etsy my favorite item is the Long Necklace with Aventurine Pendant. There is something really regal and classic about this necklace and it is spectacular!

I enjoyed entering this giveaway! All the artists are so inspiring and motivate me to follow my passions! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

malleycc April 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

Here are my 3

Log Cabin Braid Peyote Cuff (2125)

Hot 3x3x3 Anything Goes Peyote Bracelet (2231

Southwest Triangles Choker (2273)

Digital Misfit April 13, 2009 at 9:11 PM  

Ok, choosing 3 faves from such a fabulous list of talented artists is near impossible.
I will list 3 incredibly amazing pieces that I love.
The Youthful Fancy necklace from SandFibers shop is a work of art. Batik fabric, raku and beading all in one fantastic necklace!

From FabulousFrippery's shop, I have to give some love to the goddess of love, Aphrodite
I used this piece in a treasury before - just stunning!

I ♥ beaded beads. The Six-Dot Hoops - Four Corners earrings from TQBdesigns are so beautiful.
The colors are perfect for any season (but would be wonderful for a fun summer night!).

Tammy W. April 13, 2009 at 9:21 PM  

Wow... there are some creative people around here... It was realy hard to decide, but here are my favorite three:

1. Time machine cuff by the beaded lily -

2. Black Panther Earrings by Triz -

3. Lush leafy necklace by Jenmaestre - This one is truely amazing, but since it's also very expensive I don't expect to receive it, so I'll "settle" for one of her other unique creations: the pencil urchin -
Anyway thanks for giving me an excuse to pick through all these wonderfull shops,
thecopyshop at yahoo dot com

fivemonkiesreview April 13, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

Why do you have to mke it so hard?! LOL Such beautiful pieces!

1)Pearls of Wisdom Fringe Bracelet from Bead Jewlery by Shop Girl

2)Pink Quartz necklace with Thai printed bead frm Enso

3)Long Necklace with Aventurine Pendant
by SmadarsTreasure


bellajoya April 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

Okay, here are my 3 favorites, wow! it took me a long time to narrow it down:
1. From Jade Dog: Mosaique An Ndebele Bracelet
2. From Sandree: Amber Red Organic Large Boro Lentil Lampwork Bead
3. From Gwenbeads: Kepler's Star Bracelet-Blue Flowers

Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

These people are all so talented but maybe these three:
1) ginnovation - Lampwork Touch of Tomato
2) jenmaestre - so blue mni heart
3) triz - black panther bracelet.

The Giveaway Diva April 14, 2009 at 2:32 AM  

from beadsandweaves; Colors of the Ocean Lariat Bead Woven Necklace

Mazu from fabulous frippery

Eight Sisters Beaded Pendant--Amethyst and Green Garnet from gwenbeads

canadiangiveaways April 14, 2009 at 3:39 AM  

1. I am totally drawn to the Orbis earrings - Battery Park - sterling and beadweaving from enso

2. Long Island Stone - Beadwoven Necklace (2842) from time2cre8

3. Kepler's Star Bracelet-Blue Flowers from gwenbeads

casper at dublin dot com

janil April 14, 2009 at 3:57 AM  

From Salamander House, Hamadryad's Heart Fringed Choker, Trials A Freeform Peyote Stitch Bracelet from thejadedog and Micromosaic Folk Art Heart Pendant from Malodora. Wow, what incredible shops... fantastic the three ones!!!!!!

Thanks for the chance of found them and for the giveaway!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Dogmaw April 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

Just three?!?! OK here goes.

The alien cuff:

The Lust necklace:

And the sea creature raku necklace!

I'd be pleased as punch to wear any of those.

Jen April 14, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

I could spend all day looking thru these shops :-)

My three:

1. Sand Fibers's Aqua Loop de Loop Necklace.

2. Beads & Weaves's Colors of the Ocean Necklace

3. The Beaded Lily's Rose Distilled Necklace

You all are very talented!

Kate April 14, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

1)Aphrodite from fabulous frippery is soooo amazing!!

2)Black Chic Choker from triz

3)time machine cuff-thebeadedlily


Nicki April 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

from CieloDesign (Miriam) i like Violet Treasure Necklace

from enso (Ivey) I like Traditions - first blooms - beadwoven collar art necklace

From ginnovations (Ginny) I like Ginnovations lampwork, Bittersweet Patina (3 beads)


Anonymous April 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

Sunset Waters Sea Pod by AK Designs - all of your beads are really unique

handmade polymer clay fimo and sculpey pendant - 09D09 by dumauvobleu

Olive Green Kiss Bead - by humblebeads

tlarue77484 @

Alice H April 14, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

1 - I loved the Ginnovations lampwork, firecracker from Bead Art Originals

2 - the Holiday Showcase of Bead Art I loved the Stepping Stones Cuff - really unique!

3 - also from the Holiday Showcase I loved the Circles Earrings - porch swing

Thanks for the chance! alicedemske at

Lp April 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

An impossible task but you do what you gotta do to try to win fabulous cool stuff.

Many already fav shops here. Incredible creations.

In no particular order:
Ladder Necklace - Sunset Blvd. by tqbdesigns

Micromosaic Scarab Pendant by Malodora

Metallic Golden Dawn Raku Bead Set by MAKUstudio

Bead-Mused April 15, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
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Bead-Mused April 15, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

For these three items, I would go buy a new turquoise/white outfit! Love the arrowhead. These remind of the cactus in my own yard. I am a sucker for triangles!
Theresa @ tbuchle DOT com

Blakesmom April 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

Top three are:
Ginnovations lampwork, Blue Chalcedony hoop earrings

Naftali, Midnight Blue Earrings

Fabulousfrippery, Make a wish bracelet

Thanks for the chance!

Roxy April 15, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

I love

Iridescent Vessel Vase, Fire-n-Sand Lampwork SRA EGA from giapet

Blueberry Beaded Blue Bead Choker from
Salamander House Studio

Petal Dot Oval Earrings - peony from tqbdesigns's Shop

GraceBeading April 15, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
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GraceBeading April 15, 2009 at 4:10 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