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).

38 comments:

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 Set...love 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)

Katie
katienelson@swbell.net

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)

aikychien@yahoo.com

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)

Evelyn
eggyc@hotmail.com

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)

YZ
aikyz716@hotmail.com

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 - aikjane@yahoo.com

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 : snowfire_100@hotmail.com

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)

Alice
aikalice@yahoo.com

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com 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
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21052537

Beadwoven Necklace with Red Aventurine Donut Pendant -Smadars Treasure
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19793743

Flaming Wall Flower Bracelet-Triz
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13952487

Karen

jasmine April 13, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

1) thebeadedlily's twas a dark and stormy night necklace
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15889910

2)dumaoboleu's handmade polymer clay fimo and sculpey pendant - 09C10
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22590719

3) jenmaestre's spring reverse teardrop pencil earrings
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22012121

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

From Naftali I like the turquoise blue crackle necklace:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22162117
From A Rose by Name, I like the Midnight Cuff Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14981177
From Fabulous Frippery, I like the Mazu necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5983530

Carapace April 13, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

Just three? Harsh! But:

The Let My People Go Collar:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16876674
(I can't afford it, but I would wear it!) from Triz designs

This Meadowlark pendant, from Ginnovations:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23477952

And this nudibranch in particular, from malodora:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13888134

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!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19625137

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!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11504237

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!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17046589

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.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19697698

From FabulousFrippery's shop, I have to give some love to the goddess of love, Aphrodite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=259523
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. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20317276
The colors are perfect for any season (but would be wonderful for a fun summer night!).

heidig@gmail.com

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 - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22411661

2. Black Panther Earrings by Triz - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15154908

3. Lush leafy necklace by Jenmaestre - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22686371 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 - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22218891
Anyway thanks for giving me an excuse to pick through all these wonderfull shops,
Tammy
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


Thanks!

brandibest@ymail.com

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

abney_m@yahoo.com

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.
Elisabet
liveleisurely@yahoo.com

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:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21763100

The Lust necklace:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23604302

And the sea creature raku necklace!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21187530

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!

productsoftheday@gmail.com

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

glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

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)

glamorchick_007 @hotmail.com

TLCSilverJewelry 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 @ sbcglobal.net

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 hotmail.com

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
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22026993

Micromosaic Scarab Pendant by Malodora
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22310332

Metallic Golden Dawn Raku Bead Set by MAKUstudio
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21280295

Rakubuttons.etsy.com

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!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18986444 Love the arrowhead.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16447936 These remind of the cactus in my own yard.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21480823 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! chericehodges@gmail.com

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 @ gmail.com) in my entry and wasn't sure if my blog link was acceptable.

Sorry about that