Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bead Giveaway Contest Reminder!

Okay, so the contest ends on Friday, June 12th, and so far, I've been a little disappointed in the level of interest (no offense to those of you who HAVE been nice enough to cross-post on your blogs). I was just hoping to generate a little more action.

**EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all so much for the bloggy love. 'Fess up - it was the picture of the emeralds that did it, right? LOL! Anyway, thank you all for your comments and cross-links/blog posts/twitters! I'm excited to check out everyone's blogs and can't wait to see who wins. Stay tuned!**
So, I thought maybe what was missing was some concrete evidence of what a LARGE pile of beads this is and what a great opportunity it will be for someone.


See how that entire cardboard box is OVERFLOWING onto my bed? OVERFLOWING WITH BEADS, people! FREE BEADS!


A closer look at the FREE BEADS!

In this pic you can see lots of cube beads, large delica beads, some Czech glass black cat beads and a whole bag of black hex-cut seed beads.


Pretty cloisonne beads and large pink fiberoptic oval beads. Also, a baggie of clear/pink Czech firepolish ovals in the upper left corner.





Some green size 10 delicas and some Miyuki pink/amber triangle beads.




Getting into the blues and greens here: A strand of blue lace agate graduated rondelles and barrels, some green cube beads, green/clear Czech glass flowers and a green stone star.




Some mini bugle beads and a pink rhodonite donut peeking out in the center of the picture.


In this bag? A strand of genuine emerald oval beads.

And this is just a taste of what is in the box.

So, get out there and post on your blogs and leave a link in the comments here to your posting before midnight on Friday, June 12th, to be entered!


Good luck!


KJ

129 comments:

Marie Cramp said...

I will put a second one on there when I update my blog tonight. I want those Emeralds!!lol. That is my favorite stone. I hope you get a little more action ;)

Marie

Kaos Siberians said...

Right, 'cause I need more beads:
http://kaossiberians.blogspot.com/

sharon said...

O.K. you've tempted me with the emeralds....I don't know if I would like all those beads....But I sure would like looking through it!!! And someone's suggestion of taking from and ading to is very interesting and positive!! So I'm in and I'll post about it!!

Your work is very nice...very pretty!!

http://livewirejewelry.blogspot.com

Ruralrose said...

Drooling . . .
Peace for all

Vyx said...

I posted a link... heck, I put you into my crafty blog list. Is that good?

my blog: vyxxan.com

Mountain Salt Studio said...

Heyyyyyyyy Kelly!

I followed directions.

Love,

enchy
xx
http://mountainsaltstudio.blogspot.com/

Mari Aparicio said...

I'm in!!! I already posted about the giveaway on my blog and on twitter.

http://misamores-mari.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/laspina75

Good luck to me!!

Tabmade said...

I entered! Looky looky: http://tabmade.blogspot.com/2009/06/huge-bead-givaway-at.html

:D

Split Rock Ranch said...

I'm so glad I stumbled across the post on someone's blog about the big bead giveaway! Here's the link to the post on my blog: http://splitrockranchllamas.blogspot.com/2009/06/destash-bead-giveaway.html Thank you for having such a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter.

AlteredGypsy said...

Wow...what a fantastic giveaway!!! I added a post on my blog about your Beads:

http://alteredevents.blogspot.com/2009/06/big-bead-giveaway.html

Last day!!!
I hope you get some sign ups from my blog. Please sign me up!
Thanks so much,
Kathy

Pricilla said...

I hope I can post here. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

I posted on my blog here:
http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-bead-giveaway.html

Audrey said...

Posted about it on my blog:
http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I entered!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Oops - I don't think I included the link >_>
http://roseworksjewelry.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-drooling.html

Tracey N. said...

I cross-posted to this giveaway from my blog http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/ Pick Me! Pick Me! I cant believe what you are giving away.

Silver River Jewelry said...

I have done a post on my blog. www.silverriverjewelry.blogspot.com
thanks!

Sonia ;) said...

Please sign me up...Posting on my blog after work..site is

http://darkravensnest.blogspot.com/

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Silver Parrot said...

Okay, this is MUCH more like it. I am now feeling the bloggy love. Thank you to all who have posted and you are all officially entered. I'm looking forward to checking out all of your blogs and hope you will all stick around for an occasional read or comment here, too. Even when there aren't free beads involved :-)

P.S. Sparkle - I will soooo laugh if your name comes up as the winner. I'm picturing the doggies all "bedazzled."

P.P.S. Enchy - great to hear from you and I am so impressed at your ability to follow directions LOL!

Crystal said...

http://thingstreasured.blogspot.com/ Wow, how awesome.

Anamir said...

Hello!
My name is Anamir, I'm portuguese, and I would like to particpate. Is that OK for you? I already posted it in my blog!!! Go there and you can see it.
Thank you!

Tulip's Talking said...

I would love to win these for someone that pays it forward every single day of every single year!

http://tulipstalking.blogspot.com/2009/06/going-to-do-huge-pif-if-i-win.html

~Lily

The Giveaway Diva said...

i blogged here:
http://thegiveawaydiva.blogspot.com/2009/01/more-giveaways.html

its the first one on my more giveaways section!!!

Nedekcir said...

I blog about your contest here http://www.nedekcircheers.com/2009/06/beads-giveaway.html and I am a follower too. Goodluck to everyone.

Thanks,
Nedekcir

Anamir said...

Oh! I forgot: my link is http://coisasdeusar.blogspot.com
And I already posted your contest in my blog.

Pretty Things said...

Holy smokes, lady! What a wonderful, beautiful, colorful stash!

Pretty Things said...

PS, I just Twittered it for you:
http://twitter.com/I_Make_Jewelry

Kristen said...

Ok, I'm a new follower and I'm going over now to blog about it! What a nice thing you are doing! Good luck everyone!
www.mjmjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com

Merily said...

Wow, pretty beads! I blogged about this in my blog:
http://merigreenleaf.blogspot.com

~Meri

Katie said...

Wow! What a giveaway! And, cause I really have a shortage of beads in my house (haha), count me in :o)

http://katiebead.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-doesnt-love-free-beads.html

Beady Zoo said...

I already left a comment on your June 1 post, but then followed the links here. What a stash you're giving away! Would love to add some to my beady stash, and then pass on what I couldn't use to others. Great way to organize!
--
Kathy B
http://beadyzoo.blogspot.com/2009/06/beady-giveaway-at-silver-parrot-designs.html

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

I blogged it:
http://memoriesforlifescrapbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/beads-beads-and-more-beads.html

Designs by Isis said...

I am trying desparately to work out how to link !!!! Hopefully by the time you read this you will see a lovely link on my blog http://www.designsbyisis.blogspot.com

Lisa x

Ginja Girl Designs said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for offering it. I posted your link on my blog http://ginjagirldesigns.blogspot.com/

Designs by Isis said...

Well - I think I have done it right - I am so technically challenged I sometimes wonder how I even manage to write a blog ! Anyway, not managed a photo yet (will try again !)but can tweet on twitter for you too ....
Best regards & thanks for a super competition, Lisa x

Doreen said...

Wow! Please enter me. I'd love to win that pile of beads! I posted about the giveaway on my blog.

Ooops..forgot the link before:
http://doreenwilley.blogspot.com/2009/06/all-these-beads-could-be-yours-or-mine.html

Silver Parrot said...

HOLY CRAP! 37 Comments! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for posting and linking! I'm thrilled and can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Tonja Lenderman said...

That box of beads has my name all over it ;) I think I'm part magpie. LOL I love shiny pretty things.

pam ferrari said...

I entered this give a way this morning but don't see my name so I am doing it again. Please enter me!!! I blogged at Wait Just one more bead blogspot,com Thanks I hope I win so I can send beads and findings to someone.

Tonja Lenderman said...

Ooops forgot the link :) http://tonjastreasures.com/wordpress/?p=1445

randomcreative said...

How exciting! I am definitely glad that I have a chance to win this stash. You can view my blog post about it here:
http://randomcreative28.blogspot.com/2009/06/bead-giveaway-contest-at-silver-parrot.html

~Rose
http://randomcreative28.blogspot.com
katzemusik@hotmail.com

Laurie said...

I'd love to be entered!

http://www.bylgdblog.blogspot.com

I just added you! :)

Redd said...

Holy crap! Free beads? I LOVE free beads! They're the best kind, did you know?
I'm going to post this on my blog post haste!
http://www.DameNamedRedd.com/blog

dochoamom said...

Hi I found this from Tracey N. I just cross posted on my blog... signed up to follow yours... Great idea here... Love your Channeling Morticia necklace...

Good luck to everyone.. psss pick me... :)

Deb
http://beadbitsbydebs.blogspot.com/

Dan Clark said...

Hey! I just linked back on blog over at http://dan-clark.com This is an awesome contest!

Mountain Salt Studio said...

well Kelly - they were Sparkle's instructions and you know how afraid of her I am.

xx

ench

Rosanne said...

Winning that box of goodies would be better than any Christmas I've had in a while. I know how it is with stuff that you don't use, I have it too, and I always wondered who would want it...but see we all do ;^) I'm going to blog about it now.
Rosanne fabfiber@blogspot.com

Carol said...

I linked to your blog on mine today

http://beadsandbirds.blogspot.com/

I posted a comment on the original post, but forgot to tell you I linked to yours.

Ann said...

had to post them 'cause sharing the love of creative-ness is just plain cool:
http://almbears.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

and I posted at another of my blogs:
http://www.alm-studio.com/

alfcreations said...

I'm so in!! Here's my post.
http://alfcreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/beads-beads-beads.html

Love the idea of passing on and can't wait to read more of your blog. You just gained another follower!

Hope I win. . .
Andrea
ALF Creations

No Easy Beads said...

I would feel like it was Christmas if I won a box of beads that big!

I made a post on my blog about your give away

http://www.noeasybeads.blogspot.com

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Ok, I posted my link/entry on the original post but since it seems everyone has come over here I'm going to reiterate:
Here's where I blogged your contest:
http://chinookdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-more-day.html

there we go, now pick me pick me :)

Marbella Designs said...

great giveaway! i've posted on my blog here

www.marbelladesigns.blogspot.com

thanks for the opportunity,
sandra

Andrew Thornton said...

So many treasures! What a lucky person to win them all!

No Easy Beads said...

I put a link to your bead giveaway on facebook tonight.

www.noeasybeads.blogspot.com

Zu said...

Oh my God!!! Please enter me into this giveaway, it is a whole treasure! I will give a kink to this post in my blog.

Thank you!!!

Zu said...

There is my post! I might bring you another 200 contestants :))))

Thank you for such a massive giveaway!

ВЕЯ said...

I have done a post on my blog.
http://ktyf.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-post_27.html
Thanks!

Natalija said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Please include me in the drawing.

stitchsavesnine (at) yahoo (dot) com

I posted about it here:
http://natalijaskomare.blogspot.com/2009/06/lot-of-beads.html

Tatkis said...

WOW! So a lot of treasures! Cool :)

Ulyana said...

Oh! Great!!! I like it ;о)
http://ulyana81.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_12.html

Miss Eagle said...

This is gorgeous! Please enter me in your giveaway!!!
http://misseaglesnest.blogspot.com/

MoooooN said...

Hello! I've made a post about it in my blog: http://scrapmooooon.blogspot.com/2009/06/12.html.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Tanya

Creativika said...

Hi! This candy is FANTASTIC!! Thnaks a lot for the chance to win! I wrote about your giveaway here: http://creativika.blogspot.com/2009/06/wonderful-candy-june-12.html
I also linked it on my sidebar.

Have a great day!

Svetta said...

Surprise! Much hope!

Angel.Pearls said...

I just "stubled her"..This is just marwellous -so many lovely beads!! Beautiful! You're now on my Beading-blog-friend-list!! Have a great beading day//Eva

Svetta said...

Surprise! Much hope!

leo-leo-sun said...

It's so beautiful!
My blog leo-leo-sun.blogspot.com

Thanks :) Have a nice day :)

СмоРодинка said...

I blogged here:http://smorodinka-kyst.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_12.html
Thanks!

Plays with Needles said...

OH, if I were to win this, I would spread them around to all the beaders I know like Johnny Appleseed so that we could all share in the windfall together...May it be so!

Thanks for your generosity!!

nycpolygal said...

son't have a blog so don't have a shot at winning these lovely beads ... boo hoo !!!

Наташа said...

Hi!
Your candy on my blog's sidebar)))
http://ur-la-la.blogspot.com/

KimberlyRies said...

I found out about this too late to do a blog post, but I did tweet about it this morning. What a great giveaway!!

Kim Ries
http://kimberlyries.blogspot.com

Оксинья said...

Super!
I'm playing!
http://oksinya.blogspot.com/

pam T said...

o MY! I would love to win THIS! www.pamtru63.blogspot.com

coolmoon said...

What a great giveaway! I've been purging my stash too - but it would be great to have new beads to put in their place!
It's last minute, but you'll find my blog post about this very generous giveaway at
http://www.babblebead.blogspot.com

Фиалка said...

Very beauifull!
My blog http://fialkindom.blogspot.com/2009/06/beads.html

One Creative Queen said...

What a fantastic giveaway!! You've also got a great blog - I'm glad I found you (thanks to Rose Works Jewelry).

I blogged about this incredible giveaway...thanks so much for your generosity!

http://onecreativequeen.blogspot.com/2009/06/silver-parrot-giveaway.html

xx

One Creative Queen said...

PS - Good thing this is on your blog. A giveaway this honkin' may have caused usually sensible women to actually brawl! lol Thank you again.

xx

Mingle said...

I need them all
http://mingle-ua.livejournal.com/26858.html

Mingle said...

Link number two
http://kanva.org/archives/1030

K.C. said...

Commented in the original post, commenting here to be sure. Love your blog, great giveaway, like to pass it forward.

http://organicodysseys.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-blog-leads-to-another.html
My blog, hope you get a few more before the days out!

annhoke said...

Well ! I dod not have a blog but will gladly post your blog on all my groups!...and facebook!.....

A girl can never have to many beads!

ann hoke!

Lykoe said...

it's just WOW!!!
Pick me, please, pick me!!!

http://lykoe.blogspot.com/2009/06/candy.html

СмоРодинка said...

I cross-posted to this giveaway from my blog http://smorodinka-kyst.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_12.html
Thanks!

voor_de_wind said...

Hmmm? a lot of new beads - it's a real temptation for me!

http://voor-de-wind.livejournal.com/398099.html

KayzKreationz said...

I just found out about your giveaway from Rose Works, but I'm posting about your giveaway now on my blog. It will be at:
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

Hope I win. :)

KayzKreationz said...

I can't remember if I posted a comment or not. But your giveaway is now posted on my blog:
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com

Heather said...

What a great give away! How fun!
and just in time too!
off to post on my blog now!

Elli said...

WOW...SUPER!!!
http://happyelli.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

I tweeted on Twitter!

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/2131556455

Jean Hutter said...

Here is my link:

http://jeanhutterbeads.blogspot.com/2009/06/awesome-bead-giveaway.html

What a huge and wonderful giveaway so generous of you - I sure hope I win!!!!!

Dystini said...

I just heard about this today. Lovely collection of beads!

http://dystini.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/huge-bead-giveaway/

olia201 said...

http://olia201.blogspot.com/
I've done a post on my blog.

rockcreekcreations said...

I would love to be entered into this contest. I have my blog post here...
http://rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/cool-blog-bead-giveaway.html

I will now tweet about it. www.twitter.com/rockcreekcreate

thanks for the contest!

Marge

Анюта said...

Hi! my link http://moirukotvor4estva.blogspot.com/2009/06/12.html

Sarah said...

Oh I hope I'm not to late..please add me to your list!! Sarah
Off to post a link....

Natalie said...

What a lovely giveaway ! I need the beads!
http://stitch-knit.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_12.html

BeadsForever said...

I didn't really want to let anyone else know about this wonderful giveaway, but I did. You are a remarkable person to be able to give away your beads. See my blog: http://beadsforever2.blogspot.com specifically,
http://beadsforever2.blogspot.com/2009/06/bead-giveaway-contest.html
Linda Roberts

Пушистость said...

Hello! :) I posted your link on my blog. Rita

Bead-Mused said...

Wow! I'll post on the blog today and hopefully (or unfortunately) get you some more interest (more competition) for those beads! Gorgeous!! Good luck to all.
http://www.bead-mused.blogspot.com

No Easy Beads said...

I put your give away on my blog and made a post to facebook
Thanks!!

Bev
http://www.noeasybeads.blogspot.com

Natalie "Fifi" said...

Hi Kelly!!! I’ve linked your candy on my sidebar under the section “Blog Candy” http://fifishobby.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs Fifi.

superumka said...

What treasure!
I too play!)
http://bycuku.livejournal.com/10559.html

RupaB said...

pretty cool...how fun for someone to win all these goodies!

Irene Lenihan said...

Oh my. What a great box of beads. So much fun to see. Here is my blog link .... http://flightoffancycreations.blogspot.com/

amy said...

I don't have a blog but I twittered it!
http://twitter.com/hobihor

flamingo said...

Amazing give away! Posted on my blog
http://flamingosvalley.blogspot.com/

SVIT said...

I really want it!!! Hope tj be a lucky one! I linked it to my blog in the second side bar.
http://svit-dreams.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I blogged here!
http://vintagefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/06/silver-parrot-bead.html

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Caroline said...

I would love to have some beads--thanks! Check out my blog when you get a chance, I'm having a giveaway too! ☺

Barbara/myth maker said...

I'm tempted by everything! I so want to start making some jewelry... this would give me a great head start! What a giveaway!!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Ooops... forgot to leave the link to my blog post...
http://roadsidegems.blogspot.com/2009/06/bead-givaway.html
I would love to win these beads!

Gammie said...

What a treasure trove. Are you sure you want to do this? Lovely blog.

Gammie said...

http://gammiebrat.blogspot.com/
Oops forgot to leave a link.

Pampaints said...

Oh you are so generous! The lucky beader who receives this - well I'm keeping my fingers crossed... They all look gorgeous!I love your work btw.
hugs Pam
http://www.pam-paints.com

judemowris said...

How can you part with these beautiful beads!?? I would so very much love to have even a few of them! Please visit my blog at www.strawmountainblog.blogspot.com to meet me.
(hey)Jude

Rewards Station said...

wow I hope I can still enter...I followed you already and subscribe you via Google reader. I will post the contest and link your blog at http://www.kwarta4me.biz/2009/06/bead-giveaway-at-silver-parrot.html ....I really need beads...Your creations are very pretty...Happy weekend...

Fo-Shizzle! said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win this! (keeping finger and toes crossed)

I'd donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of anything I created using those beads, to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Oh, yeah... and I linked it on my blog:
http://fo-shizzledesignstudios.blogspot.com/

Take care!

bookcrazzzy said...

WOW! That is an amazing amount of beads! I hope you got a lot of new visitors!

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

What an amazing assortment of beautiful beads, Oh I would so love to win these to jump start my jewelry making :)

One Sheep said...

What a great bundle! I'd certainly love to win. I'm here via Bead-Mused's blog.

Mingle said...

and the last link from me
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/kanva_ua/26751.html

acereta said...

ell, it looks like I am too late...

Adagio Beadcrafters said...

Am I too late?! I just found out about it this morning.
SIGH
A girl can never have too many beads. :)

Beads N Crafts said...

Darn.. too late too, and I got all excited!! :(

The Lone Beader said...

I just discovered your blog. Damn is it too late to enter? I certainly could use a donation of beads!

sootfoot5 said...

well, who won?

ChristianaGems said...

sorry I missed the contest, but I found your site. Success.