Saturday, September 28, 2013

CBC 2000 Giveaway

Recently a group I'm in on Facebook, the Creative Bead Chat held a giveaway for reaching 2000 likes.  There were about 40 different artists that donated prizes.  All you had to do was comment on the prize/prizes you liked and say how you would use the prize.  For example, would you wear it, give it away or create something awesome with it and if creating, what would you create with it.  There were some great prizes.  And Lo and Behold, I won a fabulous pair of earrings from Alicia Marinache.  Alicia hails from Burlington, ON Canada.  She loves working with silver and copper and semi-precious stones, bringing inspirations from nature into her art.  These are Etched Brass squares that have been patina'd and sealed, with glass lampwork beads attached to Sterling Silver findings.  Aren't these great?  They're even prettier in person.  It was so great of Alicia to donate these, along with all the other artists that donated wonderful prizes.  Alicia has a shop on Artfire, called All Pretty Things.  Why don't you jump over there after seeing what else I won and what the others won and who donated the prizes.

Also, because there was a small snafu with one of the other prizes that I though I had won, Melinda Orr generously offered to send me a prize package from her designs/stash. I love Melinda's work.  She has some of her designs HERE and more here in ORRTEC shop.  Melinda loves working with Metals and texturing and patina'ing them, plus leather.  Anyway, Melinda kindly sent me this great package with one of her new designs.  It's a piece of leather, wire-wrapped focal and copper wire.  I know what I want to do with it, just haven't gotten a chance to put it all together yet.  Plus I need a rivet/snap setting tool for the snap/clasp on the leather.
 
Be sure to check out all the other great artists and shops that won or donated prizes.  And if you really like making jewelry and networking with other artists, be sure to check out the Creative Bead Chat group.
To see some of my Wire-wrapped, Beaded Jewelry, Stained Glass, Mosaics or Fused Glass Kreationz for your home and garden, be sure to check out KayzKreationz.

7 comments:

Skye said...

Ah, I was wondering about that double win, but I'd though maybe there were just two the same, or similar.. or maybe the same photo got entered for two different donations >.< The earrings are fabulous though :) Alicia made me a beautiful wire wrapped pin that is on my favorite hat, so gets worn all the time, and a gorgeous key necklace that I haven't had a chance to wear yet ( I'm afraid I cleaned and can't quite remember where I put it so 'I wouldn't lose it' >.< lol ) Thanks for taking part and sharing!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Kay,
Congratulations on your wins. Alicia makes some beautiful things and I too am a lucky on to have a couple of her pieces. I love what Melinda does with metal and leather.
Therese

Alicia said...

Aww - thanks, I'm so glad you liked them! You've got yourself a lovely package from Melinda - can't wait to see what you make with it :)

Pepita said...

Oh, you won two beautiful prizes!!!

Heidi Kingman Jewelry said...

Those are beautiful earrings -- and the extra goodies from Melinda Orr are icing on the top!

Heidi Kingman Jewelry said...

Beautiful earrings! And fun goodies on top of that? Fantastic! :)

CraftyHope said...

Oh, what a lucky duck you were! I'm glad you got a chance to show these off. I wish I had been as pro-active. sigh.