Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Bird and the Beads Giveaway



I've been wanting to do a giveaway lately, and like always just needed to get my act together.  Well, it is not totally together, but anyways here I am with a giveaway.   To enter the giveaway you need to post a comment on my blog let me know why you like ceramic beads, and how you heard about me and this blog.  Feel free to share this giveaway with your friends etc.  I need to get my  name out there and any little exposure helps.

I am giving away a set of six beads and a bird made from stoneware clay and glazed in a teal green shade.  They have been fired to cone 5.  The bird and beads are all handmade by me so please expect a little of the handmade  look and feel.  The bird I love, it's a little plump measuring about 1" and the beads range from 10 to 13mm. These beads will go to the lucky winner  when I announce it on February 11th.




Please leave your comments.  Last day to enter is Thursday the 10th.  The entry time will end at 9pm PST.   I will announce a winner  Friday Feb. 11th. in the morning.  Thank you for visiting and good luck!

35 comments:

Kokopelli said...

What a cute set of beads! I came across your blog via Twitter (which I addded letely to my social networks). I love about ceramic beads that each is unique and the smooth and shiny glaze.

I'll share the giveaway in my FB page.

Linda Starr said...

Oh those are gorgeous, I love turquoise, and I love how you have them displayed, just beautiful.

I met you at a bead class you taught in Los Angeles, how many years ago was that? and that's how I found out about your blog, how time flies when you working with clay.

Michèle Hastings said...

gorgeous beads! Linda Starr sent me a link to your blog. I am a potter in Seagrove, NC and dabble here and there with bead making.

Mary said...

The bird bead is so cute! I would use these beads to make a suncatcher with a large green crystal at the bottom of it. I found your blog from @KokopelliDesign on twitter.
After this post I will also tweet about this giveaway. (i'm @birchbarkbeads on twitter)
Thanks!! :)

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Looking at your beadwork on your Etsy site, you have a feel for color and texture. Your Beads have a nice warmth to them.

I'm a potter who heard about your work and blog from Linda Starr.

Yolanda M. said...

Thank you everybody for visiting, commenting, kind feedback and sharing. I don't have Twiiter... but I use beads of Clay account to tweet the store donations and promote us members. Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

Linda, I think it's been four years now... time sure flies fast past a certain age.... really fast.

Mary that sounds so pretty, I love the crystal idea!

Cillaw said...

I Love a Give-a-way!!
I found you on ETSY. I just searched pottery beads. I love Art Beads and One of a Kind Items.
You can find what I make at Etsy
seller name: tellyourgirfriends

Thanks! I love your beads!

Cillaw said...

O!!
Now I remember! I found you from the Art Bead Scene Blog. Someone made a necklace with your bird pendant for the January 2011 contest and I liked the pendant and searched you out! Then I bought a few of your pendants from Etsy that I am hording for now but will list soon I hope! Thanks! Cilla

sophienme said...

Hi Yoli!

I love your beads. Found you on Etsy in the CA Chit Chat Forums and pretty much "talk" with you everyday. Love the bird and colors.

Klassy Joolz said...

Those beads are so cute...love the plump little bird and the color is perfect.

I know you from the Art Bead Scene, I won a giveway from Beads of Clay for my challenge entry and I, also, have bought from you on Etsy.

I like ceramic art beads for their handmade look and feel. I'm finding that my customers really like them in my jewelry designs, too. Yours are fabulous!!!

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway...

Smiles, Pam

Gerry said...

Love this new bird and the color is great!!!!! I found you in our Beads of Clay yahoo group.....remember....I figured it was just easier to ask you technical questions than asking the group!!!! Don't you just love people like me!!!!
Your work is beautiful. I will tweet this as well!!! Good luck yoli!!!!

Mayuri said...

I just recently bought some beautiful beads from you! I love the quality and the colors.

I love ceramic beads...they're so unique and not one is alike!

Thanks! :)

Linda Starr said...

Oh I forgot to say why I like ceramic beads, because they're made out of clay and formed by someone's hands.

Kathy said...

A clay artist friend of my suggested I look at your sight since I love organic looking beads and admire anyone that can create such wonderful small pieces of art.
Thumbs up to you.

Molly Alexander said...

What cute beads - the bird is so sweet! I love ceramic beads in general because of the organic shape and feel they lend to my jewelry.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

:-) Molly

Pennie said...

Hi!! I found you on Etsy, through my Activity feed. :) And, I am so Happy I did! I Love your work and since i am a Jewelry designer/maker, I would use your Beautiful creations for a Summer Necklace. :)

Many Smiles, Pennie

Chelsea Grace said...
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Chelsea Grace said...

I found you on Etsy when I was doing some Christmas shopping. I'm a sucker for all things unique and absolutely loved your work. You have great taste and style. I would buy a handmade item over a manufactured one any day.

<3 buyername: cshanahan

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Hi Yoli! This is Very exciting that you're doing this wondeful giveaway!! Please count me in ~ I've always admired your work and those are fabulous. Beautiful painted designs, Love the birdie and that's a gorgeous shade of turquoise!

Yolanda M. said...

Happy to see all of you stopping by, Thank you!

Mary said...

Tweeted :)
http://twitter.com/BirchBarkBeads/status/34614485884866560

Bear Chick said...

Those beads are adorable! Love how clay beads are so earthy and natural. You and I met at the Yorba Linda Tall Mouse, selling jewelry!

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I met you through Beads of Clay yahoo group. You always have a helpful words of encouragement for others. That's how I knew about your blog.

Lets see ... why do I like ceramic beads ... they're shiny and pretty and, well, yummy wonderful! Especially these on your blog! Gorgeous!

Dana said...

I've always felt close to the earth, probably the little bit of Cherokee blood in me. LOL It seemed only natural to dabble in clay. I love clay beads, especially the different glazes and how they can look on a finished piece. I met you through Beads of Clay and you have been wonderful smoothing my way into the BOC world.

Janet said...

3These are so BEAUTIFUL Yolanda!

Janet said...

Ohh I should of said your work is just Lovely! I need to keep an eye on your Esty page!

EmilyClaireCreations said...

I love those beads! I heard about you from my Etsy/Artfire friend Dana, of "Colors of the Woods" Beautiful work!

Linda said...

Giveaway !! I love giveaways....
Beads, beads and more beads, love them all.

Linda Landig said...

Hi, Yoli! What a great give away! Love the colors of the beads and the little bird!

averilpam said...

What a lovely set of beads. I love your blog!
I found you via Color of the Woods Jewellery's Facebook page.

Lilah Broxton said...

Love these beads ... the little birdie is soooo sweet! I am always looking for unique beads to use in my work. I am going to look at your the rest of your work right away. Will look you up on Twitter, as well! I just linked over to your FB page today from a comment left by "Colors of the Woods."

ghanby said...

I love your beads - especially the birds. I make pottery pendants and am always looking for cool beads to go with them! Heard about you on Facebook.

tara said...

Beautiful beads! I heard about you from my Mom, who is a clay artist. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tara

Lisa Godfrey said...

Such a pretty set of beads! I found you through the Beads of Clay website. I love all types of handmade beads but what I love about ceramic beads is that they "feel" handmade. You can almost imagine the beadmaker's hands in the clay when you touch them. I feel that way about all pottery actually. I love holding a nice handmade mug. :-)

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