Monday, April 13, 2009


*** WINNER*** is... Nologic

Congratulations - I hope you'll let me know (and post pics) when you bead it up!

Thanks to all that participated.

I recently signed up to participate in a face swap over at All About Beads. I enjoy participating in swaps and the ladies that participate from that group will often share items I have not previously seen or worked with.

For this swap, we are to put together 3 packages containing a face or any other cab with complimentary seed beads. I thoroughly enjoy putting together this type of package, since it gives me an opportunity to look through my stash of faces and all those wonderful seed beads.

I figured while I was at it, I'd put together a package to share with you kind folks that stop in and say hi. It's been quite awhile since I shared anything here so I'm over due!

This package will include a beautiful face by the very talented Jen Martin from GraphixOutpost which measures about 1 1/4 inch around. Also included are plenty of seed beads in a range of sizes including 15/0, 11/0 and 8/0. A few leaves and some pinched beads.

While I was at it, I pulled out a coordinating piece of stiffened felt, ultrasuede (they are each about 2 1/2 inches) and enough lavender C-Lon thread to get you through the project. I thought I might as well include a couple of needles - so you should have everything you need to make a bead embroidered face. I would be happy to include a pin back if you'd like .

Maybe you'll even be inspired to enter the annual face swap by SassyArtGoddess? I'm making a big assumption that she's doing it again this year. Even if she isn't - there's tons of inspiration for beaded faces there - so check the links for each swap year.

All you need to do is leave a comment here by midnight eastern time on April 10 and I'll add your name to the virtual hat. Please make sure you leave some way to contact you in your comment

I think it's a great way to kick off spring and since it finally looks like we might actually experience some spring weather soon, I'd like to celebrate - won't you join me?


freebird said...

How generous of you Grace. You've put together a beautiful kit too. How could anyone say they wouldn't want it? Those colors are my nieces favorites but I must say they looked mighty pretty to see at the start of my day.

How do you find all these swaps and challenges you enter?

Crystal said...

That face is absolutely darling! I also adore the purple green combination. I still think it's absolutely lovely for you to do this. :)

Campbell said...

What a perfect little package of green and purple! My favorite two colors!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway-would be a perfect thing to work up before Mother's Day!!


abeadlady said...

Who would not want one of your kits? And I do love making face pins sooo much. LOL. You already have my addy, I think.


Lora said...

That's a great kit, Grace! You know me and purple,so you just have to know I'm drooling over it!

You can reach me at All About Beads or by email from there, and I think you just might already have my mailing address, LOL!

Anonymous said...

What a lovey package. This would be very fun to bead. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks so much.

Charlene said...

How can I turn this opportunity down? I can be reached via e-mail at

Henrysmomsmusings said...

What a gorgeous face ...... and so many beads. It's very nice of you to do this.

dawnthompson said...

Those colors look like the hyacinths that are trying to come up in my garden! The snow we had last weekend (about 8 inches in Illinois) stopped them dead in their tracks, but they're tough - I know they'll be back! I would just love to bead that face!

Phyl said... are SO generous to share these wonderful spring colors and goodies with others!Please add my name to your drawing for this beautiful kit; and thanks again for just being YOU!

Reflections of life and art said...

Grace, I love your color combinations and the face is perfect!
You always have the best giveaways!
Please add me to the drawing!


Lynn said...

What a doll you are! Thanks for the opportunity to get in on this drawing. I would love to win!

Thelma said...

Love the colors,,,who wouldn't be tickled pink winning this kit. Please enter me ,,you can reach me at

CAT said...

What a smashing idea. Love your blog by the way. Please enter me. It is a beautiful face cab. You can contact me at


Mieke said...

Love your spring present!!!
Please include me to your drawing:o).
The netherlands.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi grace
i would love to be in on your give away!!
enjoy your day
and many thanks
tammy :)
P.S.-are you going to make a video for the drawing ?? you know how i love them and getting to see you :)

Beady Zoo said...

Such beautiful spring / summer colors! and the face is very pretty. It is so sweet of you to put together such a complete package to give away -- please include me in the drawing. You are a beady muse!
Kathy B
kbeads at All About Beads

Cherie said...

What an awesome kit! SO beautiful and so generous of you!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh...pick me, pick me! I'm jumping up and down and waving my arms over here! What an inspiring group of beading supplies ! And I've never beaded a face before! I'll have to go to the website you mentioned to see more about it.

RedChili said...

Your offer is thoughtful and generous, and your color combination is great. Gale

williamsburg beader said...

Well, I'm also doing the swap - but I LOVE these colors! Count me in. Besides, who knows who will get whose baggies,right? Did that make sense? Love it, love it!
twokeltoi (at) msn (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Clever! I have never made anything with a face and it sounds like it would be fun to try. You can find me at All About Beads, if I would happen to win!


Katie B said...

I'm always surprised at colors that I do not expect to go together!
Those are so lovely!
And the face is so nice too !

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a great way to celebrate and kick off Spring. What a fantastic assortment you've put together and I just love the colors. Please toss my name in the virtaul hat and thank you so much for holding the drawing. I would enjoy this so much if I happen to win. The swap sounds great. I must read more about it all to find out about participating. What fun!


Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a lovely colour combination. I love the dragonfly broach that you have made. I shall be vivisting that website. Please include me in your draw.

nologic said...

The face cab is beautiful as are the beads. You are so generous for doing this and I would love to be part of the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Your Blog is so much fun to come to. I just love your pieces. A pretty little kit that I would very much love to win.

Candys in Oklahoma
weewanona @ sbcglobal DOT net

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OO, you are going to make some girl vrry vrry happy!

I haven't heard anything from Ms. Sassy in awhile, have you?

Happy Spring!

xo, monica :)

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman