Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 One World One Heart... it's time!

***Update*** We have winners - 5 in all, and each have been contacted.

The winners and their prizes as follows:

Winner #1 - Susan of Living the dream - pearl earrings
Winner #2 - Anne of Gaal Creative - white givre brooch
Winner #3 - Angelika of Toscania-art-life - pink zipper pull/key fob
Winner #4 - Peggy of Peggy apl SEEDS - red paua earrings
Winner #5 - Diane of My Art Journal - sunny flower face brooch

Congratulations to all the winners!


It is time for the fifth and final One World One Heart event. A fun filled WORLD wide event connecting bloggers and others everywhere!

You can blog hop and visit various countries a long the way, maybe meet your new best friend. Added bonus... GIVEAWAYS of all types!

A little about me - I am a mother, a grand mother and a beader. I am a transplant, originally from Southern California, now living in Northeastern Indiana. I have come to discover that I really do not like winter in this part of the country, but I do like a whole lot about this place I now call home. I am geographically close to my family, that is most important - I am happy to weather the cold for that privilege, because I love being near them and being able to spend lots of time with them. But, oh how I long for a warm breeze, mountains and an ocean within driving distance! Especially this time of year.

The One World One Heart event comes at the perfect time for me. It brightens my spirit to have so many visitors that share their thoughts and a little glimpse into their world by way of a comment. And it is always fun to give away my beaded treasures.

This is my fourth year participating and I thought it would be nice to honor each of the 5 years of the event with an item for each year.

The requirements to win are pretty easy - you MUST be an active blogger and you have to leave a comment on this post with a link back to your blog. That is it. Easy, right?

I will notify the winners via email or by way of a comment on your blog in the event your email address is not obvious to me.

As I stated earlier I am a beader, and as such - my items are bead related. I find stress relief and a certain sense of peace when I bead.

Here are the items up for grabs -

Pearl earrings accented with Swarovski crystals for lots of sparkle

A fob, a zipper pull, a dangly thing - whatever you want to call it. It is real flowers encased in resin, embellished with glass beads. More info and photos of this can be found in the blog post just prior to this one - so just scroll down to find it.

Red Paua shell earrings are next up. They are embellished with various glass beads and a Swarovski bead accent in each earring.

The paua shell cab measures 18mm before the beads were added.

They are backed with soft black Ultrasuede.

Next I have a brooch that started with an 18mm vintage, rare white givre crystal cabochon with a white cloud of color swirled inside. The sparkly beauty of the cab is so much prettier in person. I could not capture it accurately with a camera.

It is surrounded with glass beads and Swarovski crystals - for even more sparkle! The beautiful cab was provided by Betcey from Beyond Beadery. Her online store carries these in white and blue.

It is backed with white Ultrasuede.

Last, but certainly not least is a fun pendant/brooch, in beautiful shades of Spring colors. It started with a flower face cab by Jen Martin of GraphixOutpost. I embellished it with glass seed beads, Czech pressed glass leaf beads and Swarovski crystals.

It is backed with bright yellow Ultrasuede.

The winners will be announced on February 17, so I will take comments up until midnight Eastern Time on February 16. Good luck!

After you are done here, don't forget to click the banner up top for all the rest of the links of the blogs participating in the 2011 One World One Heart event. Oh... and HAVE FUN on your journey!


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Katie said...

How can I resist! Such beautiful sparkly things. :-)

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow, beautiful beading! Thanks for visiting my blog. And nice to meet you.

Tracey N. said...

Gorgeous! Here is the link to my blog:

Heidi said...

I just love the first set of earring! so pretty.
Thank you for offering this item up!
Heidi #259

Alice Stroppel said...

I can tell you love what you do, it shows in these pretty pieces. Please enter my name.
Stop by my blog to win a crazy polymer clay face bracelet.
Thanks so much,

Deborah said...

It is amazing what you did with the starting components to make them even more spectacular. I especially adore the face cab and the dangly thingy.
Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

Gloria said...

Great blog and nice to meet you.Awesome giveaway. Please enter me and stop by my blog too. I hope you are having fun with the OWOH event and thanks.I'm number 96 on the list.

Anonymous said...

I would be honored to be chosen for any one of your beautiful gifts. I'm definitely a bead fan!
My email is in my profile. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ugh... try that again - profile here:

Cameron said...

Your work is so intricate...such patience you must have :)

Thank you for having me!
Cameron #83

gpc said...

What pretty gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too (#307).

Sunshineshelle said...

I love the gifts you have made here, they are all sooo cool! Anyway, Hi :) I'm Shelle & pretty new to blogging :) please come comment at my OWOH post too :) I'm number 120 on the list yey! (oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere) Doors always open :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

ziggy stardust said...

I love all your giveaways! please add me to the draw and, if you have a chance, please swing by my blog...


Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia. Lovely pendant. Thanks for this giveaway. Please feel free to visit my blog and enter my giveaway. avennett AT verizon DOT

Connie said...

What a terrific prize you are giving away! Please enter me in your draw. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!


OMG your beading is gorgeous! I wish my eyes were that tuned in to learn such fine work! Instead I will just admire others who do it and cross my fingers to win anything so lovely.

It's nice to meet you and you really aren't that far away. My son works in Ft. Wayne but lives in Defiance OH. I am in SE Ohio. Hope you get a chance to visit my give away too! Happy 5th OWOH!

Terri said...

Such handy! Lovely blog too.
Hope you are having fun with the OWOH event!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Homemaker Honey said...

Pretty pearl earrings!

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Kathy said...

Hello, thanks so much for visiting my you have so much you're giving away...wooo...hooo! I love each one, they're beautiful.

Happy travels through blogland :D

Bright blessings,

Elsina said...

You are so talented! Love every piece of it! Please enter me in your give away! I am also a participant at OWOH :)

toscania-art-life said...

Fantastic juwelery. Very elegant.Thank you to give a chance to win. Please feel free to visit me.
Hugs Angelika

vintage wil said...

What a great giveaway!!!

steufel said...

Just the right amount of sparkle:-) Happy OWOH from Cologne, Stefanie

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful work.
What a great giveaway.
Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.

Deci said...

Exquisite, beautiful work! I bead cabochons also. Enter my OWOH at

Susan Faye said...

Thanks for the Walt Whitman quote at the end of the comments--it made my day! Would love to win any one of those exquisite, sparkly, beautiful creations! All the best, Susan

Sharon said...

WOW! Beautiful creations.I would love to win any one of these.

Beadwright said...

Hi!!!! it is so nice to "see" you!!! You know I love your blog and ofcourse your beautiful art.
I want to win please!!!!

Barbara said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your brooches are just gorgeous! Good luck to us both!

Hugs XX Barbara

flyingbeader said...

you know I can't resist as I truly love your beading.


Ellen said...

Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway!
Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What gorgeous jewelry! You do lovely work. Please see my bead woven necklace that I'm giving away.

Jean Callaghan

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity and talent. The beadwork is terrific. Love it all and the Zipper Pull fob is so beautifully Pink! Oo la la! Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

The Altered Paper said...

Very Gorgeous! Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
Thank You,Tee

Janet Bocciardi said...

Wow! your beadwork is exquisite and I love the bright colors! So nice to meet you... I was a programmer in my previous life...

Thanks for stopping by my blog post earlier.

Janet, Pacific Northwest, USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so talented and have made so many beautiful things! I would not be able to choose! I really LOVE the red earrings though! WOW! Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Paper Bagley said...

Are you kidding...they are all the Wow factor!! you sure do have a full life and good thing it happens all to fast...I am still trying to figure mine out and were I stand in the art thing...come over for coffee in Oregon...Tootsie

Michaele said...

Your beadwork is wonderful! So vibrant, sparkley, and the right scale- I love it all!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



Mimi said...

Wow, what great pieces!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


Lelia said...

glitzy beading! Your projects are fantastic ; ) Each of these looks precise and perfectly beaded. What skill - dazzling colors. The pearl + crystal so elegant. An impressive giveaway for OWOH

always, lelia
OWOH #115 + 181
leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hey Grace... Hoosier Daddy? haha Did you know that is supposedly why we are called Hoosiers? That's what I heard anyway :) I am waaaay down south from you. I'm near the border of Illinois and Kentucky so we aren't getting slammed by this nasty weather like you all are.

Your beading is gorgeous! Count me in for the chances please :)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my owoh!

Janine said...

what a great art you make, wonderful, I'm a participant too, perhaps you find the time to visit me too? best wishes from janine from Germany

MarieNeige said...

Gosh... I do like your presents! please do count me in, and, when your have time, pop over to my blog to see my giveaway, too.

Tara... said...

What a fantastic idea to bead around broaches etc! I have always wanted to learn but it's just too fiddley for me! I would wear any one of your gorgeous creations with pride. Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

AlwaysInspired said...

Your beading is amazing! I'd love to have any one of those pieces.
Stop by and visit my OWOH! I'm #50!

Fat Dormouse said...

Ooooh - shiny!!! What gorgeous giveaway gifts! I'd love to win on of these...

I'm loving OWOH - this is my first participation. Please do visit me for my Giveaway too at

shawkl said...

Gotta love some bling! I'm giving away a beaded necklace, hop on over and enter for that! I'll be following your beading adventure!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Your beadwork is exquisite! The winners will be quite pleased indeed.

❄ So nice to meet you through OWOH. I'm playing too ~ #225 ❄

Shirley said...

Fabulous pieces!

Hoopie said...

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
Your jewellery is really beautiful.
I would love to win that.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

antmee said...

Incredible pieces! I would love to win one of your pieces. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Diana said...

Hi from Ohio! it's nice to meet you. I took make jewelry but I haven't yet learned how to bead around focal beads. I like your work! it would be great fun to wear something I didn't make :)

Anonymous said...

Waving hello from icy NJ. I would love a little charming spring sun in my life to chase the now away!

Christina said...

beautiful pieces...
I would love the chance to win.
OWOH #502 on list

PEA said...

Hi Grace, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win any one of your gorgeous beaded jewellery:-) I'm absolutely fascinated by the inttricacy of every piece!!

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Tami said...

I love those pearl earrings I need to get into beads Great art thanks for inviting us over

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

BabesbyBarb said...

you do lovely beadwork, I love all of your prizes. please drop by my blog for a visit if you have time

Micki said...

What wonderful brooches! I would love to wear one. Please visit me at my Irish blog which is at #678

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for visiting me and giving me a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your beads, earrings, and broaches are beautiful!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey

Fiona Whitehead said...

Please add my name - those pearly earrings are especially gorgeous - thanks for stopping by my blog also

Jingle said...

You do such nice work! I LOVE those two brooches! So pretty! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

Healing Woman said...

I love these! Please add my name to your drawing. I would love to wear one of your lovely pieces.

Mervi said...

Hi, beautiful giveaway, hope to win.

Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

leikkaan AT

Diane said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have a moment & enter mine.
Hugs, Diane

Aimee Jeffries said...

How pretty, I love them all! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you!

FairlyGirly said...

Beautiful gifts, lovely work. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

Barbara said...

Your work is so creative and so beautiful! Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with your soup!

Dana said...

OMG what lovely pieces. Of course I would want to be entered in your drawing and it is so nice to meet you. I am also playing along with OWOH #656 if you haven't checked it out already.

Gabriela said...

Waving from Ohio! Nice to meet you!Beautiful jewelry!I would love to win!
Gabriela #439

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Grace...thanks so much for stopping by during One World One Heart. I'll be happy to include your name in the pot for my Very Cherry earrings. I appreciate your kind comments, too. Your jewelry pieces are just wonderful. You are so generous, too. I had no idea so many people would be stopping by but it's been fun seeing so many fun blogs. I hope to see you again soon.

Atypical Girl said...

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Dawn said...

Hi Grace,
I think all your jewellery is lovely ~ especially the sparkley pieces :)
Please visit my blog #602
(Art of Humungus Proportions)
With best wishes from ~
Alberta, Canada

Lynn Stevens said...

OHHHHH Bling, I'm so in!!!
I'm #65 on the list, stop by if you haven't yet

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your beading is gorgeous. I would love to win any of your prizes but the sunshine brooch stole my heart!
I have always wanted to learn to bead and I read about how you bought kits at first to learn, perhaps that is how I should start. I don't really want to make jewelry, I want to add beads to my quilts and I want to make a bead doll. You have given me some inspiration!!

jane p said...

I love these!!! Warm hugs from Singapore.

Diane said...

These are brilliant!--you are very talented--thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful event!! And also, thank you for visiting my blog--so fun! Diane

Kat Lantz said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything especially the pink zipper pull!
Definitely count me in :)

Kat @ #714

Holly said...

What beautiful beading! I don't think I have the patience for seed beads, other than as accents ;) Have fun with OWOH!
~Holly (another OWOH/BSBP gal!)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

love the beautiful work of your hands and heart, especially the sunny piece that screams fun. we can all use a bit more fun in our lives, eh?
when you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Sarah said...

Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

rochambeau said...

Your work is spectacular, Grace. Do you by any chance know Kate?

Thank you for adding my name to your hat!! You go Girl!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'm a beader, too! Primarily french beaded flowers, some jewelry & my newest slow growing obsession of bead embroidery. Your pieces are stunning! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

just me said...

wonderful your work is amazing! please throw my name in the hat! R'Chelle

CathyH said...

Beautiful bead work, wow!!So intricate, thank you for making and sharing your talent!
cathyguitarteacher at

Rusted Wings said...

what a generous heart and gifted hands you have!!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

Doreen G said...

How generous you are with your prizes.
Please drop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Danielle said...

Such beautiful items!
binafan at hotmail dot com

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

These are beautiful. I am #694 on OWOH check me out.

SpiritMama said...

Hi Grace,
What a lot of lovely things you have to give away! I love beads.
Stop by for a chance to win on my blog too:
#28 OWOH

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am totally impressed with your beading work. I love the array of gifts you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and my contact information is on my profile page.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special! Your work is VERY very gorgeous. My fav was the white brooch... it looks so pure! *_*
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

Hugs !!

sassypackrat said...

Wow, your beading is amazing! I'd be so pleased to win any of your great offerings!
OWOH #488

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Grace, it's nice to meet you. Thanks for coming to visit me (#377). You are quite the talent - all of these goodies are so great (especially that sun brooch). Enjoy all the OWOH fun!
Sincerely, Theresa

rockcreekcreations said...

Nice interesting work! Adding you to my blog reader!

Geri Centonze said...

I am a Southern Californian contemplating a move closer to our kids, which may involve braving either really hot weather (Texas) or colder weather (PA, IL area). Such a big decision but we want to be closer to our family too! Your giveaway items are so pretty! I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Dianne said...

What extraordinary pieces! Wow!
Please add my name to your draw and come over to my blog-#348 and try your luck there is you wish. Thanks!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Marianne @ RuffHaven said...

are you kidding me? these gifts are drop dead gorgeous ! Gorgeous ! other than that I am speechless.

Mom of 3rd Culture Kids said...

Oh, I love how each piece is delicately designed and made.. they're so beautiful! I hope I win!:)

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! the pins are all so beautiful. Love all the beadwork.
Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
:) Gale

Mia J. said...

You do wonderful work. I like all of your beautiful sparkly pieces. Thanks for the chance to win one.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

ANGIE said...

Hi and thank you for welcoming me to your blog. Your beaded creations are absolutely beautiful! What a lovely craft! Please feel free to visit me and enter my giveaway also. I'd love to see you. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625.

Happy OWOH to you!

Ksenia said...

Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

Belinda said...

your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

danit said...

What gorgeous bling-blings, and wonderful beading work.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, what lovely beading! I know the hours of love that you have put into your gift. Please enter my name in your drawing.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

ArchaeoLaura said...

I admire your patience in making such beautiful jewelry. I saw an amazing exhibit at our local modern art museum of beaded "paintings". I went home and tried it myself. It was so difficult to make it even and tight! Have a great OWOH!
Laura in Savannah, GA

baglady said...

such beautiful work- amazing talent you have! I live in Michigan and I too long for the ocean, soft breezes and sandy beaches- maybe we appreciate it more when we live through winter :)Please add my name to your generous give away and be sure to stop by my blog-lucky #777.

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Susan said...

Hi Grace, Your jewelry and beadwork is outstanding! What gorgeous pieces of work. I've had such fun reading your blog and getting to know you a little bit here. Thank you! Wishing you a fun OWOH tour. And thank you for visiting my blog, too. Warm regards, Susan

ChatElaine said...

Hi from very windy England. Our weather isnt much better at all so I know what you are saying about warm breezes, etc.

Your beadwork is gorgeous and I would love to win one of your many prizes. I recognise you from previous years and am happy to pass through in your world once again.

If you havent been over to see me yet please come soon.


Colleen said...

Thanks for visiting Edge of the Woods Studio blog. It's nice to meet you. Your bead work is beautiful . . . eye candy! This is such fun, traveling around visiting blogs and meeting artists.
OWOH #313

Anne Gaal said...

Hi Grace! So nice to meet you through One World One Heart 2011! :-)

I'm #407 and you can see my OWOH giveaway at:

The white givre crystal piece is stunning! Thank you for including me in your draw!

Jeanie said...

WOW ! Such beautiful beadwork !! Please pick me ! Thank you !

Electra said...

Hello from Canada-what a sweet thought to honour each of the five years. I love that! Your work is lovely, I can't bead to save my life.
I hope you can stop by and say hi if you haven't already-

Francine Cronos said...

Hello from California. I've really enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing all of your beautiful creations. Thank you for the chance to enter your lovely giveaway.

jonaks said...

oh, these are gorgeous!!! hope I get lucky to win one of them!!! happy owoh!

Carol said...

Beautiful gifts.
OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for the chance of winning one of your lovely prizes Grace. I especially love the zipper fob and the fun spring pin.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Digital Misfit said...

Your beadwork is STUNNINGLY beautiful!
I am crossing my fingers that I am lucky enough to win one of these sparkly treasures.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Tahnya Marie said...

Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


trisha too said...

These are all beautiful pieces, and FUN! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Elaine Akers said...

Hello from southeastern Massachusetts.I enjoyed looking thru your blog. I will be back after OWOH is over to spend more time. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your lovely giveaways. The earrings are pretty, but I especially love the brooches.
Stop and visit my blog #634, as I have several giveaways.

Emakaye said...

Hi Grace,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment ( It is so nice to meet a new blogging friend.

Your pieces are beautiful! I would be honored and hope I am lucky enough to win one.

Esme said...

These are gorgeous.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Please stop by California.

Joanie said...

Waving Hello from snowy, COLD Illinois! I've been in Illinois my whole life and I EVEn can't stand the winters lately!!! My sister lives in Carmel Valley and called yesterday...80 degrees out, eating dinner outside overlooking the rolling hills...I hate her! LOL
Your bead work is beautiful! I feel the same way about gives me such peace. Pop over to my blog #673!

carylsrealm said...

Your work is just gorgeous! I'm in Illinois, too, so yes, this winter has been awful. I can't remember a winter so awful, but please include my name!
Caryl OWOH #270

Islandgirl said...

HI Grace!

Thanks for stopping my my blog #380 on your tour...

we're both on bead soup together too... my partner and I sent each other similar coloured beads too

Please enter me in your draw!



Shar said...

Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Your art is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

Kristin said...

What beautiful work and generous gifts! From one Swarovski crystal fan (I use them in almost everything I create ;) to another - thank you for the chance and inspiration! I am your newest follower and look forward to more . . . Kristin (#73) xo

JoAnne said...

Everything is so beautiful! Wonderful giveaway!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Wow... such a lovely style of beading. It's really unique. I love it! I just added your blog to my blog roll and hope to come back to see what you're up to soon. Thanks (and thanks for visiting my blog too)!

Tina Wilson said...

so nice to visit you through this event. I hope that you'll stop by for a fun seeing all the creativity across blogland.the bead work is absolutely gorgeous!

Wendy said...

It is wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely blog. I would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway. Please do stop in and visit during your journey.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

melandria said...

wow, that's really beautiful. do include me. melandriaromero(at)gmail(dot)com

Sam Bonney said...

WOW! lots of bling, sparkly things, great givaway, count me in!

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

Rayna said...

Yay for shiny things! I love shiny things! Please include me :)

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger 836

beenebag said...

beautiful beadwork.please count me in. you can reach me at beenebag(at)yahoo(dot)com.

take care

MarissaDW said...

Please to meet you and glad to know a little about you. Thank you for coming by my blog - YOu have some amazing creation, as you can tell, I love beading too. There's just not enough time in a day to do all the things we want to do.

I know what you mean...I would love to live in a warmer but it's hard to move, when you have friends and family close by.

Happy blogging and will definitely come and visit after OWOH.

SLucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

Donna said...

Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you. I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

~Donna #792

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Hi from Florida!
Your work is amazing, you are very talented!
Please enter my name in your drawing.
I really enjoyed your blog.
Thank you for visiting my blog!


Just Jenn Designz said...

Greetings from Virginia. What absolute beautiful jewelry you create! Each piece is so very unique. Please throw my name in the hat for a chance to win one of your lovely pieces.

I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Sigrid said...

I find your Giveaway fantastic. I hope to win it.
Please, visits me sometimes, OWOH #646. I am glad about your visit.

Gina said...

Great prizes! Not all of the pics are showing for some reason, but I like what I did see.
:-) Gina #299

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hi Grace,

Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Please count me into your wonderful giveaway also. You are a talented beader. Lovely blog.

Kyles =D

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too. #215 on the list.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

quiltmom said...

It was so nice to find your blog again- I love to see the things that you are working on.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such nice prizes.
Hope you are having a fun time visiting blogs and meeting other bloggers from different parts of the globe. Enjoy...
Regards from Western Canada,

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! thank you very much for the chance to win your oh so generous giveaways. you said you couldn't capture the beauty in the picture but they are stunning enough to me! i would be thrilled to win. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. hugs and blessings!

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Linda B said...

lovely giveaway

JBlanton said...

Hello from western North Carolina
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs.

Cheyrl said...

Hello from Canada's west coast. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work is amazing - so much patience! Very nice to meet you here on OWOH.

Sharon said...

Such lovely creations and all the work you put into them. Or should I say all the love. Please count me in.

Jen said...

I kept thinking "wow, that's my favorite, nothing can top that one!" and then I kept scrolling ... good thing I wouldn't have to pick a favorite!

WondrousStrange said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.
Such a generous give away!

Kathy said...

Hi Grace.. so lovely to meet you.. such sparkly pretties.. just beautiful... I'm good with winning yes it gets pretty cold here sometimes.. that was probably one of the worst this winter.. but it's warming up..Thank you so much for your visit.. and your kind comments..thanks for the chance to win..
# 617

Leslie said...

Your jewelry creations are just pretty. I would be thrille to win either.

Singtatter said...

Greetings from a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing of your lovely creations! Thanks for the giveaway!

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA
I'm glad to meet you.

I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! Lately, I've started upcycling jeans, tee shirts, fabric items and fibers into cool accessories and jewelry. It's become my addiction.

I love the creative work you do. Thank you for your generous offerings. Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.
Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

I'd love to win one of your lovely gifts :-) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

Deedra said...

Wow!! These giveaways are amazing!! Please count me in!!

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. What a fun blog you have - and so many lovely things to see.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in your drawing.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

joe said...

what a nice array of tempting door prizes and a wonderful blog!

thanks for the opportunity to win a bit of your world!!

please stop by my blog (#851) and enter my drawing as well, if you like!

joe in montana

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wow! so beautiful! please add my name to your drawing and come by to enter into mine if you haven't already :)

Caroline said...

Greetings Grace from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK and thank you for visiting my blog!

Stunning beadwork and what a wonderful give-away, keeping my fingers crossed :)

I enjoyed the opportunity to browse your webhome and thank you for participating in this amazing journey
of happiness.

Caroline OWOH #613

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

ladybug said...

Wow what beautiful work you do! I would love to create such things..but I'm afraid I'd only end up with a lot of beads to pick up from the floor...I'm not always the most graceful person! LOL

Please stop by and visit me if you get the chance. I'm also part of OWOH:

Birgit said...

Hi there,

Wow -- all your prizes are special in their own right. I couldn't even pick a favorite one -- they are all wonderful. :) Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

Greetings from Germany,
# 66

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Such lovely items, I would be honored to wear one:) Thanks for stopping over to my blog and thanks for offering such beautiful items.

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Grace, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted earrings, zipper pull and brooch. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Carolyn or Connee said...

Wow, I love all your beaded it toCarolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)
ok lots of time to make it.

Anonymous said...

What absolutely stunning work. I love your bright colours! Please enter me into your drawing and feel welcome to enter mine too.

Joycies Jems said...

Hi Grace, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments. Your blog is great and your beadwork is wonderful., Its very warm weather over here in Australia miles and miles of warm sunny beaches. I'm looking forward to the cooler winter months, so i can more lampwork at my torch. Enjoy the OWOH journey. Joyce

mitz said...

..talented.. talented and talented.. and so generous.. such a fab give-a-way.. thanks for the opportunities

martha brown said...

I LOVE the zipper pull -- and that pink and green brooch is so pretty!!! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

Que Bella said...

Hey Grace, It's lovely to meet you and to visit with you here in blogland. What fantastic giveaways. Your jewelry is incredible! I will be definitely return after OWOH :) ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Downunderdale said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog - what beautiful work you are doing

Witchylana said...

Hi Grace,

Thanks for popping over to my corner of the web yesterday.
Oh. Em. Gee. the stuff you make is so ... sparkley.
Sparkley short circuits my creativity, and plugs straight into my WANT impulse.

Now I have to go count my beads, and hope the urge to run out to the bead shop passes...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Greetings from the Philippines! Oh my, what beauties! Patsy.paterno (at) from

Monica Magness said...

Grace, as usual your bead creations LIGHT UP A SMILE! How can anyone resist a chance to own any one of these beauties.. count me in! xo, M :)

Lululiz said...

Amazing pieces, each and every one of them. I have fallen head over heels for the white crystal brooch, but then, the other pieces are so beautiful as well! It would be wonderful to win one of them. Thank so much for the chance of winning. Liz (831)

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