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!
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