Saturday, October 30, 2010

When you can't sleep......

Create something, clean something, resolve something...just don't sit there and play video games. The message was meant for me but if it applies to you feel free to feel guilty at my expense. Better to blame me than yourself...LOL
So I woke up at five this morning and in an effort to take my own advice I have been researching the web and my own books and photos to get some inspiration for the brown purse I am making. So far I have decided to go with fall leaves sprinkled on the front of an half circle shaped purse with a generous handle. I have some pieces of yellow and orange felt that I felted myself to work as the base of the leaves and I sorted out my beads to come up with some to accent the design.

Fall Creative Boost Giveaway

While I was sorting through my beads I decided to have a giveaway. I hand picked a nice collection of sterling charms, connectors, toggles, a 20 inch sterling chain and a leaf pendant in sterling. I also added clip earring findings. To those I put a collection of pressed glass, lampwork, polymer and wood beads all in fall colors with 10 scrabble tiles thrown in the mix just for fun. As you can see there is enough there to make several Christmas presents for your friends and family. The estimated value of it all is 70.00
All you have to do is add a comment to the bottom of this post to enter. You must enter by November 14th at midnight central time. You must be 18 years old to enter and there is only one entry per person and the winner will get all the beads and findings shown in the first photo. I am even going to throw in a mystery bonus gift when I ship the package. I will announce the winner who will be chosen using the Random.org random number generator by November 16th. You do not have to buy anything to win just click and add a comment to this post.
Make sure that you have a way to contact you in your comment. If you keep your profile hidden I cannot get back to you if you win. I will post the winner here if I cannot send them a message if they do not get back to me in three days another winner will be chosen.


48 comments:

  1. I see a lot of possibilities from your lack of sleep. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. How generous of you to share some of your stash with us!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just started making beaded jewelry and this looks like a lovely giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, what fun.. Great assortment of goodies.. Hope you win between you and your friend..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi
    This is the first time on your blog. How generous of you to have this contest. Things like this make life more fun. The prize looks awesome and your right -a person could make a few gifts with the kit. I love your Halloween beads on Etsey. Actually I like all your creations. I'm not that good yet but I'm PPP. I will check back when you update. I am penny5658 on Lampworketc.com. You can reach me there with a pm.
    Take Care
    Penny Levesque

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great advice! It's so hard to get motivated sometimes, eh?! :^)
    (GlassGalore on LE)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the chance! I would love to win this.

    mistylimepink at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a lot of fun goodies! Very generous Ruth!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love working with beads and this is such a lovely package. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  10. The ideas running through my head are exciting! Thank you so much for offering this creative giveaway!

    abstractrose at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is a wonderful gift.

    whyknotmetoo@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a fun idea! Thanks for starting a giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  13. meant to add laurag56@gmail.com to above comment!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks guys for posting your comments. I have added a really cool mystery gift to go along with this group of goodies. I better stop now before I give away what it is...LOL

    ReplyDelete
  15. It would be fun creating something with this prize! Linda lmsclowns@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  17. I would love to win this beautiful package of your fine collection of beads and such. e-mail is ldf6586@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Awesome contest! Thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@Feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a generous thing for you to do.

    eer12 @aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a wonderful thing for you to do. We all love freebies with the economy and all and I would love to be entered in as well. Oh the possibilities!
    Roberta Cohan

    beadz1234@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Loving your posts! thx for your generous offer
    scoutycat2 @ yahoo.ca

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Ruth, One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2010 was to learn how to make beaded necklaces. Well, it is now November and I have yet to get started! This lovely assortment would be a wonderful way to begin my new hobby. Thank you for offering this contest! Diane televisiongrl@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. This would be wonderful for my AHG girls
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, I know what you mean. I went in to clean up my craft room the other day and ended up rubber stamping 8 cards. It felt so good to be creative again!

    Looks like a lovely bead asortment. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh wow! You have such good taste. I can see so much fun in this. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm in <3 with the jewellery here...i'd love to win it....extremely generous of u..pearldsouza30@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Fun stuff! I make a lot of handmade sewn and beaded items, so these would be so handy!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is wonderful!Thanks.

    honeybeez0@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Been a Crafter/Seamstress for many years and decided this year I was going to start making jewelry! Well I have a book, a couple kits, and still not doing it. This giveaway might get me going!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


    lknott@partnercom.net

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am definitely guilty too!! I have books and inspiration now i'm going to go for it. Practice makes perfect and i am ready to start. Fun giveaway and blog! I am looking forward to visiting often:)
    Thanks!!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sweet blog!
    And thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

    ReplyDelete
  32. My daughters would enjoy making jewelry with these pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for the advice about doing something creative instead of not really doing anything. Love your creative prize!

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I've decided to put at least one hour a day aside for making something with my hands - thanks for the chance to try something new!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the chance.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I pick up a lot of beads and stuff when I'm out shopping, but never have much time to play with it all. :( Going to have to make a bit more time for it!


    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I've wanted to start crafting again and this is everything I need to get started.
    traymona[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I always loved jewelery like this and to get to make my own would be awsome.

    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  39. I like the jewerly!
    lusizova at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks a bunch for the giveaway! It looks like a lot of fun. My foster daughter and I could sit for hours and make things.

    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Would love to win this generous assortment. What a fun activity to share with my granddaughter.

    Sue in WV
    Samfor3@frontier.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you so much for the offer. My daughter and I make a lot of jewelery over the cold, snowy winter months. We hope to win! Good luck to all!
    trixie420247@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. How fun! Thanks for the chance!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh I would love to win these. They look like they would give me a lot of fun and inspiration for Christmas.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love to bead, but haven't in a few years. This would be a great win to get me started again!
    sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. This looks lice a nice prize. Thanks so much for the giveaway. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  47. That looks like so much fun for my daughters :)

    ReplyDelete