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WHOOOOO.... are..... you....? Giveaway!


I'll go first.....
My name is Kristie Roeder.  I have 2 little girls.  My business name is Artisan Clay. I live about an hour northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a ceramic bead maker, jewelry designer and I volunteer with other little girls in my area.

Small Rectangle Cabochon by Trollsmed

Now...... Who are you?
Leave a comment below for a chance to win these lovely beads by Beads-of-Clay members.
Tell us a little bit about you!
Do you have a Blog?
Do you sell your work?
Say HI!

10 comments:

  1. Hi my name is Karyn and I live in Australia with my husband and my gorgeous little man, Spencer, who turned 5 last week.

    I have been beading since 2003 and started with stringing pieces but in the last 2 years have ventured into beadweaving and bead embroidery.

    I also make glass fused cabochons in my microwave kiln which I incorporate into my pieces.

    My blog is called Releases by Rufydoof which is a blog about my beading and my life.

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I especially have my eye on that cabochon!!

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  2. Hi my name is Nicki, I am German, living in Cologne with my honey Nick and my daughter Amelia.
    I started beading about 4 years ago, and while my favorite medium is wire, I can't stop trying new stuff.
    I have a blog (a bit neglected recently since I was on vacation): nickisreef.blogspot.com and and Etsy store that I just opened (so more pieces to come soon): www.etsy.com/shop/nickisreef.
    I am also an Art Bead Scene Carnival Blogger, and my next post will appear in November.
    I have a few artisan clay pieces, and I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. My name is Cindy. I live in El Paso, Texas. I make ceramic art beads and sell them at local art fairs and in my etsy shop. I have a blog but haven't posted for a couple of months. I suffered a tragedy a few months ago and I'm attempting to slowly swim back to the surface and see the light. There are a few groups of people that I feel comfortable easing back into and this is one of them. Thanks BoC for being there.

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  4. Hello there, My name is Regina. I live with Mike, my husband and my two furry (Boxers) kids, Roxy and Mindy. I was introduced to beading in 2004 by a good friend and have since become seriously addicted. My other job is banking, so beading (for now) is part time. I sell my creations on Ruby Lane and Ruby Plaza. Love to work with natural stones and beads, but am now venturing into other types of beads. I have a blog: reginaswritings.blogspot.com. Love my fellow bloggers and learn a lot from them. Thanks for the great giveaway! Can I win again?

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  5. Hi, my name is Kym. I live about 30 minutes from Dallas Tx, with my husband and two of my four children.
    I was introduced to beading at a woman's retreat about 10 years ago and I fell in love! I first fell in love with the many choices of natural stones and have since come to appreciate the handmade beads and pendants by numerous talented artists.
    I work outside of the home, so I'm only able to bead on the weekends. Although I don't have any pictures of my jewelry posted yet, my blog is http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/
    I am truly grateful to my fellow bloggers, who share their wonderful inspiration and advice.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  6. Hi...I'm Melinda Orr and have been working with clay since 2007 ,when I purchased my first Firefly kiln on ebay... My husband built my potters wheel & I've been teaching myself along the way... Thank you Beads of Clay forum & You Tube! It's been a fun experience and I'm continually evolving in my work. I also design jewelry and create using clay, metal etching, hammering & stamping, beads and glass . I love to incorporate natural components like leather, wood, fibers etc. I am blessed to be able to do this full time in my garage studio. I have since upgraded my kilns to 3 and hope to convert one into a gas kiln. I have three children 19, 17 & 12 that keep me running in between working and weekend shows. My wonderful husband is very supportive & always lends a hand when I have mechanical issues. Next project for him is a slab roller! I have a blog: orrtec.blogspot.com I post my newest designs, show info and my favorite recipes. My hobbies include gourmet cooking, photography, beginning soapmaker and terrible knitter..lol it's true! My etsy site: orrtec.etsy.com has a few items that I continue to add to every week, but my main selling venue is art &craft shows. I am proud to be a member of this wonderful group. It's been a Godsend for my progress & inspiration!

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  7. Hi! I'm Susan & i luv to craft! Sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, beading! I give away my results as gifts! It makes me happy!

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  8. Hi. I'm Christy. I live in Illinois USA. I love using cute and unusual beads in my cross-stitch. I have an idea already for both these beads. Thank you!

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  9. Hi, I'm Ellen in Singapore. I work full time in the construction industry, though I would love to work full time on crafts :) I have a 13-yr old boy and 2 girls (11, and 8), and they are like me, always drawing and crafting away!

    I'm a tatter, though I love to try all sorts of crafts. I teach tatting occassionally when there are people who want to learn, and I also sell my tatted stuff when there are chances. My blog is Singtatter's Corner.

    Love your beads, especially the owl!

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