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Bodacious Beaker of Beads Giveaway

Bodacious Beaker of Beads
Giveaway!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Please check the comments below 
to see if you won!
From the Studio of 
Beadtacular!
Beadolicious!
Beadawesome!! 

Get my Drift?????

These Beads were made by a Fabulous
One Man Show
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Six  Savvy  Saintess's
will win a chunk of this Treasure!

TO Enter:
You must visit the Elements Pottery Etsy Store
and find your favorite piece!
Copy the URL, bring it here and post it along with why you love it.
THAT'S IT!

Six winners will be drawn using
Random.org on Wednesday, Sept 26th!

You know you want these!
Follow the instructions above and you 
just might have them!!!!!

Good Luck
~~~~~~~~

58 comments:

  1. The patina on this Raku Nightingale is phenomenal.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108968551/raku-nightingale-bead

    Thanks for the chance. His beads are high on my wish list!

    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  2. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108637389/raku-butterfly-flower-necklace?ref=cat_gallery_15

    I love this piece and it intrigues me as to how it was done (the butterfly and flower hiding within. I like the matte finish and how about the hand painted, hand sewn and adjustable silk necklace- too awesome!

    Terri

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  3. For me, it's definitely a tie between two listings:

    I love this listing because it's such a nice mix of shapes & colors of raku beads. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109015505/raku-bead-mix

    and I love the dove in flight pendant because Duane truly managed to capture the beauty of a bird in flight and the raku colors are amazing.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109637841/raku-peace-dove-pendant

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  4. There are too many things but I chose this as my fave, the nightingale pair

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108971793/set-of-2-nightingale-beads

    However, the owls came in a close second!

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  5. Difficult decision considering everything there is gorgeous! I love this dragon queen pendant--she's calling to me:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/100660903/raku-dragon-queen-pendant

    Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous beads!

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  6. I like the contrast between the glazed and the matte texture

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/105281713/raku-focal-bead-set

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  7. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108967638/brother-sun-sister-moon-pendant
    I have always liked celestial items and the contrast between the yellow moon and blue sun is nice change and colorful.

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  8. I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead
    because adding a little bird to any design makes me smile!

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  9. I am smitten over this set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109014567/raku-focal-bead-set
    The colors are so amazing, and I can only imagine how great they must be in person!

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  10. Very hard decision as everything is GORGEOUS!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108966837/raku-focal-bead-set
    The modern style of these beads and gorgeous textures and colors made me fall in love with this set.

    Thank you for this beyond awesome giveaway!

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  11. Since you have only limited me to one this cat face button it so perfect! (PSST...those nightingales are amazing!)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/105286790/raku-cat-face-button?show_panel=true

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  12. My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/100654419/raku-focal-set because of the subtle raku coloration, and the square shape. The accent beads are perfect. I want this one!

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  13. One is so hard - his work is so beautiful. My fav would be http://www.etsy.com/listing/109554981/raku-focal-set. I love the deep, rich color of the focal and the other beads are perfect with it.

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  14. These look so cool. I'd love to have a chance. They have a cool shop, too. Here's one of my favorites.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109638155/raku-bead-mix They look really cool.

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  15. Love the raku bead work by Duane. And hard to choose just one set, but I will say one of my favorites is the very rustic set of beads. Just something about the textures, colors, and shapes that make them speak to me.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/107124520/raku-focal-bead-set

    Lynda
    lyndacarson@cox.net

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  16. I just love the shimmering colors of the focal and accent beads in this pretty necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108636986/raku-oak-leaf-necklace

    All of Duane's work is beautiful!

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  17. It was hard to choose, but I like this one the best:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/107359475/raku-chrysanthemum-pendant

    I like the different colors mixed in with the copper, but my favorite thing about it is that depending on how you look at it, it doesn't necessarily look like a flower, it could be a variety of different shapes and things.

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  18. I am in love with the Raku Nightingale bead http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead, and the story to go along with it is beautiful. This bead speaks to me for several reasons, one of which is that is reminds me of the blown glass birds we had on our Christmas tree when I was a child.

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  19. I like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107121993/raku-focal-bead-set
    Especially the dimply one!

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  20. I love butterflies, and I love flowers, so naturally I love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108637389/raku-butterfly-flower-necklace?ref=cat_gallery_15


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  21. What a great idea and what a great giveaway! Its really difficult to pic out only one favorite thing ... I love owls, thats the reason for this link http://www.etsy.com/listing/109009513/raku-horned-owl-pendant

    Hugs Doris

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  22. I really love the scarabs. The raku technique gives a perfect nod to the natural firey iridescence of real beetle wings.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109012347/raku-scarab-focals

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  23. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105285665/raku-focal-bead-set

    I love the colors of these! They look fresh and autumn-like at the same time. Plus, I live in Gainesville, Florida so some Gator-ish colors are always well received!

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  24. I love creating flowers for my pieces, and can so see this butterfly pendant flitering amongst them.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83754711/raku-butterfly-flower-pendant

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  25. http://img2.etsystatic.com/008/0/5166742/il_fullxfull.374752286_hotm.jpg
    this is my fav -- but it was hard to pick just one. Love your colors!

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  26. omg. .. I would LOVE to win some of Duane's beads. LOVE! It was hard to choose which were my favourites. It finally came down to these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107124520/raku-focal-bead-set. I especially love the purples and blues combined with surprising metallic accents. I also like the combination of ball shapes and wheel shapes, as well. YAY!

    ~ ION Liberate

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  27. Brother Sun, Sister Moon Pendant
    Shop: elementspottery
    Transaction ID: 95453980
    Quantity: 1
    Price: $14.00 USD

    I should have copied the url before I bought it. One of the most unusual pieces I have ever seen

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  28. I just love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/100660903/raku-dragon-queen-pendant. The finish reminds me of liquid fire. Sooooo beautiful!

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  29. Although I really LOVE Duane's raku pieces, this butterfly panel oriented pendant has been a favorite for awhile. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/95004386

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  30. Love the colors that Duane's creates with the raku. The are sumptuous and spectacular. Here is one of my favorites, so hard to chose!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/104167126/raku-focal-5-bead-set

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  31. Living on 2 lakes I see birds of all sorts thru my Studio windows. These nightingales are absolutely gorgeous and their shimming coats demand recognition and are definably a benefit to these views. I have wanted to learn Raku and Duane Collins creations are stunning and give us who would love to learn the nudge needed to learn.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108971793/set-of-2-nightingale-beads

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  32. Oh, the things I could do with these beads....er, ah-hem, that is, I really love the vivid satiny magentas and silvers on this set!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109014567/raku-focal-bead-set

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  33. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead


    I am so in love with birdies right now.. and RAKU makes it 10000% better!

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  34. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108636295/raku-peace-dove-necklace

    Peace dove is my favorite, though there was ALOT to choose from on his etsy page!Its my favorite though because I think that the meaning behind a peace dove combined with the raku effect on this piece makes it beautiful :)

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  35. Raku Chrysanthemum Necklace is my favorite--I love this raku pendant and the long rectangular beads, as well as the ribbon color. Such beautiful bails used in these works too! http://www.etsy.com/listing/83884275/raku-chrysanthemum-necklace

    Sharyl ~ Sharyl's Jewelry

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  36. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108971793/set-of-2-nightingale-beads?ref=v1_other_2

    Love the colors of the birds.

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  37. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105281713/raku-focal-bead-set
    I love the white beads in this set. All of your work rocks!!!
    You have so many beautiful pieces to choose from.
    Alice
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  38. I love all of Duane's owls and have used them in a couple pieces, but this bird really speaks to me. I think the firy colors remind me of mornings when I'm driving home from work and the sky is ablaze with the early Autumn Sun rise. I roll down the windows and listen to the birds begin to sing to the Sun
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead

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  39. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead
    I like it because it shines with my favorite colors of fall, and I like bird too.

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  40. This is the piece I love because that little bird just calls to me. It just seems so peaceful and would make any piece of jewelry a happy piece.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway and good luck to everybody!

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  41. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109639503/raku-moonface-pendant

    I have always loved the moon and sun....and collected all kinds of things representing...this pendant is absolutely amazing and calming

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  42. http://www.etsy.com/listing/107182631/stoneware-dragonfly-pendant I love the way the glaze is on the damsel flies. Raku is like magic on clay!

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  43. http://www.etsy.com/listing/104812582/raku-horned-owl-pendant

    I love owls & the raku coloring on this piece is beautiful!

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  44. http://www.etsy.com/listing/109637841/raku-peace-dove-pendant
    It was hard to pick a favorite. I love your work.

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  45. Love ceramics, love raku and I love this! http://www.etsy.com/listing/109331178/raku-nightingale-bead

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  46. this is my favourite http://www.etsy.com/listing/109640317/raku-lace-heart-pendant
    ciao dall'Italia
    joyblonde at libero.it

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  47. I love that majestic Great Horned Owl pendant. See him shining in the moonlight, http://www.etsy.com/listing/104812582/raku-horned-owl-pendant Andrea

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  48. I have a pendant from you that I got this year. The raku is so bright and rich. My favorite pick is the heart and house pendant.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/99122284/home-is-where-the-heart-is-pendant
    There were lots of other, its hard to pick just one. Thanks for the give away, its great of you to do that!

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  49. Love all of Duanes work but this is a favourite...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/108968551/raku-nightingale-bead
    So pretty.

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  50. Thank you all for your kind words, I so appreciate it! Good luck to all!! :) And thank you Marla so much for your work on this, it has been great fun!! :)

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  51. I just love the colors of this set: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109016318/raku-fan-bead-focal-set

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  52. AND THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

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