Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH 2011 Winners!

Congratulations to the three winners of  my One World One Heart giveaway. Using, the first number chosen was:

Monica said...
Beautiful work you do! Thank you for your generous giveaway.
Don't forget to visit me too!
OWOH #340

Congratulations Monica, you have won the brown satin kumihimo bracelet.....just email me your address so I can get it out in the mail.


Jo said...

Those are gorgeous ... just gorgeous! what a generous offering!

Congratulations Jo, you have won the copper and red seed bead kumihimo bracelet......send me your address!

Holly Days Closet said...

I have always loved these but never learned how to do it. They are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.


Congratulations Holly - you are the winner of the sterling silver and white seed bead kumihimo bracelet.  Please send me your address so I can mail out your prize.

Thank you, everybody, for taking the time to visit and leave some really nice comments.  I love taking part in One World One Heart and am excited for what is coming next.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's time again for a trip around the blogworld.  I am happy to be taking part in the One World One Heart Tour for the third year. Welcome to my blog, I am mrs beadsley and I am a jewelry artist living in Maine, in the wonderful (right now) Great White North, USA. I design One-of-a-Kind jewelry pieces using brass, copper, steel, silver and gold and combining them with colorful gemstones and crystals and beads.........actually the shinier the better to satisfy my inner magpie. I take my inspiration from all that is around me and craft my jewelry with a rustic twist.  I recycle when possible - and find myself in the hardware store more often than not to buy "parts" for my jewelry. 

Lately, though, I have discovered the joy of weaving Kumihimo pieces........with beads and without.  Over the years I have amassed quite a collection of fibers, and of seed beads.....enough to keep me busy making bracelets and necklaces for a good while (and in my case, through ALL the snowstorms we've been having). 

Which brings me to this: my gift for the last One World One Heart.  I actually decided to give away three prizes - one for each year I participated in the event. 
First up - satin cord; vermeil toggle clasp; gold seed beads - eight strand kumihimo braid bracelet.

Second - red seed beads; copper bali-style cones; sweet copper heart clasp; eight strand kumihimo with seed beads bracelet.

Third - two color seed beads; silver cones; silver toggle clasp; eight strand kumihimo and seed bead bracelet.

This is open to all active bloggers, worldwide.  All you have to do  to be entered into the "hat" is to leave a comment on my blog - and please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you - so I can visit YOUR blog, and so I know who you are when you win. :-)
I will close the post to comments on the evening of February 16, 2011 and will pick three winners using a random number generator.  Please check back here on February 17, 2011 as I will announce the winners here on my blog. (don't worry, I'm sure I'll be so excited I'll both email you and announce here - just to cover all bases!)

Good luck - and have a really good time on your journey through blogland.  So good to "meet" you!