First of all--- Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
I started off by listing everyone's names on a big piece of paper, dividing up the international entries from the Bead Box entries. We ended up with 41 comments for the bead box and 3 comments for the grab bag! That's a lot of entries!
When I won the box, it happened at a time when the good news was plentiful. I felt the beady world was smiling at me and I was smiling back. I think that the Bead Box Goddesses sensed that again because my instant reaction to learning the winner was..... "Some girls have all the luck"
The next stop of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Beads Box is New York State and the home of Lorelei Eurto! Congratulations Lorelei! Katie Nelson stocked the box with TONS of Art beads from many different artists prior to my turn with it and now the box is HEAVY with Artisan Clay beads.
The winner of the Artisan Clay Grab bag is Maria from Edinburgh, UK!
Maria--Please contact me via my http://www.artisanclay.etsy.com/ shop or send me an email thru blogger with your address
I really enjoyed the freedom I felt by cleaning up and destashing my work area! I get the feeling that there is still going to be tons of my beads in that box all the way to it's last stop..... which is OK if you like my work.
I feel like I am allowed to fire up some more beads now..... and make some new jewelry with my great new stuff! I am free! and inspired! This is such a great idea! I am so glad you started this Heather!
So... Thank you for stopping by! and while I have you here, I'm going to let you know about some fun stuff that I am involved in :-)
A large group of Ceramic Bead Makers are having special sales and giveaways on their blogs and websites from 2-5pm!
I am not officially on the list since I will not be home on Sunday, BUT I am still going to be posting for the Open Studio and holding the same giveaways. My winners will be chosen on Monday and my SALE is going on now thru Sunday.
The destash feeling from the Bead Box is wonderful and I have decided to mark EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop at 40% off their regular prices! I see some of you noticed the sale prices even before I got a chance to announce it :-) Thank you!
I will be adding new work to my etsy shop over the weekend at the sale pricing and if all goes well I will be adding some WHOLESALE LOTS and GRAB BAGS as well :-)
Last but not at all least--- Check out the Best Little Bead Box project and follow along on that bead box's travels before it is finally divided up to benefit Beads-of-Courage.... this week it is headed someplace pretty fancy if you ask me!
OK commercial over..... back to the beads :-)