Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ball Chain Bracelet Give-Away!!!


Artists, people, and perfect strangers have been so supportive of this blog and my very stressful family situation with my sister. I receive such great comments from people who visit here. So, I figure it is time for another give-away to give a little bit back. It's not much but it is very fun. BTW, Katelyn has not claimed her charm bracelet prize yet. Email me, chica, with name and address before I have to give it away all over again!
So, this give-away is for 6 ball chain bracelets - 8" in length with its own connector, ball 6mm, copper colored. It looks great by itself or with charms. I wear mine with nothing on it. Way cool.
So, what do you have to do? Just post a comment here - this post only - about anything on my blog. You have until this Saturday to do so. I will use the random number thingie to pick a winner. Since I am doing that, I will not release comments until I know who is the winner. Since I approve messages, it is easier to not release them to count the messages.
Good luck and thanks for your continuing support of this blog and my art!!!

49 comments:

Elizabeth in NM said...

Hi Belinda,
Count me in! As always, I enjoy and appreciate you sharing your talent and ideas with us. Cool embossed tiles--I hadn't seen those yet.
--Elizabeth in NM

Rosie said...

I love your blog! I am inspired to create text charms on wooden beads now... that will add something extra to my bracelets! Thanks for sharing your talent. (((Hugs))

Kathy Christian said...

No art for me for a few days/weeks. Thankfully I can live art vicariously here...hopefully wearing a ball chain bracelet!
Thanks, Kathy C.

Elizabeth Nakayama said...

Wow! I would love a ballchain bracelet! What a nice thing to do! Elizabeth n.
sxftblndeprincess@yahoo.com

Angie in AZ said...

Oh, I hate being the first to post. That number generator never chooses a 1! boo hoo! The ball chain bracelets are great. Where do you purchase your ball chain anyway? I'd love an anklet. Love your latest charms, by the way.

purplepaint said...

Belinda - I'd love to have these bracelets, I think I would wear one plain and one with a charm, or 5 with one charm. :) Besides that I had to tell you how much I related to your post about your love affair with a little coffee in your cream! I am the same way, it's as if my brain cannot really function until I've had my morning cream with a little coffee for color, and a touch of sweetener! :) Marva

artfulzebra said...

These chains are way cool, I use them in my pieces sometimes too. ;o) I love your blog, I always find it inspiring. ;o)

Maz

Ina Ftacek said...

As always enjoy your blog! Hope you enjoyed your dremel group and my prayers are with you and your family and sister through these tough times....I read all about the beads with text and polished pigments etc...Thanks also for the generous blog giveaway!!Hope I win.Ina

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered! I have to say that your beads are exquisite though!
Mandy

AlteredAddict said...

Belinda - I love your charms they are always so creative. Always enjoy looking at all the eye candy on your blog:-)

Theresa

Sandra said...

Hey Belinda: welll, you "know" how much I LOVE your blog and especially your ART : ) can't thank you enough for all you do to share your knowledge with those of us who are either struggling to learn or stretch beyond our "safe zones". as I've said before, thank you for inspiring me to JUST DO IT !! which I hope to sooon, ha : ) again, thanks for the chance to be a part of this great and wonderful art experience : )
Love & Blessings, Sandra : )

Teyah44 said...

Hey, hey, I'd love to win the drawing for the ball chain bracelet!!! I never got a chance to order...my fault! Love all you do for us and hope we find the yahoo group soon.

Take care,

Lisa Paulson
lpaulson@puc.edu

eclectic works said...

Hi Belinda,
Enjoyed the article Fun Bead Charms, and thanks for the info about the Crop-a-dile at Costco...have to check it out.
I am also sending well wishes for your sister.
Esmeralda

beckyais said...

You are always so generous, Belinda
! We all wish we could support you even more. I love your new bead charm instructions and will have to try it myself!
Becky

beckyais said...

You are always so generous with everyone, Belinda--you have legions of people who will do anything we can to support you back! I love your new bead charm instructions, btw! Quick and good result!
Becky

Tami R. said...

Thank you, Belinda, for such a cool give-away! The chain looks neat. Thanks for hosting the 9 Square Mini quilt-square swap and I look forward to seeing the returns. I hope yahoo gets all of your information straightened out. Thanks for new text/bead charm tutorial-I want to try that.
Tami R.

May Terry said...

Hi, this is May from Assemblage Artists. My goodness, Belinda, I can't believe no one has commented yet. I love coming here just to see Mr. Bug, if nothing else! I also like those beads you've made.

Keep the art coming,
May

May Terry said...

Oooops, I see, the comments won't appear until after you choose the winners.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

What a nice way to give back....thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks for the technique on the beads above i would have never guessed you started off with real beads. When I first looked at them I thought they were paper with utte and the rest just the way you explained. They are very kewl Belinda.

Anonymous said...

I have never posted on your blog, but I sure have been a regular 'reader'. You are very generous sharing your techniques. I appreciate you.
Mimi

Anonymous said...

Hi Belinda! I have spent the last few days reading through the past 2-3 years of your blog!!! Thanks for the inspiration! I now need the time to put the techniques to use............who cares about the ironing..........? Give me the paints!
Thanks again
Nicki x

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I hate being the first!!! I was enjoying your post on the fun bead charms with the text and thinking they would be perfect on the spine of books. I could even use found words to title my art books by placing the beads across the spine. Or use found words on beads and fiber to create a special message. I enjoy your blog and all your creations!
chris p

Kathy said...

I love your ball chain! The size and color are great. I am checking pinkbluesky weekly to see when they get it in so I can order some. So PLEASE pick me!!!! Then I don't have to wait, wait, wait.

JeanM said...

How can you limit me to just commenting on one thing on your site? I love all of it. But I have to say the dremel stuff really gets my ideas flowing,oh and charms I could go on forever on the gorgewous charms. I even share your blog with my husband! Please enter me in the giveaway for the chains. Thank you.
angel2cook@aol.com

Rockin Robin said...

Alright Belinda....I have been to your blog more times than I can count, and always love your stuff!!! You are a crazy art girl!!! I took special interest in the post about the polymer clay transfers and will be checking that out in more detail!! Man, I love polymer clay!! I have not followed the story of your sister...but wonder how she is doing??? I remember the diagnosis of a stage 4 cancer if I am remembering correctly. I am an RN, so I have some knowledge of this stuff. Wish I had as much knowledge of art as I do of medicine, but my art time will come. Ohh...I love the post about the glass beads and the text too. Hhhhmmm, if the threading holes are large enough...great addition to ball chain!!! I wish you well..and your sister/family too!! Hang in there and try to find some good in the situation...Nurses orders!!! Hisses, Rockin Robin (stampinsavage@yahoo.com)

Susan said...

Hey Belinda, I always enjoy reading your blog. I love what you did with the fake modeling paste and paint. They are just beautiful. Funny thing, I just bought some modeling paste last week. Also like those beads with the text.
Thanks for all you do and your generous sharing of your techniques.

linda said...

Belinda, you are so generous! I hope you are on the receiving end of these things too.
I love the beads that you just posted. I will be trying these soon.

Vix said...

Ohhh so cute! love the look of these chains and I must say I love the beads in the pics above this post!

~Vix~ said...

Love the bracelets! TY for the give-a-way! I also love the beads in the post above this one!

Sharon said...

WOW!! Since I LOVE the braclet kit I bought a couple of months back I have to have this.. I also wear my chain without anything on it, since I haven't taken the time to add the charms. Shhh, don't laugh. I love this thing. It is THE best fun I have had in a while. Thanx, Sharon

Rockdiva said...

This is my first comment to leave. I have been a lurker here for awhile, so I thought this would be a great time to let you know how much I appreciate and use your blogs! I was referred here by someone in my yahoo ATC group when I inquired about a certain technique, and I am so glad I did. The past couple weeks especially have been so great and useful to me. I ordered the Altered Surfaces book and a bunch of other stuff from skybluepink (was that the name? can't remember right now) I LOVE todays post about the text beads! Can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for being so open and sharing. Not a lot of artists will do that!

Beth said...

I Love how you did the text around the glass beads to make charms, they look so cool. Please add me to your copper ball and chain bracelet drawing.
Thanks!
Beth

Peg said...

Hi Belinda, I'd like a chance at the ball chains. Thanks!

Marrianna said...

I always love your work. The new beads are fantastic. Thank you for the instructions. I've been meaning to ask/order some of the ball chain bracelets from you and have had so much going on w/Mom that I didn't get around to it. Maybe I'll get lucky. As always, I support you in your art and your life. Marrianna

Carolyn said...

Belinda, I have been following your blog and your life stories for a long time. Your art inspires me and your take on life situations and how you deal with them sets a good example for many of us.

I'd be thrilled to receive something from you.

AND, the best to your family, especially your sister and mom at this stressful time. May your sis's health improve with a full recovery.

Oh...I love your latest, the text beads. I even think I could make these after reading your tutorial.

Carolyn

Bea said...

Well, I think the ball chain thingies are very cool, so count me in the count.
Second, I wanted to thank you for telling me about Valley Ridge Art Studio. I was there last weekend for a class. I had a ball. Total play and messy and something I really needed to do to just relax.
Thanks again. :)Bea

jet1960 said...

I really enjoy your blog and was thrilled when I realized that you were participating in the same skinny book swap I was in with Chrysti at the Altered Abby. Loved your page! The bracelets are very cool! Thanks for offereing the giveaway and for the wonderful way that you share techniques.

Jill

Brenda said...

Hey Belinda,

I forgot to put my order in with you--maybe I'll get lucky! How's your sister?
hugs
brenda bliss

caroleena1953 said...

i am an extreme newbie to altered books- i am an "old" scrapper and have done some altered tins, tags, playing cards, etc. in saying all that- lol- your blog/website is WOW! love the beads and you have an eye for color. if you feel like someone is watching you- it'll be me, haunting your blog for ideas!

Anonymous said...

Lovely giveaway. I do like those beads with text.

Mavis

jean brown said...

belinda - your blog is a constant source of inspiration, in artistic content and also as a lesson in productivity. you know those ubiquitous studio signs that say "dream" ? . i'm making one for mine that says, "quit dreaming and get to work" !

crzy-boss said...

Hey, I love mine and definately want more. Thanx for being such a great and generous artist. Sharon

American Genius said...

Hi, Crazy Art Girl,
it'd be so cool if I won.
They're crazy art girl cool.

llb said...

hello - I love to look at all your work and appreciate you sharing your techniques. The ball chain jewelry is very cool.

rscoach said...

Please add me to the give - away chance - thanks! Reva (Los Angeles)

Rockdiva said...

I love this ball chain! And I LOVE skybluepink! Thanks for recommending that site! I got the Altered Surfaces book and WOW!! For such a small book it is more full of useful info than a lot of the other books I have combined! You are so dead on in your recommendations!!! Thanks for everything!

AlteredByMe said...

Hey Belinda great give away!

Listen hun did you shut down the mixed media group? I just tried to send a message and it came back telling me no group exsists.

Let me know something ok arlene9999@earthlink.net

juliekintaiwan said...

Found your blog through Carolyn's pico y art post. Nifty creations you have, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cannot remember if I have posted a comment, but I am a huge fan of your blog.

Mavis