Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This giveaway is two-fold. First off, I'm doing it as a way to thank my customers and blog followers. Without all of you, I couldn't keep torching, so thank you! Secondly, I want to show my appreciation for my fellow Fire Divas. This is a group of talented and generous lampworkers I've known online for nearly 3 years. When I have a question about a kind of glass or a type of torch, they are always there to offer advice. We all work together to promote each other and get the word out about artisan-made beads.

So for this giveaway, here are the rules:

In order to be entered, you have to go to the Fire Divas Blog and take a little looky look around. You'll see our Etsy shops down the left side of the page, and our ArtFire shops a little further down on the right. Take a moment to visit one of my teammates' shops, then come back here and leave a comment about an item in that artist's shop (be sure to include the shop name, too).

For a second entry, head on back to the Fire Divas Blog and check out the other features we have there. You might see the Bead of the Day or you may want to Meet the Divas - there are lots of features to explore. Then leave a second comment about what you discover that interests you (or that you think we could improve upon).

As Jeff Probst would say, "Wanna know what you're playing for?"
The Thanksgiveaway prize is the charm-sized owl bead shown at the top of this post. It is cobalt blue, with green toes, beak and eyes. It's wire-wrapped in sterling silver with a swarovski crysta ~ ready-to-wear!

A Couple of Important Side Notes

**A complete list of the Fire Divas who are participating in Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales is HERE.

**If you'd like to follow my blog, you can do that on the right side of this post (thank you!).

**Thank you so much for entering, checking out my blog and exploring the Fire Divas blog! I will choose the winner by random number generator on Tuesday, November 30.


  1. am i the first to enter your GIVEAWAY...

    ok...i visited the blog (hold my breath) and saw janel's 10 eye bead as BOD...this is gorgeous...janel has a very unique way of making eyes...i just love how they look...

    second...i checked out the Meet the Diva's page which i thought was a great idea...what a beautiful team of divas...i'm also glad to say that my Diva of the Month page is still there...i appreciate that...

    i miss the fire divas and wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING...nothing but the best for my fire diva friends... :)

  2. I love the Black Friday Lampwork Glass Focal Bead, Midnight Dream from LA Jewelry Designs.

    I find the items featured in the Fantasy Shopping Saturday post really eye-catching!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  3. I was looking at Holly's Folly Glass. I collect snowmen and her Black Friday snowmen are wonderful!

  4. I voted for my favourite entry in the Fire Divas Christmas / Hanukkah contest too.

  5. Your very own Maybeads' "Cedric the Circus Elephant" is adorable.

  6. I appreciate the artistry and detail of the "Hurrican Beattons" ("Glass Beads of the Day" for Nov. 23) -- they are lovely.

  7. I looked around a lot - and my favorite was the "What Grows in My Garden" set of beads by UglyDuckingBeads' etsy shop. So sweet!

    joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

  8. I'm excited your FireDivas have listed sites for Cyber Monday sales. I'll be there!

    joanoh at cinci dot rr dot com

  9. He's adorable! And I love the evolution of the elephant...too cute for words.

  10. the Copper Sparkle Spheres from the shop of AshlynDesign are wonderful, they and there matching earing beads would make a dazzling set.

  11. I love the bead of the day post, it has taken me to shops I had not visited before and the discovery of yet more amazing and inspirational talent. This has led to many a sales as well. I hate when a day is missed, I always look forward to seeing what will be posted for the day.

  12. Well, I'm a big fan of lampwork, so this was hard because I saw so many things I liked. But, i was blown away when I saw this at JanelDudleyBeads.etsy.com:


    I've never seen a glow in the dark eyeball focal bead before.. :-) She has a variety but this one seemed to have the most glow power and it was very cool looking.

    I also really liked this octopus by shepherdcreations on artfire:

    But... its the owl beads that get me every time, Lauren! :-)

  13. FOr my second try.... I visited the FireDiva's page and saw the bead of the day called the Hurricane Beattons by Clare of CraftyClare.etsy.com. The colors in those bead-buttons was amazing and I don't think I've seen that shape before. Its great. The colors and depth of the beads is why I want to learn to make my own some day! (Maybe when I retire...) :-)