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Friday, February 19, 2010

Say "Hello" to the New Me!

Some of you will remember that after I had seen my first video by K.C. Willis at her Marketing Mindset online workshop, I wrote on my blog that I had plans to "change my look."  A topic of the first video was creating a "Signature Style."  This really struck home with me because of my two etsy shops ... one for torch-fired enamel and the other for jewelry.  I wanted to establish a cohesive, unified look that would reflect aspects of both businesses. Designer and artist, Sandra Busta, took my words and created these visual representations.  Click on the banners to see them in action!


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So, the next challenge will be to get the word out so that followers of my jewelryofdistinction blog will jump ship and join me here. As a way to get the word out, I am offering three spectacular bead giveaways of my torch-fired beads! The giveaways will be for medium bead groupings in the colors of Dusty Rose, Dusty Blue, and Mandarin Orange.  


                                      
                                                                   Dusty Blue


                                  
                                                           Dusty Rose      


                                  
                                                              Mandarin Orange

Each grouping will consist of:
4 - Head pins 
2 - Pierced Bell Bead Caps, 17 x 11 mm
3 - Pierced Temple Beads, 14 mm
1 - Arabesque Bead, 20 mm
3 - Ridged Beads, 12 mm
2 - Daisy Bead Caps, 16 mm
3 - Ridged Beads, 6 mm

All you have to do is to post the bead giveaway on your blog.  In order to qualify, you and your readers would need to become followers.  In ten days, three lucky followers will become winners of these beautiful beads ... I know, I need to be more modest!

66 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

I really don't think that you should be more modest...these are truly a marvel. I can attest. Love the colorful new look!
Enjoy the day!
Erin
P.S. I am a new follower!

Mel P said...

These are scrummy. I have blogged and am a follower, have a super weekend xxx

Melissa Meman said...

Ooh, off to post! I'm following...and am getting so excited for the class on March 6!! Love the new blog :)

Lorelei said...

i'm following youuuuuuuuu.....
i blogged the giveaway.
AND
I twittered it.
and I facebooked it too.

i hope i win i hope i win i hope i win!

mairedodd said...

barbara - this is how i see you... filled with energy, color, wonder... vibrant... your new banners and template are incredible... recognizable... you... perfect! it's not easy to do what you are doing... kudos!
will blog!!

Lori said...

well dang, count me in! I found you from Lorelei's blog! I'll change my blogroll too.

SueBeads said...

Became a follower and now I am going to blog it!!!!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I am so glad I got on the computer this afternoon and went out to look at blogs. I read on Lorelei's blog about your new blog. Awesome! Love the beads! Just became a follower and now will post it on my blog. AWESOME!

Carol B said...
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Carol B said...

I love the colorful look of your new blog. I posted about your giveaway on my blog. It will upload to my Facebook fan page and my Twitter in a few hours.

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Love the new blue banner! Everything looks great, Barbara.

I'm following you and I'm headed to my blog now to post about your generous giveaway!

Patricia Wood said...

ooOOOoo... Love the beads, love the blog new look, love the banners:) I am now following you and I will talk about your giveaway for sure on my blog tomorrow! Thanks:)

Patricia Wood
http://www.verredesign.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Congrats on your move and your new look, Barbara! I blogged about you and I am a follower of your new blog! As always, I adore your beads!!!!!

Pretty Things said...

(Waves at Barbara) -- I'm following you now!

SharonP said...

OOH, Pick me! I am following your new, colorfully hip blog, facebooking it too! Huzzah for Barbara!

Angela said...

Your giveaways are gorgeous, I will happily put a post up on my blog about you and I am now a follower.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh I am sooo following!

Marie Cramp said...

What the heck, I may be starting to make my own, but I am a sucker for free beads :) Look forward to the new blog!!

Marie

Judy said...

Hey the new you! The new look is lovely and I have already jumped ship and will post to my blog as well.

lunedreams said...

OK, blogged about your fiendish plot to cause widespread enamel addiction. Following your blog. I'll do whatever I have to do. Begged my followers to follow your blog. Promised to share. (NOT.) I'll even broadcast it on Facebook. Then we can all flop together in the same condemned building wrapped in our filthy blankets and fondle our new enamel beads. It'll be fun.

DreamSome said...

Oh boy, I'm a follower and I'll put you on my blog first chance I get. AWESOME!! Lunedreams turned me on to you, she's a very bad girl! Kristi

Pearl and Pebble said...

I just blogged about the goods!!!!

Barbara Lewis said...

There are some verrry funny people on here ... you know who you are!

Fundametals.net said...

Hi Barbara, of course I would like to win one of the sets of these awesome torched-fire enamel beads!
I really like your new blog and I will also be sure to post the excitement on my blog:)
Jeanette

Cindy said...

So excited for you, Barbara!!! You are really taking the ideas from MM and running with them!! Your new blog/look is wonderful...congrats on this new venture!
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I really like your new blog and I love your beads! I will definitely help spread the word to others. I posted it on my blog earlier.

Happy beading!

sharon said...

I'm ready to blog! Who could resist such luscious charms??!!
Your new blog looks fab...love it, it's so fresh looking!!
Of course I'm following!

BeaderBubbe said...

I'M following you ... don't call me a stalker! So where to next?? will post on my blog too. I am a beadaholique....yours are great...

WondrousStrange said...

I am a new follower...exciting!! Here is the link to my blog post about your giveaway.
http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-amazing-give-awaybarbara-lewis.html

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I'm following, bloggin', and I definately want these!

Tess said...

I love how shiny your beads are and the shop banners are great. I would defininitely recognize it's yoou at either banner. I'm a new follower...Pleased to meet you.

Michelle said...

Count me in! I'm a "follower" and will post the info on my blog! Love the new look...so colorful and fun!
Keep up the great work!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

By Beaded Story said...

just discovered your blogsite a few minutes ago. wish that you were geographically accessible. but nevertheless, i love and am inspired by your work :) Cheers to you!

Patricia of By Beaded Story
www.bybeadedstory.blogspot.com

stregata said...

Congrats on your new look, Barbara! Inspiring, in many ways!

Triannas Treasures said...

I'm following and blogging, thanks for the chance to win. Your work is gorgeous.

Patti said...

Love your enamel beads...great new look! I've posted on my blog and I'm a follower.

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Great new look. Fresh and fun! Love the new beads, especially the flower petals. I have some of your cylinder beads, but love your new shapes. I have interrupted my posting today just for your giveaway.

Agnieszka said...

Stunning work, so glad Maire helped me find you and your items..there is so much passion coming through your creations! ox AJ

Heather's Haven said...

I love your banners! I am now following and I have blogged about this! Thanks for offering such wonderful sets!

Jenny J-V said...

Barbara - your beads kick ass! And I'm thrilled to follow you in your new blog adventures...I actually have my little package of "fire" goodness that I got on Etsy this week sitting right here next to me and I keep touching it! Is that weird? haaaaaaaa Good luck! jen

SummersStudio said...

Great new look! I would follow you anyway :-)

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

Beautiful beads and findings! Will blog about them!
Tracy

quiltingjewel39 said...

I don't have a blog but I have become a follower and but your info on my FB. I love your things.

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Oooooh, I want them!! Love the color groupings and variety of components :) It's been blogged!

Shannon said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog and I am also a follower.
http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/
I am a new b logger looking for followers too so please visit me when you can.
I am loving the new blog look and as always your beads.
Shannon

Nicki said...

hey, i have blogged about you &i am a follower right now, but blogger does not let me add a picture to the post this norning. Will try it later when blogger is awake.

Yee said...

Definitely a follower and just blogged ya! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some super yummy beadies :D

-Yee

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I blogged about your giveaway, and then almost forgot to leave a comment saying so! Duh. I am also a follower.

http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-alert.html

Love your beads and enjoyed checking out your Etsy shops! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

Janet said...

Lorelei speaks of your beads alot so here I am a follower too! Your work is really wonderful! I will Post this on my Blog too!! I will def have to chek you out as far as shopping....crawling to pay day lol....

Farm Girl Cat said...

these are so new and unique! just posted this to my blog!

*jean* said...

oo please count me in!!! i've signed on as a follower also!!

Courtney said...

I'm following and blogging! Beautiful beads.

TerriK said...

I don't have a blog, but I will put your giveaway on my Facebook page. I am following you, too. Those are WONDERFUL beads. I hope I win some.

rose said...
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rose said...

I don't have a blog, but love these beads. They are so beautiful and I can't believe that they are handmade! Great work, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Andrew Thornton said...

Nice new look and I love the idea of reinventing yourself and creating something from all the pieces and parts. It's one of my favorite artistic practices.

Good luck to all those in your giveaway. They will be lucky ducks indeed!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Barbara, I love the new look of your blog. I also want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I have left you a small token of my appreciation on my blog, so when you have a chance take a peek. Thanks!

Creative Arty Facts said...

You have a new Aussie fan - moi!
I stummbled across your blog this morning for the first time - looks good to me!
I just love the look of your enamelled pieces -so delicate!

Aleksandra Micić said...

There is nothing to be modest about, dear, your work is beautiful, original, absolutly fresh and eyecatching in a natural and simple way! I've been seeing your work on flickr and enjoying it very much!

Klassy Joolz said...

I am so impressed with your bead creations!!! I blogged about your give way. I would love to win your wonderful beads!!!:) Your new Blog is just fabulous!

Lynette said...

oooh, aaaah, I would love to be a winner! Will post about the giveaway today and I am not a follower of your new blog. Thanks!

Malin de Koning said...

Hi,
If I would be one of the lucky ones, your absolutely wonderful beads will go on a journey all the way to Sweden. And they will end up being part of some great looking jewellery sitting on some supercool person walking the streets of Stockholm ...

I am a follower of you and I have posted on my own blog.

I so much hope to win.

Liz Revit said...

Love your torch-fired beads! I just blogged about your giveaway, and I'm now a follower. I look forward to your posts.

Liz Miller CDA said...

I love your beautiful beads and am glad to pass the word about your artwork. I am following you and have posted the give away on my blog. Hope to be Luck Liz.

Radica said...

I`d love to say only one word:
BEAUTIFUL !!!

Penny said...

I love your beads, I have been admiring them on your blog and on esty. I would love to win!!!

I am a follower.

copperpenny12(at)hotmail(dot)com