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Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Contest Like No Other!

You have a chance to win beads ... and you don't have to do any of the work.  In fact, I have to do ALL of the work.  The only thing you have to do is to post this contest on your blog and make a prediction!

Here's how it works.  I have a messy studio to repack for my return trip to Maryland.  The person who comes the closest to guessing how long it will take me to clean up the studio ... essentially to repack ... will win a set of 5 ridged beads in any color of your choosing.  You simply need to select an enamel color from any of those on my etsy site.  First, your prize ... remember, you pick the color of your beads.  They will be made to your precise specifications!  :-)



Here are pics of the work areas that need to be packed up/cleaned up for the trip to Maryland and a brief description of the work that needs to be done.


                                      
The enamels need to be put on the shelf, the pliers in the tool bag, the area wiped down.


Bead trays put in carrying case.


Holy crap!  It's getting worse ... enamels sorted out and placed in some logical order and placed in trays for the carrying case. 


Pliers packed up, stainless bowls emptied and cleaned, tools and metal discs packed up in some logical order.  


OMG!!!  Tools, resin stuff and resin accessories packed up. Don't forget the bead boxes in the drawer needing to packed away!


Sink area wiped down, brushes cleaned, baking soda taken into house.

So, post your guess on this blog ... how much time will it take me to pack up, post the contest on your blog, be thinking of what color beads you want, and pray that I don't leave anything behind!  The one that comes the closest wins ... the time and the winner will be posted on Tuesday morning!  

P.S.  If I take a break, the meter will be paused until my foot goes back into the studio!


21 comments:

Boot ~C said...

I'm going to say 15 hrs all together

Barbara Lewis said...

I roared in laughter! That just let's me know how messy you think my studio is ... so it's not all in my head!

Nicki said...

i say 5 hours 25 min (you will be getting faster the longer it takes...)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I am going to say 6.5 hours :) Good luck! I know I hate cleaning up (thank goodness for mom)!

Manuela said...

I am goingo to say 4 hours.
Good work!
Manuela
site where I pubblish this:
http://alomaweb.blogspot.com

romantic decay said...

Love looking at your studio. I think 6 hours. I'll be posting this on my blog!

Regina said...

I would say 3.5 hours, excluding the two bathroom breaks. I don't think I would want to spend more time than that cleaning up. My color...green. Have a safe trip.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I'm going to guess 5.75 hours. I hate cleaning too. Good luck!

TesoriTrovati said...

6 hours and 23 minutes.
Make it a game. Put some music on and dance around the studio from time to time. See if you can challenge yourself to get certain things done in the length of a song. (These are all things that I should do myself!)
Good luck!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Greer said...

You only said clean up and pack right? - not clean up and tidy. I recon 3 hours and 38 minutes.

Kokopelli said...

I guess you'll need 8 hours and let's say 11 minutes. And I'll post this in tomorrow's blog article.

bellajoya said...

Eight hours...do it!

Janet said...

6 hours and 45 min I say! What a great blog! Im so impressed Barbara with your whole set up! You sure have alot going on and alot to clean...just wonderful. You gave me a right chuckle too here!

Janet said...

Hi again Barbara thank you for your really nice comment! Ohhh really cool I didnt know my lampworking set up would be along the same lines as you how cool is that?! How do you like your Carlisle Mini CC? Well Ive go my plate full embarking on my journey now! Your enamelling is really lovely. Hopefully you will be thru your studio like a White tornado lol!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I dread the cleaning up part! I'm gonna guess 4 hrs. 45 min. I hope it doesn't take you this long...but then again I hope it does:)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I'm gonna guess 3 hours and 13 minutes, assuming you drink some coffee before you start :) It looks like a lot, but I bet it will go quicker than expected. I hope I'm right!

stregata said...

I suspect you do this often - so I don't think you are going to take very long to do it. I'm guessing it will be 2 hours and 35 minutes (because you probably had some of those beads in your hand and started thinking of a design...)
Meanwhile, I will dream of beads in green - any shade of green...

Studio Sylvia said...

Barbara, man oh man! There's a lot to pack up but I reckon you have it down pat. 2 hours 45mins. I love blue. I will be very interested to see the time you take.

Beth said...

Wahhh!!! 10 hours MINIMUM...that's including picking up beads and saying "oh, I remember where I got these! I wonder where that other thing is that goes with it!" I KNOW I will win this thing!

SharonP said...

How about 4 hours and 48 minutes? You can do it! It's really not that bad, really! I want those beads!

Pretty Things said...

5 hours and 18 minutes. I have faith in you.