Friday, May 13, 2011

Gardanne Bead Giveaway

I guess I am not the only one having issues with blogger, or this post would have appeared earlier.

Anyway, as promised I am having a bead giveaway to celebrate my 1000th sale, and while I am at it my 2 year anniversary on etsy and blogger was in the month of April.




These are the goodies that one lucky bead lover will get. The giveaway is open to everyone, international and domestic.

All you have to enter is......

- Answer this question in the comment section " I have been making more sets of spacer beads, like the blue ones in the giveaway. As a jewelry maker what size spacer beads do you like to have on hand when you are making jewelry." If you don't make jewelry say anything you want, within reason.

- Blog about this giveaway

- Friend me on facebook, search for Anne Gardanne.






All of these options give you a vote, please let me know in the comment section what you did so I can give you the right number of entries.

I will randomly pick a winner next Friday, May 20th at 9am.

Wait I am not finished yet.

Starting now I am also having a 10% off sale on everything in the bead and jewelry shop

Just enter the coupon code

GARDANNE10

at checkout and 10% will automatically be deducted from your order.

As usual this discount does not include custom orders or orders that are on hold.

The 10% off sale will end at 12 midnight on Tuesday, May 17th.

This is a big giveaway month for me, I am also one of the sponsors on the Art Bead Scene Blog for the month of May. I will have more details about what that lucky winner will get next week.
Check out this post for details on how on how to enter the ABS giveaway.

Now go enter.




122 comments:

Regina said...

I like smaller rondelle spacers, about 5 x 7 mm. Congratulations on your milestones. Love your butterflies!

Lorelei Eurto said...

I like any size spacers. I can use big or small spacers. Great giveaway. My fingers are crossed!

somethingunique said...

Hi there i like the spacer to be a little smaller than the focal beads especially for earrings, thanks for the sale i had fun shopping i abso love your fabu components and can't wait to create something unique ttfn L :)

Elisabeth said...

I like all sizes of spaces - because I like playing with all kinds and shapes of beads :-)

Noemi said...

I don't have an specific size for spacers, but I like it when I can choose from different sizes of the same beads. I get frustrated when maybe the spacer available is too big or too small for my project.
Lovely giveaway. Thanks.

lu said...

altho i like, have, and use all sizes, i'd say the ones i probably use the most are about 10-12mm x 3-4mm....one size i'm always looking for tho are THIN ones-any size. what a fantastic giveaway!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I like all sizes, some small enough to be accent beads some a little larger to be used in earrings, I like variety

Noemi said...

I have added you to my FB page! And I would also make an announcement on my FB page.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/noemibaenacom/121971644528566

FairlyGirly said...

I use all sizes of spacers in my necklaces but like small ones for my earrings. The spacers used are generally smaller than what ever focal beads I use.

FairlyGirly said...

Have just put a post on my blog for
you. http://fairlygirly.blogspot.com/

SilverNikNats said...

Great giveaway and congrats on so many sales!
I like working with small spacers.
Niky x

pattivan said...

What a grab-bag you have there!! And congrats to you on all of your milestones! Although I like and use all sizes of spacers, I tend to gravitate to the smaller ones. I friended you on facebook!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Just blogged your giveaway!

Alice Howe said...

Depends on the overall size of the piece, but now I am using smaller spacers. But I've used both. Congrats!

beadstringer said...

I use all sizes, of course depends on the piece. I usually tend to go smaller than bigger. Lovely giveaway, love your work! Congrats!

Chrizette said...

I always prefer smaller components when it comes to jewellery making and with spacer beads, I prefer even smaller ones. I am very new to beading but I have to say that I LOVE the butterflies :)

Chriz’Creative Spot

stacilouise said...

I just love your beads and components. Those butterflies are perfection!

staci.louise@hotmail.com

Christine said...

Such beautiful beads & goodies! I've used all different sizes, but tend to use smaller ones.
Amazing giveaway!!

Rebecca said...

Puh-lease enter me....I like to have little wee lampwork beads on hand, about 6-10mm beads. I also love to have a few discs about too. What a gorgeous giveaway! Thanks Anne.

Rebecca said...

And I just friended you on facebook (rebecca anderson).

Janet said...

I like medium to large spacers. Ive added you on facebook...Janet McDonald. Thank you for the chance..you make beautiful things Anne! Wonderful Giveaway!!

Deci said...

I'm a bead weaver and bead embroidery person, so my beadwork comes first. When I string, I usually use very small spacers so my beads shine through.

Cillaw said...

Hello,
I generally like 8mm but I have all sizes too.
Thanks for a great give a way and sale!
Cilla
tellyourgirlfriends

Deci said...

I blogged http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/05/gardanne-bead-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

même en France on lit tous les posts de perles je n'ose pas commander des perles aussi précieuses je croise les doigts
maryvonne.jouvenel@laposte.net

Jane said...

I use lots of size spacers, but my favorite is 6mm. Thanks for the giveaway!

Malin de Koning said...

Many different sizes and colors and textures is what I would LIKE to always have at hand. :-) Which one I choose all depends on what I am combining them with at that particular time.

GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Malin de Koning said...

I have blogged!

Malin de Koning said...

I friended you on Facebook too.

Now I'm off to your shop!
:-)

Anonymous said...

I can use all size spacers! I love all your work and have my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner. :)

Awesome Giveaway!!!!!!!

Thanks,
Angela Buschmann
Angela.buschmann@fmr.com

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great giveaway. I like to have a variety of sizes of spacers available to me when working on a project.

Mellisa said...

What a lovely prize! I like spacers of all sizes, a variety of thicknesses is nice too.

sandi m said...

Anne, Love the beehive beads ~ very vintage looking. I can see them paired with crystal rondelles.
As for lampworked spacers, I use various sizes depending on the design. However, the 'cheerios' size is probably the one I use most often.
Your giveaway is a beautiful collection .... fingers crossed!

pam ferrari said...

I like all sizes. I like the small disks as spacers and my chips of color. I will blog about your give away. I love your beads. I check in every day. Excited I hope a am the lucky one.

Beth said...

I like small spacers--great for earrings also along with bracelets.

Beth F

Sandra said...

Hi Anne! What a great giveaway. As for the spacers, I play around with all sizes. There is a place for every size.

Sandy

gailwhitehead55 said...

I like size 6&8.I seem to use them the most,as I'm constantly running out of them.You have beautiful jewels for this giveaway!I hope I win!!

Sue-Lin said...

I love a variety of medium to large size spacers and having an assortment of choices is bonus! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Vicky KT said...

Would love to experence your beads! I like medium & small spacers-now my mind is going a mile a minute-I would like to do bloging soon to share different ways I make jewelry-this morning I realized you could weave strips of fabric-ect. Vicky

Shirley said...

I like a variety of sizes, since it is an accent bead for me in my beadweaving. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway.

Heidi said...

The size of the spacer totally depends on the design of the piece. I don't discriminate :)

amyburl said...

I use spacers for accents- size depends on the piece. Thanks for this chance to win some gorgeous beads.

Lubna said...

I haven't gotten around to making anything just yet, but I love beads. Beading is on my to do list for 2011. In Indian (I am from India) costume jewellery spacer beads are generally round metallic (silver, brass) beads used on each side of the main choker (pendant). The size depends upon the size of the pendant. Happy beading.
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

mirsini's creations said...

Wonderful giveaway!!!!! The butterflies are awesome and your lamp-work beads too! I like small to medium sized spacers and several matched colours! I'm gonna follow your blog,it's really nice and i love your work! I will make a post about your giveaway tomorrow!!
Thank you very much for this chance! Your prize is awesome!!! :o))))))

maneki said...

Lovely giveaway -- thanks for the chance!

I use many different size spacers, but generally I prefer smaller sizes, like 6-10 mm rounds, rondelles or wavy discs.

yogavq said...

Just left a comment, but something happened?
Use any size spacers, depending of the size of the other beads. Love your work, hope to win, thanks for the giveaway.

Vikki

lisajackie said...

I use small spacers 4mm - 6mm. I bead gifts for my family & they mostly like earrings.
I love the brillant jewel tones you use in your jewelry & the natural inspired elements. Thank you for offering a bead giveaway!

beadologist said...

I generally prefer spacers that are a bit smaller than the focal beads. However, I'm an equal opportunity beader and will use spacers of all sizes!
I'm off to blog about your giveaway now... www.kellyangeleybeadologie.blogspot.com
Thank you!

Lubica said...

I use all sizes. you have really exelent work! Lubica (Slovakia)
lubicavinicenko(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like spacers 6 to 10 mms. Also would like flat disc spacers 6 to 12 mms.

Rita

parrarita@yahoo.com

The Clay Chick said...

I like spacers to be small and thin...so I can use them to a pop of color here and there. Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

Christine

Pretty Things said...

I love big fat spacers -- 8-10mm. I'm a friend on Facebook. I'm on the road and only have a Blackberry but will see if I can Tweet or FB on this ancient thing.

CONGRATS!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

These are just lovely! I usually use a range between 6-10 depends what I'm making! Thanks so much!

Susanm said...

I tend to like larger spacers - 8 to 10mm, but I also like to use unusual shapes and textures.

Would love to add these to my collection of your work, especially the barrel beads.

Anonymous said...

Small ones. I only make earrings.
I like your giveaway, found on Lorelei's blog.
Stina

Patti said...

I like to use a variety of spacers! Great giveaway... thanks!

rosjoy said...

I usually prefer to use smaller ones. I've also added you on Facebook :-)

averilpam said...

I like rondelles for spacers but use different sizes depending on what I'm making and the size of the other beads I'm using.

Jackie said...

Anne,
I like 6-8mm beads, especially rondells for spacers.

I have blogged about this giveaway on my blog http://jewelologie.blogspot.com

I have also "friended" you on Facebook.

I hope I win these beautiful beads!

Mandy said...

I love the little spacers to work better with my seed beads! Thanks for the giveaway and those butterflies are to die for!

Alice said...

Congratulatons on your 1000th sale! What a milestone to celebrate!

For spacers, I like 8 to 10 mm across, not too big, but not too small.

What a lovely collection of beady goodness--I hope I win!

fishyfacedesigns said...

Congradulations... what a wonderful milestone! I love these beads... I havent used alot of spacer beads.. but these are so beautiful I would love to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing your celebration with us!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Take Care!

TesoriTrovati said...

Woohoo! Congratulations Anne! I love this assortment. Little bits and pieces of you!
I like spacers of all sizes, but lately I have liked more small ones than large. But I am an equal opportunity beader ;-)

Someone will be very lucky indeed!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love all size spacers and sometimes shhh I use them as the main bead and not a spacer :-) Sometimes they are so pretty.
I would love to win this fantastic assortment :-)
Shannon C

Sally Anderson said...

Whoa! That's a great assortment of goodies. I would so love to win it! I use spacers of all sizes from tiny to about 10 mm. Don't use anything bigger than that though, I don't think. Thanks for doing this!

Beadroe said...

I like to use spacers in graduated sizes for necklaces and bracelets.

deborahinwi said...

I love rondels that are smaller then the main bead. I like lots of different colors! Great giveaway!

Deborah said...

I use all sizes of spacers, but go through a lot of 8-10mm, especially faceted rondelles.

Love all the neat-o stuff in this giveaway - thanks SO much!

balanced. said...

I'd say anywhere from 6mm - 10mm for spacers. The smaller ones work great for earrings!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Holly said...

Congratulations on your sales and Etsyversary! And thank you for offering such a cool giveaway :) I like spacers of many different sizes, so I can pick and choose as my projects demand.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I'm partial to the smaller spacers, 5x7 or so. Thanks!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I just posted this to my FB page as well.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

And I just blogged about it also. Thanks again!

Sabine said...

I like small disk shaped spacers, personally. Thanks for the great giveaway! I especially like the leaf shaped wires.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

indigo heart said...

congrats!
i love to use size 11 seed beads for spacers. and 3mm gemstones, round preferably.

Michelle Mach said...

I like rondelles about 6x4mm. I'd take them smaller, too, but that's hard to find!

Erin S said...

I probably use more spacers in the 7-10mm size than anything else, but also love bigger sizes as well for more drama.
Erin S

Lisa Martin said...

I really like the size of the blue ones you made in the photo. Love the transparency of them.

Noemi said...

I also blogged about it!

Carol D. said...

Typically I like small spacers, 7mm or under.

kat said...

I am not picky about the size of spacers. I like to have lots of sizes on hand to suit the particular piece that I'm making, earrings or bracelets..

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

I love all sorts of choices when I design. I never know what I might need. This is lovely. I am looking forward to receiving my order this week and would love to win this. Congratulations on the sales. That is awesome.
Follow the light. Cherrie

hermother said...

All of the beads are beautiful! Great quality.

Mimi said...

What a fun assortment of beautiful baubles! I find myself using 4-6mm spacers most often, but if something fits with the design, size doesn't matter. Thank you for such a generous give-away & congratulations on your milestones!

Mimi said...

Also facebooked a link!

barbarasfernald.com said...

Great giveaway! I saw it posted on Lorelei's blog. The size spacers I use most are 8mm.
Congratulations on your Etsy sales!

Allyce L said...

Spacers have to add to the design of the piece for me. Love so many different types. Always a smile to play in the beads.... "oooooooo, shiny!" or "sparkly" usually in my thoughts when playin' in the beads.

Anonymous said...

I sent you a friend request on FB and I don't blog, but I posted your blog link on my facebook jewelry page...hope that counts for a second vote! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity! :)

Traci Zeller
Getta Gift! Jewellery

Zviagil said...

Hi, I love all kinds of Spacers - from small ones to big ones.
Thanks for your sharing!
Great butterflies!
Zvia

becca said...

I love any size spacer beads, but am particularly fond of rather small ones... E beads and such.
I adore your butterflies!
Rebecca

Eileen Engel said...

Congratulations on your milestones!
I like all sizes, but I tend to run out of the 6-8 sizes the fastest.

Kristi Bowman said...

It just depends, I use lots of very small spacers, but larger spacers that contribute more to the design are great too!! I just friended you on FB, hope to share on my blog but I'll definately share on my bus page which will tweet it too!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Congratulations on your 1000th! How exciting. Your beads are beautiful. I use a variety of sizes but I guess around 4-5mm the most. Thank you for a chance to win.

natasha said...

i most often use 4 x 6 mm spacer beads. but, like others, i use many sizes. your beads are beautiful, thank you for the opportunity!

gill said...

I'm a quilter and use a mix of beads and buttons on my small quilts

Rebekah said...

I just found you through Lorelei's and Malin's blogs. Your work is absolutely stunning!! I like spacers of all different sizes. It really depends on what I'm making - if I need something to help bring colors together, then I like a spacer that's about 4-8mm. But if I need something to make it "sparkle" like a fancy-er bead then I like something about 10mm or bigger. I like how your spacers come with varying sizes.

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks! And congrats on reaching your milestones! Woo-hoo! :-)

Janea aka Naya said...

I like thinner disk spacers. They can be any diameter, just not too wide. Thank you for the opportunity.

Anne Betenson said...

I use all different sizes of spacer beads and in all sorts of ways. I let the beads "speak for themselves",sort of! My designs are very free and easy so I have no real rules! Thanks,Anne.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your anniversary, and you 1000th sale - that it phenomenal! For me, the smaller the spacer beads, the better. You pretty blue beads in the giveaway would not be "spacers" on my desk!
Thanks for the chance to win. And now I will go shopping at your etsy store!

DrBecs said...

Hi, you make such beautiful things! For me, spacers have to be small as I like more delicate jewellery - around 3 - 4 mm is best!

CraftyHope said...

Fabulous giveaway. . .
I'm not as well versed in bead sizes as I would like to be. So this answer is vague, but as specific as I can make it.
When it comes to spacers, I really do prefer something fairly small so they can also be incorporated into earrings as well. However, if they are lampwork spacers, I do think it's important that they be large enough to be well seen so that artists' work doesn't just blend into the background.
Aghhh...too vague?
Maybe this will motivate me to learn my sizes better.
Of course, if I'm handed a a bunch of beads, it wouldn't matter what size they are. I'd use them! :D

Kelly J. R. said...

These beads are just perfect for spring! As for the size of the spacers - beggers can't be choosers...

kjramstack at yahoo dot com

Carol D. said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/

KayzKreationz said...

I like all different size spacer beads depending on what I'm making.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

TaraLinda said...

I use all sizes of spacers, but mostly lately- i use 6-8m. I love rondelles.
Thank you for your work; its so beautiful!!
tara

http://www.etsy.com/shop/taralinda?ref=pr_shop_more

Peggy A. said...

I use all sizes. Your work is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Congrats on all of your Etsy sales! It's now wonder with all of the beautiful beads and components you create!
As for spacers, I prefer smaller spacers (maybe 8-10MM?).... they just seem more versatile in that size.

Anonymous said...

I love any thing from 12- 18 mm for spacers. I think this makes them the most versatile size.Rosemarie COwit

Melissa Meman said...

I'm not sure that I have a preference on spacer beads...maybe on the smaller side..8-10mmm? Wow - congrats on your Etsy success!

Melissa Meman said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
http://melissameman.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaways-galore.html

CraftyHope said...

I blogged about it here: http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/05/getting-my-share-on.html

Misty said...

I love small spacers, but it also depends on what "creative" mood I'm in that day.
Congrats on your etsy success!

belvedere beads said...

112 comments! Eek. Congratulations on all these internet milestones. I love it when a plan works out!

Laura said...

Hello
You art beads are absolutely stunning. I love your new collection of enameled components
I like all kinds of spacers but my favorite are a little bigger probably around 8mm. I like spacers that are noticeable too

Meg said...

I like 5 x 7mm. I LOVE your work!!

Paige said...

I love your beads! :D What a great giveaway, and congrats! :D

My favorite size spacers for lampwork are sizes between 6mm & 11mm, on the small size. But I love bigger ones, too!

ossenberg said...

First, I am so happy to learn of you and your beautiful items! There are so many sellers on Etsy that it's impossible to know them all, so introduction to a wonderful is a good thing! And congrats on your milestones.

I use all sizes of spacers but probably have a tendency to use small to medium to keep emphasis on the large beads I normally use. Thanks for a shot at your generous and beautiful giveaway!!

ossenberg said...

I also just friended you on FB. Thanks again!!

Sue

Nicki Hall said...

I like to use 5-7mm quite often for bracelets and earrings, but also would love to find more with a wider hole, maybe 9mm so that I can get away with using them on Vintaj Bangles and hooped earrings. I also love spacers where the hole is set to the ones side so that you get that left, right, left, right appearance (similar to how multiple briolettes on a necklace would be used). Adds extra interest.

I absolutely love your enamelled beads, I often drool on your etsy site ; )

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I don't really have a preference - it just depends on what I am making. I buy all sizes though! Congrats on all you milestones! I LOVE the ribbed beads you've been making! They are SO cool.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am already friends with you on Facebook, but I'll share your giveaway on there!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I like just about any size spacer. Just depends on the current project. I've always been a fan of your work.

Oh, congratulations to you! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!