Friday, November 4, 2011

First Friday Giveaway - KB Glassworks Geode

LARGE GLASS GEODE BEAD
Price: $175.00 

This is by far our BIGGEST giveaway yet! This glass geode was handmade by KB Glassworks. Each geode is a one-of-a-kind, with its unique color and shape. They are cutting-edge and innovative. The geodes are made from borosilicate glass. The hole runs vertically down the length of the bead. Geodes are non polished to resemble freshly cut stone. 


Each month of 2011, on the First Friday, I'll post an item or an array of items that I'm going to giveaway. In order to enter, you answer a few questions by clicking on the link below that reads "fabulous thoughts" or "post a comment".

Question:  Who is your favorite American lampwork artist? Please leave a link to their website with your comment so that I can put together a comprehensive holiday shopping list!

To enter more than once:
1. Click to follow this blog. See the follow tool on the right side. Note in your comment that you are a blog follower.
2. Use the share feature to share this giveaway. Choose your favorite social network and share our giveaway. Please note where you shared our giveaway in your comment. I will enter you as many times as you share this blog post with your social network! Examples: facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc.
3. Like us and leave a comment about Soft Flex on facebook.

Responses will be collected through Thursday, November 10th. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 11th. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you or you may not get your prize. If you have questions or are uneasy about sharing your email as a comment, you can email me at Sara [@] SoftFlexCompany.com.

82 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

Julianna Cannon of Juls Beads is my favorite glass bead maker.....you can find her at http://julsbeads.blogspot.com you will find a link to her shop there
I am a follower of your blog

DLGray-Wurz said...

Margaret Zinser is a favorite of mine...I love how she captures Mother Nature's creations!
http://www.mzglass.com/
I'm now following this blog via Networked Blogs!

KayzKreationz said...

My favorite lampwork artist right now is one I've gotten several beads/strand from, Havana Beads.
http://HavanaBeads.etsy.com She does lovely work.

KayzKreationz said...

I follow your blog. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/132523361208238081

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook page. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

I 'like' softflex on facebook and just left a comment. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

Therese's Treasures said...

My favorite lampwork bead artist is Julianna Cannon of http://julsbeads.blogspot.com

Her work is fabulous!
Therese

vickie said...

im a blog follower:-) morgaine24 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

shared on google+ vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

shared on fb username Victoria Barton vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

shared on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/morgaine24/status/132662353065033729 vbarton24at gmail dot com

vickie said...

blogged http://vicspix24.blogspot.com/2011/11/softflexgirl-first-friday-giveaway-kb.html vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

shared on pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/446009017/ vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Briana said...

My favorite lamp work artist is Connie Cooper of Saorsa Studios. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful bead.

bnbarron@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Raida of http://www.etsy.com/shop/havanabeads does fabulous lampwork beads & headpins!
The KB Glassworks geodes are gorgeous!

Kell said...

I have a lot of favorite bead artists... here are a few that I can remember right now...

Lluvia Brito who creates boro beads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LLuviaBrito?ref=pr_shop_more

Juli Cannon of Juls Beads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Julsbeads?ref=ss_profile


Blissful Garden Beads: http://www.blissfulgardenbeads.com

Kell said...

I follow this blog!

Kell said...

I liked you on facebook, but was unable to leave a comment... I don't know what was going on, but it wouldn't let me... I liked you as Kelly Wallin Morin

Carol said...

Lisa Kan is a favorite of mine - love her sense of design and color.
http://www.lisakan.com/

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway again.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Shaiha said...

Where I tend to purchase most of my lampwork is from Julianna at Juls Bead. Here is the link to her website.

http://studiojuls.bigcartel.com/products

Shaiha said...

I follow your blog as Shaiha

Shaiha said...

I share the contest on FB

https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/234205086644315

Shaiha said...

I tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/Shaiha_/status/133380600198471680

Shaiha said...

I have liked you on FB as Shaiha Williams but it doesn't give me an option to write on your wall :(

Here Bead Dragons said...

Hands down my favorite glass bead maker is Leah Fairbanks. http://www.leahfairbanks.com/
Her beads are gorgeous. I have spent hours looking at them. /sigh ..

~cryssT

Here Bead Dragons said...

And as of now, I am a follower of your blog. Silly me, I only had you bookmarked for daily reading.

~cryssT

Here Bead Dragons said...

Tweeted @sigyn13

~cryssT

Here Bead Dragons said...

and at my blog:
http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

~cryssT

Annita Wilson said...

what a wonderful bead! I am a follower of the blog please enter me to win!!

KayzKreationz said...

Tweeting about the giveaway again.

http://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/133712637329555457

Lorillijean said...

Mary Beisner of Blessings-Glasswork is one of my favorite lampwork and glass artists. Please visit her page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blessings-Glassworks/130037226487?sk=wall
I am a fellow blogger
I shared on my Facebook pages (2)
and I have tweeted too.
Have a creative day!

Emme Peeper said...

I really like Breezy Riggs' work! It calls my name! http://harvestbeads.com/

The Geckos said...

Nina "Sam" Hibler is my favorite lampworker. Superb art and a board member at ISGB. Her work is at dreamfireglass.blogspot.com.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous bead -- there's a whole secret world inside.

My current favorite lampwork beads are the Fairy Flowers from mermaidglass.etsy.com

Heather

ANNETTE KLASINZ said...

how beautiful i love it! annettek62@gmail.com

cw said...

My favorite lampwork artist is Grace at: gracebeads.com with really great designs.
I am a true blog follower of yours.
Thanks for this great giveaway. It is very generous.
Chris

jennifergeldard said...

Gonna have to go with Holly Cooper... Yummmm.
http://www.hollycooper.com

Heather said...

...and I'm following your blog!

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi said...

I follow your blog and love SoftFlex products and people! I'll be posting your giveaway on my Jasmine Tea Designs page and personal facebook page and will give you a tweet too! Beautiful bead and would love to have it!!

voux's designs said...

This is an absolutely goooorgeous piece. There is so much movement and it is mezmerizing. This piece would look awesome on a mesh cable neckwire

Neva Golden said...

Every time I see a new bead that is beautifully done I have a new favorite designer. I admire anyone who can work with hot glass and make beautiful, or funny, or just a plain blob of glass and let those of us who make jewelry use whatever they have created to inspire us.

Janet said...

Jo at Victorianhouse.biz is an amazing lady in her 70's who runs a stained glass and lampworking store. She teaches classes and is always trying something new. She's truly inspiring. And she makes incredible lampworked beads and paperweights.

Anonymous said...

appreciate Shelley Muzylowski Allen's netsuke work --I love the dark in beadwork



ksukeena@yahoo.com

Second Sister at MoArk Jewelry said...

I love Grace Lampwork Beads; www.gracebeaads.com. I am following your blog.

Lauri said...

My favorite lamp work artist is Connie Cooper of Saorsa Studios. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful bead it has so many pretty colors in it.

lauri.rymar@gmail.com

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

What a gorgeous piece of lampwork art this is! And you're giving it away... are you guys crazy? LOL

My favorite lampwork artist is Julianna Cannon of Julsbeads. I've commissioned her MANY times to create custom focals and sets for me and I'm always 110% impressed! She's got a great store at: http://studiojuls.bigcartel.com/ where's she's been listing tons of free form sets!

I too am a blog follower! Hope this comment is lucky! :o)

Lauri said...

My favorite lamp work artist is Connie Cooper of Saorsa Studios. I just love all the different colors in the bead.

Thanks
lauri.rymar@gmail.com

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

I shared the link to this blog post on:

~Google+ as Dawn Doucette

~Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/dawndoucette

~Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/designsbydawnmd

Cindy Fiore said...

my favorite glass artist is Cindy Jenkins. you can find her at cindyjenkins.net/ You can contact me at fifilrue@hotmail.com I would love to own this geode bead!
I follow your blog!

Cindy Fiore said...

My favorite glass artise is Cindy Jenkins. She can be found at cindyjenkins.net/ I am a follower of your blog.

Erin S said...

I really like Kerry Kester Bogert for her fun whimsical designs.
www.kabsconcepts.com

Debi V. SeedNstone said...

Mazet Studios - Eugene, OR, has wonderful sea life creations, not all of them are beads but all of their work is awesome. http://blownhotglass.com/mazet_studios.html
dvinwa@hotmail.com
www.seednstone.com

Ana Maria said...

these beads are truly one of a kind and a work of art. Jewelryfreak1@yahoo.com

cldrumm@yahoo.com said...

I love the glass beads made by a local artist (well, local to me anyway!) named Melanie Moertel http://www.melaniemoertel.com/ Beautiful, clean colors. (P.S. If I win !!!! my email address is cldrumm@yahoo.com)

ashleyhelander said...

Favorite lamp work artist would have to be Connie Cooper of Saorsa Studios. Gorgeous stuff!

ashley_helander@yahoo.com

Follow your blog, facebook and posted comment

Char said...

I don't have a favorite...it all depends what mood I am in!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I like Gardanne Beads - http://www.etsy.com/shop/GardanneBeads

Great lampwork beads and enamel too!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am a blog follower :)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Shared on Twitter!

http://twitter.com/#!/lucidmoonstudio/status/134707546995957761

MGover said...

Hard to choose a favorite. I love beads by Dudamart@mail.vresp.com There are so many talented american glass bead artists so hard to choose one.

Creativeoutlookglass said...

There are so many to choose from but, one of favorites is my very best friend and co-worker Dorothea Hillis...I especially love the colors she combines...very organic and earthy www.creativeoutlookglass.etsy.com

Maren aka hilobeads aka Palms, Etc. said...

My favorite lampworker is Kalera Stratton at http://www.beadwife.com

jessiblue2002 said...

Julianna Cannon has been mention I see- so I second that! :)

Linda B said...

My favorite glass artist is Lori of http://www.etsy.com/people/AshlynDesign

lindab142.etsy.com

Linda B said...

I follow your blog

lindab142.etsy.com

Linda B said...

I G+ this giveaway

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Linda B said...

I posted on facebook

http://lindab142.etsy.com
facebook.com/linorstore

shortseam said...

I am a beginner at lamp work beads so I do not have a favorite as of yet.

shortseam said...

I like on Facebook.

js22 said...

I haven't used a lot of lampwork beads, so I don't have the exposure to a lot of the lampwork artists that other people might.
But I really like the lampwork beads done by Karl & Krista Tseu , http://www.5fishdesigns.com/lampwork.htm

Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/js2222/posts/194379887308126
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js22 said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/#!/js22222222/status/134786386845904897

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js22 said...

I Like you on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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KayzKreationz said...

Tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Debra Evans-Paige said...

Karen Ovington is my favorite lampwork artist. Her forms are wonderfully organic and her beautiful colors are very painterly. http://www.ovingtonglassstudio.com

debraevanspaige@yahoo.com

kathyk said...

I like Michelle Waldren at http://www.mwaldren.etsy.com/ .

kathyk said...

I like M Waldren who you can find athttp://www.mwaldren.etsy.com/

Claire said...

beautiful bead!

Softflexgirl said...

Cindy Fiore is our official winner! There will be another First Friday Giveaway next month! Try, try again!

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