First Friday Giveaway - KB Glassworks Geode

9:00 AM

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.

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82 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. Just tweeted about your giveaway.

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

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

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

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

    Her work is fabulous!
    Therese

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

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  10. shared on google+ vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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  11. shared on fb username Victoria Barton vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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

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

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

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

    bnbarron@yahoo.com

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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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

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  20. Just tweeted about your giveaway again.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  21. 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

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  22. I share the contest on FB

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

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  23. I tweeted

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

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

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  25. 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

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

    ~cryssT

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

    ~cryssT

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

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  29. Tweeting about the giveaway again.

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

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  30. 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!

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

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

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  33. 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

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  34. how beautiful i love it! annettek62@gmail.com

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  35. 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

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

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  37. ...and I'm following your blog!

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  38. 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!!

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  39. 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

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  40. 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.

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  41. 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.

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



    ksukeena@yahoo.com

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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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)

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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!

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

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

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  51. 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

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

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  53. 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)

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  54. 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

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

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

    Great lampwork beads and enamel too!

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  57. Shared on Twitter!

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

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  58. 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.

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  59. 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

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

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

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

    lindab142.etsy.com

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  63. I follow your blog

    lindab142.etsy.com

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  64. I G+ this giveaway

    http://lindab142.etsy.com

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  65. I posted on facebook

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

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

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  67. 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.

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

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  69. shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/js2222/posts/194379887308126
    email in blogger profile.

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

    email in blogger profile.

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  71. I Like you on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    left comment: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150362203425920&id=12258770919
    email in blogger profile.

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  72. Tweeted about the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  73. 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

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

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

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

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