Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Holidays...

by MaryAnn Carroll

For some of us it's happy...
For some of us not so much so...
For some of us it's stressful...
For some of us it's having a ball...
For those of us from Love My Art Jewelry...
We will be off for a bit....
Hope to hear from you...
When we return on the 26th!


Please remember to participate in our giveaways and our Call-to-Create.
~Here are to most recent posts~
Links to the actual posts can be found on the side of the blog.

LMAJ Giveaway

This week's giveaway is this little earthy pair of earrings using my handmade ceramic beads.  I've patina-ted the copper to give these more of a rustic, casual look.  They are very light weight and will match nicely with many different outfits...  The glaze on the beads is a definite favorite for many :O)



So, what do you need to do to win these?  Simple...

*Leave a comment letting us know what kinds of things you like to be involved in with blogs.  For example, do you like competitions, bead exhanges, round robins, etc.?"  

 Simply put, "What is your favorite blog activity?"

*For a 2nd chance, leave a post on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc. and come back and leave a 2nd post here letting us know where you did that.*

That's all there is to it!  The drawing for these earrings will take place on December 27th so make sure that we will be able to get hold of you if you are the winner!

Call-to-Create


December Color Palette

This rich color palette for December has something for everybody .... some icy blue-grays, a bright red, a vibrant yellow ... and some softer pastel colors perfect for winter.  Remember, the motto of Love My Art Jewelry is making handmade with handmade ... which shouldn't be too hard since we have so many talented artists out there! :-)  And, guess what, we have two prizes this month!  And, there's no limit on the number of times you can enter!

We're happy to have Laura Guenther of Blue Antiquities as a sponsor of the December Call to Create.  Laura has donated one of her gorgeous mixed media gift boxes ... who cares what's inside ... give me the box! "Cirque Chicago" is a petite gift box ... perfect for earrings.  The vintage iron key is torch-fired in Orchid enamel and measures 2.5".  This is a real beauty from a super talented young lady!



Our own, Mary Ann Carroll, has donated some of her awesome ceramic beads.  Who couldn't use a batch of these one-of-a-kind beauties.  Having worked in clay for over 20 years, I can guarantee you that every ceramic bead is a one of a kind ... even when you're trying to make a matched set! LOL  Love these beads ... and the only way you can get these is to enter the Call to Create!



Have fun!  I can't wait to see what you all create ... the November pieces were over the top ... some really lovely, top-notch pieces!  Bravo!

2 comments:

Jen V. said...

My favorite blog activity: meeting new people! But, the challenges and swaps are a great way to do that. Hope you guys enjoy the holiday break!!

Pretty Things said...

What a clever tree!

And it's nice to remember it's not always a joyful holiday for everyone. I remember spending several overseas alone in a dorm room while in the military, and one particularly dismal one when I was 30. I don't forget that.

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