Monday, March 14, 2011

LMAJ Giveaway...

Have you heard of Mamacita Beadworks?
Well, if not... just look at what you have been missing.
These were donated by D'Arsie Manzella, a very, very talented artist.
Visit D'Arsie's shop for some other fabulous work.

Minnow Earrings
Hand cast pewter minnows displayed in front of hand crafted Raku tiles.
Ear wires are silver plated copper.

Thank-you, D'Arsie for the very cool donation!

And, what do you need to do to enter this giveaway?

Since our blog is still in its infancy, we have been discussing updating with some new and innovative ideas. With that said, who better to ask the following question of, but our current readers.

What types of posts do you like when you read a group blog?

Do you like human interest stories with a personal twist related to beads and jewelry?
Do you like tutorials?
Are you a fan of challenges?
Is there something else that keeps you returning to read group blogs?

Please leave a comment letting us know what types of posts keep you coming back.

Also...if you are the "hard-to-get-ahold of" type...
please leave us an email where you can be contacted.

We will announce the winner on Monday, March 21st.

~creating handmade with handmade~

20 comments:

Pattie said...

I love a good tutorial. I also love those earrings! Great giveaway. 8>)

SueBeads said...

I do like challenges and tutorials, I love to see what everyone is making! Thanks for having the giveaway!

mairedodd said...

love these d'arsie! and great questions mary ann!

D'Arsie Manzella said...

My little minnows are ready to swim to their new owner! Good luck and thank you to everyone who participates~

Heidi said...

I like reading about all the different jewelry artists, and seeing the variety of work.

Erin S said...

I like seeing new work by unique artists, and love to hear a story behind it. I like challenges when I have the time, and giveaways are the best!
Erin S

Carol said...

I like to see what others are doing and what is in their studios. I like to learn anything about the jewelry biz - new trends, colors, techniques, ideas for selling. Tutorials are great. Soon I hope to take part in the challenges.

Lisa Godfrey said...

I love tutorials, giveaways and interviews with artists. Since this blog is about creating handmade with handmade I think articles about marketing our art jewelry would be great too. Keep up the great work!

Sally Anderson said...

I love behind-the-scenes articles: what your studios are like, what your inspiration is, how you create. All that is really helpful and inspiring to me!

Christine said...

Stories behind the artist, tutorials, challenges - love them all! Mamacita Beadworks has some amazing pendants & charms - thanks for telling us about them!!

inthespirit-wizardstar said...

I love to see any stories regarding, how the piece of work came to be, or any spiritual aspects of it, or out the blue the thoughts come to you etc. Where were you and what were you doing, to come up with the idea, what is your spirit side telling you in-spirit, the fun part the hope, what you say in your words about your new works is an inspiration to the person buying it, in fact sometimes we buy things, due to the effort, of something small souls have made, and you can just feel their fun or how much passion they had exuded over there work... I love the earrings.. presented and would love to win.. I am happy to have found your blog your site and your store .. many blessings of the light ...

For My Sweet Daughter said...

yes, yes, yes I love tutorials, I love challenges and I love to hear about the people behind the jewelry or beads.
Love these earrings!
Shannon C

Palimpa Lim said...

New work by talented artists is what always attracts me - and to read the stories behind it. That's because I love challenges, too - even when I don't have the time to participate.

KayzKreationz said...

I usually like tutorials or posts about artists, what they do/work with. What inspires them and a little about them.

kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Deci said...

I love tutorials.

VanBeads said...

Those are beautiful earrings, D'Arsie! I love those little fishies!

Rebecca said...

I love challenges and giveaways....and great pictures. Great pictures always get me coming back! I love sneak peeks into people's studios and seeing the work process - both in making a piece of jewellery but also (and possibly even more) making of art beads as that's something I don't and can't do myself! And as I am very nosy, I like wee interviews or profiles of artists. Pretty earrings!

Kelli said...

um... D'Arsie? Did you make those for me? Did you know I had a birthday this month, and that I'm a Pisces? :) You're teasing me, right? No, huh.... And I can't win? :0) Guess I'll have to order some of those little guys and make some. LOVE LOVE LOVE 'em!!!! Great giveaway!!! :)

Shaiha said...

What brings me back... I really had to think about that. I like to meet new artists, I love meeting the person or people behind the blog. Oh and of course I like giveaways. Who doesn't

French Elegant Jewelry said...

pictures of your work and tutorials new inspirations and how you made that cool thing. Oh and giveaways are always good.

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