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A BIG Give - Away! THE TRAVELING BEAD BOX and some of My Lampwork in a 2 part Give~Away!

The Sisterhood of The Traveling Bead Box is up for grabs again!
**This is a 2 piece Giveaway!**  

This is a Giveaway for The Traveling Bead Box..and also a Separate Give~away for a Bundle of my Lampwork from my Etsy store SingingGlass!
(Please Read Carefully..)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling bead Box arrived 2 weeks ago to my house. Was I ever Over~joyed to of won this Box! I am the 20th person. Alice from The Bliss Guild was the previous winner and it is my turn now to pass this 18 pound box of wonderfulness to the next person. Alice put some extra gifts in for me which I loved..thank you Alice! There is a cool Journal to write in and add about your experience with the was wonderful reading it. My Best wishes to the next winner!

The Box was born from Heather Powers Humblebeads lovely brain and great generosity! There have been wonderful designer beads and lots of semi precious stones and all sorts given, taken out and replaced. I have added many GREAT focals to keep this Box great!

 Please add Wonderful Things to this Box!
No Junk!

You Must Do The Same Please or else the Box becomes useless and will die. Pass it Forward!

Here is what I took out of the Box..

acrylic leaves

Everything in here..

Detailed pictures below:

FOUR bundles of My LAMPWORK here Included..

And all of this..

Round Rabbit and Birgitta Lejonklou focals

Gaea and Mary Harding focals

Nan Emmett of SpititedEarth and Kylie Parry focals

Green Girl Studio focals

Captured Moments focals
(1 cuff and one focal)


Kylie Parry, my Lampwork and Green Girl Studio


Brigitta Lejonklou of AngelWhisperer focal

Industrial chic, Gaea and Kylie Parry focals

Jade Scott Cloud pendant


Patina brass 

Gaeas log

Scary Lampworked fingers!

 Gaea heart and firefly pendant, Juliana Cannon Lampwork, and Green Girl Studio pendant

The 2nd Give~Away the
2nd Runner up will Win this One
Bundle of my Lampwork from 
SingingGlass my Etsy Store!

These are the previous Winners:

1. Heather Powers of Humble Beads- Michigan

2.Mikki Ferrugiaro of MFD Beadwork Originals- Utah

3.Nancy Dale of NED Beads- Vermont

4.Hannah Rosner of Good River Gallery- New Mexico

5.Chris Neit of Good Quill Hunting- Maine

6.Sandy Spivey of Sandy's Treasure- California

7.Katie Nelson of Katie's Creations- Texas

8.Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay- Pennsylvania

9.Lorelei Eurto of Lorelei Eurto Jewelry- New York State

10.Becky Caldwell of The Gritty Bird- North Carolina

11.Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio- Virginia

12.Cindy Gambrone of Lampwork Diva- New York State

13.Paige Maxim of Paige Maxim Designs- Maine

14.Cristi Baxter Clothier of 2 if by Sea- Florida

15.Tracey Nanstad of A Beadiful Mess- Wisconsin

16.Marianna Boylan of Star Girl Jewelry & Lampwork - Michigan

17. Lois Moon of Qué Onda Q'town - Georgia

18. Collette Collins of Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry – Michigan

19. Alice Peterson of Peachtree – Kansas

20. Janet McDonald of Singingwoods - Texas ~ that's me!

21. YOU!
The give~away: The entire Box of goodies.

The Stipulations: You Must have an Online Blog to host the give - away. You must live within the United States to enter and be willing to pay $15.00 for shipping via Pay pal.

The Rules: You'll take what you want from the box, add in items from your own bead stash of EQUAL value to replace the items you took, and do the same on your give~away on your Blog. Let's keep the Box going!
To Enter: Leave a comment, be sure to include your e~mail. 
Bonus: Blog, facebook or twitter about it to enter more than once. Leave me comments telling me how you have spread the word. These rules have applied to the previous Travelings of the Box.
 The Winner will then have 2 weeks to go through the Box and pick out items, contribute to the Box and then Host their Own Give~Away. Heather asks that each time the Box passes hands, the winner email her when the next Give~Away starts so that she can enjoy the Traveling and promote your give~away!
International Bloggers: Sorry but due to the shipping cost only those in the USA may participate.

This Give~Away ends Midnight Sunday September 18th Central Standard Time.
I will announce a Winner for the Box and the Other Winner for my Lampwork the next day September 19th.
I Wish everyone the best Luck in this. It really was alot of fun!
(Whew this took TWO hours to write and edit! 
I need someone to take me out to dinner lol)
Have fun and promote!


OH...PICK ME PICK ME!!! My biggest problem will be I will want it all! I'd be adding some of my enameled beads and pendants and some secrets stuff from my stash.


I would so love to win this. But I think you already know that! Heehee.


Oh my gosh! I can't believe all what you put in! How will the box even close. That's so generous.
I would love to win your bundle of beads :-) They are lovely.
Shannon C


Wish me luck!!!!!


I facebooked it too!


I would so love to win this or your wonderful beads. You certainly refilled the box most generously!


I just posted it on FB here:


Please count me in!



I also posted this on my facebook!



So this is my first time commenting to win the traveling box...I think it is time! You are adding some amazing things to the box! I would love a chance to win the box OR your lovely beads :)


Oh, what a generous Bead Boxer you are! What you added to this already spectacular box is just way over the top :)

(And just so you know, I've already got my dirty mits on this puppy :) LOL!)


What wonderful stuff in this box - I would love to win it!!!


I've been following the box since the start - looks like you've added some absolutely stunning stuff!


This is my first attempt at a try for the traveling bead box, please count me in.


Janet, I posted the giveaway on my blog.


I posted on my facebook page:


Wow! I can think of so many things to make with some of the beads already...

I am going to post on my blog about this too!


I've tweeted this now, too!!/LindaLandig


Heck ya, I'll try for it again. Thanks for the opportunity!!


I just put it on my FB page which also tweets it so 2 more entries for me! THANKS!!!!


I have been drooling over the traveling bead box since I first found out about it, I would sure love to get a chance at it!


The items in this box are wonderful. Yep, I want to participate in this.


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Blogged it at Here Bead Dragons



and on Facebook

as always I hope I've done this correctly.



I'd love to win this, but I live in the UK :( it looks amazing! Good luck to everyone entering to win :D


I would love the opportunity! Thanks!


I have blogged.

and Facebooked.



I love that you've moved Christmas to September - the box is filled with all sorts on loveliness!! My fingers are crossed - good luck to everyone!


I blogged this fabulous giveaway!


You have been really generous with the art beads! I would love a turn with the box.

blogged about it here:


Oh Oh OH you know I am in for this one! Just to play with this stunning box would be a total dream! To win any of your stunning lampwork is indeed a twist of yummy!

Hugs my friend!


Oh my what a great post Miss Janet! I have so much good stuff to put into this box in my stash, along with some of my one of a kind 'simple truths' pendants. Still trying for this honor! Your goodies look great! I could take that whole box! Thanks for the chance.
Enjoy the day!


I want to win this SO bad! I NEED those yellow lampwork beads you put in the box. They are so happy. You were extremely generous with what you put into the box. Wish me luck!

Karen Firnberg


What an interesting concept, I never win things like this and I don't make any of my own beads, but I thought I would say there are some gorgeous beads, wish I had the talent to make my own.


Would love to have my name added to the list.


I reblogged and twittered this.


What amazing additions you've included! I would love to win :)


This sounds like so much fun! Thank-you for the chance! :D
bluedesertrose1 (at) yahoo (dot) com


I want to participate! I lost track of the box after being following it. Time to come to Puerto Rico.


What a great idea, I'd love to win!


I would love to win the box, what fun, it would make my birthday week!!!


Oh I would so love to win this box of stupendous goodies!


I shared the contest on FB


I tweeted about the giveaway!/Shaiha_/status/113416656310640640


I posted this contest on my blog


I would love to participate in this, and would fill the box generously:))
Also, your blog rocks, so I shall follow, and I will post about your give away on Facebook.Thanks for the opportunity.


I facebook, tweet and will post on my blog tomorrow! :)


I would love to win.


Second Entry - I've added a post about the giveaway to my blog. I'd love to win!


I'd love to win but I never win this sort of thing!


Your lampwork beads are gorgeous!!


I've posted on Twitter...


Oh who would'nt love to win this wonderful traveling bead box??? Its soooo cool and intriguing! Will be happy to post info on my new blog... ;)

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Oh sheesh wouldn't it be so FUN to get a shot a that box - I really do think it's my turn next! :) And your lampwork is gorgeous! FUN FUN stuff!!!


What a beautiful soup you made my friend, your work is truly stunning!! Thanks for sharing & all I can say is yummmmmy!!!


Oow, count me in!! I'd love to receive and sort through a gi-normous box of beads. Pick me now!



Not fair, not Fair!! Wish I could join in! SULK! No...I understand there has to be one could afford postage international with all that gorgeous loot. You put some lovely things in it generous. I somewhat(!) vicariously like to see who gets it next anyway


beautiful colours, shapes - really great job!


Beautiful boho piece! Love the use of your beads and the fiber with the crescent shape.


I'd love to win a date with this box filled with awesomeness! I'd promise to stock it with some of my amazing boro lampwork beads, some beautifully embossed brass pendants and lots of other fabulous beads and findings :) I can't wait to see where this traveling box of beads goes next!


Shared on Facebook!


And here also :)


Who wouldn't want to win this? Count me in!!


Sorry I missed the giveaway. Lovely things.


That necklace is drool-worthy! I love the colors, the texture - the shape of the focal! I love it all!


I love all you have cooked up with your soup. Nice job with the design.


The first version was cool, but the redone version is really lovely! I think a centerpiece that bold would have frozen me, but you did a great job with it!


Lovely necklace!I really like the color pallet and what you added to it was perfect. Such tallent. Soup-er job!
And a giveaway wow..sign me up if I'm not to late.


As I mentioned to you before, I love the redo! The original was nice too though! It was very textured and soft.


I have to say that I prefer the new piece. There is more chromatic contrast, nice fiber, nice beads and you can see that gorgeous focal. So good on take 2!


I really thankful to you for this great read!! You did a very great job, keep it up.


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