Thursday, July 29, 2010

Giveaway and Review: Lampwork Bead Necklace from Tantra Beads

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, SUSAN M.!!


Today's giveaway comes to you from Kristina in the UK, and her Etsy shop Tantra Beads.



You were missing my neck, weren't you? Wanted to see it again? Well, here it is again for your viewing pleasure! This time, it is being adorned with a $140 USD necklace from Tantra Beads, which was created especially for this giveaway! Isn't it beautiful??



The beads consist of a special type of reactive glass called Double-Helix Triton, which, when in a reduction flame produces a wonderful metallic finish.  That's what Kristina tells me. All I know is, this necklace is heavy on my chest; there will be absolutely no chance of your losing it and not being aware that it's missing! It is a substantial piece and truly a treasure. I will miss it when it leaves my hands!



Kristina also used a plastic-coated silver wire to prevent discoloration, and solid silver crimps, crimp corners and clasp.



I'd love for you to check out Tantra Beads and see what else is in the shop. There are a few pieces of already-made jewelry, including this beautiful Daisy Chain Bracelet, or you can buy the beads and make your own jewelry yourself! Also, Kristina will be happy to make your jewelry for you; just send her a "convo"!



In need of a focal bead for your jewelry? Check out this section of the shop, where you can find this lovely red one, among others. Beauty!



If you need more lampworked beads for your project, check out this section where the beads come in sets of five. There is a stunning array of colors and designs, or you can make a special request.



I love these beads from the Pandora-style Charm Beads section, with their frosty finish. Amazing talent!  Makes me want to take up jewelry-making on the spot, how 'bout you?


WIN IT!!

To win this beautiful lampwork glass bead necklace from Tantra Beads, please visit the shop on Etsy and then comment back here with your favorite item in the shop. (Be sure to show some while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A SEPARATE ENTRY!

1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Tantra Beads in your post.

2. For every friend you refer who does the following, you will get another entry: enters this contest AND follows Fishing and Wishing via Google Friend Connect. (They have to tell me you sent them.)

3. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Be sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet, so I can verify your entry.

4. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar). If you already follow, just leave a separate comment saying so.

5. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If you already have, just leave a separate comment saying so.

6. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.

That's it!!

This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on August 5th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view your email addy. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.

Open to everyone in the world, woohoo!

Thank you to Tantra Beads for sponsoring this giveaway. I was sent the bead necklace being given away, for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.

Good luck!!

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81 comments:

  1. I love the icy blue glass bead set.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  2. I follow on gfc.

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  3. I love the Daisy Chain Bracelet!

    hiney2871@yahoo.com

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  4. My favourite item is the 'Titania - Turqouise Glass Bead Set'

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  5. I'm following via Google (Jasmine1485)

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  6. I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

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  7. I prefer the ones in the brown vein, but at the moment my fav is Sienna - Burnt Orange Glass Bead Set.

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  8. Already a google follower. :-)

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  9. Already a facebook friend.

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  10. So many gorgeous beads. I really like the Daisy Chain - Light and Dark Blue Bracelet.

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  12. i love the Daisy Chain - Light and Dark Blue Bracelet

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  13. following with gfc
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  14. I love the Icy Blue - Glass Bead Set!

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  15. I love the siena beads -they look almost like amber

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  16. I also follow via google friend

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  17. and twitter. You can't make a move without me.

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  18. My favorite is the purple hue-metallic copper necklace.

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  19. I like the blue and white swirl implosion necklace

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  20. friended on FB

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  21. I love all the Pandora style beads. They'd look great on my new WHIMSY ring!

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  22. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted today
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  23. I just sent a friend request on Facebook!

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  24. I follow you on Google connect. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  25. The Diamond Swirl Focal Bead is really different and most attractive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  26. I just joined on GFC. your blog name is really cute by the way. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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  27. I love Icy Blue - Glass Bead Set, enter me please!

    Ana Belén R.M
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    Spain

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  28. Definitely the diamond swirl focal bead!

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  29. Sienna - Burnt Orange Glass Bead Set Lovely, just lovely!
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  30. I like the purple hue metallic necklace with gold!

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  31. i love the icy blue glass beads set!

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  32. i follow your blog via gfc!

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  33. I love the Blue and Green Metallic Necklace! gorgeous!

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  34. I blogged:
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  35. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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  36. I sent a friend request on fb, (Daeron Mel)

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  37. I have your button on my sidebar.

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  38. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    The Purple Hue Metallic necklace is lovely! I made this shop a favorite (mmaaddwomen)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52874863/purple-hue-metallic-necklace

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  39. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Follow on Google Friend Connect here:
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  40. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    I LIKE F&W on Facebook (rose manning)

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  41. hi, my faviest item there is Blue and White Swirl Implosion Necklace

    email me :)
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    thankies for helding this giveaway

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  42. hi,I would love to participate in this giveaway,I'm your follower through Google Friend Connect..

    email me :)
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    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

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  43. I am already your friend in FB name doki doki co :)

    email me :)
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    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

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  44. Everything is lovely, but since I don't wear bracelets much, I so prefer the necklace. Particularly the blue glass bead one.

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  45. Follow via Google Friend Connect :)

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  46. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on FB :)

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  47. I like the Black and White Glass Bead Necklace--VERY PRETTY!!! :)

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  48. the icy blue bead set is beautiful
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  49. I like the Daisy Chain - Light and Dark Blue Bracelet

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  50. So many gorgeous things to chose from! I love all the beads! MY favorite is this necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52874144/blue-and-white-swirl-implosion-necklace
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  51. I follow your blog on GFC as Jenny Bolech
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  52. I friended you on facebook as Jenny Bolech
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  53. I love the Green Delight Beads!

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  54. Follow on Google Friend Connect

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  55. Follow on Twitter @HedgeHogi

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  56. Already a friend on FB(Tee Crenshaw)

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  57. I like all of the blue glass, but I really like the blue metallic beads.

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  58. I'm an email subscriber using laurapita (at) live (dot) com

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  59. I follow you via google friend connect

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  60. I like Icy Blue - Glass Bead Set. thanks
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  61. following and tweeted
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  62. Blog follower
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  63. I am a "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. (Ľubica K.)
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  64. I love the Icy Blue - Glass Bead Set, I even favored the shop.

    Donna
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    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  65. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See

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  66. I follow your blog (I couldn't use the side-bar, wasn't showing up for me, but, I hit follow at the top of your blog and it says I'm now following you....let me know if I'm not)

    Donna
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  67. I'm a facebook fan

    Donna Hufman Warrington
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  68. I love the icy blue bead set.

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  69. I absolutely LOVE the Green Delight - Pandora Style Charm Bead because favorite color is green! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  70. Requested friendship in Facebook (Priceless Writers).just learned your from B-ville - Im from Syracuse! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  71. Im a Google Connect Friend. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  72. My favorite item is the Blue and White Swirl Implosion Necklace. Beautiful!
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  73. I follow via GFC
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  74. I like the daisy chain light abnd dark blue braclet
    Laura
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  75. I am your facebook friend
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  76. I am your google friend and follow your blog
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