Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A New Peyote Pattern, Some New Necklaces, and a Giveaway

I've finished a new pattern! Actually, I finished and published it yesterday, so it's available in my Etsy shop. This pattern is for my Op Art design. I've only made two versions of it myself (black and silver, and chartreuse and purple), but I think I might make a new one soon. That's if my gnat-like attention span doesn't take me off in another direction, which it's been known to do. :-)


I've also been working on some new, simple pieces to list. Truth be told, I wear very little jewelry; and when I do wear something, it's usually very simple and tends toward being either black and white or metallic. These first two pieces both feature metallic delicas. The second one even includes a little bit of steampunk look (because I have a big collection of watch movements that I bought for a different idea).


Give It a Little Steam

Those peyote tubes are really fun, and since I already had a mixture of ten different colors of opaque delicas (from another project), I thought it would be fun to make a looooong skinny tube from some of them.



And the last of these newer, simpler pieces actually began life with a whole different idea. I wanted to make a twisted ndebele rope using silver delicas and crystal size 15s. I made the rope using three of the size 11 delicas and one of the size 15 crystal beads for each row, and it just didn't twist the way I wanted. Of course, I wasn't able to tell that it didn't twist the way I wanted until I had about 10" of it finished, and by then I just didn't want to disassemble it. It was still really pretty - just not what I intended. As I was holding it and playing around with it, I got the idea to just tangle it into a knot and see what happened. And I liked it! It's an irregular knot, but that's part of the fun. It can be manipulated to change its look, but it will always be a knot because I joined the ends together. I decided to suspend it from a simple sterling silver chain, which goes perfectly with the silver delicas. Isn't this better than disassembling? :-)

Silver Tangle


So that's what's new. At least what's new and what's been photographed and listed. I have a brand new set of photo lights to try out, but I haven't set them up yet.

And now...

THE GIVEAWAY!

It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway, so I'm planning to do a couple more before the end of the year. This one is for one of my Oglala bracelets, one I've never listed in my Etsy shop. I named this one Marcella because the one you see pictured here was created as a gift for a friend of mine (and that's her name). The one you'll receive won't be this exact one, but it'll use the same beads: matte copper toned beads for the ruffles and faux pearls in various sizes for the focals. They're really lovely together, don't you think?


And now for the entry requirements...



Leave a comment here telling me which item in my Etsy shop you'd like to give or receive for Christmas.

and for more chances... receive one additional entry for each of these (so you can have a total of six chances to win). If you do any of the ones in the following list, be sure to leave a separate comment about each one:

  1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the blog post in a separate comment here.
  2. Follow me on Twitter (tell me who you are on Twitter, so I'll be able to find you and follow back!). If you're already a follower (thanks!), tell me who you are.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include #time2cre8oglala in your tweet.
  4. Become a fan of my time2cre8 page on Facebook. If you're already a fan (thanks!), tell me who you are.
  5. Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook.
So if you take advantage of all those entry methods, you'll leave six comments here and have SIX chances to win! Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you (email, Etsy shop address, etc.) in your comment.

All entries are due by midnight (ET) on December 12.
I'll use a random number generator on December 13 to choose the winner. (The winner will be contacted via the contact info left in the comment, but I'll also post it here.)

Stay tuned... I plan to do more giveaways this week!
:-)

35 comments:

Dogmaw said...

I'd love to get the op-art bracelet pattern! Can't wait to see who wins.

va said...

I like the classica pearl bracelet -
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35462131 .
tumblemumbo/at/gmail/dot/com

va said...

I am an fb fan .

va said...

note : I would also like to know if this giveaway is open to everyone across the globe . thanks

va said...

I blogged about your giveaway here on my blog - http://va-internationalgiveawaysblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/time2cr8-gveaway.html

Summer said...

I think my favorite creation of yours are the twisted herringbone robes. They're amazingly beautiful and textural. I also love your collaborations with Lisa and Kristie. Your creations are always so unique:)

BeadsForever said...

I'd love to receive your Damask in Black and Pale Gold Cuff - it's simply beautiful!
Linda http://www.beadsforever.etsy.com

BeadsForever said...

I already follow you on twitter:
http://twitter.com/beadsforever

BeadsForever said...

I'm already a facebook friend - Linda
Roberts (Beadsforever).

BeadsForever said...

I tweeted about your giveaway.
http://twitter.com/beadsforever

BeadsForever said...

And finally, I posted a link to your blog on facebook! :) Hope I win this time. It's a beautiful bracelet!

randomcreative said...

I just blogged about the giveaway: http://randomcreative28.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-christmas-piece-giveaways-snow-day.html

randomcreative said...

I'm already following you on Twitter. My Twitter name is randomcreative.

randomcreative said...

I just became a fan of your Facebook page. My name is Rose. :)

katzemusik@hotmail.com
http://randomcreative.etsy.com

Marjorie said...

Wonderful bracelet for the giveaway! :)Love your designs, already a fan on FB! Greetz from Holland! Mx

Daniel Montoya said...

Stunning Giveaway!

Here is my favorite item from your shop.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22823312

Daniel Montoya said...

Following you on Twitter as 'Daniel_Montoya'.

Beautiful work BTW!

Beaweezil said...

Ok, I got all bloggy and you got me started. You can check it out on http://matchfactory.blogspot.com/2009/12/give-away-bonanza.html

I love the damash bracelet in orange and blue. It's beautiful.

Good luck with your giveaway. Do you find they are a good bang for their buck?

The Lone Beader said...

Wow, great giveaway! I love your bracelet! And, I just looked at your shop. I would love to receive your 'Art Show at Metropolis' cuff as a gift!

The Lone Beader said...

P.S. I just followed you on Twitter! :)

BeadedTail said...

What a beautiful bracelet! I would love to receive your Denim Heart Pendant as a gift this Christmas!

BeadedTail said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Carol Dean said...

My current favorite time2cre8 creation is probably Ice and Steel, but it's so hard to pick just one from all your lovelies.

Carol Dean said...

I already follow you on twitter. I'm SandFibers. yes, ma'am. That's me.

Carol Dean said...

I've been a fan for sometime, even on Facebook ;p Carol Dean Sharpe

Carol Dean said...

I linked to this post on my facebook page.

Artisan Clay said...

I am a super facebook fan!

Artisan Clay said...

I posted a link to this post on my Facebook ArtisanClay Page!

Trish Goodfield said...

I love the crystal and Gold peyote cuff

Mary said...

I really like this Pumpkin Spice - Ndebele Rope Necklace with Striped Raku Bead

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24134513

I love simple designs like this!

JBird's Garden said...

I have added your Industrial Neopolitan necklace to my wish list for Santa. I have also announced your giveaway to my blog.

http://jbirdsgarden.blogspot.com/

Happy beading!

Oh....and a FB Fan too!

Summer said...

I twittered your give-away:) (I'm summerblues.)

Northeat Craftworks & Design said...

Love Love Love the Marcella!

smartchic said...

perfect color combination of the beads with the white pearl. i adore your collections. :)

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