Studio Musings

Monday, January 26, 2015

Winners for the Book Blog Tour for Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say "Hi" during Explorations in Freeform Peyote's Book Tour.  From the 78 entries, here are the winners of the Door Prize drawings:

Third Prize:  74 Becky Clay
Third Prize:  32 Doug van Dyke

Second Prize: 26 Beaded Tail
Third Prize: 65 Carolyn

Grand Prize: 36 Anne Marie

Blogger Hopper Prize: Creajet

Congratulations to all of the winners!  Please contact me so that I can arrange to mail your prize to you.  I've emailed everyone for whom I have an email address, but Doug and Becky - I need you to email me by Wednesday, January 28 to claim your prize.  

The Blogger Hopper Prize was a special drawing I added for people who left comments on all six participating blogs.

The Prizes again include:  
JJ Jacob's glass work & some sample bead soups

Grand Prize:  a signed copy of Explorations, along with a complete set of ten postcards with images from the book, AND a Bead Soup mix based around a lampworked bead(s) by artist JJ Jacobs.  Her fused glass cabochon was the inspiration for my Opal Essence necklace (shown in my alternate cover above).  She's sent me a similar fused glass cabochon, and I've put together a bead soup in blues sufficient to make a similar necklace should you desire. ($100 value)

Second Prize (2):   a Freeform Bracelet kit (beads only) to make your own version of my Nautilus Flower Cuff OR Demeter’s Harvest Bracelet.  I will draw one winner for each bead set.  Each set will include all of the beads, including the closure, to make a bracelet similar to mine.  

Third Prize (2):  
Small bead soup mix and postcard set.  This set will include enough beads to make a smaller project like a Personal planets beaded bead, pendant or several rings.  These prizes have grown, again thanks to JJ Jacobs!  They now include bead soup mixes with three of JJ Jacob's Waterdrop 'sea glass' beads.  You can see more of her beads here!  

Blog Hopper Special:  ebook versions of Explorations, including Kindle, ePub and the interactive PDF.   (I'm hoping to have the final Kindle and ePub versions available by this coming Friday!)

Thanks again to everyone who helped to make my first ever Book Blog Tour a smashing success!


  1. Thank you Karen for your great book tour. I am happy with my e-book version. Can't wait to get started. Greetings from Holland.

  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate it very much!

  3. Thanks again, Karen! I'm still excited and just can't wait to fondle the beads! LOL!

  4. In the immortal words of Frank Barone, "HOLY CRAP!" I NEVER win anything! Too cool. Feel free to shoot me an email - Thanks!

  5. Hey Karen! I just wanted to let you know, that my parcel arrived today. All that sparkle, certainly warmed up, a cold winter's day in Toronto!!! That cabochon, crystals and bead mix is to die for, and blue has always been my favourite colour. I'm not sure, what i'll make, or when I'm going to start, but I do promise you that it will be intuitive and freeform, in your honour. I'll send photos when it's done. But certainly not in the near future, as ideas will need to percolate, until the muse is ready..........

    Do I owe you any extra for postage? I can't tell, because there's a label covering that area?

    Thank you again, for a fabulous blog hop and giveaway! I'm such a lucky girl!