Saturday, April 02, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box!!!!

It's here! It's here!! It's here!!! Holy moly, I about died when I saw the mail lady pull in my driveway and drop this BIG box of beady bliss off at my door. Especially when I went to pick it up and realized how heavy it is! And then I opened it up and I think my eyes glazed over...IT'S PACKED, no really like super duper packed to the brim, to the verge of exploding...it's beyond pleasantly plump, this sucker is P-A-C-K-E-D!


(I snagged this picture of the box from Tracey's blog, I'll get some of my own pics of this beauty up soon!)


It's only been with me a day but I have been taking my time going through every nook and cranny, every baggy and box and enjoying reading the journal and the entries from all the sisters before me.

I have a HUGE stash of baggies full of really pretty artisan beads (including a ton of my own lampwork) as well as strands of beads and clasps and wire and what nots that I've decided to put in before I send it on it's way. I'm still taking my time and really thinking about each piece I may take out to keep. There's just so much! It's a bit overwhelming in a really blissful way.

Do you want a piece of the Sisterhood action? Do you have blog to host the giveaway from if you are chosen to be the next to receive the box? if you answered "YES!" to both of those questions then keep reading and follow the directions below for your chance to dive into this box of bead heaven next...


If you are tracking the Sisterhood around the country, here is the path she has taken so far:


1.Heather Powers of Humble Beads- San Antonio, Texas

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

The giveaway: The entire box of goodies, WELL over $400 worth of beads.

The stipulations: Must have an online forum to host the next giveaway. Must be living within the United States to enter and be willing to pay for shipping: $15.00 for flat rate priority mail billed via Paypal.

The rules: You'll take what you want from the box, add in items of equal value from your own bead stash to replace the items you took and then do the same giveaway on your blog. We'll keep the beads traveling for as long as we can.

All you have to do now is leave me a comment with your blog link and e-mail address. Post on facebook, I will give you another entry. Just leave a seperate comment telling me you did so.

I'll pick the next sister (or brother!) on Saturday April 9th and contact the winner with instructions on how to take care of the shipping so I can get the box on it's way.  Good Luck!!

41 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

me! me! me! I want it!!!

Boot ~C said...

gosh it sure has grown!

beadphoria said...

I have been stalking (opps! did I say that?! he he) I mean drooling over the box since I first learned of it. Please, Please, Please, send it to IL!
Wishing You Creativity,
Suzann Sladcik Wilson

French Elegant Jewelry said...

Would love to join the traveling bead box www.frenchelegantjewelry.blogspot.comfrenchelegantjewelry at blogspot dot com

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I posted on your facebook too :)

Serena Trent said...

let's keep the box in Michigan! :)
www.pijworld.com

Serena Trent said...

My second post to facebook at facebook.com/pijworld

Lois Moon said...

I have been following the box almost since it began and I have yet to lure it to S. Georgia. But now that Spring Break is here, maybe this will urge it toward warm weather and beaches.

Lois Moon said...

I posted to FB...come on BeadBox...just hop in the convey of spring breakers from Michigan and head down I-75...

Holly said...

Oh goodness! All that lusciousness would have me in fits :) Have fun! And, yes, I'll take it, please! LOL

Holly said...

Oh, and I've just FB'ed it - http://facebook.com/silverrosedesigns

Kristi Bowman said...

Heck ya I'm in, I'm happy to have caught up with it again, I lost track of where it was the last few times. I'd love to add some of my Metal Clay to the mix. Here's my Blog and I'm going right now to post on FB which will Twitter it as well. http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Me too!! I want to play with the bead box! Awesome idea. I also posted on my facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/mishegaas

Beth said...

Oh this would be a dream come true. Pick me! Pick Me!

My Life Under the Bus said...

No...no...nooooo...MEMEMEMEME !!! LOL I am posting to Facebook too!!! *crosses all her bits* LOL - Congrats!

Pam said...

Oh I would love to get this box and I will be happy to put some precious stash into it. This is great. I am now posting on Facebook

www.abeadedaffair-pam@blogspot.com

abeadedaffair.pam@gmail.com

Stepha said...

I've been following the blessed box for a while. And hope it would come visit me. skwds.blogspot.com, Rainydaysdesigns.com and I'll post it on my facebook.

indigo heart said...

oh, i would love to get the box!

Stacey said...

Oh you lucky girl!!! Can't wait to see what you picked and of course what gorgeous beauties you create!! I would SOOOO love to be the next sister!! :). Good luck to everyone! :) stacey@starhitchedwagon.com
starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I have some brand new etched copper pendants to add to the box so send her back to NY :-)
Shannon C

Mellisa said...

Still trying for my shot at it! I could load it up with all sorts of porcelain goodies :)

roseworksjewelry said...

Looks like tons of fun!

Elisabeth said...

Would LOVE a chance ti dig through that box!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I SOOOOO want to add to that box (and see the goodies inside).

Blog: htto://www.glassaddictions.com

Jennifer Cameron said...

Posted on my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/GlassAddictions

stacilouise said...

I have been following this box since Artisan Clay had it. I would love to root through its treasures:)

www.stacilouise.blogspot.com

stacilouise said...

Shared on facebook too!!!!

staci.louise@hotmail.com

www.stacilouise.blogspot.com

www.stacilouiseoriginals.com

Marcie A. said...

Would love a chance to win! Throw my name in the hat please!

Melinda Orr - Metal- Glass - Clay said...

Please count me in too! This sounds like a huge amount of sisterhood goodness!

Adding to my Blog www.orrtec.blogspot.com

Facebook Melinda Orr Designs
Twitter Melinda Orr
& Stumbledupon!

TesoriTrovati said...

I somehow lost track of where this traveling bead box was. I am so glad to see that it is continuing! I wonder how long it can keep going. I would be delighted to be counted in the sisterhood!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

My fingers have been crossed since the beginning of the box's travels. It's amazing I can even type!!!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Facebooked

Deci said...

It would be great fun and an honor to be involved!

Deci said...

I posted to my FB page.

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JLYNNJEWELS said...

Ooooh - I have so wanting to just find out about this and I stumbled across you today :). Woo-hoo! I would love a chance to be chosen as the next "Sister" and will definitely do some posting on my Blog and Facebook!

BLOG:
http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Website: http://JLynnJewels.com
Email:
JLynnJewels@gmail.com
and just posted on my FB page:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Forest-Hill-MD/J-Lynn-Jewels/135485981953

Glad I found you today :)
Janice (J-Lynn)

Crafty's Creations said...

Count me in, too!!!

Blog: http://craftycoriscreations.blogspot.com/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lovecraftyscreations

Email: craftyscreations@gmail.com

Crafty's Creations said...

I also shared on my facebook (www.facebook.com/lovecraftyscreations) which also tweets every post (@craftyscreation)

Alice said...

How fun it must have been to open that box! I would imagine it would be like the excitement of Christmas Morning.

I'd love to get my own peek at this traveling treasure.

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Alice said...

I posted this on my facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Stepha said...

Posted it on my facebook, ( http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000860108882)