Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Curious Design Challenge- GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends!

Today is finally the reveal date for the Curious Design Challenge! I'm super stoked to be doing a giveaway instead of the normal reveal! I sure did have a wonderful time designing these special LIMITED ADDITION Genea Beads Alice in Wonderland themed pieces! I also included some of my other favorite components!

How to win- There are 5 CHANCES TO WIN! To enter follow us on facebook , Follow this blog, post about this giveaway on your facebook, post about this giveaway on twitter, leave a comment here telling us what you enjoyed about creating your piece or if you are just hopping to see the finished pieces tell us about your favorite! PLEASE POST HERE IN THE COMMENTS to let us know where you posted, followed etc.  

Posting for the giveaway will end Sunday night at Midnight(June 10th 12am). We will announce the winner on Monday June 11th! Don't forget to come on back and see who won!

Also please do stop by Staci's blog. She worked super diligently to create this wonderful hop for all of us to enjoy! Did I mention that she is also doing a GIVEAWAY?!

A Curious Design GIVEAWAY

Here is the complete Wonderland mix included in the giveaway!
A distressed Alice scrabble tile by me :) "Alice: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Alice's blue dress chain by My ELEMENTS.

Silver plated ball headpins(some of my very favorite headpins to use!).

A shrinky dink hand colored charm by me :) Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."

Cheshire cat strpied recycled sari silk from Hampton Artistic Yarns.
Cheshire Cat: [singing] 'Twas brilig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: / All mimsy were the borogroves, / And the mome raths outgrabe."

"Drink Me" lampwork glass bottle with tag by me :)
"Alice: Better read it first, for if one drinks much from a bottle marked "Poison", it's almost certain to disagree with one sooner or later."

The Golden Afternoon Flowers(lucite and Czech glass). "You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, fot especially in the month of June."

March Hare and Mad Hatter colored rubber O's by My ELEMENTS.

Pewter mushroom charm. "One side of the mushroom will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter."

Painting the roses red lampwork glass flower by me :) 
" [Alice:] Yes, painting the roses red
[Two:] Not pink
[Three:] Not green
[Alice:] Not aquamarine
[All:] We're painting the roses red"

Sterling silver tea pot and spoon toggle.
" Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?
Alice: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more.
March Hare: Ah, you mean you can't very well take less.
Mad Hatter: Yes. You can always take more than nothing."

 Want to see what everyone else created? Here is the list of our participants! Happy Hopping!

Ginger Bishop
Staci Louise Originals
Genea Beads
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Heidi Post
Donna Bradley
Linda Hanes
Birgitta Lejonklou
Libellula Jewelry & Cicada Silver

Linda Florian
Dyanne Cantrell
Nicole Valentine Rimmel
Jo in Wonderland
Fresh Baked Designs



Hi, I'm Jò , the italient partecipant of this hop!
I enjoyed this hop, because I adore Alice!!
thanks for this giveaway :)

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Lots of beautiful elements over here :)
I would love to win some of it!

Marla said...

So very pretty. Don't you just love shrinky dinks, they bring back such lovely childhood memories. Thanks for the giveaway!

stacilouise said...

Love them all. BEST alice beads ever. Thanks so much for making them. I know they took some serious skills:)

Alice said...

Wow Genea what a fabulous prize package! I love all the pieces you made.

I am already following your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

P.S. since my name is Alice does that give me another chance to win? Ha Ha

Alice said...

I have 'liked' you on FB

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I love the colors! Everything is so beautiful! The bottle, the lucite flowers and the tea pot all lovely. Just love your lampwork rose.

Jenny said...

Thats quite a collection you have there! I especially like the Drink me vial, and the silk! Awesome!

Dyanne said...

I love your lampwork beads - Painting the Roses is my favorite!! I hope to learn to make such beads someday!!

Love your post with all the quotes!!

What a fun challenge!

N Valentine Studio said...

Love everything! I made a "drink me" bottle too! I had a absolute blast with this challenge, the most fun I've ever had on one!

Beading Mommy said...

LOve the Alice theme!

Beading Mommy said...

Already have you liked on FB! How could I not!!!!!

Rising Designs said...

Talk about "thinking outside of the box'! You have brought me to Wonderland!!! Love it!

Heidi Post said...

What fun stuff you've created and gathered together :) I had a good time participating! Now I'm off to check out the rest...

Genea said...

Hey Jo thanks so much for joining us all the way from Italy!!

Thanks Brigitta!

Thanks so much Marla! They sure do! I really enjoyed making my little Cheshire cat charm! :D

Thanks Staci! They did, but they were a great challenge and I'm so happy with the results!

Thanks so much Alice! Lol!

Thanks so much Linda! I had a wonderful time creating the pieces :D

Thanks Jenny! The bottle is one of my favs too!

Thank you Dyanne! I had fun with the quotes and pieces! Thanks so much for joining us!

Thanks so much Nicole! I love that you created all of the wonderful AIW beads! They turned out amazing!! Awww I'm so glad you had such a great time!

Thanks so much Beading Mommy!

Thanks Rising Designs! I'm so glad you enjoyed my Wonderland pieces :D

Thanks so much for joining us Heidi!

xo Genea

Sue-Lin said...

I love creating my own pieces as a stress relief from my intense executive job.


CraftyHope said...

I'll start out by saying that I'm both a follower of your blog as well as of your FB page. I'm just starting out as a hopper (not a participant) and I'll be back to let you know what I like about it after a little while! :)

CraftyHope said...

I posted about the giveaway on my facebook page (

CraftyHope said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (I'm @CraftyHope)

Libellula Jewelry said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun design challenge & blog hop! I had a great time participating.

Also, your painted rose bead is very pretty!

CraftyHope said...

I've made it through all the blogs that actually had a post for this challenge (there are two or three that don't seem to have anything up yet.) And, what I've liked most about this is how each person had their own take on this familiar story. How each of the designs differed so much! It really was inspiring for me.

Genea said...

You're very welcome Libellula Jewelry! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! Awww thanks about my bead :)

Hope, thank you so much for taking the time to not only help promote this giveaway, but give such a detailed comment :)

I love that about what our participants did as well! Lots of wonderfully creative people!

xo Genea

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun time participating in this challenge! It was a great to create something special for Alice.
What an awesome give away, as well.

Lynda@Fresh Baked Designs

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

As always, your beads are super awesome! I am really enjoying hopping around. So many fun designs!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I posted about the blog hop and giveaway on Facebook

Ginger Bishop said...

Hello! I've been a follower for a while. I love the flowers especially yours of course. I'd turn your Alice tile into a necklace for my friends little girl who is also Alice. Oh and I love all the ideas that come to mind when you think about Wonderland. As you've seen I had so many ideas I didn't have enough time to finish them all.

Genea said...

Thank you so much for joining us Lynda! Thanks so much :)

xo Genea

Genea said...

Thanks so much Peggy! I'm glad you are enjoying the hop! Thanks so much for sharing our giveaway :)

Thanks for the follow Ginger! Awww thanks so much. I love hearing what you would do with the pieces if you won :) Yes, I'm excited you had such a wonderful time creating for our challenge!

xo Genea

Dragonfly Close said...

Hi, I feel badly to say who I liked best, but I must confess I had two favorites. First, I did love Staci's necklace with the sea glass and the swirly links. Those links really captured my fancy! My second favorite was Gingers, but I have to say all three. First, the caterpillar necklace was a great start. Then she took it a step further with that awesome keyhole component. And I think she totally embraced the spirit of the blog hop by growing and extending herself with the uncompleted necklace made with the microscope tile. She really won me with her progression. Bravo! I was sad to see some people didn't post. =( Hopefully more will eventually. I love your components, and hope to win. I also did post the blog hop on my blog to advertise. My email is listed there. --Diane V.

Genea said...

Thanks so much for hopping along with us Dragonfly Close :)

Yeah, it's a bummer everyone didn't get their designs posted.

Thanks so much!

xo Genea

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