Thursday, December 15, 2011

Time for a giveaway! Woo-hoo!

Round Rabbit Ceramic Bracelet

I've been feeling extremely thankful these days. Thankful for the help I received after the flood. Thankful for having such wonderful friends who look after me. Thankful for having a wonderful man in my life who makes me feel like the most important person on the planet. Thankful for my loyal and new customers who continue to support me even after months of absence. For the first time in a long time I feel content and grounded. So what should I do with all this sicky sweet happy happy joy joy? Have a giveaway! Hell yes!

Round Rabbit Ceramic Bracelet

I made this bracelet this morning in a mad fury of inspiration. I love it when that happens. I think this is a design I will continue so I thought it would be fun to offer the very first one as a giveaway.

Round Rabbit Ceramic Bracelet

It has all kinds of fun things going on, starting with the oak leaf porcelain focal I made in my last Extra batch. I attached some leather cord and threaded one of my faceted beads on it along with some super chunky jump rings to slide around.

Round Rabbit Ceramic Bracelet

I crimped the leather with a small piece of copper pipe/tube that can be found at your local hardware store. It comes in a coil and can be cut with a normal pipe cutter. I threaded all the leather cord through and just flattened the copper until it was tight. Works like a charm! Also included on this piece is one of my little porcelain hearts, a beautiful lampwork headpin by my friend Kelley of Kelley's Bead Studio, and a sweet little ceramic bead by one of my heroes, Elaine Ray.

Sooooo, how can you enter this giveaway, you ask? It's easy! Just leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite color is. Be precise! None of this "my favorite color is blue." I want specifics! "My favorite color is deep sea at sunrise blue!" OK, I'm kind of kidding about the favorite color (not really, I actually want to know). Just leave a comment and on MONDAY, December 19th at noon I will draw a winner. And please feel free to spread the word! I feel like I've been totally out of the loop these past few months and would love to have some new blog readers so please share the link to this post with any and all, on your blogs or on your Facebook wall. I would continue to be the big old sappy, grateful pile of misty-eyed goo that I am today! :)

Small print: This bracelet measures 7 3/4" in length. This contest is open to every single person on the planet. Even the married ones. :)


85 comments:

Amy Nicole said...

Happy to hear things are finally going well! My favorite color is turquoise.

mairedodd said...

this is beautiful and i am so glad you are feeling happy and inspired... i do not have a favorite color... i love glowing red/pink/oranges in the sunrise, sunset... olive green with a hint of gold... rich deep brown... blue-violet... and the soft butterscotch color of the newest furry member of our family...

Unknown said...

My favorite color is someting that the Crayola company refers to as "Jazzberry Jam." Yes it has a fabulously fun name, but it's a great color too! Somewhere between purple and fuschia :-)
And your oak leaves are one of my favorite pieces so far so...I am entering your giveaway! YAY!! :-)

Erin S said...

Super cool bracelet! My favorite color is ORANGE, baby! Like, a bright, sort of yellowy orange. The color of FUN!
Erin S

Diana P. said...

So glad you are back doing what you love! You really wanna know what my favorite color is? It's the color of my honda civic...Fiji Blue. It's this bright, yet rich shade of blue. I'll be so sad to see that Fiji Blue Honda go next year when I get an SUV. Maybe I can find one in Fiji Blue!

Abeille à miel said...

Your mood is infectious! :) Thinking of colors gets me smiling, as I've been immersed in colors while fire painting today (torch on copper). My favorite colors of today were a brilliant yellow turned orange turned mossy green turned sunrise red...

Elisabeth said...

Your bracelet is really wonderful - and I would love to win! My favorite color these days is the clear, bright turquoise of the ocean near a warm tropical island where the sand is white and soft and the sun is bright and warm. Too specific? :-)

glassgirl said...

Ins so glad your up and running! My favorite color is a dusty rose! Super cute bracelet!

Melissa Meman said...

the green in that faceted bead is actually my very favorite color! and citrusy, yellowy, sunshiney orange!! Glad you are back! That bracelet is really gorgeous, and would look beautiful on my wrist!

Lorelei Eurto said...

I'm not sure I can describe my favorite color to a tee. It's that real light pale bluish greenish color that is on my studio walls right now. It's like the most perfect serene aqua blue that you might see on a summer day. I just love it. And this bracelet rocks. and you rock too. you sap.

Alicia Coats said...

What a beautiful bracelet! I would LOVE to win this piece! I'm glad that you are so happy!! I don't know that I have a favorite color, but I love black (jet black, not blue-black), but I also love red (vibrant cherry red) & silver sage (restoration hardware paint color), & copper, and, and, and...

Chelsea Girl Designs said...

Oh, I am so lucky to see glorious colors everywhere I look! It would be impossible to pick a favorite. I love the inspiration of color combinations from fellow jewelry artists! Beautiful bracelet, Nancy! And gloriously photographed! Happy to hear you're doing so well!

Carol Dean said...

You made this wonderful bracelet for me, right? :) My favorite color is turquoise, a deep turquoise that almost wants to be teal. Or is my favorite color a teal that almost wants to be turquoise??? lol ;)

Michelle said...

This bracelet is bee-u-tee-ous! You came up with a winner here.

Tough to choose one color but I guess I'd go with purple. In the movie, "Something's Gotta Give", there is a shade of purple in the horizon of the beach shots that is beautiful. It's either that or the combo of sky, sea and sand that does it for me.

DeeDee said...

I don't think I have one favorite color. I love the colors of autumn...the reds, golds, oranges. It's my favorite time of year! The gold leaf in your bracelet really caught my eye. I love most everything you make but often think it would be too fancy for me. I would wear this bracelet everywhere, though! I love the different materials, textures and colors. If I don't win it, I'd like to buy one just like it. It's perfection!

me said...

What a stunning creation. Happy Holidays, Nancy.

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Janel said...

I love your new bracelet! What a great mix of colors and shapes.

My favorite color is a light, sea blue - like a pale aquamarine. We just painted my daughter's room that color and I love it.

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

My favorite color is usually purple, deep rich grape purple, but lately I've been drawn to sunset colors. Especially corals. But I think a deep rich purple still wins out!

Jean Hutter said...

My favorite color is purple - rich royal purple - passionate purple. Love the bracelet!!!

Karen Firnberg said...

First, I'm so glad that you are up and running again with your business.

The bracelet you made is great! I'd love to have it, especially, because you made it.

My favorite color is pinkish purple. I guess a shade of lilac.

kristibasket said...

It seems my favorite color can change daily(ha), but it seems a true patina blue with wheat (creamy brown) can make my heart melt! What a beautiful bracelet! Those leaves look awesome. :). Thank you for offering a giveaway. Merry Christmas.

Kelly Bueb said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love it!!! Merry Christmas!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am so happy everything is falling back into place for you, and congrats on your new love!! That is AWESOME :) My favorite color is Caribbean turquoise, the amazing color of the ocean there.

betsydreyer said...

spring brings on all kinds of shades of green so in my adulthood I have grown to love greens...lots of greens

NatchezClay said...

Covet, covet, covet. Welcome back. Favorite color changes. I'm loving fall colors this year, though I'm more of a cool color person. I love the colors in that bracelet and am hoping to see it on my arm soon! :-) Merry Christmas!

LoewyFan said...

To see our Nancy be truly happy - especially after what you've endured this year - warms our heart. Favorite color is a warm reddish orange that you might see in a sunset or my living room wall. = )

cookingwithgas said...

I love the deep green blues of the sea as the sun hits it from above. I love the fall leaves as they turn to rich colors of gold and red blazing and blowing in the wind.
I love the starkness of winter against the swirling skies, as if I am standing in a black and white photo and there is no color.
I love the deep emotional strength of life....

For My Sweet Daughter said...

so happy you are back Nancy, my favorite color is pink. Every shade of pink.

Anonymous said...

It made me happy just to read how happy you are! Don't you wish you could bottle all that happy up in turquoise colored ocean under a bright coral sunset?

Sharon said...

Lovely bracelet, good to see you back in action. My favorite color is aquamarine, the luminous blue of the sea.

s winters said...

My favorite color is a deep garnet red,with enough highlights so that you can appreciate all the excellent redness!

Amy Christman said...

PS: i am the anonymous poster :)

Jen Scanlon said...

I would enter a contest to buy this bracelet! lol! It's amazing! My favorite color is the deep purples you get at the end of a summer sunset, the ones that make the clouds look like floating islands in a sea of magentas.

Anonymous said...

My favorites color is lapis lazuli. I just love that deeper blue color, with the gold flecks in it.

Love your work!
Joan

indigo heart said...

I love that bracelet! And was sooo excited to shop in the extra store. Love love love your work. My two favorite colors are indigo, lavender, and turquoise. I know, I know. That was three. So help me, I love color!

Deborah said...

My favorite color is yellow, not a bright sunny yellow but a deep antique gold I also like antique rose, antique greens and blues but yes yellow is my favorite.

Paige said...

That bracelet is gorgeous! I'm so happy I was able to purchase a few components on Monday-I recieved them today, and they are beautiful as well. :) My favorite color seems to change minute to minute--but today it seems I'm drawn to lots of shades of blues. Especially aqua-type blues, and deep blues, the deep dark blue that I see in the sunset most nights around here. :)

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous bracelet! My favorite color is a deep, cobalt blue, that you can just fall into and float around.

Pixiloo said...

That is a beautiful bracelet and I am so happy to see you creating. Your new pendants are beautiful. As for my favorite color .. I love the deep pink of the roses in our back yard and the myriad of rich colors you find in copper patina.

Thoughtfulhands said...

Love that bracelet Nancy.

You are SOOOO BACK!

I don't have just one favorite color.
Greens are on the top of my list though, any kind of green. Orange is also a big fav. It just depends on my mood I guess.

What a clever crimp with the copper tubing...

Faithful follower :)
Theresa

dwoz said...

What a beautiful bracelet! My favorite color is the intense purple-blue of the sky after sunset but before it is fully dark.

Cathey said...

Lovin' this bracelet. My favorite color is blue jean blue, which I wear all the time and this is definitely a "blue jean" type bracelet. Did I mention I love it?
clrimmer@yahoo.com

Spirited Earth said...

i love this bracelet..how to choose just one favorite color..i love pumpkin orange..and mysterious jade green, turquoise and midnight black.

kat said...

The bracelet is brilliant!!

My favorite color of the moment is a deep purple.... like plum jam!!

Taz said...

My favorite color is electric blue or fuchsia. Glad you are doing well!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Love the bracelet design! My favorite glazes are the translucent ones that cover the porcelain that had the black (oxide, underglaze) applied under and wiped off. The depth of those pieces is just amazing. I am especially drawn to your teal turquoise blue glazes. But then again - I'm a fellow texture and color freak as well :)

Glad to see you back into the swing of things! Can't wait to see where this path takes you and your work...

Penny said...

Beautiful design and I am glad to see you back!!! Favorite color, yellow, all shades of yellow except maybe a neon yellow. I love how it makes me feel bright and cheerful!!

Sue-Lin said...

My favourite colour is red, the colour of the heart, of passion and love.

moonlitfantaseas said...

my favorite color is spruce green

Lois Moon said...

Periwinkle blue. I love this with anything, but especially pale green - the colors of hydrangea just after the flowers open.

http://www.moplants.com/gallery2/d/270-2/blue+mophead+hydrangea.jpg

I'm glad you are up and running again.

Έφη said...

Hi!
I love sunsets!
So my favorite colour is the orange-red of the sky at this moment!

Shawn McCurdy said...

So glad to hear things are looking up for you. My favorite colorS are earth tones - golds, greens, blues, tans, browns. If I HAD to pick one, it would be a deep sea teal.

Jill at Liv'nGood Jewelry said...

That is a gorgeous bracelet - I'm really loving the small heart in the charm collection.

My favorite color is the irridescent blue/purple of a peacock feather.

Mackin-Art said...

I love anything green, but the shade called "poison green" in the the mid-19th century is my absolute favorite.

Veronica said...

Hello! I love the bracelet! My favorite colour is turquoise of the caribean seas, just can;t have enough of it!

KaNiMa said...

Great work! I just go to know it! hello from Greece!

Lavender that is...

Pyroessa Handmade said...

so unique! beautiful my favorite color is turquoise
have a nice evening

ειρήνη χειροποιήματα said...

Hi!! I' m very happy i found your blog!! My favorite color is turquoise of the sea... If you want to see what i mean just take a look here ;)
http://www.travelstyle.gr/portal/gr/galleries.php?action=view&id=36#1

SueBeads said...

I'm so happy things are going well for you! My fave color is olive green right now! I didn't get what I wanted for your sale yesterday, so you'll have to make more of those fabulous little flowers!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am so happy to see that you are making your way again. I have been sending warm (and dry) thoughts your way! I love your new work and must stop waffling with what I would like. This bracelet is so very cool.

My favorite color of late is a bright peacock blue, with touches of deep green and iridescent purple. But I like all colors!

Enjoy the day, Miss Nancy!
Erin

jeanine said...

Love this bracelet. My favorite has always been red.

Maria said...

My favourite colour is the one you find exactly at the great barrier reef in australia...mixtures of turquoise colours...mmm...i would love to win! you are such a talented girl!

sasha and max studio said...

So happy for you, Nancy, that life is good after a really tough year. My favourite colour for jewellery is aqua blue / turquoise. Enjoy the weekend! Vicki :)

Louise Turner said...

I love that bracelet and it is nice to see you up and about and happy again. My favourite colour is turquoise teal, my second choice fuschia pink.
Best wishes,
Louise

louiset37@googlemail.com

Marie Cramp said...

My favorite colour is green, the particular shade might have to be a deep midnight emerald green. The kind that if I wear it it makes my eyes look greener than they are!

93b94458-6065-11e0-9b29-000bcdcb5194 said...

I really like this bracelet!

I don't have just one favorite color.
Pinks are always at the top but purple is right there with it!

I think every thing I have from you is pink, purple and amber. Thanks for all the beautiful work.

Roxanne

Rebecca said...

An by the way, your design here is gorgeous. Makes me wish I'd bought a leaf or two as well!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

You know... that is a funny question. If you had asked me six months ago what my favorite color was, I would have said the grey-blue of the Pacific Ocean where I grew up... and that is still towards the top of my list. But I have grown to find that I love reds and oranges now... fiery colors... flame colors... crimsons and burgundies spun with rich deep oranges... hmm, there I go rambling!

Stormes Ltd said...

I like the color grey, the dark slate grey. The color of the sky during a storm.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I am so glad to see your work again and I love this bracelet! I actually have two favorite colors, which are chartreuse and deep, dark red.

Blessings to you!

Yee said...

Oooooh....what a fabulous bracelet!! Favourite color? Hmmm, voilet-ty periwinkle blue. Does that exist??

Pam said...

It's so good to see that you've come through these last tough times well. Great work! I love a deep, dark orange, with sparkles and flecks of darker colors. A good autumn color.

Loretta said...

What a fun way to celebrate your happiness. I love the design of your bracelet and would love to be he winner. By the way I love cherry red.

Erin Siegel said...

So good to see you happy! The bracelet is great. Love the leather. My favorite colors are turquoise and orange. Either on their own or together!

Here Bead Dragons said...

Very pretty bracelet - warm, happy colors.
For me - my favorite color is Deep Shadow Blue Metallic - the color of a 1988 Mustang I once owned.

~cryssT

Linnea said...

Lovely!

It changes every day, but anything energetic looking, without being noisy and drab. Clear is good. I like the colour of a clear, blue sea.

Jen V. said...

I just love saying: chartreuse. It makes me happy.

kelly said...

I tried to post once before! I posted to your face book. If I do not win this I want you to add to your line! Love it! My favorite color is like a mulberry and nuteral browns.

Shaiha said...

I am so glad that things are looking up. My favorite Colorado is teal.

Daniel Rennie said...

YAY NAN! WHat a cool bracelet. So My favorite color is Burnt Sienna. I love spreading it thickly over a wood panel and then overlaying it with a gold or copper paint. Heather and I worked on a painting together and those were two of the elements we used. Phthalo is also a personal fav...

just me said...

Hey, Nancy. I hope I get this in on time!!! Carmine Red...but it is hard to choose. It has been a DELIGHT to meet and get to know you this past year. May love and joy continue to be before you.

just me said...

I see my comment came through from 'just me'. Well, just me is Julia Mastroberti. <3

ss10001 said...

My favorite color is aqua!

Keri said...

Thank you for offering the contest! It’s so hard to pick one color, so I will say the blue family, leaning towards cerulean. Why? It reminds me of the sky, the ocean, sea glass and in general is very soothing.

Raquel said...

He descubierto tu blog hace apenas unas semanas y estoy fascinada por tus piezas.
Ya se que es tarde pero me hace ilusion contarte mi color favorito. En realidad me gustan todos los del arcoiris, chillones y subidos de tono o suaves y pastel, todos.
Felicidades por tu trabajo, soy fan tuyo.

I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I'm fascinated by your pieces.
I know it's late but I look forward to tell my favorite color. Actually I like all of the rainbow, loud and bawdy or soft pastel, all.
Congratulations for your work, I am fan of yours.