Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This is one amazing Challenge
As a member of Creative Glass Guild of Etsy I wanted to work together with one of Etsy's jewelry street teams. Through the team leader group we were asked to join up with another team to help cross promote each other and I jumped at the chance! EtsyBead was just as anxious to try this challenge! This is the result and it couldn't have turned out better. And to think all these beautiful pieces of jewelry are being donated to HOST - an Etsy Charity that helps fellow Etsians in times of need.

Take a look at the beautiful jewelry made from the beads and pendants provided by CGGE and in a couple cases etsyBead members donated the beads and our CGGE members created the jewelry!

Vote for your favorite piece on Etsy

Challenge details

Earlier this year, Etsy Teams were requested to cross-promote each other, and etsyBEAD paired up with the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE). A creative challenge to give back to the Etsy community was agreed upon. So, we approached the Helping Others Street Team (HOST), and the “Creative Minds for Charity Challenge” was formed.

CGGE members created gorgeous glass pieces and etsyBEAD members turned them into beautiful pieces of finished jewelry. And we need "YOU" to pick a favorite!

Today ONLY, April 23rd, we’re asking Etsy members to visit our blog and choose their favorite piece. We will be giving away small thank you gifts donated from members across all three street teams. Names will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Thursday, April 24th!

The poll opens at 12:00am EST (April 23rd) and closes at 11:59pm EST. Only one "pick" per person. No purchase necessary.
Pick your favorite piece here: Creative

Like one of the pieces you see? They will be available(some already are) in the HOST shop,, and all of the proceeds will be used to assist fellow Etsy members in need.

Thanks for picking your favorite! :)
And thanks to HOST, CGGE, and etsyBEAD Street Teams!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lampwork Beads

My New Lampwork Beads

The weather has gotten warm enough for me to play a little with my torch. I love adding colors and swirls. Its so therapeutic to stare into the flame adding color and shaping the beads.
Both sets are going to CGGE &
etsyBEAD's Creative Minds for Charity Challenge

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