Friday, April 12, 2013

"Serena's Beadery" Followup and Winner Announcement!

There was such  a great response to our guest last time, Serena Thomas of Serena's Beadery!   I always appreciate your participation when we do an event like this, and it was so fun to read your responses and see all your favorite beads!   I'll show a couple as we go along.  (Sorry, wish I could show them all!)

RAKU MINI Matte Handmade Lampwork 

Glass Bead Spacer - TANERES

(Sherri Stokey's pick)

Some of you had known about Serena's beads for a number of years and others were glad to learn of her.   I had fun  imagining what each of you would make with your bead choices!  

Black SILVERED Ivory Matte Poika Dots 

Lampwork Glass Bead Set- TANERES

(Tanya's choice)

I found I learned a lot more about Serena than I knew when I wrote the blog post...something a bit embarrassing, but also exciting!     First, she has a blog (and she put me on it-- blush!)   And what's more, on her blog I discovered a list of places she sells.  There was Etsy (as I mentioned), and Ebay (as Alice mentioned in her comments), but also Artfire, Facebook, Serena's Beadery website, and Zibbet!   She's EVERYWHERE!  

You can link to each of the stores from this gallery page on the upper right corner her website.  I found more interesting biographical information on the About Me section of her website.  (She has family and staff assistants to help!  Everyone's dream!)   

Congrats on it all, Serena!  It's clear you've worked hard to get where you are!   Thank you for being highlighted here!

Now, there's a winner to be announced, and I better not get any further down this page before I announce her!   The winner, randomly selected, of the combined prize of Serena's beads and my metal components is:

Aly Jackson!

Congrats to Aly!  Aly's prize is already boxed up and will be on its way to her soon!

Thanks again to all of you!   Wishing you all a good weekend!




AntiquityTravelers said...

Congrats to Aly! what pretty pieces!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Thanks, Sharyl for your wonderful blog. I always enjoy your posts and all the helpful, interesting information that you provide.

Alice said...

Congratulations to Aly--I know you'll love her beads.

Sharyl, thanks for posting about Serena's blog!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I am so excited and see some really cool earrings in my near future! I was so glad to learn about Serena's shop and this is just a super bonus!

Carole M. said...

beautiful beads; I enjoy visiting to see your lovely jewellery items Sharyl. Your readers made lovely creations

Sharyl said...

Thanks all, and congrats again to Aly!

Serena said...

Thank you to everyone that commented. It was fun seeing what everyone's favorites are and 'seeing' some old faces too.