Polymer Clay Bead Giveaway: And the winner is… Lupe Meter

Lupe Meter - Polymer Clay Contest Lucky Winner “All I can say is that I am glad to be included with this talented bunch of artists!” ~Lupe-M

At midnight (EST) February 25, 2010, this fun give away event officially came to a close. There were a total of 262 comment entries. Based on a random drawing, it was Entry #28 that got pulled from the hat.

Counting down from the very top of the comments section at the January 29, 2010 contest blog post, you will see Lupe Meter occupying that Comment #28 spot. Congratulations you Lucky Girl!

Here is what Lupe said in her lucky #28 post…

Beautiful pieces of work everyone! Can’t wait to see more pictures. Thanks Cindy for your hard work on coming up with some great tutorials. And this is such a great way to show what everyone else is doing with the tutorials. All I can say is that I am glad to be included with this talented bunch of artists! Wishing everybody the best of luck!

So Lupe you will need to email me with your snail mail address, and I will forward the prize package right away. Hopefully when it arrives, you will feel all of the love and energy that went into making the beads for you. It would also be nice if you came back here to let everyone know that your gift arrived safe and sound.

Please everyone join me in the comments section below, to congratulate Lupe. Also be sure to congratulate yourself and each other… because you are all winners based on the fact that you participated and learned from the experience.

I just want to say that this contest has been a wonderful thing for all of us. No matter who wins the beads, we are all winners because we have stretched our minds and tried techniques that we might not have had the courage to attempt otherwise. Not only did this encourage me to try the techniques in Volume 14, but it also inspired me to try out what Cindy teaches us every week in the latest video. I can’t tell you all how much I am enjoying polymer clay since I found Cindy – I am totally obsessed! The new pieces of jewelry that I’ve made with polymer clay beads have gotten quite a bit of attention when I wear them. I used to get a few compliments on my jewelry. Now, my jewelry causes a commotion! ~Linda-K

Whoever wins this contest will be lucky indeed! As so many have said already, though, this is one of those opportunities where everyone who participated won – I can’t tell you how many times I have gone back to the photos. I am richer for having seen how my “classmates” interpreted what Cindy has given us. Thank you all. ~Elizabeth-S

Completely agree with Elizabeth!!!! This has been so much fun. First doing the techniques and then seeing everyone’s work. I feel like I’m in art school again, which I love! I feel young and inspired and excited about creating so I definitely feel like a winner! ~Melinda-H

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  1. Jill, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations, Lupe! Enjoy your prize.

  2. Lisa Whitham, 26 February, 2010

    @Lupe – Congratulations! You lucky gal, I have this feeling you are going to love each and every one of Cindy’s beads… *big smile* Way to go!

    @Cindy, thanks so much for having the contest! It got me even more excited about polymer clay and now I can’t wait to see what we get to do for the next contest…!!!

    @Everyone – What beautiful work you all turned in, you’ve all inspired me. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – this community of clay artists rocks and I’m so very proud to be a part of it!!!

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  3. Maureen G, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe!! Having a wonderful time creating beautiful things!

  4. Sue F, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations, Lupe! :)

  5. Bonnie, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe, you sure have been lucky lately. I can’t wait to see this prize.

    You deserve it, it’s wonderful. I’m jealous. LOL

  6. Elizabeth S., 26 February, 2010

    Way to go, Lupe!!!

  7. Freda, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulation Lupe. I know you will enjoy all those beads from Cindy. I hope you will take a photo of them all laid out so we can see them.

  8. Joyce M, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe, enjoy your prize. It was a wonderful experience with so many inspirations to keep us all moving and improving. Thanks to Cindy and Doug, you’re the BEST.

  9. DawnB, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe! Yea!

    This was so much fun. Thanks again Cindy.

  10. Linda B., 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe!!!!! I know you will enjoy Cindy’s beautiful beads.

  11. Cheryl Hodges, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe – you’re so lucky. Please do take a photo and enjoy creating beautiful jewelery. Congratulations to all of you who entered this contest with your beautiful creations. We have all learned from each other and found friends.
    Cindy and Doug, thank you so much too for the incredible videos, teaching and sharing your time and talent. God bless everyone!

  12. Silverleaf, 26 February, 2010

    I’m really happy for you and jealous at the same time! Congratulations anyway!

    When’s the next competition Cindy?? ;)

  13. Melinda Herron, 26 February, 2010

    WOOT!! WTG Lupe. Lucky Girl.

  14. Loretta, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe. Want to share any of those beads? LOL

    Thanks, Cindy, for a fun project. I am now motivated to try every project you teach us. Looking for another challenge.

  15. Helen Sperring (honeyclay), 26 February, 2010

    WOW!!!!!!!!Lupe, congradulations!!!!!! You must be so excited!!!!!Enjoy all of Cindy’s beautiful creations. Now you can see right up front how everything is made. I know you will treasure them. I feel like I was a winner, too. I learned soooo much. I made four tutorials, e mailed to Cindy, got my picture up on the blog and uploaded pictures on Facebook. All of this was for the first time. I have Cindy, Doug, and Phaedrakat to Thank!!!!!! I couldn’t have done it without them. Phaedrakat helped me so much that I feel like I’ve known her forever. A special THANKS to Phaedrakat for spending so much time helping me. This was really so much fun, seeing everyones work and everyone talking to each other. I love this place!!!!!!! Cindy and Doug take a deep breath and relax , plus feel proud for all that you both have created.Thank you so much everyone, Luv Honey

  16. Phaedrakat, 26 February, 2010

    I don’t see a comment from Lupe yet — does she know that she’s won? If not, this is going to be a huge surprise! I’m so very happy for her, and of course I’m jealous, too. But I think she’s very deserving. Her pieces are beautiful, and she was very good about answering questions about her work. (She might have made Helen Breil a sale or two on texture plates, too.) She was also quick to complement others. I think everyone did a tremendous job — with their creations, with the compliments to each other, and by providing inspiration to all of us! Thanks Cindy & Doug, for a fabulous contest, and for an opportunity to get to know each other better through art!

    @Helen Sperring (honeyclay): Thanks! It was my pleasure to help you; I hope everything is working fine now. You’ve come a long way, with all this technology lately! ;D

  17. carolyn, 26 February, 2010

    Again, congratulations, Lupe! I think if we are each honest with ourselves we are all just a tad jealous (as a couple of you have actually said), but at the same time we can congratulate ourselves on the growth and accomplishments that came about in us because Cindy initiated this contest. And we can congratulate Cindy for it has been a great success. We must each bookmark the entry page … if we ever need additional inspiration, all these wonderful entries will certainly provide it! Thank you each and everyone!

  18. Catalina, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy for you! Cindy got it right you are a lucky girl!

  19. Sue Werner, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations Lupe! I am so happy for you! Your work is absolutely beautiful and intriguing and it would be great if Cindy could do an artist spotlight on your work to show us some close ups of your entries and anything else you want to show. Enjoy your beads!

  20. Peggy Barnes, 26 February, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS Lupe, So happy for you.

    Cindy I think the biggest CONGRATULATIONS need to go to you and your wonderful hubby.

    I love Carolines idea on everyone sending in a bead for a possible next contest. I can not offer myself or I would but is there any other way we can jump in and help you with a contest Cindy. My husband might be able to help load pictures up for you maybe. I just know that you and your hubby give so much as it is and even though I didn’t get beads entered in this contest I still had a blast of fun seeing every one’s enthusiasm. It would be great if we could do another contest later down the road. We just need to get some of that work load off of Cindy and her Hubby.
    Uuuuuuggggggs, Peggy

  21. Lupe Meter, 26 February, 2010

    I am so excited!!! I have been working on the newsletter for our Polymer Clay Guild all day mind ya. I finally got around to checking out the comments and low and behold…I am a big WINNER!! Thanks everyone! I am so thankful Cindy…this has been a lot of fun! I’d say I am A LUCKY GIRL TODAY! Sending you an email ASAP! 8-)

  22. Elizabeth K., 27 February, 2010

    @Lupe Meter:
    There you are Lupe
    What an exciting time for you to be the big Winner, Congratulations. I am so happy for you.
    Yes we would all like to see your efforts so hope you can put your pics in here and as a part of this comp, perhaps Cindy can do a spotlight on you, would love to see it here. I love when anyone puts their work in here pity we cant get a gallery page going, or would that be more work for our gracious Cindy.
    Anyway A big hug and Congrats again Lupe you lucky lady to have some original Cindy Beads. It will make us all work all the harder next time. love and hugs
    Elizabeth K.

  23. Linda K., 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations, Lupe! You are one lucky lady to be receiving Cindy’s beads!

    A big thanks to Cindy and Doug for all that you do for us…and thanks to everyone who sent in photos of their gorgeous beads. I so enjoyed looking at them and I wish that I had the time to compliment each and every one of you for your fabulous work.

  24. lynn watts, 26 February, 2010

    Congrats Lupe!

  25. Phaedrakat, 26 February, 2010

    Congratulations, Lupe! Everyone else has asked, too, so you might be tired of the question. But, please, please photograph your prize in detail so we can all “share” in your wonderful winnings! I’m so excited for you!

  26. Janine K., 27 February, 2010

    Congratulations from Germany.
    You are very lucky, have fun.
    Have a nice day

  27. Carole Holt, 27 February, 2010

    congratulations Lupe and as every one has said please take plenty pics so we all can drool over them. Also many thanks to Cindy and Doug for this very inspiering contest and i hope when you recover your energy we may have another

  28. Cindy Lietz, 27 February, 2010

    Thank you everyone for the kind comments in this thread. I truly feel very honored to be surrounded by people like all of you guys. This really is an awesome community.

    In regards to the questions that have come up about when the next contest will be; And about having the grand prize made up of beads sent in by you guys; And photo gallery suggestions… I’m jotted all of them down and will address stuff in a follow up post.

    In the meantime, check out Lupe’s Blog (the link by my name will take you to her Feb 26 Post) She posted her gracious “acceptance speech” , as well as a few project photos from the contest.

  29. carolyn, 09 March, 2010

    @Cindy Lietz from Lupe Meter’s Blog: I’m tagging this on Cindy’s post where she has the link to Lupe’s blog. It is soooooo worth going there. Lupe did a wonderful job of photographing her prize box and beads. Thank you, Lupe. BTW: You may have to do a ‘refresh’ when you get to Lupe’s blog from this post. Enjoy!

  30. carolyn, 27 February, 2010

    Lupe, your blog is beautiful … how very special you must be to direct attention away from yourself and to photos of the works of others – around the world – that were submitted as part of the contest. God bless you real good!

  31. Cindy Lietz, 27 February, 2010

    Wanted to let everyone know that Lupe’s gift prize box full of beads has just been shipped. She is going to report back here once the package arrives safe and sound on her door step. Hopefully there won’t be any delays at the border.

    Bead Giveaway Prize Box

  32. Tiffany Morkovsky, 27 February, 2010

    Way to go Lupe!! Please post a picture of all the beautiful beads you get from Cindy. What a lucky girl you are, I’m so happy for you.

  33. Tiffany Morkovsky, 27 February, 2010

    Cindy, Any idea on when the next contest will be? I practiced all of the techniques in the first contest, but was not brave enough to submit a picture. I hope I will be a bit braver for the nexxt go round! Will it be a vote on which video series we are going to be challenged with this time, or will you just surprise us? Looking forward to learning more, Tiffany

  34. Susan B, 28 February, 2010

    I tried to post on your delightful blog but am not signed up to any of the accounts so I will make my comments here. I am very pleased that you won, your work is beautiful and you are a wonderful member of this fabulous community that Cindy has created. Enjoy your prize and thank you for posting a photograph of my jupiter bead on your blog!

  35. Lisa Whitham, 01 March, 2010

    @Lupe – I just looked at your blog… I was stunned to see you put up a photo of my Jupiter Beads. What a confidence booster for me! Thank you so very much!!
    And again, congrats on your big win! I too would love to see some photos of the beads you won, lucky girl… *wide grin*

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  36. Laurel, 02 March, 2010

    What a FUN package to get! I bet she is so excited. Congratulations Lupe and congratulations Cindy on a great contest. (even if I was too busy to ever get anything entered. :( )

  37. Phaedrakat, 05 March, 2010

    Mr. Postman, o’ Mr. Postman — where’s Lupe’s package? We’re all dying to find out what she got! Hurry up at the border, darn it! }:~O JK

  38. Susan Dyson, 05 March, 2010

    A belated congratulations, Lupe. I’ve been under the weather and just now getting caught up on Cindy’s blog. Looking forward to you receiving your package.

  39. Phaedrakat, 09 March, 2010

    I just saw the bead pictures posted on Lupe’s blog. Stunning! It’s so cool to be able to zoom in on them a bit and see how lovely the finish is on them. Cindy’s beads are gorgeous — now I wonder what Lupe will do with them? Now, what I would do is… (just kidding, enjoy your beads, Lupe!)

  40. carolyn, 09 March, 2010

    Well, refresh didn’t do what I thought it did, so you can scroll down to her archive and click on March. Or, if this works you can just go to: miramecreations.blogspot [dot] com/2010_03_01_archive.html substituting a ‘.’ for the [dot].

  41. Cindy Lietz, 09 March, 2010

    Hi Everyone… Lupe posted the following quote in another thread that many of you probably did not see. So I am adding a duplicate copy of it here as well. The “Christmas in March” link by my name will take you directly to Lupe’s blog where she discusses her prize.

    2010-03-08: “OH…and by the way…I received your package in the mail today! Safe and sound and you packaged it just beautifully! It was like Christmas all over again! I will be posting pictures of the beads on my blog tomorrow morning. Thank you so much Cindy! What a fantastic treasure!” ~Lupe

    @Lupe: You are very welcome! I’m glad the package arrived safe and sound. So tell us… how are you going to use the beads? I am dying to know. Do you have a favorite?

    FYI: The “Christmas in March” link by my name will take you directly to Lupe’s blog where she talks more about the beads that were included in her prize package.

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