Time To Announce Another Winner of Some Polymer Clay Tutor Beads

Polymer Clay Tutor Bead Giveaway Prize “It’s amazing
just how far a
gal will go to win a bead
giveaway contest… LOL.”

Did anyone realize that the Mary-G (aka Hobokenmary) Bead Roller Bracelet post from a couple of days ago, was the 30th Spotlight article published since March 1st, 2010? And do you know why this is significant?

Polymer Clay Tutor Bead Giveaway Prize In case you forgot, I had made a promise to give away another prize package of polymer clay beads once this happened. You can read about the contest giveaway at the following article link:

Announcing Phase 2 of the Polymer Clay Bead Giveaway Contest

So without further adieu, I’d like to announce the winner… Drum Roll Please!

According to Google, the Spotlight article that received the highest number of web visitors, was the Polymer Clay Book Beads story submitted by Carolyn-F.

You remember… the one where she gave each of her 4 pastors a thoughtfully customized, hammered copper bookmark, or hookmark as some call it.

Congratulations Carolyn!

Your prize consists of 26 of my hand made polymer clay beads.

As you can see in the photo spread, the prize consists of quite a few different sets of coordinated beads that you can work into your jewelry making projects.

The retail value of this package is around $70.

Carolyn… please let me know which address you would like me to send your prize package to.

By the way, I have a hunch that Carolyn’s extended hospital stay had something to do with big bump in web traffic at her winning Spotlight article feature.

There were so many caring people here at the blog (and from her church too), that were checking in daily for updates about her well being.

Boy Carolyn… I’m just amazed what you will do to win a contest!!! LOL

PS: I’ve got some stuff I want to say about how Phase 3 of my ongoing Bead Giveaway Escapades is going to work. There will be some changes. But if I do that now, it will take the focus away from Carolyn. So I’ll leave it to next week. Again, congratulations Carolyn!

** Did You Know… Members with current subscriptions to the weekly tutorial videos are always entitled to a 10% discount when purchasing 6 or more back issue packages in a single transaction. If you are interested, let me know which back issues you would like and I will send further instructions on how to complete your order.

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  1. Joyce M, 10 June, 2010

    Oh Carolyn this is so wonderful! What a nice way to wake up and start the day to find you a winner. Congratulations. It is so deserving and now we can look forward to seeing what you will be inspired to create by having Cindy’s wonderful give-a-way. “Way to go”, Carolyn. It is truly one of God’s blessings for all of us to have you back, active in this community.
    No more hospital stays, we’d all much rather think of you at home, claying, playing and creating being the lovely artist that you are. Continued good health…and again congratulations.

  2. Laurel, 10 June, 2010

    Carolyn: Congratulations!! And Cindy, these beads are beautiful! What fun Carolyn will have with them.

  3. Phaedrakat, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations, Carolyn! You definitely deserve this, your Spotlight Article was inspirational in so many ways. 1st, the pieces themselves were wonderful, and 2nd, the fact that they were gifts, created special for each pastor from your church made us stop to think about the special people in our own lives (what can we can create for them?) 3rd, you used several of Cindy’s tutorials and made them your own, showing us how we can take what we’ve learned and use it in different ways, too. The fact that you were ill and we were all wishing you well obviously wasn’t a strategy, but you are such a kind and giving person that we were all concerned about your health. We are so happy to have you back here at the blog with us, and hopefully you’ll be creating soon, too. Looks like you’ve got some gorgeous beads (by Cindy – yay!) to play with now. They can inspire you and keep you busy making jewelry until you’re strong enough to make your own PC beads.

    Wow, Cindy, those are gorgeous beads! Is that a Pandora-like bead there (with a squared-off edge?) I also see Watercolor Beads, faux stone, leopard, Arizona beads, tribal cane, faux carved beads & some others that look really interesting and cool, but I don’t know what to call them! (Some of them look like wood, with a special pattern. Stunning!) Sounds like Carolyn’s gonna have a lot of fun, creating jewelry and other things with these! They’re such lovely beads, I’m envious! But Carolyn is very deserving, though, as are all of the Spotlight participants. We have had some really good spotlights, I must say. I’ve been really inspired and enthused by the gorgeous art my fellow members are creating. Congratulations to everyone for a job well done. From what I remember, you’re all still in the running to recieve another prize after the next 30 spotlights, too (don’t forget that!)

    This is so cool, I’ve got to get some new things made to send in. I want to participate so I have a chance to win some beads, too!

  4. Lisa Whitham, 10 June, 2010

    Yay Carolyn..!! Way to go! I would be thrilled to see pictures of what you make with Cindy’s beads… You are so creative, I really enjoy looking at your jewelry.

    No claying for me today – off to the Casino to celibrate my
    b-day… Wish me luck..!!

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  5. Elizabeth S., 10 June, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham:HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISA!! Hope it’s wonderful.

  6. Phaedrakat, 10 June, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: Happy Birthday, Girly! :D Good luck at the casino! Oooh, I’m jealous! I love to gamble every now & then, not that I have much to gamble with, mind you…

  7. Joyce M, 10 June, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: Happy, happy, $$$$$,
    Birthday and may all those birthday wishes come true (if they are good for you)! Have fun, its so important.

  8. DJ, 10 June, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: Happy Birthday Lisa!! You’ve lots of supporters here….hopefully our collective well wishing will bring you lots of luck tonight!!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 12 June, 2010

    @carolyn: That is so sweet Carolyn, to hear you say that! You deserve it. Look at all the wonderful comments you got from everyone too. You are really loved!

    @Everyone: For those of you who noticed the large holed bead, you are right… I am thinking of putting together a tutorial for Pandora beads. This bead was done with grommets so the size is a little different but the technique is the same. Will let you know when I am able to put the video in the library.

    @Jocelyn: It is so nice to have you back around! In regards to your question about the color coordination of these beads and about whether I made them back to back… the answer is no. For the prize this time, rather than putting together a sampling of all the different types of techniques like I did for Lupe-M in the First Bead Giveaway, I decided to choose beads that would go together nicely in sets for making jewelry with them. I chose the groupings by color and personality. Thought most of these beads had an ethnic or earthy feel to them. I also chose beads that could be wire wrapped or otherwise embellished, just to see what the winner would make with them. Hope that answers your question!

    @Lisa Whitham: Happy Birthday to you… I’m singing Happy Birthday right now. Hope you can hear me! (It’s probably best that you are so far away! LOL) Glad you made a little clay money. You can never have too much of that! :-)

  10. Lisa Whitham, 12 June, 2010

    @Cindy Lietz from Mitered Corner Cane Video Tutorial: Thanks for the birthday song Cindy… You’re right, one can never have too much $$ for claying. *grin*

    ~Lisa :)

  11. Sue F, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations, Carolyn… what a super haul of beads! :D

  12. Elizabeth S., 10 June, 2010

    This prize couldn’t go to a more deserving recipient! It’s kinda cool, too, to anticipate what you will do with them. As Lisa said, you are so so creative and we will all look forward to seeing the finished pieces.

    My love and prayers for your continued speedy recovery.


  13. Ken H, 10 June, 2010

    YEA Carolyn, Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Now we’ll REALLY have something to celebrate when we get together in Philly.

    Now a question for Cindy, did my eye decive me or was there not a “Pandora/Troll” type bead in that there mix of beads in the prize? I hope this means a Tute is comming up!

  14. brenda, 10 June, 2010

    @Ken H: I saw that too Ken…. I have a several family members that wear the Pandora bead bracelets. Cute!

  15. Bonnie Kreger, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations Carolyn, that should make you feel much better. What a great prize.

  16. Koolbraider, 10 June, 2010

    Carolyn, congratulations! They couldn’t have gone to a more deserving clayer. Now, after (and that means you need your rest) let us see how you use these.

  17. brenda, 10 June, 2010

    Congradulations!! The Book Mark Story was a sweet one. I absolutly loved them. Well deserving of Cindy’s beads :)

  18. Maria, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations Carolyn! How fun to have “Christmas in June”. We’re glad you’re back with us, feeling better.
    Happy Birthday Lisa! Don’t spend all your money so you can have some left over for clay supplies :) Here’s to winning the jackpot!

  19. Catalina, 10 June, 2010

    Congrats Carolyn!!! I knew you would win!! You needed something good to happen after all you been through!! You are on a roll now. Can’t wait to see what you make from your super collection of Cindy’s beads. Have fun and take care of YOU!!

  20. Phaedrakat, 10 June, 2010

    @Catalina: I hope you are taking care of YOU, too Catalina! It’s been a while since I asked; I’m hoping things are going well with you. Don’t you have a surgery coming up?

    Thinking of you, Kat

  21. Lupe Meter, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations Carolyn!!! You definitely deserve it! Have fun with all the beads! It couldn’t happen to a nicer person! =)

  22. Carole Holt, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations Carolyn these beads are beautiful and i am sure you will be creating lots of fantastic jewelry.Dont forget to show us all when you finally feel up to having a go .

  23. Melinda Herron, 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations Carolyn! How exciting!!!

    Happy Birthday Lisa!!

    Beautiful bead give away Cindy. Definitely a deserving winner!

  24. Linda K., 10 June, 2010

    Congratulations, Carolyn! I hope you’re well enough soon to get to work making lots of beautiful creations with those beads. On the other hand, it might be fun to just keep them in a bowl and look at them for a while!

    Happy Birthday, Lisa!

  25. Lawrence, 10 June, 2010

    Big congrats, Carolyn and looking forward to seeing what you do with your treasures.
    Happy Birthday Lisa and hope you win big, at least enough to buy lots of clay ;-)

  26. DJ, 10 June, 2010

    It’s really great to hear you won Carolyn! The care and detail you spent on your book beads was so inspiring. Enjoy, it’s such a beautiful collection of beads…what a lovely distraction for you as you regain your strength!

  27. carolyn, 10 June, 2010

    Wow! This is soooooo cool! Cindy, I can hardly wait to get your beads … but I guess I’ll have to wait until I get back from Philly since I leave on Tuesday. This will definitely give me something to look forward to upon my return. The PO Box is the place to send them, Cindy. I’m in a slight state of shock of winning these … I always hope to win, but until now I never have.

    I’ve been running around today trying to get things in order before my trip so I have been away from my computer. How exciting it was to see this post this evening. And Lisa I hope you had a happy b’day!

  28. Elizabeth K., 10 June, 2010

    Hi Carolyn, Congratulations on your win of the Cindy Beads.
    Couldnt have gone to a nicer person, with your book bead story. The book beads were beautiful in their own right and now the worth of them and your giving nature have been further rewarded. thats so nice.
    i bet you are excited.
    Sorry I havent been around for a while.
    Just lagging but mean to improve, now all my troubles have past.
    Cindy that was a lovely lot of your beads,you are so genorous.
    Best wishes to you Carolyn, just hug those beads, I’m sure theyll make you smile.
    Elizabeth K.

  29. Phaedrakat, 11 June, 2010

    @carolyn: Wow, Carolyn—you’re going to make us all crazy waiting for you to get your hands on those beads! I know you’ve got bigger things on your plate to worry about, like a big trip & trying to recover from being so very sick. But what about US! —Sorry, I’m just kidding…

    I know you’re looking forward to your trip, and it’s probably exhausting just getting ready for it. I’m really happy you’ll be getting a change of scenery, and have a chance to spend time with other family members.

    I hope you and Ken still get a chance to “meet up” and say hello, maybe talk clay & see some of each other’s work. Are you still planning this, or are you playing it by ear to see what you’re up to? I’d say perhaps Cindy could mail your winning beads to Ken, so you could get your hands on them sooner. But then you’d never recieve them. Ken: “What beads? They never arrived—you know how things get lost in the mail…” Just kidding—Ken, I know you’d never do that! Sorry, not funny…!

    Carolyn, I’m still praying for your strength & continued recuperation. Bless you! ~Kat

  30. Ken H, 11 June, 2010

    Well, I never (humph)…. :P, we are going to meet next Saturday (19th), I was thinking of showing Carolyn South St. here in Philly, it’s a Bohemian/Artsy section that stretches from the Delaware River for about 10 blocks, all sorts of shops along there, go on a “study” stroll through the stores looking at jewelry and other things, and ending up at a bead store in the area which I have wanted to get to but never have [Yet ;) ]. This is all up to Carolyn though if she feels up to it.

  31. Phaedrakat, 11 June, 2010

    @Ken H: Haha! Your plan sounds really fun & cool! I hope Carolyn is feeling really strong by then. I want you both to enjoy this opportunity to actually meet up with a member from the blog! We all “know” things about each other, but a proper meet is something else. And this gives you the perfect excuse to go to that bead store for the first time! You’ll have to take a few pics so Cindy can do a post on your “meet”, like she did for the UK Ladies.

    I spent several months off & on in Philly in 1998, but I hadn’t started making jewelry yet, and wasn’t paying attention to my “need” for arts & crafts at the time. So I didn’t spend much time perusing South St. (I paid more attention to pubs at the time, since I’d just returned from the Middle East and felt the need to make up for lost time!) I did enjoy Philly, though. Some truly fun & friendly people. Here’s to you two having a wonderful day together!

  32. Peggy Barnes, 10 June, 2010

    Carolyn I am so very thrilled for you and truly blessed to know you. The love you have for God and his word is inspirational to me and shows in every piece of art you have made. Whatever journey God has chose for you I know you will more than carry it out to the very best of your being. I congratulate you on your win and know you will make beautiful pieces of jewelry with every bead Cindy gives you. I can’t wait to see what you make with all of Cindy’s fantastic beads.
    Uuuuuggggs to you and your health may it continue to improve every day.

    Thank you Cindy and Doug for another great challenge and your gift of beads are absolutely awesome. This blog and all your tutorials are just fantastic and I am so happy I am a part of it. Thanks for a super wonderful gift. I can not wait to see what the future continue to brings all of us. I am so very grateful for finding all of this.
    Uuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggs, Peggy

  33. Lisa Whitham, 11 June, 2010

    @ Everyone: Thanks for all the birthday wishes!! I had a wonderful day yesterday! I won a couple bucks, had a great lunch with a good friend, went on a bike ride with the hubby and had my one and only cocktail per year… All in all a great day! :)
    Now off to watch today’s tute…

    ~Lisa :)

  34. Phaedrakat, 11 June, 2010

    @Lisa Whitham: I’m so happy you had a good day; it sounds really wonderful. That you won a few bucks is great—I’m always happy if I even come out even, so any positive $ amount after gambling is a good thing in my book. Now that you’re 39, any words of wisdom? ;D

  35. lynn watts, 11 June, 2010

    Congrats Carolyn.

  36. Jocelyn, 11 June, 2010


    Sorry to hear of your recent health difficulties and wish you the best during your recovery. Always like reading your posts so glad to see you are back, and won the contest.


    Those are a gorgeously color themes and patterned collection of beads. Did you make them all during the same period, back to back?


    So appreciate all the time and effort you put in here, and thanks for all you teach us. Love following your links to the historical treasures on this site.

  37. Phaedrakat, 12 June, 2010

    @Jocelyn: Thanks, Jocelyn. That’s really sweet to say! I’m happy to help, and I love the term you came up with — “historical treasures”! Love it~ :D

  38. carolyn, 12 June, 2010

    I recognize most of these beads from the tutorials. It is going to be extra great to have the ‘real’ finished product to guide me in my attempts. I’m way behind of the tutorials, but I will catch up … eventually. I’ve mostly been diddling around with a project for the FMG contest. I finally sent off the entry packet, but now I have to think about packing for the two weeks in PA. So, I guess I won’t be claying again until I get back home. So, I’ll have Cindy’s wonderful beads to inspire me and I will get serious again about working with polymer clay. I still get butterflies in my stomach when I realize that I actually won this fabulous collection of beads!

  39. Loretta Carstensen, 08 July, 2011

    Congratualtions, Carolyn!

  40. Angela M, 10 July, 2011

    Hi all. I went back and read the ‘Spotlight’ article but am not sure I completely understand. Let me know if this is correct, please:

    1) Make something with polymer clay inspired by a tutorial, or something I’ve read in a blog post
    2) Take a picture and send it in an email to Cindy at address listed in the weekly newsletter
    3) Cindy will choose a picture to post of the ones sent to her from the community. This will be marked as a Spotlight article.
    4) Get as many people to view it as I can
    5) When thirty people have viewed any Spotlight article done from a picture a community member sends in, they win Cindy’s beads.

    Is this right? Feels like I’m missing something. Help! Thank you.

  41. Linda K., 10 July, 2011

    @Angela M: Angela, this contest was from last year.

  42. Phaedrakat, 15 July, 2011

    Oooh, I’m glad this thread came up…so happy to have another look at the beautiful “Cindy beads” Carolyn won. There’s that cool square bead w/grommet (Preciosa-like style.) And of course, those gorgeous Faux Agates — remember when everyone was using her fabulous tute to make them?

    So happy to look back at these beauties…I love that they’re all the same color family, as well. Thanks for all the inspiration, Cindy. And the wonderful tutorials, too!

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