Tuesday, August 7, 2012

30-40-50 sale and a celebration giveaway!

 
 
                   giveaway August sale1
                          This collage features GIVEAWAY #1
 
I'm coming to the end of my necessarily unproductive summer, filled as it is with childish frolicking and short vacations here and there.  Also some teenage moaning about not knowing what to do....a first for this family!  Admittedly, the continuous heat has sapped our enthusiasm for endless outdoor stuff, except for biking over to the nearest public pool and jumping in as quickly as possible.  We have one more week of vacation and then my two will have to start practicing in earnest for late summer and early fall auditions, and get mentally ready to start the new school year which begins on August 30.  Music school starts on the 21st of August, if they are accepted!  Toooo early.......
 
I have a lot of new work to list in the store and it seems to me there is rather a lot of older ( but hopefully still interesting?) work in there that's been around too long for my taste.  I'd like to clear some of this out in preparation for the newer stuff so this would be the time to buy if you've seen something you like but thought it was 'a bit dear', as my mum would say!
Here's how the sale will run, for 3 days only !
Thursday, August 9th, 30% off all items in the shop (use coupon 345august9 to receive 30% off )
Friday, August 10th, 40% off all items in the shop (use coupon 345august10 to receive 40% off)
Saturday, August 11th, 50% off all items in the shop (use coupon 345august11 to receive 50% off)
All purchased items will be shipped out the following Monday and anything left from sale items will be moved to a permanent sale category ( of 30% off) in the shop.

                        
                               giveaway August sale
                               This collage features GIVEAWAY #2

The giveaways are to celebrate reaching 1000 admirers in my Etsy shop and the amazing number of blog followers I seem to have.  Seems like yesterday when I had absolutely NONE!  All you have to do is comment on this blog (on this post, if you wouldn’t mind…) and I will enter your name in the hat to win one of the 2 giveaways featured on this post. The centre photo in each collage shows the total collection – focal beads, experiments and other good stuff.

I’ll be making the draws on Thursday, August 16, so you’ve got 9 days to enter the draw!  Good luck!

I wish you all the best, the most relaxing final weeks of summer…..











32 comments:

PipnMolly said...

A sale, a giveaway AND the promise of new exciting goodies.
Count me in.

Its All About Creating said...

Oh yes Pulleeeese count me in!! Huge admirer of your work! Huge. Your pieces would be well loved and appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity! Marlene Brady email: arteveryday@msn . com

3circlestudio said...

I am excited about the give way AND sale in your amazing shop. Thanks for the opportunity. Laura

Stephanie Gentry said...

Oh, I can't pass up this opportunity! Count me in too!

Anvil Artifacts said...

Claire, your work is always interesting, no matter how long it's been completed. Very clever way to run a progressive sale. Please count me in on the giveaway too. Looking forward to seeing the new work!

KayzKreationz said...

Those are both gorgeous. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks. Enjoy your last little bit of summer. It always came to soon for me, too, when my boys were younger and at home.

Gale said...

I'd love to get rid of summer early...and acquire something of yours that you've so generously offered! (email available through Blogger)

Courtney said...

I will gladly take some of your amazing work off of your hands!

I agree, summer has gone by tooo quickly. Enjoy your last few days.

Loredana Kalaghchy said...

Just absolutely love all your beads - count me in for your pods. Amazing

Doreen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I have admired your creations forever!

Davinia said...

Fabulous beads as always Claire, love the white, grey and black marbled bead, oh heck, I love everything. To win some of your beads would make feel like the cat that got the cream. Please enter me in your giveaway.......Davinia

swanwalk said...

I love your work, and I'm not just saying this to get in the drawing!

Malin de Koning said...

Oh Claire, how generous of you! And congrats to 1000 likes. Please add my name to the draw. I love the beads!

Line Labrecque said...

I love your work, yes I'd love to win, please pick me, pick me.

kcorbinma said...

Adore your work....always seems both profound and accidental! I'd count myself most fortunate to hold some in my hands

Peg Gerard said...

Oh, yeah, Count me in. I love your work and wuld love to have a piece.

quiltingjewel39 said...

Your work is beautiful. Please do enter me in the giveaways. I feel your pain about the heat this summer - hard to get motivated!

Kathi Vargo said...

Can't wait to check out your etsy site. Winning one of your creations would be awesome! Thanks!

Linda said...

Love your work - Linda Sudimack

coffeeaddict said...

oh yay, a giveaway from Claire: xour beads fill me with such awe and respect, I'm almost intimidated by the chance of winning them.

Congrats on your stats too! doesn't it just make your heart jump, every time there's a new follower?

TesoriTrovati said...

I am such a huge fan of your work. I will try to see if I can snap up a sale or two but I would love to have my name in the running for something special. It is my birthday on Saturday so it would be really awesome to win! But if nothing else, I want to say that I admire you greatly and look forward to seeing where your journey takes you! Enjoy the day. Erin

Juliette Williams said...

Your work is absolutely sublime. I'm a pretty new follower am really am so inspired. I'd love to be considered in your giveaway, and I'm now going to visit your Etsy shop!
Juliette

Deborah Groom said...

I really enjoy the colours and forms of your work. It has a very organic feeling and a softness.

Cara Jane said...

Congratulations on all those admirers, you deserve them your work in an inspiration!

willowstudio said...

Claire, I'm excited about your sale and giveaways.
Please put my name in the hat!

Cilla said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!
Cilla
www.tellyougirlfriends.com

A Polymer Penchant said...

Well in case I don't win any gorgeous beads I just had to buy some! Ps the 50% off code told me it was invalid. But I wasn't going to miss my last chance ;)

Congratulations on the milestones too

evelyn said...

beautiful work... do you ever teach?

Cathe said...

Hi Claire,
Very excited to see your new work. Thank you for the wonderful sale. Regards Cathe.

Ginger said...

I just recently found your work, Claire, and I'm am already a huge fan. So inspiring. I could just look at your work for hours.

Nanouka said...

Your work is wonderful. I just discover it to-day and I am amazed. I will be so proud to win one of your beautiful product!

(please excuse the bad English of a French girl!!)

fanciful devices said...

omg- am i too late? i cant believe i missed the sale! but i just found yr blog today, right now. you know i'm a huge fan, tho, right? so you'll let me in on the drawing right? *bats eyelashes*