Showing posts with label Give-A-Way. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Give-A-Way. Show all posts

Friends Helping Friends and a Little Holiday Cheer!

~Hey all ~
I wanted to let you know about a little Holiday Give-A-Way Contest that's happening over on my friend Roxanne's
page on Facebook.
The Temptation Travel Rox Group is giving away this MiShel Designs
Holiday Cheer Bracelet.
To Enter, Go to the
Temptation Travel Rox Facebook Page, Like them, leave your name along with the name of who referred you to their site (no, even though I referred you I cannot win my own bracelet!) and then share the post on your own page and when people say you're the one who referred them to the Temptation Travel Rox Facebook Page, you get 'referral credit'. The person with the most 'Referrals' by the end of Saturday, December 7th will be the winner of the bracelet.
The winner will be announced on the Temptation Travel Rox Facebook Page on Monday, December 9th, so be sure to check back there to see if you're the winner!
So, get to spreading some Holiday Cheer, okay?
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and
Spreading Some Holiday Cheer!

Birthday Earring Winners

It's April Fool's Day!   What a fun day, huh?
Okay, here's the winners from the
Birthday Earring Give-a-Way this weekend.
(Seriously - No Foolin'!)
There were only 11 commnets,...
I guess with the Bead Soup Blog Party 1st Reveal and
Easter this weekend, it wasn't a good weekend
to have a give-a-way.  LOL!
Since there were two pairs of earrings and I asked you all to tell me which pair you liked best, I seperated you into two groups:
Copper with Sari Silk and
Copper with Ceramic Bead
There were 5 of you who like the Copper w/Sari Silk earrings and 6 of you who liked the Copper w/Ceramic Bead earrings. 
1st up is Number 5 for the Copper with Sari Salk:
My Life in Dog Years!
2nd up is Number 4 for the Copper with Ceramic Bead:
Jan W.
Congrats to both of you!
I hope you enjoy your earrings and I will be contacting you via email this afternoon so you can send me your mailing address and I can get these popped in the mail to you!!
Everyone have a great week and play nicely with your friends and family today for April Fool's Day - okay?! 
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Fun!

End of Summer,...

Well not officially, as that will happen later this month, but activity wise, school wise and in other ways, it's the 
End of Summer!

It's so hard for me to grasp that Fall is basically upon us since the temperatures here in the desert are still over 100 and will remain this way for several more weeks.

Photo Creidt: Marsha Hindman

Autumn is my favorite season. (Summer's second!)  The colors are amazing,...various yellows and oranges, deep reds, purples and browns - it's all so rich and colorful. (Not where I live, but in other places!)  Oh, and I just love seeing all the Autumn decorations, too - especially my sister's (Marsha Stewart's got nothing on my sis!). 

Maybe all the Fall decorations along with the great childhood memories, colors, smells, etc., are why I love designing jewelry with fall colors and motifs. Quite the palette for the imagination, isn't it?!

I'm going to be re-stocking my MiShel Designs Etsy Store with some new designs next month and today and tomorrow are the last two days to enjoy the huge saving with my "End of Summer" sale.

All the items in my MiShel Designs Etsy store are 45% off through the 7th, so hop on over and use coupon code ENDOFSUMMER45 upon check out for your super end of summer savings!!  


I was getting ready to put together another video tutorial, but I'm having some trouble with the quality and since the videos from my iphone and the flipshare are both pretty horrible, that will have to wait until I return from my vacation. (Sorry about that folks!!)


I mentioned a while back that I was going on vacation here soon.  Next week actually. I'm going to Italy with my sister and another friend.

Photo Credit: Marsha Hindman

We're meeting up with my brother-in-law in Venice before going over to Tuscany to stay in this very old, very cool farm house for a spell and then we'll make our way down to Rome for a short stay before returning home.

Photo via Pinterest

Sadly I will be going 'solo' so to speak. Meaning that the hubby and son will still be here at home, working and going to school.  That's the down side of owning our own business and not having employees and no one to turn things over to.  

Oh, and another kicker,....I'll be in Italy over our 18th wedding anniversary!  Yep. Bad me. Mike says it's great because he doesn't have to plan anything (Italy's my present) and he and the 'masked rider' can sit home, order pizza and watch movies and just hang out at night - you know - guy stuff!
I'm going to be snapping away, getting as many pictures as possible. I will have my iphone but they've told me it won't work over in Italy (it's not the newer models), and I opted not to go pick up one of their International phones because I didn't want to carry it around along with my other one and all that good stuff. And now, after making that decision, they tell me that not just the cell phone part won't work, but my wi-fi features and all that good stuff won't work on it while I'm over there either.  (seriously??)
That's a real bummer as I was going to facetime my son and FB with he and the hubby while I was away to stay in touch. 
My bro-in-law has a little tablet thingy we were going to use to use for facebook and stuff like that too, but I guess it took a nose dive onto a tile floor and fell to it's death. So, I'm going to just get a calling card and be completely and utterly unplugged for two weeks.
Yep - that's gonna be really weird!  
And, I was getting ready to do another give-a-way too, but my tutorial (it was a tutorial with a kit) isn't exactly as I want it to be either and so this too is going to have to wait until I return.
I despise putting things off - turns my stomach - but I guess sometimes you just have to realize there's only so much you can do and just deal with it. 
But, as a more positive way to look at it, it's something I have to look forward to when I return at the end of the month, isn't it? Yeppers,...that's the way to see things!!
So, once I leave, there will be 'radio silence' here on the blog for a few weeks. (Me, silent?! Ha! That's a good one!!)
How about some Autumn Inspiration for the moment,....

Blue Ridge Fall by Jim Dollar on Flickr - Via Pinterest

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Seasonal Change!

Photo by Michelle Buettner

Here's the LUCKY One!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!!

A couple of days back I posted a pic of these gorgeous lampwork  head pins by Havana Beads that I'd won. 

I created these fun earrings with a couple of them.

I wanted to share a couple with you and so I had a little drawing. Only a couple of people comment here below on the blog, but a few of you convo'd me on Etsy and FB'd me, so just I put the names together and had a little 'old fashioned' drawing - you know, with paper, a little cup!

And, Therese was the lucky recipient of two of these lovely Lampwork head pins from Havana Beads!!

Woo Hoo!

So, Happy Beading Therese and if you get the chance to show us what you create with them, that would be fabulous!!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Sharing Cool Findings!!

What Would You Create?

A while back I was the lucky winner of these wonderful Honeycomb Head Pins created by
Raida over at Havana Beads!  
(I know, I was drooling when I saw them, too!!) 

Honeycomb Head Pins by Havana Beads

You should see some of the new ones she has up in her
Etsy shop now,....oh how luscious they are!!

Wildflower Drops by Havana Beads on Etsy

Okay, back to these goodies!!

Honeycomb Headpins from Havana Beads

I created one pair of earrings for my "Spice it Up" Collection using these awesome Honeycomb Head Pins but that has been it so far.

These are "Spiced Cognac" and they're over on Flickr.

I've been looking at these and stewing over them and wondering what else I'd like to create with them.

I love earrings (as many of you know) and they're my favorite things to create, so I have a feeling that a couple of them may find their way into another pair!

Oh, but what to mix them with!?!

Honeycomb Head Pins by Havana Beads

What would you create, given the chance? 

Let me know by leaving a comment below here on the blog and I might possibly (hint - hint) share a couple of these with someone!  (Wouldn't that be fun!!)

I'm linking up with BTW today over on Flikr because these are indeed still on my bead table today.
Along with about 60 more pairs ear wires I still need to get hammered out by the end of the day!!

Take care and don't forget to leave a comment telling me what you'd like to create if these were on your
bead table today!!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Sharing!


I told you back here, in this original post, that I'd be doing a give-a-way once I reached 100 followers and so today's the day! 

Congratulations to the following winners!

Saun, of the blog "Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon" won this lovely set!

Romantic Rose Set Won by Saun!

Carlynne, of Hershberger and Huff Studios won my "Follow Your Heart" necklace!

Follow Your Heart Necklace won by Carlynne!

And, Mariter, won the "Butterscotch" Bracelet!

Butterscotch Bracelet won by Mariter!

Way to go everyone!  Email me at so I can get your addresses from you and send you your goodies!!

Thanks so much to everyone who follows.  I appreciate you joining me and I love to hear your comments!

Plus, join me tomorrow as I give away this cute set! 

Who will win this tomorrow?!

The people who commented on my "Holiday Shop Hop" post from Saturday and Sunday are all in the running - good luck!!

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Fun Give-A-Ways!

Beautiful Book Give-A-Way

Happy Cyber Monday to you all!!

In honor of Cyber Monday, I'm giving away copy of Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders (book 1) by Irina Miech today!

This book is full of fantastic wire jewelry designs that incorporate beads!  Full of beautifully photographed, step-by-step instructions, Irina shows you how to create lots of wonderul wire jewelry designs and how to include a variety of stunning beads, crystals, donuts, focal pendants, cabachons and more!  And, although designed as an introduction to wirework, Irena's designs, tips and techniques are not just for the beginner, but for the advanced wire and bead artist as well.

Her new book, Beautiful Wire Jewerly for Beaders 2 is also available and worth your purchase, but I thought I'd my treat my blog readers and Facebook Fans to a copy of this one for free!

All you have to do to enter for your chance to win, is become a follower here on my blog and also "Like" my MiShel Designs Facebook Fan Page by going to and then enter a post on FB letting me know exactly why YOU should be the recipient of this fabulous book!  I'll choose a winner tomorrow morning, Tuesday, the 30th, and announce it on my MiShelDesigns Facebook Fan Page, of here too, of course!

So, go enter now and good luck to you all!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Free Stuff on Cyber Monday!!