Giveaway – Blue Bayou Necklace

Greetings! It’s so nice to “see” you!

Welcome to my giveaway. This week, I have a very pretty choker-style necklace. 🙂

Sometimes a single bead is so beautiful that it can almost stand on its own. When incorporating it into jewelry, you want to be careful to create a simple backdrop so that the bead can take center stage. That’s how I felt about this exquisite vintage glass bead, which was made in Czechoslovakia.

It’s a mouthwatering shade of sapphire blue with a pastel flash of aurora borealis that takes my breath away. The bead is a bold 14mm in size and because it was machine-cut, the faceting is gorgeous! I decided to make a simple, uncluttered necklace to highlight this vintage bead and I used tiny Sapphire AB glass seed beads with Swarovski crystal accents.

Measurements: 18 inches in length.

Contest Rules and How To Enter

Any day you leave a comment on this blog – it is counted as a chance to enter that week’s giveaway.

For example, if you answer today’s question (you’ll find it below!) that will give you one chance.

But if you then come back another day this week and comment on a different post – you will have earned another chance in this week’s giveaway! There are usually 4-5 posts per week – Monday through Friday – so you can have multiple chances to enter!

When you comment you do not have to mention that it’s an entry in the giveaway. My blog program shows me all of the “comments” as they come in – so I do not miss any of them, and all will count to be entered into the drawing! 😀

Today’s question is:

What’s on your mind – right now?


The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old. After the completion of the contest, the name of the winner will be listed here. The winner will also be notified by email. If the winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail

All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 04/18/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 04/19/10.



Giveaway – Blue Bayou Necklace — 46 Comments

  1. I better get to bed
    because I have to get
    up early in the morning.
    Good Night, Crystal.

  2. Funny Crystal!!
    You know by now that there are several levels of “whats on MY mind at any given time.

    Is this discomfort I am feeling going to develope into a Gall Bladder attack.

    What to fix for supper.

    What are all the people across the nation going to do because their unemployment has run out and benefits have not been extended. How are we gonna pay for all this and what will happen if we don’t.

    Am I crazy to let Corey get a Boxer pup that he will name Allie.

    Thats just a couple

    Have a great day Crissie. 66 degrees here today. Not really short sleeve weather.

    xx, Carol

  3. Read this first in “reader” – on my mind was, “how fast can get to Crystal’s blog to comment.” Then ” I must remember to comment EVERY day this week. 😀 Oh yes, you might say, I’ve entered the state of lust.



  4. How many hours will it take to put all the clothes away? We just had our cupboards built in and everything had to come out so a LOT, and I am putting it off, LOL.

  5. that gorgeous necklace is on my mind right now…..and probably will be for the rest of the day!

    and since i just won your last giveaway, i’m asking that you NOT count this comment as an entry for this giveaway (i don’t want to be too greedy!)….i just wanted to tell you what a beauty this necklace is!! happy day to you! :))

  6. What a gorgeous necklace!

    Let’s see- right now, I’m thinking about the incredible mess that is the ventilation system in my apartment. I discovered years-old dust in the vents this weekend, and my boyfriend and I spent all day Saturday cleaning them out. Then we discovered that there’s a big hole in one of the ducts, letting in unfiltered and polleny air from the outside, while letting out heated/cooled air (no wonder my energy bills have been so high!) This is very frustrating….

  7. My great-niece who lives in another state and is only 11 years old.
    She just got out of the hospital from terrible bout with encephalitis.
    The recovery is slow and she still is suffering some of the effects of
    this disease. Thanks, Cindi

  8. What’s on your mind – right now?

    That I’ve been absent from here for a long time 🙂 My husband was laid off and my dog got really sick and almost died this weekend… I’ve sort of been occupied :/ I’m glad to be back, though, as this place always makes me happy 🙂 (You know I submitted you as my favourite blog on another blog!)

  9. What’s on my mind after looking at the pictures of the necklace, was how pretty it is, and the kind of eyesight required to string all of those itsy bitsy beads and the time it took to make it.

  10. On my mind right now – should I get off the computer and make invitations to my luncheon?

  11. I’m trying to get through the last few minutes of my humanities class. I was just thinking about how this necklace reminds me of my sister 🙂

  12. I am working the overnight shift, so I have a lot of thoughts going on right now.

    Tonight is my supervisor’s last night working here, and I am happy for her she will be living her new life in Canada, but sad that she’s leaving. I only have known her for 6 months.

    I had yummy food during our staff meeting, so now I’m happily content with food.

    I love these giveaways, and love this necklace!

    Thanks for reading,


  13. My thought atm is that I really should be heading to bed but here I find myself going to some of my favourite sites. It’s my hubby’s day off tomorrow and he can get our daughter ready for school all by himself, right?… Guess this better be the last place I go to tonight. hehe

  14. I got my earrings and I’m coming back for more. I got nothing fun on my mind right now. My company is going through a reorganisation and we’re all uncertain what’s going to come out of it. I just had a chat with colleagues, that’s why…

  15. I’ve got my 1 yr old grandson coming in 15 min. for me to babysit while his mama goes to work….I’m already feeling tired! Hope I can keep him entertained for 4 hours! That’s what is on my mind….that and I need a cup of coffee!

  16. All I can think about is how sore I am from aerobics class last night. That woman is a drill sergeant!!

  17. Gosh, that’s soooo pretty!!! I really love that color, Crystal, and the way you designed it so that both strands come together in the center. I just love that!

    What’s on my mind now…..I must have a really clear head today…I can’t think of anything! hee hee hee!

  18. On my mind this morning is my sick kid, my dirty house, my vomiting dog, my need for a shower…..and the hope for something pretty to put around my neck and make it better 🙂

  19. I’m thinking about what little things I can do to help my kids not miss their dad so much while he’s away with the military for six months. Not easy with 4 month old, two year old, and three year old boys. They just want to wrestle their dad!

  20. I need to stop looking at the pretty jewelry and get back to work, so I can afford some of it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Hi! Not a whole lot. I worked today and I am tired. I saw this necklace and it is so pretty. I know you had fun making this. Thank you for doing this giveaway! 🙂

  22. Well, I have wedding plans on my mind. My fiance and I are on the phone together talking about color scheme for our wedding. I’m thinking all white, turquoise, and silver. He wants Turquoise, white, black, and silver….I think the black may be too much. lol But i’m having fun discussing it with him and he’s so he’s giving in and letting me be “The Princess” that day. I love him!!

  23. It’s getting late and I should go to bed instead of entering this lovely giveaway.

  24. What’s on my mind right now ? To be honest I am thinking of any solution on my problem about my love life. I am stuck in this love game. Here is my story.

    I had a previous suitor named Marvin. I basted him because I liked my escort that time, but my escort doesn’t like me back. After 1 month me and Marvin became Special Friends.

    On March 18 2010, we had a beer day. We celebrate it in one abandoned warehouse near Marvin’s house. At that time I notice Marvin’s bestfriend Joveuz. He is really a weirdo, NGSB(No Girlfriend Since Birth) and last is he don’t have any experience. I made a deal to my bestfriend Anna that I’ll make Joveuz fall in love with me in just 1 day for 50 bucks. And it happens. I won 50 bucks. Joveuz fell in love with me. Well I just go on the flow which later on he became so serious on me.

    But the very bad thing is, I fell in love with Marvin but too late because Marvin fell in love with my bestfriend Anna.

    Dunno what to do.

  25. on my mind right now…..why can’t I fall asleep?? Its great to have some time to myself to use the computer, but my daughter will be up early and I really should be sleeping right now…….

  26. … on my mind right now: Why do I spend much time on contests, rather than science?

  27. On mind right now is my trip to California in June! I’m going to a camp which is something I’ve always wanted to do and I think it’s gonna be so much fun. 🙂

    As always your giveaway questions rock.

  28. On my mind right now– the new commissions I’m doing! In my head, I’m trying out ideas and layouts, even though to the layperson I bet it looks like I am just messing around on the internet. Nothing could be further from the truth! This time here, while my hands are busy and the visual centers or my brain are on “auto”, this is the white hot center of creation goin’ on!

    In a few minutes, I shall begin laying out sketches, and then comes the screaming and the fury and the questioning my life’s meaning and self condemnation and then eventually the oh hey that’s a pretty cool painting. But for now is the joy of imagining, unfettered by my actual skills!

  29. I’m thinking about how much I miss my friend James. He was my partner in a National competition last week, and I got really used to always having him around to laugh with and talk to. ::sigh:: He lives an hour away, so I won’t get to see him very often. >.< Ah well… there's always email, I suppose.

    Great giveaway, the necklace is beautiful. =)


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