Monday, April 11, 2011

Magpie Gemstones' Fabulous $145 Tourmaline Gemstone Giveaway

By on Monday, April 11, 2011 305 Comments

 I am definitely hyperventilating just looking at the picture. This fabulous tourmaline giveaway is from Szarka (Dianne) Carter of Magpie Gemstones. Tourmaline is a much sought after gemstone because it comes in a wonderful array of colors. The most prized colors are green and deep pink - watermelon tourmaline (see my past post below).


I've never been able to afford more than tourmaline chips. But one lucky winner is going to receive these Grade A tourmaline tear drops - 42 of them all!  These are drilled end to end  and are 9mm long by 7.5mm wide. A conservative market price for them is $100. The gorgeous pink Grade AA tourmaline cabochon measures  20 by 15mm and 9mm thick and is valued at a minimum of $45.  The combined value of this giveaway is at least $145!

Impression Jasper Cabochon necklace
I first came across Szarka some years ago through her inspirational jewelry blog and have since featured her designs as well as her wonderful video tutorials.

Wild Horse Turquoise (actually a magnesite) necklace
She has been a wire work and gemstone artisan for almost 2 decades and it shows.  She was born in Alberta but is now based in Texas.  Her blog also tells the story of how she went full circle from studying geology, to social work, to selling crafts and gemstones from a customized pink school bus all over the US to her business today.

Tiger Eye Tree of Life Necklace
Shown here are a few of my favorites from the many featured on Szarka's blog. She says it's a place "where I hide the jewelry my fingers make from the images of my soul."

Kingman Natural Nuggets leather necklace
Her journey as a wire artisan has taught her many things. She adds, "Wire is the ultimate way to discover humility. If I approach it with a feeling of smugness or surety it teaches me quickly that it is in charge. If I cajole, beg and hope it will do what I want it to, most times now it will listen. Not always though. It is kind of like life."

Turquoise Heart Necklace

Giveaway
To enter this fabulous giveaway,  all you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, April 18, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check! Good luck!

Subscribers : To comment, click on the post title to return to the blog post. At the bottom, click on "Comments". If you do not have a website or online store, use Name/URL - and leave the URL blank.

Past Posts featuring Szarka's Work and Tutorials
More on Gemstones 

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305 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. I see your post everyday on my Facebook thread and for sure it is a source of inspiration. Szarka, jewelry pieces are amazing. Hope I can have half of her talent for wire wrapping.

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  2. I follow your blog, Etsy, Twitter page and definately on Facebook. Can't tell you how many times your photos and information have inspired my creativity. What's funny is, I have to look at your pages during the day because I caught myself not sleeping late at night thinking of all the different ways I could create something from just one of your photos. Love everything

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  3. That's exactly why I write this blog - it's all about inspiring so we can each come up with unique designs. Too funny about having to read my blog only during the day! I like daydreaming about designs!

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  4. Such a wonderful giveaway! Beautiful stones-inspiring just to look at them! thank you.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  5. I follow w/ google reader!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  6. Szarka's work is amazing. I bought a piece of her jewelry and many gemstones over the years. You've written a great article on her - thanks. Oh, and I follow your blog and on Facebook - would love to win the tourmaline - my very favorite gemstone.

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  7. Wow! Those are some gorgeous stones! Good luck everyone!

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  8. and I subscribed via e-mail, too.

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  9. Wonderful! I already follow, but I gotta check my twitter!

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  10. What a fabulous giveaway! I am drooling over that cabochon.

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  11. I like you a lot on Facebook!

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  12. Oh man!! What I wouldn't do to get this giveaway :) definitely drool worthy....

    I am a blog subscriber and a follower and I also follow the Facebook fanpage. As I said earlier, I am addicted to this blog and find myself going through the older posts again and again as I am waiting for new ones to come :) This is the most inspirational and motivating blog that I follow and I have learnt A LOT through this blog... can't thank u enough for that Pearl. THANK U!!!

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  13. Drool!! I am a blog subscriber and follower on Facebook! Your blog is truly amazing, Pearl. Thanks for all your work and for sharing it with us!

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  14. How very generous of Szarka. And I'll bet this is one of those instances when you wish you could be in the draw too, Pearl! I'm definitely in on this one:
    Subscriber
    Blog Follower
    Twitter Follower and general all-round fan.
    Susan

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  15. Hi,

    Absolutely fantastic pieces. I have been getting Szarka's emails and they always make me droooool.

    Thanks so much Szarka for all the beauty you add to the world.

    Judy White

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  16. what a wonderful giveaway. I've been in lust with tourmaline for years but chips are all i can afford too.
    The wire work jewelry is amazing and wish I owned a piece of her collection.
    I am a faithful reader and I follow you through google reader. I often reread your blogs and each time I find something new that I missed the first time around.
    Please don't ever give up this blog.

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  17. the tourmalines look beautifulll and if by God's grace I win, I want to make myself a present for my birthday in june. and Pearl you know that I follow your blog like crazy...reading and commenting whenever you post :)

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  18. Beautiful gemstones and wonderful give away!

    Thank you!!

    Rebecca

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  19. I'm also a blog follower! ~ Rebecca Allen

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  20. Wow! And I'm a longtime follower:-)

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  21. I really liked what Szarka's has said about wire...you cajole and plead with it and yet it has a life of its own...how very true..and I follow you on facebook

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  22. Longtime follower of your blog, facebook and I refer lots of folks to the blog. I've just begun to follow your tweets...will look forward.

    lika

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  23. If you get the chance to meet Szarka in person, a five minute conversation will let you see why her designs and her bead business is something you want to support. She is genuine.

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  24. Love that wire-wrapping! So nice of you to offer this contest and promote handmade jewelry.

    I'm a Twitter fan and I'm subscribed :)

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  25. I'm trying to remember in what context I first heard of Szarka, but can't. I"ve been a fan for a couple years. Thanks for featuring her beautiful work, and thanks to Szarka for her generosity!!!

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  26. OMG, how gorgeous is that magnesite necklace!!!

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  27. That is a wonderful giveaway!! I love Szarka's work and her beads.

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  28. Wow! I just got to give this giveaway a try because I luuuuuuuuuve Tourmaline ;)
    I am a fan of Szarka and she is one of the very first who inspired me to create, create, create.
    All the best to you all and me :)
    I am:
    1. your blog follower
    2. buzz follower
    3. Facebook liker
    4. Google reader subscriber
    What can I say, lover your blog Pearl. Always informative and inspiring.
    Mei

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  29. Oh!! What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win.....Esp. that cab...gorgeous! I follow your blog

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  30. Ops! sorry about the spelling error - "lover your blog"? LOL

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  31. I looooooooooove watermelon tourmaline!!!! I also love Szarka's soul creations and how she approaches her process. Fantastlc!

    I am a subscriber and a fan on Facebook.

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  32. Pick me!!!! Pick me!!! Pick me!!! is that enough pick mes to count.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DID YOU PICK ME YET!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Pretty please enter me in the giveaway. I am a blog follower!

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  34. Those tourmalines are just amazing! I am already following you on Facebook :).

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  35. Debbie from the FarmApril 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Would love to win those beads. You have my imagination peaked again. Keep up the good work.

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  36. Szarka's gems are just beautiful. I have bought many items from her. Fast delivery, and never disappointing.
    I'm just drooling over these gemstones!!!
    blog follower
    twitter follower
    FB friend
    Pearl, love all of your writings. Great job.
    Thanks, Carol

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  37. Szarka's designs are amazing! I'm a subscriber, and I'm a facebook fan also. Thanks for the opportunity to bead with something so beautiful as tourmaline!

    I love Beading Gem! I have learned so much, and enjoy the daily emails with great tips and artists!

    Terri d

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  38. Fantastic Giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  39. Hi, Pearl!

    Here I am again trying to be the winner of one of your fantastic giveaways... and how I want this one! WOW Szarka has been most generous!
    I really love her site and I drool over it over and over again.

    I am your follower, subscriber, FB fan and I follow you on Twitter.
    I'm considering a sign a good fortune that I am wearing earrings made with Lapis that came from Szarka's hands! Wish me luck, will ya?!
    ;)

    kisses,
    Cris, from DeCris Creations - Blog
    DeCris Creations on Artfire

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  40. I AM A BLOG SUBSCRIBER ALSO :)

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  41. What a wonderful giveaway! I am so excited to be entered.

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  42. The beads are beautiful..I follow on Facebook..'
    Good luck to all of us..
    Bonnie

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  43. WOW!!! What a GREAT Blog!!! So much to tantalize the eyes and brain with!!! LOVE the Tourmaline giveaway!!! Would LOVE to win it!!!
    I am following you, subscribing to this blog, and liking you on Facebook!!! Thank you for putting out such a fabulous Blog, I now have something to aspire to, since I just started my own blog :-)
    ~ Linda

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  44. Dang I wish "I" could be enetered in this giveaway . Thanks for the many kind and generous words. Good luck everyone.

    Szarka

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  45. Those are great looking beads. I would love to create something with them.

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  46. I follow this blog thru google reader.

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  47. You bet I want in on this!!!! I've been following Szarka for awhile, she's great!! I am now following you on FB and I tried the link you have for Twitter but it said it didn't exist. I'll go around the other way and search. Thanks for the opportunity, great interview!

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  48. I just love these, I'd love to be the winner! Please add me to the list of folks who can win these!
    Thanks!

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  49. I would love to win these stones! I've bought from Szarka before and her stones are just amazing! I follow on facebook and blog.

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  50. I am so glad I saw this! I am a HUGE fan of Magpie/Szarka! She carries the sweetest deals around on quality merchandise and her truthfulness in her listings is bar none the best! YES, PLEASE DO include me in this fabulous offer!

    Kat of Kat's Custom Kreations
    FB: http://www.facebook.com/KatsCustomKreations
    Twitter: Kats_Kreations
    Blog: http://katscustomkreations.blogspot.com/
    Website: http://katscustomkreations.com/

    *I am a follower of your blog, FB AND Twitter! <3

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  51. Beautiful stones and Szarka does the coolest work!!

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  52. What a fab giveaway!

    I do love tourmaline, not least because of the rainbow of colours it can be found in. My tiny stash of tourmaline includes brownish black coin beads with a cat's eye effect, a strand of smooth briolettes in watermelon tourmaline, schörl chips and tiny flat drops of dravite.

    Appearantly it's a symbol for inspiration and in crystal healing it's sometimes said to attract inspiration/inspire creativity -- so it sounds like a good idea to have some in the bead stash, doesn't it? ;)

    I'm also a blog follower.

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  53. Szarka totally rocks! (Pun intended!)
    I heard about this blog from her email and have now liked/bookmarked/subscribed to the feed. So I've already won, even if these gorgeous tourmalines don't find their way to my studio. Thanks, Szarka!
    Barb Cohan-Saavedra
    (barb@cohan.com)

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  54. I'm in! I follow you on FB and Twitter too.

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  55. I would LOVE to win these. Watermelon tourmaline is so beautiful I am a blog follower and Facebook fan as of today! Thank you.

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  56. Beautiful stones! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sherry Cook
    (sherrycook@insightbb.com)

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  57. Fantastic! I am now a follower of Facebook. I love Szarka's beads and gems, and am looking forward to seeing more from both of you.

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  58. Twitter follower (grrrlgeek) and FB fan (Geektastic Whimsy)and drooling over those beads.

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  59. Those are beautiful! make a comment below. I am a blog subscriber and follower on Facebook and Twitter. I also subscribe to Szarka's newsletter.

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  60. Wow such beautiful stones. I follow Maggpie on Facebook and have really loved her video tutorials on U-Tube. Keep it up.
    Chris

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  61. Well, I left a nice comment and this system won't let me post :( Love Magpie Gemstones beads, always great quality!

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  62. Great blog - I'm glad I was told to check out the giveaway (love Szarka's products). *crossing fingers* Following the blog and liked on FB.

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  63. Nice article on a great seller. Lovely gemstones, excellent service and honesty. You can't ask for more.
    I do follow you on facebook, and receive your blog in email. Always lots of inspiration and information. Thanks!
    Lois
    http://www.abeadedaffair.com

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  64. Szarka of Magpie GEmstones is awesome!!! I love opening the packages from her shop - the gems are always fabulous!!!! i am a follower on FB of both you and her, I am on the newsletter list of both, also! thanks for this opportunity - I LOVE tourmaline!

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  65. I look forward to your blog every day! You keep it interesting with variety - history, geological facts, all types of media, and awesome pics! I applaud you for your efforts at keeping this THE go-to jewelry blog! Needless to say, I am a FB and Twitter follower, and I receive the daily updates to your blog in my email. Your projects hold many places of honor in my bookmarks - and if I ever feel stuck and need inspiration, where do you think I go FIRST? Yup - that's right - Pearl, the Beading Gem!!!!!
    Looking forward to more fabulousness!
    Lori
    (CapturedByLori)

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  66. I'm fairly new to wire work and Madam Szarka is what I want to be when I grow up! I love Tourmaline and just about anything else she has. When I see her creations all I can say is "WOW".
    Good Luck to Everyone and thanks to Szarka and The Beading Gems Journal for making this drawing possible!
    Rae

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  67. Szarka is inspiring. I love her work, her website and her outlook on life. She is always willing to share.

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  68. I love your blog and newsletters. I also Love Magpie Gemstones and Szarka . I have ordered from her and met her, and her 2 girls. This is a wonderful family and company. Szarka's work is so fabulous, as well as her beads. If you haven't ordered from Magpie , please check out her site..You won't be disappointed !!!

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  69. Wowee!!! wesome giveaway. To have a chance for a dream come true.

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  70. The real prize goes to Magpie Gemstones...for beautiful beads, great prices, solid website, speedy delivery & artful insight and marketing expertise! Many thanks!

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  71. Irt is always so nice to see someones work from a neighboring city in print... AS always your items are fantastic.

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  72. These are gorgeous! Always great quality gems from Szarka! I am a subscriber, follower on facebook and get your newsletter

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  73. Szarka's work is awesome, as are her beads! When one of my very discerning customers has a custom request for a stone, Szarka is where I turn to! Love those tourmalines!

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  74. I'm following you on facebook, and have been following Szarka on facebook for some time now! I love drooling over all the new pretties!

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  75. All tourmaline is lovely.... but when you have Szarka select them you know they will be fabulous. She has a fabulous eye for stones probably because she also is a artist! Szarka makes wonderful pieces. I have softened wondered how she could sell such wonderful items... if I were her I would hoarse them all for my jewelry. Of course she also shares back to the jewelry community.

    Love the blog... it inspires... it educates... it just well is....

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  76. That was horde not hoarse..... have auto correct on......errrrrrrr

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  77. Gorgeous stones!

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  78. Wonderful giveaway! I love her designs too. I just started subscribing to your blog :-)

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  79. Love the colors of the tourmaline, what a super treat to win. I am also a blog follower. Hope this is the place to leave a message to be entered in the drawing.

    via email

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  80. Szarka rocks (no pun intended)! I am a follower,liker on Facebook and a newsletter receiver. Her jewelry pieces are something I aspire to! She really cares about her fellow artisans.

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  81. I've been a follower for ages and couldn't pass up this incredible giveaway!!!

    - Lindsay
    shrimpsaladcircus[!at]gmail dot com

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  82. Extra entry for being a blog subscriber!

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  83. Please enter my name into the giveaway. I would love to win these beautiful gemstones. I am a email subscriber, a follower on facebook and I love your tutorials.

    Our youth group at church will actually be using the Straw Flower tutorial for a Easter Craft project this week!!!

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  84. I hope this giveaway is international, because it's so lovely. And Szarka's designs are ah-mazing! :)

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  85. I've been a fan of Magpie for months but just found your site a few days ago - subscribed and "Like"-d on FB right away. What a fantastic source of information and inspiration!

    *sigh* Tourmaline.... oh how I wish it was not so dear!

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  86. I'm aklso a proud gfc follower!!! :)

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  87. I also follow you via fb as Dorottya Zsófia Bacsi.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  88. I follow you via twitter as doroffee, too.

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  89. Beautiful gems from a generous artist.

    (via email)

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  90. Szarka's work is gorgeous- often see her posts on the yahoo list. What a nice give away oooh, would love to win!

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  91. I LOVE the post you did about Szarka's jewelry! i don't know if this is the place for commenting and for entering the giveaway or not...I'm a Fan on Facebook, a RSS feed subscriber and doevoted blog follower! I can't begin to tell you how very much you've helped me with all of your information! Thanks and I look forward to the next Blog!
    Thanks so much,
    Susan Hardt

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  92. Tourmaline is just gorgeous!!! I follow you on Fbook and here on your blog.

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  93. I love your blog and Szarka is my inspiration and doesn't even know it!

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  94. I first saw tourmaline at a bead show I attended with my sister, Karla, and it was love at first sight!

    I'm a Google subscriber and a Facebook fan!

    Katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com
    www.ecoFashionistasJewelry.com

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  95. I have also followed Szarka for a couple of years and am always amazed at her talent! I've eyed these amazing Tourmaline, with feelings that are surely a sin! I LOVE THEM! They are so incredibly beautiful!!!

    I am a Google subscriber also, and am on my way just after this post to become your next Facebook Fan!

    Thank you so much for your generosity, I do not know if I could be so generous with such beauties!
    Thanks for your kindness,
    Sue Pettit

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  96. I'd love to enter your contest for these beauties.

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  97. Gorgeous! I'd love to win these, but then I know everyone else would, too! LOL

    Once when I had just started making wire jewelry and had a question about some stones I had bought, I provided a picture and Szarka was very kind to answer my questions. Not only is she helpful, but she really knows her stuff.

    I found out about this post because I follow Szarka on Facebook, and now I'm a new Facebook fan of The Beading Gem.

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  98. I've been coming here to read through Szarka links for a while. I've just subscribed via email and have liked you on Facebook. I don't know why I didn't do this earlier. I love Magpie Gemstones. Szarka's tutorials are awesome.

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  99. What a wonderful giveaway! I've liked your Facebook page :)

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  100. Your Tourmaline is beautiful. I also belong to you Facebook page.I have bought many items from Magpie's Gemstones and the Torquoise is the best!
    Peace,
    Darice

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  101. Lovely tourmaline stones and a very generous giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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  102. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  103. Thanks so much for posting so many pics of her amazing work! I buy beads and stones from Szarka also, and they are always even prettier in person than in the pictures. Extremely high quality!

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  104. OMG! I've been following Szarka's website for a few years, waiting for the day when I can afford nice gemstones to mix with my beadweaving.

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  105. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love Szarka's ' style and the beautiful jewelry she creates!! I follow her on Facebook, groups etc,,

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  106. Lady DragonKeeperApril 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Wow, these look so beautiful! Thank you for doing this giveaway --I've always wanted to try wire-wrapping with a cabochon ... since I'm a full time student, I can't spend a lot on jewelry making supplies.

    Such great "inspiration" photos as well.

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  107. Lady DragonKeeperApril 11, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Oops! Forgot to add that I'm an e-mail subscriber to The Beading Gem's Journal!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  108. So much gorgeousness!! Thanks to you and Szarka for a fabulous giveaway

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  109. Sharon Siqueiros already likes you on FB

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  110. I subscribe to your blog via email
    lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  111. Wow how generous! I am a fan on facebook and wwj I look forward to her posts. I have learned many things, one in particular is that we are all different and yet the same. I too have lived in a school bus and have been making jewelry for 15 years. I love her bead site and look forward to owning a shop of my own someday.

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  112. Thank you so much for such a beautiful giveaway! I love watermelon tourmaline (especially the pink lol)and it has always been a dream of mine to one day wear some!
    So thank you so much for this beautiful opportunity!!

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  113. Count me in....I love Tourmaline! And Szarka's design are so inspiring....I am a fan on Facebook!!
    Elaine Gill
    e.gill@sasktel.net

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  114. Tourmaline is one of the gemstones that has always "spoken" to me, along with Amethyst, Garnet and Sapphires. It reaches out and pulls at me to buy it ... I have chips and a few rondelles and small beads - and I've been looking for something worthy to fulfill their potential - I think Szarka found it for me!

    She is always helpful, cheerful, incredibly knowledgeable and makes me feel like a treasured friend instead of just a customer. I wish I could afford to buy more of her treasures - so I try to save up for them. Unfortunately, replacing keyboards damaged by drooling does cut into my funds regularly.

    I've just signed up to follow your blog, and Facebook page - With the quality and quantity of posts, I can tell I'm going to spend a lot of time here - and enjoy every minute of it!

    Lu-C Leisemann (Talisman Treasures)
    no website yet

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  115. Beautiful! I hope I win.

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  116. Been a fan for a long time.. Follow on FaceBook.
    Gorgeous work and tutorials..


    GemsCrystalsAndWire on FB

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  117. Both male and female colors.

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  118. I'm a fan on FB. There are no words to describe your work...it's just amazing!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/BeDazzled-Jewelry-by-Tonya/181615498543157

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  119. Love, Love Love your work!!!!! Love those stones too, ;-)

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  120. Me likey!!!!!! Wow what an awesome giveaway.

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  121. Oh yeah I am also a subscriber and facebook follower

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  122. I'm also a fan on fb (under Maria Lothrop)

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  123. WOW...what a fabulous give away Pearl...who doesn't absolutely love tourmaline???
    What stunning pieces Diane makes!!!
    Of course I follow you on FB and T...but then you knew that!
    Cheers

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  124. Wow! The tourmalines are beautiful, amazing depth of colour. I love the cabochon, the pink is amazing! I am new to beading gem. I love Szarska's jewelry. Her creations are brilliant and her wirework is awe inspiring. Magpie has beautiful gems. Thank you to Beading Gem and Magpie Gemstones for this prize. If by any chance I am fortunate enough to win them they are a keeper for sure :-)

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  125. Absolutely beautiful gemstones! Thank you Magpie for the give away and to Pearl for her fabulous blog!!

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  126. Amazing, fabulous stones! What divine wirework.
    The first real gift I got from my man (we will have been together 8 years next month) was a multi stone tourmaline and sterling silver cuff. We both waited tables, and shared a tiny twin bed, but it was plenty big for us then. ;) One day he woke up before I did and left for a while. When he returned, he woke me up trying to shove the unyeilding cuff on my wrist. I woke up saying "ow,ow, ow, ouch!" I looked at what was causing the pain and immediately forgot my discomfort. :) I have worn it every day since. :)
    Tourmaline is very dear to my heart. :)

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  127. I, too love Szarka's work - have for years - would love to win these gorgeous tourmalines!

    Thanks to both of you for this giveaway!

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  128. Hi, such a beautiful giveaway, I am new here, but I will be following any and all links to find out more and see all of your gorgeous work. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize.

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  129. Szarka has very good beads. These are beautiful

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  130. I'm also a Magpie Google email subscriber - would love to win these gorgeous tourmalines!

    Thanks to both of you for this giveaway!!

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  131. I'm also a Beading Gem's Journal subscriber - would love to win these gorgeous tourmalines!

    Thanks AGAIN - to you, Pearl, AND to Szarka - both of you - for this giveaway!

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  132. I'm a Magpie blog/newsletter subscriber & a fan on Facebook -- would love the opportunity to win the beautiful Tourmaline gemstones! Thanks!!

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  133. What can I say that hasn't been said? Wonderful, yes! Amazing, yes! Talented, informative, fun, yes, yes yes! I guess that about does it :) I love the giveaway. One of my favorite necklaces is a simple sterling chain with a slice of watermelon tourmaline.

    Oh, I follow on fb too!

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  134. Might I have mentioned a time or two that tourmaline is my absolute favorite gemstone? LOVE it! But beyond that, the intricacy of some of that wire work is amazing!

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  135. What a graceful thing to do!! Give away such gemmy stones. Szarka has such a wonderful talent for picking some of the most beautiful stones. Her wirework makes us all want to learn the craft.

    jamcar45@yahoo.com

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  136. Here is my two cents! I love, love, love the stones! I also have to say, the Tiger's Eye Tree of Life pendant is just fascinating!!

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  137. Great giveaway. Someone's gonna be doing the happy dance. Szarka's designs are awesome and her stones are always top notch.

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  138. PS- I am a facebook fan and blog follower. :)

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  139. OOO I love tourmaline too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Beautiful Tourmaline and I LOVE Szarka's designs! I've been following this blog for quite some time now and have been very fortunate to have been featured as well! (smoochies!)

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  141. I just became a facebook fan! I buy a lot of stones from Magpie Gemstones. Szarka really knows here stuff and she is amazing to deal with. I would LOVE to play with those tourmalines...

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  142. Those beads look great. I could come up with some pretty designs for them.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. Google Reader subscriber.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I follow via Facebook and am grateful to have found what a wonderful supplier TMG is! I've signed up to receive their comms and am looking forward to the continued feeding of a lifelong love that is Gemstone addiction/Pearl fetish.
    FYI - I am very much into healing and tourmaline is an amazing auric shield. It is pyroelectric and gives off a vibration of protection.
    I'd love to work those beauties into a bracelet and the cab into a glorious flower bezel...
    Inspiration indeed!
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

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  145. Love them Szarka!!! I am so greatful for all your tuts & suggestions. I am def a Magpie/Szarka fan!!

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  146. Szarka is a great person...love her comments in the WWJ group, and her blog...she seems so "real", and not just a bunch of words...

    gods, I would love to just feel them...*laughs*

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  147. I just joined your facebook page! *smiles*

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  148. And I just started following you via Twitter.

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  149. And I just started to follow you in email....is there anything I missed? *laughs*

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  150. What a great contest. I love tourmaline - the colors are so lovely. Szarka's designs are beautiful.

    I receive your posts by email.

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  151. Those are gorgeous! I love watermelon touramline! Please count me in and I am an avid blog follower of your blog!

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  152. Wow Szarka ,your pieces are amazing. I just drool everytime I open up one of your emails.
    Top shop too buy and friendly emails.

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  153. Oh, the things I could do with those stones! My imagination is on overdrive!!

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  154. Thank you for offering such beautiful treats! I follow Sarka on facebook! Never disaappointed, always inspired!

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  155. These tourmalines ROCK!
    I am a RSS subscriber of Szarka's site and have been a fan of her wire work jewelry for several years. I would love to set that cab! What a fabulous give away. Thank you for such a generous and beautiful offering.

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  156. I follow here and on Facebook!
    LOVE these stones!!!!
    :)

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  157. I love the inspiration I get from your blog. Now following on Facebook and Twitter as well. Szarka is a great gemstone dealer as well as a fabulous jewelry artist. She never misrepresents and I've always been happy with my purchases from her.

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  158. What an amazing giveaway and I just LOVE Szarka's work!! I am now a follower of your blog and a follower on FB and Twitter :)!! I am so glad to have found you and look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  159. I am glad to have found your blog. Now I will have fun reading your previous posts.

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  160. Szarka, Thanks for all you do for your clients, friends and for others! You are an inspiration! :)

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  161. I love Szarka's work and her beads! She always carries a premium grade of stones, findings, etc. I have purchased from her store and hope to win this wonderful prize.

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  162. I couldn't agree more. Her gemstones offerings and jewelry are really a fantastic source of drool-worthy eye candy! I am always impressed by her selections- they are so uncommon, so I purchase from her when I have need of something extra special. I have always been gun-shy with turquoise but not anymore; her knowledge and efforts to educate jewelry artists and enthusiasts alike is a goal I strive to follow. Her shoes are great (NO, she doesn't have big feet) and she does have a great big heart- thank you Szarka!

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  163. Oh I love Szarka's gemmies and I am in total awe of her work.

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  164. I follow you on Twitter

    Shaiha_

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  166. oh wow, those tourmaline stones are gorgeous! Wouldn't I love to have them!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  167. Hello Magpie, my name is Michele Rannells.
    I absolutely love your tourmaline gemstones,they are beautiful grade AAA I would love to have them to make a piece of jewelry from them! I would totally enjoy

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  168. I subscribe to your blog's feed via google reader.
    email in blogger profile.

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  169. I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
    email in blogger profile.

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  170. i follow you on twitter - js22222222 .
    email in blogger profile.

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  171. I'm a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  172. I read these posts everyday and I always find something interesting, inspiring, and certainly I learn more great things than I ever imagined. It's like a fresh new look into such a wide variety of creativity for me. Even when life feels stressed and out-of-control, I can come here and get a good dose of happiness for the inner me.

    Thanks for being here. And the tourmaline is fabulous! Even without your great giveaways, this place is the best -so is Szarka-a wonderful artist, with great rocks, for sure!

    :-D

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  173. You're on my facebook too! I love all of these..I really love pic 3..but all gorgeous!!

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  174. Szarka is an amazingly talented lady...who shares her inspirations, techniques and beautiful beads for all to see and have!
    How fortunate to be able to 'know' her through her sites, jewellry and blogs!

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  175. I love her web store and absolutely love the items I buy from her. She's a wonderful & talented person!

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  176. Be still my heart! This is the most fabulous giveaway EVER!
    Thank you both for this magnificent opportunity to get some gorgeous tourmaline!

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  177. Just liked your facebok page too! As Jana :)

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  178. What a thoughtful and lovely thing to giveaway. Those are just beautiful. I like you on Facebook, RSS your blog and really enjoy your updates and tutorials. Thank you so much-

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