Monday, June 20, 2011

Giveaway - B'Sue Boutiques' $60 Gilder's Paste and Stampings Starter Kit

By on Monday, June 20, 2011 135 Comments

About a couple of weeks ago, I didn't know B'Sue Boutiques existed. But I discovered Brenda Sue's store when I stumbled on her videos while researching on how to use Gilder's Paste to colorize metal jewelry.

Since then I've not only bought a couple of trial pots of Gilder's Paste, I've gotten to know Brenda Sue Landsowne herself. Like me, she loves to nurture creativity.  So if you'd like to try this product out yourself, Brenda Sue is sponsoring this wonderful Gilder's Paste and Stampings Starter Kit giveaway valued at $60 shown above.


The kit consists of  3 key colors of Gilder's paste - Patina, Inca Gold and German Silver - as well as around 12 key pieces of raw stampings.  A dimpled cuff is included which  works really well with this product.

Shown here are Brenda's designs which demonstrate how beautiful the pieces can look. She often mixes paint, Gilder's Paste and ICE resin finishes - the latter gives a glossy look. Doesn't this layered flower creation look gorgeous?



There are many types of raw brass stampings available at B'Sue boutiques besides other findings for mixed media, altered art, steampunk and vintage jewelry making. The stampings are made in the US with vintage dies. Sue said, "these are EXACTLY the pieces that were used to make the funky flower-power jewelry from the late 50's to late 60's. You can achieve that old cold-paint enameled look on these petals in a variety of ways. One is simply to spray paint them in a tent. To be authentic, you spray paint the BACKS ivory, and the fronts, whatever color you choose. "


Brenda Sue's love of old things got her started on buying and selling in the antiques market, particularly collectable vintage jewelry over 20 years ago. She eventually melded her innate creativity with making jewelry from old pieces, a lot of it. Her work has been published in print. She switched gears when people kept asking her how to make jewelry themselves. So she took the plunge to grow a business where she could share and talk about what she loved.

Brenda Sue was an early adopter of the internet - her first website opened in 1997!  Today B'Sue Boutiques is a small 6-person store. The staff includes her grown son Jordan who was the reason why his mother was looking for extra income all those years ago.


 
Brenda Sue and I share much the same philosophy. On her site, she says, " Don't ever let anyone tell you that you cannot make jewelry. Do not delude yourself into thinking that you have no talent. Everyone has talent."
        
"When you look at a component, think not of what it is, but what it might BECOME in your hands. It can become whatever you wish it to be..."

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, June 27, 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.

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135 comments:

  1. This looks awesome. I've been curious about gilder's paste since you wrote about it.

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  2. Oh, and I'm already a subscriber.

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  3. I too have recently found B'sue. I am as captured by her personality as I am of her work. I started with 2 guilder's pastes and soon realized I needed more, and more pieces to work on, and more, more, more. Ruth C.

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  4. Oh, I'm in love! You have introduced me to so many new concepts and artists, but this is one of the best. I would love a chance to start using these pieces in my jewelry.
    I am already a subscriber. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  5. Forgot, I'm also a Facebook fan!

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  6. B'Sue is fantastic , so is Gilders. I've been 'painting' brass for years but really have fallen in love with Gilders. Thanks

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  7. I follow and look forward to the next post, I love the giveaway idea, it's a great way to try something new.

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  8. After I read your article on glider paste I really wanted to try it out..but the kits were expensive.Winning this would help me learn/add another skill in my basket helping me become a real jeweller someday...

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  9. The Gilder's paste looks like an awesome tool! I would love to win some and the raw stampings. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I am a subscriber to your blog and love it!

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  11. As always I follow you through GFC

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  12. Like you on facebook as both Divya and Jewelsofsayuri

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  13. Thank you for this giveaway. I have her as "like" on facebook.

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  14. I paint and I make jewelry, so I would have great fun with this.

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  15. Awesome! I'm a subsriber and I have just "liked" as well.
    Would love to win it!

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  16. I posted yesterday saying I just found your site! I was up til midnight last night learning some new techniques! I absolutely LOVE these patinaed pieces!

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  17. This is amazing! And something new for me learn to do! Def will look up on Facebook!

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  18. I love B'Sue, thanks Pearl for the heads up.

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  19. I have never seen anything like this. What an amazing addition to my creativity and designs. This opens up a whole new world!!!

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  20. oooh more toys to play with! This would be so fun!
    I already follow here on the blog, twitter, FB and on the jewelry forum :D lol I know the last one doesn't count!

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  21. I love the patina's you can get with those.


    I'm a subscriber to your blog, facebook, twitter and your website.

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  22. I would love to try that guilders paste...have seen a lot about it. I follow the blog, FB, and Twitter. Tweeted the giveaway too. crossing fingers :0)

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  23. Hi Pearl,

    B Sue is quite a character if her videos are any example. I love her devil-may-care attitude. I've tried the guilders paste, and it really is an amazing transformer!

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  24. This is fabulous! I saw the article on how to use the gilder's paste, and plan to use it. Also,
    B'Sue is a great resource. Thank you.

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  25. I love B'Sue and The Beading Gem...I look forward to your posts every day. It's always something fabulous! Besides subscribing to your blog, I am a fan on facebook and a follower on twitter. I've also placed a few orders with B'Sue recently and her products and videos are great.

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  26. Hi, I get an email of your blog every day & get B'Sues' weekly newsletter.This is an awesome way to experiment with a new technique-some of us on fixed incomes can't always afford to try new things. Thanks for both the give away & the daily blog newsletter. I don't know how to follow a blog if it doesn't come as an email!

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  27. This is the first I've heard of Gilder's Paste but the designs done with it are beautiful. It is something I am now looking into using. I am a subscriber through Google Reader.

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  28. That looks really interesting! It would be fun to use!

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  29. I follow your blog with google reader.

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  30. This looks like a great way to try something new for jewelry making. I follow on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

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  31. Thanks for introducing Sue'B boutiques! I too have recently learned about Gilder's Paste & have wanted to try it. So, for me, this is an incredible give-away chance to explore & create with something new. Thanks Pearl! I look forward to reading your blog everyday because it opens new creative windows for me to explore. I am also a Facebook fan. Sorry, I don't use Twitter!

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  32. What amazing colors can be created using this paste,its like wearing a rainbow. Or if you choose make a lovely blended and muted colors combination. I love to learn new techniques and use different mediums so I am so sure that this prize would be a huge creativity booster. I am a follower on Facebook

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  33. I am a follower.....wow what a great give away, I haven't tried Gilders paste yet so I am really excited about this give away!

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  34. Thanks for the intro to B'Sue and her magic! I love the style and fascination of these beautiful brass designs, but never knew brass could be "colorized" like this. Hmmmmm... perhaps a new obsession is being added to my jewelry technique repertoire?

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  35. Oh my god beautiful i would love to win this so i can try it keep up the good work

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  36. I am always looking to try new crafts and this looks great!

    sarahliz_86@yahoo.com

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  37. You always introduce such great ideas, and are so supportive of other artists, thanks for the reminder to us all - we all can create jewellery.
    B'Sue's work looks beautiful, and thanks for the opportunity to learn about it,
    Judith

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  38. Thank you for the giveaway! This looks like a great skill to add to my jewelry making!

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  39. for some reason it won't let me post a comment on your blog. I've signed in like 10 times already. but...........

    (via Facebook)

    You're entered now! Pearl

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  40. Same here , have tried repeatedly and keeps asking me to sign in infuriating!! think the whole of blogger is fried today. please can you add me too ! am a blog follower too and obv a facebook liker ;)

    (via Facebook)

    You're now added! Pearl

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  41. Some people are having problems with the comment box today so I have switched from embedded to a pop up box. Let me know via Facebook if you are still have trouble.

    Pearl

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  42. Thought I would attempt again :) I wanted to say How fab Bsue is !

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  43. yay!! it worked. I am am fan on facebook and a blog follower of both you & Bsue. have been wanting to try Gilders ever since she started stocking it & I watched the fab tutorials on youtube :)

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  44. I can't wait to embellish my wireworking projects with the gilders' paste. Just one more excellent reason to expand my bling education ..oh and my studio.
    Facebook fan,blog subscriber,and very old hippie who can visualize many new creations,..coming soon!

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  45. What an amazing giveaway Sue and Pearl! Guilder's paste is just one more of those cool supplies that I would like to incorporate into my polymer clay and mixed media jewelry pieces. The unlimited patina's you can create with it, adds another creative element for getting that truly one-of-a-kind look. I would love to see what I could create with these cool supplies!

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  46. It would be one more thing I wasn't afraid to try! I'm a blog subscriber, thanks!

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  47. I loved the inspirational quotes! I have made things and have people turn their noses up and not just one but several people and I think, hmm whats wrong with it or I? then along comes soneone who "gets it"! and your heart soars! Not everyone likes everything or appreciates all art. But its the few who do that make you want to learn and do more!

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  48. I just found out about gilder's paste through B'Sue recently and it looks sooooo cool!! What a great giveaway!

    I'm a blog and facebook and twitter follower/fan!!!

    Thanks :D

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  49. This looks so much fun! Even if I don't win this giveaway I am surely going to get some.

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  50. Been a fan of your Facebook page for some time. I love all of your articles. Keep up the great work. http://www.facebook.com/wildgiftdesigns

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  51. I found out about gilder's paste and B'sue thanks to your blog, and have been eager to try it out ever since. Kinda ... just waiting for my next paycheck, heheh.

    I've been wanting to bring some color to my brass findings for a while now, and in combination with diamond glaze or ICE resin it looks sooooooooo close to enamel! And I have been trying to figure out how to do faux enamel for a while now ...

    I subscribed to your blog a little while ago, and I also follow you on Twitter.

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  52. Did not know you had a Twitter profile. Just started following you there too. Cheers!

    http://twitter.com/WildGiftDesigns

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  53. I have one pot of gilders paste and I want more, more, more. I have had such fun playing with it on a number of things. I've watched Sue's tutorials and learned from those. I'm a facebook fan and a subscriber.

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  54. I have never tried Guilder's Paste. Would love to. I am always ready to try new stuff. I love Sue's tutes and keep an eye on Facebook. and all the wonderful new ideas and pretties.
    Gramnan Moore
    gramnanmoore.artfire.com
    gramnan.etsy.com

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  55. I saw a video a couple of weeks ago on the Gilders paste and would love to try it. I follow the blog and your Facebook page and I have learned a lot from these articles. Thank you.

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  56. I've seen a video of her demonstrating it and am excited about trying the new paste. I'm also a subscriber.

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  57. Would love to try the product. Am a blog subscriber as well as Facebook fan.

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  58. I love this stuff! Thanks for sharing this technique, which then led me to B'Sue. I'm now following the Blog to learn more about it!

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  59. I've recently heard of gilder's paste from other bloggers & would LOVE to try it! Thanks for more great info!

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  60. i love this, i am already a subscriber of hers and love her videos

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  61. HI This is the first I ever heard of this product because I'm new to this medium but it took my breath away when I see some of Brenda's designs. I hope to win so I can learn this and gain more knowledge:)
    Janice

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  62. WOW! How incredibly beautiful! This is something I've GOT to try!

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  63. Almost forgot: I am a blog subscriber and also a Facebook Fan!

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  64. I would love to try the Gilder's paste! Love you on facebook too!

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  65. Oh, I'd love to try this out! I'm already a follower of this blog and on Twitter and a Faceboook fan!

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  66. Gilder's Paste is new to me and something I would love to try. I am a Facebook fan and really, really enjoy your blog. I have set up a separate file to save your daily hints. Thanks so much! =^.^=

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  67. I have tried almost everything that B'sue has recommended just not the Gilder's paste. Really want to try it as I just bought some cuffs from her and want to color them. Thanks!
    Jenny Smith
    HudaThot Jewelry on Etsy
    twooldfrts@hotmail.com

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  68. I've been wanting to try some gilder's paste and this would be the perfect way!

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  69. And, I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  70. I'd love to play with this, I've already started playing with resin. :) I'm an email subscriber, a fan of your FB page, and a Twitter follower. :)

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  71. What a great and creative artist. I just love the product. Never heard of this tecnique before !!!
    I'm a subscriber and a Face Book Fan also.

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  72. What great ideas...thanks for sharing!! I am following your blog and will find you on Facebook!
    Elaine Gill

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  73. Love those cuffs in the 2nd to last pic! Gorgeous!

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  74. Wow! I love the flower with dangly pretties hanging from the bottom...gorgeous jewelry! Soooo Talented!!

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  75. I liked your facebook fan page and already been following you on twitter. I also liked the B'Sue Boutiques fan page. She has a lot of great tips too.

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  76. I have been using Gilder's paste as a highlight on resin flower cabs which are painted with acrylic paint. I love Gilder's paste as it's so easy to use. It gives an extraordinary look in a second.

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  77. This is a GREAT prize for a lucky person - thanks SO much for this giveaway!

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  78. I also subscribe to THE BEADING GEM'S JOURNAL; it's my FAVORITE email every day - it's always interesting and I learn so much.

    Thanks again for this GREAT giveaway!

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  79. Very nice giveaway and a great way to start experimenting with Gilder's Paste. I have one color i got fron B'sue and one is not enough! Patina is the color is am lusting after at the moment,.

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  80. I just became a FaceBook fan as well as Lisa Cone.

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  81. Hi there from Daffydill, I'm quite intriqued with this post and the things that you've done with the Gilders Paste. In my type of creativity I find sometimes that I cannot use some of the "metals" that I've found in my deconstruction because of patina issues. Very cool post, great giveaway! Found you on Facebook!

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  82. Looks like so much fun! -facebook fan

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  83. Thank you for holding this fantastic giveaway. The pieces you've shown here are gorgeous. I have also found B'sue's blog and video tutes very helpful. Good luck everyone!

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  84. I love finding new ways to embellish my jewelry. I love your blog. Just liked you on FB so I can follow you. Right now I'm working on items to sell in the fall when the Seasonal and Holiday visitors return to the Gulf Coast here in Florida. The treasures that I've picked up recently in a local resale shop could use some help. The gilders paste would make a nice addition to my media stash.

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  85. wow-I've never used anything like this and would love to try. The pieces are absolutely beautiful. I check your blog everyday and find the most outstanding artists-thank you for all your research and creativity

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  86. I am a FB fan and a follower of this blog! This is a really neat giveway! I would love to play with guilder's paste. I am about to take a stamping class and a dapping class so it would be a neat thing to add! :)

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  87. BSue is the best! Her generosity and spirit come through on her videos and make you feel like she is a personal friend. Her instructions are all inclusive, successes and mistakes, which allow you to grow as an artist. Would love to try Gilders Paste, already hooked on BSueBoutiques web site!
    Natalie Eisen
    Outre Art

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  88. What a neat giveaway! I'd love to try some of this stuff out.

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  89. This looks like something to really experiment with! I'd love to try it!

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  90. I love B'sue!! I found her the same way through her videos on Youtube and couple of months ago.

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  91. This is a fantastic opportunity to try Gilders Paste and some of the beautifully made raw brass that B'Sue Boutiques has to offer. I have used some of the Gilders colors, but do not have them all. I have been a follower of B'Sue since she started on Facebook and since I started making jewelry. She is my jewelry hero! I have learned SO MUCH from her. I recommend all of her videos for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals, then just let your own imagination take it from there!!!! Thanks for sponsering this giveaway! I am a BIG fan and a follower!

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  92. I love B sue boutiques and Bsue! This products are amazing! . I just became a fan ;). Cynthia fro
    Exotic Peru.

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  93. B'Sue is a really nice shop -- I've ordered from her several times. As I really love brass and I've been wanting to try gilder's paste for ages, I must take the opportunity to comment for a chance to win these goodies.

    I'm a blog follower.

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  94. The beading Gem's Journal's newsletter/blog is my favourite, it always has interesting jewellery and history.
    I was looking up Enameling today but this looks a lot easier, and has a beautiful finish, too.
    Now I've added B'Sue to my favourite blogs.

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  95. I can't believe my weiry eyes when I found this sight,let alone this!! inspirational

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  96. Hi Pearl,
    Your blog is one of the first I read every morning. I'm a subscriber and just heading over to facebook to become a fan. I love Sue's jewellery and have ordered from her several times in the past. Great to discover a new material to work with.

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  97. I have been wanting to play with the Gilder's paste since you wrote about it. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  98. And I follow you on twitter.

    Shaiha_

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  99. What a fabulous giveaway!! I've subscribed to B'Sue for a while now and just love her products and great tips and techniques. Your blog too,love all your tips and the cool info you post.Thanks for this opportunity!!

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

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  101. Sharon Siqueiros already likes you on FB

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  102. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! Hope international readers are eligible!

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  103. I'm a blog follower too. Thanks again for the chance.

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  104. I have been wanting to experiment with this myself.... Thanks for such a wonderful Giveaway!

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  105. I just started following your blog also. Can't wait to see what other information you share!

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  106. I just started making jewelry and found you and B'Sue and am learning a lot! Thanks for the tips and encouragement! I can't wait to experiment more with Gilder's Paste!

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  107. PRODUCTS LOOK WONDERFUL!

    (via Facebook)

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  108. AMAZING work of ART!!! This is something I would be interested in trying

    (via Facebook)

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  109. Marsha IngebretsonJune 22, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    So love your designs! Gilder's paste looks awesome! Would so love to give it a try.

    (Via Facebook)

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  110. Rosemarie JohnsonJune 22, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    I want to try this so bad. Off to the craft store tomorrow! Love it!

    (via Facebook)

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  111. Thanks, Pearl, for suggesting we do this giveaway at her blog! Wow, so many comments! And so heartening to see how many already watch B'sue Boutiques You Tubes and frequent our website. Any who haven't, please come to the B'sue Boutiques Facebook Fan Page and like us! You'll enjoy the posts there, too! I am delighted to provide these materials and I hope if YOU win, you will come to our FB fanpage and share what you do with them, with us. That would be so GREAT!

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  112. Pearl, thanks for posting this. So glad you found B'sue! I will be sure to check out more of your information, and I look forward to learning more from you, and with you!

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  113. Ooooh! New stuff to play with!

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  114. Wow, I've never seen this before. Sounds great!

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  115. The effects she achieves are totally awesome. One of the things I love about this line of work is that there's an opportunity to learn something new every day.

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  116. Oh wow! That looks like it would be fun. :) Throw my name in too please! :)
    And thanks for posting this on the about.com jewelry forum.

    http://www.artfire.com/users/KittyDJewelry

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  117. awesome! i follow on fb and twitter. :)

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  118. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

    Annabel (also sciuro@facebook)

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  119. just found you today and could not get enough of your fab teaching videos, as well as a healthy dose of 'truisms'. Thanks for all your advice and inspirations..:)

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  120. The Jolly JewelerJune 26, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    I am a subscriber too and can't wait to try this for patinaing my jewelry. I work with copper and brass...as well as silver...and love adding color, especially to brass

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  121. I just watched your videos on Gilder's paste last week and bought some, and some Renaissance Wax. I have a bunch of your stampings and can't wait to get started. Thanks for being such an awesome resource to the craftsperson.

    Dora

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  122. I'm a follower and customer. Good luck everyone

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  123. Hi JeannieK - the giveaway is over but thanks for the visit. Check the blog for future giveaways.

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  124. Always looking for INSPIRATION... glad I found you!

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  125. Thank you B'Sue and Pearl. I have been using Gilder's paste on raw brass stampings. They are easy to use. I wish to use those three colors to create different combination. Hope I get the giveaway. I'm a blog subscriber.

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