Monday, November 14, 2011

B'Sue Boutiques $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, November 14, 2011 48 Comments

Remember Brenda Sue from B' Sue Boutiques? Well, she's back to sponsor this new $25 gift certificate giveaway!  

Brenda Sue's store sells a range of components but her big specialty is brass stampings.  The previous giveaway also featured Gilder's Paste (see my past post on how to use Gilder's Paste to colorize metal jewelry).  The resulting jewelry will surely please vintage and collage style fans.

She is extremely knowledgeable on vintage jewelry having bought and sold many pieces in her long career.

Shown above is a set she made several years ago from "stampings, a re-purposed locket (which you really can't see as it's encrusted with collage) vintage beads and jewels.   There is a piece of old Italian mosaic in it as well.   A nice marriage of just a teensy bit of re-purposed pieces, the total effect may be a little fussy, but the earrings would be mod-chick style from the sixties and go okay with Five and Dime. If I were making them NOW,  I would pair them with a different brooch."  

She also explained, "The type of brooch with the dangling locket is definitely Five and Dime Style; dangling locket brooches were a big hit for companies like Coro in the 40's and 50's."

Brenda Sue possesses a tremendous can-do attitude. She herself constantly experiments with new ways to use different components and materials.  What shines through in her delightful Youtube presentations (more than 50  to date) is her bubbly personality and her tell-it-as-it-is approach.

Mistakes are not edited out - like the time when the blade of her craft knife fell off and she cracked as she tried to replace it, "Is there going to be blood?" Was there?  You'll have to watch one of the video's below to find out!

She also encourages us not to be too hard on ourselves especially when first starting out.  In one video she promoted a new motto "embrace imperfection" and also added another tongue-in-cheek one, "fix the dumbness"!  I certainly have practiced both along my own jewelry making journey.

Shown below are a few of her most recent videos featuring tips and new approaches.

Gilder's Paste and Nail Polish, New Ways to Distress Metals, Tips and Tricks from the nail salon

 

 Brass Stampings as Clay Molds, Conditioning Clay

 

Sari Ribbon Fiber Tricks and Ideas

 

Giveaway
To win this gift certificate, all you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs,  those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, November 21, 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!


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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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48 comments:

  1. Thank you for the giveaway chance! I have been drooling over B'Sue Boutiques for awhile, but with new house, new job and Christmas...

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  2. Wild yet beautiful stone pieces...cant believe that sari ribbon is a big trend in the west...my grandma should have seen it being used in jewelry

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  3. I am your loyal follower and like you on facebook tooo ;)

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  4. Count me in, looks like fun!!!
    Carol
    www.DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  5. what a great give away! I love B Sues stuff!

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  6. oh, and i'm a blog subscriber too :3

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  7. Great Giveaway! I love B'Sues boutique!

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  8. I am a blog follower and have liked you on FB!

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  9. you give us more inspiration with everything you do.Just can't thank you enough.Love the way you show different things. Please keep up the good work. One day I hope to be as good as you are. God Bless

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  10. I love her videos!! I love how she doesn't edit out "mistakes" and how she doesn't worry about having a perfect edit, but really shows how to do the techniques in a way that is not intimidating. I want to go watch them all now! I would love to win this--I'm a blog subscriber, a twitter follower, and a facebook fan! Hopefully the extra entries will help :) Thanks Pearl!

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  11. I love B'Sue Boutiques sign me up for this giveaway!!!
    Shannon C

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  12. Pearl, I'm a long-time fan of yours AND of B'sue's! I've featured B'sue Boutiques and lots of Brenda's wonderful articles and YouTube videos on my Squidoo lens,Vintage Beads and Jewelry Supplies (and how to make them into fabulous vintage-inspired jewelry!). Especially with money being so tight these days, I'd be thrilled to win a gift certificate to add to my private hoard of goodies from B'sue! :)

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  13. Great giveaway, love her store, would love the gift certificate. I posted on Facebook and Google+. Twitter wasn't working. I am a blog subscriber.

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  14. Found you via B'Sue! Subscribed to your blog (via Google Reader RSS), followed on Twitter, liked on Facebook...and will publish this to my FB page, too. Lovely stuff! Can't wait to read your blog.

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  15. I love b'sues products and use them as much as I can. The only thing holding me back is beeing able aford to purchase more. she has veru resonable prices but like pringles and pistatios you cant stop with one and keep adding to the basket till my husband eye starts ticking from the bill.

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  16. I love Gilders Paste, and I'm gonna have to try the nail polish with it. I subscribe to both B'Sue Boutiques blog and Beading Gem's blog. I follow both also on twitter and facebook. Both of your blogs are my favorites and I look forward to your posts daily. Hope I win!

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  17. Excellent giveaway - I follow B'Sue's blog and Facebook and cannot wait to try some of her stuff, but budget constraints etc. This Gift Certificate would be awesome!

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  18. Beading Gem & B'Sue Boutique...I'm in heaven! Follow you both. Just bought some fantastic pendants & links from B'Sue. The necklace & bracelet sold in a flash.
    Thank you ladies for this giveaway chance!

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  19. I follow/subscribe to your blog. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  20. I follow you on facebook.

    http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  21. I follow you on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  22. Just tweeted about your giveaway. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  23. I can't wait to try Gilder's Paste! Thank you for the inspiration, B'Sue!

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  24. I am new to jewelry making and just discovered B'Sue's videos-she is such a blast! Just "liked" you on FB. Thanks for this contest.

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  25. I really enjoy B'Sues shop,blog and newsletter..so many lovely goodies to be creative with! I ordered once and am looking forward to ordering again,i love all of the Bezels !!
    great giveaway,thanks!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  26. I have been a B'sue addict for quite a few years now :) Love the store and the videos are so inspiring.
    I am a facebook fan and a blog subscriber.
    Thanks for the chance to win a goody certificate

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  27. B'sue is always a great teacher. Her videos are useful and fun! I hope to win this prize! Thanks for tha chance.

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  28. I'm one of your blog subscribers too! Thanks.

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  29. I'm your blog follower and a huge fan of B'sue.

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  30. This is definitely a post I'll have to return to when I have more time as I have really wanted to try some of the metal glazes and antiquing medias. The video tutorials all look interesting but since each are a bit long they're not ones to rush through.

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  31. I have bookmarked this post, so I can watch the videos when I have time. I would love a chance to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  32. I LOVE to shop at B'SueBoutiques.com ! She sells only the BEST of the BEST! Customer Service is AWESOME! And her videos have taught me SO much! Her ongoing, sincere support for all of us out here making jewelry is SO appreciated!

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  33. Great giveaway!! Love B'Sue's tutorials!!

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  34. I'm going to subscribe. I'm a big fan of B'Sue. She has wonderful things.

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  35. I follow you on facebook. I tweeted this giveaway.

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  36. I follow you on FB and from 2 twitter accounts, and subscribe through email. :) I've been watching B'Sue's videos for a while now and they're very helpful!

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  37. yay! I'm her returning costumer! I love love her blog and shop. :)

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  38. I blogged: http://www.heartinghandmade.com/2011/11/cute-giveaways-this-week-3.html. :)

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  39. Hi Pearl I have subscribed to your blog which is fab by the way and facebooked and tweeted. I found you through B'Sue's blog. Jewellery making is very therapeutic and having amazing components only makes it better!

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  40. Thanks for the opportunity - B'Sue is one of my fave's!! ~~T

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  41. I would love to get some beading supplies.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  42. Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=195768560505417&id=100000413913778
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  43. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/138497129055395840
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  44. I Google+ the giveaway.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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