Monday, January 16, 2012

My Wired Imagination's $50 Gift CertificateGiveaway

By on Monday, January 16, 2012 132 Comments

Do you love doing wire jewelry?  If so, you probably would have encountered Florida based Bobbi Maw, the passionate wire artisan behind Imaginations-Jewelry.

Self taught, Bobbi has been wire wrapping for over 20 years. A car accident ended her career as a graphic designer so she turned to jewelry making as a hobby.

It soon became her obsession.  She was finally able to turn it into her second career making jewelry for sale as well as teaching the craft. 

She sells her finished jewelry and tutorials as My Wired Imagination on Etsy, Artfire and Handmade Artists Shop. Her work really lives up to her shop motto : "The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." These are designs to be treasured.

As you can see from my hand picked favorites, Bobbi is accomplished. Her bling rings such as the Marcella design above feature large Swarovski crystals for that extra sparkle. These awesome hoop earrings below are the much tinier versions of her wire work bracelets.


I also love these lovely lockets which enclose crystals and beads.


These heart and flowers earrings are not just beautiful but show off her skill with wire. You can see more pictures in her Flickr collection.


Bobbi is starting to add more free tutorials in her blog like these sweet faux bow angel wings. So be sure you check it out!  I've also added the link to it in my past post on how to make angel jewelry and ornaments.


Giveaway
Bobbi has graciously offered a $50 gift certificate towards either one of her finished designs or custom design tutorials to one lucky winner.

To win it, all you have to do is make a comment below.Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc . If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

This international giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, January 23. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Good luck!

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132 comments:

  1. Stunning wire work! As someone who is just starting out, winning this would be wonderful.

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  2. I'd love to try her 'Story Teller Link Bracelet'' tutorial

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  3. Hi, please enter me in Bobbi's giveaway. Her finished pieces are gorgeous!

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  4. Hi again. I get your newsletter, but just added myself as a follower on google. thanks :)

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  5. She does fantastic wirework. I'd love a tutorial from her.

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  6. I follow your blog.
    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm a fan on facebook.

    http://KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  8. Wow! I have seen some wonderful wire work in the past, but these pieces are absolutely beautiful. One of the best wrappers I have every seen! The earrings are so delicate.

    I wish she taught classes!!

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  9. Forgot to say that I am a blog subscriber and a fan on Facebook.

    I want that custom tutorial!! :)

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  10. Hi Pearl, I love Bobbi's work, her tutorials are remarkable as is her work! Love it that she is self-taught and has a fabulous "imagination". Wirework is one of my favourite methods I use too, now off to check out her newest tuts. As always, a great post Pearl, I read everyone one that you send and learn something new everytime!

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  11. I follow you on twitter.

    http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  12. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/#!/kayzkreationz/status/158901938325426177

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  13. I posted to my facebook group page, Etsy/Artfire United

    http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  14. Love her work...esp the floral earrings and stacked pendants

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  15. Following you through GFC & facebook

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  16. I want to start making wire jewelry.
    Am I the first one to leave comment? I hope I'm the lucky one. I'm your blog subscriber and I post in my blog http://corallaw.blogspot.com/2012/01/50-gift-certificategiveaway.html

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  17. These pieces are stunning! I'd love to sign up for the giveaway!

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  18. I also follow your blog in my Google Reader. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  19. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  20. Email subscriber.

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  21. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-wired-imaginations-50-gift.html

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  22. Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

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  23. Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover

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  24. Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover/posts/327369223963787

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  25. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover/status/158912142530199552

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  26. Wow- these designs are spectacular! The hearts and flower earrings are to die for. She takes wire to a whole other level. I'd love the tutorial for the earrings(either pair) or the pendant or anything. I follow you through email and on FB.

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  27. eromanqueen@hotmail.comJanuary 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Really love your work. Hope that one day my work can be as great as hers.

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  28. Yey, an international giveaway!! Gorgeous designs, will definitely have to check out the tutorials (*after* I finish my multitudinous UFOs)

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  29. Oh my goodness! I wish I could do wirework like hers! Her stuff is stunning!

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  30. I love those pieces.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Beautiful as always. I would love to win!!
    Carol
    www.Designingit.etsy.com

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  34. So very AWESOME!!! Bobbi's wirework here is incredible, I'd be so tickled to win this being a beginner also, I need all the help I can get!!
    I am a BLOG follower

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  35. I am your newest FAN of Facebook(for one entry to your fabulous giveaway!!

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  36. I am your newest follower on Twitter and I tweeted about your giveaway(for one entry to your fabulous giveaway!!

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  37. I am your newest Blog follower (for one entry to your fabulous giveaway!!

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  38. I love wire working. Bobbi is so talented!

    I wish I could do what she does.

    malibran (at) cox (dot) net

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  39. I am also an e-mail blog subscriber

    malibran (at) cox (dot) net

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  40. and I am a fan on FB.

    malibran (at) cox (dot) net

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  41. I'm fascinated with the crystal hoop earrings & the ring on your blog. Someday I hope to be able to create something half as stunning!

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  42. oOo Yes I will spread the news - on all my sites 4Sure:) Well worth opening my Email This Morning <3

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  43. Her work is outstanding and would love to win the opportunity to take advantage of her tutorials as a newbie to this!

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  44. jackie paulson wants to win in the giveaway jackiepaulson8@gmail.com Entered today.

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  45. Wow, I'd actually bought some of the tutorials. Love to have more!!
    Great Giveaway.

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  46. These pieces are quite special! Thanks for sharing the this. And of course the contest is great too. I shared it to Facebook as well.

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  47. Bobbi's wire work is perfection! I think I own all of her tutorials, and I can attest to the fact that if you follow the tut, you can make fabulous jewelry!!!

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  48. She is amazing. When I first started off in wire she was a big inspiration. What a talented lady!

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  49. Wow!! That is some of the most stunning wire wrapping that i have ever seen! AMAZING! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Alright, It has been posted to my Vixens Natural Jewelry FB fan page, Tweeted, Google+, Subscribed on You Tube, and now off to pin on Pinterest. I think I covered them all? lol Thanks!

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  51. I love the wire designs that she makes. I wish I had her talent and ability. I'm just learning to do wire and find it awkward right now but I'm not giving up. Thanks for posting these pictures.

    (via email)

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  52. I have fallen in love with your stuff, I hope I win something because I could never choose just one thing, nor tutorial either.

    (via email)

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  53. Oh wow! I love these!

    Via Facebook

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  54. very beautiful and creative work. I love it.

    (via Facebook)

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  55. You're amazing!

    (via Facebook)

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  56. Bobbi's work is wonderful - and I sure would love to get more of her tutorials!

    And thank you to the author of Beading Gem's Journal for all the lovely information (jewelry AND historical) - your blog is a treat to receive. I look forward to it every day.

    Lu-C Leisemann {Facebook fan and blog subscriber)

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  57. I am SO Jealous!!! Seriously, though, your work is beautiful. And I checked out your Flickr site, too. So many, many, many beautiful pieces!

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  58. I am a blog subscriber, Facebook Fan, and Twitter follower. This bracelet is fantastic!

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  59. The jewerly is wonderful, I don't wear much because I haven't found much I like (but if I had alot of money these are what I buy and wear

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  60. Wow what gorgeous work! Would love to win some tutorials. :) I'm a FB subscriber, follow through 2 twitter accounts, and an email subscriber.

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  61. Beautiful work!!! I subscribed and liked your facebook page & will be doing some shout outs for you :)

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  62. OMG! So pretty and beautifully done!

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  63. Beautiful work!!! I am a subscriber and facebook fan & will be doing some shout outs for you! :)

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  64. wow what amazing work ! I really love the ring. I am going to check the site out now :) angelfishsherri@hotmail.com

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  65. Amazing wire work and beautiful jewelry.

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  66. Michelle paisley4420@yahoo.comJanuary 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    a newbie here! so glad i found your blog and facebook page...also shared the giveaway...thanks for the inspiration :)

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  67. Such gorgeous jewelry.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  68. Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=145304715584958&id=100000413913778
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  69. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/159015904833830912
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  70. Such delicate wire work, so beautiful, Very generous of her to offer a gift certificate. If I win, I will buy some turorials, and hope mine will turn out as beautiful as hers.

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  71. Oh Man Bobbi's designs are stunning! I have not seen wire designs as lovely or as unique, and I've seen a lot of wire projects. Hope this exposure and giveaway brings her lots of new business!

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  72. she does lovely work! I will be sure to check out her blog.

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  73. These pieces are truly exquisite.

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  74. I've always liked Bobbi's work, it's great to see her work highlighted on your blog. Vicky ;)

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  75. Beautiful work! Bobbi is very accomplished.

    mouska26 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

    P.S. I`m a subscriber and Facebook fan.

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  76. Bobbi's work and ethic is Great! They look awesome. I would love to take one of the classes to get some tips.

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  77. Gorgerous designs! I'll be leaving a shout out on Facebook, Blogger (http://agentwoods.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-wired-imaginations-50-gift.html) Google+ and Pinterest. Cheers!

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  78. Hi Pearl,
    I love to learn new skills.
    Thanks

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  79. Thank you, thank you Pearl, and everyone for the wonderful comments, and compliments!!! I am so very flattered! It didn't just make my day, it made my year:)) What a wonderful start to it!!!!
    Big hugs, and lots of luck to everyone!
    wrap happy,
    Bobbi

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  80. I have all of Wired Imaginations. And even though I haven't made them all, they are inspirational just to look at

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  81. Beautiful jewelry! Would love to win this one ;-).

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  82. Absolutely amazing work!!! Here's my commetn for entry...also, I am a subscriber to your blog...AND...your Facebook page...AND I gave this blog post a shout out at my jewelry FB page! (Liz Carpenter Jewelry) I hope I win!!!

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  83. She has some beautiful work! I particularly like the Vintage Swarovski - Romance Du Matin Sterling Silver Ring


    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  84. Bobbi's work is not only stunning, her tutorials are as complete and detailed as taking a live class. She is a top notch artisan and teacher. Who ever wins this is blessed!!!

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  85. mich3ll35@hotmail.comJanuary 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Gorgeous wire work. Thanks for sharing this artist's work. She is definitely an inspiration!

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  86. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This would be awesome! =)

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  87. Bobbi - your work is very unique and incredibly awesome! It is SO refreshing to see new and inspiring designs and not the same-ol' stuff. Pearl, thanks once again for this great blog - THE BGJ is my favorite daily email!
    Like Bobbi, I, too, had to leave my career due to an injury. I am still struggling with the feelings of not being good enough anymore, and thus, my bead and jewelry designs have been slow to emerge. I would love to learn some of your techniques - not to copy your designs, but to enhance my own.
    I am tweeting and sharing this on my FB pages - both my personal and jewelry page.
    It would truly brighten my new year to win this giveaway!

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  88. Please enter me, I am a subcriber as well via GFC- ♥Short N Sweet♥

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  89. Bobbi's tutorials are wonderful. Her process descriptions are clear and her pix are great.

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  90. I love Bobbi's work! I am wearing 2 rings right now made from her 'filigree ring' tutorial. And I made lovers rings for my nephew and his wife from her 'knot ring' tut. She is amazing!

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  91. I love her crystals, Swarovski Amethyst Crystal and Sterling Silver Ring is my favorite in her shop
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I follow your blog with GFC: Lulu
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. I'm your fan on Facebook: Olesia Flegka
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I also follow you on Twitter: @LuluFleg
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuluFleg/status/159294529491578880
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. Love these wire designs. I would love to win any of her items or better yet one of the the technique tutorials.

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  97. WOW! Beautiful and well-crafted seem understatements about these pieces! I do rustic/untidy work with wire and am SO impressed with Bobbi's expert "finishment."

    I'd be thrilled to win this giveaway - it would be HARD, however, to decide between a piece of jewelry or a tutorial - but I'll force myself to do it!

    Thanks to you both for this generous giveaway!

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  98. I also receive your email newsletter - so please enter me again!

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  99. Wow! So glad I am a newsletter subscriber so I could be introduced to Bobbi's beautiful work! Thanks for featuring talented artists..keep the inspiration coming & have a great day!

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  100. Bobbi's work is stunning, and I've been a fan for a long time! Her tutorials are wonderful and her finished pieces are exquisite. I have most, if not all, of her tutorials!

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  101. Fantastic pieces there!!
    I'd be ecstatic to have one!!

    DESPINA
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  102. I follow you on Facebook, as Despina Vnt

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  103. I follow you via GFC, as deb_oro

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  104. Beautiful beadwork!!!! Thank you!!!

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  105. I'm so inspired by the rings and.those amazing rainbow hoops!
    Tamara Sellman
    www.writersrainbow.com

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  106. I would love to have a peice of Bobbi's beautiful jewlery for myself! Please, please enter & pick me for her contest. Winning this would be so amazing. Thank you:) <3

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  107. Bobbi's jewelry is stunning. Please enter me into the drawing!!

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  108. Beautiful wire work! Would be thrilled to win.
    I'm a blog subscriber, facebook fan, and twitter follower!

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  109. LynnMariePelletierJanuary 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Thanks for introducing us to Bobbi and her beautiful and innovative wire work.

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  110. This is beautiful workmanship!I
    'd love to win one of her pieces!

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  111. This is beautiful workmanship!I
    'd love to win one of her pieces!

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  112. I shared this link on TwitterMy Wired Imagination's $50 Gift CertificateGiveaway - The Beading Gem's Journal: http://bit.ly/xlWKJw via @AddThis

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  113. Hi, I have always loved bobbi's work. Would love to get a gift certificate to indulge some more in her wonderful tutorials. Please count me in :)

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  114. I subscribe to your blog thro' mail and follow you through Facebook too. I just love your blog :)

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  115. verry beautiful stuff you been making

    (via Facebook)

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  116. Beautiful Jewelry!

    via Facebook

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  117. I love your blog but it seems that lately I cannot comment on it. The comment page/box won't open. I have tried on 2 different browsers but it makes no difference.
    Anyway, I wanted to enter the drawing for the $50. gift certificate to Bobbie'sshop. I love her work and it would be an honor to have one of her pieces!

    (via Facebook)

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  118. Try clearing all your browser caches. Sometimes little glitches remain. Hope this helps. If anyone is experiencing this same issue, please contact me.

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  119. love this jewlery

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  120. email subscriber

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  121. follow and tweeted

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  122. like u on facebook-lmurley2000

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  124. tweeted

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  125. This is gorgeous! What an inspiration.

    I'm a blog subscriber/follower and a facebook fan.

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  126. Everything is so pretty! Wow,she makes it look easy! :)

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  127. email subscriber(cyclona66@aol)

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  128. The Beading Gems FB fan(Crystal Marie)

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