Monday, June 18, 2012

Gem Rio's Beaded Earrings Giveaway

By on Monday, June 18, 2012 55 Comments

Not many of you know this, but when I first started along this never ending jewelry making path, I began with bead work.  One of my favorite things to bead are earrings especially the Native American style ones with fringes. They are not only fun to make but offer huge design and color variations.

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Californian Deci Worland, who reads this blog, also loves this style as she makes many, many Commanche style earrings. I really mean lots as you can see from her Etsy shop Gem Rio. You can easily see her passion not just from the large number of earrings but the fact that she hasn't repeated any of the designs. Shown here are some of my favorites.

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Deci has strong interests in the Fine Arts, starting as a painter in theater and set design.  As she was also into costuming, she started making earrings because they were so portable and the craft helped her pass the time backstage. She certainly enjoys the relaxing part.

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She now lives in the country and switched to painting signs and designing logos. She is also a Renaissance actor, sells her jewelry and occasionally does piece work for the fashion industry.

beaded earrings

I asked Deci why Native American styles?  She explained, "As a small child, I was influenced by my cousin in the Pacific Northwest. He was Native American and a talented artist and carver. He often babysat me and I tended to follow him around. Also, totem poles were all over the place, and their spirit was in me.  I'm from the English side of the family, but many first cousins, aunts and uncles were Native People and I am sure they inspired me."

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Her productivity is impressive.  Perhaps she would give us some tips? Deci says, " My advice - learn the basics of working with jump rings and wire. Work those pliers! Learn some basic bead weaving, peyote and brick stitch. And just go with it." I am also positive that Deci uses up every spare moment she has very well. Makes sense as she says she is one of those people who always has to be making something.

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Deci has kindly offered one free pair of earrings from her store for one lucky winner. Any style, not just the Commanche style ones.  She is also offering a 20% discount exclusive to the readers of this blog. Just use the code GT101. So check out her store!

Giveaway
Not so good with beading but want a gorgeous pair made by Deci?  Then please 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. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This is an international giveaway.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or followeretc . If you also do shout outs about this giveaway,  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, June 25, 2012. 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! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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55 comments:

  1. pglenda@yahoo.comJune 18, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Very pretty earrings, I would love to give it a try!!

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  2. I could never choose just one pair they all are gorgeous- and I'd love to know what stitch was used to make the disks as they have given me an idea for Bollywood style ones, made with all seed beads

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  3. definitely would love a pair but could never choose as they are all beautiful would love to try making Bollywood style earrings with seed beads- but will have to check on what stitches would be best to use

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  4. These look fabulous and cant believe the shop has 109 such beauties...fabulous.

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  5. I follow you through GFC & facebook

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  6. Lovely earrings ! I'd love to try my luck !!

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  7. I forgot to say that I am a follower ..

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  8. Hi Deci: I am so happy to find your blog. You are a great artist. Love your American Indian designs. Very beautiful color selections for the beads and you syle is so awesome. Many blessings to you. Greetings from Long Island, New York, Adrienne

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  9. Hi pearl LOVE YOU and your site! Thanks so much for the jietwelry making s and ideas I receive every day, always look forward to them! The giveAWAY sounds great! connie.adams95@yahoo.com

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  10. Hope to win this gorgeous Native American Earrings. Great designs and unique work. ♥

    via Facebook

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  11. These are SO fantastic! I have yet to try bead weaving, but these are inspirational.

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  12. These designs are great. I would be proud to wear a pair or give them as a gift to my Friend Battling Cancer to cheer her up!

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  13. She does gorgeous work. I'd love a pair of her earrings.

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

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

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  16. I 'like' you on facebook. KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  17. Awesome is these earrings! I think the extra is a bit of love for beading put into each.

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  18. Awesome is what these earrings are. You can feeling the bead love that goes into them. Great job!

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  19. These earrings are really pretty - I'd love to enter please!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I like The Beading Gem on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  21. I Google+1'd this post - I'm Amber Gibson
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
    https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/215095218880524288
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. such patience!! Absolutely beautiful!
    https://www.facebook.com/PearlsAndDenim
    cjlogie@gmail.com

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  24. I am crazy about all of them, but I am really crazy for the A Gleam of Teal earrings!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  25. I would love to win a pair of her earrings! They are gorgeous!!!

    nicoleburkhart@hotmail.com

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  26. The Silver Music-Wire Wrapped Earrings are fun and so pretty.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  27. Would love to have a pair of Deci's earrings!
    Nancy (grrltech@gmail.com)

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  28. Wow! Talk about some gorgeous earrings. I especially like the Autumn Hint of Green

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  29. Let' see.

    GFC Follower: Shaiha
    FB: Shaiha Wiliams
    Twitter: Shaiha_

    And I shared on FB

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  30. thanks for the giveaway
    xchriszollx@aol.com

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  31. these are beautiful :)
    tamarsweeps at gmail

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  32. Fb fan (Blogul cu Hainutze) and Twitter fan (@blogulcuhainute)

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  33. These are beautiful, love the native American look
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful earrngs, she really has an eye for color and style. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  35. I love handcrafted jewelery because they are more unique. The ones above by Deci are beautiful. I would love to win a pair.

    darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. These are very gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance!

    kstrycker787@gmail.com

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  37. I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  38. The earrings are beautiful would love to win some
    cookster77@aol.com

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  39. like you on facebook ERin Cook
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  40. These are pretty cool, thanks
    willdebbie97 at yahoo.com

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  41. Absolutely beautiful, I really love the purple and green one at the top.
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway. The earrings are so nice.
    kathlynebrown at yahoo dot com

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  43. Like you on fb ( Kathy Emerick)
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  44. I love Native American jewelrey. These are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  45. email sub
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  46. added you to g+ ( Kat Emerick)
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  47. I would like these:
    Bead Woven Earrings- Baby Arrow
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85291729/bead-woven-earrings-baby-arrow
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  48. I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
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  49. I liked you on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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  50. I subscribed By RSS on google reader.
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  51. These earrings are beautiful. Would love to win a pair. Thanks!
    lrlucky7@hotmail.com

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  52. Those are really pretty with lots of detail! I'd love the chance to win!

    khristalsweeps@gmail.com

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  53. Breathtaking....I am speechless right now...ahhhhhhhhhh......Very nice!

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