Monday, January 25, 2016

Natali Baird's Art Glass $35 Giveaway

By on Monday, January 25, 2016 72 Comments

Natali Baird is a glass artist based in Guelph, Ontario.  She is a fellow member of the Grand River Bead Society.  We bonded soon after I joined and have been fast friends ever since.  So it is a real pleasure to showcase her flame working skills here. She uses primarily borosilicate (pyrex) and soda lime (soft) glass.


Natali lives and breathes art and has done so all her life. A graduate of Sheridan College (glass design) and the University of Windsor's Fine Arts program (sculpture), she has participated in many juried shows.  She also sells on Etsy   She is a trained Artist- Educator and has taught adults as well as school children. I enjoy listening to her stories about her latest teaching program during our lunch dates!


Natali is known for her exquisite hand made glass hearts.  They are unlike any others I have seen before.  Dainty with sweet little points at the bottom and unusual side bails.  Some make for delicate pendants and others are small enough to be used as charms for bracelets and earrings.  Natali takes custom orders for her specialty hearts and other items in her Etsy store. (Think Valentine's Day!)


The swirls of colors are gorgeous - no two are exactly alike. Natali explains, "I love mixing my own colors, and experiment with different types of flames and heat, all of which create different effects."


Natali's main source of inspiration is nature.  She is especially fond of underwater creatures, both real and mythical which is reflected in her other designs.  My favorites from the sea collection are her fish ornaments.  Each is utterly different - with big eyes and pouty lips! Some, I swear, have sassy expressions!




Her jelly fish ornaments are also fun with their fancy yarn tentacles! Natali's booth designs are also distinctive.  I have helped out for a bit at some of her shows and can attest it is like entering an underwater grotto which has been decorated by a mermaid or two! Who knew blue scalloped shower curtains could double as the grotto walls?  Natali is a refreshingly different kind of artist. And I am not saying that because I am a friend!




Natali at the Fair November (Guelph) Show

Giveaway
If you'd like to win $35 worth of Natali's art glass ,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international. 

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.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 1 , 2016. I will pick the 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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72 comments:

  1. Omigosh, Natali's beads are amazing! She has a wonderful eye for shape & color & just a bit of whimsy with the fish. I already have ideas for jewelry to showcase the beads (& Pearl hasn't picked the winner yet).

    As always, thanks to Pearl for all the hard work you do for the beading community. I enjoy reading your blog & follow you on FB. Cheers!

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  2. Such beautiful work on these glass pieces. I would love to create something with some of Natali's work.
    Swillert@new.rr.com

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  3. Wow some of the most beautiful glass art I have ever seen! Would love love love to win some! Am a subscriber and blog follower and can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com :)

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  4. Would absolutely love to win some of these beautiful glass hearts.
    Thank you.
    Julie
    Julie@ijule.net

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  5. Gorgeous. I adore the hearts. grinchswoman@hotmail.com

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  6. Such beautiful beads and pendents. Her love of her art shows.
    g_bollivar@hotmail.com

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  7. Hello ! I am a faithful follower , and I would love to win specimens of this very original artist !!

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  8. Pearl, These beads are beautiful. Thanks Pat S schwabmom@gmail.com

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  9. Wow! Amazing work! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    pstaveley@roadrunner.com

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  10. what a great feature on Natali! I love her work and especially her show displays. A true artist!

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  11. These are amazing!
    buttonboxbeads@gmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous!!! Would enhance my jewelry projects
    K

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  13. want to learn this! so beautiful.
    cherylgrinnell@yahoo.com

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  14. Those beads are beautiful!! I would love to add them to my heart "stash"!!!
    Carol @ Designingit.etsy.com

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  15. What beautiful creative glass work! Would love to win. Thanks for offering as a giveaway. tigers628@hotmail.com

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  16. I love lampwork beads. The red hearts would be great to win. smamabird@aol.com

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  17. Wow, Natali has an amazing talent. Fresh ideas and I totally love the Jelly Fish ornaments. This would be wonderful to win.
    Subscriber and https://twitter.com/mbrentp/status/691656998442500097

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  18. Awesome stuff, the fish are very cute
    Gemgirl50@yahoo.com

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  19. awesome art! I have used glass hearts but none were as pretty and unique as Natalis. Fish etc. are darling. As a blog subscriber I was excited to see these.

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  20. Oh I love beautiful art glass. Natalie does amazing work. I follow on bloglovin, pinned, tweeted, FB and g+

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  21. lovely beads.
    marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  22. Wow, what an artist! I would be proud and honored to own any of her pieces!

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  23. Her work is beautiful, I would be proud to own any piece of her work
    Vicki - kuunoita@yahoo.com

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  24. Gorgeous glass work. I would love to be able to have one of her pieces. Thank you for always doing giveaways.
    beadcontagion.blogspot.com

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  25. Those jellyfish are very cool! I like those little hearts - how cute!

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  26. It would be wonderful to own Natali's beautiful art glass beads. Thank you for showcasing a Canadian artist. jroyis@shaw.ca

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  27. I'm always in awe of people with this much talent. Sign me up for the giveaway. Thanks

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  28. OOH! I love lamp work beads & pendants, I'd use them all of the time if I could afford to. Natali's glass is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks,
    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  29. Simply Gorgeous!!!!
    I'm pea green with jealousy for so many reasons!

    #1 - I've always wanted to do hot glass work but can't because I'd burn down my beautiful blue barn.

    #2 - She gets to have lunch - and - hang out with you!! Distance you cruel mistress!!

    #3 - She lives in Guelph! (how I miss it!)

    #4 - Her artistry is absolutely superb!

    and so many more......

    Can you ask her if she ever shopped at The Wool Sack? Her name is so familiar to me....

    Definitely - oh Definitely - chuck my name in there my friend!

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    1. Hi there, All Strung Out, in Guelph,Ontario, carries my "knitting kneedles" I do love to knit and I will make a hat or sock. My mother in law is an amazing knitter, so my family has really nice knit wear :) I have been to many shows, so perhaps we met there :)

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  30. I love the hearts, they would be a perfect component to my line.

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  31. I love the hearts. I like to incorporate hearts and flowers into the jewelry that I make.

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  32. Love the beautiful glass hearts. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of these beautiful glass pieces. arcski@yahoo.com

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  33. These glass hearts are wonderful and so cute !

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  34. Pretty little hearts, just in time for Valentines Day.
    Dots-Dangles@pullman.com

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  35. Greta gdmar@comcast.netJanuary 25, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    What beauty! Would love to win. I am a long time blog follower.

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  36. You blow my HEART away!!Like to win this. It's beautiful.
    I'm a suscriber
    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  37. Her work is so pretty. I love glass and glass art.

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  38. These are so beautiful!
    You are an amazing artist. Thanks you so much for sharing the work with us.
    sbugate@bellsouth.net

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  39. Beautiful beads, would love to win some.

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  40. Hi Pearl,

    Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful glass work!

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  41. Natali's beads are so pretty. I especially love the jellyfish! I'd love to have some of her lovely beads. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thank you!

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  42. I love Natali's work too. I have some of her icicles sitting here waiting until I have time for a special necklace. Mg@marilyngardiner.com

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  43. Wow! Beautiful! I love her hearts. They are unique in form ànd colors. I'd very much like to win a sample of her art! Ttangles@yahoo.com Tamera Vance

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  44. gorgeous hearts... Her work is so beautiful..
    thanks for the chance to win...
    i am a blog follower..
    srisen2001@yahoo.co.in

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  45. I love your hearts. They are absolutely beautiful! I see you do fish can you do frogs? Your work is amazing! My name is Amy and you can reach me at Amyr875@gmail.com

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  46. Pretty beads, lovely beads, I have a home for you. Thanks for the draw.
    andree.caron@yahoo.ca

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  47. Love the puffy hearts and the jellyfish. Here is hoping from downunder.
    chrisalis15@bigpond.com
    Christine Witton

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  48. Absolutely gorgeous work and booth setup. So unique. I would love to win some of Natalie's beads to use in a project.

    P. Quinn
    Myfoundobjects.net

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  49. I have shared these beautiful beads and the chance to win them on my Google +, FB and Pinterest accounts. But I really don't want anyone else to win. Just me. ☺️
    P. Quinn myfoundobjects.net

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  50. So beautiful and inspiring!

    susanatsandenodotcom

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  51. Hey Pearl, These are gorgeous. Natali is a true artist with glass. Thank you for the chance to win some of her amazing pieces. Love ya' Patricia B

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  52. How utterly wonderful. I would live a pocket full to just hand out to random folk i meet in my day to day life to maybe cheer them up a bit . or maybe cheer me up a bit in the same transaction....

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  53. her work is gorgeous and anyone would love this prize. I would be thrilled.

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  54. Natali's art glass is beautiful!! Love the hearts!

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  55. I love finding lampwork artists and, thanks to you Pearl, I am now adding Natali to my list. Her work is beautiful and I love those hearts!
    So glad I subscribe to Beading Gem!
    Mary mderr295@sc.rr.com

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  56. It's always fun to be introduced to artists I haven't seen before. The jellyfish are amazing--like a sun catcher and dream catcher at the same time. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  57. Love the color and the shape of the hearts. Would love to see some of the sea creatures. I went to the Etsy page and it only hearts. Hope I win!

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    1. Terri - you can order a jellyfish from her. Just convo!!

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  58. Such pretty hearts.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  59. I am a blog subscriber.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  60. The glass hearts and fish are so adorable I love the unique look of them.
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  61. I am an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    pinterest
    pinterest.com/sally0630
    Facebook follower
    Sarah Scott Oswald

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  62. I love them, and yes I am a blog follower, everyday I check you out, lol.
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  63. Carla Allen ybliku2@hotmail.comFebruary 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous glass beads. Who would not want to make something stunning with them? I certainly would love to win them. Carla ybliku2@hotmail.com

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