Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Thyme for the First GiveAway for July!

Good morning, Faithful Readers and/or Those-Anxious-for-Free-Beads! I'm a little later than normal posting to the blog. It seems I needed to sleep in this morning!

Over my morning coffee, I took some pictures of my latest addition to the Frost Links - Frost Links in White and Frost Love Links. I think these would look great on a ribbon necklace. A nice wedding necklace, either if you're attending or if you're in the wedding party. What do you think?

Yesterday, I said I'd have a weekly bead giveaway during July in celebration of my anniversary. Here is this week's set of beads, "Glyph Inspired." They are part of the "Glyph Series" beads I made a couple of years ago. I'll be revamping the series this summer so I want to share what I have left of the old ones with you before the new ones come out. I've thrown in some handmade red spacer beads for a pop of color and a few replica brass coin beads for fun.

Here's how you win the beads:

1. Make a comment between today and Friday, July 3rd.

2. I'll put all the names in a hat and draw a random winner on Saturday morning, July

3. Check my blog to see if you've won.

4. If you're the winner, send an email to me with your postal address.

That's it!

Oh, I'll make sure to ask a question so you have something to comment on!

On another subject, I have a small herb garden right outside my front door. Nothing like fresh herbs to cook with! I noticed this morning the thyme is starting to bloom in places. Just before the blooms open, the thyme will be at its most flavorful. It's a good time to harvest it for drying and using it in the winter.

Looks luscious doesn't it? I've got regular thyme and lemon thyme mixed in the same small bed. I love the lemon thyme, just brushing my hand over it releases such a lovely citrus scent. Wish you all could smell it this morning!

While I'm busy harvesting the thyme, leave me some ideas on how to use the Frost Links or tell me how you'd use the Glyph Inspired beads if you won them.


Katie said...

I love the Frost Love Links...To bring in some additional color and sparkle, I can see using a couple of seed bead "chain" links to connect the Love Links to a ribbon or chain (or ribbon intertwined in a nice chain). Don't want to do too much - keep the focus on the links :o)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Katie,

What great ideas! You're right about not doing too much because the softness of the etched glass can get easily overwhelmed. That's the artistry isn't it? Adding just enough to enhance the glass without overwhelming it.

Thanks for commenting!

Tory said...

Loving these links you're making lately! Absolutely amazing...I just need to figure out the right project, and hopefully I'll be ordering soon. Very cool! Thanks for inspiring me!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Tory,

Happy that the Frost Links inspire you :-) I'm inspired when I make them so I'm glad to spread the jewelry inspiration around!

Look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!


Stacey said...

I love those beads! I hope I am a winner. I also love the frost links.

TesoriTrovati said...

Well...I am both an avid reader and a giveaway diva! You do beautiful work. Those frosted rings make me think of ice or frosty tall glasses of beer! Yum! Thanks for being so much fun Miss Cindy!
Enjoy the day!

Lynn P said...

I LOVE the beads you are giving away! It will be great to see what you do with the revamped series.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Stasha! I'm giving away beads all month so there will be lots of opportunity to win :-)

Keep creating!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Erin,

Thank you! I love the soft feel of the Frost Links. You're right, they do remind one of the chilled mugs of beer :-) Probably why I love them! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by,

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Lynn!

Thank you! The Glyph series is a favorite of mine and I've been rolling around some ideas on how to change them slightly. I want to apply some of the ideas I learned from the class I took in Corning a few weeks ago.

Thanks for commenting :-)

rosebud101 said...

The Glyph inspired beads would make a wonderful necklace, bracelet and earrings! At least, that's how I would use them. Then, I would flaunt them. I'd be so proud to have such a wonderful set.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thank you, Mallory!

The Glyph series would make a lovely bracelet and necklace :-)

Have a great day!

Beth Parker said...

The Glyph-inspired beads would make a nice necklace. I'm not sure what I'd do with the links, but there would probably be some nice pastel colors involved to keep the mood of the piece light.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Beth!

The links are nice with chain - they add something a bit different in a chain or they would be nice hanging from a ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!


DougR said...

Very nice work. The glyph beads are fantastic too. My sister, who makes her own bead jewelry, would love them!

Round Rabbit said...

Mememememememe!!! I would die for those links! (a lot of good they would do me then, but still...)

Round Rabbit said...

OK, so I just reread your post and I see that you aren't giving away the links... then I saw what you ARE giving away.... and I repeat...
Mememememememe! I would die for those beads! :)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Doug!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure a creative designer as I'm sure your sister is, could do lots with the Glyph inspired beads :-)


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Nancy!

LOL - you made me spit out my morning coffee :-) That's a good thing!

You're entered for the giveaway - Good luck!


Shai Williams said...

What gorgeous beads! Those frosted links remind me of a feeling of coolness. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but I had to comment on those beautiful frosted links. YUM! I am trying to catch up on all the blogs I've missed out on since May or June. I didn't write, I didn't read either. Too busy.