Monday, July 27, 2009

Wow...it's been a long time since I posted on my blog. Life sort of fell apart in June, and I didn't do a very good job of following through on the contests and things. But, I want to recreate myself.

Today, I just wanted to mention my friends, Lydia Muell and BetsyMN, lampworkers of the highest rank, who are just great people.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

And the Winner is

Laura Bracken....


There were some lovely entries...and I am thankful that I don't have to make any decisions at all!

Go see:http://www.lauriebyrnesmith.com

The Winner will be Chosen Today! last Day to Enter Necklaces~

I can hardly wait. The voting is going well, and we've had about 15 or so people from my FaceBook friends who went to the site and saw lampwork for the very first time. Isn't that amazing? They were tremendously impressed and all of them voted. So, we've touched a few more people. I hope that the entrants spread the word as well.

Now, about the necklaces.....I only have ten entrants! that's fine with me, I guess, but it's more fun with more people! So, enter!!

After all.....how can you resist $5?????

http://www.LaurieByrneSmith.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Semi Finalists are Up on the Site And Friday

OK! The semi-Finalists are up on the site and I'm excited. They are simply lovely. This is really a lot of fun for me, I enjoy it.

The necklace contest starts on Friday, that being the submission date for pictures of necklaces featuring lampwork. The style is up to you. They do need a title and I find it interesting that people aren't sending in their full names. Please give me your whole name.

I'll accept submissions through Sunday evening, and plan to have the voting starting by 9. (Life might get in the way, but that's my plan.)

Remember tell your family and friends to enter, and then tell them to vote. And then you enter and vote too.

I've found that many designers ignore lampwork, and I think it's because they just haven't seen it at its best. After all, a bead is beautiful, but a piece of lampwork jewelry is a beautiful bead that beautifully dressed.

Come on, let's show them!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Web Site Two

The voting is going pretty well. Don't forget that you can vote again today......and tomorrow!

I worked all day long yesterday on another web site. This one is an indulent site that will feature my writing! (yes....indulgent....) I want to try my hand at writing web site content for me. I'm writing it for other people, so why not for me? This one will be fun and funny....

the focus of classicinksmith.com will life and living.

Now, go vote....47 entries! And all of them worthy of your votes!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

VOTING IS OPEN!

There are 47 lovely bracelets in the contest.....please go vote. There are a total of four pages...and you can vote on each page. One vote per page per day.....Please....go support your favorite bracelets!


Http://www.LaurieByrneSmith.com

Twenty Six Entrants and They are Wondeful

Well, the time is drawing nigh to close the submission process....and then I'll be placing the polls so every one can vote. There are 26 gorgeous entries. Every one of them is different. And they are all beautiful, imaginative and inspirational. Please go look.

http://www.LaurieByrneSmith.com