April 9, 2010

A little bird told us...

...the winner of the blanks contest is Paige! In case you didn't get to read what she wrote about what inspires her, here is a bit of what she wrote:

"My 16 month old is now the one that inspires me to make jewelry. I had put jewelry making aside for quite some time, but she has been ill her entire life and I started again to help me get through some difficult time... She keeps me going and my jewelry helps keep her and my son close to my heart at all times."

Congrats, Paige! To claim your prize shoot an email over to kate (at) beaducation (dot) com and I'll send it on out!

Speaking of little birds... Birds + Design stamps = supercute!


Wouldn't you just LOVE to win this little bird design stamp? Kate used it for her "Pendant With Snazz It Up Bail" project for Lisa's upcoming book .

The winner will receive the design stamp, a 3x3 sheet of 24 gauge copper and a 1 1/2" inch sterling silver blank, along with a promo handout for the book that features a project and photos from the book.

To win this one, let us know your favorite design stamp. Or better yet... if you could have anything on a design stamp, what would it be? Either way, leave your comment below. You have until Thursday, April 15. We'll draw a random winner and let you know who won on Friday, April 16.

Happy weekend, all!

43 comments:

Tracey said...

I would love a fleur de lis design stamp.

suzie said...

The one design stamp that I wish I could find is a little house with a cute little heart for the window :)

Nickie Abshire said...

My favorite design stamp is the Loopy stamp, because it can be used on almost any piece of jewelry to give it an elegant look.

Whitney Crane said...

I would love to have an "i love you" in sign language stamp. The favorite one I have is the swirl.

sandi m said...

Because I love all things French, I my fleur-de-lis stamp gets a lot of use.

PS - Would like a stamp with the Napolean bee insignia.

Janeen said...

I really like just about all heart stamps. Love the new one I got here that is the tiny heart border with the 2 little hearts and dots. So cute! I really like the look of that bird one in the post.

PaintinByFaith said...

I don't know that I have a favorite - I love them all - it always depends on what I am working on - my star might be my favorite at that moment - then the next project might bring the volleyball back to #1 ---

I would love to see a buck (deer head w/ rack) & a hunting bow.

Laurie Randazzo said...

I've been a hockey mom for 15 years and even though my son won't be playing hockey after graduating from high school this year; I still would love to see a hockey stick stamp.

Lisa Niven Kelly said...

I love the large Spiral....oh, are we not allowed to comment ? :)

Kristin said...

It's hard to tell, but I'm pretty sure that's the same bird stamp I've been looking to buy for quite some time! I'd love to win :)

My favorite design stamp is really a "set" of them.. I love all the ones with animals. I currently have a cute little snail and a turtle. I love them both! If I could have anything on a stamp, I'd love to have my signature or something. I know it's possible, but it's expensive, so I don't have one yet :p

PaintinByFaith said...

I don't know that I have a favorite - I love them all - it always depends on what I am working on - my star might be my favorite at that moment - then the next project might bring the volleyball back to #1 ---

I would love to see a buck (deer head w/ rack) & a hunting bow.

Anonymous said...

I love them all! (Said with an evil smirk and rubbing my hands in an ever so evil way!)

My wish would be for a small curve with tiny dots to use as a border or as a spray. It could be used both ways to spray in either direction.

Kalen said...

As a committee member and volunteer for Relay for Life, I would get a lot of use out of the awareness ribbon stamp (especially for fundraising). I am set up for a notification as soon as they're back in stock! :-)

Kalen said...

I may be losing my mind, but my comment didn't show up... I will repost, just in case:

As a Relay for Life committee member and volunteer, I would get a lot of use out of the Awareness Ribbon stamp (especially for fundraising). I am set up for a notification as soon as it is back in stock! :-)

Rachel said...

I love the tiny doodle heart, I have found so many fun uses for it. I LOVE Suzie's idea, I would love to see a little house with a heart window!

Boot ~C said...

I love my princess crown stamp & recently found a ribbon stamp that I will have to buy for some bracelets I am making for a team doing the Avon walk in chicago

brydesigns said...

I love all my heart stamps and my peace sign stamp. I wish for science related stamps, like a DNA helix or a beaker.

PaintinByFaith said...

I don't know that I have a favorite - I love them all - it always depends on what I am working on - my star might be my favorite at that moment - then the next project might bring the volleyball back to #1 ---

I would love to see a buck (deer head w/ rack) & a hunting bow.

PaintinByFaith said...

I don't know that I have a favorite - I love them all - it always depends on what I am working on - my star might be my favorite at that moment - then the next project might bring the volleyball back to #1 ---

I would love to see a buck (deer head w/ rack) & a hunting bow.

patsy said...

I ordered the peace sign, and when i got it in the mail it was so small, it thought i would never use it but it is so great!

thetnpreacherswife said...

I use my peace sign constantly...
if I could have any design on a stamp though...I would probably love a Chuck Taylor shoe :)

Shannon said...

I don't have a favorite yet because I am new to stamping but I would love a baby bird stamp to go with the bird stamp.

hakima said...

I'd love to have a smiley sign stamp I am new to stamping and want to design a pendant for my boyfriend to encourage him not to give up and smile in this difficult time. Wanted to order your new start up tool kit, but you have run out of order :-o(

Tidepools Jewelry said...

Love the starfish stamp!

Lourdes said...

My fav. is the lotus design stamp :)
Lotus is one of my favorite flowers and the meaning behind it plays a big part in my life!

BurningRubber said...

I would love a little lizard stamp. You have so many that I like, I love all the spirals especially the square spiral.

Pamela said...

The shell stamp is my favorite. Using it other than right side up completely changes the stamp look.

Cathy R said...

I think my favorite is the swirly heart....I use it ALLLL the time....but I'm REALLLLLLY wanting a stamp with the @ sign on it. With all the internet "names"& identities, I'm surprised there isn't one yet. Any plan on making the @ sign?

JenniferJW said...

I'm pretty new to stamping . .. but I *love* both of my leaf stamps. And I would really like a cloud stamp. In my head I have a ring with "Dream" on it . . . I think a cloud would be a nice addition. Sometimes it is nice to have our heads in the clouds for a bit - even if only for a mental break from the real world.

Courtney Gifford said...

My favorite is the one on your site that you have titled "*NEW* Basic Flower Face Design Stamp (1/16")". I have the smallest version, and love it. I want to put it on every item I make.
I would love a tiny ladybug stamp where the bug's body is in the shape of a heart.

Kara said...

I love a lot of the stamps...but my favorites are the swirl heart and the leaf stamps. I get a lot of requests for some sort of Hockey stamp!
Kara

julias said...

i'm new to stamping but every order i place, i buy a design stamp! i'm having so much fun everytime my box comes in!!! i love them all!! living in canada, and with 2 of my girls playing...a hockey stamp would be awesome!! think of all the hockey moms that would love that!!!

Sue said...

If I could put anything on a stamp I would put have confidence & courage. These are two of my favorite words.

stephieo33 said...

I am quite new to stamping, so I do not have too many design stamps yet, but one of my favorites I have seen so far is the ? mark stamp on beaducation..I just love it! reminds me of the riddler from batman! :) a close 2nd is the bird stamp! thanks for all the great products!

Jenny said...

They are all fabulous but I always go back to my spiral stamps - all the sizes - I love them!!!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Dragonflies are always my favorite!

Shannon said...

The loopy stamp - it is very versatile and can be used everywhere! But I do love the bird stamp and I think I'm going to order it next time!!

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Rebekah said...

Ooh, I hope I'm not too late. I've been making jewelry for about five years now, but only just recently started metal stamping, and I'm in love! Since I don't have very many design stamps yet, I am happy to get anything! But I love the bird, it is so versatile.

redhedjny said...

The musical note design stamp has served me well, since so many of my friends and family members are musically inclined! Lately, I've been hoping to find either a violin design stamp or an F-hole (that's the sound hole you see on a stringed instrument, silly!) stamp. A guitar or trumpet stamp would be cool, too. How about a whole set of instrument designs?

Sandy Simpson [Punky Jane] said...

My current fav (and it changes often!) is the swirly heart. I would LOVE to have a new, super cool dragonfly stamp!

angie said...

my 'go to' stamp is my swirl...

noraolsen said...

I love my martini glass stamp!