Monday, October 11, 2010

October giveaway 3


Hello! Time for the next giveaway! This weeks prize is a bronze bee pendant, a faery realm pendant (with 'come away oh human child to the waters and the wild' on the back), a rose blossom bead and a 'sweet honey' bee pendant. To enter, leave a comment about what you'd like to see happen with our website: improvements, customer galleries, more links, sample pieces, meaning of beads, etc. Greg and I have been talking about freshening up the site for awhile now, and have started taking new pictures with a ruler under each bead and I've been working on the text, where the symbols came from, their meanings or how the piece came about. Its slow going since there are so many pieces, but it shouldn't take much longer. We ask this question to find out what folks are most interested in seeing change on the site. We'd really appreaciate the input! I'll draw a random winner from the comments section on Friday, around noon. Thanks!

24 comments:

Abeille à miel said...

I would love to know more about the inspiration and development of your designs. You have such a distinctive eye that it would be wonderful to hear more about your creative process. :)

Kinderhook said...

In addition to the first comment, I think your site is easy to navigate and my only request is that you add a seahorse to your catalog! That's all. Thanks. --SallyA

Cindy said...

Hi Cynthia, I guess everyone has not seen your beautiful book yet:)
i love the lot in this giveaway! especially the brass bee!

Lorelei said...

I LOVE the idea of freshening up your site, and love all of the things you mentioned! Especially a customer gallery, that would be really cool to see what fabulous things people have made with your beads!

TesoriTrovati said...

Sweet bee! I love them all, but that is my favorite. Thanks for your generosity.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Ann K. said...

Not having much experience with beading, I would like to see a gallery (especially of YOUR designs!)with examples of how to use some of your beads.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I would love to see a section of jewelry made with your beads.
I would love to read about the inspiration to make/name each piece.
I love all your beads and hold on to them like tiny treasures.
Shannon

maneki said...

Yes, I too would love to read about the inspiration and/or meaning behind the pieces. I always enjoy reading about that.

And a gallery to draw inspiration from would also be great. Not least can you see how different pieces look like together that way if using several GG products in the same creation.

I like that you are taking photos now with a ruler in the pic. I did see some of the current photos have coins as a size reference, but as I'm not American, I have no idea how big US coins are...

One thing I would like as well is browsing by theme, e.g. cats, fairies, trees & plants, hearts, birds, dragons etc. I know there is a search function, but it could be a complement. I often search for a certain motif rather than specifically a charm/pendant or a bead.

Gaea said...

I'd love to see more of your original paintings and drawings!

Shaiha said...

I would really like a search feature that would allow me to browse by theme. That would make designing charm bracelets so much easier.

Diana P. said...

I would love to see a gallery filled with finished pieces for inspiration. And thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

Kiki said...

I would love to see Japanese-inspired beads. Perhaps a kitsune?
Anne Choi shows sizes by setting the beads next to small and large marshmallows--this seems like a fun and effective way to show size.

taralinda said...

Beautiful pendants.
for your website, I'd love to see the background be made of your gorgeous sketches &/or paintings- bright with the color and magic of your artwork. (I love the ones in your book...).

Beth said...

love the bees!

Carlene said...

I think it would be fun to see more of how the pieces came to be. What inspired you, and a little peek into your sketchbook.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I would love to know the inspiration behind things and someone said the banner with your sketches - that would be beautiful. Thank you for the chance.

Lisa said...

I see lots of lovely additions and changes on your site :) I am so excited to see all your beautiful pieces in one place at the Calif bead show in Nov. Yay!!!

Jen James said...

I would LOVE to see a section showing more jewelry or other pieces of art using the Green Girl beads. Maybe you could receive pics from other artists to show in the gallery or something? Also, wish you would post more paintings - the ones on the website are so BEAUTIFUL!

Alice said...

Your website has great colors. One suggestion would be to add some photos of your work on the front page so people know right away what you are about. Also, maybe a larger font on the nav. buttons.

A customer gallery is a wonderful idea!

swopemelmel said...

I would really love knowing the meaning behind these beautiful treasures. Also the idea of a Gallery is awesome.

swopemelmel@aol.com

Rosalynn said...

I would love to know more about the idea behind the beads. This would allow me to share that information with my customers. I also would enjoy seeing how others use your pieces in their designs as well as some of your own jewelry designs as well. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations in such generous give-aways!

lisagreenb said...

I would love if you put up project ideas or a customer project gallery. Also links to supplies from your book would be awesome!
Blessings!
Lisa G

Chicanerys.Muse said...

OMG Lovely! I covet and would love to win!

Kiki said...

I would LOVE to see pictures of people wearing the finished projects you make. For example, if something is worn for a costume or a special occasion, I would like to see the context.