Friday, November 19, 2010

Week 4 of the Nine Weeks of Amy ... win a gift certificate from arjarvis

Be sure to come back every week through the rest of the year for another giveaway from another talented Amy!

Hello, I'm Amy. You've probably figured that out already, so I'll be a bit more specific; I'm the Amy behind arjarvis.etsy.com, which is where I list beautiful hand-beaded works of art and pieces of jewelry for sale.

My chosen beading technique is the square stitch, which is a tedious process by which one can create beaded cloth—something you can cut into and not have fall apart (although I'd appreciate it if you didn't). I've been doing this sort of beading on and off for close to a decade, and I can only say that my skills have improved over the years. It can be monotonous, but I really enjoy the things that I create, and I hope that others do, too.

I think my favorite part of beading is making patterns. I spend a lot of time on them, building the images, getting the shapes just right, picking colors that will work well. I love to make patterns of a fantastical or whimsical nature best of all—I have several patterns for dragons, a unicorn, a merman, pirate ships, phoenixes and even an airship. I'm currently most proud of and pleased with the airship, which ultimately turned out just the way I had envisioned it.

The prize for this week's giveaway is a $15 gift card for my shop, which you can put towards whatever you'd like to buy—pins, patterns, bracelets, mobius strips (endless one-sided fun) or tapestries. Give someone a beautiful work of beaded art or spoil yourself this holiday season!

To enter this giveaway, visit my shop (arjarvis.etsy.com), pick your favorite item and post a comment about it back here on this blog post. If you'd like to enter more than once, you may do any of the following:

1) Follow the Amys in the Arts blog (the one you're looking at now)
2) Follow @amysinthearts on Twitter
3) Follow my blog (amyville.blogspot.com)
4) Share this giveaway on Twitter by tagging @amysinthearts
5) Become a fan of the Amys in the Arts Facebook page
6) Post a link to this giveaway in your blog
7) Add the Amys in the Arts button to your blog

Make sure that you post a link back here for whichever of these you do—otherwise we won't know about it and your entry will be invalid. Also, if you've already done one of the above, please let us know by commenting on this post because it counts as an entry as well.

48 comments:

Marija said...

My favorite is the Red Geometric Beaded Tapestry! Stunning.

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Marija said...

following your blog via GFC

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Marija said...

following on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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Marija said...

following amyville.blogspot.com via GFC

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Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Amy! it looks like a lot of time goes into each piece.

I am a follower!

Xo,
Jane

Emily R. said...

I love the Purple Bracelet

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Emily R. said...

Im following your blog

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very married said...

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/56414871/purple-bracelet

love that for everyday but love this for christmas:

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Cerena Leigh said...

love the wise owl bracelet!! so cute!!
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Cerena Leigh said...

twitter follower! (@cerenaleigh)

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oksana said...

I like Silver and Purple Bracelet!

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oksana said...

Following your blog!

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oksana said...

I like Amys in the Arts Facebook page!

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oksana said...

Following amyville.blogspot.com!

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someone in jogja city said...

my fave :The Tale of the Tiny Bead
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Rhiannon Sue said...

It was a struggle to choose between the full moon and the unicorn, but my love affair with unicorns is decades old, so I'm gonna have to go with that one!

TopHat said...

I love the Japanese scroll tapestry.

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Lee said...

The Coin Dragon tapestry is by far my favorite. Its beautiful - your work is lovely.
thanks for the giveaway

Lee said...

I follow Amy in the Arts - GFC

Lee said...

I also follow amyville - GFC

Melody said...

I like the airship Beaded Tapestry.

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Melody said...

I follow on GFC.

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someone in jogja city said...

I follow via GFC
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someone in jogja city said...

Iam a fan of Amys In The Arts on FB
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someone in jogja city said...

I Follow @amysinthearts on twitter
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Ginger said...

very nice designs,i think the Rose Pin is pretty.
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AmyE said...

I'm always in awe of beadwork - it's such intricate work! My fave is your purple bracelet.
As a fellow Amy I obviously follow the blog and twitter!

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Aik said...

I love the Purple Bracelet.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I'm a Facebook fan [Aik Chien]

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Aik said...

Twitter follower @aikchien

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Marei said...

Join me!

I choose the 'Silver and Purple Bracelet" cute and classy!

Marei said...

Followed blog through google connect!

Marei said...

Followed in twitter :)
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Marei said...

Followed Amyville Blog :)

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Marei said...

Liked your facebook page:)

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Marei said...

Posted a link on my blog

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Shairbearg said...

I love the Dragon Scale Bracelet
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gfc follower
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follow you on twitter @knitwitshair
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Sherlyj said...

I enjoy the Dragon Scale Bracelet. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

penelope stitch stop said...

I like the ladybug bracelet. nursetoes@gmail.com

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I follow your blog with gfc. penelope stitch stop. nursetoes@gmail.com

Amy said...

And the winner is...

MAREI!!! Congratulations, an email is on its way to your posted address!

Jen said...

my goodness, the patience you have to work with seed beeds makes me envious! beautiful pieces. keep up the good work!