Monday, May 4, 2009

Luccicare Interview and Giveaway!


Calling all Pandora and Troll Bead Bracelet Lovers!! This giveaway is for you!! Today’s amazing giveaway and interview comes all the way from the Netherlands courtesy of the lovely Christa! Christa has an amazing shop specializing in lampwork beads! Now when I first chanced upon her etsy shop I had seen and heard about lampwork beads before but I didn’t know the long process that goes into making each and every bead! What I love most about lampwork beads is that fact that each one is unique and that you will never find two beads that are exact! It is literally as if the bead was made only for you!

Christa has such an amazing selection of beads in every single colour, I just enjoyed looking at all the pretty designs and just imagining what a whole bracelet would look like made of these amazing beads! I’m not the only one that loves her beads because she can boast 2, 287 sales on etsy which is so amazing and a great accomplishment!! Her beads can be put on a Pandora bracelet or a Troll bracelet or you can even buy a bracelet on which to put her beads on! This is a perfect alternative to the pricy beads that can reach into the hundreds!! All her beads are perfectly wallet friendly!! I'm so excited because Christa was so nice enough to give me a little surprise although I don't know what it is yet, I can barely wait!! =)

Here is her interview:

Name: Christa
Name of shop: Luccicare Lampwork
Location: Harlingen, The Netherlands

Favourite item from your shop: Hard to choose but my favourite colour combination is definitely Ivory & Double Helix (silver glass).

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm married and mother of 2 boys (9&11 years old). August 2008 I quit my daytime job and became a full-time bead maker. I'm totally addicted to melting glass so I'm very happy to be able to make beads the whole day...

When and what made you want to open up your shop? Just for fun I opened a shop on Etsy (august 2007) and to my surprise I made a sale on the very first day I listed! Of course I'm very happy with all sales (allowing me to make it a full-time business) but what I really like is the fact that my beads travel around the world and I love the friendly conversations with buyers from many different countries!!

Tell us a little bit more about your creation process: For my glass beads I use soda-lime glass rods like Effetre, Lauscha and Double Helix. To melt the glass I use a minor bench burner, this is an oxygen/propane torch. I welcome custom requests but what I really like is to sit down behind the torch, play around and try to come up with new designs and combinations.
I'm a proud member of SRA (Self Representing Artist #K53), meaning all glass beads I offer for sale are made by me in my home studio.

Where do you draw inspiration for all your amazing designs? Inspiration comes from nothing, or in other words: what works best for me is to sit behind the torch with a blank mind, grab some colours and start working...

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? I guess a tropical fish, I love to swim but the water has to be warm and the sun has to shine :)

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
It's predictable, but I would love to fly. So a flying tropical fish would be great LOL



The Giveaway:


Christa was kind enough to offer the winner any glass bead from her etsy shop that is $18.00 or under!! I’m so jealous of the winner because they will have such a hard time deciding because she has tons of amazing beads for $18 in her shop! And if you think that’s a great prize wait until you hear the next part…..Christa loves you so much that she will add a matching surprise charm! This will make one lucky girl’s bracelet very happy! The total prize package is worth $35.00!!


How to Enter:

1) Go to Christa’s etsy shop and comment on your most favourite item for one entry!

2) If you become a new follower you get four more entries

3) If you are currently a follower you get six more entries (Yay for being loyal blog followers!)

4) If you post my button on your blog you get five extra entries

5) If you blog about this contest and include a link you gain five more entries

6) If you buy anything from her shop you get ten additional entries (Make sure you let her know as well as myself!)

7) If you enter any of my current giveaways held on my blog, you can get one entry for each contest you enter! Make sure you let me know which ones you entered!

Wow that’s a lot of entries you can receive! And please have a way for me to contact you!! If your email is on your blog profile that will also work! If you are entering more than once you only have to give me your email in one comment...that way you don't have to put it on all of them, to save you a bit of time! =)

The contest will run until May 25th!

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Nina said...

My fave is the Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style.

Nina said...

I'm a current follower of your blog!

Venezie Bags said...

I really need to add more beads to my bracelet. This is pretty:
Sterling (925) silver bracelet bead SCROLLS - Troll / Pandora style!

Great Giveaway!

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Megan said...

This one is my favorite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23994758

Thanks! vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

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janil said...

Clearance - Set of 16 Beads - Troll / Pandora Style is my favourite!!!!

thanks!

I'd love to get e-mail updates if I can participate your giveaways from Spain!

Thanks again!

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janil said...

curremtly follower!

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GraceElizabeth said...

I love the Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - Small Heart Focal - Troll / Pandora Style. SO pretty! I adore beads.

GraceElizabeth said...

I've been a follower for a while now.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I love the stars and diamonds bead. Well actually I love a lot of the beads.

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Catherine said...

I already have one of Christa's beads and it's so beautiful!!

This is my fav Lined with Sterling Silver - 8 CZ Orange - Pandora / Troll style. I just love the colour and it would match the creamy coloured one I already own!

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My fave is the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Pandora / Troll style
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Spamgirl said...

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My favourite item from their store is the transparent pale pink on periwinkle bead.

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RockerJewlz said...

I am a follower

RockerJewlz said...

My favorite is the blue Small Heart Focal

DMLD said...

What a great Giveaway, I love the green glass bead with blue dots. And I absolutely can't believe that it was only $17.00

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DMLD said...

Already a follower

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Will definitely post about this on my blog

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Don't have a button, but have you in my Good Reads if that counts.

susanhope22 said...

Just one of my faves is the lampwork bead described as Double Helix glass on black. I just purchased it in wasabi & it's stunning!

susanhope22 said...

I adore the lampwork bead with 8 CZ's in black & I know the price is higher than the $18 give-away but I've seen it pictured with other beads that I own & it looks fantastic... and I want it!

susanhope22 said...

LOVE the lampwork bead with silver heart described as Double Helix glass on ivory... looks so special.

susanhope22 said...

Love the lampwork bead with silver dots described as Double Helix glass on ivory - would be perfect as companion bead with the one with hearts.

susanhope22 said...

Love the clear crystal lampwork beads!

susanhope22 said...

Love the clear crystal lampwork bead with the bumps. So clever!

susanhope22 said...

Christa is a master bead artist. I'm thrilled with my recent bead purchases!

susanhope22 said...

What a perfect give-away from the bead diva herself! I love Christa's beads.

susanhope22 said...

I would love to own one of Christa's beads with CZ's.

susanhope22 said...

Christa's double helix beads are stunning!

susanhope22 said...

I recently purchased 2 silver beads & 2 wasabi beads from Luccicare & hope, hope, hope to win this give-away in order to add another bead to my precious collection! Thanks for the chance, girls.

Kim D. said...

I love the the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Silver core -Troll/Pandora Style. But any bead will do they are all gorgeous. I signed up to become a new follower. And I'll blog about both sites. I would love to be entered to win the gorgeous bead. I'm a fairly new blogger so I'm not sure how to add your logo to my blog. Maybe I'll give it a whirl. More points Thanks for the opportunity to win. :^).

carma said...

My favorite is the Luccicare Handmade Sterling (925) Silver Charm - Love - Troll / Pandora Style

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the student said...

Definitely the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style .. sooo pretty! :)

The Muse said...

I have to say how beautiful these are!

Aik said...

I love the Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - 8 CZ Crystal Clear - Troll / Pandora Style.

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Ľubaša said...

I like Sterling (925) silver bracelet bead FILIGRAIN - Troll / Pandora style. Thanks.

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I am current follower of your blog

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citeblogger said...

Wow! I look all over the web for lampwork beads. I found a handful of bead artist. Then I found Crista. Her work is awesome!
Yesterday, I ordered my 1st lampwork beads from Crista.
Do not postpone joy!
citeblogger

casey aubut said...

I like the stars and diamonds bead!
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quelleheure4 said...

My favorite is the Luccicare Handmade Smart Bracelet - Troll / Pandora style!

quelleheure4 said...

current follower - 1

Flour Child said...

My favorite is the Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - Troll / Pandora Style as well as the Luccicare Handmade Sterling (925) Silver Charm - Pink Flower - Troll / Pandora Style.

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I am a new follower! FlourChild2006

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TheEclecticElement said...

My favorite is the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style.
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Nina said...

I entered your Trudie Davies giveaway.

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ford1206 said...

way to many pretty beads, i love them all my favorite is pale pink on periwinkle bead.
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PlumbPretty said...

You're right they're all pretty fantastic! So hard to choose just one. But since I have to, I really like the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style.

PlumbPretty said...

I'm a new follower.

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Deb said...

these beads are absolutely stunning!! She's truly an artist! It was extremely difficult to choose just one. :) But I think I like this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17213630 best because it looks so much like lapis lazuli, which I adore.

Bryan and Lauren said...

These are some pretty awesome beads, gorgeous!! My favorite is the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style, it was hard to choose, but it was one of my favs.

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Im a new follower #1!

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clenna said...

I love the Sterling (925) silver bracelet bead SCROLLS - Troll / Pandora style but I also love the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - 8 CZ Black.

clenna said...

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Salad for Breakfast said...

i love the turquoise Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - Troll / Pandora Style.

CC said...

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Anonymous said...

I like Luccicare Lampwork Bead Set (5) - Favourites. Thanks. Anna
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Gina said...

I like the 8CZ Double Helix Troll Bead/Pandora Style
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Beth said...

I like the Lampwork Bead Lined with Sterling Silver 8 cz pink - Troll/pandora style
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ikkinlala said...

I like the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core -- Pandora / Troll style (the silver and cobalt blue one).

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Stacey said...

I really like the double helix beads...so neat!

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throuthehaze said...

my fave is the Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Pandora / Troll style
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Keira of LoveRomancePassion said...

I'm a new follower!

My two favorites are:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23994961

and

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23589363

They're just so pretty and in my two favorite colors! Beautiful work Christa!

My email: siggykag@gmail.com

MaddyRu said...

I like the lime green and white Lampwork bead/Pandora style. thanks!

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love the Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - 8 CZ Lavender - Troll / Pandora Style

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Mia said...

Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - Troll / Pandora Style -I love pink !!! Cool shop, too:)

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My favorites are the:

Luccicare Lampwork Bead with Sterling Silver Core - Troll / Pandora Style

Sterling (925) silver bracelet bead FILIGRAIN - Troll / Pandora style


Love them both. Thanks.

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Karin said...

I love her beads with the hearts.

She is one of my favorites now, and I bought 3 of her beads. I'm not sure how many entries that gives me!

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I love the sterling silver "scrolls" bead!

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JennyTheArtist said...

i would so love to win this! I never win anything... I'm a new follower!

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Tonka said...

I love it all!
My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25232332

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janetfaye said...

I like Luccicare Lampwork Bead - Lined with Sterling Silver - 8 CZ Pink - Troll / Pandora Style.

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