Friday, October 15, 2010

A Contest/Give Away!

Today I drove to Philadelphia for a Gem and Jewelry Show.  LONG drive, great show, fabulous beads, empty wallet!

The beads I purchased are shown in the three photos above.  They are:  iolite, bi-color quartz, green amethyst, South Sea pearls and Keisha pearls.

Here's the contest part:  whoever can guess the exact amount paid for the beads above (no sales tax), will receive a pair of earrings I make for them using the beads I purchased today.  You've got one week.  I'll pop in to the comments section occasionally to let you know if you're high or low.  

Good luck!

44 comments:

Desperate Housewife said...

Hi Kathy,

I know you're out of the cross stitch business now, but I wanted to tell you that after a solid year and a half of stitching, I finished The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow last night during Grey's Anatomy.
This was the cross stitch of my life. It's like you plucked everything I love out of my psyche and put it in the pattern. Thank you for creating something I'll treasure for the rest of my life. :)

Jeannie in New Brunswick, Canada

Faye said...

hmmmm I do believe you might have spent 82.00 on those gorgeous beads~~~~ Just a wild guess...could be double that or half that but I just know I would love anything you might make from them~~~ Congrats, Faye

Beth Twist said...

Hm. Totally out of my realm of knowledge, but I'll venture a guess, only because I think that you are buying top quality for your insanely beautiful creations... $475.

SilkLover said...

I love going to the gem and jewelry shows! And the prices can't be beat. It has been many years since I have gone to one, and I have no idea what the prices are now. I'd take a wild guess that you spent about $10 per stand. The last time I went I think that would have been a high guess.

Are you going to the Tucson show in 2011?

Margaret said...

Gosh, I have no clue! lol! What about $130?

Quiltsmiles said...

Kathy Love your creations. My guess is $131.00 for all. Glad to hear you had fun. I'd be proud to wear on of you creations. Jane

froogal said...

Having been in the business a few years ago and judging from the pictures these are high quality beads. I would say $580. Nice selection!

Liz said...

Hmmm... Im gonna go with $602.
PS, word verification that I have to type below actually says prizess. Seriously. I think thats luck for Liz.
xoxo

samplerlover said...

Hi Kathy,
Love your new enterprise. Your jewellery is really stunning. You use things that I really love - cameos and old lockets.
I think that you would have paid around $605 as you have picked quality pieces - Sandra.

Anna van Schurman said...

My guess is $415.

barbara r-g said...

umm i am going to say $211.00?!

woolwoman said...

Hi Kathy - I have no clue but I sure want to take a chance at it !

I would save $282

thanks Melody

Kathy Barrick said...

Time for a hint! You are all too low. Good luck!!

Kathy

Le blog de marylin said...

A young hello to you in passing,
A good day
Best regards marylin

samplerlover said...

Can I update my amount to around $999

vEr0n!c@ said...

Very pretty gems. I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say $898.

pmbbcol said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm gonna guess that it is $775 that you purchased your beads for....
For THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE..I have one block left to do on my shores and I'm finished too..Absolutely love the way it's turning out..I've been working on it 18 months as well..
Thanks Kathy..love your designs..

Debbie in VA

Sheri said...

Hi Kathy,

My guess is $1250. Anxious to see how you use these beautiful gems.

Sheri

marly said...

Hi. I went to YouPearl.com trying to get an idea of price and learned a lot about Keshi and other shapes of pearls. Now I want a choker of these beauties. I'm off to learn about the other gems now - this may take a while.

JOLENE said...

Well, my best guess would be $43.00,sounds low, I know but a jewelery fair has smokin" prices! Smiles....

pippirose said...

I'll say $777.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Hi, Kathy:

I just wanted to thank you again for designing Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I bought the chart almost as soon as it was published, but it took me almost 2 years to stitch it. I finally finished stitching it over the summer, and I just got it back from the framer’s last night.

I love it! I used the recommended fabric, but in the 32ct, and I had it triple matted, so it’s a very sizeable piece!

I have recently started working on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow; I’m doing that one in 32ct also, and I’m making it 4 x 3, so that it be the same size/shape as Shores. I probably won’t have that one finished anytime soon, but I hope it turns out as well as Shores.

You can see my finished Shores at my blog here: http://englishelegance.blogspot.com/2010/10/back-from-framer.html

Thanks again!
Susan

barbara r-g said...

wow to low... umm how about $1,300.

Kathy Barrick said...

Here's another hint: All the guesses made since my last post have been too high.

Time's running out! Get your guesses in!!

Kathy

Erik D Shipley said...

$675

marly said...

$720

samplerloversblog said...

Ok. How about $650.

Lisa said...

How abou 695?

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

I think that maybe 595.00 for a pocketfull of beads.

Maria said...

Hi Kathy,

How about 713?

Greetings

Anna van Schurman said...

New guess: $642.

Beth Twist said...

$603.75

sewcreative said...

$673.89

Terri

Deb said...

How about 697.36?

Kathy Barrick said...

Ok you guys...you're all circling around it! Keep trying!!! Cents aren't necessary. Just the dollar amount!

Kathy

SilkLover said...

I'll try it again. How about $600.

Sheri said...

OK. Here's my second guess - $610!

Sheri

rebecca said...

Oh, Sheri beat me to it. I was going to say $610 also. Can two people win?
Your jewelry is beautiful, just like you stitching designs have been, real classics.
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Kathy Barrick said...

You're getting very close!

Autumn Splendor said...

I guess $185.00. :<) Dorothy

Autumn Splendor said...

I guess I should have read you comments LOL new guess $636.00

Erik D Shipley said...
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Erik D Shipley said...

603

samplerloversblog said...

$604

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