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Nunn Design Inspiration Giveaway

November 21st, 2011 · 348 Comments

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Carrie G! View the winner by reading our Winner blog post.

We’re super excited to bring you a special prize for our next giveaway! Becky Nunn from Nunn Design has given us a special prize package from her new Elements of Inspiration line of jewelry findings, including keepsake pendants and other fun components. This is a great chance for you to nab some cool new products from one of our favorite collections!

Leave a comment below explaining what inspires your designs this holiday season to enter the giveaway. One winner will be randomly chosen to win.

This giveaway begins today, November 21, 2011, and ends Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:59PM PT. Only one comment per person; must be 18 or older to enter. This contest is void where prohibited by law and open to US and Canada residents only excluding Quebec. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Prize valued at $75. No purchase necessary. Winner will be announced Monday, November 28, 2011.

-Marissa

Tags: Jewelry and Craft Ideas · Just For Fun!

348 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colleen Hine // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    very pretty and inspirational

  • 2 karen dickman // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    love your products pick me

  • 3 Carrie Grabowicz // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, I love Nunn Designs. Would love to win this prize pack! I could come up with so many pretty things. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • 4 Pat R // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    just beautiful!

  • 5 Anna Lemons // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Oh the things I could do….

  • 6 Kristen m // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I’m inspired by the cool weather to knit a scarf!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  • 7 shelli m // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    i would love to use some of those as accent pieces for the leatherwork i do

  • 8 Sue Evans // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    It’s a toss-up between making holiday/winter-themed things, and planning ahead for spring. Sometimes when it’s grey and dismal you just have to get out your bright colorful stuff, you know it? These components look awesome.

  • 9 Carrie // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Sadly, making presents for family always reminds me of the great pieces I’ve thought of but haven’t made for myself yet. On the up side, that’s what makes gift cards and cash such great presents for me. :)

  • 10 Andrea Green // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    These look like so much fun to work with.

  • 11 Susan // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    The cold weather and thoughts of snow have inspired me to create scarves with beads!! They are turning out lovely! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • 12 PamelaJ // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I am inspired by the wind whipping through the trees – to make jewelry that swirls around and appears to never end.

  • 13 Carolyn // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been creating pendants out of wire with Christmas or Hanukkah colors for the beads. I would love to have additional accent or focal pieces to really make the necklaces stand out.

  • 14 Sheryl Andrea // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I just recently located to the SouthWest and was born and raised MidWestern Country girl, and Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the colors of the fall leaves, which are something you don’t see much of here in the desert~but the sunsets here inspire me with other deep, rich colors deep purples, blues, oranges, hot pinks~and have been using a lot of copper and brass in my jewelry lately~I am attending college again, at almost 40, and will be taking a metal working/jewelry class in the spring semester which begins in January. I would love to have this collection for my creations!!

  • 15 Melissa // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Magic…

  • 16 HeatherP // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I get inspired by my daughter who just started middle school and helps me with ideas. I then enhance them and her friends love what we make when she wears them to school. This would be a great win to share with my daughter so we can create together

  • 17 Betty Winslow // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Well I’ve been inspired by several shows and my Etsy store LOL but also by my daughter’s BF’s sister, who recently lost a second baby during her battle with leukemia. I’m making her a mother’s bracelet, with her daughter’s and both sons’s initials on it, set off by birthstone crystals, as a wearable memorial for her. I lost a daughter in 1993 and it’s hard to know what to say when people ask, how many children do you have? Have? Or had? This way, Karen will have them all represented. I hope I win – I have lots of ideas for the loot!!

  • 18 Elaine Gill // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    My inspiration would have to be the colors of the season and the glitter from the snow!

  • 19 Audrey Allen // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I am a lover of everything that Mother Earth has to offer. I am so inspired by her natural beauty, that I am try to capture her essence in my handcrafted wire wrapped jewelry.

    Thank you very much for this offer!

  • 20 MaryLou Rupp // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Christmas time is when I look forward to sharing a bit of myself with special friends. All year long I listen and tuck away things they say about preferences and the incorporate into jewelry for them. I love making something unique that means something to that person.

    Marylou

  • 21 Cathy // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I love looking for the perfect findings for my projects & so many times it’s the right findings that determine what design I’ll do. Most of my projects are for gift giving! Keeping my fingers crossed as my findings stash is very low ;)

  • 22 Samantha Mutone // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    The holidays to me are meant to have that cozy home feeling, so I am inspired by everything that I grew up with. I love the dark rich colors and smells of deserts, so scented candles are a must, and there is no such thing as too cluttered, the more things the better, no matter how old the decoration is. Its the memories that create the perfect surroundings, so bringing the past back for the holidays is perfect for me.

  • 23 Nery // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve always loved the sparkle and bright colors of the holidays. I want my pieces to bring out that celebratory feeling in those that wear it.

  • 24 Helen // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    The cold frosts inspire me with toughts of ice crystal colors and lots of sparkly bling!

  • 25 Jenny B. // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Just seeing a few beads sitting and waiting can trigger an entire day of beadwork…

  • 26 Skye ~ Creative Chaos // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I just received some beads from Sweden and the woman who sent them to me included a beautiful photo card of Birgit Nilsson for the museum. That is one gorgeous lady and that photo has already got my brain spinning on designs with pearls… lots and lots of pearls…

  • 27 Vicky Strupp // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Sunsets, the extra hours of darkness, the continual search for order & beauty…all these make me eager to play with my beads & come up with new designs. I love birds & am thankful for the ones that stay through the winter. Bird- & butterfly -themed jewelry is fun & uplifting.

  • 28 Beth J // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I’m inspired by looking at the prize package! So much inspiration, so little time! :(

  • 29 Kathy // Nov 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    For inspiration at the holidays, I think about the sparkly, traditional colors of holiday outfits and design pieces to complement those. Great giveaway…thanks!

  • 30 Friii // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Inspiration is running and is endless possibilities.

  • 31 Stephanie // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am inspired by the beauty of the holiday season, both natural and man made. From snow covered trees to houses decked out with lights. I would love to have the opportunity to work with such beautiful pieces and create designs from them.

  • 32 Renetha // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Holiday inspirations- For me, it will always be color. Especially any that break away from traditional holiday colors. This year, I find that I love the brown and black glass bulbs. Mixed with the cream colored bulbs, a tree will look rich. Plus bling!

  • 33 Marlene Strait // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    So many possibilites!!! The daughter of my best friend’s husband came home from Iraq after narrowly missing getting killed. Yes, there are Angels!!! , got her degree as a RN and found out that her dad, my best friend, has terminal cancer. To say that it has been an emotionally packed year is an understatement!!
    I am trying to make some very special pieces of jewelry for her to show that she is loved.
    thanks.

  • 34 Lisa // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Making gifts for other people inspires me during the holidays! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  • 35 Lisa Harding // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Addicted to Nunn Designs!

  • 36 Randy // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I have just completed a small collection of 3mm serpentine and 2.5mm cross-link necklaces with large hole glass beads in very traditional floral patterns. And some Bracelets as well. Found my inspiration with a single large hole bead. Which I have not used yet, because I haven’t found the right assortment of adjoining beads and baubles. We call them “findings” for a reason don’t we.

  • 37 Shelle // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    My designs are inspired by victorian jewelry, by cameos, by my family and friends.

  • 38 SimplyGourdjus // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    yay!!

  • 39 Mary // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’m inspired by the past. Since there’s more years behind me than ahead I’m feeling nostalgic and getting away from all the techno stuff.

  • 40 Amber // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    The inspiration for my designs this Holiday season is mostly just classic styles-anything vintage or victorian always catches my eye, and I just can’t escape the season without creating something with snowflakes, christmas trees, and snowmen. Cool colors, and deep rich hues, like the Purple Velvet Swarovski crystal, paired with copper vintage filigree…yep, that’s what’s up!

  • 41 Judy // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The inspiration for my designs this holiday season are colours, non-traditional and the people that I imagine will wear them.

  • 42 Sharon Walsh // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I have been making polymer clay pendants with Nun Bezels…love them.

  • 43 Kathy // Nov 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    The inspiration for my designs this season is the same as always: what speaks to people’s hearts, invokes emotion, describes a situation, tells the story.

  • 44 Jennifer King // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I am inspired by the warm colors and sparkle of the season. There are so many beautiful inspirations this holiday!

  • 45 Beverly Krueger // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Two things inspire my holiday designs. When I’m designing gifts for specific people, then my inspirations are the colors they love and the styles of jewelry they prefer. for holiday designs, I like glitzy elegance or cheesy over-the-top Christmas.

  • 46 Christine Wittmann // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    During the holidays, I am inspired by the bazillions of catalogs that come to the house. I always end up with many more ideas than I can possibly make! It actually keeps me awake at night…

  • 47 Naomi // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    My designs are inspired by the winter, I love the look of snow and frost against the beautiful blue skies you get on a perfect winter day. The warmth of a cup of hot cocoa or a fire can inspire my color choices, too! Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! :D

  • 48 Kayla // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I’m usually inspired to create on Christmas Eve, when I realize that I’ve forgotten to purchase a gift for somebody. (“Quickly, to the bead box!”)

  • 49 Michele B // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    the stuff in the picture looks like so much fun to play with. It could help me with get much needed stress reduction.

  • 50 BreAnn // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I love to find inspiration from magazines and blogs. There are always so many wonderful festive designs during the holiday season, from fun and cutesy to sparkly and elegant. Unless I’m making jewelry for someone specific, my mood that day will dictate whether I go with cutesy or elegant!

  • 51 Liz Hart // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    This year, I find myself looking to spring. I did a few fall pieces, but my creative instincts skipped the rest of the winter holidays.

  • 52 Cecilia Mitchell // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    This holiday season I am inspired by Angels and snowflakes. I have collected many types of beads to be used as the ‘skirts’ on the nice variety of Angels wings, beads. There are so many unique design possibilities. The same with snowflakes, as no two are ever the same.
    This prize package would be perfect for me! After the New Year begins my desire is to learn metal stamping and using glazes in bezels.

  • 53 Darlene Taylor // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    this winters beads and gifts are coming out sparkly with a touch of class.. I can think of tons of creative ideas with these pieces.

  • 54 Cindi Lynch // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    This holiday season my designs are inspired by calmness and harmony. I’m especially busy at work and will be for the rest of the year. So, when I am able to get away to bead I am looking for a relaxing and soothing time and this is showing up in my designs.

  • 55 tati // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Things that glitter inspire me during the winter holidays: snow, ornaments, lights, etc. So, I love working in crystals at this time of year!

  • 56 Laurel // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Living in New England, I am inspired by the contrasts that winter provides: dark pines against bright snow, vibrantly red berries against the greenery. The textures and patterns also; frost, snow, cirrus clouds. Really, everything!

  • 57 Missy // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    My favorite part of the holiday season is gifts! I love making them, buying them BUT most of all wrapping them. It’s a zen activity and I listen to music or watch a dorky Christmas movie… a little solace during a whirlwind. =)

  • 58 Michele // Nov 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Love giving handmade gifts of jewelry!

  • 59 Alison Sherman // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Gosh just so many pretty things! It would be impossible not to be inspired!
    Texture inspires me during the holiday season, smooth ice, crunchy snow, coarse tree needles and soft Santa beards. I love to close my eyes and select my pieces based on feel.

  • 60 Wendi // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Very inspired by metal right now… mixing metals to be exact! What a great give away. Happy Turkey Day to everyone.

  • 61 Denise Hall // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    im inspired by shiny silver and frosted colors! ive had some acrylic and lucite beads in frosty shades of purple, blue, and green thats been calling to me this week, so ive been making earrings!
    happy thanksgiving everyone!

  • 62 Diana // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    At this time of year my family and close friends inspire me. I take time to think of each person and create a special something just for them.

  • 63 Allison W // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I’m inspired by the colors. Everything seems to glisten and gleam. I love the sparkly reds, greens, golds, silvers, and crystals. I’m also inspired by the beautiful story of Jesus at this time of year. I love the crosses and north stars. There are so many wonderful things that surround the holidays. I love it all!

  • 64 Ali // Nov 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I get inspired by snowflakes and the rich colors of the holiday seasons.
    I would LOVE this prize pack for sure! The art nouveau and deco designs are beautiful and I can think of a million things to do with them!

  • 65 Donna Kutzer // Nov 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    These are really great pieces! I would love to design some new jewelry with them. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 66 Diane Dorman // Nov 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Everything I look at inspires me! :) I love turning “nothing” into “Something”…it always makes me feel accomplished!

  • 67 Dawn // Nov 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’d love to try these with gemstones and seed beads, using nature’s palette as inspiration!

  • 68 Donna // Nov 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Wow…..what an awesome package. Thanks for your generosity.

  • 69 Mary Carter // Nov 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    What inspires me at this time of year is creating things that my loved ones will love. Their favorite colors and something unique to them. That’s what I try to do for my customers all year long but making pieces for friends and family has a fun, even more personal aspect.

  • 70 Jamie // Nov 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    The colours green, red, and white.

  • 71 Shannon // Nov 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    My inspiration comes from Christmas and winter colors. The sparkle and shine of the holiday season. And sharing with family and friends.

  • 72 Jayna Disney // Nov 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    My inspiration comes from EVERYTHING around me; from the simple things to the complex.

  • 73 Nancy Powers // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:45 am

    What inspires me are the people I make jewelry for based on their individual personalities and the awesome beads on your site. I love the Nunn Design giveaway and can imagine using those pieces for the many female members of my family, from age 6 to 60.

  • 74 Lois // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I’m inspired by that bright colors and designs of Huichol beadweaving.

  • 75 shirley // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:25 am

    I’m inspired by friends and adventures and quirky animals that make us laugh and uplift us.

  • 76 Dee-Ann // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:31 am

    I’m making ornaments lately, for something a bit different. I’m having fun playing with reds and greens, and the blue/white icy aspects of winter!

  • 77 PegN // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:36 am

    I’m inspired by the tropical weather here.

  • 78 Paula Sullivan // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:49 am

    As a civil war reenactor much of my inspiration comes from history. From the opulent precious gems to the pieces woven from ones own hair, the jewelry tells a story of the past with a hope towards the future. My hope is to continue these traditions with my creations.

  • 79 Lynda C // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:03 am

    The box of mixed metal pieces is inspiring. I love to mix metals in jewelry.

  • 80 Stephanie Jacobs // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Absolutly Love Love Love Nunn!

  • 81 Tricia Z // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I am inspired by evergreens, cranberries and chestnuts.

  • 82 Teddie Seeley // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I feel inspired by the fact, that things are so expensive and when you live on a very limited budget, it is better to at least give something home made.
    I could put this prize to good use.
    Thank you,
    Teddie

  • 83 Bonnie H Smith // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    christmas always inspires me to make sparkly gifts. my problem is i’m only one person, so i can’t make things for everyone. i love all the charms, dangles, drops, etc. i love copper an ‘chili pepper’. the new colors of crystal colors are wonderfull! this season makes me think of icy blues, pearls, silvers,and some hot colors to make things toasty! HAPPY HO-HO TO ALL!

  • 84 Jane // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:03 am

    The Holidays always inspire me to “give away” I love making things for my friends and family. The “give away” part comes when I give something to a complete stranger who is down on their luck and doesn’t think they will ever be able to buy a nice piece of jewelry for themselves. Thanks for your generousity this Holiday Season. God Bless

  • 85 Sarah Pirtle // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I have just started my journey in jewelry making. I am having a lot of fun. There are so many different styles and ideas out there to inspire!

  • 86 Janet Labatut Davies // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:07 am

    These findings remind me of my time in Rome. The rich designs of the fabulous culture inspire me to create memories of my travels – whether summer and winter. Nunn’s designs do the same. Janet

  • 87 Wendy Drake // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I am inspired by the fact that I have lost weight and can finally wear cute and fashionable clothes! I no longer want to fade into the background, so what a better way to show off my new style! Accessorize with my handmade jewelry!! I can wear my new jewelry designs instead of giving it away and stand out & proud!

  • 88 JanetH // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I’m inspired by the changes in nature and creating those images in art.

  • 89 Maxine Booth // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Oh wouldn’t I love to win this prize! The color and sparkle of the holiday season inspire me this year.

  • 90 Roxanne Brown // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:21 am

    My inspiration begins with the Artist lampwork beads that I get from Artist all over the world. From the moment I see them, my mind has already formulated a design. Once I have the beads, I will then gather up all of the other parts needed and place them all into a ziplock bag so when I get the time, I can just pull out a bag and begin building. I’ve used Becky Nunn Designs in my jewellery in the past. They are so delicate and feminine. They are the perfect finishing touch to my work. This collection would be the same.

  • 91 Marie Brittain // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I am inspired by the the findings in the pictures, “seeing” the various jewelery pieces I can make with these findings together with the beads in my stash.

  • 92 Bonnie Kreger // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I have a lot of inspiration. One of the radio stations here in Phoenix starts playing Christmas music the week before Thanksgiving. I love Becky’s pieces and would be so sooooooo inspired to have them on my work table.

  • 93 Harry W Wood // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I’m inspired by the decorations for the season…a mix of colorful lights,shiny textures and all the warm bronze,gold and copper colors.

  • 94 Mary Holliday // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:37 am

    This Holliday’s holiday designs are inspired by the interesting things that happen when I combine fiber with crystals, gemstones, and metal components. The possibilities are exciting and endless!

  • 95 ZOZOS // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Inspiration takes flight from watching movement of water on the lake at sunset; the colours sparkle as the water gently flows by.

  • 96 Kristen // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

    The seasons certainly do inspire but at holiday time the inspiration is mixed with the love of giving and who I am giving it to. What a great prize package.

  • 97 Sandy_in_MD // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I have been inspired by Game of Thrones and have been making polymer clay dragons – some steampunk, some glam with lots of Swarovski crystals. Love Nunn Designs’ products – thanks for the chance to win this aweswome package.

  • 98 Fayzee // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:53 am

    What a wonderful collection. I see so many possibilities. I have been beading for several years and love to make custom pieces that are out of the ordinary. This would be a perfect addition to my collectin. Thank you.

  • 99 Tammy // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I love Becky Nunn, what inspiration from that picture!

  • 100 Barb C. // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Even before the economy went south, I’ve always made gifts, jewelry, etc. and given it to people just because I like to do it. This holiday season will be just as special, I will make my jewelry and give people gifts that aren’t expecting anything. The look on their faces is priceless!!
    Many Blessings

  • 101 Joan Z // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I am inspired by the fall colors…green, gold and copper; then before you know it, it’s red and green! Love your products!

  • 102 Rose // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:13 am

    What inspires my creativity is things I like and people I love. Yesterday I went to my doctor for an appointment and the nurse who checked me in for the incidentals really made me think about who she really is. She is a young, very caring working Mom. She was wearing jewelry that meant something to her. Her Grandmother’s bracelet; a cross on a neckchain that sybolizes Mother’s Hands given to her by her husband. This made me think about what I would make for her for Christmas. She is of Irish heritage – something with endless knots and delicate green accents. Maybe something to dangle from her car mirror that would remind her of how much she touches my life.

    Nunn Designs components could very well fit into this design I have in mind. Thanks for this opportunity to try something new. And thanks too for the chance for me to put this idea into print! And, Happy Thanksgiving to all at Artbeads! Your inspirations are much apprecited everyday….

  • 103 Peggy Russell // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Anything and Everything that sparkles! That’s what inspires me!

  • 104 karin mueller // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I am inspired by the warm feelings that the holidays bring….family, friends and magic!!!!

  • 105 Catherine Rohr // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Beautiful items make beautiful pieces!

  • 106 Jessica Watkins // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

    My inspiration during the holiday season comes from those I intend on making gifts for and their style as well as the falling leaves that makes me want to use copper or gold colored findings & charms and beads in shades of brown, the chill in the air and thought of snow that makes me want to work with metal and silvery sparkly beads.

  • 107 Patt Helton // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:37 am

    My inspiration comes from the appreciation from my friends and family when I present them with something that I have created especially for them. Jewelry -making is my passion! I’ve added to the old saying~”You can’t be too rich or too thin….or have too much jewelry”.

  • 108 Babs // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Inspiration comes in all forms but love is the greatest. Thank you for using your love, as an artist, to inspire us to be more creative.

  • 109 Karen // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I love the Nunn designs!
    My inspirations have always been natural forms and colors (think sun-sparkle on a summer lake, the colors of fall leaves against an October sky,etc) ; since I have a daughter who’s a Senior in high school, her outfits and trends have worked their way into my designs too. my mom’s recent diagnosis w/ stage 4 breast cancer has also inspired several “hope” and pink or pink ribbon designs.

  • 110 Marianne Patterson // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Christmas is all about family. I love to make special gifts for everyone, sometimes jewellery, sometimes quilted things, sometimes mixed media art. This kit would be awesome to use in my artwork.

  • 111 Jo // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I love jewelry that really says something about who the wearer is…where they have come from, what they enjoy, places they have been, their personal style.

  • 112 Tere Castillo // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:57 am

    My inspiration comes from many years as an art major, I like to create my jewerly by what is happening at the moment – and now is the best two holidays of the year Thankgiving and Xmas, to give thans for all the good things we received this year, I know I will have beautiful gift for my family and friends to share with them “happiness”.

  • 113 Carina Sehrai // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

    These findings have a unique and mysterious quality. I try to work with “one of a kind” beads and findings and I think these fit the bill.

  • 114 Judith W // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    My favorite colors are those of autumn–browns, reds, yellows, so seeing the leaves turn colors inspires me to get going on new jewelry for the season.

  • 115 Kim // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:09 am

    What a lovely treasure box of goodies! I really am inspired by Nunn Design components, they can be applied to so many different styles.

  • 116 Christine // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    What inspires my designs at this time of the year is Charity. With many business and associations having party’s and dinners to benefit the poor. I love to make jewelry, they can auction off . It’s my my of giving a little more.

  • 117 Jill // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I am inspired to find ways to combine my two interests: photography and jewelry. Also, I love all the fall colors, the bolder and brighter the better, just look @ the trees :)

  • 118 Sheryl // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I am in the middle of cross-stitching stockings. Come to think of it, charms would be really cool on one of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 119 Michele Presby // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:46 am

    What inspires me and my designs are lots of textures and glitz. I love mixing pearls and crystals with velvet for unique braceletts and chokers to really dress up an outfit for the holidays. So much can be added to scarfs like layers of filigree and metal findings with rhinestones and dangleing crystals or stones to make large decorative pins. Added glamour you can make yourself ))

  • 120 Amy // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I am Inspired by the Beauty of ones eyes, when they see the what I have created. “Nunn” would help me create that Look!

  • 121 Jennie // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

    As seasons change and life events occur, I keep on working on crafts to relax and give as gifts.

  • 122 Amy // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I am Inspired by the Beauty of ones eyes, when they see what I have created. “Nunn” would help me create that Look!

  • 123 Debi Woods // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I belong to the American Legion, and to
    Squirrel Town Long Rifles. Every Christmas, we choose 5 families apiece to give children presents. This year tho, the American Legion will do 5 military families and Squirrel Town will do 5 families of our the most needy.
    Every year, it is only the children up to age 12 who receive gifts. This year, I am donateing Jewelry for everyone in the home, such as moms, dads, grandparents and siblings who are older than 12.
    So these gorgeous charms would help me out and make some beautiful jewelry for these families.

  • 124 Marti Daneisl // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I love to design pieces that make a statement. Chunky, glitzy and fun.

  • 125 Maxi S. // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

    sooooooooooooo beautiful!

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  • 127 Debi Woods // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

    sorry, I forgot my website name

  • 128 Keni Kohl // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I get most of my inspiration while reading books. The pieces that I imagine while reading, I try and create. So if I make it for myself or someone else, it has a little bit more of a meaning.

  • 129 Naj Keelan // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I’m sitting here reading all of the things that inpsire everyone & I think how wonderful that we can share our thoughts with kindred spririts! I’m inspired by the winter snow, cozy fires & the Holiday season. Most of all, I’m inspired by my 6 year old daughter who enjoys nothing more than donning on a pair of sparkly wings & pretending she’s a Fairy Princess!

  • 130 Kathleen Brown // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    The things that inspire me is one my daughter. She is 17 months old… She is a beauty… Full of life…. Cheerful… Happy…. Fearless… Fragile… Innocent… Willing…. Everything I am not or everything I wish I could have.
    And the second is for family and friends…. The very few that they know who they r…. But they pushed me and always believed in me when no one did. With every piece I make is like getting a piece of me back. I had a pretty bad child hood growing up and not the greatest teens or young adult…. I am always moving… Moving… Moving…. Usually quite stressed out, and just never had time to sit down. Well a friend of mine showed my the art of beading and wow can I say I think I finally found what I needed after all these years. It’s relaxing… Found with each bead I strung on and each row I created how a piece of me felt to start whole. But when I finish a piece and add the final clasp show my husband and see his reaction it makes me feel like a piece of me is coming back.
    I just love the reaction of not only my self but others who just can gaze upon your work and you know they like it. To see a pile of beads in front of you one min then in a few hours see something you created by hand is an ultimate feeling… But those are the things that inspire me this holiday….

  • 131 Desiree // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Oh I love random lots of parts to work from. I am inspired by my limitations of choices. It teaches my imagination to grow. That’s probably what is working for me this holiday season, budget. :) Lack of funds makes us step back, rethink what is truly important about this holiday season, and to appreciate what our hands can make so much more.
    Happy Holidays All. :)

  • 132 Deci Worland // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I just love being able to work with red and green, also all of those little lampwork creatures.

  • 133 Toni at Tinkling Brass Ministry // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:26 am

    This is the first year in a long time that I have been inspired to decorate for Christmas. Living in the mid-west, this season, nearing Thanksgiving, the skies are overcast, it’s just now staying on the cold side, makes for a great excuse to get cozy in the blanket, drink some warm tea, and thank God that I won this contest!!! Halleluiah!!

  • 134 Annette Aben // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    beautiful give away! blessed be whomever wins!

  • 135 Shelli // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I would love to create jelwery with these. Soinspiring

  • 136 Sarah S // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I find myself very inspired by Victorian elements and patterns this year. Ornate touches, scrolling florals, rich jewel tones.

  • 137 Amy // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’m inspired by the spirit of giving that I get from the Christmas season. I try to come up with a design specific to the style of the person that will receive it.

  • 138 Marge // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Look like fun!

  • 139 Debbie // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Would love to win as I am just getting started with crocheting my own jewelry.

  • 140 Kristin // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Joy inspires my creations near the holidays. Whether it’s because it’s a day off work, (we all know how nice that is!) or the great food, or the comfort of surrounding yourself with the people you love and love you back, the main goal of the holidays is to feel joy.

  • 141 Jennifer // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I look to the trees, animals and weather for colors and inspiration! Great stuff here!

  • 142 sheila brady // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:50 am

    What a collection…it says to me back to our roots. I’m a roukie bead making. When I sit down to bead, the findings and beads speak. I found the beading has a calming effect and love to try new items and designs. Love your designs and would love have them….

  • 143 Donna Chizewsky // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I get my inspiration from the friends and family that I make personalized pieces for, especially during the holiday season. I have a lot of family born in December too, so I get lots of opportunities to create! I’ve been working in brass and copper a lot recently, being enamored of the rich, warm tones and textures they add to my creations!

  • 144 Janet Webb // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I’m inspired by browsing through vintage fashion magazines (especially during the holidays when everything is elegant). Using pieces from Nunn allows me to put a modern spin on classic looks.

  • 145 Susan M // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Love…..

  • 146 Michele Smith // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I love to try something fun and new to create with.
    I have a lot of ideas but not enough hours in a day!
    What inspires me to create during the holiday is the sights, sounds and smells. I have been playing around a lot lately with copper, it has such a rich rustic look that adds so much character to a piece.

  • 147 Becky R. // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I’m inspired by the colors of Christmas and the winter season.

  • 148 Patty Brown // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • 149 Nancy Ludvik // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Would love to get my hands on these items! Oh, the wonders that I would create!

  • 150 Cynthia // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I have been buying handmade holiday themed pendants, and they are very inspiring for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 151 Georgeana // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I find I’m inspired by the sights and smells of winter time and the holiday season. I love working with darker, richer colors and mixed metals this time of year. Thank You for the opportunity to win some really cool supplies!

  • 152 unseeliepixie // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I find myself inspired by specific pieces I pick up… sometimes it’s the shape, sometimes it’s the color.

  • 153 melia // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful collection, I would love to incorporate in some of my designs..

  • 154 Mary // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I like to think of the friend and make something that fits their personality.

  • 155 Kathie White // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

    My inspiration this year has come from prayers and positive thoughts of all my friends and family members as I have been ill for the past year and will complete my cancer treatments in January. With the cancer treatments and doctor’s drug induced coma last winter I have been home more and have more time to work on my jewlery making but had to get the inspiration to do so from all the caring people in my life. I would like to sincerely thank you for the collection of jewelry makings you have given; whoever wins it will be very grateful and will be able to make many beautiful pieces with them.

  • 156 Helga Sansom // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

    My designs are inspired by the fall colors especially the oranges and rusts of the fall. Winter inspires me to use the deep greens and reds. Winter also makes me think of deep blue oceans and white sands. Also when I am asked to design something to go with a “special” dress for the holidays, I try to incorporate dress colors with the pieces I am designing to make the dress and the jewelry “pop”.

  • 157 Jen Rutsky // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    What inspires my designs this holiday season are the lights, glitter, sparkle, and snow :)

  • 158 Viviane // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    The Icy Blues and the smile of my grand dauther inspire me this Holiday Season. With eclectic items, classic pearls and the sparkle of crystal.

  • 159 LizN // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I love the colors and shine of the holiday season. I’m inspired by all the beauty and joy.

  • 160 Nat Mathews // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am inspired by, weirdly enough, abandoned buildings in snow. There are a lot around my town and I like the mix of a flat color with textures and neutrals.

  • 161 Charissa S. // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

    The cold weather and colors of the season inspire my designs.

  • 162 Kelsea // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

    The Autumn leaves and holiday cheer inspire me.

  • 163 Brenna // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

    As a wire and bead jewelry maker… the shapes and sparkle of the frost and snow are my biggest inspirations.

  • 164 Brenda M // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

    My inspiration comes from my adult children as we recall memories of the seasons past. We laugh and we cry… It is all good, and from those stories I try to find components that will remind them of a special moment when they wear it. The opportunity to win some of Nunn Designs products would be a wonderful gift. Thank you for supplying the wonderful merchandise.

  • 165 Beverly // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    My inspiration comes with being able to make gifts – I can make beautiful, unique styles that don’t mesh with my own style, but are perfect for someone else.

  • 166 Dianne Miller // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I am working on a new line inspired by television, movie and book characters – Doctor Who, superheroes and House of night. Also working on a line inspired by the customer, meaningful jewelry that helps them remember who they are or what’s most important to them.

  • 167 Kimberly Cope // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This year, my inspiration comes from the lovely members of my spiritual community. We are conducting a pre-Valentine’s Day boutique to earn funds in support of our children’s program as well as uplifting workshops for adults.

    I’ll be coordinating with one of our talented members to create inspirational necklace, earring and bracelet sets. What synchronicity that Nunn Designs has created this lovely line of accents. So fun and so rewarding!

  • 168 JoDee // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:58 am

    My granddaughter’s parents retired after 20 years as medics in the military and moved near my husband and I out here in “the country.” Having moved around all her life, her personal style reflected all the places she had lived and people who had influenced her. She did not fit into our rural high school. After many attempts to solve the problem, a decision was reached by all concerned to simply let her do her own thing.
    Her own thing has been my inspiration for trying new types of metals and media, putting them together for the unique and individual styles of apparel my granddaughter designs. She goes with me to shows, working the table while modeling our combination of jewelry and attire. What better inspiration could any designer want?

  • 169 Mary // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’m Italian but now I live in Maryland. I’d like creare something for my Italian friends

  • 170 jodi adams // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Nature inspires a lot of my designs

  • 171 Tara Grantone // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This jewelry is absolutely gorgeous!

  • 172 Mama Llama // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I love making jewelry for friends and family. So, I make pieces based on who they are for and what they like. The season doesn’t really inspire me but what I see in magazines, online and in stores does. So many cool things out there and Nunn Design pieces definitely inspire…There are limitless possibilities!

  • 173 Cathy Greutman // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    You have beautiful designs that lend themselves to a wonderful finished product. I would love to win this prize. Thanks

  • 174 Mary Mazurette // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The jewelry findings, keepsakes, etc. are absolutely beautiful. Very motivating items.

  • 175 Henrietta Sellars // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Wow , I never win anything, what a great thing to start with.

  • 176 Jan Scott // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I am new to this and have a lot to learn. Everything is so overwhelming at times and I just browse to get inspiration to keep it up. These findings are very unique and pretty. I could be inspired to keep going with these findings!

  • 177 Katrina Joy // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    The stark, burnt sienna colors of a receding Fall, full of wind and fury, reluctantly giving way to an advancing Winter cast in pearly shades of grey inspires my holiday designs.

  • 178 Ronda R // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I am inspired by my daughters who each have their own different sense of style. Both are beautiful!

  • 179 Maria // Nov 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I’m inspired by deep, rich colors. I’m making the Ruby Jubilee ornament that I saw on Artbeads, because I love the deep red color of the main bead.

  • 180 Debbie Stout // Nov 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    My favorite jewelry to make is based on Native American style. I have been making the “vintage” look lately and that is so precious looking. Then I go to my old standby “precious” beads and crystals. I dolike odd shaped beads and pendants also and buy alot through FMGems . Thanks, Debbie

  • 181 Julie Gastelum // Nov 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I love the colors of the season and the colors that I see around me. You never know what will actually inspire me, could be just about anything.

  • 182 Shawn cannon // Nov 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I would love to win this package. I have been creating with chain recently. I could make so many cool pieces with it!

  • 183 fiona lewis mackert // Nov 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I am always inspired by my friends and family, whoever I am making the piece for is my inspiration.

  • 184 Jeanne DiAmicis // Nov 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love the light, airy look of the Nunn Design products. If I should be so blessed to win, I would use them in preperation of Spring, as it is my favorite time of year. Thank you for considering me. :)

  • 185 Maryann // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    What inspires me is watching people who are shopping, looking at what colors and styles they wear, and integrating the mix of colors and styles into my designs.

  • 186 Barbara Moore // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I’m inspired by the Season and the colors.

  • 187 Jane // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I’m inspired by the beauty of nature in her splendor and children delighting in it: the snowballs, snowmen & women, skating, sledding, etc. It reminds me of my childhood and the excitement and joy of the season.

  • 188 Kate K // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    In the fashion world my coloring is known as “winter” and studies have shown people are most often drawn to colors they look good in. This is true for me. This time of year means I get to indulge in my favorite colors. Rich blues, silver, burgundy, and purple to name a few. Stones in these wintry colors look marvelous mixed with sparkly crystals. That rich, royal look and feel inspires my jewelry.

  • 189 Jean // Nov 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Thankfulness & gratitude

    I have survived a blizzard, tornado, earthquake, microburst, tropical storm Irene, Storm Alfred, and the accompanying power outages to all of them.

    You can bead in a power outage, but not at night unless you have better candles than I do.

  • 190 Chris White // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway! As far as my inspirations, they come from each and every season. Living in Pennsylvania, each season brings new color pallets and changes in scenery. Each and everyday there are new challenges and great inspiration all around us if we only take the time to notice. ‘would love to win this!

  • 191 Elena T // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I’m still working with recycled and vintage materials. I think Nunn designs will fit in very nicely!

  • 192 terri bass // Nov 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    What fun it would be to have something new and different to design with!!

  • 193 Rita // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Holiday designs inspired by the recipient…

  • 194 Shelly // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    When the weather turns chilly I’m inspired to knit & sew little sweaters & coats for dogs! Also love to make holiday themed jewelry!

  • 195 Robin @ vintage style market // Nov 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I am new to Nunn Designs, but it looks wonderful. I love the pendents!

  • 196 Aly // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    My most common go-to for inspiration is nature; colors, patterns, the organic flow of lines.

  • 197 Beverley Bairstow // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    It would be fun to work with some of the items in the photo, challenge me to work outside my usual style.

  • 198 TK // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I would love to work the Nunn Designs. They are lovely and inspirational.

  • 199 MelodyJ // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    The weather and decorations.

    urbanviolet(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • 200 Carol D // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I live in the Midwest, and am always inspired by the change of the seasons. The beautiful fall display – reds, brown, oranges, yellows. The leaves seem to have a beautiful, soft sheen, much like the Nunn Design colors. Then winter comes and all is covered with a glittery, soft snow. Beauty and peace – that inspires me!

  • 201 Alice J. Weckman // Nov 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I would love to use these pieces in some new designs I have in mind. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • 202 Lynne Orens // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I love Nunn designs! I made a beautiful pearl necklace with a focal leaf design of brass that is awesome, classy, and shiny! I sure would like to own some more!

  • 203 Jess N // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Love!

  • 204 Paula // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    This new line Elements of Inspiration is very enchanting! I can look and see things that remind of vintage jewelry. and a few minutes later, the very same findings can inspire me to something totally new, totally different. These are very unique items, a pleasure to design with and to wear!

  • 205 Renee // Nov 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    During this time of year, I’m inspired by being outside in a forest, covered in snow. There isn’t a sound but the soughing of the breeze through the pines. Just enough breeze to release the frost and snow from the branches so that they float down onto your upturned face. They sparkle in the sun like a million rainbows.

  • 206 Tiya // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    As i am new to jewelry making…my biggest inspiration has been other jewelry artists. I love jewelry with up lifting colors or a nice simple message….whenever i see jewelry of that kind i get inspired to make something similar myself. Also beadwork magazines are my biggest inpiration to create and learn.

  • 207 Elayne // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’m inspired by the people I want to create for.

  • 208 Jen W. // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    My inspiration is the people I’m making things for!

  • 209 Sandie Luck // Nov 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Thinking of each person on my gift list inspires me to make something of value for them ~ using my time and skills to treat them to something special!
    Joyful blessings…….~Sandie

  • 210 Christine Hutchison // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    My friends and family inspire me to create beautiful gifts. Knowing that each one, special in their own ways, have differents styles and personalities. With each one I create something that will fit them. Wether it’s the friend that truly is an angel in disguise, or family member with a spicy fun loving attitude, I can find the little extra that lets them know how much they mean to me and how broad a spectrum they beautifully color my life.
    ~ Chris Hutchison

  • 211 Gina // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    My inspiration comes from classic Italian shapes and textures and colors. These items give me the
    tools to bring my designs to life. I am so glad I have discovered them. Thank you for the beautiful items to work with.

  • 212 linda // Nov 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    i get inspired by all sorts of things – people. experiences, holidays, weather, feelings – just depends on what’s going on with me

  • 213 Stacy S // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    When I am making gifts for somebody-I tend to think about what their personalities are like-I also pay close attention to what kind of jewelry they usually wear-bold, or more subdued–what kind of colors they like to wear-their coloring, etc. :) I would love to win this-oh the fun I could have!! :)

  • 214 Gaynell // Nov 23, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I love the season because of the snow and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees. I also want to thank GOD for giving us this great earth.

  • 215 Carol R // Nov 23, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This is the time of year I make gifts for the gals in my family. I’m inspired by the colors and styles I know they like and the fact that they always appreciate – and wear – the jewelry I give them.

  • 216 Robin // Nov 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

    This year I’ve gone completely retro with lots of glam…bright colors such as vivid red, sky blue…lots of crystals. I would love to try your products.

  • 217 cynthia teixeira // Nov 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    the chaging of the seasons inspire me. every change brings new ideas. It gives me the opportunity to play with color and texture…. and it’s so much fun!!!!!!

  • 218 Mallory // Nov 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I like to go into stores and look at the styles of ornaments and wrapping paper to inspire all my winter/choliday crafts.

  • 219 Emily // Nov 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I’m inspired by the rich jewel tone colors that are popular during the fall and winter months, and by the beauty of a winter scene. I love the contrasting textures of soft glittering snow and rough bare branches against a cerulean blue winter sky.

  • 220 Delle Sherer // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Awesome, thanks for the chance! Happy Thanksgiving! : )

  • 221 Becca Feiner // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I’m inspired by those tiny perfect moments throughout the season – the bright big toothless grin on my friend’s baby girl when she sees me come in the door, the pure sparkle of individual snowflakes on a sheet of undisturbed white after a fresh snow, the glint of light off an ornament, the taste of eggnog, the smell of stuffing, a hug from a friend. (And now by those gorgeous pieces, off to look in the shop!!!)

  • 222 Luanne k // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Really trying to get bolder with color and design lately.

  • 223 Joycelyn Artis // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    The feeling of the holidays and how joyful everyone seems to be inspires me

  • 224 Lisa Granger // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I am inspired by anything that makes you look twice,.. or three times. Something that is unusual, that you really have to examine to figure out what it used to be, or could be used for. Oh,.. and shiny things,.. yup. Shiny things.

  • 225 Imee // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I just started this hobby/hope to become a business venture of jewelry making and what inspires me to make them is the magic of having simple things turn to elegant work of art – truly amazing!

  • 226 Shari Arbogast // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    My family inspires me most. Each item I make is usually tailored to that individuals taste or fashion. I don’t think I’ve ever made anything for myself.. heh

  • 227 Michelle // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    the lights, the music, the colors, of the season these inspire me !!!! that and my customers..they describe what they are looking for and I make it up!!!

  • 228 Rykki Swenson // Nov 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Im so interested in the 16th century, with its elaborate, gems-encrusted jewelry. And pearls! Every piece, or nearly so, used masses of pearls. I can’t wait to get started on my 2012 designs, and they will reflect the mid-1500s era. –Rykki Swenson

  • 229 donnalynn // Nov 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I have been enjoying the traditional red and green mix sparkling with silvers and golds, I like to include a mix of whites like the snow.
    There are also a few favorite wrapping papers I have saved over the years(loving the patterns, colors or styles), that could provide inspiration!

  • 230 Lyndsey // Nov 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I rarely make Christmas-themed items, but the idea of glamming it up for parties, especially New Years Eve, inspires many of my designs.

  • 231 Debbie Myers // Nov 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Love your pieces! Would love to use one of the pieces/componets in my designs…..Cheers!

  • 232 Fran smith // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    The colors of the season, the lights, the glitter…

  • 233 Robbin Cooper // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love your designs and think that they would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s jewelry pieces.

  • 234 Suzanne // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Health effects of gemstones inspire me to give jewelry to address a health concern.

  • 235 Angela LeBlanc // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    My inspiration comes from God, family,friends and fun.

  • 236 Kathleen Bruski // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Faceted stone sparkle, the shine of bright silver, jewel tones, and the warm tones of golden metals inspire my holiday designs.

  • 237 Kathleen Bruski // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Faceted stone sparkle, the shine of bright silver, jewel tones, and warm tones of antique golden inspire my holiday designs.

  • 238 Amy Z // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I’m always inspired by vintage, classy, timeless looks and Nunn designs are so perfect for that kind of look!

  • 239 Randa // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I am inspired by love, quite simply. Love for the people I think about while creating, love for my life, family and friends, and love of beautiful baubles and components to include in my jewelery designs.

  • 240 Roberta // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    The snow, the clear blue sky that looks like it is about to chip from being so cold and the beautiful sun that briefly makes it’s way across the sky.

  • 241 Lisbet Wood // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I am inspired by the color and the antique appearance of the pieces, I have lots of ideas for those pieces using some of them on my greeting cards.

  • 242 Cindy Cima Edwards // Nov 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Gift giving and good memories inspire my designs this holiday season.

    Love Nunn Design products!

  • 243 Heather Figueroa // Nov 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    My daughter flies home from BC for Xmas and is an amazing artist, so she inspires me to try new designs and vice versa, Just having her home is a huge plus and I think the laughter and happiness brings out creativity.

  • 244 Linda Henry // Nov 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I live the cool weather and just the excitement of the holidays!! Fall colors, cool blues and whites of the season, and definitely all the sparkle!!! Love to make pieces that make people smile!!!

  • 245 Jacquelyn Caldwell-Guerrero // Nov 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Hope for cold weather(in Texas) the warmth of family and being with them on the holidays is what is inspiring me this year. Along with my grandmas pieces of jewelry and the up scaling I can do with the vintage pieces! Yay!

  • 246 Kari // Nov 24, 2011 at 1:30 am

    For some reason I am attracted to bright shiny glass and lampwork beads, as well as nature themed artistic beads. I continue to have fun working with mixed media and resin :)

  • 247 Rita // Nov 24, 2011 at 5:38 am

    What inspires my designs this holiday season? Well … nature! I tend to look to organic shapes/designs in things such as snowflakes and bare trees for inspiration. :-D My color choices tend to go from warm reds, oranges and yellows to cool greens, blues and silvers as well, just in time for the season.

  • 248 Theresa // Nov 24, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Love the colors of the changing leaves – even here in Southern California!

  • 249 Cathy // Nov 24, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I’m inspired to make jewelry gifts for the people I love this holiday season.

  • 250 Dorie // Nov 24, 2011 at 7:56 am

    As a composer, lyricist, performer, the fulfilling aspects of creating something unique, beautiful and one-of-a-kind that also brings pure joy and inspiration to others is transfered during the holiday season into my jewelry making. It’s the creating and giving time of year!

  • 251 Judy Welman // Nov 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Having lost my job, like many others, I find a need this year to craft my gifts. I recently entered a craft show at the local elementary and made a few dollars, but not enough to cover the cost of my materials, as I have some of my stamped necklaces left to sell. My personal favorite is a military dog-tag shaped blank stamped “MY HERO WEARS COMBAT BOOTS” and has added charms of a small heart, a star, and a peace symbol. The necklace is a ball chain. I would love more findings to let myself be even more creative. I guess you could say that my biggest inspiration this year is need.

  • 252 Connie Tucker // Nov 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I found I’m a steampunk kind of gal, so the trend in jewelry findings these days are great. There is so much that can be done with the mix and match of metals, design, etc. Your mind and creativeness is the only thing holding you back with all the great products out there like Nunn designs. Thanks

  • 253 Melissa Fuller // Nov 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

    what inspires the creations? the music in the christmas air? The excited feelings of shoppers and the twinkle of the lights on the christmas treee and houses? The decor and smiling faces! Plus whatever sparkly christmas cheer is bubbling inside of my mind!

  • 254 Christine // Nov 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Looking outside my window during the changing seasons gives me inspiration. All the colors and the starkness of the tree branches. The sun reflecting on the snow :) early this year. I love the colors showing in my designs.

  • 255 Blue Goose studios // Nov 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I am so in love with your new line and would love to win some additional pieces to create with.

  • 256 CONNIE // Nov 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    What inspires my gift giving creations this season are the different ages and personalities of the recipients. I am an avid machine knitter and jewelry maker. I combine the two crafts ( and several others like machine embroidery) by making the appropriate jewelry and embellishing my knits with beads and making all sorts of wild scarfs , sone thin ones that can sub for necklaces with the amazing embellishments that are now available.

  • 257 Carolyn // Nov 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love challenging myself between vintage, steampunk and organic. Working it out is the fun of it and the creative juices bring up some amazing pieces. Love it all!

  • 258 Joyce K // Nov 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The arrival of fall inspires me to use copper with autumn color beads and leaf or acorn embellishments. Christmas lights encourage me to use jewel tone crystals. I would love to win this prize package! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 259 Akisha // Nov 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I would love to win. I love the distinction and creativity in your products

  • 260 Cait // Nov 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Love the individually handcrafted beads, charms, and findings (e.g., Bali or hill tribe).
    Handcrafted components add elegance and uniqueness to a jewelry piece.

  • 261 Margo // Nov 25, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Love these pendants, charms and other CUTE metals, they give me new inspiration!!!!!! And I like to make new jewelry, so come on!!

  • 262 Kat // Nov 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

    My inspirations come from clothing, fabric swatches, photographs, and individual components that I find in various craft stores. I only wish I had more time in which to indulge myself in jewelry-making!

  • 263 Renee Lyall // Nov 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Love your products! In 2008, won editor’s choice in a challenge in the Stringing mag.
    Your 9 hole spacer bars was in the design. I have been wanting to try new components .
    Your designs in metal has inspired me to try. I hope I win to get the chance.
    Thank you

  • 264 Cryss T // Nov 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful items you are gifting. What inspires me this time of year is the green/red of holly and the sparkle of ice.

  • 265 Karin Dronenburg // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Winter sunrises and sunsets are such a beautiful palette of colors to work with instead of the traditional holly berry and evergreen– but incorporating new/different pieces is truly exciting and inspiring at any time of the year. I would love to try the new Nunn pieces and see what they can do!!!

  • 266 Teddie // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I have been so busy this year, but what little time I had to work on projects, I love working with your products!

  • 267 Lori D // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I’m inspired by the need to reawaken my creativity, as it has been stifled for far too long!

  • 268 christine mcd // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Lately, I find myself working with fabrics and metal components, incorporating them into mixed media pieces with bead embroidery. Pick me!!

  • 269 Jackie // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I have never worked with Nunn (yet). these items just make me want to make all sorts of fun stuff!

  • 270 Terry Zalewski // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I have been stuck in a rut lately. But your FB posts have helped me out so much. I look forward every day when I log on to see what ideas will help inspire me.

  • 271 Dana // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The snow and ice that we are (so far) lacking here in MN!

  • 272 Angela LeBlanc // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

    any jewlery maker would love this, i know i would and could use anything for my projects, need to finish some for Christmas, times running out.

  • 273 jeanette // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Im playing with texture in my designs at the moment, with everyone starting to wrap up, im bringing that element of warmth in to my Jewellery, by using lots of different media, that feel great next to the skin, ‘feel the heat without all the clothes’

  • 274 Faith // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I am inspire this year by memories of Christmases past. Taking old photos and using them in my pendants and charms

  • 275 Laura De La Garza // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Fall inspires my jewelry designs. I love the different colors of leaves. Golds and browns take presidence this fall season for me.

  • 276 Ellen Lesak // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

    My holiday design ideas? I love to use things like Pearl the white of snow, the green of fir & evergreen trees, the ruby red of cranberries, the jewel tones of Christmas lights, and the flash & color of package wrappings, even chandelier earrings like the frosty lace of snowflakes… all the elements of the season I love to use in my pieces this time of year, for presents & for myself!!

  • 277 Valinda P. // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Oh, yea, like I’m EVER going to win. I’m not lucky enough to win foam off a free beer, AND I DON’T DRINK!!!

  • 278 Laura W, // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Love antiques and the Nunn designs fit well with my love of creating vintage style jewelry. Lately have been inspired by a batch of vintage buttons I came across.

  • 279 Kimberly D. // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Tradition is my holiday inspiration.

  • 280 Mama Llama // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I love the Nun Design line…I’ve never purchased anything from them but, I have come up with some wonderful ideas…So many cool things! It would be wonderful to win the giveaway!

  • 281 Sandy // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

    What inspires me? Making things for the people I care about that they will enjoy wearing for a long time to come.

  • 282 Alita // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I love to make jewelry! Each piece I design always finds an unique owner. Many times I give away jewlery that I am wearing and most of the time it is during this giving season. I don’t have a lot, but I know I have more then many others.

  • 283 Robin Tapp // Nov 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pieces!!!!!

  • 284 Tricia Poteet // Nov 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Love Nunn Design! Used in a lot of my pieces on my website!

  • 285 jan baxter // Nov 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    When giving a gift that you made to someone else you are also giving a little piece of your heart

  • 286 Melanie Higginson // Nov 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m inspired by the amazing colors and patterns I see all around me. It’s tricky finding beads that match the morning glory that grows by the porch, or connectors that look like bits of architecture, but when I do it’s fun to see the design I pictured finally come together.

  • 287 Sherrie Alleman // Nov 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    The beautiful colors of nature inspire me the most. Walking along a beach with the beautiful colors of the sky, the water, the sand, and even the people are inspiring, for example. A stormy day brings the deep colors of grays, blacks, greens, and whites. Wrap them up with some sweet silver and you have an artistic stormy piece made in no time.

  • 288 Debbie Harvey // Nov 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I need inspiration to get back my creative juices. Been “walking with death” for a couple of years now…need life affirmed.

  • 289 SANDY TIMM // Nov 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    beautiful pieces make beautiful jewelry!

  • 290 Tina Rivera // Nov 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    They are beautiful pieces that would make lovely jewelry.

  • 291 Laurie // Nov 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I am always inspired by the lights of Christmas. This year I find the old big frosted lights to be my inspiration. With big cords and bigger lights that seemed to glow just right! This is my inspiration.

  • 292 Laurie // Nov 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I am always inspired by the lights of Christmas. This year I find the old big frosted lights to be my inspiration. With big cords and bigger lights that seemed to glow just right! This is my inspiration.

  • 293 Angela // Nov 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love the colors of each season, but the colors of the holidays are great. they seem to just pop. I love jewlery that shows lots of fun colors.

  • 294 Cheryl // Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    My inspiration comes from the beautiful colors of Christmas. Whether they be the traditional reds, greens, golds, or the icy coldness of the winter in the blues, whites, and silver.

  • 295 Cheryl Palmer // Nov 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I am enjoying my newest hobby. My thoughts are on genealogy and heritage! All the fun ways to put the antique together, and maybe with something new! It would be so much fun to win!

  • 296 Lauren P // Nov 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    What inspires me during the holiday is just that: the holiday. During my busiest time of year, it’s nice to escape to my work station. Picture a girl with a content smile on her face putting together a pretty piece while the world behind her is in fast forward, she’s in slow motion. The chaos of the holidays makes me stop, breathe and take time to do what I love. Bead!!

  • 297 Diane Cudworth // Nov 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I love the amulets. something I have not tried yet.

  • 298 alice reid // Nov 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    What inspires my holiday designs is the holiday itself. When I was a child, Christmas was all about color: the big colored lights on the Christmas tree, adorned with years and years of ornaments in all shades and sizes, the small white lights brilliantly lining the streets downtown providing the perfect backlight for department store displays, the reflection of colors in icicles hanging slick and dangerous from store awnings and overhangs, and snow – real and faux. All year long I make colorful jewelry with a bit of an Africentric edge. At Christmas time, I rev up my displays with crystals and semi-precious stones that not only reflect the season, but also how I feel about this most wonderful time of the year.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa to you all!!!!!

  • 299 deb // Nov 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I’ve discovered earrings this Christmas. It has been fun finding just the right beads, and earring styles for each person.

  • 300 Sadie // Nov 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    What really inspires me to create is my mom. She’s always supportive and always ready to wear anything I make. She is truly a blessing and an ispiration in my life. Thank – You Mom for your loving actions and words, they touch my life more than I could ever express.

  • 301 Mindy // Nov 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I find that for most of my designs I let the components speak to me, if I’m making anything involving beads or precast metal I find an element that I really like and then create a design around that. For the rest of my designs I find inspiration from the world around me, it can be something as simple as a plant to a line in a story or a song lyric that makes my imagination run wild creating new ideas/designs.

  • 302 Mandy // Nov 27, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I go through phases… right now, I’m busy working with sea glass while I wait for a silver smithing class in a couple of weeks. I totally have the torch bug, since it lets me make my own pieces that are truly unique and handmade, not just a bunch of “assembled” components.

  • 303 Holly T. // Nov 27, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Vintage family and my grandmother’s jewelry are what I am drawing inspiration from for my jewelry making right now.

  • 304 Mary // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Trends, colours and the products themselves tend to influence the direction designs go. Right now, I’m using a lot of vintage beads and components picked up at estate sales.

  • 305 Patricia // Nov 27, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Having the need to come up with something different for Christmas gifts this year. This would help a lot!

  • 306 Teresa // Nov 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

    What inspires me is trying to create something different to go with the personalities of such a diverse group of people. I don’t like to make the same thing over and over, so it makes my creations fun and original, with a lot of thought going into each piece.

  • 307 Connie // Nov 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Love the look of mixed metals!

  • 308 Joyce Adams // Nov 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

    This stuff reminds me of Steampunk-ideas taken from Victorian jewelry-watch parts, chains,gears. Very cool all mixed together.

  • 309 Betsy urbik // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I am inspired to use what I see around me – and turn it on its side. I’m a steampunker and costumer, and have fun with both!

  • 310 Mary Reckmeyer // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Giving to others inspires me to create just what they would love!

  • 311 Susan Ayers // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    This would make some amazing pieces!

  • 312 Samantha // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Lately I’ve been designing a lot of antique-looking pieces, using things I find in nature like small stones or shells (which I sometimes paint), antiqued metals, jewelry pieces I find at estate sales, and the like. I like to combine unique pieces into something you wouldn’t be able to purchase at the mall, and Nunn designs fit into that beautifully. Would love to win.

  • 313 Jenny Gleason // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I havent used those yet but im sure they could create lots of stuff:D.

  • 314 mary ann krutsinger // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    the holidays bring lots of ideas to mind. the bright reds and greens mixed with silvers and golds leads to all kinds of ideas for jewelry making… a person is only limited by their imagination

  • 315 Anie // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Thinking snowflakes and flash, but maybe I could change and make copper, gold and home my Christmas theme.

  • 316 Fran smith // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    They look beautiful to work with!

  • 317 Tatiana // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am inspired by the sparkle of snow in the sunlight…a rainbow of colors!

  • 318 Laurel // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Family inspires me this time of year. I love making handmade gifts for them. They are not just jewelry pieces to them. They are family heirlooms. And I love Nunn Designs. Nuff said! :)

  • 319 Valerie Cook // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I love the sparkle of snowflakes, although I don’t see them here in Florida! The crisp, clean look of everything in the winter with freshly fallen snow makes me think of all things sparkly!! I love making jewelry!

  • 320 Merle // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Some many things can be made with this1

  • 321 Allison // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    The thought of family, friends, and the online customers we have never met are our inspiration. We love creating beautful pieces of art, especially from our Nunn Design pendants. As we make our jewelry, it brings us great joy to think of people from all around the world gathering this holiday season, hopefully wearing a Studio 463 design!

  • 322 Julie Bryant // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    My inspiration for designing during the Nov. & Dec. months comes from all things wonderful about living in the Pacific NW during this time of year: warm fire in the hearth, coffee in my cup, wind blowing the fall leaves around, black turtle neck shirts, and the rain/sometimes frost outside. These things remind me to get create with mixed metals in rich tones with the pretty earthy products of Nunn’s designs.

  • 323 Christine // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Nature is the ultimate inspiration – flowers, trees, sunshine, changing seasons – what more could I ask for? This is a beautiful collection to inspire me even further. And then I have the opportunity to share my inspirations and designs with others. I believe I am truly blessed.

  • 324 Cathy Gray // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    My inspiration is the season’s of fall and winter. I love the colors of fall and being able to incorporate rustic colors into my designs. I also love crystals that remind me of icy and frosty winter mornings, all sparkles and clean. Nunn’s designs has a lot to offer.

  • 325 Peg Griffin // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    To me the holidays mean color and sparkle. Bright flashes and eye catching pieces.

  • 326 NJ Brand // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Nunn’s designs are so stunning and inspirational. The mind wanders in that creative facet to imagine all the different elements, textures, colors, and patterns and how to incorporate, blend and embellish new and unique pieces to give, share and perhaps once in a while… keep.

  • 327 stacy // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Inspiration this year is coming from my kids. Their crayon drawings are going to be made into silver clay pendants.

  • 328 Michelle Wong // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Lovely stuff! These will be fun to play with! :)

  • 329 Angela Zonis // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve never seen Nunn Designs before. Would love to see them, and work with them. Hope you can pick me, I’m making a gift for a little girl who has stage 4 cancer. By the looks of the stuff I believe it will add some more sparkle to the gift.

  • 330 Susan // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I never know what will inspire me. Sometimes I just sit at my table and see two items near each other in my pile of stuff and something clicks in that creative part of my brain. Other times, I will see the colors in a fall tree, or the hues of a winter sky, and start to imagine how to recreate that beauty in a piece of wearable art! I have recently begun to love metal more and more; Nunn Designs components are very inspiring!

  • 331 Jamie Hintzen // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Nature inspires my creative side and I try to match a person with a design, coming from a large family ( I am one out of seven as well as my husband) so I certainly make a variety of themes and colors. It is so wonderful to see them wear my pieces and I’ve donated a few pieces to our local cancer society when they have their annual brunch. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff – I admit I hope I win!

  • 332 Allison // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    My inspiration this season is actually is morbid…in a good way. Im working on a necklace called “Ode to Death”. I have lost many friends these last few months , so i wanted to design a piece to highlight all the fears and beliefs about it.Its a dark piece but i think it could help others deal with such a sad times in their lifes

  • 333 Elizabeth // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’m inspired to make people happy and feel better about themselves when they wear my designs!

  • 334 Amber Hernandez // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I paint a lot of landscape so nature and photography inspires me but for the holidays I’m doing a lot of hand painted ornaments and my children and friends inspire me, I’m always asking them for new ideas. Also the classic Christmas favorites, what better way to get inspired then to watch an old Christmas classic.

  • 335 Cindy Cooper // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I am inspired by nature during the winter. The stark colors, the frost on the withered leaves that are gathered in the corner by the fence post. Even in death there is beauty!

  • 336 Renee Faller // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Ice! I love the glittering, crystalline icicles in winter.

  • 337 Karen // Nov 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This season, most of my design is inspired by colors in magazines and catalogs. Winter is the hardest for me inspiration wise, because we don’t have many seasonal colors here.

  • 338 Candace // Nov 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    The angelic glow on my children’s faces when they sit next to the Christmas tree they just helped set up is what inspires me! Life’s precious little moments… :)

  • 339 Kathy Hanley // Nov 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I’ve been inspired by black, grey and silver lately and have created some really nice pieces!

  • 340 Amanda // Nov 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Spending time with my family is what inspires me. I want my jewelry to look warm and inviting, just like how my family makes me feel. In winter, everything should feel cozy.

  • 341 Shauna // Nov 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I am inspired by the sparkling colors of the season, no matter which one it is!!!

  • 342 Caroline // Nov 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I’m inspired my nature, especially the beach! I love the colors and textures. I really enjoy mixing refined textures of faceted crystals and gemstones with raw natural textures of wood, feathers, and rough gemstones.
    I’m also inspired by my aunt and several family friends who have battled breast cancer, some losing.

  • 343 amy glaze // Nov 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    would love to win

  • 344 Lisette // Nov 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    This time of the year is very inpirational to me. I love the bare branches like etchings on the sky, and the mushrooms, simply everywhere! For me, all thoughts lead to art:)

  • 345 Patricia Presti // Nov 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I never know what is going to inspire my designs…that is part of the excitement and awe of designing beautiful jewelry. I love being surprised by picking up an object and having flashes of inspiration. The excitement builds, happiness bubbles up & I just about run to my stash of beads and metals! Then….magic!

  • 346 Liz // Nov 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Friends and family always inspire me this time of year because I love giving them what I create :-) !

  • 347 Mara // Nov 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Wonderfully inspirational and great for some steampunk ideas. Would love to have an opportunity to use these items.

  • 348 Amy Salzman // Nov 28, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I have been sick for a year, and now I can begin making jewelry again. The inspirational products in this give away will certainly get me back into tapping my imagination. Winning this would be a true gift for me!

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