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Mom and I Make a Perfect Pair Giveaway

April 10th, 2013 · 59 Comments

Mom and I make a perfect pair giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Aubrey M.

Mother’s Day is coming up and it’s time to honor that special woman in your life with a heartfelt gift. It is often gifts made with love that show her you really care, so why not make her a beautiful piece of jewelry, along with a little something for yourself! We’re giving away the components to our Snow Leopard and Cosmopolitan earrings, so you can make a pair of earrings for the mother figure in your life and a pair for yourself. These earrings feature Venetian beads with the same pattern in different colors, so you and mom can wear them together and complement each other’s style in a subtle yet sweet way. To enter this giveaway, share a story about the mother figure in your life that completes you in the comments below. One lucky commenter will win these earring components, just in time for Mother’s Day!

This contest runs from today until Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Please see our official contest rules for more details. Make sure to enter soon and have fun sharing your stories!

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59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Renetha Stanziano // Apr 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    My mom is my biggest supporter for everything that goes on in my life. She was the one who started me on a lifetime journey of everything to do with arts and crafts. It started with making barbie clothes and now I make quilts and art dolls. During the 70′s there wasn’t a craft or art inspired project we didn’t explore together.

  • 2 Rebecca Ednie // Apr 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    My mom taught me how to bake and see. These are skills I still use all the time and I am passing them on to my son even though they are traditionally girls things. He will probably never sew clothes but I am determined he will learn the basics like I did. I’m always grateful to my mom for teaching me these things.

  • 3 Pam // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:06 am

    My mom taught me to love books and that has brought me much joy, and influenced my career.

  • 4 Angela Mullis // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Momma…..what can I say. She is the most amazing, strong, confident, inspiring, loving, down right awesome woman ever. She has supported and inspired me in everything I have ever wanted to do. She is the biggest cheerleader EVER when it comes to my jewelry business! With her behind me, I can move mountains! I LOVE YOU MOMMA!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  • 5 Aubrey M. // Apr 11, 2013 at 6:44 am

    My mother is a beautiful woman. Caring and kind, wanting nothing for herself but everything for her family. She teaches, she inspires, she laughs, she cries. She is the one I turn to when I need to know what to do. I almost lost her to a stroke a year ago; we didn’t think she’d walk again or regain use of one of her arms. But she took the challenge and overcame those obstacles and is now walking, baking, and playing with her grandson. I’m am blessed and will enjoy every Mother’s Day I have with her.

  • 6 Wendy BAker // Apr 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I come from a long line of crafty women. But over the years my mom and I have done alot of craft fairs together. I so enjoy them. Spending the day with my mom in an atmosphere that we both like. She is an amazing woman and I really have to say I am blessed to have her as my mom. I also have to awsome daughters who are very talented in crafting as well and I hope one day they will be having a craft table at a craft fair next to me :)

  • 7 Katie // Apr 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

    My mother and I are not close to say the least… she was distant and emotionally manipulative when I was a girl, and my parents were not happy with my choice of spouse.

    But when I married my angel of a husband, I got his parents, too, which has turned out to be an unbelievable blessing. “Mom” and I have very similar likes and dislikes, passions, personalities… we have a lot of fun together, and an emotional bond like I didn’t get to experience with my own mother. If I whine that “I want my momma,” my husband knows to cue up his mom on Skype :-) She is wise and warm, with just the right amount of wacky mixed in. I truly hit the jackpot in the mother-in-law department!

    I am so blessed to have a mother-in-law who sees the wife of her only child as a daughter instead of a usurper, and loves me more than I could ever have hoped!

  • 8 Maria // Apr 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    My sis and I are the perfect pair because we compliment each other’s craziness… We are each other’s conscience and we have each other’s back any time.

  • 9 Morgen Wodarczyk // Apr 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

    My bestie is like a sister to me. I’m an only child, and my bestie lives in Australia, but that didn’t stop us from meeting due to commenting on a post by the singer P!nk.

    We began chatting on Facebook, and learned both our birthdays are on December 31st. We were born a few years apart but it doesn’t feel like it when we are chatting.

    We have never met in person, but love each other like true sisters. Boe is a mother to a wonderful young man with Autism and Asbergers. Her life has not been easy, especially with her son leaving home.

    I am a mom also, to a lovely, humorous, and very smart 17 year old daughter. She is my life. My rock, my soul.

    Boe and I have very much in common, and I truly love her like a sister, even when we disagree. I believe she deserves a beautiful pair of earrings, and indeed, so much more.

    Please allow us to share in winning your contest. If anyone deserves to win…it is my sis Boe. Thank you.

  • 10 Ann // Apr 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    My mom was a great lady. She taught me selflessness, charity, and empathy. I would love to win these for my future daughter-in-law, who recently said she would like some earrings.

  • 11 leigh // Apr 12, 2013 at 9:47 am

    In this case I am the mom. My daughter isn’t but 5 but already she is my little helper. I don’t know what I would do without that little booger. She wants every piece of jewelry or bead I make. But I have for years given her new pieces (new designs) to try out. I always figured if it would hold up to a 3,4,5 year old then its sturdy enough for others. ;) I run just about everything I make by her, of course she would never tell me anything is ugly, its all “beautiful”. she truly is my best friend. <3

  • 12 Pamela Wallace // Apr 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

    My mom taught me how to crochet, knit, sew, and do other crafts years ago when I was a child. I taught her the basics in how to make jewelry about five years ago. She’s enjoyed our together time making jewelry with my daughter and I, but due to her arthritis and troubles seeing small details closely, she hasn’t been able to do much beading lately.
    It would be a sweet surprise to win these beads and make her a matching pair of earings this Mother’s Day.
    I’ve been wanting to make the Snow Leopard earings for quite some time now, but the beautiful beads to do so are a little spendy for me on my unemployed budget.
    Winning these beads would be so awesome…I can’t find words great enough to describe how happy and appreciative I would be!
    Artbeads.com is the best!

  • 13 Betty Winslow // Apr 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Well, my mom taught me much of what I know about craftiness, but she passed away two years ago. However, my 27 yo daughter and I don’t always have the same taste, but we do love to craft together whenever we get a chance. I am so proud of her artistic abilities. She’s so talented and creative, she deserves to win this even more than I do!

  • 14 Alicia A // Apr 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hi – my mom got me started making jewelry and stringing pearls and beads when I had my both my hips replaced and had to do something while recovering from the surgery and spend most if my time sitting. Over the years we have scoured bead stores, catalogs and ArtBeads for great ideas and supplies to make some really interesting and fun pieces.

  • 15 Elizabeth Kucera // Apr 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    There is a sweet lady that I adopted after I lost my mom. I would love to make these for her. She is a very special lady,

  • 16 Ragina Y. // Apr 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Great idea for a Mother’s Day contest.
    My mother is so supportive of my beading and she takes my pieces to work with her to sell.
    She always says she has no idea where I got my craftiness, cause she could never do anything.
    I have been letting my almost 3yr old granddaughter help me string some beads, I hope she grows up loving to do what I do.

  • 17 MelodyJ // Apr 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

    My mom is very supportive of my crafting and she wants me to sell my stuff.

  • 18 StaceyY // Apr 14, 2013 at 3:38 am

    My mom is a tireless caretaker of my grandpa…and still takes care of me and my kids. She is the one that got me started crafting which really provides a nice relaxing hobby for me as an adult.

  • 19 Patti D // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Everything I am I owe to my mom! She was crazy about sewing and crafts. Now she has dementia and I miss talking to her about projects I am involved in.

  • 20 Karen // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:14 am

    My mom is a remarkably strong woman who I try to live up to. I get my creativity from her. Growing up I would watch her paint, see, crochet, work with ceramics and whatever other medium she could get her hands on.

  • 21 Chippy Ezer // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:14 am

    My Mom always supported my creativity and would have been so proud of my success with jewelry
    My sister and I could wear these proudly
    Chippy

  • 22 Julie Agler // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:46 am

    My mother has also been my mentor. She raised me to be a lady and instilled in me a love of God and family. Even since her stroke 6 years ago she has remained a positive, upbeat role model. I would love to share this gift with her.

  • 23 Desiree // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:49 am

    My mother and I balance each other very well. She is a free spirit, always optimistic. I am grounding, a good listener, and practical. :)

  • 24 Sami // Apr 14, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I love my mom. She incourages me to keep moving forward with the jewelry that I make (and I’m only 11!). I want to make her even more proud and it would be just the sweetest gift for mothers day-matching earrings!!!

  • 25 renee // Apr 14, 2013 at 6:15 am

    My mom is my the person that I can count on when the chips are down! the person to whom I turn when there is no other place to go! the most amazing thing is that I was Adopted when I was just 16 and it has been like I was always hers!. I was pregnant with twins 7 years ago let me say I was a house to say the least and I got plenty of fat comments and stares. My mom the wife of a doctor in the middle of a restaurant heard a woman make a mean comment walked up to her and said you know what stow it my daughter is 38 weeks pregnant with twins n shamed that woman right there in front of every one just for me. That is the devotion of a true mom!
    I love you! MOM

  • 26 Lorraine // Apr 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

    My mother left my children and I during a time when I was a single mom. No explanation. No contact and that was 24 years ago. My daughter and I have become very close since that time and we have learned many crafts together and been each other’s rock. We now share our love of all crafts, but especially beading with my 9 year old granddaughter, her daughter. We feel blessed to have each other in our lives and I love them dearly. My daughter is a strong, loving, kind woman who can do anything she puts her mind to and I’m so proud of her and love her dearly. She would be surprised and thrilled to have the opportunity to make these earrings together.

  • 27 Leandra // Apr 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

    My Mom was a single mother of three after her & who she believes was her soul mate, couldn’t make it through the loss of my youngest brother. She worked several part time jobs and volunteered at Sunday school and held arts and crafts nights at out home to give kids a safe place & healthy activity to do, All out of her own pocket. With as busy was she was, my Mom ALWAYS had dinner on the table for us, she kept that a priority, to sit & eat & spend time with us every day. My Mom is a strong, amazing woman. She also found the time to teach me two special things that I am now teaching my two young girls baking homemade bred and beading!

  • 28 Rita A // Apr 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

    My mom is my best friend! We are shopping partners, gambling partners (we like to visit the casinos often) and she is my everyday listening partner. She means everything to me.

  • 29 Kathleen Jankite // Apr 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

    My daughter considers me her mother her best friend. We have a special bond.

  • 30 Sandy Woerner // Apr 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Being the middle child, I was always my Dad’s shadow. As I got older, I found out how much a mother is needed in a girl’s life. Now that I’m in my 50′s, I am closer than ever to my Mom and no one can replace her. 6 years ago, she and Dad retired to Florida and my heart completely broke. My health has prevented me from flying down to see them and vice versa on their part. I love our long talks on the phone. I just pray that I get to the point of getting to be with them one more time.

  • 31 Beverly C // Apr 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

    My Daughter and my eight yr old grand daughter give me inspiration for all things pretty and sparkly! I love them both and love being Mom and grand Mom!

  • 32 Carol D // Apr 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    My Mom was the absolute best and although she is gone, I still talk to her when I am in a tough situation. I always think “what would Mom do?”
    She was my rock. She taught me embroidery when I was young and I still have the ” how-to” needlecraft book she bought me back then. She would’ve liked the Cosmopolitan earrings and I like the snow leopard ones. lol isn’t that something? Great giveaway! Thanks :)

  • 33 Lisa Shortell // Apr 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

    My mom was the strongest woman I have ever known! While her life was not easy, she taught me faith, love, compassion and generosity by modeling those traits with her family and friends. Although I lost her several years ago, she is always with me in spirit. My daughter, who was very close to her grandmother, and I have a similar special bond. And I see my mother’s strength in her too.

  • 34 Christine // Apr 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    My mother Mary Ann who grew up justing having her mother by her side. I learned from a very young age that the most imporant thing anyone could ever have was family. With all its flaws and perfections; your family was yours, always, just the way it was forever. With family came deep love, selfless sacrifice, trust and commitment; especially when faced with challenges as all families face. I am a better wife and mother from watching that bond between my mother and my grandmother Anna form over the course of my lifetime. They taught me to laugh as loud as I could cry. They taught me to dream as deeply as being practical. They taught me to forgive as much as I loved. For all the car rides to 4H where I learned to create and believed I could do anything, for all the times she sacrificed her life so I could follow my heart and dreams, for being an example of a woman I could live up to …. for all those things I am forever grateful.

  • 35 Laura // Apr 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    My mom and I are practically the same person. We even look alike. She is the reason I’m crafty and always have some sort of project going.

  • 36 Kathy // Apr 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    My mom is everything to me. This Year we will celebrating her 80th Birthday with her and all the family will be there on May 12 which this year is also Mother’s Day. She is my friend, comforter and guide when I am lost. I have been blessed beyond measure to have her as my Mom.

  • 37 Mary // Apr 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    My mom and I fight just like I assume everyone else does as well but it is better to fight with someone who is here alive then not. I am very happy that we still are living and living together as well, my dad died in 2000 and mom and I are tryingto survive together without him although throughout that tme she has had 3 surgeries 2 of which were hip replacements and together we have watch the 2 youngest in our family grow up, we together babysit them both. I love my Mom andknow for sure that if she wasn’t alive I wouldn’t be either

  • 38 Wanda // Apr 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I grew up in a large family (seven kids) so my mom was always baking, sewing and knitting. When I was old enough, I got to help mom with the baking and she taught me to sew and crochet. She fueled my huge love for all things crafty. I continued on and taught myself to quilt and make jewelry. Now that my mom is getting older she has arthritis and can’t do as much with her hands as she would like too, but I always show up to do her holiday baking for her.

  • 39 Kasara // Apr 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    My mother and I are actually like yin and yang. We’re the very opposite from each other. However, when I was younger I wasn’t able to see my mom as much due to certain situations and now that I’m an adult I had the opportunity to help her out of a tough situation and now I see her all the time.

  • 40 Diana // Apr 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    My mom is the sweetest, kindest, most gentile person I have ever met. She loves me and comforts me and is my best friend. We cook together, sing together, read together, and, most importantly, make jewelry together! I love my mom more than anything!

  • 41 Cecilia // Apr 15, 2013 at 3:44 am

    My mom taught me love, compassion and the love of crafting. She was always being creative and as a child I enjoyed my craft time together. She is all around a great mother and I am blessed to have her as my mother.

  • 42 Carol Cowan // Apr 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

    My mother passed away when I was 7. She was a loving, creative, and generous person who believed anything was possible. She believed that if you see it, you can make it or create it even better. I look at the beautiful things people make and then attempt to make them with my own touch involved. Some of the jewelry I’ve made as gifts were so special, and so “me”, I had to make another for myself!

  • 43 Christina Mc // Apr 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    My mother has lived and taught me about love, kindness and acceptance. What more can I say!

  • 44 jan K. // Apr 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I am the Mom in this duo. My daughter is great. She is a good, loving, giving Mother, and is now the proud GrandMom of a sweetpea baby Boy. It would be wonderful for me to make her, and her daughter this set, as they are the two most precious ‘mom’s in my life.

  • 45 Lyndsey Herron // Apr 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Everytime i make jewellery my mom always helps out and is brilliant at designing and i do the making. This project and prize would be perfect for us.

  • 46 Dakota Hack // Apr 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Although I don’t make jewelry, my momma does. I am always the beneficiary of the beautiful pieces she creates.

  • 47 Seo Woo Cho // Apr 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    My mom is one of the most outstanding people out there. She is not only patient but she is very special because she was able to understand that forcing her child to do anything was not a way of parenting. She knew that freedom should be given to her child but also regulated so that her child will not be lost in the world of many temptations to the wrong lane. She also knew how to show the child that she is able to wait for her child to become more mature even though it means that she will be hurt in the process but allowed the child to show her feelings, no matter how harsh they were.
    That child is me and my mother is not just a mom but someone who is a role model to any other moms or to-be-moms.

  • 48 Val // Apr 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

    My mom raised me to be strong or as my sisters and I say “Mama Strong” and to stand on my own 2 feet – to face life head on and to believe in myself – she is my inspiration, my strength, my rock – I love her dearly – even in her 70′s she is charging thru life and not afraid of anything. I love my mom dearly and would give her the world if I could and who knows I just might

  • 49 Julie Bobrowski // Apr 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I am the only girl in my family, so everyone thinks I was spoiled. Well my mom was very hard on me when I was growing up. I like to think that all her tough love shaped me into the woman I am today. She is and will always be my best friend. She helped me with my wedding three years ago and still helps me in anyway she can. I can never repay her for everything she’s done, but I can show her my love and devotion everyday. I love you Mom!

  • 50 Angela Heaton // Apr 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    My Mom is my rock!! We lost my Dad to cancer four years ago. We cared for him at home until the pain became unbearable and we had to have him hospitalized. Mom was unbelievably strong , she had never experienced anything close to this is her life. She’s 83 now and fit and healthy and she’s helping ME through an illness of my own. My jewellery making has been my therapy and Mom my biggest supporter. I love you lots Mom!!

  • 51 Mary Krajnovich // Apr 17, 2013 at 6:32 am

    My mother figure would be my aunt. She took care of me when my mother was admitted to a psychiatric ward when I was very little, 3 or 4 I think. Later in my troubled childhood she stood up to my mother when there was evidence of neglect and abuse. To this day she is my model of “normal” and my go to when I have parenting questions, and my younger brother is so close with my aunt he calls her mom. I am so grateful to have my aunt in my life. Unlike my own mother, her sister, my aunt has always been there for me.

  • 52 Cheryl Gray // Apr 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

    My mother is the most courageous, beautiful, loving, caring person I know. She only has one eye but was and is able to take care of all of us kids, the house and make meals without complaining at all. Often times she’d catch us doing something we shouldn’t be doing (as kids will do) and we’d ask her how she knew, she’d smile and say she had an eye in the back of her head, we always thought she did until we got older LOL. She is my inspiration, she can’t drive and would have to walk everywhere but she never let her impairment get in her way. She’s the most courageous, smart, funny and intelligent person I know, she’s my role model and my best friend who’s always there for me no matter what.
    I love her with all my heart.

  • 53 Suzanne Burleigh // Apr 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Without my Mother having been in my life, I’d never have learned to appreciate color, flair, fashion, jewelry, accessorizing or a love for any of those things and so much more! Some might have thought her to be dramatic, but she never once left the house without the right scarf (we’re talking 60′s and 70′s, okay?), the perfect earrings, necklace or brooch, complimenting purse or clutch, and of course, the “right shoes.” Thank heavens I was born into the world of color, class and love for making people smile that she taught me! How dull and gray my world be without her. Though she is now gone, she is with me each day when I design a piece of jewelry, make a web graphic, or even just get dressed for the grocery store. Love you so much Mom!

  • 54 Norma Turvey // Apr 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    My mom has passed away, but she was my best friend, a day didn’t pass that either I called her or she called me, we didn’t live close enough to get to talk face to face very often, but we made up for it when we did get together! I would like to make these earrings for my daughter and my self, I think she would like them!

  • 55 Carole Carlson // Apr 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    My mother, my daughter and I are a matched set. We have the same wicked sense of humor. My mom was always the anchor for our family, and now that she has Alzheimer’s, the torch has passed to me. I can already see that my daughter will be ready to bear the torch when I have to relinquish it. My daughter enjoys beading as well, so we would each make a pair, and then one more for my mom.

  • 56 andrea porter // Apr 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    My mom is my best friend. I love to make jewlery and she loves to recieve it. She is a wonderful mother and an awesome Grandma!

  • 57 Sandy C. // Apr 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    There aren’t words to describe how amazing my mother is. I’m beyond blessed to have her.

  • 58 Pamela W // Apr 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I just spent a few days with my Mom. We made jewelry one day and painted and antiqued two vases another day. Everyday we are together is a special time. My mother has chronic leukemia. I don’t know how many years are left so I cherish every moment. She has taught me so much and is still teaching me every time we are together. God bless my mother.

  • 59 Katrena Orme // Apr 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    My mom is my best friend. She started out teaching me everything about sewing, crafting, and cooking. She taught me how to work hard in life. Life has not always been great, but I always knew that mom would be there for me no matter what. She is my hero!

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