Giveaway - ArtfulAr's Beaded Jewels - And Not Just cuz She's my Mother in Law.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My children are blessed with good genes. I am lucky to come from a talented family, and so is my husband. Proof of that talent, is my Mother in Law's artwork, ranging from painted bowls and other painted items, striking water colors, oil paintings on canvas, fabric quilts, french beaded flowers, and now, intricate beaded jewelry. The woman is a virtual dynamo of artistic talent. I've been with my husband almost 12 years, (married 8!) and I don't ever remember a time when Arlene was not creating something beautiful , not churning out some delicate, time intensive creation more unique than the last. I don't think there is an artistic medium the woman has not worked in. I look forward to seeing what's next.


Now, my MIL has devoted a website, called ArtfulAr.com, where you can see her artistry and craft, and even purchase some of her exquisite beaded creations. Interested in getting someone you know and love something that's one of a kind this Christmas? Check out Mom's new and improved on-line store. Hurry, these pieces won't last!

Readers, you are in luck, because my MIL has graciously passed along one of these cool Kimono necklaces for a give-away. Check out the site, Artfular.com and tell me your favorite thing on the site in a comment. The winner receives one of these :




Remember to leave me an email to reach you at if it doesn't pop up automatically in your profile. Winner will be picked from a random number drawing. Contest Ends November 27th! Good luck!

14 Comments:

Cher Kole said...

I love the painted bowls! Especially the hibiscus and goldfish ones! They are fabulous!

Ann said...

I love the Hand beaded bracelet made with matte finish delica beads. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jenna said...

I like the painted goldfish bowl. Thanks for the giveaway!

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

The painted bowls are so well crafted. Hydrangea is my favorite.. Lovely! I love her shop. Thanks for letting me discover such a great shop!

And also, thanks for the cool giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
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Katie said...

I like the bracelet #14. It is beautiful...she could promote that in October for Breast Cancer Awareness too. Really pretty stuff. I love the bowls too.

*side note, I just realized that Cher Kole (I knew I recognized the name) who posted above me...was my neighbor growing up and I babysat her brother - small world huh*

Marcea said...

I liked the pink bracelet and The peony w/c painting. Pretty talent!

Thanks!

cathyhall said...

I am in love with her paintings, especially "On The Rocks" (in acrylics). I would love to know the siae and prices on them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marigold said...

I love the Magnolia painted bowl! It's absolutely stunning. I'm also a big fan of the Handmade necklace made with black, pearl and white beads. You've got one incredibly talented mother-in-law!

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Ginny said...

I really like the Hand made bracelet made with metallic delica beads. 8 "length #006

EllyBean said...

I love the beaded wedding bouquet!

Digital Misfit said...

The Orchid Trio oil painting is beautiful, but the beaded wedding bouquet is positively brilliant! I love it.

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clenna said...

I love the painted bowls, especially the one called Goldfish.

Sarai said...

I like bracelet 14. Charming and nice.

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Nicole said...

i love the look of the goldfish painted bowls!! all her work is amazing!