Monday, August 2, 2010

It's My Party and I'll Give If I Want To!

It's my birthday today and my shop is reopen for sales! Getting finished with the face-lift of website was a great birthday present to myself and I am celebrating by giving away one of my new adult bracelets. 
Multi Bead Bracelet with Smaller Beads (click the title to view the bracelet in my shop)

It's my first giveaway ever, but I think that now I have a bigger selection of merchandise, I'll be having more of these little give-aways in the future. I'm thinking a baby Jude (my bun in the oven) giveaway with a St. Jude Chaplet, St. Andrew Chaplet giveaway for the advent season...if you are not already a follower or have this page bookmarked, you might want to do that for the awesome gifts coming your way!

For a chance to win the Multi-Bead bracelet, you must visit my website and pick your favorite item. Then come back here and leave a comment with what your favorite item is.  I will pick a random winner on Friday, August 6.  I will be emailing the winner, so if you choose to leave an anonymous comment, you have to either email me your email address or leave it in the comment box so I will have a way to reach you.

Lastly, I want to brief you on the upgrades I have made to rosaries. My previous rosaries were strung using fish-line. While they were strong (and didn't come apart like regular chain-linked rosaries) my new rosaries are upgraded with state of the art, Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire. This wire consists of 49 individual strands of stainless steel wire that is nylon coated. This creates a rosary that is durable, beautiful and has a natural drape. As always, the rosaries and chaplets come with a lifetime durability guarantee.  If anything should happen to your rosary, I will fix it and restring it at no charge. 

You will notice a price difference in the new rosaries for a couple reasons- one being the upgrade described above and two being a more fair price for all the bead work involved. Remember, I don't just go to the store and buy beads.  I make each and every one- which is very time consuming and skill oriented.  

Now's your chance to win a handmade clay bead bracelet! Go to and pick your favorite item.  Then, then come back here to leave a comment and tell me what it is.

Good Luck!

P.S. if you notice any glitches on my website or if it runs really slow, please email me:  You won't get an extra chance to win the bracelet, but you will earn lots of brownie points!


Karen said...

It's hard to pick just one favorite item from you website. The Multi-Bead Rosary with Crucifix and Silver Seed Beads is one of my favorites. The detail on the beads is amazing. Even after seeing some of your step by step pictures of how you design your beads I still can't figure out how you do it.

Jeno said...


I am so excited for you!!!

You know that I am a lover of all your inspired creations and it was very difficult for me to pick one but since I have to I am going with the Large Lamb of God necklace.

What a blessing you are to the world!!!

James said...

Happy Birthday my baby girl! you weighed in at 7#11oz. love is limitless:)
We await your visit for xoxo's

Angela said...

Ok... my fav is the pendant with the 12 stars! LOVE- IT.

Laude Arts and Gifts said...

You've done a great job with your shop and your items. My favorite is the Red Rosary with Immaculate Hearts.


eve said...

hi sarah!

i really like your small bead bracelet for children. so sweet! thanks!!

Neen said...

i like the chunky rose mosaic bracelet! but everything is great! it is hard to believe you hand make the beads--i'm just in awe!!

Just ME said...

SARAH.... Gonna place a order today.. Love everything. I alos love the chunky rose mosaic bracelet!

Christine said...

How does one pick a favorite? They are ALL so beautiful! I really love the Immaculate Heart of Mary with the rose Cross Rosary. God bless!

Passion4Birth said...

nice website! My fave is the crown of 12 stars pendant! Everything is beautiful!

Christina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am at Tom and JoAnn's today so we will be calling you later :) Awesome website, and great job!!
Love ya

Natasha said...

Hi Sarah- Happy birthday!!!! I hope all is well with you! I really like the red rose rosary with the immaculate heart-Take care!
Natasha Gruber

Sugar Pie said...

Hi Sarah,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! I hope you have a wonderful fun filled day & may God shower you with Blessings today & always.
Boy what a hard task to choose just 1 favourite, you know me, I love all your work, but I guess if I really had to be nailed down to 1 I think it would have to be the Pro Life Rosary,..or the Red Rose Rosary, hmm I really do like the Immaculate heart Rosary too...Oh & the Rose Mosaic Bracelet & all the necklaces wow...but no you asked for 1 sooo.... I guess it really is the Pro Life Rosary...all those little feet...way toooo cute.
Have a great day Sarah & thanks for the generous give away.
Take care, God bless,
Hugs Robyn xx

JOYfilled Family said...

my fav is the Multi-Bead Bracelet with Large Beads.

Have a blessed birthday! St. Eusebius of Vercelli, St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, St. Stephen I, Our Lady of the Angels - Orate pro nobis.

Anonymous said...

I adore your St. Andrew Chaplet because of the rich and vibrant colors and the profound meaning behind the prayer/chaplet. I also really like the oxidized medal attached to the large round 'Star of Bethlehem' clay bead. The combination adds a certain rustic texture to the piece. Might I add that my dear friend, for whom you initially designed this chaplet, is now 30 weeks along. She had suffered several miscarriages prior to this, and she has had your St. Andrew Chaplet blesed by our priest. St. Andrew and the rest of us have been praying her through this pregnancy. Thank you Sarah for creating this magnificant chaplet which has brought hope to a young woman awaiting her baby's birth. Pax Christi.

Mooey said...

Sarah!! Your new website is awesome! I wanted to order everything! My favorite bracelet is the chunky immaculate heart of Mary.

I love the whole site!!
I am going to forward your site and blog onto a bunch of my friends at church. I know they will love it!


Mooey said...

Oh yes and also Happy Birthday!!!

prayer bedes said...

Happy Birthday!

Gae said...

Dear Sarah,
Have a blessed and happy birthday.
You have so many beautiful pieces that it is so hard to choice.
I love the Multi-Clay Bead Rosary with Crucifix and the Rose Mosaic Bracelet.
It is so hard.
I like the new look too.
God Bless

Julie Cragon said...

They are all beautiful but I like the Immaculate Heart rosary the best.

Nicole Miller said...

Sarah! You have such beautiful pieces! I would have to say my favorite is the Immaculate Heart necklace. What a wonderful talent you have Sarah!! Happy Belated birthday. I pray all is going well for you and the fam!! Blessings sista!

k-lin said...

Sarah--wow, you're so amazingly talented! The perfection and detail of the images in each bead is just amazing. Happy *late* birthday! After seeing you wear the chunky bead Immaculate Heart bracelet in LA, I'd have to say it's my fav. How did you set up the online store? I've been thinking about doing the same thing with Max cards at some point. Keep up the beautiful work!

Karen said...

Happy birthday! welcome to the homeschooling group, I look forward to seeing you and your little ones!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! Hope you get that tub refinished, and also something fun for yourself ;-)

Anonymous said...


I hope you had a nice birthday. I like both the Chunky Bead Immaculate Heart bracelet and the Multi Bead Bracelets also.

Kathleen Hawk

Renee said...

I could not narrow it down to one product; I love them all. my favorites are teh multi bead rosary, bracelet, chapelet, etc

Vallimasoos said...

So beautiful! I want them ALL!

Seriously, I LOVE the Pro-life rosary! Those feet are adorable!

OK...I also LOVE the Immaculate Heart bracelet.

Joanne said...

What a wonderful display of art that you have! My favorite is the Multi-Bead Rosary with Crucifix and Silver Seed Beads. I normally like gold, but there is something about the look of silver, I could really see myself meditating while praying with that rosary.

Anonymous said...

I love the green cross rosary.

Allison said...

Sarah: I love the Chunky Bead Immaculate Heart Bracelet. But all of it is so lovely. How do you make time?

Lagartija said...

I love all your creations!! But at the moment, my favorite is the black rose cross rosary - I especially like your Our Lady of Guadalupe bead on there!! Thanks!!

Laura said...

multibead bracelt with small beads would be my favorite. I'm glad that you had a post to remind ppl to enter cause I've been meaing to do it and just haven't!!

Jamie Jo said...

Am I too late?

Happy birthday!!!
God bless you!

My favorite is the new silver crucifix one with the silver seed beads! (but I really like them all!)