Thursday, October 2, 2008

The luck of the draw.

Have you read The Lottery by Shirley Jackson?

Back in high school my peers and I were divided into groups so that we could do class presentations covering the frightening tale. One group decided to hold their own version of the story's lottery, only the "winner" was to be pelted with water balloons instead of stones. Our teacher put a stop to it after the first balloon was tossed. Luckily, the classmate was a poor shot and only my pant leg got wet. Yes, I drew the black dot. Thankfully, m
y luck has improved since then.

Now I want to hold a lottery of my own. One with a happy ending. One where the winner gets a personalized copy of Create Jewelry: Stones:


AND a spool of Soft Flex Metallics Copper Color wire. How lucky is that?!

Want to win? All you have to do is leave your name in a comment on my blog sometime (or many times) between now and noon (mountain time) October 31st. I'll collect all the names and draw a winner and someone will get a Halloween treat!

Do you feel lucky?

124 comments:

Softflexgirl said...

Can I enter?

XOXOX,
S.

blueviolet said...

That's way better than Halloween candy!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Sandy said...

well please enter me....sandy

Jason said...

Halloween treats! Awesome...

Great blog.

Amy

amy in kamloops@ gmail. com

chromiumman said...

love to read this

Aisling said...

The cover of your book certainly looks lovely; I'd love to win a copy.

anyang said...

My crafty teens are wanting this!

Deci said...

I love making jewelry. I have never tried metallics wire. The copper would be lovely with my local Big Sur (nephrite) jade.

rhondastruthers said...

I have been wanting to learn how to do this. Please enter me.

kygirl said...

sounds cool

Deedles said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

Karen said...

Enter Me Please :)

ktgonyea@gmail.com

gibson777 said...

Thank you for this promotion.

littlelatina said...

Enter me

arbrashears said...

Sounds wonderful, and something I would love to start doing as a hobby with my sweet daughter!
Thanks for the chance!

arbrashears (at) msn (dot) com

debby said...

sounds like a marvelous chance for SOMEONE. fingers crossed here - it'll help me celebrate dh's bday which is Oct 31st. I'm a newbie working w/ beads, began w/ knitting & beads & it seems to be another potential addiction!

samsakara said...

I would love this!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

DePro said...

Nice prize. Count me in!

vmkids said...

Thanks for the contest

mverno said...

just send it

Tina12312 said...

I've been wanting to learn to make jewelry for the longest time. Thank you!

danosor said...

I am asubscriber.

toughturtles said...

hey thank you

Karen said...

Me !!

ktgonyea@gmail.com

DEY said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

Delilah said...

I love making jewelry! And I would love to win this! Thanks for the contest!

Karen said...

Pick Me :)

ktgonyea@gmail.com

debby said...

fingers still crossed!

zekebamm said...

I'd love to win this!

Tracy said...

I already have designs sketched out! Would love to win!
Thanks from a google blogger,
Tracy

Karen said...

Pick Me :) PLEASE :)

Krystal744 said...

I would love to win this, I love to make things, since I'm unable to work I'm always looking for things I can make,

Tiggerriffic said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Karen said...

I want to win :)

Minute said...

Please enter me. minute11 at gmail.com

debby said...

I would LOVE to win this!!

Karen said...

Enter me pretty please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

justme said...

oh, it's on. unless family cannot win...i'd take this over chocolate any day

madangle said...

looks like a habit just waiting to start LOL

pauline15 said...

I'm just starting a jewelry making class because I've always wanted to learn. This would be great!

Katie B said...

Well ! I'm in too !!
thanks!

greeneginger said...

This is definetly a book from the library that i will get and not want to give back until i have my own!!
crystal,
cyclona66@aol.com

Karen said...

Enter Me :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

silverbele said...

HALOWEEN IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY. I LOVE TREATS

LINDALSHOT said...

Nice price.

Bobbi said...

Crafting Treats are my fav.
Bobbi

mrs.mommyy said...

looks nice

Belinda said...

This would be fun to learn. Thanks!

debby said...

I would love love love to win!!! Thanks for offering the contest!

Karen said...

Me, Me, Me - Pretty Please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

sachidewey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen said...

I would love to read this :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

hope hope hope'n!

Becca said...

My name is Becca. Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

Aisling said...

I'd love to learn more about making jewelry.

Karen said...

Pick me :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Toby said...

Great prize!

debby said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win this great prize!!!

thanks for offering!!

Karen said...

Pick Me :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Karen said...

Just me popping in again :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

409cope said...

Ilove making jewely and this would be a great win.

debby said...

you wouldn't believe the box of old jewelry I found of my mom's! LOTS of items that can be taken apart & redesigned --- I bet this book would be a HUGE help!!

Karen said...

Great Contest :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

sure hope I win!!!

roxannephillips said...

The cover of your new book looks great! I can't wait to see what is inside.

meenu said...

Thank you Jamie! This is so generous of you. Can't wait to see your book. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Me again :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

me again w/ high hopes!!

AmberRose95 said...

What a great prize--please add my name. Thank you for the contest!

AmberRose95[at]gmail[dot]com

Karen said...

Would love this :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

just think of the potential gift ideas from this book!!! HOPING FOR THE CHANCE!

idahodad7 said...

Please and thank you.

debby said...

I have the beads, now need the instruction - HOPING FOR THIS LUCK OF THE DRAW TO BE ME! :-)

Karen said...

Pick me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
would love to try this!!

debby said...

add another comment from me - LOVE the prize!!

Karen said...

Just me stopping by to enter again :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

another daily note from me

Karen said...

Pick me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

I hope I'll be the lucky one for this love of the draw!!

THANKS for the chance!

LayDeeBugLove said...

Hope to win!!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - The book seems great, and with colored copper wire included!!!! A very POSITVE lottery!

debby said...

entering today!

Karen said...

Enter me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Karen said...

Enter me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

enter me please :-)

Jon_Lefkove said...

Please enter me.

debby said...

hoping to be the lucky commenter! LOVE your prize offering!!!

Karen said...

Enter me again please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

I'm here!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

Molly C. said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win this!

lynn1231 said...

I have this book on my wish list at amazon. I can't wait to win a copy instead!

Karen said...

Enter me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

just a few more days left for this drawing --- HOPING TO WIN!!!

Karen said...

Enter me again please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

debby said...

I'm still trying!

Laura said...

ooh, would love to win this. i'm just starting out.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Icetwofire said...

What a great win this would be, I even have beads ready for me to learn what to do with them, thanks.

debby said...

entering today! THANKS!!

Heather said...

what a great giveaway! I have tons of beads that need to be used up and im running out of ideas!

Karen said...

Count me in please.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

justeve210 said...

This looks fun, thanks for the contest!

just_eve210[at]yahoo[dot]com

jo1brat said...

I feel lucky...
jo1brat(at)aol(dot)com

Aisling said...

I absolutely love the cover of your book - all that green is my lucky color. And I bet the inside is just full of good ideas!

Lyn said...

Please enter me, my DD loves to make bead jewelry and this would be so special for her.

bkh61959 said...

This is something that I have thought about pursuing for sometime now, maybe this can be the jump start I need, thanks for a great giveaway and good luck to all of you

debby said...

Please enter me for the chance to win this GREAT prize!! Thanks!

justeve210 said...

Would love to make some jewlry, thanks

just_eve210[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

Enter me please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

redron said...

want to win this

Salleefur said...

Bright, shiny beads are like "beautiful candy, too pretty to eat..." I would love to start making jewelry - this prize would be just the incentive )swift kick in the butt?!) I need to get going on this long time "ambition." Thanks!

dddiva said...

Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Kitty said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

Aalilye said...

This looks very cool!

E said...

Great giveaway!!!
-Erica
acirerica81[at]gmail[dot]com

debby said...

is today the day???? FINGERS CROSSED!

Karen said...

Happy Halloween :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

justeve210 said...

Thoughtful giveaway (-:

just_eve210[at]yahoo[dot]com

JOYVEN said...

it doesn't sound too difficult - maybe even I can do it without messing up

Bakersdozen said...

I have been interested in doing this for awhile. vidomich(at)yahoo(dto)com

sito50 said...

"The Lottery" is one of my favorite stories and I am glad your lottery will not have the same result. Nice giveaway. Thanks.

donna444444 said...

Count me in please.
donna444444@yahoo.com

memetu said...

I have aspiring jewerlry makers in my family.