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Monday, June 20, 2011

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blog Giveaway!

Welcome to The Native American Network - Artfire Guild's very first Blog Giveaway!

We have lots of beautiful, handcrafted items up for grabs from many of our talented guild member artists!

You may enter to win every prize, but you may only enter to win each one once!  
Duplicate entries will be deleted.

However, you may earn extra entries as follows:

You may earn up to 2 additional entries for following us on Facebook and Twitter
plus 2 additional entries per day by Facebooking or Tweeting about our giveaway, and 
UNLIMITED additional entries by referring your friends!

1.  Refer us!  Recommend our blog to your friends and when someone you recommend follows us (via Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs) you will get 2 (TWO) additional entries per referral for the item(s) of your choice.   Note: you get two additional entries total, not two additional for each giveaway item.  There's no limit on the number of entries you can earn by referring our blog to your friends, however, they must follow our blog for you to get credit!

2.  Twitter.  Tweet about our giveaway and share this link:  You may get ONE additional entry every day for the tweet.  When you do this, please note in the entry form that you tweeted that day and your Twitter name for verification.  This is one total entry earned per day for the single item of your choice.

3.  Facebook.  Share the link for our giveaway on your Facebook page with this link: .  When you do this, please note in your extra entry form that you shared the link with your Facebook name for verification.  This is ONE total entry earned per day for the single item of your choice.

4.  Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter - Each is good for ONE additional entry towards the item of your choice.

To enter, you must fill out the corresponding form to the prize(s) you'd like to enter to win.  In addition, you must follow our blog; the links to Google Friend Connect and Network Blogs can be found on this blog located to the right. >>>>  Additionally, you will be asked to name your favorite item from the shops of the giveaway sponsors, so please take a moment and look at the other items they have and let us know which is your favorite!

Comments under this post are much appreciated!
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The giveaway begins immediately 
and end on June 28th at 11:59 p.m. CST

Winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, July 1, 2011 and contacted via email for their mailing information.  Thank you so much for visiting us!

#1. Huichol-Lace Hand Beaded Pendant

Hot Mama, by ChansonTrinity

To enter to win this item, please go to:

#2.  Teal Earrings by Sacred Dreams Beadwork

 To Enter to win this item, go here:  #2. Entry Form

#3.  Teal and purple Godseye style earrings

By: Beadlady61

 To Enter to win this item, go here:  #3. Entry Form

#4.  Upcycle Leather Earrings with Wood Beads

By: Sonora Kay' Creations

 To Enter to win this item, go here:  #4. Entry Form


#5.  Calling Down Achiyalabopa a Native American Style Assemblage Diorama

By: Howling Caterpillars

 To Enter to win this item, go here:  #5. Entry Form


#6.  Petroglyphs-Desert Southwestern Style DreamWeb One of a Kind

By: Howling Caterpillars

 To Enter to win this item, go here:  #6. Entry Form


#7.  Black and White Cross

by  Bear County Studio

#7 Entry Form


#8. Native American Turquoise and Coral Earrings

by  Sirocco

#8 Entry Form


#9. Celtic Donut of Graphics Necklace

by  Thunderhorse Designs

#10. Gold and Crystal Necklace

by  Thunderhorse Designs

#11. Native American Beaded Small Basket

by  TS Beading

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our Challenge Winner: Sirocco!

The winner of The Native American Network - Artfire Guild's very first challenge contest is Paul from the Artfire Studio named Sirocco!  

This is what Paul had to say about his beautiful creation and how it tied into our theme "Our Winged Family:"
Here is a pair of Native American beaded earrings brightly colored and festive. I made them for The Native American Network-Artfire Guild's challenge. The theme is "Our Winged Family."

I made this set of earrings in the familiar wing design. Picking a color scheme for beadwork is always a challenge. So, for this pair of earrings I decided to look at the very colorful songbirds and tropical birds that we find among us in “our winged family” and apply their color palette. This particular bird intrigued me:

Of course trying to mimic the subtle and subdued colors in this bird’s color palette with just the few bead colors that I have on hand is another challenge. But I let “our winged friend” guide me in my bead selection and design.

Congratulations Paul!

If you're looking for more beautifully made, handcrafted beadwork, silversmithing, or other Native American Artwork please find Paul on the web here for a beautiful display of his beautiful work!

A little from Paul:  

"Hello, my name is Paul (aka Dan Sirocco) and I am an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Thank you for stopping by. I have always enjoyed fabricating leather, metals, and gemstones into adornments or other interesting items. I am, for the most part, self-taught and use my own techniques of fabrication. Most of my jewelry is designed with the male user in mind (but not all). I tend to keep my designs simple, nothing that is too busy. Remember, I can re size most jewelry items. If you see something you like or find intriguing, put it in your favorites. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments."

Congratulations again Paul!


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