Monday, May 20, 2013

Bead Maker Giveaway!

(edited to add: Congratulations to JCS in SATX, who was the winning #12 comment chosen by the Random Number Generator! Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Giveaways and please make sure to visit Amy and Donna's blogs to see who won their prizes too!)

Many moons ago, I submitted an article to Bead Design Studio magazine and was honored to have it accepted and published in their April 2013 issue. The topic was a tutorial on how I make many of my pressed bead designs using a nifty process I developed of "pre-measuring" the glass with one of my favorite tools before I press it into its final shape.

I especially love this technique with designs that have decoration on them—and any bead maker can relate to how frustrating it can be to have too little or too much glass when they go to press it and ruin the design or have inconsistent sizes. Having to keep this under wraps for several months was hard, but now I can finally share it with all of you—and not only that, but I've decided to do a special Giveaway to celebrate!


I asked my friends Amy Ouellette from Zoozii's and Donna Felkner from CGBeads to join me in the fun, considering that I couldn't do this technique without a lot of help from their fantastic line of tools. Amy makes her own line of brass presses and Donna makes her own graphite bead rolling tools—and I can vouch that both of these lovely ladies make some of the highest quality products on the market and are wonderful people too! 

We are each giving away separate prizes that relate to my tutorial through our blogs, so if you're a bead maker too, make sure to visit each of theirs to enter to win those as well! I bet you're wondering what they are, huh? Well, to start off, mine is a mint copy of the April issue with all the detailed instructions on how to make these Zebra beads using my special method that will give you perfectly shaped, decorated beads every time (as well as plenty of fabulous jewelry making inspiration!)…


And the actual beads that were published and shown here and a Surprise Bonus of a pair of matching copper headpins are also part of the deal!


You have up to THREE separate chances to enter to win this Prize Package:
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1) "LIKE" my Facebook Page by visiting it HERE.
(Note: Liking my page doesn't automatically enter you—you have to leave a comment here on my blog too.) If you have already liked my Page, please comment with a suggestion for a new bead design or color combination you'd like to see me make.

2) and/or SHARE this Giveaway with a link back to this post on your own blog or Facebook site. You can share a link by either copying and pasting this link: http://loribergmann.blogspot.com/2013/05/bead-maker-giveaway.html or from my Facebook page you can click on the blue "share" word right under my Zebra photo to share it to your own Facebook timeline or Page.

3) and/or "HEART" my Etsy shop by clicking on the "Favorite" button in the upper right corner of my shop page HERE. If you have already hearted my shop, post a link in a comment to one of your favorite items in my shop and tell me why you like it.

For any of the above actions, leave a maximum of three (3) separate comments here after this post saying which one(s) you did, i.e. one comment for liking my fan page, another comment for hearting my Etsy shop. And please make sure to also give me your name and a good way to contact you if you are the winner on at least one of your entries.

Along with the above goodies from me, you can also enter to win the same Round Beadroller tool I love to use from Donna! Just visit her website's home page (click HERE) for all the details on get one for yourself…


And Amy will be offering your choice of two size options for the same Slim Straight Sided Lentil Trio press I used as her prize, which you can enter to win by visiting her blog (click HERE) and following her instructions


Deadline to enter is midnight on Monday, May 27th. 
I will pick a winner on Tuesday afternoon with Random Number Generator.  Amy and Donna will announce the winners of their prizes on their blogs then as well.
 

Good luck and please help spread the word to all your bead loving friends too! *Ü*

(Please note this giveaway is in no affiliated with Facebook or any of its subsidiaries. Any information you provide will be used solely to add your entry to this specific promotion event.)



132 comments:

  1. Just linked to your blog via my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BobbiePeneJewellery.

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  2. .....And favorited your Etsy shop too :)

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  3. .....And last but certainly not least I just liked your page. I must say your timeline photo shows a very clean, tidy and organized lampwork station - does it always look so fantastic ?

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    1. Thanks, Bobbie! And "ha-ha" about my work station…sadly, it doesn't look like that all the time! LOL But I do try and clean it all up to almost this pristine of a state when things start to get too cluttered after intensive work sessions—when the glass and tools tend to start flying! :-D

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    2. Shared on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/geneabeadslampwork

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    3. Hearted your shop on Etsy :)

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    4. Liked your facebook page! Thanks for opportunity to win you tutorial and lovely beads! Congrats on the article! xo Genea

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  4. Shared, loved and liked. Beautiful work. I especially love the acorns.

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  5. Hearted your Etsy shop. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. Also liked your FB page :)

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  7. Also favourited your Etsy shop!

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  8. I just liked your Facebook page. I'm new so I'm excited to see all the inspirations!

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  9. And share your giveaway on Facebook!

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  10. Liked your FB page! Melody

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  11. I have liked and shared! What a great idea for a give away!

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  12. And favourited your Etsy. Love the Zebra beads! Melody (farkas.melody at gmail.com)

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  13. If i knew how to link to your blog via FB , I would do that too.... Sigh.

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    1. Thanks, Ann! To share the link via FB, just click the "share" button on my post and a dialog box will pop up at the top, asking where you want to share it (on your timeline or your Page if you have one). And don't feel bad—I consider myself pretty FB illiterate too! LOL

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  14. Liked your FB! And envy your clean workspace!

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  15. liked your etsy site, and love your beads

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  16. I've liked your fb page

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  17. I shared your giveaway
    https://www.facebook.com/Jamie1Rose/posts/10201195348350910

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  18. Kind of inept, not quite sure how to share links. Sigh.

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    1. No worries, Lisa! I just updated my blog post with instructions on how to share links, since it seems several people were having the same questions on how to do that. :-D

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  19. and I HEART your etsy shop. Amazing beads. LOVE your work. I really like your rustic nugget beads, I'm obsessed with frit :D

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! I adore using frit too!

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  20. I hearted your Etsy shop and shared your "Sand Dollar" listing on my Facebook page. I also liked your Facebook page. I then shared the contest details on my FB page. :) Love your work!

    Christine Wilson

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  21. I hearted your etsy shop and liked and shared your Facebook page

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  22. I hearted your etsy shop and liked and shared your Facebook page

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  23. Liked your Facebook page :)

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  24. Hearted your Etsy shop, shared the link to this page, and liked your FB page.

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  25. I liked your FB fan page.

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  26. I hearted your etsy shop.

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  27. I commented on the giveaway.

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  28. I had already hearted your Etsy shop long ago, but I must say I love your birdhouses. Especially this one:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126320875/rustic-coral-birdhouse-lampwork-focal?ref=shop_home_active

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  29. I shared your link. https://www.facebook.com/TBeads

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  30. Your pink leopard beads on Etsy are too cute! Hearted

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  31. And liked your facebook page. Blue leopards are cute there too!

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  32. Just hearted your shop and will like your facebook page!
    Thanks for the opportunity

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  33. Just liked your facebook page!

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  34. and shared your giveaway on my facebook

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  35. and hearted your etsy. Good ways to contact me:
    www.facebook.com/ArsonStudios, or ArsonStudios on etsy (www.arson-studios.com will take you there)

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  36. https://www.etsy.com/listing/150628470/large-sand-dollar-focal-handmade?ref=shop_home_feat I love your sand dollar beads. I had already had you shop in my favorites.

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  37. I shared your Facebook post on my facebook page.

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  38. I also left a comment on your facebook page since in had already liked your page.
    www.beadroe.com

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  39. Miss Lori... I would love to win!! :) I already "like" your facebook page. So as you requested my suggestion is for you to please make sand dollar sets. In sets of 3-4? Maybe in a nice 20mm in size for bracelets?


    I already HEART your etsy shop. My favorite bead is your sand dollar.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/150628470/large-sand-dollar-focal-handmade?ref=shop_home_feat

    And I will go share your Giveaway with a link back to this page on my own Facebook page. :)

    Thank you Lori!!!
    XO
    Dhea

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    1. Great suggestion on the Sand Dollar sets, Dhea! I'll have to give that a try soon! :-)

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  40. I have Shared, Favourited your Esty, with the pink leopards as my favourite ones. :O)
    And shared ths page.

    Thanks Donna Hall

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  41. Liked our fb page. Contact me here if I win-

    https://www.facebook.com/juliechristielampwork?ref=hl

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  42. You were already in etsy faves! Contact me here if I win -

    https://www.facebook.com/juliechristielampwork?ref=hl

    OR

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/juliechristie?ref=si_shop

    Many thanks!

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  43. I hearted your etsy...

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  44. And liked your page as myself, even though it is already liked as Tease Beads on FB. :D

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  45. I liked your FB page...

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  46. & I hearted your etsy shop... I really like these! https://www.etsy.com/listing/60361131/antique-silver-handmade-lampwork-beads?ref=shop_home_active

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  47. I like "liked" your fan page.

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  48. I shared your lovely work on my facebook

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  49. Hearted your Etsy, just love scrolling thru all that prettiness

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  50. My favorite from your shop since I already have hearted your shop... https://www.etsy.com/listing/86488621/white-snowball-european-charm-bead-large

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  51. Hi Lori,

    Thanks for this great idea. I hope I can still purchase this magazine if I don't win. I liked your Facebook page!

    Cheri

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! I think you can still purchase this issue, but it will probably be gone soon since the next issue is coming out now? Eek!

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  52. I also hearted your Etsy page.

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  53. and lastly, I shared this on my Facebook page!

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  54. Shared the giveaway to my fb page http://www.facebook.com/crystalgaylephotography

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  55. I Shared on FB, too!

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  56. I Liked your FB page. :-)

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  57. I also FAVORITED your Etsy page. Was i an overachiever or what??!! :-)

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  58. Shared on my facebook page www.facebook.com/LittleEverydayCreations Paulette Ross

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  59. Favorited your etsy shop Paulette Ross

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  60. and I liked your facebook page! Paulette Ross

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  61. Love the zebra beads! Congrats on the publish :-)

    I liked your FB page...

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  62. And I shared your blog....

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  63. And I added your Etsy shop as a favorite :-)

    Many hugs and best wishes!

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  64. Added your Etsy shop to my favorites - particularly like your robin's egg beads - one of my favourite colour combos!

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  65. Also liked you on FB!

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  66. 'Liked' your facebook page

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  67. Shared link to competition details on Facebook too
    Nikki OBrien

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  68. Since I've been a closet 'HEARTer' of your Etsy shop for some time now, I checked out you wares, and posted a FB link to https://www.etsy.com/listing/101476108/poppy-red-rose-handmade-lampwork-bead?ref=shop_home_active - these are so pretty, with depth and sparkle - and of course, they are mainly red. Stunning beads
    Nikki OBrien

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  69. Made a blog linking back to this page on my website. I've always loved your beeds, they are truly gorgeous!!

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  70. Favourited your etsy shop also :) Now I can't peel my eyes off your beautiful designs!!!

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    1. Awwww....thank you very much, Samtasia! :-D

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  71. Hi! I liked your facebook page!

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  72. And I added you as a favorite on Etsy too! :)

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  73. I hearted your Etsy shop (loved the rustic beads)

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  74. I have liked and hearted and all the things to do! Love your beads! Kude

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  75. Hearted your etsy shop; can't believe I hadn't already! Thanx for draw :)

    Alli

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  76. I liked your Facebook page!

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  77. I hearted your shop on Etsy! Beads are amazing

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  78. Shared link on my facebook page.

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  79. I've loved Zoozii's presses since my very first one years ago. I've wanted to try some of the CG bead roller for a while. This is just the push I need. Loved the tut.

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  80. Shared on blog http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/bead-maker-giveaway.html

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  81. I hearted your Etsy page!

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  82. I "liked" your FB page some time ago. I'd love to see more of your birds and bird houses...even a tutorial!!! you can contact me at:
    https://www.facebook.com/dabasan?ref=tn_tnmn

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  83. Thanks for this great opportunity. I've liked the FB, favorite you on Etsy & shared on FB. Your beads & the tutorials on Etsy are a great inspiration. I'd like to know if the woven bead can be layered in 2 colors? Thanks again!

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  84. Liked and shared and hearted and commented. :)

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  85. Hearted you on Etsy!
    contact via convo: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TeriPersing

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  86. Plus, did the Facebook like, too!

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  87. Hi Lori... shared your blog post/link on my FB page!

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  88. Also liked your FB page! :)

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  89. And I hearted your Etsy shop. What a fun way to share your talent with this contest. <3
    bbl62@wi.rr.com

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  90. I commented on your FB page what a great give away for a holiday weekend, Thanks You!

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  91. Shared your blog and FB link.
    leo1247@aol.com

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  92. Favorited your Etsy shop. I especially love the color in the little headpin leaves.

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  93. Liked your FB page and favorited your Etsy shop. Now to go back and look at all the pretty eye candy.

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  94. Lori, what type of marker did you use to mark your beadrollers? I tried a sharpie and it won't stay on. I really need to do this on all my beadrollers. Hope you didn't already address this question above. Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

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    1. Thanks for entering, Kathy! I used the silver metallic Sharpie marker on my beadrollers to mark the sizes. Make sure to clean off the graphite well first with a damp cloth. HTH and good luck! :-)

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    2. Thanks Lori.
      I'll have to look for that one.

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  95. Liked your page from my business page ("Studio Luma").

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  96. Already liked your FB. Been a fan for a long time <3 !

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  97. Favorited your Etsy Shop!

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  98. And shared your FB post on my page (Vicki Williams). Now, going to go dig around in your Etsy shop ;o)

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  99. I have already liked your FB page. As far as designing a bead, any with Vetrofond Seashell Swirl or Mauvelous as the base!

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    1. I've got both of those glass colors, so I'll give those a try since I don't think I've used them besides the initial test beads when I first got them years ago?! LOL Thanks for the challenge! :-)

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  100. I shared the link on my Facebook page!

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  101. Absolutely Awesome!! Love it!

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  102. Also shared on my FB profile from the share link on the post.

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  103. Liked your Facebook page.

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  104. And shared it! And tagged it for my friend to see.

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  105. And now I have also "<3" your Esty store.

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