One World One Heart 2011

Yay – the One World One Heart event is on!
For the first year I am participating in this blogger event, and I’m super excited to welcome bloggers from all over the world on my blog.

If you never heard of One World One Heart: it is a worldwide event for bloggers. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world.

So, if you visit my blog for the first time: Welcome!!!!

My name is Judith Billig and I am a glass bead maker. Each bead is individually crafted using a centuries-old technique called lampworking (also called flameworking) in whch molten glass is wrapped around a stainless steel rod to create the glass bead.

I make glass beads, but I also design jewelry using mainly semi-precious stones, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and of course my own lampwork beads.

My blog is first and foremost about my passion: glass, color and lampworking. But you’ll find also a lot of tips and tricks, useful links and the occasional chit-chat about my family, friends and life here in the Pacific North-West.

I bet you’re wondering already about my One World One Heart door price? 🙂
One of my visitors here will receive this fabulous big hole bead. The bead is hand cored with genuine sterling silver core and finished off with brass bead caps that have a fine hammered texture. It will come strung on a braided black necklace ready to wear.

What do you have to do to be in the draw for this bead? Just say hello! Simply leave a comment on this blog post, and if you want, I would love it if you can tell me a bit about you! And please leave an email address for me so that I know how I can contact you.

At the end of the event (Feb.17) I will draw the winner of the prize and announce it here on the blog. Of course I’ll also email you, so that I can get your shipping address!

I hope you enjoy looking around in my blog, and remember to leave a comment HERE on my Icarus Beads blog!



  1. The colors of this bead are stunning

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  2. Your big hole bead is FABULOUS!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  3. Hi I,m Fiona from the UK. So nice to stop by your lovely blog. Such georgeous beads. Stop by and see me too.


  4. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. 🙂 I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  5. Hi I really enjoyed looking at your blog .Its awesome!! Come see mine if you get a chance.#425

  6. That bead is gorgeous! I am already imagining which shirts and sweaters will compliment it. 🙂

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  7. Hello from Ipswich, MA! Your bead door prize is simply heaven! – Please enter my name into the One World One Heart contest. I'll stop by again. I'm #509

    I hope you have a chance to check out my blog, too. And – Enjoy your visit!
    Hugs…Linda L
    email –

  8. Please toss my hat in the ring. Beautiful work. Come stop by my place if you get the chance too.
    OWOH #733

  9. Your beads are beautiful. I would love a chance to win your gorgeous giveaway.

  10. Great giveaway! Please enter my name! Thank you for a chance to win such a great offering!!

  11. Hello, this is amazing, count me in to win!

  12. Hi Judith,

    Whoever ends up winning this beautiful bead is definitely in for a big treat! Your artwork is incredible. 🙂

    Greetings from Germany,

  13. joe

    what wonderful beads! it's great to “meet” you and look around your blog. i'm participating for the first time this year and am honored to be able to. hope you get a chance to drop by my blog and look around, too. enjoy the one world one heart journey! thanks for entering me in your draw.

    joe in montana

  14. hi from perth western australia. love your blog and the wonderful give away. hope you will also pop over to and say hi. thanks for sharing with me.

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

    I'm Polinka from France
    polinka_scrap @

  16. Your work is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make something like that. You have a true talent and I look forward to reading more of your blog. Rhonda…

  17. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans… I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  18. Hello Judith from rainy Manchester, England! Your work is fabulous – the colours in your bead are just stunning!

    Great to meet you, and I hope you'll enter my draw too if you have chance –
    angie.hogan at hotmail dot com

  19. Hi Judith, Love your beads, but oh so dangerous. All that fire, I don't trust myself around sharp knifes and hot flames. I work with tempered glass, that's as daring as I get.

  20. Oh WOW. That is stunning, fascinating…what other words can I use?! Just magical. That is a talent I do not have but love adorning myself with art from those who do!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win…I'm still dreaming of those colors. 🙂
    #17 on OWOH –

  21. Val

    Hi Judith,

    Greetings from Singapore!

    I once tried my hands on making some glass beads. Not easy at all. Your beads are beautiful.

  22. oh wow your beads are all so beautiful. I am amazed by the lively colours in your prize bead.

  23. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  24. Oh wow! your jewellery designs are gorgeous and your giveaway is tooo fabulous!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Hi Judith, I would love to be the winner of your beautiful bead. Count me in! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of “16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood.” I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  26. What stunning work you do. I'd love the chance to win your bead. I just took a look at your etsy shop too – love those icicle necklaces. Please feel welcome to visit my giveaway too.

  27. I would like to have my name in your contest for a chance to win one of your creations!

    I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

    Thanks so much!!

  28. Hello! You are right, that is a fabulous bead! What a great giveaway…

  29. Your beads are gorgeous! The one you are giving away is especially charming. I'd love to win this beautiful piece of art 🙂 Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Dagmar #88

  30. I've enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog and would love to enter your giveaway!
    Thanks 🙂
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  31. Wow- gorgeous giveaway!! Have a great time with OWOH this year!! ~Julie
    Ann (

  32. Gorgeous!! So nice to meet you! I'd love to win your lovely giveaway!
    Outrageous joy,
    Kathy #655

  33. Abi

    Oh I adore handmade lampwork beads. My friend creates beautiful jewelry from said beads.. I must share your shop with her. The Shards are definately my favourite. I had to drag myself away from your shop!!!
    I would be so delighted to win!!
    Lovely to meet you and your art.

  34. Hello from Thailand! Amazing work! I love the colors and everything about this bead.. thanks for the chance to win!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. 🙂

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

  35. It's wonderful!!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  36. This focal bead is stunning .. the colors are so vibrant. I'm so impressed by lampworked beads and your icicle beads are so pretty. I don't think that I've ever seen any like that before. Cheers!

  37. Hello from Australia – what a wonderful giveaway. Hope you are enjoying OWOH . #227

  38. Hi Judith. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. I've enjoyed my visit, looking at your beautiful beads.

    Please feel free to visit me and enter my giveawal also. Just click on my blog link, or I'm #625. Happy OWOH to you!

  39. That is just STUNNING! The colours are amazing. I would love to win the bead, thanks for the chance. Liz (831)

  40. What a fantastic giveaway! Please count me in. I admire your glasswork very much.

    Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam #781

  41. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

  42. Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes…

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  43. Hello 🙂

    Georgous giveaway that necklace is stunning 🙂

    thank you for the oppertunity x


    devon x

  44. how beautiful the bead is, what a wonderful give away, thank you for offering this, what goes around comes around may you have luck to, regards jean

  45. So nice to meet you, Judith =)
    Your work is gorgeous! This is my first time participating in OWOH, and I am loving it! Stop by and register for my giveaway, if you like. I am a painter, but also enjoy making small fused glass projects. I look forward to learning a bit more about bead-making in my future visits to your blog …Kathryn, from Florida

  46. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing bead giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  47. Wow! beautiful work…love the color…can't wait to see it in person…ha ha…thx for playing, june #75

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