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Giveaway :: Threadbare Supply Co.

Monday, July 16, 2012

{please visit Threadbare Supply Co. here}

Here at the BSP, we are constantly trying to highlight the idea that living the life you always dreamed for yourself is a surefire way to secure the “Good Life.” By pursuing your passion, your creativity, you open yourself up to endless possibility and abundant success. Following your heart always pays off. Always. It is always an honor to highlight artisans who live this philosophy. Artists who have traded “successful” careers to follow their creative paths, to pursue their passions. There is nothing more inspiring, don’t you think?

Sara Lugo of Threadbare Supply Co. left her solid career in advertising to focus on something that made her happy: textile manipulation and metalsmithing. Learning these arts in Italy, Lugo made the fateful decision to quit her job and focus on turning her creative passion into a living. And we are the lucky recipients of her decision. The gorgeous pieces in her shop, Threadbare Supply Co., speak of an age-old tradition of pride in the making of fine art. The Oversized Gem Bracelet and Low Tide Necklace are two particularly stand out pieces, at least in my humble opinion. This is the type of work that is inspired. It is inspiring. It is the type of work you wear while living “The Good Life.”

Threadbare Supply Co.is giving away one Quartz and Dagger Necklace to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Monday, July 23rd. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your creative passion?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 30th, to see if you’ve won!
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    My creative passion is teaching art to children of all ages. It stems from my own fires of art making.

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    Amy H says:

    I absolutely adore finding old things and making them new again!  Trying to see the beautiful potential in an old piece of furniture or clothing and then actually bringing it to fruition is exciting every time.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    my creative passion is writing :)

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    Sarah Jane says:

    My creative passion is centered around the 3 Rs – re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle… whether it be crafting old milk jugs into birdfeeders with the kids, sewing with vintage fabric, or baking with a thrifted treasure. :)

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    Henrietta S says:

    My creative passion is to make simple gifts, using anything from old newspapers,ribbons to random found things, to make happy my beloved ones :)

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    Tabetha says:

    I’m an historian, & I often tell my students to  ”make history” & that is my passion– to create memories, design projects & have moments that become a meaningful parts of our family’s history every day~*

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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    Samantha says:

    I absolutely love gift wrapping, from paper to bags to odd shapes. I think most of the fun in getting a present is in opening it, and I like to surprise and make people happy by giving them something unique.

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    Courtney says:

    I love sharing art techniques and art history with students…especially when I can incorporate current-working artists, so they can see the awesome work that’s being created right now!

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    Ella P. says:

    I love doing cross stitch and making accessories (i.e. necklaces, earrings, bracelets..etc). 

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    Rebekah says:

    designing stationary and photo books online

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    Jessminda says:

    Making greeting cards… and wrapping presents! 

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    I’m a singing jewelry artisan….I sing my heart out while creating…

    (collecting crystals is one of my “passions” hint hint)

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    Lucy W. says:

    My creative passions are many! They range from songwriting to painting to pretending like I know how to dance.

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    loretta E says:

    I really love knitting, but it feels more like a fall and winter hobby…

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    Jennifer says:

    My husband and I scrimped and saved every penny to buy the house of our dreams. All of my creative energy (and disposable income) goes into making it special. 

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    Eden says:

    i’m an art therapist…i love using art to help kids come into their own and tell their story safely.

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    Monica B. says:

    Cake decorating. I love picking up a piping bag and food coloring gel and going wild. I love flowers so I accent my cakes with fresh beautiful orchids and everything. I can’t believe the possibilities with cake which makes it super fun!

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    Lauren says:

    writing. every once in a while i write something really neat, ya never know what an idea could lead to!

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    Christy Ann says:

    I have so many creative passions! Writing is probably my biggest one, although I also have a passion for dance, music, and fashion, all of which bring out my creativity and feed my spirit!

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    CupcakeCaliBride says:

    My creative passion is writing – I could do it all day!

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    Jessica Weipert says:

    I love to write, stories are my creative passion. . . I love to write stories for my little one, and stories about my nieces and even funny poems for cards. Recently I’ve been loving to write skits and sketches that make people laugh! 

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    Stacy says:

    Not very creative anymore, but before kids I was making cards. I do miss that!

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    Jenni says:

    My creative passion is all emcompassing. Sometimes I am inspired in photography, sometimes in graphics and often in home decor. The bigger question to me is what is my creative inspiration, because that often dictates the creative path I meander. The answer would hands down have to be nature and the seasons. In the spring I love to find creative passion from the clouds and grass and the vivid colors. In summer I love fresh berries in anything and find myself fascinated with aqua, yellow and fresh color schemes. In fall I love the feel of wind, the swirl of leaves and the brilliant reds, yellows and earth tones I am surrounded by. In winter I find myself loving texture and deep plums set off by ice blue. Whether it be photography, design, decor or culinary endeavors I constantly evolve through creative inspiration in my environment.

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    Amy M says:

    My creative passion is nail art, it makes me smile and doing it brings either compliments or why would you do that? but if you do what you love thats all that matters.

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    Sam says:

    I consider it a creative passion:  reorganizing and compartmentalizing things – I love the end result every time!

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    jane says:

    i think it’s kind of embarrassing because all that i know was learnt from reading books but my creative passion is making miniature origami that i make into jewelry! i’ve got some demo pieces that i keep for myself but i’m still trying to figure out things along the way such as the appropriate kind of varnish to use before making some for my friends :)

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    Meg T says:

    Pictures are my passion. For me, there is nothing like giving a friend some pictures I snapped of them and their family. I am by no means a professional, but find such joy in sharing these memories and trying to capture real and beautiful images for them to treasure. The fact that I don’t get paid gives me a sense of freedom and allows me to get creative in the process. I love it!!!!

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    ren says:

    my creative passion is digital illustration. both creating it and supporting it. you’d be amazed at how many people don’t consider art created on a computer to be ART. but it is, and i am to set all those doubters straight!

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    Tiffany says:

    Believe it or not, THIS WEBSITE is my creative outlet!! I work in the healthcare nonprofit field, so I spend a lot of time filling out paperwork and speaking with patients and healthcare providers. I LOVE my job and it is defintely rewarding, but filling out the same forms over and over again isn’t exactly exciting. I love coming to this site (probably more often than I should during work hours) and being inspired by all of the wonderful artists and the work that they do! I probably would never have come across most of the jewelry, art, etc. featured here if it wasn’t for this website. Sometimes its the little things that make every day worth it :)

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    kim gordon says:

    My two daughters and myself volunteer at a shelter for battered  woman and children.Weekly we go and do an art project with the kids. We supply everything needed to do this So it could be anything from tie dying a t-shirt,to making a book, or painting a  small canvas.. It fills my soul and my creative passion…

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    Jennifer says:

    I played the oboe for years, and if I could afford one, I would love to play again and possibly teach others how music is the best medicine for the soul.  Even better when you can make the music!!!

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    Kristin says:

    I love getting out with nature and my camera and shooting away! 

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    sam says:

    I love to cross-stitch and bead (necklaces, bracelets, etc..) — have many projects that I will get to and finish some day : ) 

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    Peyton says:

    My greatest creative – crafty – passion is to create whatever I feel. Sculptures, books, drawings, etc. I like to recycle things such as cloth, paper, etc. to make new things for my own personal use. My my other – serious- creative passion is to help others. Whether it be a doctor, or a missionary, etc.

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    msilba says:

    Photographing my kids so that we always something to look back on and smile

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    Lauren says:

    i love writing, im only in the mood to do it sometimes but i find it therapeutic and so enjoyable.

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    Echo says:

    My creative passion is making visual art. Mostly painting and drawing, but I love working with different materials. Being creative feels so natural and exciting, but it can be easy to get distracted and discouraged all the same. I have to remind myself to just make work, be happy, and not worry about the details. 

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    Trisha says:

    My creative passion is writing, and making jewelry. 

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    anna says:

    I’m a scatterbrain creative. I have notebooks for my “nuggets of inspiration”, I am mildly addicted to scrapbooking, obsessed with photography, and I dream about painting.

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    Kristen H. says:

    I’m not actually sure I have found it yet…but I am enjoying looking for it!

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    Crystal says:

    My creative passion is creating tiny worlds, miniatures, and scenery. My favorite world to help create is my sons. We take old boxes and make little buildings and sets for his toys. 

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    Betsy says:

    My passion is education: teaching my own children how to explore and navigate their world, as well as teaching other’s children how to express themselves and how to communicate through written and spoken word, and through performance.

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    Maire says:

    It’s writing and photography.

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    Madeline says:

    my fave creative passion is pulling together an outfit. i love it! mixing patterns & textiles, colors & shapes. it’s so much fun.

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    Leigh says:

    I love teaching my kindergarten students about color and paint!

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    Adrienne says:

    Sharing my personal stories so that anyone who reads them can feel less alone and unusual.

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    Stephanie C says:

    I can spend hours and even days making homemade cards for friends and family. For our one year anniversary, I actually pulled an all-nighter making a scrapbook/collage card for my boyfriend! Each card I make has a unique and personal design and I never use templates for cutting out letters.. which is probably why it takes me so long. While it may seem extreme that I spend so long creating just one card, I love being able to make someone’s day with something homemade.

    Although I would never start a card business because I am painfully slow, I would love to turn my passion into a side project by sending cards to strangers, like children in hospitals or deployed soldiers.

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    meghan says:

    photography, and also designing tattoos for people who have lost family members.

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    Theresa says:

    Getting people to see the sacred in art, traditional crafts and handwork