Monday, November 8, 2010

Bead and Save's Black and White Lamp Work Beads Giveaway

By on Monday, November 08, 2010 53 Comments

Bead and Save has returned with another lamp work bead giveaway for one lucky reader! This black and white beauty features 24 lamp work beads as well as 6 white glass bead caps and 2 black rhinestone spacers. The sharp contrast in the black and white beads will make classic and stylish jewelry designs pop!


Bead and Save is located in Montreal, Canada and belongs to identical twin sisters, Gail and Karen. They say they are "no longer in the springtime of their lives" as is evident from this cute old photo of themselves. They have been a creative pair all their lives starting with sewing when they were just 12.


Gail told me, "Our love for creating jewelry came one day when we happened upon a bead store which had a display of handcrafted necklaces. Immediately we decided we could do that! Never starting small, we began purchasing beads at a rapid pace. Eventually, we started selling our bracelets and necklaces, and when we realized we had an abundance of beads we would never use, we started selling those too!" Now how many of us can relate to that?

As you can see from some of my picks from their design gallery below, they specialize in Pandora-style and lamp work beads although they do have other kinds of beads and supplies in their store.


The impetus to go for a full time bead business came when one twin lost her job a few years ago and the other got tired of working for someone else. Their collective work experiences as a bookkeeper and administrator proved useful in organizing their start-up.

Any one who has begun a website bead supply business will know it takes long hours of work. The preparation for the website alone took some 7 months. "And the beads – counting, washing, labeling and packaging – the initial order was over 700 pounds of delicious beads!" I bet they enjoyed every minute of handling them!



"We loved beads – the colors, the shapes and most of all the endless possibilities – so what could be better than working every day at something you love? Indeed.

GIVEAWAY
To win the black and white lamp work bead set, all you you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you help publicize this giveaway. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, November 15. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check!
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53 comments:

  1. Count me in!! Thanks for the opportunity. I am a blog follower!

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  2. That's an inspiring story. Really cute picture of the sisters too. There's nothing like lampwork beads-texture, weight, gloss and unique.
    Thanks for sharing this give away, Pearl!

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  3. Sorry, forgot to say that I'm a blog follower, facebook fan and twitter follower as well. :)

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  4. Some of the best shots of my family are in black and white. I love to mix them with older pictures of generations gone by and look at the resemblances. Thanks for sharing your story and the beautiful beads.

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  5. I love Bead and Save! They are very quick to respond to any questions. They have such a great selection. And I can definitely see this beauty on my wrist!

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  6. Sorry, forgot to say that I'm a blog subscriber and facebook fan.
    Thanks, Shirley

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  7. Thanks for the opportunity. I live in Ontario, Canada and am always pleased to see fellow Canadians. I have a blog I just started this past week, and I love that you have tutorials on yours. Also am a follower on f/b. I too am not in the sprintime of my life. I like to think somewhat early autumn, hard to say, maybe late autumn, some days feels like late winter.
    Your beads are amazing and best wishes to you both, Judy

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  8. I love those beads! I am a blog follower and a facebook fan. Those would look lovely with some beautiful red beads I have.

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  9. Wow!!! Another bead site where I can get lost for hours. They have such great beads and great prices, too!! Thanks for letting me in on this secret. Judy

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  10. I'm new to beading and definitely will be checking them out!

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  11. Count me in too, I love the creative projects on this blog. I am a follower on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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  12. These bead are beutiful I would love to create with them.

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  13. Love the black and white combo.
    I too adore lampwork beads and these are amazing to see here. I bet they are even more gorgeous in reality.
    I'd love to win these. I am a blog follower.
    Deb In Ontario

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  14. Next to crystals, lampwork beads are my favorites. Black and white is so beautiful and classic. I am a follower on facebook as well. My dad was a photographer and had a darkroom built in in our basement when I was a little girl..many, many days ago..he did black and white photography. My daughter is going to school and taking photography classes and one of the first things she was taught was black and white photography. It can be quite stunning..Good Luck to all of us..

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  15. I would love to win these. I have a pendant with one lampwork bead that I love so much, so I know I would wear this all the time.

    I follow on gfc as jhb.

    I subscribe via email.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  16. Love to be in on the giveaway. Very classic black and white. You can't go wrong.

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  17. Love black and white beads - have been accumulating more for a necklace I have in mind. This is a wonderful site, and I seeing what's new.

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  18. Love the Black and White beads!! I am a blog follower!!

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  19. I love black and white. It was one of my Mom's favorite color combinations to wear.

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  20. Black & White - always classically stylish - beautiful beads here, too! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  21. Oooh... These black and white lamp work beads are so lovely! I would love to win this beads. In Malaysia, pandora beads and lamp works beads are not widely available.

    I'm a follower of Beading Gem Journal through email and in Facebook too.- Catherine

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  22. Oh my! I am just learning how to make lampwork beads and am totally addicted! Am addicted to BGJ as well. Would love to win these.
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Nohline

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  23. This is a great giveaway - I'll definitely share it on my blog! : ) Today we posted some How-To make Resin Jewelry Videos!

    Melissa
    www.jewelrydosedaily.com

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  24. Would love to have these! Am a blog follower and also FB. Am also not in the springtime of my life, but I don't have a sister:(

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  25. Twin daughters who make beautiful things! Their mother was sooooo lucky. Great beads (but then, I'm a bead slut. I never met a bead I didn't like). These are gorgeous.

    Jillsie

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  26. ohhh -I love them!!! If my world could be black, white, red and tan I'd dare say it was perfect. Love the beads...very chic!

    And I love the old style photo of the girls. So sweet.

    I follow the blog, get email subscription, facebook, twitter, personally follow Pearl...hmm..did I miss something? Thanks for offering the giveaway Pearl and to Bead and Save for offering their beautiful beads.
    -Stephanie

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  27. absolutely love the B&W beads. Also a blog follower!

    elizabethjhoskins@gmail.com

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  28. These are so elegant! Quite the thing to set off that little black dress or accent that bright red one!

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  29. Montreal, my hometown ! thanks for sharing... blog follower :)

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful beads! Love them!

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  31. These beads are gorgeous! I don't work a lot with lampwork beads, but these could change my mind!

    I also follow you on twitter - @kasi1983

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  32. OOh, monochrome - yummy! I love getting RSS notification of your blog posts, and this was a nice post to start the day with (it's 9am in the UK)

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  33. Love these beads. Nice colors, thanks so much.

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  34. Hi, Pearl!

    Here I am for another of your awesome giveaways! Would you please count me in?
    I am a subscriber of your blog (it's great to get you in my inbox), I'm also a blog follower and a Facebook fan and also follow you on Twitter!

    Wish me luck!

    Kisses,
    Cristina, from DeCris Creations (used to be Sunshine's Creations)

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  35. Love the pretty chunky bracelets..they have a charm of their own. Count me in too for the giveaway...I am a blog follower and a facebook fan too..
    Cheers

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  36. i am a blog follower ...am subscribed to your blogs ...so count me in ..i hope i win ..:)

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  37. these are so pretty! thanks for the opportunity =)
    PL ♥

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  38. Wonderful bead creations! Your picture is adorable. I am a blog follower. :)

    Blessings,
    Terry

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  39. These beads look great! Think of the jewelry possibilities... Thanks for a chance to win them.
    Lynn

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  40. Black and white is so striking.

    I'm a blog follower and a facebook follower.

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  41. Oh my how beautiful, the patterns are stunning.
    Thanks for the chance!

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  42. Forgot to add I am a blog follower.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous! I so hope I win. Thank you for the possibility!

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  44. Beautiful! thanks for the chance to win these :)

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  45. I love, love, love this blog and those beads are deliciously fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  46. oh, and I definitely subscribe to this blog and FB, too :-D Just a "summer" moment there (I'm a bit past spring, too.)

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  47. I'm a blog subscriber and love seeing all the beautiful sparkly things you find. Would love to be able to create something with these fabulous black & white lampwork beads.

    Sharon or Rose of Sharon Jewelry
    http://www.roseofsharonjewelry.com

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  48. I haven't had a chance to make any jewellery since my last holidays months ago, but I have some more coming up and I'd love these gorgeous beads to play with! :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  49. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  50. I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  51. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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