Monday, January 31, 2011

Auntie's Beads $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, January 31, 2011 104 Comments

I am a huge fan of Auntie's Beads' videos - I've included many of them in my past blog posts. So when Auntie's Beads contacted me recently to ask if I would like to do a giveaway AND invited me to their blogger program, I was thrilled to bits!

If beads are your passion, then you'll know checking out different suppliers is often worthwhile if you are looking for something different. For instance they have a new line of enameled Tibetan Style beads which are just gorgeous.

They sent me this lovely selection of lamp work beads from their glass beads section. I liked how they pre-coordinated the bead colors but I didn't combine the different beads together.


These are the designs I eventually came up with for my Etsy store which will hopefully all raise money for my favorite cause (100% of net proceeds goes to cancer research). The flower designs on some of the beads were a source of inspiration so I made this Swarovski Flower Vase Pendant Necklace with one tube bead as the "vase".


Still on the flower theme, the Flower Halo earrings were next which featured simple wire wrapping around plain long black beads.


This one is the Alien Flower Pendant Necklace because no flower on Earth looks like that! I had fun wire wrapping it.


The black and white lamp work beads were teamed up with a brown fossil stone pendant and tan cotton cord for this one of a kind design. Thin leather accents were added to the necklace. Actually, a lot of my designs are one of a kind because I get bored making the same thing again!


There are so many ways to use beads, perhaps too many! I  admit I went through a ton of design ideas before settling on this wire wrapped pendant design for the rectangular black and white bead.


Giveaway
To win the $50 gift certificate from Auntie's Beads,  all  you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber etc. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 7. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check!

Subscribers : To comment, click on the post title to return to the blog post. At the bottom, click on "Comments".  If you do not have a website or online store, use Name/URL - and leave the URL blank.
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104 comments:

  1. Hi, Pearl!

    WOW! Do I get to be the first?! lol

    Thank you for another great giveaway!
    As you know I follow you all over (FB, Twitter, I'm a blog subscriber and a follower).
    Wish me luck!

    Love and kisses,
    Cris, from DeCris Creations - Blog
    DeCris Creations on Artfire

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  2. Love Auntie's Beads! And I would love to win the gift certificate.

    I follow your blog through Google Reader and am a fan on Facebook.

    Thanks for offering the opportunity to win!

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  3. Oh Pearl, I love Aunties Beads videos. I have learned a lot of stitches with the KarlaKam. I love the wire wrapped pendant. What a great idea.
    I do follow you on FB and on blogger, so I am thrilled to have extra chances to win with Aunties Beads.
    Thanks so much, Shirley

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  4. Hey! This is such an awesome giveaway for an amazing site! Thank you so much!

    I'm also a follower on FB and Twitter (danclarkdesigns)

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  5. I wasn't going to post a comment until I saw your last three necklaces. Going through the post and looking at what you made...nice, nice, oh WoW! Those are fun, happy necklaces and you can see the joie de vivre that went into them. But I'd like to know where you got the tanned model in January in Nova Scotia!
    I follow you through my own blog and get your updates every morning in my email as well. (Wouldn't want to miss something.)

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  6. Auntie's Beads is one of my favorites and has been on my supplies bookmarked list for a number of years now. I took a look at their Tibetan style beads and wow, am I ever in love ! They are fun and bright and full of bling, how I'd love to get my hands on a few of those. :)

    As you know I'm a follower of your amazing blog
    and
    I am a fan of The Beading Gem on facebook.

    btw - all of your creations using the lampwork beads are fan-tab-ulous !!! Love them all.

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  7. Love, love, love what you did w/the glass beads Auntie's Beads sent you!! And, for a great cause, too!!
    Great giveaway - thanks!

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  8. I am also a blog subscriber - love your site!

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  9. I've always liked the videos and projects Auntie's Beads have made and often recommended them to others. But I've not actually bought anything from them eventhough I've seen some nice beads so a chance to win a gift certificate would be perfect. ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

    I subscribe and follow you on Twitter.

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  10. Pearl, you truly are an inspiration to all of us. I love the vase idea with the crystal flowers.....a perfect gift for Mother's Day

    See you at the farm in March
    Debbie

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  11. Great giveaway! Please enter me in!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Following your blog with GFC!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Mail subscriber!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I love your blog and winning a 50$ gift certificate would make my day. Keep up the great blog.

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  15. I love your Flower Vase Pendant!! I'm like you; I can never do the same thing twice:-)

    I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

    Thanks so much for the work you put into getting out a new post almost every day.

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  16. I am already your Fan on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Following you on Twitter!
    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Help, help..I need more beads!

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  19. Your beads are wonderful and unique. I get a daily newsletter from Beading Gem's Journal and gobble it up. I am a fabric embellisher and sell on consignment at local galleries--mostly handmade purses, some brooches, necklaces, elegant magnets to spruce up refrigerators. Everything of mine is fiber-oriented with many embellishments. Thank you for this opportunity. P.S. I don't know which Profile to select. I guess anonymus fits most closely.

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  20. Congratulations Pearl for being asked to be an Auntie's Beads blogging partner!!!

    I've been buying from AB for a couple of years now...love the customer service, of course the beads are amazing as well...and the new Tibetan style beads are simple gorgeous!!!

    I like what you've done with the glass beads they sent you...beautiful Pearl!

    Great contest...I follow you everywhere... :0)
    Cheers

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  21. Love what you've done with the beads! I love Aunties Beads, I've learned a lot with their tutorials myself

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  22. Just LOVE aunties beads. it is one of my favorite online bead stores, great items and fast shipping.
    Thanks for hosting, love your site as well... I am following along here and on twitter too. :)

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  23. WOW I would love to win this giveaway!

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  24. Auntie's Bead is a really great place to shop and look at their tutorials

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  25. I got to be the first to leave a comment! Thanks, Pearl!

    via Facebook

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  26. I love how your designs really enhanced the beads, without overpowering them in the least.

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  27. Great giveaway! Enter me in also please!

    Thanks Pearl!!!

    Trinkets

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  28. Beads beads beads. Any giveaway that involves beads is fantastic!

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  29. Hi,

    You always have such fun ideas!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Judy

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  30. Oh! This would make such a great birthday present for me (february 10th)! So many lovely things I can't find locally! (I follow your RSS, Twitter and Facebook)

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  31. Bless RSS. Please let me win just once... beads would make up for all the horridness of the last few weeks :(

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  32. I love the flower "vase" necklace. You have such great vision for what things could be!

    Carrie

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  33. The beads are wonderful, winning the beads would be even better. Thanks for the opportunity. Bea

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  34. I love your blog and Aunties Beads. Keep up the good word.

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  35. I've been enjoying the video tutorials from Aunties Beads and wanting to try some of them.

    I follow via GFC.

    MichelleB675 at gmail dot com

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  36. Ilove the flower necklace too! (looks like I'll be checking Etsy out). I'm always so impressed with your designs Pearl. I've not been to Aunties Beads yet but will definitely have to check them out.
    Cheers,
    Erica

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  37. Who could not use more beads? My beading table/area is busting at the seams, but I can always make room for more. I have never used Aunties Beads. I am a follower of your blog too.
    Thanks!
    Ashley
    ashleylisadesigns at cox dot net

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  38. I've shopped Aunties Beads before and they are great! I could easily spend this!

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  39. I love Auntie's Beads and love your blog! I also follow you on Facebook.

    Thanks!
    Becky

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  40. Very pretty and interesting items Pearl. Thanks as always for the adventure!!!
    Carol

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  41. Oh, forgot, I am a follower of you and Aunties beads also.
    Carol

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  42. I love your blog, and I love Aunties Beads, please enter me in your give away. Thank you so much,
    Karen

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  43. I love Auntie's Beads send that gc over to me!!!

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  44. I have spent a fortune in beads from Auntiesbeads and never been disappointed. I look forward to the sales every week.

    I love getting my newsletter from Pearl too. Always something new to learn.

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  45. I recently made a purchase from Auntie's Beads and the service was A+., and my beads were beautiful. I also love the vids and the tips that are offered. Keep it up!!

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  46. Oh, I forgot. Please add my name in a chance to win the gift certificate. What a prize that would be!!!!

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  47. Great giveaway! I follow w/ Twitter and Facebook, too.

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  48. This would be so neat! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  49. Thanks for this chance.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I subscribe through Google Reader.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

    (I'm also a google subscriber and twitter follower)

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  52. Love your blog! I subscribed last week and I'm really happy I did. Awesome giveaway.

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  53. What a great site. While I hope I win-- even if I don't I am so glad to find this resource! And if I win, I will spend that certificate in a New York minute

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  54. Auntie's beads is a great site !!! I would love to shop with the $50.00 give away !!!

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  55. I love how the comments jump when there is a giveaway! :)

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  56. Wow look at all these comments! That'll teach me to take my time checking out the blog lol
    Already a fan on FB and following on twitter, think I'm following here too but I'm not sure :/ Thanks Pearl for all you do!

    Dana

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  57. Congratulations on your new blogging partnership with Auntie's Beads. I have shopped from them and I like their selection of glass beads. Love the earrings that you have made, they really 'pop'! And your leather accented glass/fossil pendant necklace, is truly original, love it.

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  58. I love reading your blog! I have gotten a lot of inspiration and just fun knowledge from here! I am a blog subscriber and fan on Facebook! :)

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  59. Pearl I have been a subscriber for a a few years now... wouldn't miss a post! Love the designs you came up with using the Auntie's Beads! I especially love the one that looks like a vase of flowers. What a neat idea. You are so clever!

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  60. Thanks for this opportunity. Like Cindy Lietz, I like the "vase of flowers" as well - very creative use of the bead.

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  61. Wow, those pieces are beautiful. I follow you here, on twitter and I've subscribed to you blog in my reader. You are super talented.

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  62. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a blog subscriber too!

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  63. I love what you did with the lampwork beads... and since I'm also a Auntie's Beads fan, I'm sure I have some of those same beads or at least the same shapes, etc., I can play with to come up with my version(s).

    I'm a blog subscriber and would love to be entered in the giveaway.

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  64. I love Auntie's Beads! I am a beginning beader and this would be the perfect gift to add to my collection.

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  65. ooh, I've never used Auntie's beads but I've been seeing a lot of bloggers talking about them recently, I will definitely have to check them out! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. keepin my fingers crossed ..i love beading :)

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  67. Auntie's Beads videos are the first source of beading for me when I first started beadweaving. I probably wouldn't be where I am today without their videos! I follow you by email, blog subscriber, FB. Great giveaway thanks :)

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  68. Thanks so much! Proud to support a fellow Haligonian!
    I follow here and on Facebook!
    GREAT give away!

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  69. Way excited over this give away! I love your blog and I'm in love with that little swarovski flower vase! SO cute!

    I'm also subscribed to your blog, I'm a Facebook fan and a twitter follower!

    Ami Fleischaker!

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  70. Beautiful beads and necklaces. I love the...
    -Andrea
    http://fallingladies-fallingladies.blogspot.com/

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  71. I love how you wrapped the beads - the vase is awesome!
    I follow you here - subscribed,and also on Twitter.
    I would love to win, I am in the UK and am put off by the postage (usually more than the cost of beads) and don't get a chance to play with their stuff - the videos have been a constant source of inspiration and tuition...Faye x

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  72. Auntie Beads has wonderful items, I just love them!

    I follow in RSS Feed.

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  73. I love Auntie's beads!!
    Laura

    malibran [at] cox.net

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  74. Oh, I am also a subscriber to your blog
    Laura
    malibran[at] cox [dot] net

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  75. I can't leave a comment. Its not registering!!

    (via Facebook- Not to worry, I have entered on your behalf, Pearl)

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  76. I love Auntie's Beads! What amazing jewelry you made. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Just popped back in to say that I've had a chance to check out Aunties Beads site. It's amazing. I especially like the Tibetan beads!!

    (keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway)

    Erica
    (coffeeholic1963@yahoo.ca)

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  78. I follow your blog :)
    marie
    readg4fun at yahoo dot com

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  79. I love Auntie's Beads Store... here's hoping I win :)
    Marie
    readg4fun at yahoo dot com

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  80. I would love love love to win this so much. gorgeous beads

    abrydges8 at gmail.com

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  81. Such beautiful beads! How I crave them for my stash! I follow your blog and on facebook! Sign me up!

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  82. I just spent an hour on their website. So much I would like to purchase. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  83. Thank you for such a great giveaway!! LOVE the lamp work beads!!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  84. I'm following via GFC!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  85. I'm also a fan on facebook! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  86. I follow via twitter too! (@elisekayem)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  87. My sister is Karla from the KarlaKam! She no longer works at Auntie's Beads due to the lagging economy, but Karla and I have recently started our own business making upcycled jewelry and accessories! I came across your blog when googling for eco-friendly jewelry ideas. Great blog! I look forward to becoming a subscriber! Thanks!

    Katrina@ecoFashionistasJewelry.com
    (Website coming very soon so please come back to visit us!)

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  88. Hi Pearl,

    Oh, what wonderful items Auntie's Beads has... Thanks for the chance to win that gift certificate. :)

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

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  89. kpeebles, that's amazing your sister is THE Karla! She does a smashing job on the videos. Good luck with the business.

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  90. Hi Pearl! Well I am THE Karla...glad to have been such an inspiration to so many! I have missed doing videos! My sister told me about your blog! I can't wait to become a subscriber! Please check with the ecoFashionistas as our website is coming soon! Karla@ecoFashionistasJewerly.com

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  91. Karla!!! Welcome to my blog! I am so thrilled to have you amongst my readers. Do email me when your website is ready! Pearl

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  92. Ooh, I could have a lot of fun if I won this! :D I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485, on Twitter as @NTFancy and I'm a fan on Facebook as Kate Ryan ^_^

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  93. Alas Jasmine, the giveaway closed on February 7! Try your luck again in future giveaways! Pearl

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