Monday, November 28, 2011

BeadSphere's $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, November 28, 2011 58 Comments

Don't you just love it when you come across a diehard beader who has transformed her hobby into a viable business?  Well, meet Jen Runnion who is the  founder and CEO of BeadSphere.com who has been beading and designing original jewelry for 25 years.

Crystal Ndebele Necklace
About 12 years ago, Jen discovered a passion for sharing her beading knowledge and designs with others, and started offering tutorials and complete bead kits for creating her designs.  She also has an Etsy store.

Snowflake and Icicle Beadwoven Necklace
Although her stores offer plenty of beads (Miyuki delica beads, Czech and Swarovski crystals), supplies or just the instructions for sale, her kits though do save a lot of second guessing. Kits contain exactly what you need and thus reduce the leftovers. There is also nothing more frustrating than not having enough beads to finish a project!  Her 250+ range of kits also come in different color options and are graded for different skill levels.

Crystal Lace Bracelet
Triple Helix Necklace

Jen told me she has dabbled in all kinds of crafts, including embroidery and yarn arts but her true love is beading.  She could do it all day, if only! Sound familiar?  Shown here are some of my favorites from her collection.

Scalloped Necklace
Beaded Amulet Pouch


Giveaway
Jen has kindly sponsored this $30 gift certificate giveaway. To win it, all you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

This international giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, December 5, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check! Good luck!

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58 comments:

  1. Guess I am the early bird on this one...her kits her just stunning

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  2. I follow your blog through GFC & Facebook

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  3. Beautiful designs, I'll definitely have to check out her kits.

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  4. Wow, I can't even begin to think about how much time and effort went into those designs. Great.

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  5. Jen's designs are some of the most fantastically fresh and innovative I've ever seen and I "lurk" at a lot of beading and jewelery sites! i subscribe to your blog through all means available and Like you everywhere! Thanks for the BEST jewelry blog out there!
    Suz@ HERA Designs

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  6. I follow you on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  7. I follow you on facebook. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  8. Saw the link to this on Facebook. These designs and kits look awesome! I would love to try some of these, branch out from the things I've been doing!

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  9. Jen's designs are some of the most beautiful and innovative out there and I cruise a lot of beading/jewelry sites! Thanks for bringing her to our attention! i subscribe to all of your Blog and Like avenues and would love to win! Thanks so much for bringing us all the best os all jewekry blogs. I can't wait to get it every morning!
    Suz @HERADesigns

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  10. Thanks for bringing Jen to our attention. She has some of the most beautiful and innovative designs out there and I should know, as I cruise tons of jewelry/beading sites. I love her items! Thanks, also for bringing us a wonderful blog; the best out there. I subscribe to all forms of your Blog and "Like" in all ways but Twitter.
    Best regards,
    Suz@HERADesigns

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  11. Lovely beadwork...I am always impressed when I see that a person has taken a simple bead and made a work of art from it. Keep it up!

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  12. Thanks for introducing me to the beader. I hadn't found her before and spent a lovely while browsing. I'd love to win so I can actually shop! Thanks.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL! ty for generous gift certificate.

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  14. Beautiful!!, I am a subscriber and would love to win this!!

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  15. I follow you on FB and twitter and will tweet it.

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  16. Hi. I follow through blogger. I'd love to win this giveaway!

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  17. angelfishsherri@hotmail.comNovember 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Beautiful work ! Would love to win this !!!

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  18. Her work is stunning! I especially like the helix necklace.

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  19. I follow BeadingGem's blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook. I shouted this to Google +, Facebook, Twitter.

    The kits are beautiful on BeadSphere, love to win this.

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  20. The Triple Helix necklace is spectacular! As a science-y person, I ADORE anything remotely resembling DNA and stuff like that.

    It would be nice to win so that I, too, can learn the secret of the Triple Helix!

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  21. Wow... her kits are awesome! I would spend the complete amount on purchasing her tutorials if I win this :)

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  22. Wow... her kits are awesome! I would spend the complete amount on purchasing her tutorials if I win this :)

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  23. I subscribe to your blog through mail and follow it thro' Facebook too.

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  24. Lovely! THanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I follow on gfc.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I love the snowflake necklace. Gotta try that one soon.

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  27. I am a follower!


    laura (dot) moticka (at) dc (dot) gov

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  28. Fun giveaway.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Google Reader.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Google Reader.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I like these matte onyx and tree agate carved stone dangle earrings, so unique.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83691870/matte-onyx-and-tree-agate-carved-stone

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  33. GFC follower, thanks for the giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  34. Love the bead kits.

    Follow you via Rss on google reader and facebook. :-)

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  35. the jewelry is amazing - hope I win!

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  36. ooo! I have been wanting to get to some more intricate beadwork this winter...consider me entered:)

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  37. Those designs are gorgeous! Thank you for introducing a great designer and new store to us.
    Moushka

    moushka26 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  38. Beautiful work! I subscribe to your blog and follow you on FB. Thanks for the opportunity to win! You have such great giveaways!

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  39. thank you for the great giveaway!

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  40. I know I'll never make a fancy beaded thing, but these necklaces are so distinctive! But I think my favorite might be the ones you don't show, the lace necklaces! So light and airy.

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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