Monday, November 21, 2011

Sparkle Spot's Giveaways $25 Gift Certificate : Colored Fireline Feature

By on Monday, November 21, 2011 77 Comments

I prefer to use Fireline for bead work projects. I like the strength and firmness it gives to the pieces.  The bad news is, there are only two choices of colors - grey or "crystal", an off-white color.

Then I found out about colored Fireline.  Sally, a blog reader mentioned in her post about Sparkle Spot's range of Fireline in beautiful colors.

Left to themselves, Fireline would never color their fishing lines other than what is appropriate for fishermen, their target market. So it takes an innovative woman to not only see the need but fill the gap for beaders who only fish for beads.

Kelley is the sole owner (and sole employee!) of Sparkle Spot Beads which she opened in 2006  in St Petersburg, Florida. It was a good fit for her as she adores beading especially bead weaving. She too uses Fireline exclusively.

She explained, " I got tired of trying to figure out whether white or black would look "less bad" with any given color of seed bead.  At the same time, I was meeting resistance by customers to Fireline "because it only comes in white and black".  So I started experimenting with color for my own purposes."

She described her eureka moment, "One day a customer and fellow Fireline-fanatic happened to see a spool that I was working on and asked about it. I explained what I was doing and she demanded that I sell it to her. It was really the first time that I thought about actually making it to sell.  I was excited by her initial reaction, but even more excited when she came back for more!"

There are 8 colors so far with more coming in.  The color is added after manufacture but it is as stable as it can possibly be short of introducing pigments during manufacture.  Fireline fans love the colors and are constantly asking Kelly to introduce new ones.

She does offer sample packs. But you can certainly try your luck and win her $25 gift certicate!  Although I am spotlighting the colored Fireline, Sparkle Spot also offers a wide variety of materials like gemstones, beads, wire and findings.

So even if you're not a beader, it will be worth your while to take a look there. Who knows? You might even win the giveaway.

Giveaway
To win this gift certificate, 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, those will count as additional entries too!  Please say so in the comments.

This giveaway is limited to US and Canadian readers.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, November 28, 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!

If you do go on to make an order with Sparkle Spot, use code (PEARL) in the NOTES section and get a free gift!

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

  1. Hey! I am super excited about this giveaway! Thank you so very much! I hope I win!

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  2. OMG! this is the most fantastic news I've heard in a while. I also use fireline in nearly all of my beadwork and have often been conflicted with the same problem as Sally. Sally, your a true Genius.

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  3. I love this. Thanks for sharing this info. I will be getting some of this quickly.

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  4. What a great idea...and so needed for those of use who like color without distraction! Looks like a must do for me, thank you for your introduction!

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  5. I'd love to try the new colored Fireline.

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  6. This is exciting news! I love Fireline and this is going to make it so much better. I have my eye on that 8-pack! I'm now following Sparkle Spot on facebook and have bookmarked the shop for a future purchase. Of course, I'm following you, Pearl, on facebook, twitter and have your blog in my google reader for my daily fix of beady ideas. Thanks, by the way, for such a great blog!

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  7. Very exciting ! Fireline is the best and now with new colors even better !

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  8. angelfishsherri@hotmail.comNovember 21, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Very exciting ! Love the new colors!

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  9. What a great idea! I love fireline too colored Fireline is perfect. I'm going there now to order.

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  10. Wow, just yesterday I was wishing for a "gold" color Fireline to use for a new project. Hope I win some but will definitely be buying some soon.

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  11. it will be nice to experiment with so many colors and so many possibilities. thanks

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  12. Sounds interesting. I would love a chance to win.

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  13. Just tweeted about your giveaway. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  14. Just posted to my facebook group page: Etsy/Artfire United

    http://KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

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  15. I follow via RSS. Read ya every day!

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  16. I shared on my facebook page, GemRio.

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  17. I think the colored fireline is totally awsome and a very smart business move. I have seen fireline in smoke,crystal,and grey and once in a green. Strengths weren't always the same in each color so you HAD to go with one or ther other for the size you needed. I look forward to seeing more from Sparkle Spot:)

    Best Wishes,
    Denise of WhiteRoseDesigns

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  18. where have you been all my beading life?

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  19. Thanks so much for the shout out to my blog, Pearl. I really appreciate that. I would so love to win this and go shopping at Kelley's site. I would buy every single color!!! I'm going to go FB and tweat, etc.

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  20. I am just starting to make beaded jewelry and this would be great!!! Thanks for the chancee to win this!!!!

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  21. I just became a follower of Sparkle Spot on FB.

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  22. I also did a reccommendation on my FB page for Sparklespot!

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  23. Wow, colors. I've been wanting these for a long, long time. Kelley, thank you for taking on this opportunity to provide the beading community with something its wanted for a long time.

    I am a certified jewelry instructor with Michaels (the craft store) and we have a private Facebook page with 320 other certified jewelry instructors across the nation. I can't wait to tell them about this new line. i'm sure you will have lots of buyers from us!

    Again thank you. I wish you much success and I'll do what I can on my end to help with that!

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  24. Thank you, thank you thank you! What a wonderful thing you have done! I bet the fishermen want it,too!

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  25. I just ordered the sampler pack. I can hardly wait for it to arrive. Thanks for sharing Pearl.

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  26. I admire Sally's initiative!

    Also, those colors are fabulous. *Drools.*

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  27. Great contest! I love this product. I am a Facebook fan and receive the post by email daily.

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  28. How exciting! I am in the middle of making 6 necklaces of varying colors with Fireline, and have been having the exact debate as to which of the two colors to choose. I've done parts of the necklaces in white and the rest of it in black. How great to be able to have these colors to work with!! Thank you.

    Via Facebook

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  29. Where can we buy it. Am in Florida?

    (via Facebook)

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  30. Hello. What a nice surprise. I love fireline and waited for someone to come up with all the pretty colors. thanks so much for your thoughtfullness. It will make my beading much easier. It will be fun to see my projects come to life with these awesome colors. Looking forward to seeing more of the new colors. I can't wait to purchase this new needed beading cord. And, so happy that I can win $25.00 gift certificate. Can't wait for your e-mail. Blessings, Adrienne Szabo in New York

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  31. I haven't tried the colored fireline yet, but would sure love to!

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  32. I would love a chance to try this!
    lizhartdesigns
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    kippercat.net

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  33. I had no idea Fireline came in so many beautiful colors!

    Pearl, you always have something new and interesting to read about! Thank you!!

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  34. I am so excited about this colored Fireline. I am a blog subscriber, and put the contest on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ Thanks!

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  35. Wow!!! I would love to win some of that colored fireline!!!

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  36. I'd like to try fireline products.




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

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  37. sure would beat having purple thumb and forefinger most of the time from coloring bead thread with markers! Must certainly try them!
    InaRae

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  38. Pearl your blog is THE BEST! I always learn something new & great. Thank you! Colored Fireline?! Fireline in colors?! Heart be still. This is so perfect. Please include me in the giveaway!

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  39. What a clever idea! I'm a follower in email, 2 twitter accounts, and on FB.

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  40. I'm so excited my prayers have been answered! Poor guy in sporting goods,,,when he sees me, he sadly reports that "your Fireline" is still only coming in clear and smoky..I still don't know- if he really believes me when I say that I actually weave beads together using it, to make beautiful jewelry...LoL (and I love The Beading Gem journal also, its the greatest)

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  41. What a great set of colors.

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  42. What beautiful colors.

    erwills@sbcglobal.net

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  43. I love that a woman had taken the initiative to change something men say can't be done.
    GIRLS ROCK.
    I just finished making 3 beaded glass ornaments for Christmas gifting (using regular bland fire-line) and these colours would have been perfect. If I win these, look out next year.

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  44. Wow I love this, I hope I will win!

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  45. Wow! I didn't know this existed. I use Fireline for all my beadweaving projects and having it in colors will be awesome.

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  46. Awesome!! I've been wanting to try Fireline and these colours make me want to even more.

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  47. I did a shout-out on my Facebook with link.

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  48. I would absolutely LOVE to win this giveaway. I use fireline almost exclusively in all of my beadwork.

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  49. I use fireline all the time for my bead work. Glad to see colors

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  50. Wow, Colored Fireline. Finally!!! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.
    -Debbie

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  51. FireLine is great; colored FireLine is fabulous!

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  52. Thanks for hosting this.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. GFC Follower.


    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. ooh, count me in! (i'm also a blog subscriber)

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  56. I follow you on Google Reader and these colors are awesome! Thanks for another option for beadweaving and stringing.

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  57. Love this idea, and hope to win the giveaway. Colored Fireline....what a great idea!

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  58. I gave up on Nymo years ago. It's worth a shot to enter. I'm a blog follower and Facebook fan, Pearl. *fingers crossed*

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  59. Would love to try this....always up for something new....I am thinking of ways to use the new colours as I type.

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  60. Brilliant idea! Hope I win!

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  61. Awesome! I've colored mine with markers before to get the right color, it would be nice to have it already done! :) Great idea!!

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  62. Love the colors! Love the blog. I too have colored mine with Sharpies, but the color does not hold well.

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  63. Finally colored fire line. Yes please!!

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  64. I have been using Kelley's colored Fireline since her very first colors. Not sure, but I may even be the Fire Line fanatic she mentions demanding the sale. I have to say I love the stuff. The colors are awesome and can be muted by scraping your fingernail or paper towel do the length of your thread. I love having choices to blend or contrast my thread as I choose. And she has such a selection now that I'm no longer begging for new colors. It's a hot commodity so get yours now.

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  65. Thanks for the rave comment Tina! It's truly a product that's long overdue.

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  66. Too cool! I had no idea that Fireline could be colored. Very clever indeed!

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  67. Am a little late to the party, but think this cool all the same. I thought the colored Fireline was a brilliant idea - even more so when I just recently found out Kelley made it herself! Way to go Kelley!!!!! Bravo!!!
    bead happy,
    Bobbi

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