Monday, March 18, 2013

The Bead Shop's $75 or £50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, March 18, 2013 111 Comments

It never fails to astonish me how popular jewelry making is with no sign of diminishing interest either.  So beadaholics everywhere will appreciate knowing about yet another supplier and a wonderful chance to win some beads.  There is always room for more beads, right?



The Bead Shop is a well established and family run shop located in Manchester, UK. Harvey and Fay Kersh founded it way back in 1993.  Fay succumbed to cancer in 1995 leaving Harvey with four children to raise.  Their son Michael began helping out early on when his mother's health was failing.  The other children, one by one, joined the family business over time. All four of them now run the company when their Dad finally retired.

Kashmiri Beads
The Bead Shop offers jewelry lessons locally.  But their supplies can be purchased through their online store. They offer free shipping in the UK for orders over £30.   They carry common beading supplies but I have shown some of my favorites among the less common ones.

Cameo with white carving
 These glass beads are hand painted!


They also offer many jewelry making kits like this charming gingerbread man bracelet and the fireworks burst necklace.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win the $75 or £50 gift certificate,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international.

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.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 25 , 2013. I will pick the winners randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!


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111 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Those hand painted glass beads sure are yummy! You're right, there's always room for more beads! Especially unique & pretty ones! Thanks for sharing, going to check out the website now! Kelley
    www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com

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  2. I'd love to try out some of those bracelet kits especially this one:
    http://www.the-beadshop.co.uk/beads-c491/jewellery-making-kits-c162/bracelet-kits-c194/skull-spider-bracelet-kit-with-swarovski-crystals-p6309

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  3. Follower via GFC (jc)

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  4. This sounds like a great shop to check out. Would love to win. Thanks

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  5. I'm a blog follower. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  6. Just tweeted about this. https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/313632746738159617

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  7. Had to switch off the NB in order to post again lol. Anyway I would love to enter! rnjameleon@gmail.com

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  8. They do have some fabulous beads - love the starburst necklace kit !!!

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  9. I would love a chance to win! I am a subscriber. bysalla at gmail dot com

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  10. Those hand painted beads are beautiful!

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  11. A lot of lovely beads! I also follow their blog on G+

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  12. I love to discover a shop with gorgeous beads.

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  13. Lovely !!!I am pleased to be able to try my luck !!!
    http://mascottblog.blogspot.com

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  14. wow, this would be awesome! I follow your blog, and your facebook page.
    janet119@gmail.com

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  15. Very nice! I'd love to win! :-)
    shirko.1@outlook.com

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  16. I would love to win as I am just getting on the jewelry making bandwagon!

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  17. I love their selections! I follow through email: sha365ful@gmail.com

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  18. I have a rapidly growing wishlist on the Bead Shop's site. Do like those painted beads!

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  19. Such a wonderful story behind the store, thank you for sharing it. The hand painted beads are awesome! Thanks to you and the Bead Shop for such a lovely giveaway!

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  20. A bit of a heart warming story...So very glad to see nice things happening to nice people.
    The beads are lovely. I will endeavour to give this shop a try!

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  21. shepidog@comcast.netMarch 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    These beads are gorgeious. Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed

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  22. Beautiful selection...would love to win!
    metalhead195817@gmail.com

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  23. Just spent twenty minutes checking out their awesome stuff... thanks for another great giveaway, Pearl!

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  24. Great selection...would love to win!
    metalhead195817@gmail.com

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  25. I posted on my blog:

    http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-bead-shop-7500-giveaway.html

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  26. I shared your post on FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueUR

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  27. Very nice beads.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Google Reader.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I have been reading your Blog for a long while, really enjoy the many delighful articles you publish, and the many tutorial also. Keep on doing what you are doing.

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  31. Oops, just noticed I said I followed by GFC (actually I receive your emails... hope that still counts LOL).

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  32. I would love to win
    dies1_9@hotmail.com

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  33. Pearl,
    Thanks for giving us a more "personal" glimpse into the people who run this shop. It seems as though this family run business has lots of heart and richly deserve nothing but success!!!
    I'd love to win their giveaway but more importantly support their efforts by shopping with them in the future!!

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  34. The beads are beautiful and I can always make room for more! Terri terri@bidwells.us

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  35. Love the painted glass beads...always wanted to work more with glass...

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  36. I visited the shop and the beads are beautiful. Please count me in :)
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. I follow on twitter as @LitBir
    I follow on FB as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on pinterest as LitTle BiRd
    I follow your blog via email

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/LitBir/status/313681424358178816

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. Enter me, please :)
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  40. what beautiful and unusual beads! Love to have them.

    Dixie Hamilton

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  41. Looks like a wonderful shop. I would love to win a $75 gift card!

    mlb_bowman@yahoo.com

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  42. I would love to win those beads. The painted glass beads are beautiful. I can always use more beads!
    Karen Holden
    eric-karenholden@comcast.net

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  43. What a great giveaway, and how nice about the whole family helping to run the business!
    Claire
    clariel@gmx.com

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  44. $ 75.00 IN SUPPLIES WOULD BE GREAT RIGHT NOW !!!!
    http://mariawhitejewelry.com
    http://whitedesigns.etsy.com

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  45. This would be a great win about now. I could really use it!!celticartwitch@gmail.com

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  46. What an amazing find! They have such gor-geee-ous beads :) it would be awesome to win this.....

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  47. What an amazing find! They have such gor-geee-ous beads :) it would be awesome to win this.....

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  48. What a wonderful thing!! Love the blog! angelwings217@sbcglobal.net

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  49. WOW! what a wonderful thing!! I love the blog!
    Angelwings217@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Love UK blogs especially this one. I'll bet winning a gift cert for UK beads would be just as smashing.



    I subscribe to the blog and follow on Pinterest

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  51. I would love to win this prize! Thanks for posting!

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  52. I did look around inthat shop yesterday, thanks to your previous post. Beautiful merchandise! I was worried about the shipping to Alaska, but won't worry with a $50 certificate!
    Nancy
    nancysopp@gmail.com

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  53. A great giveaway, as always !

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  54. I follow your blog.

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  55. Beautiful and creative! I am a subscriber and would love to win!

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  56. Would love to win....never have enough beads. ;)

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  57. You find the most amazing items. The beads at this site are gorgeous. I would love to win....

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  58. I can't find anything I don't like- used to use this supplier years ago when I first started making jewellery but lost my paperwork- it's great to know it is being kept going as a family business though as they are the best type of business

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  59. Love the pic of the Kashmiri Beads...Thanks for the contest too!
    vikkivaughn@msn.com

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  60. more beads please!
    sandie.ck@gmail.com

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  61. Very nice beads:) Thank you for a chance to win. Regards!
    http://przedzalniarozmaitosci.blogspot.com/

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  62. It is wonderful to hear about successful bead stores that can stay in business providing new and interesting items for the customers. How wonderful to offer this contest!

    Roxann
    beadaddict@sympatico.ca

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  63. Thanks for such a great giveaway! What a great way to get some new beads for spring.

    rileypark2@gmail.com
    darci

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  64. Of course I subscribe to your blog!

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  65. Wish I lived nearby so I could 'drop in' for a class! Sounds like a wonderful store!

    Nancy L
    mnludvik@earthlink.net

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  66. i would love to win! i can really use some new stuff! =)

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  67. What a fab giveaway. Thank you for the insight into a family firm
    Jandmmarshall@aol.com

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  68. Family business is the best business !
    ralfmoon@yahoo.com

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  69. oh my goodness- I was just looking for kashmiri beads the other day! maybe it's a sign :) I follow you by email and RSS feed as well as on Pinterest and FB. Christie

    charisdesigns@hotmail.com

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  70. I would LOVE to win this , Shops in the UK have such amazing selection of beads and some so diffrent then what we have here in the states , This would be a Awesome gift to get for my birthday in a few weeks!! I have my fingers crossed and good luck to everyone ! I've also Liked on Face book and suscribed to updates . E~mail Ivygodess0106@yahoo.com

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  71. Wow, great giveaway. I've watched several of their videos but hadn't been to their website until now. As a newbie, I like to look at the kits to see what's available. I saw a couple of cute bracelets.

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  72. I already follow you on Facebook. Thanks to you and The Bead Shop for hosting such a great giveaway.

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  73. Can't wait to check out a new bead supplier!

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  74. Just tweeted again about this. Love it.
    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/313835499519356929

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win, most are not international - so many lovely beads to choose from too.
    Sue : )
    doinDigital at gmail dot com

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  76. Looks like there are some great beads in that store! I love those kasmiri beads.
    I follow your blog through my (soon to change) reader and also via FB.

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  77. Love the MBS, I always visit when I'm up there to see friends :)

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  78. I love your blog and always read any emails you send out.
    I live quite close to manchester so I'll be having a look next time I'm in the area.

    Contact details are: artistcazzp at yahoo.co.uk

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  79. Yes there is always room for more beads and these are beautiful.

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  80. I follow you on GFC and facebook

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  81. Hello,
    I would love to win some awesome new beads.
    I'm a subscriber to the blog, and follow on fb as well. Will definitely post on FB. Thanx Pearl.

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  82. I love beads and findings. That cameo is so great. I would love to win and be able to order from this great company. Thanks Pat S

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  83. I love bead shops that make an effort to find unusual beads & findings, & I love supporting independent businesses.

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  84. I see that I am one of many who love those hand painted beads! Of course, all beads tend to start ideas flowing and if I were to win a certificate, I'd just have to go with the flow!

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  85. o yes please, i would like to win, peace

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  86. So pretty beads and the cameo is fabulous!!!!!!!!I'd love to win.

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  87. I'm a subscriber to this blog.ALLthe beads and the cameo look faboulus.

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  88. I get your posts thru email. Thanks for the chance!
    edidoo at gmail dot com

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  89. so many neat items - would really enjoy it if I get so lucky!

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  90. Wow, what a great thing to win!!

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  91. Another Cool giveaway!

    I receive your emails and follow you on Twitter and Google+

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  92. Just subscribed to blog and saw this giveaway. These beads are quite lovely.

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  93. Also just started following you on Google+ and Twitter, this is such an awesome site. Thank you. I love giveaways. :)

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  94. Those kashmiri beads are pretty cool. They'd go great in my room!

    kallinite@gmail.com

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  95. Hi Pearl,
    This is the first blog that I have subscribed to, and I am just starting to look around your site. Liking what I've found so far. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Glad to see a fellow Canadian who loves jewelry makeing. Thanks

    grammaandopa@gmail.com

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  96. Oh yes, the painted beads are lovely, and you have some amazing things posted. A person can NEVER have too many beads!!! Would love to win this, never win anything!! :(

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  97. Gorgeous glass beads, and the gingerbread are unique. Sign me up for this giveaway, please :)
    The Beading Gem is my favorite beading blog- thanks!

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  98. I agree with you - it's wonderful to have so many places to shop! And this is indeed a special one. I appreciated your story about the family. And the selection of unique beads is wonderful. Thanks for introducing us, and thanks for your inspiring blog.

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  99. They have such lovely beads. I haven't seen any like them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    All the best,
    deborah.collyar@gmail.com

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  100. Pearl, Am familiar with the shop and would love a chance to win a certificate. Thanks for the chance.

    Love the cameo.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreatios@live.com

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  101. I love contests and always appreciate opportunities to enter. Also love jewelry making. Even though we've been in a recession, my jewelry has sold as much as any other time.
    cheryl
    cherrychnagan@gmail.com

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  102. I'm just beginning and this would really help me in making quality jewelry kathyouthere@yahoo.com

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  103. I would love to win !

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  104. $75 would go a long way to buy lots of pretty, pretty beads so I can make even more jewelry. I wish I owned a bead shop so the right bead would always be within reach...

    I receive your emails and read them daily.

    krazekatz2007@aol.com

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  105. Thanks for doing this. I have all sorts of goodies in mind!
    Deborah.collyar@gmail.com

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