Monday, April 8, 2013

Goody Beads' $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, April 08, 2013 145 Comments

With a name like Goody Beads, you know you are in for a treat when you visit this jewelry making supplier! This Minnesota based company has a wide range of products for sale.  If you take a tour, you'll find they do also carry some less common materials like soutache braids and accessories for making stunning Russian designs, bead pens and beads and even scarves to bead!


Their Regaliz™ Licorice and round thick cord leather supplies are really popular right now. It's easy to see why. These European thick leather cords make dramatic bracelets. Goody Beads sent me some leather, large hole beads and some pretty awesome Regaliz™ clasps to review.


I made 3 bracelets in all with a few beads left over.  These bold bracelets are so quick to make.  Trim them to the right length, add some beads and then glue on the clasps. What could be simpler than that? 

The rubber o-rings did a great job in keeping the focal beads from moving.  These are available in different colors to coordinate with beads.  I was very impressed with the US made Super New Glue which is superior to the super glue you buy in the store.  The different formulation really works well, bonding in seconds. The little bottle had a nozzle applicator which made accurate application of the glue easier.


I was cautious though and left it overnight before testing how strong the bond was.  The magnetic antique brass clasp is definitely staying put on this Regaliz™ Licorice flat leather bracelet!  It is a good idea to let the glue bond properly with the bracelet unfastened so there is no tension while the glue is setting. Also make sure that the leather ends are neatly trimmed for flush fitting.

It is important the leather fits snugly inside the clasp before applying the glue. The round pink leather cord pieces were too loose for the fold-over clasp so I wrapped some wire tightly around the ends.  I had to experiment with different gauges of wire to find the right thickness. One half of the clasp required 22G wire and the other, 24G wire.  I also lightly hammered the coiled wire so that it "bit" into the leather more before finally gluing onto the clasp.  Too loose and the coil will come off the cord.


The rhinestone and ring focal components on the pink cord bracelet were not kept in place by o-rings but could be nudged along into position if necessary.


The third clasp was initially a bit of a mystery to me as I thought there must be another part to it.  But no, the clasp serves both ends of the bracelet. Neat! The doubled up leather loop fastens onto the hook portion.  I added some wire coils for two reasons.  Firstly, for decoration and secondly to keep the round cords together especially at the loop end. This will help putting on the bracelet easier as the wearer does not need to squeeze the loop together to make it through the large hole of the clasp.

I really like how the choice of components and clasps could either dress up or down making the bracelets more feminine or unisex.  This contemporary look has universal appeal. The clasps are on the expensive side but you do save a great deal on time and labor.


It was hard to pick which bracelet was my favorite!  See Goody Beads' Pinterest folders for more Licorice bracelet and flat leather bracelet inspirations!


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

Goody Beads are also offering $10 in Goody Beads Bucks to use on future purchases.  The code to use is "GEM". Good until April 30, 2013.

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,  April 15 , 2013. I will pick the winner 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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145 comments:

  1. What fun! The possibilities are endless.

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  2. Love the bracelets! If I'm the winner, you can find me at jenn.silva@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  3. So many beautiful beads to choose from!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  4. I've been eyeing the Regaliz leather and beads for ages. Would so love to try them. Thanks Goody and Pearl for the giveaway.
    g_bollivar@hotmail.com

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  5. I'm a blog subscriber - love your blog!!

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  6. TheseAreAwesome. I would love to try to win one of these bracelets Goody pack

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  7. This looks like fun! I hope i get to win this.

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  8. good idea! Make something different...and unique with these products. I have never seen them anywhere else...would be nice to try them myself.

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  9. Love Regaliz leather and Goody Beads. This would be awesome to win.

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  10. Love these bracelets. I've made a couple of them myself and the possibilities are simply endless. I look forward to making some more in different styles. If I'm fortunate enough to win, I am at thebeaddiva@comcast.net. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow! Great bracelets. Countless possibilities.
    Susan from
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  12. Love the look.so streamlined and smooth!
    bmeagher@sympatico.ca

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  13. I would love to win !!!!
    http://whitedesigns.etsy.com

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  14. I have admired these bracelets for some time now..would love to make them!
    swilmot67@gmail.com

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  15. So many fun options, love Goody Beads too!

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  16. Awesome bracelets - different from others I have seen. If I win, I am at plumbeadacious@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  17. I fell in love with these the first time I saw them! I have my fingers crossed hoping I win.

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  18. I started make some of those bracelets a while ago and am impressed at how much choice there is at Goody Beads! Would love to win this...

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  19. Even without this giveaway, I will be trying these out very soon. Email:sha365ful@gmail.com

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  20. These look like lots of fun! Jrgkuhn@gmail.com
    Jeanne

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  21. I love Goody Beads! I've used them for the past couple of years since they have large hole items that nobody else carries. The quality really makes my items stand out from the crowd.

    annevan1182@hotmail.com
    Anne V.

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  22. I've been playing around with leather, but these bracelets are seriously fun!

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  23. Hey Pearl!
    These do look so fun and stylish. So glad to see more designs in leather that look so FAB!!
    I also follow the Blog and I am doing a shout out on google+ and facebook!!

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  24. I made one a while back and it gets so many comments. Would love to make one in EVERY color! jen@thecorderos.com

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  25. Lots of ideas for this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!!
    Dawn

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  26. Very cool bracelets! https://www.facebook.com/laura.irenze?ref=tn_tnmn

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  27. I would love to win this, they look so much fun! I am a blog subscriber, also I will will promote in my blog. I will be posting it today. Thanks.

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  28. Ooh, those clasps are stunners! Love your designs, Pearl.

    And I follow you, of course.

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  29. I love these! That last clasp is so very cool!

    I am a blog follower!


    bysalla@gmail.com

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  30. LOVE the bracelets! I would also love a gift certificate:)

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  31. How cute and simple!! Love the rhinestone charm.

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  32. These bracelets are fantastic. I would love to try out the leather cords and the clasps.

    erin.h.norris@gmail.com

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  33. I shared the info with the ladies
    in my bead group.

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  34. I am a blog subscriber through Bloglovin.

    erin.h.norris@gmail.com

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  35. Enter me, please!!!
    Thank you!
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  36. Love, love these bracelets!! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  37. How cool :) I love the bracelets, would make some awesome rings too, always have people looking for new ring styles to wear :) I've tweeted, shared on Facebook and Pinterest, soon as I can find my Google button, I'll share there too :) I'm also a blog subscriber :)

    litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  38. I love this look!!! I shared this on my Facebook also.
    I like easy and funky!!!!
    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  39. Love these... They look so good!!!

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  40. Love these bracelets....I hope I win. smamabird@aol.com

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  41. I'm a blog follower, too!!

    I'd love a chance to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Dawn

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  42. Nice bracelets. Hope I win
    smamabird@aol.com

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  43. What a lovely offer!!!! The bracelets are gorgeous.

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  44. Linked and shared on fb!!

    Thanks for another great giveaway!!

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  45. I LOVE!! These would be fun to make, so I WANT!! ;)
    Thanks for the offer!!
    Carol
    www.designingIt.etsy.com

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  46. Love the look of these bracelets.
    celticartwitch@gmail.com. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

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  47. Please enter me in the contest.

    lerandia@yahoo.com

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  48. A verynice giveaway ! (and they have soutache !)
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  49. I am a blog subscriber.

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  50. The bracelets that you made are great! I would love to win this gift certificate!

    mlb_bowman@yahoo.com

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  51. These look like a lot of fun. I would love the chance to win a gift certificate.
    Jandmmarshall@aol.com

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  52. Hey Pearl!
    I've always wondered how they got the name Goody Beads. I think I just figured it out though. I think they were sitting around the table one night drinking tea and trying to come up with the name and they had a pile of sparkly beads in the middle of the table. Someone reached into the pile and said' "Oh Goody! Beads!"

    bigbluebarn@gmail.com

    aims

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  53. Cute bracelets.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Wow! These are great bracelets! I am impressed by Goody Beads. I can think of many ways to use them and I love the leather for bracelets

    Thanks for the giveaway offer!

    zanc@att.net

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  57. These leather bracelets are very pretty... and pretty is not what I think of when thinking leather! Usually more like black, Harleys and bikers. Would love to try this technique, so PLEASE may I win!

    Cindy Rosborough
    clc1@gsinet.net

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  58. I love your bracelets and I love the Goody Beads products. I had not heard of them and will check them out.

    Thanks for the giveaway offer.

    zanc@att.net

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  59. I love these Bracelets, and I would love to win! No one can ever have too many beads Cjtolfa1@gmail.com


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  60. I love your blog and would love a chance to win!
    rgkk4@aol.com

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  61. I love shopping at Goody Beads! Their products are great and their service is exceptional! I usually get my order several days before I expect it and I live on the west coast! Your bracelets are wonderful!

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  62. These are lovely! Hard to pick a favorite... the brown would go with every thing I own. I would be delighted to win the gift certificate!

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  63. I just love the Regaliz leather it is casual and elegant at the same time. The Beading Gem's blog is one of my favorites!

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  64. I would like to try some of their merchandise!
    nancysopp@gmail.com

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  65. Winning is always good, it makes playing with the toys even more fun. Regards Bea
    b_morris@shaw.ca

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  66. Goody Beads is really expanding. I haven't shopped there in a while, though I have a lot in the past. Thanks for drawing attention back to them. I'm glad I took a fresh look again! (= TheNeed2Bead@Ymail.com

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  67. I love what you did with the goodies you were sent from Goody Beads. I like the hook closure especially. A gift certificate would really come in handy.

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  68. gorgeous bracelets! next project Regaliz bracelets, love them!
    scarletohara@hotmail.co.uk

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  69. Love love love your blog so glad I subscribe and follow you in every way possible. Would love to win, keeping fingers crossed & with a prayer I wish EVERYONE luck! Thanks for the opportunity

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  70. What a great giveaway! I have bought several items from goody beads before and the customer service is fantastic.

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  71. Great bracelets! The brown one with the hook clasp is my favourite.
    Thank you Goody Beads and The Beading Gem for a wonderful giveaway.
    shirlee1122@yahoo.ca

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  72. Love the chunky but elegant style of these bracelets, thanks for the chance to win. Sue : )
    doinDigital at gmail dot com

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  73. What striking bracelets! Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to win!

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  74. Love Goody Beads!! would love to win!
    thanks
    Marlene Strait
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  75. I wasn't familiar with this brand. They look very exciting. I'm going to try them!

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  76. Hey Pearl,

    The clasp on the 3rd bracelet is intriguing and leather always looks very luschious :) Thanks for the chance to win.

    Vicky;)

    victoria _ farrell at hotmail dot com

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  77. That would be awesome. You can never have enough beads! And I never won anything so far.
    I'm a subscriber and FB fan.

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  78. Wow , those leather bracelets look lovely , would love to win these .

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  79. I'm not a bracelet wearer but I would wear these! And would love to make them, too.

    Thanks!

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  80. Thanks for the chance, Pearl. I am an e-mail subscriber to your blog.

    elissa_ryan at yahoo dot com

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  81. oh i dream of new supplies like this... its April and still snowing here ! AUUUGGGHHH !

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  82. These bracelets are really cool. Definitely not your typical old fashioned coil crimp endings. I love the one piece clasp. janeihart66@aol.com

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  83. What cool bracelets! So casual chic. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. Free beads? GOODY! Couldn't help myself. I'm an email subscriber to your blog, a FB fan & I follow you on Pinterest.
    Thanks for the chance to win,
    Barbara,
    cameronbarbara@ymail.com

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  85. Pat Buchanan, Pbuchannan@aol.comApril 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I have seen the Regaliz leather and beads before, but was reluctant to try them because of the price of materials. Going to have to hit the penny jar. These are really nice.

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  86. Love licorice leather bracelets

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  87. Yvonne D./yrd@hotmail.comApril 9, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Hi,

    I love the leather bracelets, especially the orange one. It would be great to win the prize and make my own!

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  88. With leather the most important and most difficult part is to get the right closure and these clasps look really great

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  89. Thank you Pearl, love the opportunity to try the trendy leather bracelets, I hope I win. I am a follower and have a blog.

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  90. I would go wild ! Wonderful items! Please contact me at baymoondesign@gmail.com

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  91. Like these. Will look great with the more casual shorts and tees for summer.

    thanks again Pearl for a great idea

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  92. These bracelets are so impressive, yet so easy to wear. Another great giveaway! Thank you Pearl!

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  93. Love the bracelets you made! I am a blog subscriber. And a Facebook follower.

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  94. I am always amazed by the creative and beautiful new things that come on the market for making jewelry.
    The Regaliz bracelets are awesome !

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  95. I would love to be entered to win.

    I am a blog follower.
    Twitter follower: @barleecreations
    Google+ follower: Linda Barlee

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  96. Innovative Leather... very cool and different from what I see here in NJ.
    tdsollog@yahoo.com
    http://saintsalvage.blogspt.com

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  97. These are great! So versatile.

    Darci
    Rleypark2@gmail.com

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  98. I love Goody Beads Mirage beads and Mood beads. It would be wonderful to win $50.00 worth of beads!
    Karen
    eric-karenholden@comcast.net

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  99. Pearl, you did a great job on those bracelets! Please give Goody Beads a big thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  100. shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/shirley.j.moore.12

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  101. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ShirleyMoore235/status/321708603956396033

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  102. I'm a fb fan.
    but i'm in Greece :( ...
    Awesome bracelets!!! giannatoy@yahoo.gr

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  103. Wow, those look so fun to make! I love the closure on the last one!

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  104. I pinned your wonderful giveaway!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/142707881914790806/

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  105. Great giveaway! I just love your blog!!!
    Vikki
    vikkivaughn@msn.com

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  106. I love this post. I love making jewelry as gifts and for myself. I hardly ever buy jewelry anymore, I just make it!
    cleverzeke@yahoo.com

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  107. I love your bracelets and especially the potential for unisex designs. Males are hard to design for but these are perfect!!
    If I won you can find me at Lindalelli@hotmail.com
    Thankyou for this awesome opportunity!!

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  108. very cute! iamladycupcake at gmail dot com

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  109. The Goody Beads are awesome!!!!!!

    via email

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  110. I love Goody Beads! I have ordered from them several times, and they always arrive quickly and neatly packaged! Pretty please count me in for this amazing giveaway!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  111. I am a follower of your awesome blog!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  112. I'd love to win this giveaway. Ana Cravidao (acbeads AT gmail DOT com)

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  113. I'm a follower to your blog. I find it very interesting and I love the diversity of subjects.

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  114. I've shared on my Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/acbeads0/posts/517240388332671
    acbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  115. I would love to win. You made so beautiful bracelets.

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  116. Hello,
    I hope, I'll win these amazing giveaway:)
    Regards!
    magoba555@gmail.com

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  117. Hello again:)
    I am a blog subscriber too:)
    Regards!
    magoba555@gmail.com

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  118. I'd love to try some of those awesome bracelets!!
    thanks for the giveaway
    Cindy momquilts_1@yahoo.com

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  119. Great giveaway. Please count me in :)
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  120. A subscriber via email.
    I follow you on twitter as @LitBir
    I follow you on FB as LitTle BiRd
    I follow you on Pinterest as LitTle BiRd

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  121. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/LitBir/status/323154659118305281

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  122. I would love to win a gift certificate, but I'm already a winner because now I have a source for soutache braids and cord, yay! Just in case 'tho, I am Lisette.root@yahoo.com and Lisette Root on Facebook

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  123. o goody... thanks for the giveaway...

    aetiquette at gmail dot com

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  124. Not only am I a subscriber of your blog, I love the links and tutorials your provide as well as tips, tricks, and information! I've been eyeing these components by Regaliz for a while now, and would love a chance to use them. I also subscribe to Goody's page for all their ideas and great sales. So, thank you to everyone involved in this give-away!
    njbrand@sbcglobal.net

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  125. Would love to get some Regaliz leather and components, have been *lusting* after them for a long time. Great post and fun contest. Thanks !! talktolindac@gmail.com

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  126. I'm sure I'm too late for the give-away, I just wanted to say those are some awesome bracelets!

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  127. Love Love Love working with the leather and would love to win this giveaway. First thing I do when I turn on my computer is check my email for your post I get so many ideas and love the how to. I hope to win but I wish good luck to everyone :)
    Janice
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllAboutJewelrybyJan

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  128. Love those bracelets. Inspiring me to make some.

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  129. I want to make jewelry my 16 yr old granddaughter would wear. Right now she has out grown the bracelets I used to make her with the glass beads. These are perfect for her! I love them!

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  130. I'd love to make those beautiful bracelets but I'm scared!! How do I take that first step?

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  131. What a lovely package, please enter me for a chance at it!
    Cathy

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