Monday, May 20, 2013

The Beading Room's $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, May 20, 2013 138 Comments

Nova Scotia, Canada is a small province.  There aren't really a whole lot of jobs even when times are good.  So when Hollie Ferrall's husband wanted to spend more time at home in the Halifax area rather than work abroad, it made sense to start their own business. It was the only solution if they wished to remain in the Maritimes.  They bought and relaunched The Beading Room in early 2009 and never looked back. An online store made sense as it does not matter where it is located! 

Square Wire for Wire Wrapping
It is a truly family run business as there are only two people, Hollie and Brian doing all the work!  Not all couples can work so well together but they do by sharing the load.  Hollie says she "deals with all the ordering, website, social media, customer service and shipping, while Brian picks, counts and packs all the orders, photographs all the stock as it comes in, and does the free door-to-door deliveries in Halifax on Thursday mornings.  It is a nice way to meet some of our local customers face-to-face!"
Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool Set
They focus mainly on glass and crystal beads as well as accessories and tools.  Their inventory is growing month by month.  Shown here are some of my picks. 

Kumihimo Starter Kit
The Ferralls pride themselves in listening to what our customers want and having a personal relationship with each of them. They do welcome creations and links on their Facebook page.

Miyuki Christmas Present Beading Kit
Giveaway
If you'd like to win a $100 Gift Certificate from The Beading Room for all sorts of goodies,  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,  May 27, 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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138 comments:

  1. Love anything Pearl....I mean Pearl the author of course. You are awesome.

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  2. What a generous giveaway!It is almost impossible to buy square wire here in England, so here's hoping.

    my email is:Katie(at)katie-rich.com

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  3. thank you so much for having a site we can learn from. I am a novice and have learned so much. I would love to win your gift cert.
    Thanks again
    Treasa.brookman@gmail.com

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  4. I'll have to check out their shop. Would love a chance to win.

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  5. Wow, fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  6. And I'm your follower too :)
    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  7. Sounds great! Count me in.

    I shopped at the Befing Room before, great service!

    I am a Facebook follower and a blog subscriber.

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  8. always happy to find another family owned business.

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  9. Oh, I LOVE this giveaway! I have many pairs of earrings and a few necklaces from their old store on the waterfront. They're just lovely people!

    russelljamie@gmail.com

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  10. Yay for a family business. Double yay when they sell beads!

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  11. Looks like a really terrific giveaway! Thank you, and I'm off to check out their website.

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  12. Hello,
    Hollie and Brian are lovely people, met them years ago at a bead show. They offer excellent products and the free home delivery service is a bonus.
    Margaret

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  13. Just started beading, but it's quickly becoming an obsession! Love your blog, Pearl.

    Nicole Hepler
    nhepler@wowway.com

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  14. Thank you for this opportunity. I would love love love to win! I would love to visit the Beading Room in person some day!!!!
    email: dannylions@comcast.net

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  15. Pick me, pick me! I would love to win this giveaway. I am a happy subscriber. My email is acreativeatelier@gmail.com

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  16. I love the way they list their products - wonderful wire, brilliant books..indeed brilliant and would love to win supplies

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  17. I follow you through GFC and facebook

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  18. Good morning Pearl. I would love to enter into this give-a-way. I will be posting this on my facebook page as well.

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  19. What a fantastic giveaway! gb.winners(at)gmail.com

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  20. This looks like a fantastic site. I'd love to get to play around with all their fun stuff.

    erin dot h dot norris at gmail dot com.

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  21. Its awesome giveaway! Thanks!

    priyaluv(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Thank you for the giveaway :)
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. Hi Pearl, I love your blog, it's the first thing I open. Hadn't been on the Beading Room's site but checked them out and added them to my shopping bookmarks. Their site is so well organized and easy to use. Thanks for doing all that you do to make it more fun to bead.

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  24. This is a very generous giveaway !
    I am a blog subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  25. What a great giveaway. Sounds like a lovely business - I he it continues to thrive xxxx
    Jandmmarshall (at) aol (dot) com
    I am a blog follower and Fb follower and will share on the FB xxxx

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  26. I follow via email.
    I follow on twitter as @LitBir
    I follow on Facebook as LitTle BiRd
    I follow on Pinterest as LitTle BiRd

    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/LitBir/status/336482539944415232
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. Hi Pearl

    I discovered Hollie & Brian's "store" a few years ago when I was looking for a Canadian online site for beading supplies. One never knows what a company is like until you actually deal with it. The Beading Room exceeded my expectations — I was delighted by the personal service and the attention to my order. My best wishes on their continued success.

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  29. I learn so many new techniques and find out about all the newest products from The Beading Gem's Journal and The Beading Room. Great resources!

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  30. I love your site I have learned so much I would love to win it would be such a help to me thank you jaylenelaughlin@yahoo.com

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  31. Now this is something I'd love to have. I am so into Viking knit right now. This looks great. celticartwitch@gmail.com

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  32. I'd love to win this. Visiting Nova Scotia is on the top of my Travel Bucket List. So, I will try to support their store.

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  33. Thanks for doing this and I hope your business continues to be a raging success! <3 [onye17 at GMail.com]

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  34. I would love to win the certificate, the only reason I haven't purchased anything from the Beading Room, (I love their broad selections) is due to living in the US.
    Sandy Woerner
    popspet@comcast.net

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  35. Awesome giveaway, and I love that they can work so well together. Thanks Pearl and The Beading Room!

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  36. Yet another fantastic Giveaway. :)
    Count me in.

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  37. As you may know, I'm a follower of The Beading Gem's Journal.

    And now I'm off to check out this couples online shop - it sounds marvelous. :)

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  38. I love hearing about small business that are successful & have a personalized approach. I live where I have limited access to beading & jewelry supplies, so finding out about a new mail order source is a treat. I'd love to win this!!

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  39. Great to hear of your success! Will check out the on-line store.

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  40. Great giveaway!! Going to check out the website now. Thanks!!

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  41. I follow your blog every day. It is so awesome.

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  42. "Help! I tried multiple times to leave a comment, but when I click the "leave a comment" link, it gives me an error message. I would love to comment & possibly win the gift certificate, but the system won't let me. I've left comments on your earlier blogs, & it's always worked in the past, so I don't know why it won't work today."

    via Facebook

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  43. Plan to check this resource out right away. What fun to discover new stuff (design elements sounds better).

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  44. Great write up on this home business. I will have to check it out. Thank you. It would be fabulous to win.

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  45. Yea! Finally, I found a shop with a great wire selection. Looks like I am going to have fun shopping! Great giveaway to get me started.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/AbIntraJewelrystuff?ref=si_shop My Etsy shop Abintrajewelrystuff.

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  46. Very fun giveaway!

    melody(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. GFC Follower.

    melody(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Google Reader subscribe.

    melody(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. What a great story about this business! It is great that husband and wife can work together. They have many wonderful products and it would be great to win this gift certificate! Thank you for the giveaway offer.

    zanc@att.net

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  50. It is so awesome to hear about a couple pursuing their dreams and doing it together, I LOVE to hear stories such as this, Thanks for all your great content Pearl and of course I'd LOVE to win this generous giveaway!!!
    Donna

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  51. What an wonderful prized you guys rock. jennysdesigns@yahoo.com

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  52. What a very generous great giveaway!

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  53. count me in! And of course I am a follower!


    bysalla@gmail.com

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  54. Please include me in your fab giveaway. I will definitely check out their site as I'm always looking for Canadian bead sites/sellers.
    Thanks!
    shirlee1122(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  55. I follow on FB

    shirlee1122(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  56. Great business and great giveaway! Thank you so much!
    Karen

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  57. Awesome giveaway! am stocking up my studio so know exactly what I will get- definitely more tools-you can never have enough tools

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  58. Wow! Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Heather - hilltophaven@gmail.com

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  59. Great story, wishing you both continued great success. Great inventory list.
    Susan
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  60. I follow your blog by email

    and Facebook.

    Today I shared this opportunity on Facebook because every beader likes a treat!

    Thank you and The Beading Room for the giveaway

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  61. Excellent giveaway, as usual Pearl. My wallet would thank you!!! janet119@gmail.com

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  62. Firstly, I love that you have made me aware of a business "in my backyard", Pearl (I live in New Brunswick). I mailorder from suppliers in PEI, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC, in addition to many outside of Canada, but of course I always appreciate more shops in Canada for speedy delivery! I follow you via email. My email is on my blogger profile.

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  63. Shared on Creative Bead Chat FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/CREATIVEBEADCHAT/

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  64. It would be great to be able to shop here. They have lovely beads. Thanks

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  65. There are so many wonderful things the lucky winner could buy and make from their supplies! It would be more than great if I was that lucky one :D
    Thanks for organizing such cool giveaways!
    Ivana
    lingupivana@yahoo.co.uk

    I'm also a blog subscriber :)

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  66. Just love this blog!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!
    marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  67. Oh, I would love to win this one!

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  68. Robin r.charise@yahoo.comMay 20, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Would love to win!!! Thanks for offering such a nice prize.

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  69. You're the only beading blog that I subscribe to now. I've been looking on daily for over 5 years and still enjoying looking at and reading about all the pretty things. Thank you. I would love to be considered for this giveaway please.

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  70. Thank you - its nice to see an international comp. I receive your emails and like you on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sue
    doinDigital at gmail dot com

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  71. Wow, what an awesome giveaway!! I would be honored to receive anything! Thanks so much!
    Angela Robison
    Angexa@yahoo.com

    My website is www.AWRDesigns.com
    My Etsy shop is www.AWRdesigns.Etsy.com

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  72. Hiya Pearl,

    I think they have the perfect way of making a living but I'm not sure I could tear myself away from all the pretties. Thanks for the chance to win, Pearl :)

    victoria _ farrell at hotmail dot com

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  73. I follow your blog by email and on FB. My favorite blog!

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  74. My fav blog! I follow your blog by email and fb.

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  75. Would love to win this one. The Beading Room is a hop-skip-and jump from where I live and I have found many items there that I can't get anywhere else locally.

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  76. Hi, I love your Generous site that is full of info for us to learn from. I am a novice so I need all the help I can get! I am going to start selling my jewellery and I'm calling my jewellery business "Such Pizzazz!"
    I would love to win The Beading Room's $100 Certificate Give Away it is so Generous! and it would be a big help!
    The square wire I cannot find here in Australia.
    Thank you!
    Fiona
    suchpizzazz@hotmail.com

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  77. I'm a blog follower and a facebook fan

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  78. It's wonderful to hear that a husband and wife team have made a go of a business in a place where businesses aren't plentiful. I can hardly wait to here about when they will be changing the name of their business from 'The Beading Room' to The Beading House' because they have moved into the garage! :0)

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  79. You have the best giveaways of any website. You rock, Pearl! Love the idea of winning such a great gift certificate.

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  80. Well I am definitely going to check out the beading room site because I have been looking to get some supplies for doing Viking Knit and I already got the Lazee Daizee Tool but I need some of the other items. Thanks for the link.

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  81. I am a newer fan of this site, but you have been so helpful with your tutorials and of course the great freebies, that I am torn about sharing. I want to let everyone know about your site, but then again, I want to keep it all to myself. I guess I can share since it's so awesome. Thank you!!!!!

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  82. Great giveaway! Awesome!!!
    tdsollog@yahoo.com

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  83. How wonderful! I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks. Debbie
    www.zojja.com
    zojjauniquelyyou@gmail.com

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  84. What a wonderful story.....I love the site and learn so much from it!!! And this is a wonderful giveaway, I know I appreciate it!!!!

    my email is chillwthme@gmail.com

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  85. just learning,, already hooked. would
    love to win a little helping hand :)


    email:
    terryrpheasant2gmail.com

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  86. just learning, would love to win. thanks for the chance :)

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  87. I would love those goodies!!!
    Thanks Pearl. I'm a follower on FB, blog twitter.
    Carol
    designingit

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  88. I'm definitely picking these smiling buddha beads if I win!

    http://www.thebeadingroom.com/agate-smiling-buddha-beads-multicolor-17mm-qty-8in-strand-10/

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  89. Email subscriber, thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  90. What a generous giveaway! I would love to win.

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  91. I follow you thru GFC as Shaiha.

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  92. I shared on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/336711622590615552

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  93. Shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10201073759115636

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  94. I would so adore this prize! And I love your blog!

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  95. Thanks for the great giveaway from such a wonderful company!

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  96. Checked out the shop, and love it! Would be great to win $100 to spend there! bjlv25@yahoo.com

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  97. Yahoo, beads from Canada!! and a great selection of different types of wire. Far nicer to shop there than at the big box stores. Please enter me for this contest and I am a follower on FB and I get the daily news letter...and love it!

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  98. How generous!! The giveaways are getting better and better. Thank you! celticartwitch@gmail.com

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  99. I wish them all the very best of luck with the buisiness !! I would love to win so I can indulge my addiction further. Thanks so much. Linda - talktolindac@gmail.com

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  100. I would LOVE to win! thank you. ou812amp@yahoo.com

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  101. Great giveaway! I am an e-mail subscriber to your blog.

    elissa_ryan (at) yahoo dotcom

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  102. What a nice shop. I would love to win. smamabird@aol.com

    Sharon W.

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  103. thanks for telling us about this business and the giveaway!

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  104. Wonderful shop!!! I would love to win your giveaway!!
    metalhead195817@gmail.com

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  105. It was a delight to visit the Beading Room's site - such a an enthusiastic atmosphere created by their shop sections - who wouldn't be tempted by 'perfect pendants', 'fabulous findings' and 'terrific tools'. It's now a bookmarked beading site for me and of course fingers crossed for the giveaway. Great it is international as it will need to travel all the way to Australia if I'm lucky.

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  106. Already a follower :)

    Jaimi rnjameleon@gmail.com

    What does one do with square wire?

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  107. What a nice selection of wires and beads. The "Beaded Garden" is going on my wish list.
    kaysuet@hotmail.com

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  108. Such a nice thing to do I have been following you faithfully for about 9 months now. Congrats.
    Maria
    mrobin49@bellsouth.net

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  109. OOOh Pick me please. i live in Vermont by the Quebec border...there are NO bead or art supply places within 100 miles or more !
    thanks muchly, eh?
    rhalfmoon@yahoo.com

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  110. What a great giveaway! I follow you by email and on Facebook. Christie

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  111. Great to hear of a couple working well together . I wish them well. Pearl I follow you with Google reader but I guess I'll soon have to choose another method , but for now I just hope to win this giveaway.

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  112. What a great give away! I missed them this year at the Maritime Bead Festival.

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  113. Hope they keep up the good work!

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  114. What a great giveaway! I would love to win :)
    Claire
    clariel@gmx.com

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  115. I would love to visit this store. What a generous offer.
    celticartwitch@gmail.com



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  116. Too cool. Would love to win!!!
    grinchswoman@hotmail.com

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  117. Would love to win and be able to shop away.
    annica.schroder@comhem.se

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  118. Blog subscriber.
    kaysuet@hotmail.com

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  119. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. I am a happy blog subscriber! :)

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  121. Yes please include me in this giveaway!

    I am a blog subscriber, and a follower on Twitter and Google+.

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  122. I tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/barleecreations/status/338008769294368769

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  123. Your site is such a great resource - thank you!

    Terriszoo@msn.com

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  124. They certainly carry a variety of all sorts of things. Winning this gift certificate would be awesome!

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  125. Just shared on fb. Thank you Pearl!

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  126. This is a truly wonderful giveaway. Very thoughtful!
    I posted to Facebook and sent a couple personal emails as well. Plus I follow your blog.

    Thanks for this opportunity to shop at this wonderful store.

    My email is marytown79@gmail.com

    Thanks again...mary

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  127. Thanks for such a lovely and instructive site! I'd love to win!

    My email is Abigail at jewellerybyshalotte@hotmail.com

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  128. thanks for the chance to win the gift certificate. also thanks for posting the tutorial on wire wrapping a cabachon. I have been trying to learn how to do this and not very successful, so this was very helpful.

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  129. Thanks for this wonderful oppertunity!I love everything in the shop A LOT!

    butterflyprincipessa(at)hotmail(dot)coom

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  130. A chance to try something new. Thanks.

    wncon@aol.com

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