Monday, June 24, 2013

Ecuadorian Hands' $40 Tagua Beads Giveaway

By on Monday, June 24, 2013 88 Comments

 Remember the luscious tagua or beads from previous posts?  Here is another chance to win yourself a pile of them!  These all natural nut beads from Central and South American palms are lovely to work with and warm to the touch.


I received the beads above for review.   Last time I made a wire wrapped necklace using one of the larger tagua beads.  This time round I had a go with the crescent shaped naturally colored beads.  They were unusually drilled - side drilled and only on one tip.


I didn't think I could drill a similar hole on the other tip.  So I simply ignored the hole and started playing with the beads.


The crescent shaped beads seemed to be a good match for the round beads.  Since I cannot solder them together nor did I want to do any wire work,  the solution was to use 2-part epoxy resin clay!  This is the wonderful stuff you use like clay, has adhesive properties and dried hard without using an oven.


The original plan was to make earrings because the eye pins would be buried in the connecting clay.  But these would have been too heavy as earrings so I made a pendant instead.  


I used brown Apoxie resin clay, rolled it out flat and cut out a crescent shape using a round polymer clay cutter.  I then butted all the sections together.  Easy, right?  You don't need a full tutorial to get the idea!

See that blue handled tool in one of the above pictures?  That is a beeswax tipped stick to help me pick up the small Swarovski chatons and place them on the clay.

A little Gilders' Paste (Inca Gold) tarted up the brown clay.  After the clay hardened overnight, I glued a bail behind, threaded a ribbon and cord necklace and voila!


So this is just one way to combine crystals with natural beads and use resin clay at the same time!  Tagua beads are very versatile!

Giveaway
If you'd like to win the $40 worth of tagua beads to create your own awesome designs,  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,  July 1 , 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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88 comments:

  1. I would love to play with these, thank you!!

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  2. I am also an email subscriber

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  3. I just the love colors of these - they would be such fun to play with!

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  4. I'm a blog follower via email, too

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  5. These are awesome. I'd love to have a play with them. I am also an e-mail subscriber.
    Susan
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  6. I really like the pendant you made with these beads.

    I am also a blog subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  7. Really creative use of the beads. I am also an email subscriber.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  8. I would love to try out these new beads. They look great for summer projects.

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  9. What a great idea to make a pendant like that, it's lovely. I would love to win these beads to play with!

    clariel@gmx.com

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  10. I absolutely love what you created with the Tagua beads. I just love the wonderful colors and would enjoy being able to play with the different shapes. Sandy Woerner
    popspet@comcast.net

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  11. Forgot to say, I am an email subscriber too!
    Claire

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  12. It sounds interesting and most importantly the beads are environmental friendly. I would love to have them. I'm a blog subscriber.

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  13. These look awesome!

    I'm a blog follower via email

    danielle.barbaro@gmail.com

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  15. Blog follower here...please enter my name in the giveaway, thanks!

    http://www.whatknotnow.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the idea of doing the clay with them. Years ago I dealt in clay and need to get my hands into it again and do as you did. thanks for the chance to win the beads.

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  17. I absolutely would love to have some of these tagua beads, they are lovely. My email is acreativeatelier at gmail dot com
    Thank you for such great giveaway!

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  18. Love your blog and love, love, love tagua beads!

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  19. I would love to receive these Tagua beads! I've been eyeing them for a very long time. And the design is something I would try, too!

    Thanks, Pearl!

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  20. I'd love to try some designs with these lovely beads!

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  21. I have never used these beads, but would love to!
    Nancy
    nancysopp@gmail.com

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  22. Would love to win these beautiful beads. Just started my jewelry business, would be a great asset. Thanks. Email address: patbrow14 {at} gmail com

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  23. Hello,
    this giveaway is awesome, I would like to win so much...
    Regards!

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  24. I am also an email subscriber:)
    Regards!

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  25. These are gorgeous. Really hoping it's my lucky day!

    erin dot hathaway at gmail dot com

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  26. I am also a blog subscriber (associated email is erin dot h dot norris at gmail dot com).

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  27. I have not been able to make jewelry lately due to eyes. Surgery Tues.
    would love to have these unique beads when I can see again.
    Maria
    mrobin49@bellsouth.net

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  28. I have never used the larger Tagua nut beads, but would like to try. The smaller ones I've had did have really nice color and, of course, were very light weight.
    Pbuchannan@aol.com

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  29. I would love to win these beautiful beads. Michelle
    davbrillc@yahoo.com

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  30. Thank you so much for your blog; I really appreciate it. I also like the creative way you used the tagua beads and would love to try them out!

    my google email is mitziecrider@gmail.com or you can reach me at mitziec@verizon.net or on facebook at Mitzie Crider.

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  31. Really nice colors.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. GFC Follower.

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  33. Google Reader subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. The colours of these beads are beautiful. I love working with natural materials. I am a blog subscriber and look forward to each email. Such good ideas! Thanks.
    lvnfld@yahoo.ca

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  35. Really nice beads and an easy pendent to make....Love it....:)



    suekranick@yahoo.com

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  36. I love Tagua beads - they're so lightweight and versatile!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  37. Oh my word, these beads are totally AWESOME!! Never seen any before, would love to work with them! I subscribe via email. My email address is huddle.candice@gmail.com

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  38. I love these Tagua bead giveaways! So glad to get another chance to win them. And I love what you did with the clay!

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  39. I would love to win these beads!!

    I'm also a blog follewer via email!

    Cndi T

    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  40. I love this, am also a follower of

    Facebook
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    Pinterest

    Cindi T

    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  41. I am fascinated by the tangua nut beads. Love the colours and smoothness of them.
    Great giveaway!

    shirlee1122(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  42. I follow on Facebook :)

    shirlee1122(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  43. I love the pendant1 Great idea to use the beads and clay. I would love to win this beads!

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  44. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  45. I pinned this contest!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/365987907188606460/

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  46. I would love a chance to win these beads. I've been wanting to try some. kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

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

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  48. I follow you on twitter.
    KayzKreationz

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  49. Just tweeted about the giveaway, too. https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/349264272691429380

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  50. Oh, yes, please. I love what you've made and am so inspired to try my hand with these. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

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  51. Hiya Pearl,

    Love the pendant you created, very inspiring.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Vicky;)
    victoria _ farrell at hotmail.com

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  52. Very pretty. I would love to figure out what to do with some of these!

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  53. Such a beautiful and easy to make pendant! Your post has given me many ideas for the Taguas if I am the winner. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  54. I love following your blog, thank you for inspiration!

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  55. wow...I would loveee to play those beads... ^_^
    I am an email subscriber... :)

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  56. What a cute pendant, and you make it look so easy.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  57. I am a blog follower
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  58. Pearl these beads look wonderful,Sure would love to bead with these.I am a e-mail subscriber and enjoy your site.
    Thanks Rose
    rovin79g@hotmail.com

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  59. I love your pendant its so creative! I have never worked with Tagua beads before and would love the chance!

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  60. I am a blog follower and I shared on facebook

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  61. What a neat idea. Love these beads. I am a e mail subscriber. Thank you. Dita

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  62. I follow you through GFC and facebook

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  63. I'd love some exotic beads to feel and play with! Nature still is the best creator :) I am a follower.

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  64. These are lovely! I'd love to try them out on my new projects!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. I'm a subscriber.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  67. I am a blog follower, love these beads and lovely necklace. Thanks sue doindigital at gmail dot com

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  68. WOW, they are beautiful. I always thought that natural materials had a certain charm. skladan@rogers.com

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  69. I would love a chance to play with Tagua Beads again :) I got to play with a clasp once and it was sooo nice :)
    I AM a blog subscriber and I'm sharing this on my FB page :)

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  70. Oh I have heard a bit about these beads before and they look amazing I would love to have a go at making something with them! Ive also subscribed to your blog!

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  71. I would like a chance to play with these beads. Thank you for the oppotunity gloriaallendesigns@gmail.com

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  72. Wow, what unique pieces.You could let your imagination run wild!!

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  73. I would LOVE to win these beads, as I use Tagua Beads often in my collection.
    junebugjewelrydesigns@gmail.com

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  74. I love this pendant It makes me think of Isis horns with solar disc or the Lunar disc, both ancient Egypt gods attributes. Thank you for sharing the creation process!

    I am a blog subscriber and really would love to get my hands on all these yummie beads

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  75. I really love the beads, and using the half moon with clay between it and the round disc was very unique..I like the idea a lot. and the bees wax tip to pick up the Swarovski crystals (great idea)!
    Thank you for sharing this opportunity to win $40 in product.
    Cheri
    creativedesignsbycheri@yahoo.com

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  76. wow another chance to win some fab tagua beads. I follow you on google, feedly and bloglovin.

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  77. Those beads look positively luscious. I would love to have a chance to design with them. Thanks for the opportunity!

    marytown79@gmail.com

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  78. Forgot to mention: I am a newsletter subscriber and also posted this link on my jewelry inspiration board on Pintrest. Thanks.

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  79. what fun it would be to win these beauties! I would love to create something out of these as it`s something `new for me

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  80. Love how you used the crescent bead and connected them. I already subscribe and always look forward to your emails. Thanks Pat S

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  81. Another nice give-away, thanks! Love the colors!

    I'm a blog subscriber and Facebook fan.

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  82. I wonder if the nut will take color dye or markers ? Hope I can find out. Thanks. Poufdone

    wncon@aol.com

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  83. I am a big fan of tagua nuts having colleted tagua carvings for many years now. It's a wonderful renewable source of "ivory". We visited a factory in Ecuador recently and got to see them making the carvings and the buttons. We were amazed at the pod that covers the nuts (really ugly). I'm impressed by your use of the buttons in jewelry which adds a whole new direction for me to explore.

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  84. What a great bead to try out! kathyouthere@yahoo.com

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