Monday, September 9, 2013

Ecuadorian Hands' $40 Tagua Beads Giveaway Certificate!

By on Monday, September 09, 2013 66 Comments

They are back!  Ecuadorian Hands are anxious to promote the natural ivory palm nut beads so they are sponsoring yet another giveaway.  So if you didn't win before, here is another chance!



They are really lovely beads to work with.  Hard and durable yet warmer to the touch than gemstones. Beautifully dyed and polished.  I had previously received the equivalent of what a winner would receive (see below).  The brown ones were rather overshadowed by the other brightly colored beads.


My first design idea required double holes. I actually tried punching a hole in one of them with my strong Euro Punch.  It just about made the hole (see front bead)  so I recommend drilling with a Dremel if you are so inclined!


I then changed my mind and went with a layered design. Silver or gold were wrong for these beads so I went with bright and vintage copper instead! Easy peasy design attaching the tagua beads to filigrees with jump rings.




 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, September 16 , 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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66 comments:

  1. Wow. I'm the first to leave comment? I would love to try this eco materials with my other eco materials.
    Blog subscriber.

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  2. I don't think I've ever noticed the browns before - they're beautiful & the necklace is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for an amazing giveaway!!

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  3. Very nice! love the beads.
    I am an eamil subscriber

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  4. These are lovely! I am a jewelry designer for a local thrift store and I'd love a chance to incorporate these into my work!

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful necklace.
    I would love to try making something like that. I love the Beading Gem's Journal!!
    Thanks, Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  6. I'm fascinate by this new collection of beads. I am a subscriber, but "just in case":
    essenceartist@gmail.com. Thanks,
    Jackie Wennner

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  7. I'm an email subscriber.

    These are a gorgeous, earthy color, and I can see so many possibilities for ways to use them, both alone and in combination with other materials.

    They'd be great with feather work, too!

    Love your blog! So inspirational!

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  8. the beads look understand yet refined and the filigree looks great with the brown

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  9. I follow you on facebook and through GFC

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  10. Wonderful opportunity. Would love to win!
    bethyb00p.bb@gmail.com

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  11. I love these beads! Thank you for the chance to win some of them!

    I am a blog subscriber.

    zanc@att.net

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  12. Thanks for this opportunity! I am a subscriber.

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  13. I am an email subscriber and would like very much to work with these beads.

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  14. I am an email subscriber and would very much like to work with these beads.

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  15. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. I would love to win some of these beads!! I have heard about them but never seen them. Love eco friendly items.

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  17. Hi awesome beads!!!

    sakissger@gmail.com

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  18. Another chance to win those lovely beads !

    I am an email subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  19. I have never worked with beads like this before and would love the chance to try. Love your design with the brown beads.
    Susan
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  20. Beautiful work with beautiful materials! I'd love the chance to work with these.

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  21. I have visite Ecuador and known the Tagua Beads, they are really great to see that they look some much alike Ivory, thus, no more elephants should be hurt, right?
    I am an email subscriber!

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  22. These are beautiful! I'd love to try working with them, thanks!

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  23. Wow I really would like to try to work with these beads they really give me ideas for new designs and I'd love to win some

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  24. I would so love to give the tagua beads a try.

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  25. I follow you through GFC as Shaiha

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  26. I follow you on twitter as Shaiha_.

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  27. I shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10201866524374272

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  28. HI Pearl,

    So great to have this opportunity again, these beads are glorious!

    Thanks for the chance.

    victoria _ farrell at hotmail dot com

    Vicky;)

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  29. Michelle said:
    What beautiful beads. Would love to win these. I am an email subscriber.
    Thank you for giving us a chance to give these beads a home.

    davbrillc@yahoo.com

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  30. Sharon Walsh
    I love the color in the brown ones. Would love to win

    smamabirb@aol.com

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  31. wowww nice beads...
    I would love to win...! :)
    I'm an email subscriber

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  32. The colored ones are really pretty, but I really like the size of the brown ones too. These are really cool beads/accent components.

    I am so sharing this on pinterest.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  33. I am also an email subscriber and fan

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  34. just stunning - I would never have thought to use flat beads like that. I subscribe to your blog using Feedly and will do a blog post on this soon ;-)

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  35. Love the beads and necklace in this post.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Feedly subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. These beads look so great. I would love to gt my hands on some. I love the organic look many of them have.

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  38. I subscribe via email. Thanks!

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  39. I've been making lots of colored jewelry and beads. I am loving silver & gold these days with these lighter colors.

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  40. Looking forward to working with these!! cjlogie@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/PearlsAndDenim

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  41. I sooo want to win some of these beads to try. Thanks

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  42. Just tweeted about your giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/377423871776796672

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  43. I'm a subscriber! Love these beads! I already have ideas! Pick me! Pick me! LOL

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/JaynesPawsForACause?ref=si_shop

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  44. These are lovely! I'm an email subscriber as well.

    jlovelytn@bellsouth.net

    Judy

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  45. Just bought some tagua beads the other day- they're so lightweight and the colors are amazing. Thanks for a chance to win. I follow you by email, on FB, and twitter. My email is charisdesigns@hotmail.com Christie

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  46. I like how the beads go so well with my favourite metal - copper!

    Just me again Pearl.

    Aims -

    bigbluebarn@gmail.com

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  47. Ooohhh... These look wonderful! I live in an area where I have limited access to jewelry-making supplies (I do a lot of online shopping!) & I'm always looking for new & different materials to incorporate into my designs. I'd love to try these.

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  48. Beautiful. Do enter my name. I am a subscriber also.
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  49. Oh lovely , Another Tagua bead give-away ! Wish I win this one . Cant wait to make a beautiful piece for myself , after seeing your lovely necklace tutorial !

    motidana

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  50. I had the brilliant idea to buy the whole nut, slice and color them y use. Ha! It would be much nicer to win some. Thanks grabber.suzanne@gmail.com .

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  51. you have a great blog and email newsletter. I receive it and read it all the time.
    these beads are so natural that I love them. I usually make rosaries, car rosaries and such. just 10 of these beads would make a wonderful set of 1 decade prayer beads.
    thanks for this opportunity!
    madeline at embroiderall@yahoo.com

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  52. I would love these, thank you!!
    I am an email subscriber

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  53. I'd love to give these a try with bead embroidery! Thanks for the offer!!

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  54. Would love a chance to some of these beads. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  55. I would love the chance to try some of these beads. I'm an email subscriber and face book as well.

    crabarb@shaw.ca

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  56. I'd love to work with those beads, they look so nice!

    butterflyprincipessa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. The creative juices are flowing - I want to work these onto a Kumihimo necklace - yeah!

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  58. The creative juices are flowing - let's see these as part of a Kumihimo necklace!

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