Monday, November 18, 2013

Beading Gem's Zazzle Store $50 Giveaway Certificate

By on Monday, November 18, 2013 45 Comments

I'd like to introduce my brand new store on Zazzle called Beading Gem !  It's a collaborative project between mother and daughter.  I'm the one with the ideas and the shop experience, my daughter, an impoverished university undergraduate, has the Photoshop skills.



Zazzle is a clever enterprise where users and shoppers can get unique customized products.  Designers like my daughter and I upload our images to our store. Anyone in any country where Zazzle operates will be able to order and have it produced and shipped from a Zazzle store in their location. We earn a small royalty on each item sold.

The Forever Beading Collection is inspired by an actual sign I photographed in Halifax a few years ago. As you can see the construction workers had a sense of humor! 


At the time, I thought how appropriate it would be to have something like a mug or apron at home to hint to the family bead construction never really ends.  I am always working on one project or another.


Roll on a few years, and our sign now appears on various items like stickers, buttons, clothing, mugs bags, etc  - perfect gifts for beadaholics!


Here is my mug in action on my work table in my basement studio.  Yes, there is tea in it! And yes, the quality is great - the mug has been through several dishwasher cycles.


The strings of beads created for the shop banner became the Beading Gems collection.  It's not just for me. That's because we all making beading gems!  The items are all customizable so adding your name or a recipient's name is a breeze.


Giveaway
If you'd like to win a a $50 gift certificate for something from our Zazzle store,   please make a comment below.  Make sure you leave contact info below 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 but only where Zazzle operates.  See list of countries here.

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, November 25, 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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45 comments:

  1. cool contest - thanks!

    lesleyana1 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I love Zazzle. I've made some mugs and mouse pads with my business logo on them. I love your construction sign and it would be great to have one.

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  3. How fun! And a mother/daughter collaboration makes it even more awesome!!!

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  4. They are sooooo cool! Me please! Me me me! Xxxx

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  5. Great contest!! I've always wanted to get something printed there! Thank you for the opportunity! <3
    ou812amp@yahoo.com
    Jenn S (Fotojennic)

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  6. Love the construction beading logo/sign. Love the contest too.

    studiowass@aol.com

    Carol Wass

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  7. What fun! I can completely relate to the "Bead Construction Never Ends" idea. It describes my life! I have to explore Zazzle more fully so I can do some holiday shopping.

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  8. Uh-oh -- this might be a duplicate comment because my computer is being strange. I can totally relate to the "Bead Construction Never Ends" because that describes my life. I love the idea of being able to customize items & it will help me with my holiday shopping. Thanks, Pearl!

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  9. Great prize. fiona.gilmore@hotmail.co.uk

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  10. Best of luck with the new store and congratulations on taking this step!

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  11. What a clever idea! I would love to win!

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  12. Great ideas for mugs and T-shirts! I LOVE the fact that you are giving us a chance to win!

    I have purchased from both Zazzle and the "other similar company" and I was much more pleased with Zazzle and that is my choice for these kinds of purchases in the future.

    I am a Blog follower.

    Kathy K

    kathy@kurke.net

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  13. Those are really neat ideas!!
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  14. Any of these items would make an awesome gift for the gift exchange for my beading group!

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  15. Good luck with the new venture. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. Very cool ideas. I would LOVE to win this!!!
    Carol
    DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  17. Yes indeed - bead construction really does never end (grammar police may need to work on this comment!)!

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  18. Starting a new business is always a daunting experience. Wish you the best of luck. Your idea for never ending applies to just about every craft project.

    wwiley1233@gmail.com

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  19. Great creativity! Love the construction sign idea. You girls are doing a great job. Thanks for the opportunity. I want the iPad cover! Good luck to all who enter. TorchinGalz

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  20. Congratulations on your new enterprise!

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  21. Love the mug and the construction sign that inspired it!

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  22. How clever of you to get such great inspiration from a funny construction sign.
    Wishing you the very best of success on Zazzle. Between the talents of you and your daughter's photography talents, I'm sure your Zazzle store will thrive. :)

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  23. Love the bead construction sign and products!

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  24. Hi
    I just visit Zazzle and I'm sure I can spend this 50$ easely. Thank for give me a chance to win this contest.

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  25. What a brilliant idea. Mother and daughter combo makes it even better. With me beading never ends to!!!
    Susan Samuel
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  26. Hey Pearl,

    Love the Beading Gem logo. Thanks for the the opportunity to win.

    victoria _ farrell at hotmail dot com

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  27. Such a neat idea!! Love the string of beads, esp on the tote bag. I always need another tote.

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  28. I really like the customizing idea. The construction never ending reminds me of my beading desk and my teacher desk.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  29. I am a fan and subscriber. I love how you always share the great ideas and places to visit.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  30. I hadn't really heard of Zazzle, but that's kind of a neat idea. Would love to win.

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  31. What cute items! Love to win something from your Zazzle store.

    Terri T.
    tbozet@gmail.com

    :-D

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  32. Love the 'Bead Construction' sign - what a neat contest -

    ~cryssT

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  33. Congrats on the new store :) I haven't gotten to fully explore the site, but what I have seen so far is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win :) I'm a subscriber, shared on: FB, google+, Twitter and Pinterest :)

    litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  34. Great idea! Wish you the best of luck with it!

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  35. Great sign. Would be awesome to have one for JEMstudio. Will also give a shout out on my FB page.

    JEMstudio.ca

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  36. Yes, please enter me in this cute giveaway!

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  37. I subscriber to this blog via email.
    I also follow on twitter @barleecreations
    I follow on Google+ as Linda Barlee.

    I tweeted your giveaway on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/barleecreations/status/402851738069118976

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  38. fabulous thanks!

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  39. Love the new sign! What a fun giveaway. Thank you!!

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  40. Congratulations on opening your store!

    I'm a follower.

    beadsophisticate(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. New beadaholic here! Love the info you share and your Zazzle items! Enter me please. :)

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  42. I'm so gonna have my hubby get me the mug.........a beaders work is never done. Love the blog. You guys have some really great ideas. I look forward to seeing the daily post.

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  43. I would SO love to win some of your goodies! :D

    Terri T.
    tbozet@gmail.com

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