Monday, June 2, 2014

Ecuadorian Hands' $40 Tagua Bead Giveaway!

By on Monday, June 02, 2014 62 Comments

Well, it is almost summer so break out the earrings!  Earrings are fun to wear when the weather gets warmer especially if you love happy colors!  Well, here's your chance to win some colorful tagua beads so you can make elephant friendly jewelry.



Tagua beads as many of you already know, are made from the nuts of the ivory palm which grow in Central and South America.  They are a great alternative to real ivory which can only come from the slaughter of elephants.  Last time I wrote about the terrible plight of the elephants due to increased poaching. This time, I created more fun earrings for my store - 100% of net proceeds from the sales of two of the pairs will go to the International Elephant Foundation.

The tagua beads I used included round discs with top drill holes, bead caps and discus like beads with off centered top drill holes :

As usual, I try and design differently.  I used findings which are typically for round beads and placed them on the top for the pink tagua earrings.  I also flattened some pretty bead caps with my nylon hammer and glued them onto the tagua beads!



The orange bead cap style tagua beads were made in simple dangles with antique copper filigree bead caps and copper balls and then framed with a patinated copper oval.


The most fun I had was with the dark blue "discus" tagua beads.  I used some Fire Line to attach a small cluster of seed beads and metal bead caps to the ball head pin (now hidden).  I made large wrapped loops at the upper part of the head pin so the wire just peeks up from behind.  Remember the holes for these beads are off center.


Last but not least, check out this fairly recent picture of wonderful tagua bead carvings sent to me by reader Wayne Wiley, who has made a couple of trips down south to tagua factories. It's easy to see why he loves the beautiful creations.  Thanks Wayne for sharing!


Giveaway
If you would like to make tagua bead jewelry and perhaps do your part and raise awareness of the plight of elephants, then  have a go at this Ecuadorian Hands giveaway for  $40 worth of tagua beads. 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,  June 9, 2014 . 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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62 comments:

  1. I would love to win the beads and do my part for elephants. Thanks for the chance. mitziec@needfulluxuries.com

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  2. Elephant Friendly jewelry sounds good to me! (: And such bright colors! (:
    My e-mail is:
    hbpsab (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. What a wonderful giveaway! I have been using tagua nut beads lately In a few of my pieces. I really like the feel and their light weight nature. Well, here's to hoping I win these!

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  4. I love Tagua beads and would like to work with them again. trish128@gmail.com

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  5. I'd so enjoy working with tagua. And that it's elephant friendly is fabulous! Thank you for the give-away!
    spinningjenny57@hotmail.com
    www.thespiritualspider.blogspot.com

    Bright Blessings,
    Jeannine Bakriges

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  6. These beads are growing on me, would be nice to win some and try them. Lots of colors!

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  7. Such vibrant colors would love to make jewelry with them peggywhiz@cableone.net

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  8. Oh my. I am fairly new at beading and these are beautiful beads. Vibrant colors. I would be blessed to win these beads and save our beautiful elephants.

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  9. I would really like to win these beads and help to support the elephants. Louise

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  10. What an awesome opportunity and a GREAT cause that any Beady person should love to be a part of... Thanks so much! I am sharing this on My little Beady World & personal FB pages, as well as with my Bead Chat (hosted by Auntie's Beads)group! Thanks again!

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  11. I've never used Tagua beads. It's time.

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  12. I love how you have incorporated beads and beadcaps innovatively. Thanks for hosting another giveaway

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  13. I follow you on twitter, facebook and GFC

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  14. Who wouldn't love to have these beautiful and colorful beads. Thanks
    for the chance. Michelle davbrillc@yahoo.com

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  15. I remember the first blog because it really tugged at my heart strings. Thank you for standing up for them and the carvings are amazing, with so much detail.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  16. I love elephants so any bead that is elephant friendly is great by me. I am curious if the birds shown in the photo are actual beads--I didn't see any holes. Lovely!!

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  17. I am a blog follower. Thanks for the chance to win such pretty beads.

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  18. Hello,
    I love elephants and I'd like to win the Tagua beads:) Thank you for the chance to win, regards!

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  19. What a blinkin' brilliant idea to use flattened bead caps as embellishments! I'll be doing that in future, for sure!

    I'm a subscriber: lauraproudman@gmail.com

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  20. Hi Pearl,
    I'd like to enter to win and thanks for another giveaway.
    I know Wayne and he is a fabulously talented artist and a very kind man. He is into so many crafts/hobbies and does them all beautifully!

    Zan

    zanc@att.net

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  21. I pinned your giveaway:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907190966870/

    zanc@att.net

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  22. Forgot yo say I am a subscriber too!

    zanc@att.net

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  23. The pink earrings are so very pretty!And thanks for raising awareness about elephant poaching. sadly, it's getting worse. But, if we all do our little part...
    Anyway, just wanted to say how much I like what you made. I'm an email subscriber, FB fan & Pinterest follower.
    cameronbarbara@ymail.com

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  24. Jubilee Creations by JoyceJune 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    I would love to have the opportunity to win these awesome beads. Your designs are lovely and inspiring! joycehorton@hotmail.com

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  25. I collect elephant items of all sorts. I recently acquired a note book made of out elephant dung paper in support of the Millennium Elephant Foundation. I am a beader and crocheter and would love to incorporate these beads into my work. I will be sharing this on both my facebook pages, mine and www.facebook.com/PansiesPunctilios. Thank you for a very informative blog.

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  26. Another chance to win these beads ! Thank you !

    I am a blog subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  27. Colors Colors Colors! that's what we need for the summer look. Never work with tagua beads but sure i like to try. Thank to give us a chance to win this geveaway.

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  28. Hi Pearl,

    What a surprise to see my picture in your blog! Thanks. Your jewelry creations have opened up a whole world of new ideas for me. I originally started collecting Native America stone, sea shell, and antler carvings of animals called fetishes. The tagua nut carvings made it possible to extend my collection to other native cultures.

    As always, enjoy your blog.

    Wayne Wiley

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  29. I also pinned the giveaway to pinterest and am a subscriber. One of the pictures for pinning that came up was the one of my carvings and I have to admit that I was sorely tempted to use it, but I swallowed my pride and pinned the one of your far more beautiful jewelry.

    Wayne Wiley

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  30. Would love, love, love some Tagua beads. via email

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  31. Oooh Pearl I love your earrings! They are really unique!

    I still enjoy playing along so add my name for a chance to win the Tagua beads.

    I will donate my first sale of a necklace again to the elephant foundation - it is such a worthwhile cause!

    Aims @ bigbluebarn@gmail.com

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  32. I love these beads and love they use their profits to save elephant. I look forward to working with these bright cheery beads.

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  33. I love these bright beautiful beads and look forward to working with they. Impressive that profits go the save the elephants.

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  34. greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netJune 2, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Helping precious elephants, what a great cause! I subscribe to your blog and posted on Pinterest.

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  35. I've always loved tagua nut beads, especially in all of the colors they come in! I've never had a chance to work with them so this would be a wonderful prize to win. :)

    Susan LaCroix
    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  36. Very interesting beads... would love to experiment with these in my designs.
    Carolhettenbach@msn.com

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  37. Wow Love these Tagua beads seen so many lovely designs made with them- I really want to get the chance to make some of my own- and definitely want to do my bit for the elephants as well

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  38. I love these beads and the story behind them. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  39. I subscribe via email.

    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  40. I love those earrings and what a great cause! I would love a chance to play with some Tagua Beads.

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  41. I follow your blog through GFC

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  42. I follow you on twitter as @Shaiha_

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  43. I shared through FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10203819148948666

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  44. I shared through twitter,

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/473553290220023808

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  45. I also shared this contest on Pinterest.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/40039884161912627/

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  46. The beads look beautiful and whom so ever should win will be one very luck person.
    Thank you for yet another wonderful giveaway. Best of luck to all who've entered. :)

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  47. H Pearl,

    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful products.

    victoria_farrell (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  48. Check out my facebook page www.facebook.com/TantraJewelry ... and you will see a lovely flower necklace with big bold tagua nut beads...
    Cheers!
    Mehermb@yahoo.com

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  49. I would do almost anything to help save the elephants! Sign me up!

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  50. I follow your blog on bloglovin!
    Pupton58@gmail.com

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  51. These are very nice beads.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Inoreader follower (RSS Feed).

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Wow.... What an inspirational way to help save the elephants! More about the 'ivory' replacement needs to be said! Ivory really does look better on the elephants!

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  54. This is truly a great cause. I shared on pinterest and I'm also subscribe to your blog. I would love to win and make some jewelry. Carely07@yahoo.com

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  55. Beautiful natural material ... and there don't seem to be any such beads available here.

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  56. I love these! And the little birds made from them are adorable!!! My email is elvetter01 at gmail dot com I'm a blog subscriber as well. Thanks!

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  57. I love the vivid colors of these beads!

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  58. Thank you so much for such an awesome give away,I would love to get my hands on some of these gorgeous beads. I am a blog subscriber.

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  59. I would love some of their wonderful beads, thank you!!!
    I am an email and blog subscriber, and I love your posts.

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  60. Love the Tagua beads:). Love your earring designs. Great inspiration and beautiful creations.

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  61. Love those Tagua Beads. I'm also a blog subscriber. :))
    Thank you !

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  62. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Anything that helps the elephants is a good thing.

    beadsophisticate@gmail.com

    Oh - I'm a blog subscriber.

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