Monday, June 16, 2014

Endless Leather's $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, June 16, 2014 107 Comments

Endless Leather, a German international company is well named.  They have a huge stock of all kinds of European leather cord. Their handpicked stock includes "braided bola cords, finest calf laces, nappa leather cords, stitched and braided, cords made of finest salmon leather, suede, printed leather, exotic leather lace and much, much more!"  


They do wholesale as well as offer graduated prices for artisans. You need to create an account with them to see the prices. They sell by the meter which makes sense for artisans who make a lot of leather jewelry.

I got to review some of their excellent quality leather supplies including some great clasps and end caps.  I am sure the reason why European leather bracelet designs are so very, very popular is the contemporary stylish look. While they are easy to make, there are ways to customize the designs even further.  Here are some ideas for you!



First of all, I didn't know we could get camouflage suede!  This round stitched suede (#16550) is great for masculine jewelry. An awesome magnetic stainless steel clasp (#88200) is all that is needed to add a little focal to the simple design. They have a nice selection of both matte and polished stainless steel clasps.


My absolute favorite from this sampling is the silver recycled leather (#18050) which I made into a triple wrap bracelet.  I hade a choice of magnetic flat pewter closures in either silver plate or antique silver.

While there is nothing wrong with a plain silver leather bracelet, I created my own wire work slider focal using a large crystal and a metal square as embellishments.


Little strips of leather from the leftover pieces can be made into earrings!  I riveted eyelets to the top of the strips. I punched holes at the other end of the strips. Then jump rings to connect some cool zinc findings I had and viola!  The silver leather strips take the place of solid metal ones!


One tip about cut edges of leather.  You can leave them bare but I think it is better if you colored it. As this was a silver leather, I used silver Gilder's Paste to coat the edges.  I've been known to use black marker pens too (see first link below)!


The blue 2.5 mm Nappa round stitched leather (#14009) was so pretty.  There was about 1 m of it so I used it all with a beautiful sterling silver clasp (#86010).  It can be worn as a 5 wrap bracelet.  I slipped on some zinc metal tubes which were lightly held in place with metal rondelles.  These were grouped as sets of 3.

It is also convertible as it can also be worn as a simple 2 strand necklace!


Most would use leather as a cord necklace.  But consider using lengths of it in innovative ways. The thick (5 mm) crocodile print stitched leather in black-brown (#14750) is usually meant for bracelets. What I did was to create a statement necklace using 2 lengths of this leather with a bit of wire wrapping and coil wire work.




Giveaway
If you would like to make your own trendy European leather jewelry, then  have a go at this Endless Leather $50 gift certificate giveaway. 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 23 , 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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107 comments:

  1. Love to learn new techniques and this looks like fun. Hope I win!

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  2. Pick me!I would love to win. What a great giveaway, Thanks so much.

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  3. I love leather and would love a chance to win some of their leather to play with.

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  4. I'm a blog subscriber both by following your blog with google and by newsletter.

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  5. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/478524764844072960

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  6. I really enjoyed this article...lots of great ideas. Plus a giveaway! Thank you for all your info you provide!

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  7. Love your blog and that leather-I am a subscriber and enjoy all your great info

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  8. Pearl, you have the best giveaways! Once again, you have found a fantastic supply company to add to my list!

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  9. I tweeted about the giveaway as well.
    https://twitter.com/ShirleyMoore235/status/478530012329414657

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  10. Thank you for this giveaway ! I would love the chance to use leather.

    I am a blog subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  11. You have a wonderful design sense and I'm always in envy of your creations. Blog follower, FB follower, on your mailing list...please put me in. BTW, all of a sudden the comments on my blog require moderation, which they never did before, and yours sat for quite some time before I knew it was there. My apologies.

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  12. I always stalk your blog. I am just getting into playing with cord and my seeds this would be an awesome win!

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  13. AND I'm a newsletter subscriber.

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  14. So eligant, I love what you can do with leather. Patricia trish128@gmail.com

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  15. Love the look of the leather!! Thanks for the great giveaway :) I've shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. I'm also an email subscriber and blog follower :)

    litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  16. I love leather cord and the great findings that come with it. And your statement necklace is stunning! Thanks for this giveaway!

    dora dot moreland at gmail dot com

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  17. I love working with leather and now I am excited to have a new source with what looks to be a great variety of quality leathers! Thanks for this post.
    mommamyres@hotmail.com

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  18. I have never worked with leather and would love to win ths.
    Treasa

    via email

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  19. Glenda RutherfordJune 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    I would love to learn to make leather jewelry!! I still read The Beading Gem's Journal everyday. You have some great articles.
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  20. I love this leather!! Thanks again for your "finds". I look forward to reading about them each day.
    Carol
    www.DesigningIt.etsy,com

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  21. I was already in love with leather and then I saw the selections from Endless Leather. I'm now in awe. Win or not, I'll be a new customer real soon.

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  22. Love working with leather and would love to win :)

    Janice

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  23. Woo Hoo Leather :) pick me pick me

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  24. I love the 5-wrap bracelet/necklace in blue and silver and got a big kick out of the camouflage suede since camouflage is "business casual" here in Georgia, lol! Thank you both for the giveaway.

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  25. Great materials! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. I follow you by email so I don't miss a post!

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  27. I've always liked leather for men's jewelry. In fact, I have several leather bracelets. I found a little shop on Cape Cod that had leather bracelets that you add some really cool beads to. You wouldn't think that beads wold work that well for men, but the beads themselves are what make the bracelets. My daughter has started using a lot of leather for really nice feminine jewelry.

    Wayne Wiley

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  28. Hi Pearl,
    Like everyone else I would love to win this. I am a blog subscriber and have pinned your give away:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907191076356/

    Thanks again!

    zanc@att.net

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  29. Amazing products. I can't wait to make something wonderful.

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  30. I already commented, and I am subscribed to your blog....so I hope you can find me....rocknutzaz@yahoo.com

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  31. I love the variety of the leather offered & the design ideas & tips are great! I haven't started making leather jewelry yet, but this is inspiring me to try it.

    I'm already a subscriber to your blog & follow you on Facebook.

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  32. Love!Love!Love! What wonderful ideas and techniques. Didn't know that leather can be so feminine. Thank to give a chance to win that lovely necklace.
    I'M a suscriber .
    Have a nice day.

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.co,

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  33. Those are very cool, Pearl. I think adding some glass beads would make a great addition to leather!

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  34. of course I'd love to win this!!!
    Linda Gallup email subscriber

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  35. I really love your blog and I read it everyday. I get the most amazing ideas. I already work with the leather. but this is a new source. thank you.
    Linda Gallup email subscriber

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  36. I have been a fan of leather in jewelry since the days of macrame. Beautiful products!

    clanigan@flash.net

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  37. Pearl, these are great ideas, thanks! I subscribe to your blog, too!

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  38. Love the many ways you used the different leathers and the accompaniment of wonderful findings. I will definitely have to check out their website. :)

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  39. I've been a follower of your amazing blog for a number of years now. :)

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  40. I've been wanting to work with leather for a while now and this would be the perfect opportunity! Thanks for the great giveaways.

    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  41. Oh Wow Pearl! When I saw that first necklace I thought what a gorgeous necklace this company is showing! Then when I read that you had made it I smacked myself on the head!! Forgive me?

    Everything you made was simply stunning! I even thought the man's bracelet stood out from the crowd's normal run of the mill stuff.

    Simply beautiful leather and findings - I'm going to go have a look at what they have to offer!

    But....like usual put my name down for a try at the contest. You never know - maybe Lady Luck will turn her face in my direction - hahahaha!

    Aims @ bigbluebarn@gmail.com

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  42. I love leather and I love what you've done with it here. Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! I'm also a blog subscriber.

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  43. I love this thick leather and the looks accomplished with it and would love to win this gift certificate to give it a try

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  44. I am so in love with these leathers. I would be thrilled to win.

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  45. Joan McSherry

    A nice Article on leather. I have just started using leather in some of my Designs It is a fun and yet another way of using a beautiful product.

    www.etsy.com/shop/jomacjewels

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  46. I have always been a seed beader, but working with leather keeps calling my name. This would be a great way for me to afford to start. Thanks ~*

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  47. WOW WOW WOW! I am so so happy to find out about this company and their awesome products! I have used leather in the past for some of my work, and had some disappointing breakages after items were purchased - but the leather I used was not of the quality - as this leather obviously is! I have recently become a metalsmith and I would love to incorporate this AWESOME leather into my new copper, Nu-Gold and sterling silver line of creations.
    I am a blog subscriber and I have 3 websites: www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/capturedbylori
    capturedbylori.us
    MisDiagnosedMe.wordpress.com....

    It would be an honor to win.

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  48. love leather I follow you on facebook and am on your mailing list if that counts I'd love to win just to get some interesting new colours and textures into my pieces as usually I can only get plain or plaited leather

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  49. Wow! So much inspiration! Thank you for posting this and hosting the giveaway!

    Maria

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/nanaandnina

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  50. Wow, would love to win this one. Love all your great ideas. Thanks Pat S

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  51. Lovely article. I'm really starting to get into using leather also along with copper. Your black/silver necklace is my favorite piece.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  52. Great article! I love working with leather, so this is a perfect resource. Love this giveaway!

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  53. These pieces are so beautiful, and inspiring! Now I want to work with some leather and create also!
    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  54. I subscribe by email. Thanks!

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  55. Pbuchannan@aol.comJune 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Love the look of the textured leathers.

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  56. I so want the camo leather. So need to win this one.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  57. oops, forgot to say that I am a subscriber and sharing this one.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  58. I have just started dabbling in leather and would absolutely love to try this--thanks for all your wonderful posts!
    Lblol@icloud.com

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  59. I have just started dabbling in leather and would love to try these bits. Thanks for all your great posts!
    Laura
    lblol@icloud.com

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  60. What great ideas you have come up with for the leather. I am definitely drawn towards the show piece necklace that I would love to try to develop as I have never worked in leather before.
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  61. What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to try leather and these look great! Maureenwack@gmail.com

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  62. I think I'm just going to buy direct. What a great site and love the ideas you've posted!

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  63. Sharing this giveaway on my Twitter account. http://twitter.com/wildgiftdesigns

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  64. Shared on my facebook page too!

    http://www.facebook.com/wildgiftdesigns

    !!

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  65. My daughter and I have just started to work with leather and I have been hunting for quality components for weeks. Even if I don't win the giveaway, at least I know where to look for clasps and end caps!!
    Email address is: grannazee@gmail.com (just in case)

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  66. Oh, Pearl - love the camouflage suede, such potential! Thanks for sharing.

    victoria_farrell at hotmail dot com

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  67. That looks like some awesome leather! I just love the blue necklace/bracelet. That is so my style

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  68. I shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10203926932403185

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  69. Love them!!! Can't think of the possibilities.
    www.ivoryvines.com

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  70. great ideas and awesome resource

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  71. Sounds like some very interesting projects. I would love to try them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. I am a blog subscriber. I would love the chance to win some of their leather products! maryredman@tds.net

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  73. I love your jewelry designs with the leather. I am a subscriber.

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  74. I love your jewelry designs. I love to make jewelry with leather. sgraham1106@gmail.com and ssg1106@gmail.com

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  75. Very classy looking jewelry.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. Inoreader subscribe (RSS Feed)

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I have totally gotten into creating with leather. I rely a lot on your wonderful ideas and tutorials. My website is www. heavenlanecreations.com . Email is andrea@heavenlanecreations.com . thanks for all you do for the Beading community.

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  78. Leather and clasps for leather come in so many different shapes and sizes now that can make some unique jewelry. Of course, I'd love to win :) I am a blog follower.

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  79. I would like to win this give-a-way. I am a follower of your blog. Louise

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  80. I've been searching for a leather supplier and this one is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks!

    I follow your blog and subscribe to your newsletter.

    marytown79@gmail.com

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  81. I love the flat silver leather and the clasps.

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  82. I subscribe thru bloglovin'.

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  83. Thanks for all the excellent advice and inspiration. I look forward to your emails.
    peace & love, natali

    www.natali.ca

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  84. Hi Pearl! Please include me in the giveaway!! I am a follower of your blog, FB and Twitter, already shared your post in both networks!
    Thank you!

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  85. I love the look of the leather and metal together. Your blog's are always informative and I look forward to seeing what you have to share with us.

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  86. I have received a sample pack with small pieces of leather cords from "Endless Leather" in the past.

    They do have lovely leather and excellent quality.

    Would love to win. :D

    Forgot to mention, I'm a subscriber to your blog and get email updates.
    Adres is: violetmoon.nl@gmail.com

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  87. Leather is such a fun & exciting item to work with! Looks like Endless Leather has quite a selection... (would love to win!)
    mnludvik@earthlink.net
    I am a blog follower & a true fan.

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  88. Great giveaway. Would love to have a chance at this one.
    celticartwitch@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Barb

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  89. Your wirework is perfect Pearl, not to mention the very feminine design you have created! Thanks for sharing!

    Bonnie

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  90. Wow! Some really innovative ideas today (as always!) Seriously creative thinking!

    I'm a blog subscriber: lauraproudman@gmail.com

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  91. gorgeous shop, please count me in!
    email subscriber: deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  92. I would welcome the opportunity to work with more leather. This is a great giveaway. Have my fingers crossed. Jana: skladan@rogers.com

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  93. Love the designs and ideas with leather cord.
    hope I win this one.
    carolhettenbach@msn.com

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  94. i am just starting to get interested in leather and would love to attempt working with it. thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. I'd love to do some work with leather. Your giveaways are all so great. Keep up the great blogging work!!

    ~Ariel (krazykat13@gmail.com)

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  96. Greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netJune 23, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Oh my how I love leather! I am a Blog Subscriber.

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  97. I need to try using leather in my dsigns

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  98. Have done very little with leather. Would love to win this to try.
    Blog subscriber and shout out on FB.
    Thanks
    Marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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