Monday, June 30, 2014

House of Gems' $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway for Jewelry Making Supplies

By on Monday, June 30, 2014 78 Comments

I first learned of House of Gems when I stumbled on a tutorial that they were sharing on Slideshare. They are a 28 year old California based jewelry supply company which prides itself with offering products at wholesale prices.  They accomplish this by eliminating the middlemen and sourcing directly from manufacturers. Since 2009, they are entirely an online business.


They sent me some supplies from their pave selection for review.  Anyone who loves bling will love pave beads as the crystals are set close to each other for the uber effect! I especially love the pave tubes because they make good focals for necklaces.

I must confess many of my initial ideas fail.  It is actually good to fail because the attempt is a learning experience and on trying again, the design path becomes clearer.

I thought the wonderful delicate but strong stainless steel chain would work to string the components as it was fine enough to pass through the holes.  Metal beads on either side of the pave tube would help center it. But it all seemed so ordinary and not enough pizazz for this beautiful focal. So the stainless steel chain will have to wait for a future design!


In the end what I did was to make some wire coils and deliberately curved them.  This made the necklace better fit the curve of the neck and looked cool too!  




I had originally planned to use the crystals I received for the spool knitted wire portion of the gold pave necklace.  But when I started playing with them, I decided on other more gold tone glass seed beads.  






I made just simple dangles with the small gold pave crystals but added brass elven or elvish ear wires.  Doing something different with part of the design makes it unique.


Note that House of Gems imports from all over the world, but 95% of the chains and findings are made in the United States. In an effort to reward customers, House of Gems has a Frequent Buyers' Discount program in place that begins accumulating from your very first purchase and is automatically implemented by the site itself. There are also quantity discounts in place and they offer a lot of other promotional coupons via our Social Media sites." 

Giveaway
If you would like to win $75 worth of jewelry making supplies from House of Gems, 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 7, 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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78 comments:

  1. I can make some pretty cool stuff with this giveaway. I'm going to the House of Gems web to have a look right now.
    Janice
    I'm a blog member

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  2. I am a follower of your blog. Winning this gift certificate would be wonderful. Louise

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  3. Thank you Pearl, I have learned so much and made so many contacts and sources from your blog. I will definitely tell the world about this giveaway.
    patti.panuccio@gmail.com in case I win.

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  4. wow - both necklaces are blingy but I really like the spool knit version. I would love to win and try out some pave set focals

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  5. I follow you on GFC, twitter and facebook

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  6. I absolutely LOVE the first necklace in the article - the silver and purple. Stunning!

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  7. Oh, and I am a blog follower via RSS Feed.

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  8. Beautiful jewelry!!!!! Would love to be able to get a gift certificate!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!

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  9. I love how you reworked the blue set...you really made it stand out. Thanks for the give away also.

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  10. I wasn't sure where to comment....hope one of these is correct. I am a subscriber to your site.

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  11. A lovely giveaway! Thank you for the possibilities. spinningjenny57@hotmail.com
    www.thespiritualspider.blogspot.com

    Bright Blessings,
    Jeannine Bakriges

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  12. I love this type of bead. I would love to win it. So many possibilities of design/
    thank you

    via email

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  13. Absolutely love the pave tubes.

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  14. Would love to win. Thx! Mitziec@ verizon. Net

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  15. Would love to win! These tube beads are fabulous! Thanks Pearl :)

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  16. These components are just beautiful. I have so many ideas about ways to make stunning pieces from them. Love to get the "you won" notice! I am off to your website to check out everything and sign up for this blog!

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  17. I just finished browsing at the shop, the gemstones are also gorgeous!!!
    So many beautiful things, I hope I am lucky this time :-)
    I am an email subscriber and I follow on GFC (deb_oro), FB (Despina Vnt) and Pinterest (DESPINA VNT)
    I also shared the giveaway here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282600945342549743/

    Thank you,
    Despina
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  18. I generally use pretty delicate beads, but I'd love to try something more bold; I particularly like the way you've made big chunky wire coils for the blue necklace- for me, they add a really strong tribal feel.

    I'm an email subscriber: lauraproudman@gmail.com

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  19. Ohh I'm loving these bead tubes. Your designs are beautiful. Love the gold one the best, but then again....

    Cindi T

    Muttilouthomas@gmail.com

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  20. Omigosh! These are amazingly beautiful & I love the jewelry you created with them. My mind is spinning with all the possibilities using these components.

    I have been a subscriber to your blog for quite a while & follow you on Facebook. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

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  21. The possibilities for uses with the tube crystals is very exciting!!! Thanks for the ideas...barb via email

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  22. Another great giveaway Pearl!
    I am a blog subscriber, I want to enter the giveaway and I pinned this giveaway.

    zanc@att.net

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  23. WOW, I like these beads! weaveca@gmail.com

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  24. I love what you did with the components. Would love to win some!

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  25. Cool! would love to win this.
    dmcclane@comcast.net

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  26. What great designs! And thank you for introducing me to a new supplier.

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  27. I follow your blog through GFC as Shaiha

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  28. I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10204030308227516

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  29. I shared this contest via Pinterest.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/40039884162051859/

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  30. I shared via twitter

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/483655189417955328

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  31. Wow, very nice. I'd love to play with those beads and findings.
    andree.caron@yahoo.ca

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  32. Yes! All of these very lovely components. I am especially attracted to the long pave tube beads, but do wonder about how long the crystals will stay in place-obviously I have crystals fall out/off of beads. I will be going to this store to check it out. The 2 necklaces shown are very attractive in their choice of colours. Thank you for a chance to win some lovely beads.-patricia@savage.ca

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  33. I don't know how you continue to come up with such interesting items. Congratulatins. If I need to give you more compliments to win the giveaway, let me know. Just kidding - your blogs are always the first item I open every day.

    Wayne wiley

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  34. Love the way they both turned out. Would love to win and play with some of their items.

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  35. Just tweeted about House of Gems, your post and the giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/483673579607699456

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  36. I really like what you did with the samples they sent you Pearl. And learning from failure is a hard road and one I absolutely hate too (many lashes across the back)!

    Your earrings - and the link to making the elven earwires are wonderful - thank you!

    I too can't express enough how grateful I am for the many things I have learned from you on a daily basis!

    And I am going to search out House of Gem's right away!

    Put my name in again - I'm always game to play as you know -

    Aims @ bigbluebarn@gmail.com

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  37. So pretty and different from what I'm used to. I would love to win and get a chance to try out a new company. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. I also follow and subscribe via email.

    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  39. Going straight over to the House of Gems site now too have a look as these supplies look absolutely gorgeous. Great giveaway.
    Susan
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  40. Greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netJune 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    House Of Gems sounds wonderful. Will definitely check them out! I am a blog subscriber.

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  41. Would love to enter this giveaway! I think the necklace you made is exquisite! So going to check out their site! (dannylions@comcast.net)
    Thanks!
    Sue O'Mullan

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  42. I found this website about 4 months ago and I liked it very much. Would be fun to win the gift certificate.
    Thanks for this contest.

    marytown79@gmail.com

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Will definitely check out your website! grinchswoman@hotmail.com

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  44. Thanks for the offer. I follow your blog and enjoy your posts.

    geri.actor@comcast.net

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  45. Pearl, it's always good to learn about new suppliers. I'll be checking them out!

    I really like what you did with the coils on that first necklace too :)

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  46. 75$ to make jewelry, sure I want to win. I like all off the necklaces you show us and earing too. Thank to give us a chance to made those cute jewels.

    Linda

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  47. Would love to win this one! Love your blog and love House of Gems!
    Kimatlsu@aol.com

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  48. I learn so much from your posts. Would love to win $75 to spend on craft supplies.

    Love what you did with the pave beads.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

    TrY

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  49. first time I have come to this site and am very interested in the supplies you offer and winning the gift cert. would be a wonderful boost to crafting!!

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  50. This is very pretty jewelry!

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  51. Inoreader subscribe (Rss Feed)

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  52. I checked the site and this is a lavish giveaway! I would love the opportunity to create with their beads and findings! I am a blog follower.

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  53. I would love to win this prize package. I have just begun beading again after a year and a half lapse. So much has kept me away from my favourite past-time. I am so happy to be able to pick up where I left off. I love creating my own designs and learning from others in the journal.

    via email

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  54. Hi Pearl,

    Thanks for the chance to win - love the bling!

    Cheers

    victoria_farrell at hotmail dot com

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  55. Thanks for the Great opportunity!

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  56. Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! There website is full of eye candy.

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  57. I follow your blog on bloglovin.

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  58. Shared on Facebook and Pinterest.

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  59. Such beautiful pave beads - lovely colors. Very nice of you to host a giveaway. Will be checking out House of Gems.
    ~cryssT

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  60. The coils did make really cool.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  61. I am a blog follower and subscriber. Hope to win this giveaway.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  62. Ooh,sparklies! I love this giveaway and I hope I win. Thank you for bringing us this wonderful chance.

    Sue (a blog member)

    suelacroix@gmail.com

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  63. Thanks so much for having this giveaway! If I happen to win you can contact me at jaclynndabbs@gmail.com

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  64. I already have many ideas just looking at these - I'm both on your mailing list and connected to you on Facebook (and Twitter- I think)

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  65. I am a new subscriber and look forward to your blog post every day, since I'm fairly new to jewelry making and loving it, I have learned so much already.
    Would love to win this selection, as everyone else would:)
    The purple necklace is beautiful.

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  66. Hello Beading Gem, I look forward to your blog every time it comes in. I have learned of many shops and places to get beads. So I would like to thank you for all the inspiration and ideas that are possible just from using beads.

    I would love to win this gift certificate. And like a lot of other people who have commented. I also am going to check out "House of Gems" now.

    Keep up the great work. I appreciate your blog. :)

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  67. Thank you for this giveaway !
    I am a blog subscriber.

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  68. Wow what beautiful pieces, i would love to try my hand at working with some of the pave beads! Thanks for the contest and I am a follower of you blog Pearl.

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  69. These beads are beautiful. House of Gems is a good place to buy things. I ordered from them once before and thought their prices were good and items were of nice quality.

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  70. I love their selection the Indonesian Lacquer beads are particularly nice. Thank you.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  71. I follow on Facebook (Laura Pelkey) and Pinterest (lalap77).

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  72. Wow what beautiful jewelry making supplies.. I wish everyone good luck... but I sure hope it's me that wins..
    carolhettenbach@msn.com

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  73. I always look forward to receiving your posts in my email! I am a follower of your blog and facebook page as well and I throughly enjoy your blog! What a great giveaway!

    Jillie
    GIJillie@yahoo.com
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/JacknJillsAllTiedUp
    http://jacknjillsalltiedup.blogspot.com/

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  74. I think the pave tubes are neat and would like to win some!

    pacw808@gmail.com

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  75. Just found this site for jewelry supplies going to ck it out. Been making jewelry for 4 years and not familiar with a lot of suppliers of beads etc. love the necklaces thanks for chance to win. Contact peggywhiz@ cableone.net

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