Monday, October 6, 2014

Bead and Button Company's $50 or £30 Gift Certificate Giveaway

By on Monday, October 06, 2014 66 Comments

Most of you know about Bead and Button magazine which is a US publication.  But there is also a wonderful international online craft store called the Bead and Button Company UK which is based in Ambleside in northern England.  They stock not just beads and buttons, but all sorts of craft items including papercrafts, for knitting and sewing and fabrics.


It is a family run business started by David and Ann Cartmell and their extended family.  Eight years ago, it was a physical store.  Then a serious mishap occured after a couple of years. Their then16-year-old son, Michael, sustained a brain injury while playing soccer and fell into a coma. The Cartmells had to focus on his care so they were forced to close the store. They continued to sell their stock from home in order to survive. Their son eventually recovered and their business grew into what it is today.

They sent me some of their awesome buttons for review. All but the butterfly heart ones were shank buttons.  One of my favorites from their metal button category has to be the awesome rhinestone flower ones. I thought of creating some macrame cord bracelets with them. But they deserve a more flashy style! I eventually teamed them with Bling on a Rollwhich is a flexible polyester based rhinestone netting - it comes in different widths and in silver, black and gold.  I got mine at a local craft store.

Bling on a roll is used in all sorts of home decor, fashion and crafting applications. Why not jewelry? They really make quick and comfortable to wear cuffs as you can see from my designs.




I used Fireline and sewed some clear round crystals around the base of the black flower button to keep it level.  Then it was just a matter of using jump rings to attach it to the clasp. The net made this easy to do.


I had some soft grey cord so I wove it in and out the netting of the 3 wide of Bling on a Roll for the silvery flower button bracelet. I added some creative half-hitches for the loop side of the bracelet.


The vintage style brass buttons were also wonderful for jewelry making.  I made a couple of rings with them. The little cups in their designs were just begging to be filled with resin clay and chatons or flat back crystals.  As you know resin clay is adhesive so it is easy to secure crystals using it.  I used a mix of vintage and modern crystals to fill every hole in the button on the left.  But I refrained from doing the same with the Swarovski crystal ones on the right.  The wire wrapped shank button ring tutorial  can be found here.

The wooden heart earrings with printed butterflies on them were so sweet. So much so I was loathe to detract from them with other design components.  So I made simple all in one hook earrings with them.  This is a fast design to make with 2 hole buttons but not as quick as the all in one headpin earrings I came up with some time ago!  The tutorial for this can be found here.

I also came up with a very, very easy way to make your own custom scarf rings using buttons.  As I am on a roll, the tutorial is here too!  I don`t usually do this many tutorials but the buttons from Bead and Button UK were especially inspiring!


Giveaway
If you would like to win $50 or £30 worth of buttons, jewelry making or craft supplies of your choice from the Bead and Button Companyplease 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,  October 13, 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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66 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to win this, thank you!!!
    I am a happy email subcriber and shared on Twitter (retweeted as: @DESPINA_VNT) and on Pinterest:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282600945343060337/

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  2. What a great giveaway!! It's show season, would come in handy!! I am a blog and email subscriber, also shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Thanks :)

    litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  3. What a wonderful gift! I would love to have a chance to play with these pieces.

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  4. I love the second cuff and the gorgeous chunky rings. I am Waiting eagerly for your tutorials

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  5. What a wonderful giveaway, I am a blog subscriber.

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  6. This is a great giveaway, I love Bead and Button magazine and currently subscribe. I would love to be able to play around and see what I can come up with using these items. Sandy popspet@comcast.net

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  7. Very nice. Thanks for introducing me to this company!! I love the look of this product!!
    Carol
    Designingit.etsy.com
    designingit4u@gmail.com

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  8. Just want to clarify again that Bead and Button Company is not the same as the magazine we know here. It is a British craft supply company.

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  9. I have always wanted to work with the Bling findings.

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  10. I love your ideas for using buttons in jewelry! They are all super cute. And thanks for introducing me to bling on a roll. I can't wait to get my hands on some.

    Carol
    Calypi.6673@yahoo.com

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  11. Did n't know their history, thanks for sharing that!

    geri.actor@comcast.net

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  12. Wow - I love the bling on a roll - so easy to make great looking cuffs! Have shared on facebook, twitter and pinterest! Thank you!!
    Suzanne
    www.JanuaryGirlJewelry.etsy.com

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  13. Thanks for the information. I work with buttons a lot. Mitzie@NeedfulLuxuries.com.

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  14. Fab giveaway; love your blog. I'm a subscriber via email and I've shared on the Facebook x

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  15. Beautiful buttons and already imagining how to use them. Love your blog, keeps the creative juices flowing everyday!
    qq54@mac.com

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  16. What beautiful buttons!!!! I would love to win a gift certificate!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!! Cheryl Hill chillwthme@gmail.com

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  17. These look terrific! lauralhingley@gmail.com Thank you!

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  18. It would be great to win! Thanks! Sharing!
    Kelkearn5@verizon.net

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  19. Some of those buttons are really beautiful, I would love to try playing with them !
    I am a blog subscriber,

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  20. You have given me some great ideas...Thank You! I would love to try creating with these buttons!

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  21. Looks beautiful. Would love some supplies from them.

    Karyn via email

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  22. I pinned the contest
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907192105333/
    I am a blog subscriber and would love to win!

    Thanks!

    zanc@att.net

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  23. You're not kidding you are on a roll my friend!

    Every single one of your designs is outstanding!

    Isn't is wonderful when you get something that just flips the switch like that and bingo you can't stop creating!

    I can hardly wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  24. Great button selections & your designs are inspirational. I'm a blog subscriber & follow you on Facebook.

    Not only do I like the products, but the story of the business is inspirational.

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  25. Wow would love to get my hands on this so many ideas to play with and so many design possibilities even before I get my sticky paws on any of these ......

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  26. Nice jewelry.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win these loveies.
    Doinwire at gmail dot com
    Sue

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  28. RSS Feed subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I love everything, would love to win this. Thanks

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  30. oh I absolutely love the rhinestone flower buttons!!! They look gorgeous with the Bling on a Roll. I need a few rolls of that!! I'm always so thrilled to receive your inspiring posts in my email inbox. I'm sharing to Facebook too... thank you!! Jenn

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  31. These designs are inspiring, I love the ideas !! I do subscribe and follow on Facebook . Thanks for the opportunity.
    Grannazee@gmail.com

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  32. I'd love to win..love that you've made it for international readers...most contests don't allow us to enter. I'll be subscribing now that I know you exists and I'll be sharing on FB.

    Vicki-anne

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  33. This looks so cool. Would love a chance to win this.

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  34. Awesome designs and can't wait to see the tutorials!
    blog and email subcriber
    thanks
    alikat2004 on Ravelry.com

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  35. Love the netting. You could leave it whole and add stuff to it, like you did or you can break it apart and use it on other designs.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  36. I would love to win some of their lovely buttons. Pearl, thanks for a chance to win. Pat S

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  37. This is a terrific giveaway! I sure could use some of Bead & Button's beautiful buttons! Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win some.
    maryredman@tds.net

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  38. Love the bling bracelets thanks for the chance to win. Peggywhiz@cableone.net

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  39. Wow, I would love to win this. Thank you to give us a chance to win this great giveaway.

    I'm a suscriber

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  40. Thank you for this post! I loved the stories, and the eye candy! And thanks for the generous giveaway! I'm making a lot of jewelry for Christmas, and would love to get some unique beads and buttons. I follow your inspiring blog via Bloglovin.

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  41. Would love to win this. Am a subscriber to email. Thanks.
    marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  42. Veery nice ! I am a follower , and would love to try these !!!!

    http://fromgr.blogspot.com

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  43. It's always great to hear about fab new online suppliers! I particularly love those simple butterfly button earrings, I'm looking forward to the tutorial!

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  44. Those buttons are so pretty! And I love the imaginative ways you incorporated them in your designs. Great giveaway. Thanks!

    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  45. I subscribe via email.

    Rileypark2@gmail.com

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  46. Greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netOctober 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    This company has a wonderful background story. I am a blog subscriber.

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  47. What beautiful buttons.vI never seem to find any like this when I neeed them.vNice to know that this site exists. Thank you Pearl.

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  48. I am responding to the entry for the drawing. I can be reached through this email which you already send me my journal to since I am signed up and have been following you for months. I have been looking for a place to purchase the bling on a roll that does not charge through the roof. Thank goodness I found you guys!

    via email

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  49. Please note Bling on a Roll is not from Bead and Button but can be purchased either from a craft store or from the internet. .

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  50. Please note Bling on a Roll is not from Bead and Button but can be purchased either from a craft store or from the internet. .

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  51. This is a lovely giveaway and who doesn't love beautiful buttons. I know I do. Bead and Button Mag is great also. So sign me up please.

    Patience
    p_maclaird@yahoo.com
    Shared on my Facebook and on Twitter.

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  52. Hi Pearl,

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    I love the idea of using fabulous buttons in jewellery.

    victoria_farrell@hotmail.com

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  53. I am a long-time email subscriber. I would love to win this giveaway. I also retweeted about the giveaway at: https://twitter.com/dllawson322.

    I love the rhinestone flower and bling on a roll bracelet. It's so elegant and beautiful.

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  54. I really love all the jewelry tutorials you provide. I am just beginning to make jewelry and I appreciate your help in guiding the way and providing extra tips so that I make beautiful, consistant, appealing, jewelry that is a quality product. I hope I win I could really use the extra help. My contact info is Fairylady0227@gmail.com

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  55. Button, button
    Who's got the button?
    Hopefully me when the winner is drawn
    I'm a great lover of buttons. it must be from when I sat my mothers knee and played in her button box. Love the tuts Pearl!!

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  56. Pear Love the buttons, they are awesome. I love the fact that you introduce new product that I have not seen before ( The Bling Roll ) and always having such great and fantastic inspirational ideas of how to use them. Thank You jnaynay@comcast.net

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  57. I am a blog subscriber and follow on facebook. jnaynay@comcast.net

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  58. Shared on Facebook and pinned in Pinterest. jnaynay@comcast.net

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  59. Gorgeous cuffs you've designed, Pearl.
    I am a long time subscriber to this truly inspiring blog.
    acbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I'm a blog subscriber anf FB fan and I would love to win this giveaway. :)

    www.atalia.co.il

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  61. I would luv to win this great gift. My mother nearly 50 years ago showed me how to make button screw on earrings and I wear them still every day. susan.morris.5011@facebook.com

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  62. I'm an e-mail subscriber.

    Would be so nice to win it! Thank you for this opportunity! I retwitted this on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Silver_stonelt

    My email: cnatta@gmail.com

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  63. What fun to try new products. Thank you finding such different things.

    wncon@aol.com

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  64. You give away the best prizes! Roz_who@yahoo.com

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