Monday, January 12, 2015

Endless Leather $50 Gift Certicate Giveaway for Leather Supplies

By on Monday, January 12, 2015 136 Comments

Leather is a perennial favorite with many jewelry makers.  It is easy to understand why.  The natural material is warm to the touch and wonderful to work with.  One international supplier of fabulous leather cord is the German company, Endless Leather. They do both retail and discounted volume sales.


What strikes me about their supplies is the range and quality. They supply many different types of leather cords, round and flat.  Shown below is some leather and findings they recently sent to me for review.

New for them are the pastel camouflage suede leather cords (below left). Something very unusual is the metallic gold and black reptile print cord (below right).  Both these types of cords consist of fine stitched leather with a cotton center, making them much for flexible than if they were solidly leather.  The magnetic clasps were impressive and included both shiny and brushed metal ones.


I thought the subtle colors of the camouflage suede were well suited for designs with gemstones as you can see with my donut pendant necklace.  The grey camouflage suede picked up the patchy grey on this gemstone.


If you don't know what gemstone it is, and I don't, it is probably safe to say it is a quartzMost of the common gemstones we use fall into this huge category.


As you can see, I came up with a new way to wire the cord on.   I also had to wire the cords together with another length of wire behind the gemstone as well as to the wire wrapped part. This leather cord is certainly thick enough to balance the size of this donut. 


I was pretty impressed with the magnetic clasp.  The magnet was very strong and I had difficulty pulling it apart. I will be testing it out with this unusually heavy donut necklace to see how well it endures.


The braided leather made for a super simple unisex design with an animal print Samunnat Nepal polymer clay slider (courtesy of Kazuri West).

I really liked the wide magnetic clasp.  The pin design makes it more secure.  Once I knew how to open it, putting it on and taking it off was easy.


Some time ago, I was so taken with the look, that I bought some pretty printed leather from them. As you can see adding sliders makes the designs pop!  Clean and simple designs are any occasion wearable.  These are incredibly fast and easy to make.  But fitting leather bracelets accurately can be awkward. So tune in later this week for the tutorial on how to measure and make leather bracelets with any clasp!  




Some of you may recall I also used a stitched leather cord from Endless Leather for the tagua bead and button necklace (below) I made last fall. Other past designs using leather from Endless Leather are :


Giveaway 
If you'd like to win  $50 worth of leather jewelry supplies from Endless Leather, please make a comment below.  Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.  
Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment 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,  January 19 , 2015 . 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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136 comments:

  1. gorgeous giveaway, I absolutely loved your creations!!!!
    happy email subscriber: deb_oro@yahoo.gr
    shared:
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  2. Love the leather!!!! Endless ideas and creations to be made with these supplies. Love to win. Pick Me!!!! :-) Tammera Crystalbeadbiz@gmail.com Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. The cord looks awesome! Would love to work with the camo one :) I am a blog/email subscriber, and have shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    litlwlf@yahoo.com

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  4. Love this look. Definitely something I can use.n thanks alpert.amy@gmail.com

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  5. Please enter me in the Endless Leather Giveaway. Thank you! Julie

    julie@ijule.net

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  6. Love the look. Definitely want to try this new leather. Alpert.amy@gmail.com

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  7. Please enter me in the drawing.
    Also please check out my blog and Etsy shop

    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop

    Blog: http://whatknotnow.blogspot.com

    George
    1gmhutch@gmail.com

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  8. I always love leather....so versatile. I love your projects.

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  9. What a great giveaway. I love leather and this looks likes some awesome leather. I will definitely be checking out the website. www.lindysdesigns.com. Thanks for the chance win.

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  10. Thanks for the chance! I've been wanting to start using leather

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  11. Great designs. I like the magnetic clasp also.

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  12. Love, love, love the leather! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    irex@att.net

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  13. I nearly bought some gemstone donuts today but decided against it, but after seeing this post I've changed my mind again and will get some after all-thanks for the great idea!!
    Www.facebook.com/DragonflysandDreams dragonflydreams@hotmail.com.au

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  14. Beautiful leather goods. Great giveaway!

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  15. Great giveaway ! I like the ideas of magnetic clasps !

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  16. I'm excited about this giveaway. The cords look gorgeous. Glad to know about your site!

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  17. I have been wanting to do leather for about a year and need lessons in how to attach clasps and where I can find them. Would love to win the giveaway to get me started on a new medium as I am a self taught designer. Leather is so soft and gives a whole new look from traditional jewelry.

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  18. Would love to win this! Love the donut pendant too!

    e-mail: hel_norse_goddess@yahoo.com

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  19. I love all the soft leather looks, so different from what I am see elsewhere. I would love to play with any, really all of these.
    HBJ.


    hwdrll@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh how I love the leather. I never win anything, but ia so wanting to start working with leather. Love your work.
    momoandjunior@gmail.com

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  21. Leather isn't something I've used in my jewelry making before, & this giveaway would get me started. (Uh-oh -- I see another addiction starting!) The leather looks like it is high quality & I like the variety of sizes, colors & finishes of the magnetic clasps.

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

    Thanks for everything you do for the beading & jewelry-making community!

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  22. Fantastic give away, I started working with leather in the 90s repairing stirrups and reins. The almost unlimited uses for leather are both useful and beautiful. Would love to win some of the cords and findings from Endless Leather. Thanks for this chance to win.
    Email subscriber
    https://www.facebook.com/mbrentp/posts/890537710991141

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  23. I have not used leather and would love to win and try it. the samples are awesome. Thank you again for offing to us.
    treasa.brookman@gmail.com

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  24. I love your wire wrapped donut! Very pretty. Count me in for the giveaway.

    Janet - janeihart66@aol.com

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  25. These leather cords are beautiful and I love the way you've attached one to the donut! I love the unisex look and appeal of leather with gemstones and hope to use it in my jewelry designs. I'll be sharing on my facebook pages and on twitter ! I would love to win this!! I subscribe to your blog.

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  26. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity. The leather looks great and is exactly in tune with the pieces I am working on for Spring 2015. Fingers crossed!

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  27. I DO love this leather!!! I would love to try out those clasps!!
    I'm a FB follower
    I'm a blog follower
    I'm a Twitter follower!!
    I will post this on FB
    So pick me!!! lol
    Carol
    DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  28. I would love the give away! So many ideas on how to use leather....

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  29. I'm so glad that I get another chance to win this prize! Maybe a 2nd time is the lucky one. Either way, thanks for being here for all of us!

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  30. very nice leather I would love to win

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  31. I'd love to win. Leather is lovely.

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  32. A great giveaway, thank you !

    I am a blog subscriber,

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  33. I Love the pink donut I was wondering if I varied my wrapping and added the cord through wires at the back if it would hang straight and looking at your design it would not be a problem at all I would love to win and I am both a facebook and twitter follower as well as being upon your mailing list
    thankyou

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  34. I have not worked with leather very much but with this giveaway it would be a very great start!!!! Thanks chillwthme@gmail.com

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  35. I've never worked with leather before and I would love to try! Once again, thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

    I am a blog subscriber.

    kathy (at) kurke (dot) net

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  36. I am very interested in working with leather, the possibilities are pretty much endless! I would love to win this collection! Simplylisette@gmail.com

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  37. Happy New Year Pearl!
    I am a blog follower and pinned your generous giveaway on my Pinterest contest board.
    Thanks for the contest!

    zanc@att.net

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  38. great selection of leather products and clasps! The thought creations are endless!!

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  39. I love the clasps and the variety of leather available.
    nevilles4@att.net

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  40. I've just started exploring leather from local sources. There's nothing to compare around her with the leather shown in your blog. What a cool variety they have. Thanks for the chance to win some of it.

    By the way, I love your blog. I found you just recently and look for your post eagerly every day.

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  41. I'd love to try the leather cords and clasps!
    nancysopp@gmail.com

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  42. Oh Pearl!

    When I first saw your donut I said Wow! I really like how this looks! Then I started looking closely - leaning in ......and I wondered - how did she do that .....so thanks for flipping it over and showing us the back of it!! :0)

    What I like about leather - and why I don't use cloth in my designs - is that you can wipe it off when it gets dirty. I always feel that cloth gets a grubby look to it and sort of stays that way and leather can be maintained with some care to it.

    Throw my name in there Pearl - I'd be happy to give it a whirl!

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  43. Always love leather projects but never had a chance to make any. Wouldn't mind winning these supplies.

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  44. Hi Pearl,
    Love this giveaway! Yes, your doughnut is quartz, good guess, lol! It is hard to tell from just pictures when they dye so many stones! Anyway, I would love to get a hold of some of those magnetic clasps, too cool and the braided leather and round leather cord make my mouth water!
    Facebook shared
    Pintrest shared
    Email subscriber
    Love ya Pearl!!
    Michelle

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  45. Greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netJanuary 12, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    I love leather! This would be so great to win. I am a blog subscriber.

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  46. I have just started to work with leather for jewelry and Endless Leather have lovely ideas to be tried. Please enter my name in the draw for Endless Leather.
    Thank you
    Lin
    lingillies12@gmail.com

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  47. Love your design and those clasps are great. I just bought a mandrel to make lampwork beads that fit that wide leather so would love to win this!
    Thanks Pearl!

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  48. Pbuchannan@aol.comJanuary 12, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    I've been having fun with different leathers for a couple years now and would sure love to try some of the camouflaged round.
    Pat B

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  49. Gorgeous products. Would love to win.

    I subscribe via Bloglovin.

    icbnett (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. This leather looks spectacular. You always have beautiful jewellery accessories. I would definitely love to win this, so please pick me.
    Susan Samuel
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  51. What a great giveaway! I have a couple of doughnuts and didn't know what to do with them. And I love the look of the wide magnetic clasps.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  52. I am a blog follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. Hi Pearl,

    Happy New Year to you. A great way to start the year would be by winning this giveaway. Thanks for the chance :)

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  54. Great article, beautiful pieces. Thanks for the opportunity to win. cesar@cesardiaz.me

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  55. Wow, what a great giveaway! I would be excited beyond belief should I happen to win this!
    Thank you for your emails and all the great information you make available to us!
    cd.crawford@hotmail.com

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  56. I live the braided leather with the magnetic clasps. I would certainly use this in one of my designs. Lovely!

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  57. What a lovely giveaway. I love working with leather.

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  58. Oooh! I love leather! I love those little bracelets at the bottom but would almost feel I was "cheating" to make something so simple - almost but not quite! I also love how you attached the top pendant - very cool. I used to tool leather art and mount it on boards. I would love to try it with jewelry.

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  59. Gabrielle GauthierJanuary 12, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    I've never knew leather came in so many beautiful designs. I love the way the gray compliments the gemstone. Your pieces are just gorgeous!! I would love to be able to create something as beautiful :)

    Email subscriber: gab2mom@yahoo.com

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  60. Thank for this gorgeous giveaway. Love the style of your pendant the leather looks awesome.
    I'm a suscriber and I shared on google.

    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  61. Leather? Leather? Did someone say Leather? I love leather. I want more of it. Please select me. Pleeeaaaassssseeeeeeeeeeeee. Or not. Thanks for offering it.

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  62. How I would love to win this leather gift. I am a blog subscriber. Your pendant is beautiful.

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  63. Very beautiful leather pieces. And what a great variety. Would love to work with any of them!!!

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  64. Would love, love, love to win the "Endless leather $50 certificate for the leather supplies". I an just starting to work with leather and love it.

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  65. OOO love the leather!! Would love to win. Am a blog subscriber too.
    Ravelry.com id user alikat2004

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  66. Love the animal print stuff. Would love to win, so please pick me!

    email subscriber and follower.

    mahanlori@plateautel.net

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  67. I could definitely use a gift certificate to their shop! I am in love with some of their clasps.

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  68. I shared this awesome giveaway on FB.

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10205613184838442?pnref=story

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  69. I love this new leather with the cotton core. I dont use leather much as i find it too stiff for most of my designs. I would love to win a gift certificate to try this brand out.

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  70. I love the chic printed leather bracelets and how modern all the magnetic clasps

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  71. These are beautiful! And the way you attached the donut is ingenious.
    nellielaan@gmail.com

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  72. Would love to win the leather supplies!!

    via email

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  73. Fab giveaway, would love to incorporate in my bead weaving jewelry! Thanks

    cherim53@msn.com
    chericmeyer.com

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  74. What a great giveaway! Really enjoyed your creations as well... Email is: metalhead195817@gmail.com

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  75. I would love to win this and try out something new to me. Thank you, Natalie
    Nataliejp8227@gmail.com

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  76. I started with brooches but am moving into leather bracelets. It would be great to win this giveaway. It would give me a chance to try out many of my new design ideas without having to go shopping first.
    Thanks for the blog, it is full of excellent ideas and techniques. Keep up the great work. Jana skladan1980@gmail.com

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  77. Love working with leather and some do my customers!
    Hope to win!
    swilmot67@gmail.com

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  78. What beautiful leather choices! Haven't seen such a variety of leather anywhere else! Ideas are flowing!

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  79. Love what you did with the donut and wire.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  80. Follower of your blog.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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  81. awesome lynn c lynnbeaniethethird@yahoo.ca

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  82. Thanks so much I would love to win. brendaspuppy@hotmail.com

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  83. thank you for the opportunity jlfinnd@yahoo.com

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  84. Love looooove love... and more love
    sthet38@gmail.com

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  85. That printed leather is gorgeous.I'd love to get my hands on some! Looking forward to reading how to get a bracelet to fit well too.
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  86. I'm following with Google+ and have shared this post
    https://plus.google.com/102011187214405394052/posts/MtZoYcjJA1X
    (wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au)

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  87. Hello,

    •Email subscriber: coco.pink@hotmail.fr
    •Follow on:
    -Etsy: Coline T.

    - Facebook: coline touil
    and shared: https://www.facebook.com/coline.touil/posts/873798036003807

    - Twitter: @colinetouil
    and shared: https://twitter.com/colinetouil/status/556469247963320322

    -Google+: Coline T.
    and sahred: https://plus.google.com/103702216187383017368/posts/jaSFuWe8CFR

    -Pinterest: Coline T.
    And shared: http://fr.pinterest.com/pin/312155817897673827/

    Email: coco.pink@hotmail.fr
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway! :-D

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  88. Love the leather look!
    Nancy Ludvik
    mnludvik@earthlink.net

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  89. thanks, lovely chance! :)
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1401199990179715&id=100008691812849&pnref=story
    followed your blog! :)
    isavalcogitoergosum@yahoo.it
    Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

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  90. Wow!! Lots of comments on this post. I was given a Christmas Gift of turquoise donuts. Please enter me in the contest.
    kathy@beadify.com

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  91. Would be interesting to own- I think I can pull it off

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  92. would love to win to share with clients at work
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  93. shared on fb: https://www.facebook.com/brenda.witherspoonbedard/posts/10152665939926339

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  94. shared on twitter https://twitter.com/BeeWBedard/status/556653879727640577

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  95. signed up for your email newsletters brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  96. added you to google + Brenda Witherspoon

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  97. I love Leather and have been starting to make wraps and this would be a wonderful gift to win! Also I wanted to let u know that I just started to get The Beading Gems Journal and wow - I Love It :)

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  98. Another great idea and another great giveaway..
    carolhettenbach@msn.com

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  99. I'm new to using leather in my jewelry making and am always looking for techniques and ideas--thanks!
    terrybrooks@frontiernet.net

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  100. I would love to work with leather. I subscribe via email
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net
    Follow via FB Michelle Tucker
    tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/iiiyadirf/status/556823228824707072
    Contact email is:
    michdtucker at gmail dot com
    Thanks for the chance! :)

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  101. I really like the printed leather. oceanlady@gmail.com

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  102. These are such great ideas. I can be reached through my email at carlaheisten@roadrunner.com
    Thanks for the great photos and information.

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  103. Thank you for this giveaway!

    gabrielle(dot)sollis(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. Love leather and basically anything you do Did I say appreciate ? Well I do

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  105. i think everyone wants to win, so do i

    ghazanfaralipro@gmail.com

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  106. Looks amazing, would love to win! juanitamay67@gmail.com

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  107. I don't work a lot with leather, so this is super exciting!
    Thanks so much Pearl!
    sjmoore235 at gmail dot com

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  108. I have never used leather this thick and love the stiffness and stability it provides as well as the unisex versatility!
    Shared on Twitter, @AUjewel;
    Facebook.com/Trujewel,
    Google + jul9465@gmail.com
    Subscribe via jreagan7401@charter.net,
    Posted on my blog, jul9465@wordpress.com

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  109. Also pinned @Pinterest/ Julia Reagan
    jul9465@gmail.com

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  110. wow would love to win would be an amazing birthday gift for my self thanks for the chance! bribrimarieshanley@gmail.com

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  111. My daughter would love this, she loves to craft and create.
    Brandy Davis
    blackpeach@ymail.com

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  112. great giveaway! i love ur creation!
    i shared it on my twitter.
    i am a subsciber
    email - yusra.kagdi@gmai.com
    https://twitter.com/ykagdi

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  113. Such beautiful things!
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  114. Thanks so much! I follow and shared. I crochet jewelry so I could use this!
    ~Crystal
    krystlewv@yahoo.com
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

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  115. Lovely jewelry so pretty and unique.

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  116. I follow you on Facebook

    DS Owen

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  117. I'd love to win some supplies!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  118. These projects are gorgeous! I've never used leather in jewelry making, and I would love to try. I know I'll become a convert! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks again!

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  120. I shared this on Facebook. Thanks again! https://www.facebook.com/pk.solberg.1/posts/328732227333265?pnref=story

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  121. Shared on Twitter! https://twitter.com/aggiesmom1/status/557249406580563968

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  122. I would love to win! I am a subscriber as well.Thank you:)

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  123. What incredible products! I'd love to win this and share with my son.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. Those are some gorgeous leather pieces. Awesome giveaway....thank you.

    wenbudro@aol.com

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  125. Endless Leather has a huge selection of wonderful products!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  126. I am an email subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  127. Would love to win this awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  128. Gorgeous creations!
    Thank you for the chance to win this!

    - lwest.86@hotmail.com

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  129. Hi, I just started to use leather to make jewelry. I love working with it :) it would be so cool to win the giveaway. I subscribe through email to your newsletters. tanyabroeckx@gmail.com Thanks for making it possible.

    charlene tanya

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  130. Would love to win!

    Emily
    Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  131. Your items are beautiful.... lisavanhook@aol.com

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  132. Love how versatile this jewelry is! very unique

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