Monday, November 30, 2015

The Best Beads Shop's $50 Giveaway for Czech Beads | Flower Beads Feature

By on Monday, November 30, 2015 92 Comments

The Best Beads Shop is back with another fabulous Czech beads giveaway!  They are based in Prague in the Czech Republic and specialize in traditional and genuine Czech beads.  Czech beads are fabulous for jewelry making because they come in a huge variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Whether you are into bead weaving, stringing, wire work etc, there are bound to be beads just for you!


The Best Beads Shop stocks many different kinds including some of these wonderful flower bead examples.


Absolutely delicious!


Ekaterina Pushkareva, who owns the business, sent me these lovely examples below.  The challenge is to make something from some these flower beads!  I enjoy gardening and love seeing flowers growing so it was no hardship!


I've done different "flowers in a vase" designs before.  But this time, I decided to modify the tree of life idea.  The easy wire work tutorial for the basic round frame flowers in a vase pendant is here.


The pendants do not have to be round either.  The design below came about when I took advantage of the way the wire lengths were curving.


Giveaway
If you'd like to win $50 worth of any Czech beads from The Best Beads Shop, 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, December 7, 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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Photography
I used my new iPhone 6S, the camera+ app and the Modahaus Tabletop Studio TS400 in natural light. Most of the photo editing was done in app. Check here for more information on my How to Photograph Jewelry webinar.  Since this is a busy time for many of us, the webinars will resume in January.

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92 comments:

  1. These beads and your designs with them look fantastic! I am fairly new to beads & wiring and want to make flower inspired pendants amongst other things. I think I've got enough inspiration from here to keep me busy all winter!! Thanks very much :-)

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  2. These are such beautiful beads! Would love to have a play with them, and we all know you can never have too many beads of course! Blog follower and subscriber...

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  3. Those are beautiful. Would love to win them. Tinareabob@gmail.com

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  4. Ooooh ! I really love what you have made with these flower beads ! so creative !!! I am not sure if I win I can make something as nice , but I am trying my luck for a try !

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  5. Hi Pearl! Thanks for hosting another giveaway! Love all the pretty beads featured. Deb msd.katz@hotmail.com
    I subscribe and follow you on FB. I will post this on my FB page too!

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  6. These pieces are so cute!
    Donna J
    datmine2009@hotmail.com

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  7. I have never seen such beautiful Czech beads! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    pstaveley@roadrunner.com

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  8. I love beading. I do all kinds of beading. It is a great hobby for relaxation.

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  9. I love those Czech accent beads! There is so much variety now it is hard to keep up.

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  10. Love to win the beads. I am your blog subscriber.

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  11. Can one ever have too many beads? The Best Beads Shop has has so many to choose from and the prices seem quite reasonable. I would love the challenge of picking $50 worth. Thank you, Pearl.

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  12. Czech beads are fun! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! --Danielle, ddmjudd at aol dot com

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  13. Wow! The flower vase idea isso beautiful! I'm going to try it out. Thanks for all your creative ideas and posts, Pearl!

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  14. Now these are some flowers I can't kill! I would love to plant a garden of these forever beauties. Czech beads are my favorite beads and I appreciate that so many are still made as a cottage industry. Pearl, I love the elongated flower vase- such a good idea and so pretty. I sincerely read your post first thing every day and I always learn something. It's amazing how informative and varied your topics are. And I'm NOT just sucking up because I want the flower beads. It comes from beady little heart. Thank you.

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    1. Love that comment about these unkillable flowers! I thank you for all the kind words and no, I don't think you are sucking up either!

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  15. Love the flower vase idea!!!

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  16. These flower beads look really unique and would add a whimsical touch to any design. thanks for hosting the giveaway

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  17. Pearl, as always, you've done a wonderful job using the flower beads to create unique jewelry. I've cheked out their online shop & have already found lots of goodies I want to have.

    I love reading your blog & following you on Facebook.

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  18. These Czech flower beads are so lovely...I am especially drawn to the photo of the various shaped beads with the flowers painted on the black background. I have, for many years truly loved Czech glass beads. Your framed vase with flower pendants are gorgeous. beadhenpatricia@gmail.com

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  19. Squeeeeeee!!!!!

    Those black beads with the flowers are so perfectly retro!! I can easily imagine something funky with those!

    And those pink cupped flowers....OMG!! Let me at 'em!!

    Definitely chuck my name in there Pearl.....I could go crazy making something up with any of these!! They really are the Best Beads!!

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  20. The vase pendant with flowers is genius!
    I am a blog subscriber, FB follower and I pinned your giveaway.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365987907198040884/
    zinc@att.net

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  21. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway. Those flower beads are so pretty!

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  22. Your flowers are lovely!!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.
    marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  23. what cute ways to use them!!
    Glenda
    pglenda@yahoo.com

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  24. These flower beads are too darn cute and since I've recently started doing jewelry again as a form of therapy for depression these would be great! Thanks for having these giveaways!!!!

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  25. I'd love to win a giveaway, I never do but thanks
    for the chance. Love the blog!

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  26. Very pretty need those for my collection

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  27. Leaf and flower beads are my favorites - hope I'm the lucky winner. Thank you for doing this.

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  28. Beautiful Czech beads! Thanks for the chance to win some. I subscribe to your blog. Rochelleth rochelleth@hvc.rr.com

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  29. Wow! These are scrumptious! I pinned that flower vase pendant and am waiting to win so I can make it! Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  30. Oh Wow! The exquisite beauty of these Czech Floral beads are every beaders dream to create some spectacular jewellery to proudly show off. ☺ ayesher@gmail.com

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  31. I love Best Beads. Merry Christmas, I follow on bloglovin, shared on Facebook, g+, twitter, email and pinned.

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  32. Wow, I love these giveaways and your jewelry ideas. They always spark my thoughts of things to do. The shop is fantastic and if I win it will be hard to keep it to $50, well maybe I shouldn't. LOL Sure hope to win this one!
    Subscriber and follower.

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  33. These are so cute. Would love to win.

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  34. Just tweeted about your post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/671433392639094785

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  35. What a fun collection of beads!! Thank you!

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  36. Love the flower Czech beads and can't wait for the flowers in a vase tut!

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  37. Hi Pearl,
    I would love these giveaways, as I have already made a couple of pendants like the examples so this would be wonderful to make more of them - thanks heaps - beadbugs - Jill Norman - www.beadbugs.co.nz

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  38. Greta gdmar@comcast.netNovember 30, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Wonderful examples Pearl. I am a blog subscriber. Greta gdmar@comcast.net

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  39. Gorgeous beads!

    I'm a blog follower; would love to win.

    icbnett (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I love the flower vase pendants that you made! What a great idea.

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  41. I hope I win these lovely beads.
    jdbabygirl57@yahoo.com

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  42. cool beads. Love the vase with flowers in it!

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  43. Wow Pearl! I love these pendants, I've made a couple Tree of Life pendants, and it would have never ocured to me to do something like this. I'm so glad that I read your blog! I follow via Bloglovin and email. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. What a clever use for those lovely flower beads. I'd love to have them!

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  45. Lovely beads! I'm a blog follower and follow on facebook.
    alikat2004 on ravelry.com

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  46. Aw~ those pendants are cute ^_^
    I'm interested in the giveaway and am a follower of this blog.

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  47. I love using Czech glass beads in my jewelry designs....would like to win this one.

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  48. Hi Pearl,

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the concept of flowers in a vase!

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  49. Love the czech beads to use in my jewelry making.
    thanks for the opportunity.

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  50. I would love to win these beads; I love flowers. I hope to learn how to make the flower pendants; they are gorgeous. marywurz@gmail.com

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  51. Great beads! I would love to work with them. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    smkyktty@msn.com

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  52. I would love to win these !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  53. Put my name in the hat for this giveaway please, love Czech beads, especially the flowers! (melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com)

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  54. Oh, and forgot to say I'm a blog subscriber and FB follower!

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  55. Czech beads are a dream, the bead stores in my country do not carry even a small part of the existing varieties! Of course, I'd love to win :) The "vase of life" idea is so cool, Pearl! The tall vase pendant is my favorite!

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  56. Would love to win these beautiful beads. Would give me a head start for some spring jewelry. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
    Julie Passwaters
    ijule

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  57. I lover love love Czech beads! So many shapes and colors! Pretty please count me in for the giveaway!

    Anti Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  58. I am a loyal blog follower!

    Anti
    Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  59. Oh my, Winning Czech beads is like winning a piece of heaven. I'm in.

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  60. I would love to have these beads in my stash.

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  61. Winter flowers that won't fade - would be nice to win.

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  62. Hey Pearl, I love the last creation, I love the look of flowers in a "vase". Stunning! Tfs Love ya' Patricia B

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  63. These beads are so versatile and come in pretty colors, I would love to try them out.

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  64. These look lovely - thank you for your nice blog and the chance to enter x.
    Jandmmarshall at aol dot com x
    I follow your blog by email x

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  65. Love your designs, very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Beautiful variety of Czech beads to inspire any bead lover. Just subscribed to your Beading Gem Blog this evening. jroyis (at) shaw (dot) ca

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  67. Very cute beads. Looking forward to the flowers in a vase tutorial.
    kaysuet at hotmail dot com

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  68. I am a blog subscriber.
    kaysuet at hotmail dot com

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  69. I love these pendant designs. They are beautiful.

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  70. I shared on G+ https://plus.google.com/+CarlaShiver/posts/VDBH7Bg4wGn

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  71. I absolutely love this pattern and the beads are really cute . Thanks for showing us.

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  72. So beautiful all these beads!!! I subscribed by email: cnatta@gmail.com

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  73. I am a blog subscriber and these beads are amazing. new company to me but gorgeous designs. thanks for the chance to win some.

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  74. Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies.
    Doinwire at gmail dot com
    Sue

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  75. I am a blog subscriber and would love a chance to win. There are so many great styles of Czech beads, one of my favorites have always been the flowers.
    mderr295@sc.rr.com

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  76. Well I commented then stupidly forgot to add my email. Meanwhile my students and I would love to win this collection of beautiful beads.
    elfnarts@gmail.com

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  77. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed! What a wonderful treat for whoever wins. Thanks so much for giving me a chance, sasha.crow@gmail.com

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  78. These beads are so beautiful I would love to win them thanks for the chance.
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  79. I am an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    pinterest follower
    pinterest.com/sally0630
    Facebook follower
    Sarah Scott Oswald

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  80. Pearl,

    Love your pendants and will have to try them out.

    Winning some of these beads would be a good start.

    Carolyn
    Carolynscreations@live.com

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