Last week's giveaway for $40 worth of gemstones from Nelson Beads really appealed to those who love these natural gemstones. Tamera confessed, "A rockhound wannabe is my middle name! I love using them in my creations! They inspire me still, like no other medium I have worked with."Some of you were just as impressed as I was with the lapis lazuli (shown below). Pamela who has bought from Joanne before added,"I can attest that the lapis nuggets are indeed as advertised. And undyed lapis is so hard to find."

Divya summed it up well, "Yes it is refreshing to find a supplier who knows what they are selling so we don't have to do the guess work when our clients ask us." 

Many thanks too for all the kind comments about my coiled wire frame earrings featuring Nelson Beads' gorgeous rose quartz  and subsequent tutorial.

I numbered all the eligible entries and hopped over to The random number generator there picked the winning number assigned to Shaiha!  Congratulations!  It was clearly worth putting in multiple entries!
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