Friday, November 18, 2011

Bead Giveaway: Faux Gems

Acrylic Imitation Gemstone Beads

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a bead giveaway. This month, I want to share one of my favorite bead collections - lots of lovely little round beads in imitation gemstone colors. I carefully collected these 6 mm rounds and treasured them for the way they resemble semiprecious stones and quartz. Though they have typical acrylic characteristics - particularly their light weight - they always remind me of some of my favorite beads - druks.

There are over 300 beads in all, with assorted shades of white, brown, blue, green, and even a little pink. To enter for your chance to win these pretty beads, simply leave a comment on this post, and answer the following question:

What is your all time favorite bead shape?


If you do not have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, be sure to leave a link to your shop or website, or an email address, so that I can contact you if you win!

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Good luck, and happy beading!

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24 comments:

  1. My favorite beads are delicas. I love how they all go together like little bricks.

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  2. Bicones! I've seen lots of beautiful project with them!! =D

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  3. That is so generous of you.
    I am a beginning beader so don't have much of a stash yet. I've been using mostly seed beads-size 8 and 11-as well as delicatas.

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  4. What a lovely bead selection. :) While I like to use several other shapes, my favorite shape is round. Sort of plain vanilla!

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  5. What is your all time favorite bead shape?

    It would have to be Bicones.

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  6. I love drop beads, but they do have a limited usage I think...

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  7. I love simple round beads -- you can do so many things with them.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. My favorite bead shape? I am a sucker for heart shaped beads!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    lori.a.ferguson@gmail.com

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  9. What a generous giveaway! I tend to work mostly with round beads but my favorite shape is hearts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  10. My favorite bead shape must be triangles! I just love the contrast the triangle beads provides into a beadwork.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway :D

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  11. since I am a bead-addicted I love all kind af them...
    I think I prefer round beads -they "stand" proud!
    Greetings from GREECE!!!

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  12. My favorite bead shapes are nuggets because they have spunk to them.

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity! Just one favorite, hmmm...I like them all but do most of my work so far with seed beads and bicones.

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  14. I would have to say my favorite shape bead would be flowers. I really enjoy creating pieces using flower beads, especially earrings!

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  15. bicones of various sizes, they sparckle the light beautifully, even the cheeper kinds, and the small ones can be used in place of larder seed beads on occasion.

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  16. I'd have to say my favorite shape is cubes. Ever since I first came across them I just love the way they stack, and the way they look when peyote'd up.

    E-mail: kacorbet{at}coastal.edu

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  17. I would have to say round beads would be my favorite. Thats because I have been beading for about two weeks. I just retired and making it my hobby.

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  18. I love faceted bicones.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  19. All in all the versatility of round beads, lending itself to virtually all projects would be my initial thought but all in all DELICA/CYLINDER beads do it for me - the uniformity of a finished piece and neatness of the work does it everytime! Although...any bead for me - triangle, bicone, square they are soooo versatile if you know how to use them :)

    Katherine Platt - www.katwalkjewellery.co.uk
    katwalk@virginmedia.com

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  20. My all time favorite beads every are Toho Aikos. The perfection of them really appeals to the OCD in me. But my budget says most quality cylender beads will do!

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  21. I love rice pearls - love their irregular shape, and the face that each pearl is just a bit different from the other

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  22. I haven't beaded very much but my favorite beads are round ones as you can use them on everything. Thanks for the giveaway.

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