Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bead Giveaway: Savannah Collection

Savannah Bead Set Giveaway

My beading challenge for 2012 - to destash some long hoarded beads - has two benefits. Not only will I finally have to find the inspiration to use beads that I’ve been overlooking for a long time, but I’ll also have a lot more space for those beads that I want to use again and again. Plus, I’m hoping to relocate my home and studio later this year, and fewer beads means fewer boxes to pack and carry.

To help get both of these goals underway, I have decided it’s finally time to share my favorite acrylic beads. I can’t explain what has made me hold on to them for so long, even though I have given up using plastics in my designs. Only a fellow bead hoarder could possibly understand. And now I hope to find these little treasures a new home with someone who can appreciate how fantastic they are!

To get things started with a bang, I’m going to be giving away one of my all time favorite sets of beads. These pieces have been collected from a variety of sources, but they all have one thing in common - they have a distinct tribal flair. There are a few animal print pieces, some imitation bone, some long tubes with a wood-like finish, and three gorgeous tribal design buttons in bone and amber colors. Together or separate, these beads have a lot of potential!

How to Enter

Savannah Acrylic Bead Set

For a chance to win these beautiful acrylic beads, plus a handful of Czech seed beads in orange and yellow, simply leave a comment on this post, and answer the following question:

What is your favorite cultural influence for beading inspiration?

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, February 8th. If you don’t have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, please be sure to leave a contact link in your comment, so I can get in touch with you if you win! This giveaway is open to readers from Canada and the US.

Good luck, and happy beading!



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18 comments:

  1. Oh, Boy! I love these beads and would give them a good home! Thanks for the opportunity to win. My favorite cultural influence is the far East. Such a diversity of ancient cultures. So much history to draw from.

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  2. These are so pretty, but I have to resist because I don't use plastic anymore either. I need to destash like crazy!

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  3. Oh wow, I would love to make something with those beads!! I am kind of new at this so I am not sure about cultural influences yet.... Indian? African? Eclectric? I just like what I like.... And I like or should I say LOVE these beads!
    talk2deanna2003@yahoo.com

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  4. I am Mexican American, and I love the history of the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Thank ou for the opportunity of the giveway contest. :)

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  5. I am originally from the Czech republic, so lots of the Czech influence here, but also Indian, African...Thank you very much for your lovely blog.

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  6. my cultural influences mmmm i'm
    spanish. And i love bright colors
    south west is the best!! although
    beads that your giving away are
    really nice. would love to give it a try... Laura H

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  7. waw!!!!!!!!!

    In my beading i make a lot of diferent things. i don't have a style of my own. i like variation...
    and I live in a city with a lot of people from all over the world...
    That divercity influences me to make all kind of things ;).
    I'm not specific influenced by 1 culture, but by multiculture !

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  8. Love these! Reminds me of African wildlife -- the stripes of Zebra and spots of leopards. :-)

    My favorite cultural influence for beading inspiration would have to be Africa because of the amazing use of color and materials from bone to copper to colorful glass beads.
    http://delle56.blogspot.com/

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  9. my favorite culture of beading, would have to be african, oh! and about the e-mail thing, i'd have to e-mail you, because, i'm not allowed to leave my e-mail address anywhere, so, if i can have your e-mail, you'll get my e-mail. oh! by the way, i'm a new follower, and hope someday, you'll be mine too!

    http://jewelrymaking4u.blogspot.com

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  10. That collection is awesome. I love the prints. I'm not sure about my favorite cultural influences. I'm mostly a seed beader. The stitches originated all over the world. I do love African metal beads, though.

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  11. These beads are gorgeous and I have a painted metal tiger pendant that would really look good with them. My favorite cultural influence is Native American. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win these beads.

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  12. I would say art noveau plus vintage clip art. Thanks for offering the fantastic beads.

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  13. At present I don't have a cultral preference, but colours influence me a great deal to do something with them in the form o a jewelry piece. The African colours are stunning, as well as the ocean colours, and the fall and spring colours of nature.
    I can be reached at www.facebook.com/beadsnbicones

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  14. What a great give-away. I'm somewhat fickle and influenced by a variety of cultures.

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  15. Just a further comment and suggestion....PLEASE get rid of the word verification requirement. It is such an unnecessary nuisance especially when it has to be typed more than once because of difficulty reading the letters.

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  16. My influence ? The good ole fashioned American dollar store ! Everything for a buck ! I walk the store and colors pop out everywhere. The gift wrapping paper aisle give me the most quirky combos. Love, Peace and Beading. If I am the lucky winner, you may reach me at: shangrila333@hotmail.com

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  17. I'm really loving everyone's ideas and influences so far!

    Also, thank you for the suggestion, Helen! Unfortunately, with word verification off, dozens of spam comments get through daily, and I just don't have the extra time to screen and delete them all. This is the only way to make sure that real readers can comment from anywhere without signing up for anything.

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  18. I'm inspired by popular culture -- books, television, film, graphic novels -- and the things I work with -- the glass, the chain. I'm already thinking your destash would be great with my black leather cuffs ;-)

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