Friday, June 21, 2013

Bead Giveaway: Czech Seed Beads

There is nothing quite like the joy of tiny, abundant seed beads. They flow like water and weave into the most wonderful designs. Seed beads are versatile, able to blend into almost any art form, with nearly any material. Today we’re going to pass along a little of that joy!

Inspirational Beading sponsor The Best Beads has generously offered a gorgeous set of Czech seed beads and bugles for one lucky reader! The prize includes four 50 gram packs of transparent and silver lined seed beads in gorgeous brown and golden hues, plus a surprise package!

Preciosa Czech Seed Bead Giveaway


How To Enter:

For a chance to win all of the beads shown, and some secret bonus beads, head over to The Best Beads to check out their amazing beads direct from the Czech Republic. Then leave a comment on this post, letting us know which bead style from their selection is your favorite. Anything goes!

One lucky reader will be chosen at random on Tuesday, June 25th. This giveaway is open to all international readers.

Important: Entries must be made here on Inspirational Beading to qualify for the draw. Please make sure to include an email address or contact link in your comment, or through your profile, so that I can contact you if you win. Incomplete or anonymous entries will not be included in the draw.

Good luck, and happy beading!

Update: The drawing has closed. Thanks to everyone who joined in!

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76 comments:

  1. Seed beads are my favorite beads and the tinier the better!

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  2. The fire polished are my favorite!!! I love their fire and brillance!!!

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  3. East or best beads are best.:)

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  4. I just love all your beads but I think my all time favorite has to be the peacock pressed beads. Gorgeous.

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  5. I just love this style the colours are amazing for the summer Aquamarine with Light Gold-brown Half Coating Faceted Rounds Fire Polished Beads

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  6. love the colours of the Preciosa Rocalille seed beads...off to buy some!

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  7. Honestly, I love all beads, big, small, any shape, any color. I love doing bead work. Seed beads are the best. But, I love working with beads. So, if I win anything, they will be put to good use. Contact me at broquellemo1968@yahoo.com

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  8. I just love fire polished glass beads! Their shine is uncomparable! And the way they catch light is just amazing!!! Combine them in a cuff with tiny seed beads, now that's my favourite combination! And I don't know why, but they always remind me of little pieces of candy! If I win please contact me on zarnaz.arif@gmail.com

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  9. any beads are the best beads.........as you can mix them up, bling them up, have the clasical, and the pattern you can't put on paper but you know it works, and find something new everyday in our beading community like i have the best bead.

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  10. I love all the beads, but the fire polish are my favorite!

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  11. I love all the beads, but Rocailles and Daggers are the best :)

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  12. My favourite are the twin beads. They are so versatile. Contact me at mlduthie@me;com

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  13. I never tried your beads and would love the chance too.

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  14. Awesome colors!!! I love them...I would like to have all of them.... I am chilean and my mail is maritza_madrid@hotmail.com.... good luck for all !!!

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  15. I love beads but Miyuki delicas (11/0 and 15/0) are my favorite. The versatility they offer when designing is endless.

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  16. What a lovely color palette of beads ! I would love to win , so I`m going to try my luck .
    Being a beadworker and jewellery maker , all types of beads are my favourites but the ones I find the most favourite are SEED BEADS definitely ! I think these tiny little wonders are so versatile , that you can add them in your creation to bring out the best in your piece or use them by themselves too , to create your entire piece. And without doubt , these tiny beads can be used for weaving , knitting , crochet , tatting , embroidery .......... what ever takes your fancy , and come up with a stunning creation , every time !!!

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  17. I really love the lampwork beads. They are beautiful to make stitch markers for knitting.

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  18. My fav is two way faceted. thanks Bonnie Vance on fb. cougarspitfire@hotmail.com

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  19. Seed beads are definitely my favourite.

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  20. I love Yellow Short Daggers. They'd be perfect for a beaded sunflower! :)

    isztarv (at) o2.pl

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  21. I just love the seed beads, they are great for designing with.You have the best selection of beads i have seen in a long time. Keep up the good work.

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  22. Love the vintage glass buttons, but seed beads have always been my favorite, you can add anything to them!

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  23. Elegant Black 2Way Faceted Fire Polished Beads ooooh what I could do with those. Cjlogie@gmail.com

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  24. I have to go with the seed bead selection!! I love the different stitches and amazing items you can create with seed beads. I never seem to have enough even though when you see my stash it appears to be a lot. When I select seed beads, I always tend to lean toward the Delicas, all sizes.

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  25. I love seed beads. I would have a hard time picking a favorite. I would like very much to try they twin beads, but they are impossible to find in Honduras.

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  26. I really love seed beads, but I loved the Rectangle table cut beads. The Picasso colors are beautiful. Maybe it's time to try something different. ;-) Sahmsations@gmail.com

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  27. Nothing like a giveaway to bring out the comments! HA! My favorite beads? Seed beads in all their shapes and colors. More specifically, delicas. I love those beads and wish they were priced like round seeds!

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  28. I have been in love with seed beads for a very long time. I have always thought that seed beads were affordable little pieces of art. ndbig13@msn.com

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  29. Lilac withAB half coating faceted rounds fire polished bead. I thought you wanted a detailed one from their website :) was a very tough call but I fell in love with the colour that would fit right into my love line that I am working on right now :)

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  30. I love the beautiful bi-color blue and green pressed beads. They are just gorgeous. Thanks for the give away. Judy

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  31. I love the pressed flower beads! I love using these in my bead embroidery and soutache embroidery. They are wonderful to use to cover a pre-drilled hole in a cabochon or just as a little extra definition to the piece!

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  32. Seed beads have always been my favorite to bead with.

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  33. Love all the colors of the Fire Polished Rounds.

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  34. Aventurine with Gold Design Handmade Polygon Lampwork Bead 25x20mm. Love them!

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  35. Wow! What a great selection of beads. I am fascinated by the peacock beads (black with oil spots) in any shape. I have been crocheting a lot lately, but now am inspired by your ombré lariat and want to try the chevron stitch with all the color combinations running through my head!

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  36. I just love to work with any kind of beads, like the seed beads a lot special the detail work you can do with seed beads.

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  37. I love using seed beads, and I really, really love those vintage glass buttons!

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  38. I fell in love with their vintage glass buttons. They are gorgeous!

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  39. seed beads...always my fav! thanks for the contest! kathleen_copeland@yahoo.com.

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  40. I have been using seed beads of late and love the colors, but I have to chose "Table Cut Beads. The Bicones, Ovals, Squares and Rectangles, each get my creative imagination flowing. Coloring, shading/hues are rich and warm and will give each application its own uniqueness. Whatever threading you prefer or chose, each bead will make your creation your own. (5 stars)

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  41. My vote goes to:


    Table Cut Beads

    - Bicones - special cut


    - Ovals


    - Rectangles

    - Squares
    Ho, Sorry, I thought it's the Eurovision song contest :). Anyway I am a beads and beading lover, and if I win I'll thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  42. Lots to look at love the twisted oval's thanks
    Doindigital at gmail dot com
    Sue

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  43. Thank goodness for big eye needles and seed beads. Oh, and #18 thread or s-lon. Seed beads rule.

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  44. What a generous giveaway! It is so hard to pick one favorite, but I was drawn to the triangular leaves right away.

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  45. I like small fire polished beads (3mm-4mm) =)
    'Cause they fit to tiny rocaille seed beads =))

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  46. I'm so excited! My faves have always been good old seed beads, rocailles. However I also love designing with tablecut beads of all sizes.

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  47. Iam for ever in love in amber! And therefore I instantly fell in love in the giveaway!!

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  48. I love to weave the seed beads and the fire polish together to make beautiful jewelry.

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  49. I love seed beads and fire-polished beads.

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  50. I'm really loving the round faceted fire polished beads with the AB finish in addition to the Rocaille beads

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  51. Ohhh Thanks for the giveaway!!! I really love seed beads. Love my 11/0's! Fire polished are adorable with seeds around them!

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  52. I love the leaves and flowers and with the seed beads I can see a project taking shape. The peacock with the oil spots look fun and the cones and daggers are also something that would be fun. Oh heck, they all have potential...if I had time and money they would all be sitting pretty on the beading table that tempts me at all hours of the night...no sleep for the beading artist...sleep when I'm dead and that is all that I know..swalusiak@live.com will put us in contact. peace

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  53. I love the seed beads because they sparkle so...like running your fingers through thousands of tiny gemstones!

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  54. I like the copper faceted tyre rondelles and the black or copper flat circles pressed beads! faby505@hotmail.com

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  55. Seed beads, I'm a junkie! Every color, finish, size, etc. Gotta have 'em
    sandrapudoff@bellsouth.net

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  56. Hi!

    Pretty good prices, I will ahve to order from them soon.

    I liked those table cut beads in the ovals. They were all pretty but I liked the marquis ones, and the oval ones that look like peas in a pod.

    I'd love to win!!

    anita_amyotte@hotmail.com is the best way to reach me

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  57. I just adore the hand cut marble bicones! Those orange ones are so amazing! I think the handmade buttons are also wonderful! Ah...so many beads, so little time...er...money...

    GIJillie@yahoo.com

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  58. My favorite project to make is crocheted bracelets with seed beads, but those white with red and blue stripes Preciosa Czech Rocaille seed beads are calling out to me to make a different king of bracelet with them!

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  59. I'm gonna have to choose good ole' versatile Fire-Polished... definitely the workhorse of the Czech beads for me... and they "deliver" every time in the great contribution they make to the piece you're working on. 'Course, I'd better publish this fast 'cause at any given moment something else could pop into my mind... a clear evidence that they're all great!

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  60. seed beads are always my first choice, but I am experimenting with many of the new ones...tilas and peanuts and berries!!! Don't think there is a bead I don't like!!!

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  61. I love Czech glass - you name it! Rocailles and twins, the different shapes of pressed glass are nice. My favorite of favorites are the lampwork beads, especially the Klimt style lampwork coins.

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  62. swalusiak@live.com love the peacock oil spot hearts

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  63. I don't know where to start choosing a favourite bead I think it will have to be seed beads,simply because of the thousands of colours and finishes plus the wide range and the versatility of what you can do with them. I also love fire polished rounds in 3mm and 4mm.

    You can't beat the cones either. The silver (http://best-beads.com/44267.html)andblack AB half-coated (http://best-beads.com/pressed-beads/cones/44375.html) are especially fine, as are some of the buttons, particularly http://best-beads.com/buttons/vb3067-10.html, http://best-beads.com/buttons/vb291-10.html and http://best-beads.com/buttons/vb066-10.html.

    I've not seen this online seller before but I'll be placing an order in an hour or so, as soon as I've checked my supplies and gone through their catalogue.

    Thanks for showcasing the site.:-)

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  64. Easily_mused36@yahoo
    Lately been drawn to the table cut beads. I'm in love with two tones and the "neutral" element in these usually makes them easier to pair

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  65. Hello, my name is Tiziana ( tiziana@cityweblivorno.it) this is the first time I participate in a "competition" on the web, but always carefully follow the Blog Ispirational Beading because I find it very well designed and truly capable of giving inspiration to my projects. I love to make jewelry soutache and beads and then in the site best-beads.com I can find many products that I needed. I can not say which product is my favorite .. they all are, my attention goes mainly towards ALL Fire Polished Beads .. charming and indispensable. The colors ... those who remember my Tuscany: the sea, the countryside, the hills, the sun and then the blue, green, orange and gold. It 's all. Ciao e grazie!!

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  66. Ooh what an exciting giveaway!!!!! Thank you for sharing your best beads with us your inspired readers ;)
    I LOVE the glass buttons that best beads produce... I know not strictly 'beads' but they just caught my eye as soon as I opened the websites home page.... The pic they have actually ties in beautifully to the colors of sead beads they've generously donated as the prize for this competition ;) I couldn't find a similar design in the rest of their bead range and couldn't help wondering if there is a opportunity for them to make buttons with holes which can be strung or flat ones with no brass hook which can be used for cabochons...??
    Funny enough I recently started following your inspirational posts (and am really enjoying them thanks!!) but I wanted to message you and ask which brand of czech beads you use as I'm battling to locate a supplier of Czech beads in south Africa where I live... I had just found someone upcountry who imports Preciosa beads and then I saw them on your post! Do you use any other brands of Czech beads too? Thanks :) michelle.gibbs7{at}gmail.com

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  67. oooooooooooooooo! I love them all. The buttons are wonderful. Can never have too many beads.
    knew4@verizon.net

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  68. I love the table-cut picasso beads. I'm dying to get my hands on some eventually, when I can justify buying them.

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  69. Seed beads for they are so versatile. You can use them for jewelry making, to accent a cross stitch pattern, just about anything goes :)

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  70. Seed beads have to be my favorite - you can never have too many and after that, I love daggers and I am dying to try the twins or super duos.

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  71. Favorite beads? Right now it's Black with Copper 2Way Faceted Picasso Fire Polished Beads 8x6mm. Just yummy. Great accent for...something!

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  72. I love these beads: http://best-beads.com/fire-polished-beads/tyre-rondelles/39318.html


    looneylunaraven(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I love most of them but the Green with Marble Stone Coating Squares Picasso Table Cut Beads are pure beauty!
    Ana Cravidao
    acbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  74. All beads are fabulous but pressed glas beads are my favorite. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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