Thursday, April 24, 2014

Giveaway: House of Gems

Gems, jewels, beads and baubles – we beaders can never have enough of these little morsels! Whether you love the natural look of gemstones and pearls, or the uniform elegance of glass and chain, you’ll find it at House of Gems. This shop has a great selection of beading essentials and favorites, and they’re offering Inspirational Beading readers a chance to sample the goods!

Beads by House of Gems Beads by House of Gems

How to Enter:

For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, head on over to House of Gems and check out their selection. Then leave a comment here on Inspirational Beading, letting us know which bead or product is your favorite. Anything goes!

House of Gems Giveaway

One lucky winner will be drawn on Thursday, May 1st.

Important: Please make sure to leave your comment on this post, and include a contact method with your comment if you do not have a Google profile with email enabled. For security email address can be typed like so: username at yourmail dot com. Incomplete or duplicate entries will not be included in the draw.

This giveaway is open to international readers. Good luck!

A big thank you to House of Gems for sharing this giveaway. To see more beads, inspiration and project ideas from House of Gems, check out their weekly community feature #BeadingFriday on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Update: This giveaway has closed.

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  1. Great giveaway. Love House of Gems, and I just love the Rondelle Faceted Chinese Glass Beads!

  2. I just love the huge variety of gemstone beads and chains. The yellows, browns and greens remind me of the upcoming hot summers irrespective of latest trends. The teardrops and briolette's are my favorite. My mind is already scheming on the myriad possibilities that they can be combined in. I especially like the fact that the site actually writes about where and what the particular gemstone comes from.

  3. I find the sterling silver butterfly shell pendant really really lovely. Its beautiful colours make for a nice and delicate pendant or bracelet. Email: pearlypink at ymail dot com

  4. Great great giveaway. My favorites are the pave' beads. I especially like the American flag tube. May have to order a few of those.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I just love all the pave beads!!!!!!

  6. Thanks for the chance to win and I love reading your blog! I too like the House of Gems and I especially like their ceramic beads. They really compliment my polymer clay focal points and finish off the necklaces with a classy look.

  7. Trying this one more time before I give up. I love the lamp work beads and am fascinated by the inside strip faceted beads. What fun it would be to design a necklace or any piece of jewelry around them.
    Jackie at

  8. That giveaway is just awesome! Hope to win something from that beautiful collection.

  9. What a fun giveaway -- thank you! My favorites are their gemstone beads-- especially the ruby beads -- absolutely gorgeous.
    My email: oksanai1 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. I love the Gem Stones. And like a beginner I started with my ABC's.(& Loving Green as much as I do ) I checked out the Aventurine. They have a beauriful selection. I browsed my way all the through the Jade, the Peridot & right down to Zoisite (which was a new one for me). Thank you for your inspirations and giveaways.

  11. Thanks for sending me over there. I really liked the ceramic beads, white with dark brown - oh, delicious. Thanks.

  12. I was fascinated by the gemstones. The peridot, the green amethyst ,citrine and Imperial topaz were my favorites with the topaz just being a dream gem. Thank you for such an informative blog.

  13. I love them all but the Briolette Lavender Blue Color Teardrop Shape Faceted Glass Beads are stunning!

  14. Love the Amazonite beads. Just finished some cabs of this material and am in need of some quality beads. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  15. Good morning. i love most of the natural beads but my favorites are sapphire beads!!

  16. Great selection of gemstone beads! Thanks for sharing this website with us :) It was hard to pick a favorite, but I chose the round smooth sodalite beads as the beads I would comment on. I havent made any jewelry with sodalite, but I have a sodalite necklace that I would to make a bracelet and earrings to go with it. Love your blog btw. This is my first time commenting on one of your posts. I do have some difficulty getting to your site from the emails you send me. There doesnt seem to be a link to get me here. I have to copy and paste the address into my browser. I have learned a lot from you though. Thank you.

    1. Hi Briana! If you've subscribed to email updates through the link at the bottom of each post, the messages you receive should have clickable text links to both the individual post of the day, as well as the main blog. If the links are not clickable, it could be your email service's safety filters. Depending on the service you use, you should be able to set up filters for the subscription that will automatically mark them as safe to view. You can also try unsubscribing, then resubscribe and set up the filter when you get the confirmation. I hope this helps!

  17. I just love the look of the Chinese turquoise beads. My email is miriam0856 at gmail dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!


  19. House of Gems has some very nice things. What made my day was that they have 4.5mm split rings in Sterling as well as GF. This is just the right size for most everything I create. Split rings allow me to adapt the closure piece (toggle, magnets, etc) to the customers preferences.

  20. It's difficult to choose just one favourite, but I love the amethyst round smooth and faceted beads as well as the sterling silver toggle clasps made in Bali style.
    Thank you for this giveaway.

  21. I loved the Indonesian lacquer beads and my and my all time faves, Pearls.


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