Friday, May 9, 2014

Giveaway: The Bead and Button Company

There’s no such thing as too many beads. Big or small, natural or manmade - there’s always room for more. Even if you have to get rid of something else first! Who needs more shoes when you can add more beads to your closet, right?

Whatever your tastes are, you’re sure to find something inspiring at The Bead and Button Company. Not to be confused with the magazine of similar name, this UK bead shop specializes in supplies for jewelry making and scrap booking. They carry a wide range of beads, buttons, and embellishments for crafters, with colors and shapes that are hard to resist.

The fabulous folks at The Bead and Button Company have generously offered a giveaway to Inspirational Beading readers, so that you can sample their delightful wares. One lucky reader will receive a $50 gift certificate to spend on the beads and supplies of their choice!

Crackle Glass Beads from The Bead and Button Company Glass Chips Beads from The Bead and Button Company


How to Enter

For a chance to win, stop by The Bead and Button Company to browse their selection. Then head back here to Inspirational Beading and leave a comment, telling us which of their beads or materials is your favorite. Anything goes!

One winner will be drawn on Thursday, May 15th. This giveaway is open to international readers.

Important: Comments must be posted here on Inspirational Beading to qualify, but no log-in is required. Please make sure to leave a contact method in your comment if you do not have a profile with a public email address. For security, you can type your email like so: username AT yourmail DOT com. Incomplete or duplicate entries will not be included in the draw.

Good luck and happy beading!

Update: This giveaway has closed.

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34 comments:

  1. Wow, they do have some unusual and really neat items. I fell in love with some flower shaped bead caps or cones that are divine, would make for lovely dangle earrings. Bead and Button Company 10 Antique Bronze Tone Flower Bead Caps 16mmx14mm: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/jewellery-making-c4/jewellery-findings-c72/bead-caps-c168/the-bead-and-button-company-10-antique-bronze-tone-flower-bead-caps-16mmx14mm-p2978

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  2. I just sucked into the button section where I found a lot of cat buttons (and some frogs for my sis). She often complains that with the current skull trend, skulls are getting too cutesy. Might show here these: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/beads-c2/shell-c31/the-bead-and-button-company-1-strand-of-printed-skull-shell-beads-flat-round-20mm-p2326

    But for a favourite, well, apart from cats I have a penchant for metal buttons. Both as focals and clasps. A mix like this one might be both fun and useful: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/buttons-c1/metal-c16/the-bead-and-button-company-50-mixed-silver-tone-carved-metal-buttons-23-28mmmm-p2986 I also found some interesting engraved coconut buttons: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/buttons-c1/shell-and-coconut-c15/the-bead-and-button-company-pack-of-20-18mm-patterned-coconut-shell-buttons-p3124 and cute MOP flower buttons: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/buttons-c1/shell-and-coconut-buttons-c15/bead-and-button-company-pack-of-25-mother-of-pearl-round-flower-buttons-p2672

    Also noted some fun snowflake spacers that'd be interesting to use in bead embroidery, not just strung between beads: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/beads-c2/metal-c32/the-bead-and-button-company-pack-of-200-antique-bronze-snowflake-beads-9x9mm-p3554

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  3. There are beautiful beads on this website ! the ones that inspires me are these : http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/beads-c2/glass-beads-c22/bead-and-button-company-packet-of-20-blue-flower-glass-lampwork-beads-p15 I just imagine a spring bracelet, perfect with a blue dress !

    Laureline (miss-terious@hotmail.fr)

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  4. Wow, they have a lot if wonderful things. The novelty buttons really caught my eyes

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  5. My favourite is Gemstone beads Indian Agate, they have lovely natural colors.

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  6. I've been playing around with lightweight kid-friendly designs lately so I'm loving the resin and acrylic beads - esp those colourful striped resin beads. Yummy!

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  7. So many fun things! I fell in love with the owl pendants. My daughter is going through an owl phase and we've discovered that there are so many cute owl designs out there. And The Bead and Button Company certainly has a good selection.

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  8. Wow very different from the usual giveaways. Of course I filtered by color ... green... but this time what caught my eye was the beautiful painted wooden flower buttons. Also I couldn't help but notice the crackle beads. I'm thinking shambala type bracelet with flower button closure. Thanks for the Inspirations and the giveaways. Pjclouse1@gmail.com.

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  9. I love everything!!!! I especially love the gemstones.....beautiful!!!!! And the leopard beads were so cute!!!!

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  10. So much to like. I've fallen for the stone beads: http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/beads-c2/stone-beads-c35/bead-and-button-company-1-x-strand-of-spray-painted-ab-stone-beads-4x2mm-11x7mm-approx-240-beads-p2548

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  11. What a selection!! I love the various buttons, esp. the painted ones, the great wooden ones, there are even lady bugs!! My granddaughter's favorite. But my favorite is the Antique Bronze Star Jean Tack Buttons. I have been looking for something like this to put on my cuffs and woven bracelets!!

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  12. I really fell in love with the Gemstone Bracelet, Beaded with: Amethyst, Fresh Water Pearls, Crystal Glass and Swarovski Crystal, I would like to have it!!!

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  13. Those crackle glass beads are gorgeous! Don't hold it against me that I can't pick a favorite color. I might have to get them all.

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  14. It's hard to pick only one favorite. I really liked the natural and black shell leaves in the beads section. There's lots of beads that really caught my eye. Also the flower painted wooden buttons were veny interesting and pretty.

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  15. I love all of the unique beads. You can never have enough.

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  16. I love Bead and Button's Shamballa beads. I'm making some beaded dragonflies, and these beads would be perfect for the body. Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your inspiring blog. I like the beaded pendants that you recently completed!

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  17. Oh, so much to feast my eyes on. I like lots of them but the striped round resin beads look like alot of fun and the green leopard acrylic helix beads look sexy.

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  18. I tell you what that Bead and Button sure does have some nice eye catching beads! I am having a hard time trying to pick out just one kind of bead. I like the glass and foil beads especially the heart ones. Now that is one bead store that I would like to go browse I would have to take a pocket full of money!! hehe

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  19. I like the blue and brown crackeled glass round beads and the hermatite beads ball round multicolor.
    shivercarla at gmail dot com

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  20. I love gemstone beads and i'm always looking for jewelry findings.

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  21. There are so many great things in the shop, that it is really hard to find my favourite, but I think, I love these cute puppy buttons most http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/buttons-c1/novelty-buttons-c86/new-dress-it-up-2014-collection-c272/dress-it-up-pack-of-novelty-buttons-playful-puppies-button-mania-p4353

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  22. My favourites are the 8 mm crackle beads. Louise

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  23. I love all the crackle glass beads!!!!!!!!! Specially Blue and Brown Crackle Glass Round Beads and Aqua and Green Crackle Glass Round Beads! zarnaz.arif AT gmail DOT com

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  24. Greta Marullo gdmar@comcast.netMay 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    They have some must have clasps. Love them! Also some great stringing supplies I would love to have. Greta M. gdmar@comcast.net

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  25. Todo lo que tienen es hermoso, no sabría cual me gusta más, pero si tengo q escoger algo...hmm...las cuentas de vidrio craquelado...en todos los colores! Tengo la seguridad de que yo voy a ganar éste regalo tan bello! GRACIAS! soy super fan de inspirational Beading! Un abrazo de una artesana colombiana, actualmente estoy haciendo unos mandalas bellísimos! BYE, BYE...

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  26. FUnny, it was the crackle glass that caught my attention and brought me to this post. I adore crackle glass, I have no idea why I have such a fascination with it, but their selection of crackle glass beads was delicious. Oh I love the sparklies!

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  27. Lots of lovelies, I was looking at the charms and pendants.
    thanks
    Sue

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  28. I just love all the beads and things on their site. If I have to pick ones I would get I would probably get a bunch of the striped beads and some of the acrylic leaves for tatted bracelets I make!

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  29. Wow !!! Hi there! I am a craft addict and I love making jewelry and all sorts of crafts that involve paper, wood, textiles and anything one could think of ... What I love about this shop is their wide variety of products that one could use for all sorts of crafts, but what caught my attention are the wooden buttons, especially the heart and the star shaped ones. I love the patterns, the colour, I LOVE EVERYTHING about them!
    Good luck to all of you craft addicts!!!
    Bye :)

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  30. Could not pick a favorite bead or component, as there were so, so many! I really love the great selection of colors they have in waxed cording though, and would definitely lay in a supply! Thanks for the intro to this site!

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  31. my favorite are http://www.beadandbuttoncompany.co.uk/beads-c2/charms-pendants-c30/hearts-c158/bead-and-button-company-pack-of-20-made-with-love-heart-charm-pedants-5-colour-options-p4289

    cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  32. I love using buttons and beads in my crochet work, and it was really difficult to choose a favourite from the fab selection on offer. However the item that really caught my eye are the colourful rainbow striped shamballa beads - they're gorgeous and I would love to include them in my work in the future. Thanks for the chance to win this super giveaway.
    Amanda

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  33. I love The natural shell beads - I could do so much with those! I also really like the agate dragon's veins beads, too. There are so many others that I think would be fun to work with, too.

    (I hope I'm not too late! It's taken me ages to persuade the comments thingy to post mine :(

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  34. I like the glass crackle beads. I always seem drawn to two tone beads, and I love the textured look. Katskratch36 AT hotmail DOT com
    Tammy

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