Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bead Giveaway: Strands and Charms

Happy New Year, beaders! It is my great pleasure to announce that I’m ready to get back to my normal routines, and what better way to kick off a new year on Inspirational Beading than with a giveaway? I still have some lovely goodies from my last surprise grab bag, and I need to send them to a good home.

This month’s prize pack includes 2 strands of semi-precious stones and a pair of cute rhinestone charms. There are 4mm pink zebra jasper rounds and 6mm multicolored magnesite/howlite rounds, plus elephant and dragonfly bracelet charms. These pieces are all much too pretty to languish in my bead stash!

Gemstone Strands and Charms Giveaway

How to Enter

For a chance to win all of the beads shown, leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite stitch or technique for round beads. One lucky winner will be drawn on Tuesday, January 13th. This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the US.

Important: Comments must be posted directly at InspirationalBeading.Blogspot.com 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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  1. I haven't graduated past peyote stitch in my bead weaving yet, but I have done a lot of hand knotting with round beads in the past. I really like the classic look of hand knotted pearls but with more colourful beads.

  2. I am very happy to keep getting your posts when you have the time. I have just started bead crochet and I am HOOKED!!!

  3. I also started with bead crochet and I love it. I love the charmes and the beads...i love color!!!!!! Happy 2015!!!!! Jennykbeathotmaildotcom

  4. My favorite for round beads is RAW (right angle weave, for any newbies). It's a fun stitch to make nice big cuff bracelets...I use 4mm usually for that..add in alternating seed beads for a fancier style, and bead away...lots of fun :) bohemianice@gmail.com

  5. I love your blog. Have gotten so many ideas. I just started beading in August and love it. Learned some peyote (had to do freeform!), herringbone, ladder/square, chevron. Am just adding fringe to a herringbone bracelet. Have done some netting. Need to learn st. petersburg stitch. I would like to learn more how to do freeform netting. Love the openness but guess I need more practice on the netting. I want to learn how to make circular buttons like you do on your closures. They are adorable. I appreciate all the work you do on this site. Thank you.

    1. Thanks, Christine! You can find a basic tutorial for circular brick stitch under the Beading Tutorials tab at the top of the page. I also have a PDF available for a full button tutorial here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sagescupboard?section_id=7382948

  6. I have not gotten a favorite thing I like to do with round beads yet. I just like beads!!

  7. My favorite stitch depends on my current project (today it is Herringbone (ndebele) ;) -- I love the one I'm using now!! I'm just a bead-a-holic ... love it all LOL.
    crafty dot lady at sympatico.ca

  8. I discovered chenille stitch quite by accident several months ago and have made and donated many bangle bracelets. It's easy and a fast beading project. Check it out on the web. megmoyle@att.net

  9. I love to use round beads knotted on Irish Waxed Linen along with a pretty focal.

  10. I have just started beading and am very addicted. I just started making wrap bracelets with round beads. I can't wait to learn more! I love your blog - thank you!


  11. Love those beads, herringbone and peyote stich are my favorite. andree.caron@yahoo.ca

  12. With 6mm I like just good old stringing but 4mm I would use with my favorite stitches Brick and Peyote.

  13. I'm a big fan of peyote as I just love the feeling of zipping things up, but when I saw those semi precious rounds I immediately thought how neat they would look if used in a crazy peyote pendant with some micro macramé worked in.

  14. I love creating and making beautiful things with beautiful supplies! I'd love to win! Lmerrell@gmail.com


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