Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bead Giveaway: From the Beach

I’m almost finished with this year’s stash clean up. My bead collection is starting to look really polished and much more ‘me’ than ever before. I’ve got quite a few destash beads to giveaway yet, and this month it’s all about the beach (again!). This prize pack includes a big handful of lovely cowry shells that are perfect for hemp jewelry and mixed media projects, plus a dollop of pretty mother of pearl chips. I’ve had some really great times working with these beads, but it’s time for them to find a more worthy home.

Cowrie Shell Giveaway

Mother of Pearl Bead Giveaway

How to Enter

For a chance to win all of the beads shown, leave a comment on this post letting us know what your favorite beach-themed bead palette is. One lucky reader will be drawn on Tuesday, July 14th. This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the US.

Important: Please make sure to leave your comment directly on to enter. No log-in is required, but please make sure to leave an email address or contact link in your comment, so that you can be reached if you win. 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. Shades of blue like the ocean. Vanessa

  2. Beach scene palette: Sand, blue, green/green and toss in some peach!

  3. I've been doing a bit of bead embroidery with shells lately. Really enjoying it and , if I must say are beautiful lol. I love the beach and all things that go with it. Living in Florida , you can wear beach themed things all year round

  4. How pretty! My favourite beach palette is some sand coloured picasso seed beads in 8/0 and 6/0. I mix in natural and pastel seed beads of different shades and colours and shell, small mineral ships. Unfortunately I am in the middle of my own bead destashing and already have way too many sea-related beads so I will pass on the contest but as soon as I saw it, it reminded me of a bazaar I'm renting a table for in November and I think I will make a small sea-themed holiday tree using some of my stash.

  5. I love to use pastel shades of ivory, coral and turquoise, accented with silver or brass for my beach themed designs.Blog follower as:

  6. I like shades of blue and some amethyst shades too which reminds me of beautiful sunsets at the lake.

  7. Hello Mortira! I love your site. You helped me learn so much. I love the beads because I love the beach, but I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for your teachings and sharing whether I win them or not.

  8. Wow! these shells remind me of walking at the beach at low tide and collecting the shells found there. These are lovely :) Than you for this chance.

  9. I would use Sea Foam and Ocean Blue bicones. I would love to make a Flat Spiral Bracelet or necklace. When I was in CA I loved to go to the beach and look for sea shells . I love beading.
    My email address is;
    Thank you

  10. Turquoise goes with everything! Love your inspiration! MKat

  11. I just put together a beach scene pallet of cream, corals and pale blues for a bead embroidered wall hanging for my daughter. She doesn't bead and/or wear jewelry so I make wall hangings for her.

  12. Shells have been important for Native American jewelry for eons. Before traders made glass beads available, adornment relied on objects found in nature. I would use these beads with a natural color pallette to honor those who have gone before.

  13. I would do a color palette inspired by the windy, rocky Oregon coast. A dark, glossy, grey, a light blue-grey, a darkish yellow-green, like kelp on the sand, and maybe a dark matte blue.


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