Friday, November 13, 2015

Giveaway: Beads and Babble Super Beading Kits

Every beader knows that there’s no such thing as too many beads. The more you’ve got, the more choices you have when designing amazing jewelry. Great tools are also a must, whether they help you visualize your next design, or provide a professional finish to your pieces.

I am very pleased to present an amazing beading kit giveaway that is sure to inspire some amazing designs! You might already be familiar with indie bead shop Beads and Babble, which has a truly amazing selection of unique Czech glass, seed beads, and findings. Owner and curator Shannon has put together two amazing bead starter packs for hungry beaders!

Beads and Babble Beading Kit Giveaway Pack


Each pack includes a bead board, nipper tool, crimping pliers, beading wire, and oodles of amazing beads. There are seed bead hanks, gemstone beads, glass accents, and pendants; rounds, tubes, daggers, and so much more! Each kit includes an abundance of inspiration to make some show-stopping designs, all hand-picked for you by Beads and Babble.

Beading Essentials Giveaway


How to Enter:

For a chance to win one of the kits shown, visit Beads and Babble and check out the gorgeous array of beads available. Then head back here to InspriationalBeading.Blogspot.com and leave a comment on this post, letting us know what your favorite is. Anything goes!

Due to the very large size of the prize packs, this draw is open to readers from the US. Two lucky readers will be drawn on Saturday, November 21st. Please make sure to leave a contact link or email with your comment so that I can reach you if you win! Unclaimed prizes will be re-drawn on November 25th.

Beads and Babble Beading Kit Giveaway Pack


Good luck, and happy beading!

Update: This draw has closed.

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66 comments:

  1. OMG!! How many wonderful beads!! Love all the seed beads!! Have to take a closer look! Thanks for the link and the chance to participate! Hugs, Frances frodz1@yahoo.com

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  2. My favorite has gotta be the Moroccan Picaso Czech glass bead mix -- must-have colors!

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  3. I am a new beaded so I would love to win. I am glad to be able to shop at a new place too. I love their mocha seed beads

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  4. Was it just me, or does that website smell like patchouli? ;)
    The very first page of beads just took me rigt on down memory lane. I have never seen such a huge selection of "retro" beads. I could just get lost on that site. I would LOVE to win one of the prizes, but even if I don't, i know where I will be spending my bead allowance next month ;)
    Dian Ebert ....... agamemnonFURY@gmail.com

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  5. The colors and sizes of the seed beads are amazing. You can get lost in all the wonderful choices.

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  6. Love the seed beads, the daggers and the long strands of colored beads.
    Carol Cowles, cdcsails@yahoo.com

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  7. I am new to beading, Pinterest, etsy, etc. but fell in love with Beads and Babble nearly from day one. And your blog, too! thank you for being such a generous blogger.

    From Beads and Babble I really like the Bohemian Picassos and the Toho Seafoam seed beads.

    Quagmaya39@me.com

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  8. I love the serrated dagger beads!
    mungerl2@students.wwu.edu

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  9. I love their Aged Opaque Picasso Mix Czech Glass Seed Bead strands.

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  10. Oh... I am in love with the 34x15mm Antique Silver Base Metal and Red Coral Handmade Tibetan Style Teardrop Pendant. I am dreaming of the most perfect bracelet! tbozet@gmail.com

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  11. I love them all. Thought I'd seen just about everything but this shop sure has many unusual finds. I love the summer breeze blend of 11' seed beads. Also, the great selection of different clasps. I have so many unfinished projects cause I can't find clasps to my liking. I will definitely be back to shop soon. ge1st96o@gmail.com

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  12. I love them all of course, but the ones I love the most are the owls 18x15mm Opaque Yellow with Copper Wash Czech Glass Horned Owl Beads - Qty 6 (BS240), they are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one of these beautiful beady gifts. my email is freebird7100@yahoo.com

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  13. How sad it isn't open to UK readers - I love the 3 cut opaque seed beads - I thought I'd leave a comment anyway :)

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  14. There was a great matte Picasso mix called Far East, really an inspiration. All the beads are wonderful and thank you for leading me to this wonderful shop. I put them on my Favorites list.

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  15. So many beautiful things in your shop it's almost impossible to choose. But anything with a picasso finish would be close to a favorite with me!!

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  16. The selection of beads and of antiqued base metal findings and components in various finishes is impressive. I particularly liked the Dragonfly carved handmade ox bone beads and immediately envision them as part of a bead embroidered collar. The coral, turquoise, and brass handmade Tibetan tube beads would work nicely in the same collar. Now to find the perfect cabochons .... AZ

    Were I to be selected in the drawing, my e-mail contact address is a_zalik@yahoo.com

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  17. I have to say I am in love with the twisty purple in the 18 Inches of Miracle Iris Eggplant Purple Size and Shape Mixed Czech Glass Beads 3 Strand Mini Hank (DW157) Thanks for sharing the shop! Spiritedblaize at gmail dot com.

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  18. My favorites are the three cut 6/0 2tone beads. I especially like the yellow/red Picasso. Thank you for sponsoring such a generous giveaway. Mary. Maryredman144@gmail.com


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  19. beautiful beads.....I do a lot of kumihimo and I'm always looking for different beads to add in to the mix......there are some great ones here....:)

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  20. loving their selection of 8/0 and 6/0 seed beads, such bright and awesome colors!

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  21. What a great giveaway!! I just love these - https://www.etsy.com/listing/217544434/18x16mm-3mm-12mm-hole-antique-copper?ref=shop_home_active_21 - but just about anything on their site is wonderful!! max@kraftymax.com

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  22. Wow, wow, wow, wow. What beads! What findings. Far too much to choose from.
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  23. After drooling over the hundreds of beads and findings that I want to order, I would have to say that the aged picasso beads captured my heart completely. The metal beads and findings are gorgeous, too. Such amazing stuff here. Love this giveaway. Thanks for offering it. ~ Cindy
    martinshaw@comcast.net

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  24. I really like Navajo Turquoise Picasso Mix with 5mm Vintage Tile Beads and 6/0 Czech Glass Seed Beads 3 Strand Hank (DW182), and I am really dissapointed that only people from US can participate. I am from Slovenija and like your blog very much.

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  25. https://www.etsy.com/listing/217093452/18x8mm-3mm-hole-opaque-chocolate-swirl?ref=shop_home_active_12
    These are pretty awesome!

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  26. I especially like the 3cut, 6/0 opaque 2 tone seed beads. My favorite is the yellow/red Picasso. Thank you for sponsoring such a generous giveaway. Mary. Maryredman144@gmail.com

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  27. Beautiful beads, amazing variety, but I finally found a favorite: 8x5mm Faceted Arabian Tapestry Mix Chinese Crystal Rondelle Beads 8 Inch Strand. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

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  28. What I like best are all the unique shaped beads. jvratliff@yahoo.com

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  29. My favorite is everything!!! LOL But really, I fell in love with the 6mm & 4mm Opaque Natural Earth Picasso Mix Czech Glass Beads!!! Thank you!!! Laura -- laura_disimone@tahoo.com

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  30. I just love her shop, could have a beading party in there. I really like the 11/0 Opaque Indian Summer Picasso Mix Czech Glass Seed Beads 20 Grams (CS100), love the colors.

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  31. Thanks so much for introducing me to such a terrific site. It is impossible to pick ONE favorite, but I love anything picasso and I really like the table cut firepolished flower glass beads. There are just too many things that make me go gaagaa. Thanks. Carol @ kycarol548@gmail.com.

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  32. WOW!!!! I just found my new beading store :) This site has the most beautiful and unusual beads I've seen. One of the many things I love is the Opaque Indian Summer Picasso Mix Czech Glass Seed Beads. There is just too much to list that I love.
    Thank you for the chance to win , fingers crossed :)
    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  33. Almost 2ooo beads and you want me to pick a favorite ?
    So I narrowed it down to two:
    Faceted Opaque Tuscan Mix Picasso Firepolish Czech Glass Rondel Beads
    and
    Miracle Iris Eggplant Purple Size and Shape Mixed Czech Glass Beads
    However, they're all so beautiful.
    ~cryssT

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  34. Beautiful beads! Opaque Caribbean Blues

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  35. Seriously, I'd never heard of Beads & Babble, but thankfully, I'm learning from you who to look at. I love their huge selection. I even favorited a few items. I really like the copper rose/flower caps and the copper links (g348). My imagination is working over time!! I loved the Czech Green Opal Spindle Glass (bw326). I'll be looking to them for some unique beads. The prices are good too. :)
    Thank you, this would be an awesome birthday gift (for me, of course) :D
    hrdreams2015@gmail.com

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love all of the unique finishes. I look forward to buying from this awesome bead store!

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  37. How can I pick a favorite? The blue crazy lace agate strands with the different size beads in the strand are so nice. Plus the metal links for earrings and pendants really caught my eye along with the tulip shaped bead caps. The glass beads in all the different colors and sizes are really unique, too.

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  38. All of them are nice and pretty.
    cpasgrave@gmail.com

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  39. I've never been to beads and babble before. What. Treat! The variety is really refreshing. I love your array of antique metals.
    I also noticed quite a variety of blue beads and blues are so hard to match to anything because of the many hues. I will shop here often. Thank you for another alternative in bead buying.
    Cindy.kosmerchock@yahoo.com

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  40. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite. I love the owls and the colors especially the turquoise,ruby and lilac beads and how they will look with brass findings. I would love to win these beads.
    Susan.greider@gmail.com

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  41. I love the big blue (cab?) top middle right! A lovely selection all together, so generous!
    Bugrocksthehouse@gmail.com

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  42. I am almost overwhelmed with the beauty and selection of beads. I really love the Opaque Mocha Pearl Terra Colorfast Czech Glass Seed Bead Strand, but there are many, many others, as well. Thank you!
    debmfischr@aol.com

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  43. I love all of it!!!! If I have to choose just one my favorite would be the "Indian Summer" Picasso seed bead mix!! They are absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! I can't wait to start buying beads there!!!!! Thank You for sharing such a great store and giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!
    amadison2@kc.rr.com

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  44. Such a big, beautiful selection! I was especially drawn to the goddess beads. They made me feel empowered! Thanks again for another great giveaway! Kat
    kksdelights@yahoo.com

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  45. I love the selection of items and just ordered some rectangle spacer bars to design a seed bead bracelet around.
    rapinnick29@yahoo.com

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  46. Oh, free beads! I love the beautiful table-cut swallow beads, and the picasso (any color!) seed beads (any size) and... heck, I like them all. But the best part of B&B is Sharon herself, I am a happy customer. Super friendly, great customer service. Her website makes me smile (and wish for a much bigger beading budget). Thanks Sharon.

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  47. So many pretty beads! I like the long bugle beads and the multi-strand box clasps. Those are hard to find at a good price. Thank you!

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  48. I love everything in your shop, especially the brass earring pendants. My favorite beads are the Matte Opaque Porcelain White with Gold Wash Czech Glass Victorian Heart Beads. So pretty!
    amey268@gmail.com

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  49. I love the owl beads! They are SO cute! What a great giveaway, thanks!

    tpatterson1961@gmail.com

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  50. I love the variety of 2mm and 3mm beads. You have a lot of beads there I haven't been able to find elsewhere. This is a great giveaway, especially for a new beader like me. Thanks. debrapowers@nc.rr.com

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  51. I absolutely love this shop! It's where I order nearly all of my picasso seed beads! Always the best prices and a wide variety of choices! Thanks for what you do!
    darlahphillips@yahoo.com

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  52. So happy to be introduced to your site. Such a wonderful selection of beads. Its hard to pick just one favorite, but I absolutely love 34x27x8mm White Shell with Rhinestones Platinum Finish on Solid Brass Base Setting 3 Strand Box Clasp (FS12). The prices are amazing too. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway. lhuff2002@hotmail.com (I forgot to put contact info on first posting.)

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  53. The Moroccan, Indian Summer & the entire top row of Opaques. they just BLEW my mind! The Opaque vintage red glass tube beads are DELICIOUS! & Findings ROCK! my head spin.This is a FANTASTIC Beading supply shop. I LOVE it wish I could afford ALL of the Beads shown @ Beads & Babble. I looked & Looked some more. WISH WISH WISH! I LOVE This. Perfect Present for my Sisters on S.Dakota Reservations of VERY Limited income. Bless you for this Giveaway! Will give the Women a chance at making beautiful things to sell to Heat their homes & Feed their Kids.!! Got a little sidetracked on This site ( here) on GoodReads when I saw the book "The Inconvenient Indian" & Browsed there for a bit. But the Beauty drew me back and I REALLY LOVE ALL of what Beads and Babble has to offer. I KNOW my Sisters @ Pine Ridge & Cheyenne River would LOVE to get this VERY Large Beading kit for the Holidaze. saraherc5@gmail.com

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  54. I am nuts about all the picasso finish seed beads, which I use a lot in in hand knotted necklaces using Irish waxed linen. I also love all the unique earring findings - so many cool shapes to play with that make for very unique designs. I also found gold English cut beads here that I used to make my D-I-L's wedding necklace. This is one of my very fave Etsy shops! liseandersonrfd@gmail.com

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  55. Enjoy the selections, the bright blues grab me right away. Perhaps a beaded braid between each day f the square beads? A challenge to use all the beads this winter. I don't do face book but it would be nice to see one project from the collection from each winner. Amazing how color combinations come from other beaders. Please lucky winners, share one project made with this collection.
    Madeline Read

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  56. Thanks for the link to this wonderful bead shop! I'm loving the Galaxy Striped Picasso Mix... so pretty!

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  57. Those beads are all beautiful. I love the little turtle beads, my grandsons favorite thing.
    toys1@springsip.com

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    1. These beads are amazing! Ideas spinning in my head already

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  58. I forgot to include my contact info in my previous comment. My favourite beads are the 7/0 (1.5mm hole) Opaque Color Mix Picasso Czech MATUBO Pressed Glass Seed Beads.

    Contact: kerencreates@gmail.com
    Blog: http://kerencreates.blogspot.com/

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  59. SO I checked out Beads and Babble and they do have a wonderful selection of very different beads. That is one of the things I love about beading is that when you are looking for a unique bead to finish a piece. There are so many independent people who also love to share and create that all I have to do is check out a few blogs and then click into a shop like Beads and Babble and there I find the beads I need to finish that piece I have been searching hi and low for a certain mushroom colored bead!!! Thanks so much to both of you!!!

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  60. OMG! Beads and Babble is only my most favorite shop on all of Etsy!!! I love so many of their beads and components that I can't pick a favorite. gdmar@comcast.net

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  61. My favorite bead is the 8/0 Milky Peridot Silver Lined TOHO Glass Seed Beads 10 Grams (DS350)
    My name is Elsa Carrillo
    Email: elsacarrillog@gmail.com
    Etsy: Simplyelsa Handmade Jewelry

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  62. My one vice...BEADS!!!!

    BEADSANDBAUBLE have so many beads that I could work into so many of my on-going projects, it's hard to pick a favorite!.
    One that stuck me were the strands of 5/O Opaque Bohemian Gypsy Picasso (they even offer the 2/O)

    I'm bananas for Picasso :-)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/231203264/50-opaque-bohemian-gypsy-picasso-mix?ref=shop_home_active_4

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  63. Thanks for highlighting this store on your blog; I don't think I have heard of them before. There's so many goodies there, it's hard to choose! But I think if I had to choose my favorite, it would be the transparent opaline teal/aqua/lavender Picasso Czech birch leaf beads. With their colors and especially with the Picasso finish, they make me think of leaves carpeting the forest floor. I have a lot of Czech leaf beads, and I've got the sudden urge to go make a mix that would be good for a woodland-y necklace. I may need to make a foresty weekend project.

    Happy beading!
    -Olivia (you have my e-mail)

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  64. I love the 6/0 teal picassos!

    hdoblack - at - hotmail.com

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  65. I went over to Beads and Baubles and I liked the Victorian Pink Etched Picasso Mix Different Shapes and Size Czech Glass Beads 1 Strand (DW177). I like pink as a color and this mix looks like it has a mauve tone. But, at the same time, the striped makes it upbeat instead of overly romantic.
    Arline Davis - arlinedavis@hotmail.com

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