Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bead Giveaway: Spring Sensations

Nothing can get you ready for a new season of beading like a fresh crop of beads! Having a new color, shape, or finish to work with is a great way to find new inspirations. It can even help to revitalize your existing bead stash. To help get you started on some new bead adventures, our friends at Panda Hall have offered up some very exciting accent beads that are sure to inspire some marvelous creations. We worked together to create a very delicious prize pack with colors that are perfect for your spring designs. The prize pack includes:

100 marvelous, multicolored 10mm acrylic cubes.

I absolutely adore the striped design and of these beads.
The combination of bright colors and white stripes makes them ideal for springtime designs.

1 strand of 6mm round green cat eye glass beads.

If you’ve never worked with cat eye glass before, you’ll fall in love with its shimmer.
This intense green is great for floral inspired pieces.

100 multicolor 6.5mm acrylic alphabet cube beads.

These beads are great for quick and easy designs,
travel projects, and personalized accessories.

1 strand of 4mm crackle glass beads in blue-violet.

Perfect for spring designs, these beads have
a gorgeous crackle finish for added shimmer.

How to Enter:

For a chance to win a selection of all the beads shown here, visit Panda Hall and check out their selection of beads, findings, and jewelry supplies. Then head back here and leave a comment letting us know what your favorites are. One lucky reader will be drawn on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Contest Rules:

Comments must be made directly on to qualify.

Please make sure to include a contact link or email address with your comment so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

This giveaway is open to readers from the US and Canada.

Good luck, and happy beading!

Update: This draw has closed.


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  1. OOOhhh what a great giveaway. I came across a few of the striped acrylic cubes in one of my bead drawers and my thought was, "I wish I had more of these" Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway. You can reach me at beadwright(AT)hotmail dot com

  2. I love working with the cat's eye beads, but that crackle glass bead looks real pretty too. I have seen some stuff made with them. So it would be a tie between those 2 which one I would like best.
    Please enter me in the bead give-away as thanks :)

  3. I love the striped acrylic beads but I also like the Indonesian beads. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Hi, great giveaway! I really like the cracked glass beads, especially the color. I just got some shibori ribbon and they would be perfect with it.

  5. I love all the beads they have to offer but my favorite is the crackle beads and the bicone beads!!!!! The colors are fabulous!!!!! Please enter me in your contest. My email is!!!!!

  6. I love the obsidian beads they have. I never realized that there were different varieties of obsidian! My email is

  7. Sadly don't enter me. I love the 2 glass styles but the acrylic... well I'm making something for my young niece but I already have enough bright stuff for that. And I already have letter beads for her name - in at least two styles - I bought some as soon as she was born and I was told the name. (Luckily for my budget, her first name is only 4 letters.)
    Regardless, thanks for your generosity... And I like this link to . It's new to me - I did not know it was even possible that I was missing a "bead-y" newsletter but here it is. Just in time before closes for good ! during their close-out they've got 40% off and other deals... And save any tutorials you like! They've got some amazing beads, and a wide variety of other jewelry-making items. (I have no affiliation with them, other than I like their shop, and I bet there are a couple of readers here who did know about this closing sale. So there ya go, at . Oh the owner is lovely too. That can make all the difference, IMO.)
    Thanks again Mortira!! Way back, before I had too many beads (before I knew it was possible to have "too many" beads! ; ) I got a couple of items from you and it is so kind of you to share. I know it is a real gift, more than "just" free - it adds to your workload but so many people find it to be... well, Inspirational! :)
    PS your deep aqua and red w/gold bracelets, in the first two photos, are almost exactly like a cuff I've made - blue lined black or something w/silver and blue-rainbow-y glass pearls. I know it as a pattern but I don't recall from where. Anyway, it proves that you have good taste :) Mine is, of course, still lacking a clasp - for reasons that I am mentioning in another post of yours.

    1. It is so sad when a bead shop closes. Each one has it's own unique selection that is really special.

  8. I really liked some of the clay beads, especially the tubular shapes. See many possibilities with them. Also, I like some of the "woven" beads which were wood covered with wool or cording and then some were waxed. A really good giveaway. You've been so busy yourself and had some great posts.

  9. I like the cracked glass beads they are very pretty. Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. I like the specialty glass beads with all the pretty pictures. They would be great in so many colorful projects.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  11. I love all the glass beads, especially any with a special treatment like luster or electroplating -- bring on the bling! And seed beads by the pound has a certain appeal as well. :) Should I be lucky enough to win this fabulous sweeps, you could reach me at kettapeters at gmail dot com. Thanks for a fabulous opportunity.

  12. Do I have to choose just one? I loved the porcelain beads, the glass pendants and the ring settings. I can keep going. What a fabulous prize. Oh the things I would do with all those beads.


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