Friday, November 18, 2011

Bead Giveaway: Faux Gems

Acrylic Imitation Gemstone Beads

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a bead giveaway. This month, I want to share one of my favorite bead collections - lots of lovely little round beads in imitation gemstone colors. I carefully collected these 6 mm rounds and treasured them for the way they resemble semiprecious stones and quartz. Though they have typical acrylic characteristics - particularly their light weight - they always remind me of some of my favorite beads - druks.

There are over 300 beads in all, with assorted shades of white, brown, blue, green, and even a little pink. To enter for your chance to win these pretty beads, simply leave a comment on this post, and answer the following question:

What is your all time favorite bead shape?

If you do not have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, be sure to leave a link to your shop or website, or an email address, so that I can contact you if you win!

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Good luck, and happy beading!

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  1. My favorite beads are delicas. I love how they all go together like little bricks.

  2. Bicones! I've seen lots of beautiful project with them!! =D

  3. That is so generous of you.
    I am a beginning beader so don't have much of a stash yet. I've been using mostly seed beads-size 8 and 11-as well as delicatas.

  4. What a lovely bead selection. :) While I like to use several other shapes, my favorite shape is round. Sort of plain vanilla!

  5. What is your all time favorite bead shape?

    It would have to be Bicones.

  6. I love drop beads, but they do have a limited usage I think...

  7. I love simple round beads -- you can do so many things with them.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. My favorite bead shape? I am a sucker for heart shaped beads!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. What a generous giveaway! I tend to work mostly with round beads but my favorite shape is hearts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  10. My favorite bead shape must be triangles! I just love the contrast the triangle beads provides into a beadwork.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway :D

  11. since I am a bead-addicted I love all kind af them...
    I think I prefer round beads -they "stand" proud!
    Greetings from GREECE!!!

  12. My favorite bead shapes are nuggets because they have spunk to them.

  13. Thanks for the opportunity! Just one favorite, hmmm...I like them all but do most of my work so far with seed beads and bicones.

  14. I would have to say my favorite shape bead would be flowers. I really enjoy creating pieces using flower beads, especially earrings!

  15. bicones of various sizes, they sparckle the light beautifully, even the cheeper kinds, and the small ones can be used in place of larder seed beads on occasion.

  16. I'd have to say my favorite shape is cubes. Ever since I first came across them I just love the way they stack, and the way they look when peyote'd up.

    E-mail: kacorbet{at}

  17. I would have to say round beads would be my favorite. Thats because I have been beading for about two weeks. I just retired and making it my hobby.

  18. I love faceted bicones.
    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

  19. All in all the versatility of round beads, lending itself to virtually all projects would be my initial thought but all in all DELICA/CYLINDER beads do it for me - the uniformity of a finished piece and neatness of the work does it everytime! Although...any bead for me - triangle, bicone, square they are soooo versatile if you know how to use them :)

    Katherine Platt -

  20. My all time favorite beads every are Toho Aikos. The perfection of them really appeals to the OCD in me. But my budget says most quality cylender beads will do!

  21. I love rice pearls - love their irregular shape, and the face that each pearl is just a bit different from the other

    roniros (at)

  22. I haven't beaded very much but my favorite beads are round ones as you can use them on everything. Thanks for the giveaway.


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