Monday, April 11, 2016

Bead Giveaway: Salvage Glass Lampwork

Some of the most coveted beads in the crafting world have one of two very special qualities: they’re unique or one-of-a-kind, like handmade lampwork beads, African batik beads, or natural semi-precious stones; or they have a story, like vintage French seed beads, African trade beads, and found objects. Our latest featured bead shop, The Big Purple Barn, offers gorgeous beads with both of these qualities. Harvey Haines, an artist who specializes in salvaged materials, creates lovely lampwork beads from a wide variety of recycled glass. The results are pretty wonderful.

One lucky Inspirational Beading reader will have a chance to try these unique beads in their own designs! Harvey has offered a $50 gift certificate for The Big Purple Barn – the selection is sure to get your inspiration rolling!

How to Enter:

For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to use on one of a kind lampwork beads, visit The Big Purple Barn and check out the selection. Then head back here to Inspirational Beading and leave a comment letting us know which designs are your favorite.

Important: Comments must be made here on to qualify. Please be sure to include an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to readers from Canada and the US.

One winning comment will be drawn on Monday, April 18th. Good luck!

Update: This draw has closed.


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  2. I love the fact that you are making beads out of recycled materials. The cobalt glass beads have such a deep special meaning to me. I would so love to have them. But they are all beautiful. I wish I could make something like that. Maybe someday. I have beentrying to teach myself were working lately. Coming along slow but steady.

    1. teaching myself WIRE on the typo :)

  3. Wow, what interesting items. I loved the electric blue beads and the vintage orange. It would be hard to choose, they were all great.

  4. I'm hard pressed to choose between the cobalt blue spacers and the railroad spike slices! Everything in the shop is lovely :)

  5. My favorite is the shark's tooth in salvaged glass. It's just so different and cool!

  6. Those are all so lovely, and how awesome to recycle! I love both the Malabar spacers and focal bead, I may very well go back and buy them when i get home.

  7. I absolutely love the amber colored beads!!!! I am currently putting components together for my very 1st entry into the Beaded Dreams contest next year, and they would make a unique beautiful addition to the amber themed design I am putting together!! Thank you for the for offering such a unique and awesome giveaway!!

  8. Loved the shop and the beauty that he's creating from throw-away objects. Hard to choose but really liked Salvage Glass: Malabar Lampwork Lentil Bead. Great colors!

  9. Greta gdmar@comcast.netApril 12, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    I would choose the Blue Agate Lentil and Spacers to match. They are gorgeous. I am so impressed with his work, recycling Auto windows and such. It is great.

  10. Hard to pick just one, but my favorite is the Electric Blue Lampwork Focal Bead, I think.

  11. WowZeRs! that would be such an awesome win!!! I really love the Berry Swirl pink spacers! I am a fan of opaque and matte beads.
    Thanks for hosting such great giveaways. Deb

  12. I love the orange flux spacer although I they are all beautiful. It's wonderful that you are using recycled glass!

  13. I love the blue agate and Malabar beads! The color variety in each bead is simply beautiful. I never thought about 'recycling' natural materials! Love yours and his work! Kat

  14. What an interesting shop. I love the 'bumpy' beads made from coke bottles and other recycled glass. Also the cream and ivory spacers. The uranium glass beads are calling to several of us. I've never seen anything quite like it.

  15. My favorites were the uranium beads, followed by the cobalt.
    FYI: in the off chance I win, I will be out of the country from 4/14-4/24 with no access to email.

  16. My favorite is the Berry Swirl Lampwork focal bead. Such a beautiful soft shade of pink. Vanessa

  17. Wow, what wonderful beads! My favorite would be the Salvage Glass: Blue Agate Lampwork Spacer Beads, but it was a close thing with about 4 or 5 other things. :D

  18. First off thanks for the chance to win this gift certificate. Secondly, I love all of them! But I really love the funky urnaium style beads and the railroad spike shavings how cool is that! I also love the railroad spike slices! Oh my gosh I am enjoying all of the pretties!

  19. I'm a sucker for any of the green beads, but the berry swirl bead is also lovely.

    I just discovered your blog; love all your designs!

  20. WOW - these are some awesome beads. I love the cool uranium beads - probably because we used to live Grants, NM, "The Uranium Capital of the World" - because there were several uranium mines there in the 1900s. Not beads, but I think the shark teeth in glass are freaking awesome also. Thanks for the contest and for introducing me to this great site.
    10750coupons at gmail dot com

  21. It was hard to choose because I loved them all! I guess I especially liked the blue agate lampwork bead.

  22. I absolutely adore the Vintage Orange, Lemon Ice and Colbolt Blue just for thier sheer vibrancy alone. I would love to use these beautiful beads in a project.

  23. WOW, such beautiful beads one of my favorite is Salvage Glass: Cobalt Bottle Lamp work Spacer Bead , Blue Agate and Malabar Lamp work . There are so many more .
    Great giveaway, fingers crossed


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