Friday, September 16, 2011

Giveaway of the month - glass beads

Can't believe it's already halfway through the month!  I said I was going to have a Bead Giveaway every month, so here's the next one.  One of my blogging buddies mentioned glass beads, so I thought I'd get some together.  There are a total of 3.8 oz of clear and white beads, perfect for Christmas.

I was going to do some beadweaving with the 50 grams of white bugle beads here, but never got around to it.  Found some small white and clear beads to toss into the mix, that were left over from other projects.   They weigh 1.8 oz.   

Because of the shipping costs, I'm sorry to close this Giveaway to anyone outside the U.S.

One question:  if you have an online shop, do you sell destash items?  I'm wondering if it turns off people, to see destash items alongside handmade arts and crafts.  

Please include your email and comment only once.  I will be using Random.org again to pick the winner, and recommend it to others.

Spread the word to all your beading friends.  The giveaway will last through Friday, Sept. 30.  I will contact you on Saturday, October 1st.  If you don't contact me by Wed, October 4th, I will draw a second number.  

Good luck!

32 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

great idea for a giveaway, Deb! What beader can resist such lovely beads?!
I did list destash items in my sparkly Park shop but never sold any. It doesn't offend me to see them side by side.

Erika said...

I have to agree with Margaret about the destash being in the same shop. At first it bothered me but then I opened a shop and saw the hassle of multiple shops. A couple of my favorite shops sell their items along with supplies.

randomcreative said...

I don't think it turns people off to see a few destash listings in a handmade shop. I also understand not wanting the hassle of two shops. The beads look great!

BeadedTail said...

Those beads look like I could do a lot with them! :) I don't mind seeing destash along with other products in a shop either.

CraftyGiveaways said...

So many things I could do with those beads! :)
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Islandgirl said...

If I'm lucky enough to win I can give you a US mailing address. I will hopefully be away from middle of next week until Oct 18th though so fireball.beeds at gmail.com A lot of people set up a seperate store for dstash items, but I don't really care, although with respect to stores if there are too many items I get bored and move on!

Katie said...

Seeing destash items in a shop doesn't bother me one bit. I can understand not wanting to have two different stores going at once so I see nothing wrong with listing destashes in with your handmade items. :)
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Charlie said...

This is something I have been contemplating myself. I have two shops currently, one for jewelry and one for ceramics. I am weeks away from combining them. I have a ton of destash I would love to add to that too. I say go for it, simpler book keeping for you :)

wizardewu said...

Seeing destash items in a shop alongside handmade items is alright with me.
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squareby said...

I love beads! I don't have a shop, but if I did I'd probably sell destash stuff as well. I kind of like it when shops sell both items as well as supplies, it's like one-stop shopping sometimes.
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ElfRenee said...

Ooh, very pretty!! I've never tried selling destash supplies.

Abigail said...

Ive never seen people sell de-stash items, but I certainly wouldnt be bothered at all! I think we ll have the stash that we want to get rid of so we can bring some new stuff in to play with!

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Roni said...

I actually love looking at the destashing items!
One person's destash is another one's next project ...
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Kairi said...

I don't have an online shop but it dosen't bother me to see destash items.
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MoonRae said...

I've never had a problem seeing "destash". Actually I look for them. I love seeing what one doesn't use may be just what I'm looking for, like these cool beads you're offering up!!!

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Susan Audrey said...

I don't have my own online shop yet but I don't think it would bother me to see destash items in someone else's shop. I guess it could be possible to set up another store just for selling those things? That's maybe an option.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Lovely giveaway * shiny *

I have a shop on Etsy and would not think badly of a shop with a destash section. In fact I might be curious as to what they want to destash when they make lovely thinks!

Marjorie

Anonymous said...

i would love to win! thank you for the chance

as for the etsy shop, i wouldn't mind a destach section

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Melody said...

I don't mind seeing destashed items in a handmade shop. It usally is some really nice stuff.

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Crystal said...

I like seeing Destash items! I would be happy to get some craft items from someone who makes awesome creations!!
great question and giveaway,thanks!!

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Nicole Coakley said...

Those beads are so lovely! I only recently started crafting and it would be so nice to be able to experiment with them and see what gorgeous creations I can make.

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Charity Lynn said...

I don't mind seeing destash along with handmade items - it just shows that you're willing to allow another artist to use something you've decided just didn't fit your vision! :)

And those beads you're giving away look like something I find a use for. :D

Deci said...

I recently bought some great seed beads at a great price. A destash on Etsy.
I usually use my destash for giveaways on my blog or swaps.

soapboxsermons said...

I looove making jewelry, these beads are fantastic!

Merry

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limepink said...

I love looking at destash items while buying jewelry
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Lynda said...

These beads are lovely; I can think of so many items that they would compliment. I don’t mind looking at destash items when I am also looking at handcrafted beads as they inspire my creativity as well.
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Erin Slattery said...

They are great so I would not have any issue with them with handmade ones.
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lisawith4 said...

I don't see any problem with having destash items in a handmade shop. I enjoy being able to get a good deal on supplies that I might want.
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Jenna said...

I don't see a problem with this because not everyone has enough time to hand make every item for their shop.

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Alison said...

I don't have an online shop, but I am planning to open one soon. I don't see a problem with posting destash items with handmade items.

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judy gardner said...

beautiful beads! thank u for the giveaway!

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Ashley said...

Such pretty beads!

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