Friday, February 4, 2011

First Friday Giveaway - Crimping Pliers and Crimps

Retail Price = $13.95

Retail Price = $35.50

Each month of 2011, on the First Friday, I'll post an item or an array of items that I'm going to giveaway. In order to enter, you answer a question by clicking on the link below that reads "need your opinion" or "post a comment".

Question: Where do you live? What is your favorite local bead shop in your area and why?

To enter more than once:
1. Click to follow this blog. See the follow tool on the right side. Note in your comment that you are a blog follower.
2. Use the share feature to share this giveaway. See the little icon below - choose your favorite social network and share our giveaway. Please note where you shared our giveaway in your comment. I will enter you as many times as you share this blog post with your social network!

Responses will be collected through Thursday, February 10th. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 11th. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you or you may not get your prize. If you have questions or are uneasy about sharing your email as a comment, you can email me at Sara [@] SoftFlexCompany.com.

39 comments:

Rod said...

I live in Chicago. My favorite Bead Shop is Caravan Beads. They have the largest selection in Chicago, in my opinion.

Rod said...

I live in Chicago. My favorite Bead Shop is Caravan Beads. They have the largest selection of beads. IMHO.

Rod said...

Shared on twitter @chain_maille

Rod said...

Shared on facebook http://www.facebook.com/chain_mailler

Irene Lenihan said...

I live in North central Arkansas and my favorite bead is shop is the Beaded Path in downtown Mountain Home.

Julie said...

I like in Waterford. My favorite bead store is Red Rose Bead Heaven because the owner is a wonderful lady and takes the time to help you when you have questions about items or how to make something and it is a really nice cozy place to find great beads and findings. Lizz, the owner, also has an open table, so you can come in anytime, sit down and work on a project if you just want to get away from home and sit with your beading friends.

Susan said...

Just found this through a friend of mine. I haven't gone through everything but I like what I have seen so far. :)

Beth said...

I live in Imperial Beach, Ca. We have no bead store or a hobbie store. I must order everything on line. I wish we had a bead store where we could all get togather and bead. I like the comment that Julie made. I would love to have a bead store like that here.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I live in Surrey, BC (close to Vancouver) way up here in Canada. My favorite place to buy beads and supplies is at Capilano Rock and Gems because of the selection, quality and price. It is about an hours drive though, so I mostly buy at my local Michaels.

Arlene Harrison said...

Hello from Star, Mississippi where it should be NOT be icy and cold!!! My favorite bead shop is Village Beads in Madison, MS. They have a beautiful selection of beads and beading supplies and are most helpful when you need help with something.

Salzanos said...

Yikes, I was just saying how much i need a new crimper! My name is Brenda Salzano, of Salzanos on Etsy. I live on the oregon coast and we have only one local place to buy beads and there is little selection. So I only buy there when I have to have it 'now'. Jo-anns fabric store is all we have.

I "liked" for facebook and will tweet this too!!
Thank you ;-)

Deci said...

I live in Central California in a little beach town. I have to buy my jewelry supplies online,

Deci said...

I tweeted @paints12

Mel said...

I live in Friendswood, Texas, south of Houston. My favorite shop is Antiques, Beads and Crafty People in Pearland, the next town over. They are super-friendly and have great stuff.

glassgirl said...

Hello
I live in Mesa AZ and I just me you in Tucson. You were very helpful! My favorite bead shop is Tucson in the Fall and Spring!

Jenny Steinbeck said...

Hi there! I live in Sacramento, CA. I'm lucky in that I have a number of bead stores within a ten mile driving radius. My favorite is The Bead Fetish in downtown Sac. I like it because the staff is friendly and helpful. I've taken several classes there too!

Elisabeth said...

I live near DC, but my favorite bead store is in Tucson - A Bead Circus. I visit my Mom at least once a year and always make a multi digit shopping trip here. Sometimes I send my Mom there to pick up stuff for me between trips!

Elisabeth said...

And I am already a blog follower :-)

Mel said...

Shared on twitter @deliciousbeads

Barbara said...

I live in NH - The Bead Room in Nashua -great selection, helpful people

Mellisa said...

San Diego...my favorite LBS depends on what I'm shopping for but usually if it's for interesting beads with very sweet staff (and homemade cookies to keep my husband happy), I have to say Lost Cities Beads!

Tam said...

Evanston, IL. Ayla's Originals ~ they offer a nice variety of products. The kindness of some of the staff to my young daughter who wanted to learn to bead got both of us into making jewelry.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I live in Richmond, VA and we have a wonderful local store - Fandangle Beads with wonderful beads and a fun, knowledgable owner and staff. They are a pleasure to visit.(rmar261783@aol.com)

Melinda Orr said...

I follow your blog and twitter accts.. I usually by at bead shows in Phila or NYC. Not much in the way of local bead shops. Great blog!

Melinda
www.orrtec.blogspot.com

Melinda Orr said...

Shared on Twitter and Facebook!

Gerry said...

I live in Picayune, Mississippi, which is 50 miles north of New Orleans, LA, and I own my favorite bead shop..... Gerry's Bead Gallery.

Gerry said...

Just tweeted this at claydesignsbygl....

Natasha said...

I live in Dublin Ireland... we have very few shops here that do beads.. so I'd have to say "The Yellow Brick Road" is my favourite Irish store, however, I generally buy from overseas.. its cheaper..

Amy mackin said...

Hi, I live in Manchester, uk and my favourite bead shop is the bead trail, blakemere.

Barbara said...

I live in Pearl River, LA. My favorite bead shop is MeMe's in Slidell, LA. They have a large selection and the mother-daughter team thats there is great!

sheri said...

Well this is fun :).. unfortunately I live in a small town in North Dakota.. with NO bead store- it is awful.. what I wouldn't give to have just one that I could walk into and drool over on a regular basis. With that said, I of course do all my purchasing online... and one of my favorites has been buying handmade glass lampwork beads from the artists- primarily via ebay.. I've fallen in love with the art of these wonderful beads... to the point that I've just embarked on learning the craft of flameworking my own beads. Anyway, thanks for letting me share this with you.. Happy Wednesday.

Durango said...

I live in Mesa, Arizona and my favorite bead shop is Tucson in Jan/Feb.

maneki said...

I live in a small hamlet in Southern Sweden called Svenstad. Not many bead shops around here, though we have a craft and yarn shop in the village nearby. The most local shop -- and one that I also really like -- is Pärlgården in Helsingborg. Check out the charming little half-timbered house it's located in: http://www.parlgarden.se/

I've blogged about the giveaway: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2011/02/givaway-from-softflex.html

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm a new gfc follower. I live in CO and my fave place is Joanns. We don't have a ton of choices here. :)
books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sherri Auld said...

Hi From Salisbury MD. We don't have a local bead shop, just Michaels and mail order.

Sherri Auld said...

I am also a follower now, love the blog.
Sherri

Melanie said...

I live in Ephrata, WA. It's a little town and unfortunately, WalMart is the closest thing to a bead store that we have so I have a couple of favs online. One is Fire Mountain Gems and they have a HUGE selection. My other favorite is Zhen beads in China. They can be found on eBay and the prices are unbelievably cheap.

I just found your site but LOVE what I've seen so far!

Thanks!

Melanie Caton

Softflexgirl said...

Sherri Auld, you are our winner. Please contact me at Sara [@] softflexcompany [.] com

Anonymous said...

I live in Van Buren Arkansas. We do not have a bead store per say just Micheals and such.

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