ENDED: Giveaway #11 – Gorgeous Gemstones and Pretty Pearls


 It’s hard to describe this giveaway as anything other then drool-worthy. Sarah Diamond, Beadaholique’s President, pulled some of these gorgeous gemstones and pearls from her private collection. We then added to Sarah’s stash by hand-picking some of our favorite stones and pearls from our inventory. This giveaway includes cabochons, focals, briolettes, and strands of various shapes and colors of pearls, amethyst beads, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, pyrite, quartz, jasper, amber, amazonite, onyx, and more.

Estimated prize retail value: over $250.00 

To enter, post a comment to this blog post NOW! Giveaway ends on Thursday Dec. 20th at 7PM ET (4PM PT). Winner will be chosen at random.

Bonus sale: Our entire catalog of gemstones and freshwater pearls is on sale today only, Tuesday, December 18th, at Beadaholique!

Remember, only comment once per giveaway and do not comment anonymously. You can comment on as many giveaways as you like, but you can only win 1 Beadaholique giveaway every 12 months. Visit Beadaholique’s official 12 Giveaways of Christmas page for even more details. For a complete list of terms and conditions, please click here. 


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About Julie Bean

[Senior Designer] Julie Bean is an artist and jewelry designer living in Los Angeles specializing in mixed media designs, resin, bead embroidery, and bead-weaving. She has taught numerous classes, been published in various magazines, and has recorded over 200 YouTube instructional beading videos. She is the senior designer at Beadaholique, creating hundreds of beading projects complete with detailed instructions. She also creates Steampunk and vintage-inspired jewelry under the name Julie Anne Bean which she sells at juried art fairs, Comic Con, and other venues. When not crafting and creating, Julie loves spending time with her husband and friends, traveling, cooking, and wandering antique markets. Learn more about Julie and see all of her project tutorials on the Beadaholique website.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649017882416069567 Bentley Andrews

    That’s the most beautiful, beaded Christmas tree I have ever seen! Happy beading this holiday season!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04949416600825962180 Debbie

    Beautiful! I would love to win!

  • http://www.preciouslittleprints.co.uk/ emma

    What beautiful beads in some lovely colours

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08046848024811618101 Preserve Jewelry Studio

    This giveaway takes the prize. Just beautiful.

  • Renee

    Beautiful !!! My Birthday is next week, and it would be nice to win this great prize. Happy Holidays Everyone

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00621403743100225328 La

    Amazing! Love these! -Laura Westbrooks Laura.westbrooks@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01740532052785570382 Pepsay

    So colorful! I love them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09872003541079008341 tianna

    Love this!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05856599739742967837 cc1sillygoose

    Wow! Gorgeous beads!!! cc1sillygoose@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01445675323529639695 Sarah Payne

    AMAZING! A beautiful addition to any of our collections!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02199664796960285112 carrie chagri

    Wow your giveaway prizes have been amazing!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04548699848417841528 Shikin A

    Love this!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18139591845251031241 Autumn Bradley

    Wow so beautiful!!

  • alisonjnorris@hotmail.com

    Looks like a pirates haul – a veritable treaure trove. Yes, definitely drool-worthy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07865776637362915092 Abbe

    Another wonderful prize…thank you for being so generous ! freddles194@hotmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03862480963909922824 Agn├Ęs.b

    Encore un sublime lot

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09573413643683649560 flwrchyk

    So pretty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04444775046015475571 downbeatbear

    Another great prize!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/krystalchains Sleevaldes@gmail.com

    Gorgeous! Whomever wins this would be lucky indeed. Good luck to everyone and thanks or doing such a generous giveaway! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16619871326448148211 San

    Oh, the projects one could do with this!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12244099722992521443 Cindy

    My favs!!!! Lovely! I look forward to you emails EVERYDAY! Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18294372025964133370 Joy Duncan

    Gemstones and pearls are definitely a girl’s best friend. Thanks for another great day of giving

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11756904349363120094 Roxie Osborne

    Oh me oh my, perfect gift for this avid bead hoarder!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11547531927410191573 margaret

    Beautiful restores and pearls.

  • Laurie Vyselaar

    Beautiful! What a wonderful prize.!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12451360323703082952 Gill

    Breathtaking! What a magnificent haul of goodies.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12563448327864184210 Denise McCabe

    So pretty. Would love to win.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01478338423180008239 Heidi Firefly

    Love love love working with gemstones! And would love to do some pieces with pearls! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaways :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04467850123747830227 glshoop


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12346881685271194194 Jennifer

    So pretty-love this!

  • Anonymous

    I love it! Wow, to win this would make my year!
    Kristy Streicker

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13718817083945401508 Lela Lexa

    I love these! So much i could do with these.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Santa…
    ALL I want for Christmas is…. this prize package! That is a beader’s dream come true!
    Thanks,Beadaholique, for being so generous with your giveaways!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04297810477463064085 ELPink’s

    Just what I need. . More beads! No, really. I need more beads! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10239201469914171343 Brenda S.

    I love gemstones and I love pearls, so this is perfect!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14045447134409687358 Tom Gundlach

    Sweet!i really want to win this!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10858733828857011617 Tammie

    These stones and pearls are awesome. What a lovely prize. Thanks again Beadaholique. Tammie@ttedesigns.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03732547323838256333 Kimberlie Wehrman

    this is by far my favorite one & named perfectly thank you for the opportunity ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13805753046844303501 Steph J

    Ooooo, pretty! These are beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11362550095650693851 inchargemom

    These are the items I use most often in my jewelry…I would love to win this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02090163176659576455 Katie Strader


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17852264714714075410 kimmyboop

    If I could have anything crafty for Christmas, it would be this prize. You have out-done yourselves this time! Thank you for being so generous. Good luck everyone, and Happy Holidays!!

  • http://www.foxcfashion.com/ Christina Gibson

    I would love to win thos one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00491280935032504726 Catherine

    What a beautiful & inspiring assortment!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06665709561350628816 Tiana King

    OMG! What a great giveaway. I would love to get this. I have been doing a lot of designs with gemstones and pearls lately, and this would be a perfect addition. Plus, I have been wondering about doing some designs with cabochons.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09480659945860806045 Terry

    Would love to win! Beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00627971615527522933 LaylaDeron

    Love the different colors and shapes ..gorgeous..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09499517763982023709 redheadgonebad

    Omg this is droolworthy! Look at those beautiful beads!!! O.o

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08897800867545843580 Eileen Norman

    Amazing selections! Very generous giveaway! Someone’s going to be spoiled!

  • Francisca Ramirez

    This is drool-worthy indeed; I’m headed right over to the site to check out your sale! Framirez12@gmail.com.

  • bethany jackson

    These are gorgeous! Oh my! uniquely.his.joy@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12847302676327957643 Portia Silvera

    I would love to win this giveaway! Everything is gorgeous! I am trying to transition my designs from glass to gemstones and pearls and this would be the perfect starter package! P.silvera87@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732996486391404084 beadsnbangles

    Great giveaway!! Someone is going to be very happy with this one. Kim Bell

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02753936370430682057 wwojtale

    Gorgeous selection!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02239198615682963944 Heather Everson

    Great prize!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02350757537961140132 Bonita Linnemeyer

    This would be the best Christmas present ever!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05100073861005163627 Shauna Frisbie

    Oh wow!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16121565323659206623 Lucinda Sayre-Gibson

    Beautiful assortment! Would love, love, love to win this one! Awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04017396877380575352 judy clemens

    Just started working with pearls and this would be a great addition to my little stash. Thank you and Merry Christmas to all! judy1965@hotmail.ca

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15526135886692314195 kmorgan

    Beautiful. Gorgeous. Fabulous!!!

  • DLMinor


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06455740339412001429 Catalina Zepeda

    I love gemstones they are so amazing, I never tire of them, this giveaway is great… Good luck to everyone and Merry Christmas ^_^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06508770634801228860 MirandAck

    Beautiful display.

  • Anonymous

    I love lots of bling but my favorite is pearls. This win would be fantastic

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07695036508838794976 Sharon Adams

    Lovely such a new pretty display

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10983214272829719875 sarah latsch

    This giveaway would be wonderful. It is a great collection.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02465987466777524015 Melissa

    I think that this is my favorite giveaway so far! I would love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12763532916197361418 Serena

    Ooooh, pretty please with a cherry on top?!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing!! So very generous!

  • Susan Falkler

    Gorgeous. Thanks Beadaholique. If this is giveaway #11, what will tomorrow bring? I can’t wait.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03465526391320133369 "I DO" WEDDING CAKES

    Jackpot. So many blessings with this giveaway. Thanks. Happy Holidays

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15159155306699846089 April Tos


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09563847031405879262 Kathryn King

    Please add me to the list of us who want your gift!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07166158642648342565 Jocelyn

    Gorgeous mix of beads! Would love to win this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18051285638346168368 Dawn McCreary

    WOW!!! That’s some giveaway!!

    Happy holidays.
    Dawn McCreary

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361351625873559073 Pat Ellison

    Pearls are a girl’s best friend… Love it, would really enjoy winning some pearls

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09324988784137203156 PixieVintage

    This is the best one yet.
    So pretty.
    Good luck everyone.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10860873662196935578 V. Ali

    wonderful!!! Just awesome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04899589199599585992 Jessica Campbell

    Wow, love it! Beads & pearls are my best friend! :) So beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18165415921919782038 mariaa

    Wow…..i love all the colors! And they are beautiful too ^_^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08902980953986028239 Rebekah

    Amazing giveaway! Beadaholique rocks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16840005095585811620 Jane Oliver

    Wow, beautiful – what a prize!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02583359010699895880 Kathrynn

    Beautiful, I would love to win

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16471587592778301666 Kristi B

    This is my favorite giveaway that you’ve had.

  • Anonymous

    This looks like an exquisite mix! :) danielle.flynn@rocketmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09389280136561155123 Christina Brown

    I have some great ideas for these!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10330290875191349258 Emily C

    Wow, so far this is the best one yet. Wonderful variety of gems, shapes and sizes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09791982126303071990 KassandraT

    Such a beautiful collection to be giving away!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12188455511673011696 Dawn A

    Love, love, love this giveaway! Beautiful!

  • Linjo

    A-ma-zing!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme!!! PLEASE!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03408657775731300761 Bobbie A

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Good luck everyone! Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12282750261031558615 Tatskool

    Oh my this must be ultimate in my want to win list.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10701410738921136663 Laureen Fitch

    Pearls r so elegant

  • Betsy DeBottis

    Pearls go with everything!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04576478342475943183 Laura Mae

    That is amazing! I am just so impressed with this giveaway such wonderful gifts! Thank you and good luck to everyone!

  • Anonymous

    I am drooling over this giveaway. Beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    So beautiful. I would be so excited to win this. Love it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06826965529041900621 Hidden Treasures

    These are so beautiful, maybe if I wish hard enough, Santa will give these to me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06531937587275651361 AmelieJ

    Love it !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03783871218914720199 Susan Lutz

    How beadiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17179365808915724363 Lessa’s Lacquers

    O wow how fabulous!
    Helen L

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10110541083755194002 Susan Lincoln

    I’m beadazzled!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17454043736596849406 Carolyn Handrock


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05376246579918606830 ndkrista


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04275056767346858430 Pam Porter

    Would love to win this!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. So beautiful! What a great prize!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552409390567338745 Tammy Saglimbene

    Just a lovely group of pretties! Would love them. Thanks for the chance to win…. Merry Christmas……

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17486052599355438453 Swmbo

    Beadaholique – you really have the Christmas spirit. What an amazing prize. Fingers crossed. Season’s greetings to all, and especially Beadaholique staff.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17486052599355438453 Swmbo

    Merry christmas all. Thanks Beadaholique for your generous Christmas spirit. This prize is simply beautiful.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17486052599355438453 Swmbo

      Oops, thought my first post had failed. I don’t think this new blog likes iPads very much. Season’s greetings anyway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07363829395043826266 NickiSyx

    I have been a good girl this year! I am facing my first Christmas alone, this would definitely help
    Brighten it :) Good luck everyone and Thanks beadaholique for chances at some great gifts.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06119306858670188118 Heirloom Inspired

    Oh the ideas inspire by these beautiful items. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05774135874789279524 Chinax2

    Love it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03666753716827214841 Mikell

    Beautiful. I love pearls!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02282953605213010313 Sherril Niemann

    MAGNIFICENT!! Gemstones & Pearls! What’s not to love!??!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06273992363335326494 Rose Silva

    OMG! I want this!

  • http://liddymclaughlin.com/ Liddy

    This Is gorgeous, I sure will have lots of full making jewerly.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15066487581972905027 Sherry DeCoste

    I would love to win this I could do sooo much

  • Jillian Carr

    What a beautiful collection. I swear my eyes sparkled for a moment there! ;)

  • autumn

    Wow. Quite beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05071888098350654519 Christine

    I wish all of you the best of luck….live life well, love even more and cherish every second.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05051640643387336865 Leyrafly

    Wonderful tree of dreams…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15380309547667380179 Sarah Arocha


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09833117191314067889 Brenda Barratt

    Ooooo this is the best one yet! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Debbie L.

    I’m a gemstone girl at heart…would love to win these!! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18433997431784111711 Dale

    Another wonderful giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16078588346024224812 Rebecca

    I love gemstones! This is a beautiful assortment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10342125558693393198 A. Cornelia

    Lovely! A great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01390761493591861132 Veronica Dawson

    So beautiful!!! Could do so much with all of this!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15179742264683712805 Rachael Kelly-Cohen

    Oh baby! Come to mama! This is the best prize Ever! I just love this collection. It’s making me drool, I’m.so excited. This is the 1 to win!

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all my fellow headers! May your life be filled with beads, pliers and a place to store your collection! !

  • Arlene

    Pretty! Would love to win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03465526391320133369 "I DO" WEDDING CAKES

    Sparkle heaven.
    Thanks 4 video tutorials.
    Happy holidays

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01278670052530755823 kristy streicker

    Pick me pick me! Those are amazing! I’ve been lucky once this season ( daughter and i adopted by Hope Foundation for Christmas) so think I’ll try my luck….:) Hope I am doing this right. Thanks, Kristy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05830620708697195755 Diana

    Wow sure would love to win. Could try out all this great stuff.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13668137265125453935 MICHELLE SALAZAR

    win win win !!! pick me!! pick me!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06823951040970435224 Belinda Ingle

    Love,Love,Love gemstones!!! makes my imagination go into overload!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04295577290377819298 Rachel (the =^_^= KITTY)

    Wow! The focal point of all my jewelry is gemstones, especially their various healing properties/ meanings. I would absolutely die if I won this- it would be a huge help in my recently started jewelry making business!

  • Anonymous

    Love stringing beads

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04476121072316173817 Kristi Hayes

    Awesome giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16155124738634261764 Christen Gunderman

    I would LOVE to add this to my collection!

  • http://briggg.livejournal.com/ briggg

    This would be an amazing prize to win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14306820870287488668 smileskeeper

    Lovely. Count me in.