Posted by Auntie's Beads on 8/31/2010
On Saturday, we had a wonderful Clearance Countdown sale, which many of you took advantage of. And if you were an Auntie's Beaders Advantage
member, then you REALLY
took advantage with an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF
of already-heavily-discounted beads, pendants, supplies & jewelry findings. Did I mention they also got FREE SHIPPING
gets you 10% OFF every single order and Free Shipping for an entire year. That's 10% OFF regular items, clearance items, sale items, you name it. If you're still not sure, see what others are saying about this great program...
Why didn't I do this 50 orders ago??? I could have saved $100 in shipping alone!!! Well, I'm saving now & you should too! It's worth every cent!
I love this membership with Aunties Beads. No other website offers something like this and it pays for itself in a couple of orders. Thanks Aunties Beads for keeping your customers happy.
This is one of my better and wiser investments - 10 percent off even if it is on sale or clearance! And free shipping. You can recoup your investment in the shipping charges alone. This is so good! Love AB!
Glue-In & Glaze Sale Tomorrow!
Tomorrow (Thursday Aug 26 2010), we will be having a Glue-in & Glaze special promotion
!! All pendants
, glues/glazes and collage sheets
that you need for these creative and personalized projects will be marked down by 25%
! Plus, we've got several new pendants just waiting to be filled with collage sheet images, scrapbook paper, seed beads
or whatever you can dream up! We've also added a couple of pendant projects for inspiration using Glue & Glaze components
(sneak preview below). Full instructions and materials list will be published tomorrow on the Glue & Glaze SALE page, so be sure you don't miss out!
Sign up for the newsletter today
to be first in line for the Glue & Glaze special promotion, starting Thursday Aug 26th. New signups receive 10% OFF their 1st order
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Battle of the Beads
Posted by Auntie's Beads on 8/12/2010
Okay Auntie's Beaders, it's time to let your competitive sides show! We are very excited to announce the beginning of Battle of the Beads, a customer driven design contest that will place our bravest customer designers head to head in a ruthless fight for the votes of their peers! Okay, maybe not ruthless, but intense! Why? Well, because of our FABULOUS PRIZES!
Grand Prize: $250 Gift Certificate to Auntie's Beads!
Runner-Up: $100 Gift Certificate to Auntie's Beads!
1. Create an original necklace, ring, bracelet, earrings or other beaded design using mostly* Auntie's Beads products
w/ Subject "BATTLE"
• Size of photo should be at least 400 x 400 pixels and can be a collage of 2 or 3 images
3. Make sure you include the following...
• Your email address associated with your Auntie's Beads account
• Name (note: will not be displayed until contest is over)
• List of Auntie's Beads products used in design
*We require that you use predominately Auntie's Beads products. We understand that a finding, a clasp, an accent bead, etc. may come from elsewhere, but we request that you submit designs with a spirit of showing off the work you've done with Auntie's beads. We will accept or decline entries at our own descretion based on this rule so please do your best to follow it.
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 30TH 2010
• Must submit before September 30th
• Entrant is the creator of the design
• 1 submission per person please
• HAVE FUN!!!
HOW IT WORKS:
After September 30th when all entries have been submitted, the competition will begin! In bracket form, pairs of designs will compete against each other head to head on the blog. Photos of both competing designs will be posted together and all blog viewers will be permitted to click and vote for the one they like better. Voting periods will last 24 hrs. Winners from each competing pair will advance and compete against winners from other competing pairs. We will continue to narrow the pool of competitors in this way until we have our top two competitors! Then, the final two designs will compete against one another for the highest number of votes and claim their prizes.
We have seen some AMAZING work from our customers throughout the years and we are very excited about holding this contest and rewarding you guys for all the hard beading work you do!
Good luck everybody!
Beads of Courage
I was surfing the web this morning and I stumbled upon some information about a very heart warming organization called Beads of Courage. Members include glass bead makers, bead shop owners and many other beading community members, who all share a sense of altruism and a passion for creativity.
The California organization focuses on helping children who suffer from pediatric cancer. They give each sick child a piece of string with letter beads
spelling out their name. Then, each child is allowed to pick out a glass bead
, from a large donated collection, to commemorate certain milestones in their treatment- a red bead for a blood transfusion, a white bead for a chemotherapy treatment, etc. The beads the children receive represent a kind of medal of honor as they go through their treatment journey. They watch their necklace grow in length as they complete more treatment goals, reminding them of their strength and accomplishments.
Members of the organization commented that they were amazed of the beading ritual's profound effect on the children. While they expected the small bead gifts to be a nice treat for the younger children, they were surprised and inspired by adolescent patients' application of deep meaning to each bead and usage of the ritual as a rite of passage.
For information in general or to donate to Beads of Courage, contact:
Director of Development
Beads of Courage, Inc.
Auntie's Beads Designer