Want free gemstones?

To celebrate the Grand Opening of my brand new Vault, I am drawing a name for a $50 custom selection in the new store.

See the store here : www.LiciaBeadsVault.etsy.com

What do you have to do to enter? Just leave a comment following this post (make sure I can contact you from your comment), and let me know what you would like to see in the shop if you are so inclined.

Entries are closed (but follow this blog for more great stuff, and yeah, I like to have drawings. )

I will be attending local gem shows and arranging vacations around certain other gemshows when the time comes. If you have a favorite gemstone, are looking for handmade earwires or special wire wrapped clasps, let me know. While you are here, I can tell you it may be beneficial to follow/bookmark this blog for special notices.

The store will be stocking soon, so keep an eye out! Get an idea of what I will be stocking by checking my other store (check the sold section too).
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Entries are limited to one per person and the drawing ends on Sunday, March 15 at 9:00PM EST (That's Etsy time).
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127 comments:

The ninja said...

WOW! I totally need to win this! I havent won anything in a long while :)

Helenes Dreams said...

Well, how cool is this? I love gemstones that is for sure. My favorite gemstone would have to be blue london topaz, of course. I also love kyanites, moonstone, peridot, pink topaz, all of the mystics in every color, green amethyst, smoky quartz...gosh need I say more. I love briolettes in the 12- 13 mm range for wire wrapping and rondelles too. There is so much..I am sure you will do well! Thanks for this chance to win!

Happy Cloud Moments said...

Oooo I love them all~! Get more yellow ones :)

I also love your earwires, very well made!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd love to see colour and lots of it!! big bold peices!! =) OOO hope i win!! =)

Ebon Flow said...

Congrats buddy! I myself love Peridot, Garnet, almost all the jaspers, and petrified wood beads. (which can be tough to find in good quality sometimes, so you'd probably get a good amount of business from those) Just to name a few of course :D

Julia Marie said...

I would love to see some tourmilated quartz or moss amethyst.

Carol B said...

I'd looove to win some gemstones. I love any green stone. My other favorites are turquoise, moonstone, sunstone, and rutilated quartz. I'd love to find some oval faceted peridot and some largish (10-12 mm or bigger) faceted green chalcedony.
Thanks!
www.carolbradley.etsy.com

Linda said...

My favorites are jaspers of any colors, and I have a bunch of those I've used and a few more to go.

Maybe moss agate, quartz, and coral.

I love your shop and you know you're my hero, L.

Linda

Melody Marie Murray said...

I love rutilated quartz and labradorite. And every other gemstone in the universe. *grin*

JuliaA said...

i love to see gemstones in dark, rich colors. looking forward to seeing the pretty things that will be stocked!

balanced. said...

Oh my, I would love to see it all. haha
A good selection of wires and gemstones and even nice glass would be awesome.

Definitely gonna follow. :)

Deanna said...

Good luck on your new store! I can't wait to see more of your blog, either:) And I love gemstones. In general. All of them. :D

Drea said...

Dewd. Shapoopie.

Things I would like to see in Liciagems (tm) vault-

1. a wide variety of sizes. I like me some tiny beads, but also I like me some big'ns. More tiny than big'n, but there is a place for them all.

2. I also want some large pearls. Like, the big round ones. Currently, I'm in love with all colours (yep, even bright pink) but I'd love to get me some big ol ROUND pearls. Also, I'd like to not have to buy a whole strand of them at a time, cuz lets face it, I can't afford that. Also, it makes for good repeat business.

3. I want unusual gems in strange cuts. Also, I'm a sucker for those big smooth brios in just about any gem. I'm not picky.

4. Moar cowbell. That just stands to reason.

5.I want me some emeralds. I'd pay good money for some nice ones from someone I trust, such as yourself. *smile*

I have a feeling I am going to have to keep my husband away from your vault on payday. Otherwise we may have to live in a cardboard box in the microsoft parking lot.

...you can eat gemstones, right? *giggle*

Lindsay said...

I love those circular earwires. I also love gemstones in shades of dark blue & green! :)

lindsaylorraine23[at]gmail[dot]com.

BeadsForever said...

I love gemstones of all colors and shapes, but am particularly drawn to blues and greens.

Can't wait to see your new shop!

Enchanted Beads said...

What a cool idea. I love large briolettes in bright colors, unusual gemstone cabochons, for ex. picture agate. Good luck with the Vault!

EmilyWiserJewelry said...

Great idea :)

njemacreative said...

hm, this is timely as I've been looking at gemstones today. (gotta keep reminding myself of my budget...sigh!) I love labradorite (who doesn't?), and things with fossils - corals, crinoids, etc. I am also particularly interested in unpolished drilled stones.

njemacreative said...

(by the way - my name will link to my blog, so I'm contactable)

V---'-@ said...

The banner is cute - One of my favorite fonts, too.

I love briolettes and faceted beads of all kinds. I adore pinks and purples, some reds, shimmery blacks and flashy things like labradorite and rainbow moonstone.

I bet you get a lot of bites!

Patricia (SilverDragon)

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Hi!
What a great idea! I'd love to see some really complex cabochons. I love the jaspers, especially moukaite. Oh, never mind, I just love so many I couldn't list all of them. Already signed up for the feed!

KayzKreationz said...

I love garnet, so that would be one choice. But I also love almost all kinds of jasper. I've been looking for one called "snakeskin" jasper, and haven't been able to find it. Don't know if it's really considered a gemstone, but I love it. I'll keep watching for the stocking of the new store.
http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
http://KayzKreationz.etsy.com
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Sarahahaha said...

Wow, wonderful contest! (: I'm not too familiar with gemstones yet, but I do know I like really BIG ones. I would love to make earrings with really big sparkly gems.

Julia Catherine said...

what a delicious giveaway! I would love to see pendant size briolettes in the shop. Real or fake gems, just pretty is all that matters!

Christine said...

Lovely new shop! I love the banner.

So far I haven't used gems in my work but I'd love to start. I'm looking for a good way to make higher price point items.

I don't know if there is such a thing, but I would eat up hot pink gem stones in a second!

♥ xtine
http://stuffbyxtine.blogspot.com

Karin Alisa said...

Right On! Another source for delicious gems, cause one can never have too much!!
Love em all, except for anything un-natural / dyed...
Been searching for some copper flash black sapphire brios.....
got to stop typing so i can cross my fingers for a win =D

Jama said...

A drawing for gemstones! Count me in!

I love love love labradorite and tanzanite and can never afford them! I'm also a sucker for briolettes in any color.

Congrats & good luck on The Vault!

Jama

Beadwoman3 said...

Get lots of Cabs! In all kinds of different stones, but lots of cabs!

randomcreative said...

I'm open to pretty much anything! :)

~Rose
katzemusik@hotmail.com
http://randomcreative.etsy.com

SarahKelley said...

I love the unique-- odd cuts, odd colors, odd sizes. Really spectacular specimens.

TracyB said...

LOVE the neony green bauble necklace in the photos above!!

I apprenticed with a jeweler for about 3.5 years, so I've had the pleasure of working with many different gemstones. One of my favorites - Indicolite - all of the beautiful shades of blues and greens, my favorite is when you can find a deep teal. And of course, you can never go wrong with Sapphires, blues, pinks, oranges, YUM!!!

Rachele said...

What a great Blog and a great way to get people to your new shop. Give Aways always work. Nicely done, and I look forward to your shop adding it's treasured items.
Best of Luck to you,
Rachele
Etsy http://www.rachelesoriginals.etsy.com

fashionsfrome said...

Choose me.
No really, what a great giveaway.
Gems, how fun.
eddy

Itaya said...

Yayyyyy! Lots of gemstones! :)
I love most gemstones. Love turquoise, labradorite, fresh water pearls, anything earthy looking... Heck...just sign me up for them all! LOL
Good luck on your new store!!

Itaya

IfiHadaHammer said...

Can't wait to see your new shop! I'm a big fan of Chalcedony, but I'm always looking for different stones. Things that are unique. if.i.had.a.hammer@comcast.net

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Your jewelry is beautiful!!! Thanks for listing your promotion on this week's Etsy Deals Post. I'm giving away some free add space (image of any one item in your shop, linked to your home page) if you're interested. You can enter the drawing at http://the6oclockstitch.blogspot.com/2009/03/consignment-treasures-special-giveaway.html

Waterrose said...

Ohhh so this is the "vault." LOL I wish I had known you sold ear wires...I just added earrings to my collection. When I'm ready to order again...I'll come visit the Vault!

Jill said...

How exciting! Best wishes on the new shop! ANd thanks for the give-away!

I would love to see some non-bead gemstones. I am a fan of chalcedony, but local eco-friendly gems are always appealing!

Thanks!
Jill
www.sucree.etsy.com

Serendipity by Erin said...

I love precious but also semi-precious and my favorite lately is crab fire burst agate... it is lighter and crackly...

S said...

I'd love to see some seed pearls. in simple, basic colors, or maybe even a midnight blue.... oooh.

ssorca19 at gmail dot com

demmi said...

I would like to see some mixed combination of beads for sale con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

peg42 said...

I love colors. Sapphires, Topaz, peridot, amethyst. Love bright colors. Good luck on your new store and thanks for this giveaway.

mrs.mommyy said...

what a pretty site

kendra22 said...

wonderful site and I love gemstones of all kinds ! thanks for the opp :)

janetfaye said...

I would love to see Peridot, my favorite.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

idahomom said...

I love blue topaz

mar said...

These gemstones just pop out at me - I adore them!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I'd love to have some tanzinite earrings!!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Great Idea! I'm craving blue these days; must be the lack of blue sky here. I'm also in need of just 6 white coin pearls, about 10mm? Your gems are beautiful!

Aik said...

I love all of them! I would love to see pink Swarovski crystals in your shop.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Lilly said...

I'd like to see baby bell flower beads.

Meredith said...

You make beautiful jewelery and these are great beads.
meredycat*lycos*com

mverno said...

i like the Diamonds and Pearl - Necklace good luck on your new endeavor

silverbele said...

I would love some gem stones so I could design my own jewerlery

daizee said...

I like large unique subtle pieces the best.

etrnlone said...

i would like to see peridots, moonstones,iolite, and amythists in every color, maybe orange garnets also

mmentor said...

great win

Caligirl said...

I would love to try the gems

gkstratos said...

I'd love to see big, bold necklaces. Real show-stoppers.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

kdkdkd said...

Would love to see some pearls, especially colored pearls. Also Turquoise, Amber, Iolite and Aquamarine

jayne said...

Big bold designs !! Thanks!

Tammy said...

I would love anything that looks like a ruby. That is my birthstone.I also like butterflies

Karen said...

Love colored pearls.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Courtney said...

I would love to see some sets pre-made so you an see what goes great together,

hebert024 at aol dot com

Super Blogger Girl! said...

everything at the vault is so pretty!!! my best friend makes jewlery and I could pick out stones and beads for her to use on something for me!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

danosor said...

Gemstones any size or colour.

Ginny said...

Great stuff! Not sure what to add, maybe some of the findings involved in making jewelry.

mogrill said...

There are some beautiful gemstones! Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

Ken said...

You need more rainbow selections like Rondelle Sonata in A. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

vboackle said...

thanks for the giveaway.

ClinkscalesArts said...

Wow! I didn't realize you had a gemstone shop on Etsy! :) I would love to see luscious microfaceted cubes in citrine or pink quartz or anything that is translucent and sparkly.

Good luck with the shop, looks like you're off to a great start.

~Susan

Tina12312 said...

I am so happy to find your store, you have some wonderful stones, just beautiful! I'd like to see more silver findings, beads and toggles. Thank you so much!

BlueNostalgia said...

I would love to see brass earwires, and heart shaped briolettes in all shades.

Your shop is amazing!

marieisabella said...

Your gems are beautiful!

*Marie Isabella
(mariethegelfling@aol.com)

chickscratch said...

I'd love to see some rubies - they're my birthstone (July). I know they can be massively expensive, but even small pieces would be nice.

Thanks!

Beth
chickscratch.etsy.com

beadworkbyamanda said...

I'm drooling over those beads! I love amazonite so that would be cool to see!

Amanda
beadworkbyamanda.etsy.com

TheModernPetBlog said...

Beautiful beads! Your shop was so soft and welcoming I wanted everything!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful shop! You are off to a great start. I am always looking for a good deal on sterling silver findings-earrings, ball pins etc.
Sure would be GRAND to win something!!! Tehe

Keziah said...

Your shop looks wonderful so far! I'm a sucker for odd gemstones, the problem is they can run expensive! But since not too many people carry them, even on Etsy, it might be something to look into. Things like Seraphinite, Chaorite, Larimar, etc. I generally look for sizes ranging from 6-8mm, round or semi-round, but that's cause I mainly make rosaries and stuff. =D

www.alchera.etsy.com

Maria said...

i would love to see more peridot and green/aqua gemstones. I'm not very familiar with names, since I just got into jewelry making (as a hobby)

You have a beautiful shop- thank you for the chance to win :)

thevintageholicfrog@gmail.com

Smooshy said...

enter me!

joannaonthelake said...

Tourmaline is most definitely my favorite gemstone so I would say I would love to see some pretty colors of natural tourmaline. I love pink tourmaline and all the varying shades you can find it in. How pretty for creating beautiful, feminine jewelry! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

Fabulous giveaway!
I am a bead addict.
I would love to see smooth labradorite briolettes 6-8mm and 12-15mm. I LOVE LOVE labradorite!
Faceted Mystic Topaz briolettes in an 8-10mm would also be great.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

ky2here said...

Gemstones and semi precious minerals are awesome. WE love malachite.

Molly C. said...

How exciting! I would love to win this.

Dierdra said...
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Dierdra said...

What a great idea for a giveaway. Thanks

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I saw two pearl items there, but I'd like to see more (and I know other women consider pearls very classic also!). The $50 Gift Certificate to The Vault is VERY generous!

alteaperle said...

Hello, I just made a request on your etsy shop and I did not know about this opportunity! What I've seen on your shop for a beginner like me is enough, but I particularly love briolettes of any gem and mix sets.

Bonnie in FL said...

I love gemstones--all of them they are natures art and love to wear them in all pieces of jewerly

wendy said...

I would like to see some complete kits with instructions, beads, wires, and findings.

madamerkf at aol dot com

rosannepm said...

I would like to see Sea Glass ankle bracelets

SeahorseLady said...

I love Sea Glass in great colors such as deep blue, black and red and would like to see some here.

seedsandbeads said...

omg. i LOOOOVE the Chalcedony 11mm heart faceted briolettes. GORGEOUS. this is such a cool idea!!!! i need to get to the gemfair;-)


this is seedsandbeads:-)

My Decrepit Valentine said...

I love beads.Your shop is amazing,and the tp earrings are very cute..I wouldn't mind seeing heart and star glass bead bracelets and anklets...

Rachel said...

what a cute shop :) i'd like to see beads in purples and darker blues, or maybe some vintage ones

arvard said...

I really like the Fire Agate stones.

Tammie said...

VERY tempting selections. Might you consider offering something in, say, tiger eye? ;)

mcj4tlj@comcast.net

Kimby said...

I'd like to see more sterling silver offerings.

Sonya said...

I'd love to see different styles of sterling earrings!

Emily said...

I love all things peridot, especially necklaces.

eeohlin at gmail dot com

lezanac said...

would like to see seed pearls to make earrings I love your TP jewelry you made it is too cute Thank you for the giveaway

louiseb130 said...

Ilove garnet

Mimi the kitten said...

I'd LOVE to see emeralds, pearls and personalized jewelry! :-)

Pam said...

I'd love to see some earring made with the Fire Agates and pearls or garnets!!

Bakersdozen said...

I so love gemstones! I would just like to see more jewelry and also some that sparkle. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate said...

Thanks for the contest! I'm always a fan of ruby since it is my birthstone :)

strycker@slu.edu

honestken said...

I could use the earwires Great prize

Ardy22 said...

some blue fire moonstone beads would compliment your selection

Christina said...

Very beautiful! I once had a necklace with moldavite--I think it is fairly rare but would love to see something similar to that!

purango said...

I would love to see a wide variety of pearls, colors and different selections. garrettsambo@aol.com

JoAnn said...

Love the peridot gems.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love simply shinny stud earrings with single stones....or small flower multis ~simple & light weight.

zestyowonderland@gmail.com

Taylor said...

Tigers-eye would be good to incorporate into your store, people might like that. Thanks for the giveaway, Im lovin it. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

These gemstones are beautiful. I would like to see the concept of "outside the box" ideas in jewlry put into effect...eg. combinations of ideas that do not exist at present--things that are beautiful, but totally unique and innovative.

finegal50 [at] sbcglobl.net

Betty C said...

I was going to mention just a favorite or two but then I realized I have a long, long list of favorites. But I especially like anything in blues and reds.

Candie said...

I like the smaller, clearer beads. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Reva Skie said...

How about some hematite goodness.

Anonymous said...

Cool beads! Good luck with your new store!

timothymurray81@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

The items in your shop are very beautiful! I can't think of anything else to add to it right now.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

You have some beautiful stones already and I can see you know what to look for! Those big ol' pearls you were holding are go'geous! I also love agates of all kinds. and the list goes on and on...

Your shop looks great!

Donna said...

Count me in please.
donna444444@yahoo.com

deedleweedle said...

I'd love to have some birthstones for my family members and I also love geodes.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win anything with emeralds as that is my birthstone.

smarinels@hotmail.com

Chloe and Boo said...

I love delicate necklaces with faceted briolettes.... I need to see more of them in the world

Gypsy Rose Creations said...

wow! great giveaway! great shop! I love gorgeous gemstone beads.
Am now following you too!

matty.shell@bigpond.com

Helen said...

I'd love to see kits to make simple jewelry.