Giveaway Number Two: Kashmiri Beads

Last week’s post was about Lac Beads  from India.  Karin Martinez  won an assortment of these beauties  donated by Maruti Beads.


This week, Maruti Beads has donated an assortment of Kashmiri beads for another lucky winner.  Maruti Beads employs artisans and crafts people  who fashion Kashmiri beads by hand from polymer clay, marble powder and resin.   The beads are  embellished with faceted glass, rhinestones,  seed beads, wire and various metal components and, because each one is made by hand, no two are exactly alike.  


These are big-holed, durable beads.  I think they might be too small for a Pandora-style bracelet.  But if you like the way they look, Maruti Beads offers Pandora-style beads as well.


Or how about mixing them with silver beads or lamp worked beads?  

Besides Kashmiri Bead,  Maruti Beads makes Lac Beads,  Shambala Bracelets  and a  new style bead they  call  the  Maruti Bead.    You can reach them on any of the following social media links or at their website.

And now for the giveaway information. 

One lucky winner will receive all the beads you see in this post plus a few more, approximately 25 beads in all.   

To enter,  leave a comment below by June 19, 2013 telling me what you would like to make if you win the  Kashmiri beads.   

I will choose the winner at random and send the beads off to their new home.

 Remember,  if you don’t win this week, I will be running  the final  Maruti Beads giveaway next week.