Two Belles and a Bead Jewelry Giveaway

We have got a Christmas treat for you – a jewelry giveaway worth $100.00 from Two Belles and a Bead!

turquoise-ring-180pix.jpgTwo Belles and a Bead are a mother and daughter team – Karen & Crystal (aka “Momma Belle & Daughter Belle”) – of jewelry designers based in south Texas.

I first met Crystal at our Ultimate Blog Party last year when I visited her blog Song of my Soul. I was impressed with her site design – and with this fabulous ring she was giving away in a contest. I nearly fell over when I won the ring – I am never on that end of the contests!

belles-set.jpgI loved the simple, elegant design of the ring so much I asked Crystal if she could make me a necklace and earrings to match. The ring is genuine green/brown turquoise hand wrapped with sterling silver wire. The earrings and necklace are green/brown turquoise with sterling silver Bali style accents and sterling silver components. (The retail value of the set is $35.00.)

With jewelry as gorgeous as this set, I knew you would want to hear about them!

Janice: Can you tell us a bit about Two Belles and a Bead?

Crystal: We make a wide variety of jewelry specializing in semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, chain maille, sterling silver and 14kt gold filled designs. Our business goal is to provide spectacular high quality jewelry designs at a fantastic price to every Belle, no matter her economic status. We believe in real jewelry for real people that is affordable and will last for years to come.

Janice: How long have you been making jewelry?

Crystal: We have been making jewelry for about three years. It started around the holidays a few years ago, and we haven’t looked back since! We started making simple beaded pieces with very cheap materials, and eventually we grew and expanded into precious metals and gemstones. We drool over gemstones! We continue to expand and learn new skills and techniques every month. We’re completely self taught, and we’re always pushing ourselves to learn something new. You could call it a passion.

Janice: What made you want to start your own business?

Crystal: We started making jewelry purely for the love of it. After looking at what jewelry was available to us locally, we decided we could make our own pieces and put our own spin on them. We started out making things for ourselves and for gifts, and then our friends and family members started encouraging us to sell. They were repeatedly requesting custom orders and suggested we open up our own business complete with a retail website. We started slowly, just selling from an online example gallery, and finally this year we launched our site! We work hard at keeping the passion for design as the foundation of our business. We never want to make it solely about business. We truly love what we do!

For this contest, Two Belles and a Bead is giving away these three pieces or a $100.00 gift certificate that is valid for anything on their site and is good for 12 months after the date of issue.

belles-purple-moss-agate.jpgThe first piece is a Purple Moss Agate & Gold Necklace (retail value $60.00.) This gorgeous necklace is made with purple moss agate gemstones set on 14kt gold filled chain. It is 18 3/4″ long and is secured with a 14kt gold filled lobster clasp.

belles-double-heart-earring.jpgThe second piece is a pair of Double Heart Earrings (retail value $23.00.) Heavy duty sterling silver wire hand forged into hearts and hung on round sterling silver earwires make up these simple and fun earrings. They are 1 7/8″ long from top to bottom.

belles-maille-pearl2.jpgAnd the third piece is a pair of Double Cross Chain Maille & Freshwater Pearl Earrings (retail value $17.00.) Peacock colored freshwater pearls are hung from lengths of double cross chain maille weave. Each ring that composes these earrings are hand formed and sawed and gently woven into the pattern. They are 2 3/8″ long from top to bottom.

If you want to win these pieces – or a $100.00 gift certificate for Two Belles and a Bead, just leave a comment at this post. We will draw the winner on December 15th. Please remember to check back then to see if you won and check your email (including your junk mail folder). This contest is open to both Canadian and US shipping addresses.

Comments

  1. Sky says

    I’d love to be entered into this contest! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to splurge on some adorable jewelry.

    Thanks!

    Sky

  2. Maureen McNulty says

    Oh, I would love to share this absolutely unique and beautiful jewelry with my 24-yr.-old daughter for Christmas or New Years. Thanks!

  3. Catalina K says

    I am amazed by the amount of sensitivity in choice of color and design of these items of jewelry! I would surely be honored to wear them!

  4. Sara says

    I love this stuff! And the pricing is so reasonable! I really “heart” the Carnelian & Snow Jade Set 2…Beautiful! This is SO my kind of jewelry…Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Vicki says

    Very pretty jewlery. Yes please enter me to win. I have never done sweeps or contest before I hope this is right. Have a Merry Christmas from my family to yours :)

  6. Amanda says

    I know it must take a lot of time to create such jewerly as this. I can not imagine the amount of time required.
    I have looked at the website and such an amount of jewerly that it is so hard to choose which one.
    i hope you continued success.

  7. says

    Ooooh I just LOVE their site – I visit it weekly to check out their new stuff :) I am pretty sure the hubby ordered me something for Christmas from them :) But an extra $100 worth of their stuff would be pretty sweet =)

  8. Cindi Hoppes says

    Hi, What stunning pieces of jewelry. I like handcrafted jewelry very much! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway! Thanks very much, Cindi

  9. Juli B. says

    What A precious Mom and Daughter Team. I would be Honored to wear such special jewelry that they have created.Please sign me up to win.

  10. says

    I can personally vouch that their jewelry is beautiful and well-made. I have given it as gifts to some family members recently and they all love their items.
    I would LOVE to win this contest!!!

  11. says

    I just received a pair of earrings from these lovely ladies and I’m SOLD! Their work is impeccable and they were immediate in filling the order and shipping off the package! I will be back to order more and more!! Oh, I’d be thrilled to win ANYTHING from 2Belles!! Love the interview!!

  12. Tanya Molina says

    I would love to leave a comment regarding Two Belles and a Bead! I have recently purchased jewelry from Crystal. I selected a necklace for my sister – in – law and earrings for myself. I have to say…it was hard giving the necklace away! I am very happy with my selections and would recommend their pieces to anyone who enjoys and appreciates great jewelry at affordable prices! I would be ecstatic to win anything from their collection! Tanya Molina

  13. Cheryl Nichols says

    Natural & cherished handmade items are in this Holidays. I plan to hand all these pieces down to my daughters. To me there isn’t anything as nice as something made by inspiration.

  14. James Knapik, I says

    My Wife of 55 years of marriage would look even more beautiful with jewelry as these and I know I would get one big kiss. help

    Jim

  15. Nicole says

    This is a beautiful website, very well run and well, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for mothers so great job! And the jewellery is beautiful as well.

  16. Tiffany says

    I was just thinking the other day that my jewelry collection could really use some updating. This would do the trick! Thanks for the contest.

  17. Melinda Toungette says

    This is the kind of jewelry I have ask my children to get me for christmas. I would love to have this also.

  18. Theresa Shafer says

    How simply lovely. All the colors I need to go with my outfits. Thank you for this chance to get some great Christmas gifts (for me).

  19. Jacklyn Flynn says

    I love the creative name you picked for your company!
    Your jewellry is very pretty and I’d love to own a piece! Good luck with your venture!

  20. Sandra Perrodin says

    These are my favorite jewelry makers! I love their designs as well as the quality of their work. I would recommend 2 Belles & a Bead to everyone!

  21. Amber says

    I would love to win some fabulous jewelry – my jewelry box is still full of jewelry I wore in Junior High (I’m a college graduate now.)

  22. andrea says

    5 minutes for mom is such a great “getaway” and has so much to offer so many people from so many different backgrounds-way to go!

  23. says

    Could this, would this, possibly be the contest I finally win on Five minutes for mom?
    I love jewelry, but it is hard to come by when you have 7 kids, lol.

  24. Carole says

    What beautiful jewellery! So much of what you see in the stores is just same old-same old. All of these pieces are original and gorgeous – I took a look at their site, how I’d love to win the gift certficate to buy a few pieces.

  25. BrookeO says

    I have 4 young kids and it seems I never have a minute to glam myself up, this would be oh so much fun especially this holiday time of year.

  26. Amanda Dickerson says

    Thank you so much for introducing me to her jewelry!! I love the uniqueness and it is so easy to see how much love and talent must go into every piece!

  27. Tiffany Ann Brady says

    I just started doing on-line sweeps after my friend told me about them. When I saw those prize pieces I figured this was as good a time as any to learn how to post notes. Who knows maybe, first time’s a charm

  28. Laurianne LeBlanc says

    What a talented family that designed these. Every piece is so unique and beautiful. I would love to win this for my daughter! Thank you for introducing me to Two Belle and a Bead’s jewelry company.

  29. Allegra Ashley says

    The Belles are so talented.
    The design and craftsmanship of these pieces is amazing.
    Please count me in for the contest.

  30. Jessica Anderson says

    I love the simplicity and lack of pretension in these very lovely designs. Of course I’d be delighted to adorn myself with your creations!