Fusion Beads Reader Challenge: Shopping List

Now, Don't PANIC.  I'm just showing this now, for those of you who might want to shop for these items ahead of time. I'll show the list again in a few weeks and the deadline won't be til January 10th. (that's the reveal date: 1.10.11)
This time around, I decided to shop at an online venue, to accomodate all of my International friends out there! I chose a well stocked online shop, FusionBeads.com. However, I tried to shop for items that can be found at other online venues, just in case these things sell out, or become unavailable. If you shop at FusionBeads, enter the coupon code WELCOME to get 10% off your order!

For this challenge, You may create whatever you'd like. A necklace, a bracelet, earrings, whatever! You can use as much or as little of the items listed, I just show how many I chose to buy when getting these things. If you think 1 yard of leather cord is enough, go for it. If you don't like the lucite leaves, don't buy em. It's up to you-  but it's more fun knowing that we are all starting out with the same components.
Feel free to add in as many components as you want, your own focal, beads from your stash, but just make sure to try to use these components in your final piece.

On reveal day, you will show your project on your blog, and if you don't have a blog- please email the pictures to me and I will show them on my post. This will be a blog hop, so leave a comment on either this post, or the next reminder post, telling me you want to play along, and leave your blog link so I can compile the list. I'll post the list the day of the reveal. Any questions, just leave me a comment! Happy Shopping!

(Links are down below the pictures.)

Olive leather cording (2 yards) Available!

Owl Toggle from Green Girl Studios (1) Available!

Transparent Green Luster Fire Polished Rounds (1 pack of 10)

Transparent Gold/Smoke Luster Fire Polished Rounds (1 pack of 10)

Matte Dark Hunter Lucite walnut Leaf charms (8) SOLD OUT you can also find them at BeadinPath!

2.8mm Matte Metallic Teal/Gold Iris Drop Japanese Seed Bead  (1) 10 gram bag

5mm Tiger Kamagong Ebony Hardwood Round Bead (1) 16 in strand


  1. Lorelei, you are simply AMAZING! I was just about to write to you and ask you for which items you have chosen from Fusion Beads since I am just about to make an order from them for some other things I need. And here I have the whole list. And what a list! WOW! I love what you have chosen. FusionBeads here I come!!!
    Ohhhhh I am so wxcited now.

    Merry Merry Christmas!

  2. Oooooh, I love these! Thanks for sharing these early. I'm going to order mine right away because it can take a while to arrive in Canada sometimes. I'm really digging these olive green colors!

  3. Yeah, made my order now, and included some more things, of course. Not only the ones I had planned to buy before, two new sets of flip-top-boxes for my delica beads and smoke grey fire line thread. All good and useful things. Maybe a blog post will be the result ... I managed to hold back from ordering a Lindstrom tool set. Mmmm but they are in my wish list.

    The owl toggle was sold out unfortunately, but I found it on Etsy, luckily. Otherwise I would have gone for the Green Girl owl pendant and a branch toggle instead.

  4. Lorelei,

    I'd like to participate. My blog is located at http://thebeaddreamer.com/blog.

  5. Pencil me in, I'll do my best to participate. These are just too much fun!!

  6. Anonymous12/22/2010

    Excellent! I'll play along! Thanks Lorelei for organizing this blog hop!

    Here's my blog address: http://fryestyle.blogspot.com/

  7. Hi Lorelei,
    I just ordered my beads. I picked a different toggle clasp for the same price. Also...If you are new to the store and use code Welcome you will save 10%! For me that was almost free shipping to Canada!
    Thanks again!

  8. Lorelei,
    Thank you so much for using Fusion Beads! I would LOVE to play along! The holiday stress and me catching the stomach virus going through our area had me a bit down in the dumps, but you have perked me right up! A BIG thank you for that! Happy Holidays! Take care!


  9. I have ordered all my beads, toggle and cord. Had to use Fusion Beads and Beadaholique, it all worked out. Looking forward to the challenge, I am excited! Thank you.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  10. Count me in...I know what I'm using my Christmas money on...lol!

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  11. I have been trying to update the list as things sell out, showing links to alternate shopping places.
    If you can't find something while shopping. let me know! I'll help you track it down somewhere.

  12. Oh Yeah I'm in too! LOVE the choices theat owl toggle is one of my favorites and now I have an excuse to buy one!

  13. I have ordered everything, am a little worried they won't arrive on time (Australia) however if they do I'm in.
    Thank you for organizing this Lorelei,

  14. I found everything but the cord and the leaves. i have a different Green Girl toggle that will work, I think. Count me in. Love the color choices. maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com

  15. I have ordered everything, but got an email yesterday from The Beadin' Path and a refund on the Matte Dark Hunter Lucite Walnut Leaf's.....they are out of stock too. That is the only thing I can not get so far. Let me know if you want us to use something else? Great job Lorelei!! Beautiful components!


  16. Hi, I coincidently saw these in a Brittish jewellery magazine today. Thought they could be used instead of the walnut leaves, if no other option is available. Merry Christmas to everyone!


    30.5 x 10.5mm lucite leaf - Frosted sage green
    Priced per 10 leaves
    Single Item: £0.80

  17. Oh yay! I'm hoping to be participating...if I can get my tush in gear - these next few weeks are just as busy for me as the weeks up to Christmas! :) Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - the colors and choices of these beads and such are luscious!

  18. Linda Landig12/29/2010

    Count me in!!! Everthing is ordered except the Lucite leaves which are out of stock at both Fusion and Beadin Path. I will come up with something similar for them Thanks for the fun!

  19. I ordered everything except for the Lucite leaves which are out of stock at both Fusion and Beadin Path. I will find something similar to substitute. Thanks for the fun!

  20. Sounds like fun! Count me in:)

  21. i will not be participating but i will be blog hopping and wish everyone fun!

  22. I have ordered my beads and started a new blog now I'm ready to create.my blog is http://www.awishandacloud.blogspot.com/

    Thanks, Brenda


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