Win a Mini-hank of Seed Beads for Kumihimo Beading Projects from A Grain of Sand!

Oct 24, 2013

Have you seen our new free kumihimo eBook yet? The free kumihimo beading project, Kumihimo Splash, was designed by my friend Suzanne Branca, owner of A Grain of Sand and guest blogger here on Beading Daily. When Suzanne saw that we were using her very cool beaded kumihimo project, she offered to do a giveaway here on Beading Daily of a hank of those amazing seed beads used in the project!



Guess the number of seed beads in this mini-hank and you might win it!

These size 6 seed beads are 3-cuts with a mixed picasso finish. This particular mix was made just for A Grain of Sand, and the process used to create them is quite involved: the seed beads are given three cuts during production, then sent off to get a special picasso finish. Once the finish has been applied, the beads are sent off to a different location to be fire-polished in a high-temperature oven. Made in the Czech Republic, these seed beads are perfect for kumihimo projects.

Do you want to win a mini-hank of these great seed beads? Just take a guess at how many beads are on this hank (pictured), and the person to guess the number closest to the actual number of beads will in a 40 gram mini-hank of these beautiful seed beads. (In the case of multiple correct guesses, the first guess will be selected as the winner.) Just leave your guess as a comment here on the Beading Daily blog, and we'll announce the winner on Friday, November 1, 2013!

Meanwhile, if you want to purchase your own hank, you can find them over at A Grain of Sand, along with loads of other beautiful new and vintage beads and jewelry-making treasures.

Good luck, and Bead Happy!

Jennifer


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joyisjoyful wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 7:11 AM

737 is my guess.

on Oct 24, 2013 8:33 AM

My guess is 444. Gayle Dyck at DragonflyCrossStitch@gmail.com. :)

on Oct 24, 2013 8:48 AM

900 beads

on Oct 24, 2013 8:50 AM

900 beads

LindaH@200 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 8:57 AM

560 is my guess

shadowsarah wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 11:01 AM

246 bead  which are absolutely lovely

Thanks

sootfoot5 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 11:15 AM

I guess an even 600

ameebeckner wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 11:31 AM

840 beads :-)

Jodi11 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 2:33 PM

I guess there are 850 beads.

Jodi11 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 2:38 PM

I just guessed 850 but the more I think about it, I believe that number is too high.  I believe that the number of beads will turn out to be closer to 600 so I want to change my guess to 600.

Gdmar wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 3:38 PM

I guess 700.

L. Scott wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 4:44 PM

I'd say 500.

clarelund wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 5:46 PM

I guess 480 beads.

Jcampbel1 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 7:15 PM

My guesstimate is 600.

Mere92462 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 7:41 PM

980 perhaps?

Mere92462 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 7:42 PM

980 perhaps?

DorrieS wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 9:03 PM

I say 720

DorrieS wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 9:04 PM

I say 720

Dorrie Shuster

on Oct 25, 2013 11:39 AM

750  

SHAIHA wrote
on Oct 25, 2013 7:34 PM

I would say 404.

SALLY@143 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 6:38 AM

1001 is my guess

CatDesignz wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 6:41 AM

looks like 601 to me

WBI wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 6:59 AM

723 beads

hkurzman wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:01 AM

480  beads

kimberley186 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:02 AM

My guess is there are 384 seed beads in the mini-hank.

psprice1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:17 AM

602 is my guess

psprice1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:22 AM

my guess is 602 beads

psprice1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:22 AM

my guess is 602 beads

LizHester wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:25 AM

My best guess is 804.

karenbrand wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:28 AM

My guess is 725.

PaulaL@26 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:34 AM

My guess would be 710.

ime743 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:43 AM

I guess 750. At iellefson@yahoo.com

beejaypee wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:47 AM

My guess would be 512

lmfrdc wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:59 AM

990

El73 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:05 AM

720 beads! Thanks.

marion hayes wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:10 AM

I guess the number of beads to be 675.

Linda Sage wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:28 AM

Best guess: 644

Love Kumihimo!

Suestangret wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:30 AM

501

mahanlori wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:33 AM

My guess is 1,100 beads.

TammyW@20 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:34 AM

580

vwyant1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:50 AM

480

on Oct 26, 2013 8:53 AM

My guess would be 345. These are really pretty.

kev158 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:54 AM

My guess is 756.

kev158 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:55 AM

My guess is 756.

on Oct 26, 2013 8:57 AM

My guess is 860.

on Oct 26, 2013 9:05 AM

I guess 1006 Linda

Malla@3 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:09 AM

614 beads in that hank.

SharonA wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:28 AM

My guess = 567

SharonA wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:30 AM

567

SharonA wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:30 AM

567

Vicddooda wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:32 AM

1486 beads on the mini-hank..

SoozB wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:33 AM

My guess is 880

kspiers wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:35 AM

My guess is 395!?  katherine4545@yahoo.com

Vicddooda wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:36 AM

1,115 is my guess

vicddooda@verizon.net

on Oct 26, 2013 9:39 AM

528 is my guess

on Oct 26, 2013 9:40 AM

I would say 900 beads

Anna Paradox wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:42 AM

My guess is 723.

dsf wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:45 AM

i think it is 890 beads.

6211 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:46 AM

billy joel

my guess is 600 beads

Vicddooda wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:48 AM

771 beads

Susieq5725 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:49 AM

I think it is 450

popspet wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:50 AM

I would guess 900

mswillits wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:01 AM

688 beads

mswillits wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:05 AM

688 beads

ccmanna wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:05 AM

912

Beadbunny wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:12 AM

Neat beads.  My guess is 745.

gloribell1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:25 AM

My guess 640

aweissny wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:27 AM

777 is my guess

aweissny wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:28 AM

777 is my guess

amyburl wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:31 AM

I say 475

on Oct 26, 2013 10:32 AM

My guess is 760.

amyburl wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:32 AM

My guess is 474

frog71 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:44 AM

673

frog71 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:44 AM

673

ElaineY@7 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:57 AM

My guess is 748 beads.

LindaN@52 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 10:58 AM

736 beads

on Oct 26, 2013 11:02 AM

764!

scot-gal wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:15 AM

Here's my guess... 585

Please don't tell me that because I live in Canada I can't participate. I can purchase beads from the States & have them sent to me.

Jude  

sreeder wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:21 AM

675 is my guess. I hope to win!

jenbix wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:24 AM

717 is my guess

Lydia@43 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:33 AM

675 beads

Tracy Lample wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:36 AM

I say 360

Tracy Lample wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:36 AM

I say 360

MiriamO wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:43 AM

My guess is 840 beads.

wendygoerl wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:48 AM

748

ctutt wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:11 PM

500

synethia wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:12 PM

I'm guessing 1000

on Oct 26, 2013 12:13 PM

I'm guessing 538.

BeckyP@18 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:33 PM

805 is my guess

amyburl wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:41 PM

I guess 525!

karlink wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:41 PM

I would guess that there are 1110 beads in the hank.

fiberlass wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:44 PM

Pam   fiberlass@yahoo.com

My guess is 754

gsjane wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:49 PM

600

gsjane wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:50 PM

586

K Bonnette wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 12:58 PM

My guess for the bead count is 768 -  Thank you !

EvelynV@3 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 1:03 PM

My guess is 350.

on Oct 26, 2013 1:19 PM

400 is my guess.

on Oct 26, 2013 1:23 PM

400 is my guess.

BeadFlowers wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 1:46 PM

My guess is 648 beads.

on Oct 26, 2013 1:49 PM

My guess is 2160.

on Oct 26, 2013 1:50 PM

682 is my guess. Love those beads

on Oct 26, 2013 1:56 PM

I guess 672.

MargaretC@6 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 2:05 PM

I think there are 610 beads in the mini-hank.

on Oct 26, 2013 3:06 PM

My guess is 927

on Oct 26, 2013 3:06 PM

My guess is 927

on Oct 26, 2013 3:07 PM

My guess is 927.  

on Oct 26, 2013 3:10 PM

My guess is disappearing.  Here I go again:  927 beads in the mini hank.  

tucsonartist wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 3:23 PM

My guess is 600 beads on the mini-hank. Susan Klement, nutshell@me.com. Thanks and best wishes.

dawnphoenix wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 3:27 PM

Oh, let's try 1200 as a guess.

Annie R wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 3:53 PM

570 is my guess.

tjlove wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 4:18 PM

I guess 555

Tina Georgiades

k karen bain wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 4:33 PM

my guess is 766

k karen bain wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 4:34 PM

my guess is 766

DaleB@3 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 4:49 PM

My guess is 604

lgwooley1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 5:23 PM

960 Seed beads in this mini hank.

Linda Wooley

lgwooley@suddenlink.net

lgwooley1 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 5:23 PM

960 Seed beads in this mini hank.

lgwooley@suddenlink.net

on Oct 26, 2013 5:52 PM

350 is my guess.

xXfantasyXx wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 6:16 PM

I would say 850.

on Oct 26, 2013 6:28 PM

720 beads in that hank!

on Oct 26, 2013 6:33 PM

OK, two other people guessed 720, as just did I, so I'm changin' my guess to, say, 722...

patblu wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:25 PM

932

ctouchard wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:27 PM

660

LisaF@51 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:33 PM

744

Beebz wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:35 PM

My best guess is 650. Neat bracelet!

Sandra Mac wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:50 PM

I my guess is 1120 beads!

judy@365 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:13 PM

my guess would be 550

JillD@10 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 8:18 PM

661

chrissyp101 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:00 PM

My guess is 980

Joantwonames wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:16 PM

I estimate that there are 698 beads in the hank.  I hope I win because I want to make the kumihimo bracelet!

Joantwonames wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:16 PM

I estimate that there are 698 beads in the hank.  I hope I win because I want to make the kumihimo bracelet!

Nanlyn wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:23 PM

680 is my guess.

Nanlyn wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:26 PM

I guess 680

Joantwonames wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:33 PM

I estimate that there are 641 beads in the hank.  I hope I win because I want to make the kumihimo bracelet!

Joan Carter-Holmes

Joantwonames@verizon.net

pldenning wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 9:45 PM

My guess is 372

JaniceP@23 wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:31 PM

500 beads in the hank

mlente wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 12:47 AM

670

kamiyra wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 1:15 AM

I'll go with 482.

megraff wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 1:46 AM

542 beads

jimani1326 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 2:04 AM

1122

Estelle721 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 4:33 AM

488 is my guess

Estelle721 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 4:34 AM

487

Estelle721 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 4:35 AM

estelle.glanfield

My guess 487

Estelle721 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 4:39 AM

ELA

29-10-2013

My guess of beads is 687

KarenK@47 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:24 AM

688 is my guess.

KarenK@47 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:24 AM

688 is my guess.

Jo Bostock wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:38 AM

My guess is 725

veranorma wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:53 AM

I'm guessing 1600

ktoth267 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 9:24 AM

I guess 727 beads

on Oct 27, 2013 9:29 AM

818 -- They look like fun beads to create with!

LoisB@30 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 10:02 AM

my guess is 832

on Oct 27, 2013 10:41 AM

My guess is 625.

RachelB@16 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 12:47 PM

645

shaolingrrl wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 1:31 PM

I was going to guess 500 but I saw someone's already picked that so I'll switch to 525.

on Oct 27, 2013 4:48 PM

840

Ramona Q wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 6:38 PM

I'm guessing 710.

kluk88 wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 7:36 PM

660

Moo_Girl wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:39 PM

My guess is 640

Moo_Girl wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 8:41 PM

DariDiva: My guess is 640.

on Oct 27, 2013 8:55 PM

I am guessing 551

Moo_Girl wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 9:06 PM

My guess is 640. I don't know if my comment is going to show up, so I'm trying it again.

on Oct 27, 2013 9:13 PM

I'll guess 479.

Akpbear wrote
on Oct 27, 2013 9:57 PM

680 I hope!

SuZ@34 wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 12:30 AM

I guess 630

breeziebeez wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 4:26 AM

I'm guessing 324

marymee wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 5:36 AM

I think there are 286 in 30 grams of this hank.

marymee wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 5:39 AM

Sorry I meant 286 its 530 by me too early for my brain to work this hard.

Bdoyle wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 7:13 AM

1026

Bdoyle wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 7:13 AM

1026

mlgray920 wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 7:51 AM

Im going to guess 688.

DraGunnTiss wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 8:40 AM

My guess is 637.  

Dawnser wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 9:53 AM

652 gorgeous beads :)

lmccart wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 10:03 AM

My guess is 650

macfish wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 11:49 AM

I guess 636.

TLCaudill wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 12:42 PM

I estimate 705 beads

on Oct 28, 2013 1:50 PM

millie johnson

my guess is 450

millie5533@aol.com

on Oct 28, 2013 1:50 PM

millie johnson

my guess is 450

millie5533@aol.com

Lily933 wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 2:19 PM

My guess is1492.

Annabelle@4 wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 2:51 PM

there are 740 beads on the mini hank.

Ve Ro wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 3:05 PM

My guess is 680 beads.

susan samuel wrote
on Oct 28, 2013 4:13 PM

my guess is 630

titabonzon wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:40 AM

I think there are 1,800 beads on it.

titabonzon wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:40 AM

I think there are 1,800 beads on it.

titabonzon wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:40 AM

I think there are 1,800 beads on it.

titabonzon wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:42 AM

I think there are  600 beads on the whole bunch.

titabonzon wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:42 AM

I think there are  600 beads on the whole bunch.

on Oct 29, 2013 9:39 AM

432 - britt_cart@yahoo.com

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:22 PM

607

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:22 PM

607

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:22 PM

607

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:22 PM

607

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:22 PM

607

cfoley1215 wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 6:23 PM

607

on Oct 30, 2013 10:09 AM

My # guess is 1250 in a mini hank of these really cool beads. Can't wait to make a kumihimo bracelet.

scsuber wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 12:00 PM

650?

scsuber wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 12:01 PM

650?

SCB1 wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 1:02 PM

my guess would be 864 beads

Leah Backman wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 5:26 PM

I would guess that there are 675 beads!

Leah Backman wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 5:31 PM

Not sure with the 3 cuts...more like 683!!!

psalter wrote
on Oct 30, 2013 6:16 PM

1010 beads

Clg wrote
on Oct 31, 2013 12:57 PM

624 beads

on Nov 6, 2013 12:09 PM

Did you already reveal the number of beads in the hank announce the winner?

DianeB@115 wrote
on Nov 14, 2013 8:12 PM

632 beads

cher D wrote
on Dec 1, 2013 9:24 PM

my guess is "960"

on Dec 13, 2013 10:09 AM

1250 seed beads is my guess!  And I love those beads  BTW!  :)

Sophia Hsu wrote
on Dec 19, 2013 5:38 PM

1320 beads