Friday, 22 February 2013

Spike Contest!


I’m guessing that you will have seen the new spike beads from www.yorkbeads.com that are popping up all over the place and I am also guessing that it was not ‘love at first sight’ for everyone – after all they are, well, spikey.  In truth, I think that I was less than enthusiastic the first time I saw them, but having had chance to work with them, I’ve learnt just how versatile they are and I have made a range of pieces now – some that show off their beautiful ‘look at me' shape and other pieces that blend them into my usual style of work making it look as though no other bead would have worked in their place.  Being a member of the very active Facebook group ‘Bohemian Spike Beadwork’ has also opened my eyes, as members from all over the world come together to share an appreciation of Bohemian Czech spike beads.



Showing the work of group members: Connie Whittaker, Helena Tang-Lim, Patrick Duggan, Romana Tschunko, Karolina Emingrova, Mandi Ainsworth, Maggie Roschyk, Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten, Aurelio Castano, Sabine Lippert, Melissa Ingram, Hana Hanule Cerna, Susanne Madeo-Mehner.


Perry from York Beads tempts group members by adding pictures of all the new spike beads as they arrive and members are encouraged to share pictures of the pieces they have made using these beads (but Czech spike beads only please or else your pictures will incur the wrath of The Administrator and risk being swallowed by the infamous ‘fire swamp’).  The albums are full of fabulous creations ranging from beadweaving to stringing and crystal clay to embroidery and there are also some fascinating pictures showing how spike beads are made.  If you are looking for some ‘inspikeration’ and for ways to use these exciting new beads or you just want to see what is going on, why not head over to Facebook and join the Bohemian spike group.




These spike beads already come in four different sizes and an amazing array of colours and finishes but now the innovative people at York have added two new very different shaped beads to the spike family – the ‘Beadstud’ and the ‘Pyramid Spike’.  The Beadstud is 12mm in diameter and 8.5mm in height and it has two holes that are 6mm apart.  The Pyramid Spike is 7mm by 11mm and has a single hole.  As well as bringing you the news about these brand new beads, I can also tell you that I am hosting a blog contest and 6 lucky winners will each receive a prize of 48 of these new beads (12 Pyramid Spikes and 12 Beadstuds in Chalk Bronze Luminous and 12 Pyramid Spikes and 12 Beadstuds in Chalk Green Luminous).




I’ve already placed my order and I can’t wait to get my beady fingers on some of these beauties and start experimenting with them.  So if you would like to be in with a chance of receiving this fantastic prize – here is what you need to do: solve the cryptogram below and leave your answer (along with a way to contact you should you be one of the winners) as a comment on this blog entry.  The names of six lucky people will be drawn randomly from the correct answers on Monday the 4th of March and the winners will be notified - and yes, this contest is open to international entrants! If you cannot see the cryptogram clearly, please follow this link which will take you to a larger version.




Please note that I have changed my blog settings so that all comments are moderated and will not show until after the contest has closed.

So get puzzling and good luck everyone!

Kerrie



123 comments:

  1. "Please join our bohemian spike Facebook group"

    Which I already have :-)

    I'm Mary Marshall on Facebook. Spikey earrings, you know me :-)

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  2. Hi Kerrie, answer is please join our bohemian spike facebook group, you can contact me through facebook if i win (haha i never win anything lol) Bev Jackson

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  3. Hi Kerrie.

    Solved the puzzle and acording to its instruction "PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP" I did send the request for joining in :D SHould I be the lucky one to win you can contact me on FB my name is Katarina Dieperink Otiepkova

    Have a great day
    Best wishes
    Katarina

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  4. Hello Kerrie,

    I love your cryptogram! This is what I think it says "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group".

    So, I'm going over there right now to join it!

    Love, Sheila xxx :)

    Ps, I can be contacted at sheiladavies502@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. I know the answer, but if I post it here as a comment, won't everyone know it then ? :-)
    The answer is "please join our bohemian spike facebook group. - Sarah B.

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win these Kerrie! My answer is...

    PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Liz
    thecrimsonmoon7@gmail.com

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  7. Please join our bohemian spike Facebook page
    Stephanie Haussler
    pixybugdesigns@hotmail.com

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  8. The answer is "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group". It's a great group! If I'm a lucky winner, please contact me at anna@tigerguld.com.

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  9. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP. hgoldsmith@gmail.com

    Thanks for the fun. ;-)

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  10. Hi Kerrie,

    The answer is - Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    You can reach me via facebook or at CisrayDesigns@yahoo.com

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  11. Love the new shapes! Would be fun to experiment with them.

    The cryptogram says: Please join our bohemian spike facebook group. Contact details are jprowse@btinternet.com.

    Thanks Kerrie

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  12. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

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  13. Please join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group , is the answer to the cryptogram. I would love a chance to win these as some of these new beads take forever to get to Canadian stores, and I like to support my Canadian suppliers. Thank you Danielle Brown roosterlion@yahoo.ca

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  14. Oh GOSH I want to get my beady paws on some of those studs!!! In silver and bronze!!! OH YESSSS!!!! Preciousssssssss.... ;)

    I solved the cryptogram, I think - it said Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group. :) :) :)

    I hope all is well with you, Kerrie. Lots of love and hugs, and thank you for such a cool contest!!

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  15. Perry made me comment but do not choose me!! I believe my answer is wrong anyway!

    Please join our Bohemian Spike Notebook Group.

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  16. Yeah I've cracked it *laughing*

    PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Greetings from Germany

    Regine

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  17. Thanks for using my pendant in your collage :) It says Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group! It's awesome for inspikeration, as you say, hehe :)

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  18. Oh, I love the new shapes Kerrie, and the cryptogram was a lot of fun!
    "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook group"
    Thanks to you and Perry for the great giveaway!
    smoore81@sc.rr.com

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  19. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

    Jenny Totterdell poledra@ntlworld.con

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  20. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

    Which I did! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    karen@schoolaids.com

    Karen Firnberg

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  21. How fun! The answer is "Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group".

    Should I win call me or message me on FB. My name is Tiffany Nicole Garcia.
    Phone #505-489-6197

    Thanks!

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  22. Hi, I just found your blog by way of a friend! Very nice!

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  23. Hi Kerrie

    the Answer is
    Please Join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

    Im victoria Sugarbean on google and Vicky Sugarbean on facebook

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  24. Please join our facebook group! I have almost every color of the spikes, so of course I love the new studs and pyramids! I have to have them!

    Paulette Baron

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  25. This was so fun!

    Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

    Ellen - elvetter01 at aol.com

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  26. Cryptogram = 'Please join our Bohemian Spike Group'

    Contact me: beaddesign@optonline.net

    Thanks for some fun! Jeanne Evans, Paterson, NJ

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  27. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    12 beads in a dozen

    1 point on 1 spike

    Hugs...Robin Halfmoon

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  28. Please join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    These look awesome. Would love to try something new!
    mccabedenise@yahoo.com

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  29. Great giveaway -- I'd love a chance to win those beads! Will be showing my sis too as she loves studs and those beads might be her cup of tea.

    The answer is: PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP [alas, I'm not on FB or I would. :)]

    I can be contacted at manekinekogirl @gmail.com

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  30. Please Join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group
    Shelley Low
    s.low.556@gmail.com

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  31. Please join the Bohemian spike beadwork group. My email is buster9890@googlemail.com I must say I do like those studs

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  32. Please join our bohemian spike Facebook group

    Have never worked with these, they look great

    Loretaxs@gmail.com

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  33. Please let it be 'Please join the bohemian spike facebook group' - and please let me be one of the chose few!!! :D You can message me via Facebook as Dee Torcherer Elgie...x

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  34. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP
    How fun it was to solve- even if I had to work thru a nap and med induced fog.
    Blessings,
    Ralonda
    ralonda_p@yahoo.com

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  35. Hi Kerrie,

    The Puzzle answer:

    Please join our Bohemian Spike Group

    Thanks Kerrie. Tamara Jordan BeadsByTamara@gmail.com

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  36. please join our bohemian spike facebook group





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  37. Hi Kerrie,
    The answer is "please join our bohemian spike facebook page." This was a pleasant diversion to knitting a sweater for a Broadway production.

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  38. Answer is: PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    gloriasimpson@hotmail.com

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  39. Hi Kerrie,
    The answer is "Please join our Bohemian spike Facebook group". My email address is ktdid1@yahoo.com.

    Thanks!
    Amy

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  40. Hi Kerrie,
    Your cryptograms says Please Join Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    I am in the group, but have not made anything from spikes, yet. I'm simply blissfully content to look at all the beauties from other artists!

    Pam Moore
    diverpug@yahoo.com

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  41. please join our bohemian spike facebook group
    <3
    romanats@centrum.cz

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  42. Hi Kerrie,
    Hope I have the answer right: "please join our bohemian spike facebook group".
    ...and thank you for your pic of our spike work!!! What a wonderful company to be a part of!!! :-D
    Karolina XXX

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  43. I love cryptograms. Answer: PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Thanks, Barb Weinmann (507)358-8098

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  44. I've solved the cryptogram and joined the group on FB. It was fun to solve, thanks for this little game :)

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  45. please join our bohemian spike facebook group


    Hana Hanule Cerna


    koralkyodhanulky@seznam.cz

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  46. Hi Kerrie...
    The cryptogram is "PLEASE JOIN BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP"
    Thanks for having the contest!!

    Laurie
    laurie_jamieson@yahoo.com

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  47. The puzzle reads as follows.


    Please Join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

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  48. My entry.

    Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.


    June Josten
    josten2@horizonsatellite.com

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  49. Oh, I did some time ago. The Cryptogram is "Please Join our Bohemian Spike FaceBook Group"

    Should I be the lucky one you can find me at judith (at) beadline (dot) com

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  50. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

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  51. Of course I meant "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group " hehe

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  52. Kerrie, I guess I must be missing something, I am not sure where to post my answer for the spikes contest so I believe I am to post here, so here is my answer. "please join our Bohemian spike facebook group" If I posted wrongly please let me know.

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  53. Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

    marg@beadfx.com

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  54. Please join our Bohemian spike facebook group.

    Fab giveaway Kerrie. Thank you very much.
    Gemmxxx
    gkessel[at]mail[dot]com

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  55. The message says....'Please Join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group', so i have :-)

    Karen Jones
    tartanruby@hotmail.com

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  56. Hi Kerrie
    By the look of the postings you have received a few already - but fingers crossed!

    Answer is:

    Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

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  57. Hi Kerrie...
    Thank you for the Facebook hint! I'm not sure if I had the correct words in my first response. If I may, I'd like to re-enter my answer.
    PLEASE JOIN THE BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP
    Thanks!!

    Laurie
    laurie_jamieson@yahoo.com

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  58. Hi Kerrie :)
    My answer:
    Please join our bohemian spike facebook group :)
    You can contact me here or on fb ;)
    Hugs, Éva

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  59. "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group" (cindy@wickedgoodbeadz.com or cindy's wicked good beadz on FB)

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  60. The answer to the puzzle: please join our bohemian spike Facebook group

    Beth Katz Stone

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  61. The answer is 'Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.' My email address is hollybirdbeads@hotmail.com. Nicole Stanley

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  62. Hi !!! The answer I got is "Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    If I should be one of the lucky winners I can be contacted at kimpy@cox.net

    Thank you !!!!!
    Kim P Siebert

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  63. Please Join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group is the solution to the puzzle. Thanks for a fun game!

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  64. I apologize if you have gotten this more than once, but my smart phone isn't cooperating and doesn't show that it is posting.

    please join our bohemian spike facebook group

    Thanks,

    judy leithauser - judypjewelry@gmail.com

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  65. So is this where I post the answer to the puzzle? Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

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  67. Please join our Bohemian Spike Group.

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  68. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group


    Caroline French. On Kerry's friends list

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  69. I think the cryptogram says 'Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group'

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  70. Got it!
    Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

    Woohoo! and thanks to Kerrie and Perry!

    Kathy B
    zkface @ gmail.com

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  71. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

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  72. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

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  73. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    email address - psiegel@dsl.pipex.com

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  74. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP
    LKIRSCH@DRTEL.NET Leanne Kirsch

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  75. "Please join our Bohemian Spike facebook group"
    sarouchka@live.co.uk

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  76. the answer is "please join our bohemian spike facebook group".
    which I've done ;-)
    so, when I win you can contact me at redcatartbeads@gmail.com

    goos luck, all

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  77. What an awesome giveaway! I can't wait to see these beadstuds in person!
    as for the cryptogram...here is my answer:
    "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook group"
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    contact info:
    vimaladawn (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  78. Please join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group !!!

    :D

    Sherry Hernandez
    beadstalkers@yahoo.com

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  79. Please join our Bohemian spike Facebook group.

    Jessica Valiente
    j_valiente@yahoo.com
    787-410-1314

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  80. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Allison Causey
    e-mail: twoll5@netscape.net
    Telephone/ text: 07930716059

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  81. Finally got it! At least I think so ^_^

    "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group"

    Bianc

    sieradenvanbianc@gmail.com

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  82. My answer to the cryptogram is:

    PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Roxann
    beadaddict@sympatico.ca

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  83. Third time lucky!
    Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group :-D
    Thanks Kerrie, Jules x

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  84. PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    katerina.wolter@googlemail.com

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  85. The encrypted sentence is: Please join our bohemian spike Facebook group. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  86. Hi hope I can get my hands on those beads Kerrie! Here's my answer..."Please join our bohemian spike facebook group" x From Marie New mail@maztexdesigns.co.uk tel 07794062824

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  87. The answer is: Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

    Margareta Gustavsson
    margareta.e.gustavsson@telia.com

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  88. Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook group.
    candy.beads@gmail.com

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  89. Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook group

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  90. Hi Kerrie
    The answer to the cryptogram is:
    Please Join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    Blessing Lilly

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  91. Hi! The answer is "PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP". You can contact me on annukka.puotiniemi@gmail.com. Many thanks.

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  92. These look really cool!

    The answer is:
    Please join our Bohemian spike Facebook group

    Thanks for the competition. It was fun to solve.

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  93. "Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group" Contact on my blog!

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  94. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group!
    I want to win these!!! woolsonramona@yahoo.com Thank you!!!

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  95. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group

    Vicky

    vickysquires@hotmail.co.uk

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  96. Hello Kerry

    I think I´ve managed to solve your puzzle

    PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    thank you for a chalenge ;)

    Martina

    mpetruscakova@gmail.com

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  97. Hi

    I solved your puzzle

    Please Join Our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

    regards

    Stanka

    svaxmanska@gmail.com

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  98. The puzzle says "Please join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group" I would *SO* love to win these beads!!!

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  99. Please join our Bohemian spike Facebook group

    g_bollivar@hotmail.com

    Ada Lovelace

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  100. hello

    I found answer to your riddle

    PLESE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP

    Katarina, kcuperova@post.sk

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  101. Kerrie,

    The solution to the puzzle is:

    "Please join the Boehmian Spike Facebook Group."

    Why, thank you, I believe I will!

    Thanks for the fun contest.

    Carole
    beadsophisticate@gmail.com

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  102. Hi !

    I solved your crypto.
    "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group"
    Unfortunately I do not use Facebook, but I hop solving the puzzle is what will make me win ;-D

    // Kristian
    (kristian.lundegard@gmail.com)

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  103. My answer is:

    "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group"

    Chrissy White
    cpyywhite@gmail.com

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  104. Hi Kerrie! I believe the answer is PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBOOK GROUP. My contact details: adela.macalkova@googlemail.com I wish you lovely evening and a lot of beautiful ideas for beading!:)

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  105. The answer to the cryptogram is:
    Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook page.
    Yvette Fontenot
    vettedoe@bellsouth.net

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  106. Please join the Bohemian Spike Facebook Group

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  107. The puzzle says "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group."

    I'd love to win some pretty beadies :)

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  108. The answer I think is:

    PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN SPIKE FACEBBOOK GROUP

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  109. What a great idea, I love a puzzle!
    The answer is "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group"
    Jane :)
    beads@theturnbulls.org

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  110. Please Join our Bohemien Spike Facebook Group

    Please let me win... please let me win...

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  111. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group.

    Thanks, I think I will.

    Lenore Bamberger lydian8@gmail.com

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  112. "PLEASE JOIN OUR BOHEMIAN FACEBOOK GROUP"

    lamplightcrafts@msn.com

    Great giveaway and promotion of spike beads!

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  113. Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group ...is my entry

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  114. Please join our bohemian spike facebook group

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  115. Oh my gosh! I looked and did the naughty assume thing!Well now I have it!

    "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group"

    Yeah! Sigh...time to wake up!

    Sharon Wagner. Ha ha I guess you know how to find me!!

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  116. Answer is "Please join our bohemian spike facebook group". Jenny Shibon.
    email: jshibona@bellsouth.net

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  117. What a brilliant contest!! Thanks heaps Perry & Kerrie for the opportunity to win some of these fabulous new beads :)
    The puzzle unravelled reads "Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook group." I have already and I love it ~ amazing inspiration from many very talented artists!!

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  118. Hi,
    I found your post on facebook on one of the groups I follow and couldn't resist this puzzle.

    The correct answer is:

    'Please join our bohemian spike facebook group'

    It would be great to win those new beads as usually contests are not open internationally and I am a relatively new beader from Germany.
    I'm Stephanie and my email is: shalimar_1981(at)yahoo.com

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  119. Please join the bohemian spike Facebook group.

    From
    Stephanie Dixon
    Aka The Dixon Chick

    I'm posting as anonymous because I can't remember my google password!!!

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  120. Thanks for the contest!
    The answer is:
    Please join our Bohemian Spike Facebook Group.

    Tati

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  121. Please join our Bohemian Spike FaceBook group! I already did a long time ago. :)

    Kassie at Beading Butterfly dot com

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  122. And the winners have been announced!

    Kim Spooner
    June Josten
    Caron Reid
    Catherine Chinoy
    Annukka Puotiniemi
    Katarina Dieperink Otiepkova

    Congratulations!

    And thank you to everyone who entered the contest!

    Kerrie ♥

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  123. I found your blog while looking for related items , some nice pictures and info :) Love the Bohemian Czech spike beads.

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