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Deserted Island Challenge

June 28th, 2011 · 579 Comments

**Contest is NOW OVER! We are voting on comments and will announce the winner shortly!**
If you were stranded on a tropical deserted island, what is the one Artbeads product you would want with you? Get inventive and think about what’s the most important piece in your collection you would need to survive. It could be ANYTHING from our collection of over 27,000 products…but it can only be one! Leave a comment below telling us which item you would take with you. We will select one winner to receive a tropical island-themed goody bag full of fun surprises. Contest ends Monday, July 4th at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.We will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 5th. One entry per person.


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579 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shannon // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I’d want the ICE Resin with me. I could do all sorts of embedded object and sand pendants!

  • 2 Varda Amnony // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Fireline !! I’m lost without it…..

  • 3 Vicki Bundschu // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I’d want my Artbeads catalog, so I could figure out what I wanted to order when I got back.

  • 4 Maxine Booth // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

    It would be your sterling silver cable chain with Link 3.5×4.5mm, 24 gauge. That’s my ‘go-to’ absolute necessary item and I’d be able to hang seashells from the desert island on it while I’m waiting to be rescued.

  • 5 Paula Galle // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I’d like to have lots of sterling 20 gauge round wire. I’d be able to wire wrap shells, glass and stones as well as make chain.

  • 6 Deborah Johnson // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I would need my E6000 glue to close off my knots as I make necklaces from the twine and shells that I find on the island.

  • 7 Dana Jones // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I would have to say I would need the Fireline so I would still be able to make jewelry from the items I would find on the island.

  • 8 Kristen // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Seeing as how I know I don’t go anywhere without seed beads, thread and needles in waterproof bag I believe the only thing I would so desperately need is a beading awl so that if I did find awesomeness on the island I would be able to make a hole to use it in any designs.

  • 9 Lisa // Jun 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Fireline … that way I could fish for food and string/weave pearls and shells with tropical leaves and flowers!

  • 10 Wanda Mathews // Jun 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Bead Smith 4-piece plier set…My go-to tool for sooo many things around my home. Just seems they would come in handy on a desert island.

  • 11 mary plagemann // Jun 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I definitely would take a kit along,as that way I can keep taking it apart and creating a different piece as my days go along. I picked the charming hearts kit to go along with how great it would be on an island for awhile, with no interruptions to do my beading all day long. Think of all the great inspiration you have on an island . You could add sea shells and anything you find to this great base you have brought along from Artbeads.

  • 12 Anne Patrick // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I cannot call a piece complete without the final step. I couldn’t live without 4mm silver beads and 3×3 crimp beads. My designs are not complete and secure without them! Thanks AB

  • 13 Jane Garmon // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    My must have is Beadalon 49 Jewelry wire. Fish with the wire and make jewelry with island finds.

  • 14 Shanna // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

    It would definitely be sterling silver wire, 20 ga. I’d be sitting in the sand all day making all sorts of sea shell jewelry from shells I found walking along the water.. gosh this is making me want a vacation.

  • 15 Stephanie A. // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I would absolutely need a lot of Fireline. It could be used to lash together a small hut, use for fishing, and in my spare time before I am rescued make jewelry and decorate my hut.

  • 16 Kathleen // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I would bring the Swarovski 6228 40mm XILION Heart Pendant Crystal AB, a big sparkling, brilliant crystal! I would use it to reflect the sunlight and send out my distress signal in Morse code when the search planes came flying over the island. Hey, I wouldn’t wanna be stuck there forever! ;-)

  • 17 Marlene King // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Chain nose pliers to pull off all the unwanted bugs that might appear. I’d use it as a weapon.

  • 18 Mary A // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I’d have to have my Swarovski bicones! If I could watch them sparkle in the sun all day …

  • 19 marlene // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Would need Fireline and Swarovski bicones. Just think of what you could create from found items on the beach!!!

  • 20 Suzanne // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I would have delica beads. It’s so much fun to do the peyote stitch!

  • 21 Tabitha // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

    My completely irrational and not at all useful answer is: a ton of 12mm Graphic Swarovsky beads in crystal AB. They’re just so sparkly and beautiful!

  • 22 Nicole // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I would absolutely need Bead Smiths 9 piece Tool Set. These would be useful and helpful tools to get through each day. Not only would I be making fantastic sand dollar necklaces and seashell earrings that would be extraordinary but they would be my kitchen/shelter tools for everyday survival. For example it would allow me to cut banana leaves with my nipper tool, not only creating a shelter but great for cooking. I would use my bead scoop as my spear to catch fish, side cutter to filet open the fish, my chain nose pliers for pulling out bones from the fish, knotting tweezer as my handy tool not only for tying up the meal, etc. I could definitely survive with this item while being stranded on a tropical deserted island!

  • 23 valerie // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Well, i will only need one of your flexible and strongest strings for fishing, sewing by using the string with a fish bone and some leaves or coconut husk to make clothes. Building traps around my camp will be helpful too, tying a string to other trees, that will be my alarm. I was forgetting also, string will help my build a shelter. Lol i can’t forget about my teeth so i will use it as dental floss too.

  • 24 sue gaskill // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:16 am

    20 guage wire to create wire wrapped sharks tooth pendants.

  • 25 Atena // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I would want seed beads, that way I can weave a lure to go fishing whit, I would make fishing pole from the trees on the island and sue palm fibers for line.

    Then I would have enough beads leftover to make pretty things, and add seashells and fish scales to make pretty jewels to wear when I got back… then again, I may not want to go back .


  • 26 Heather Houck // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I am not going to surmise that there will be beautiful shells & items to make jewelry with on this deserted island, therefore I will take Swarovski #4139 – 30mm Cosmic Ring Pendant Crystal Cal V which Artbeads keeps in stock.
    This pendant has extreme brilliance & sparkle. With sun & reflection from the water a passing ship would very easily pick up my SOS & I would be picked up & home safely in time to get my order into Artbeads.

  • 27 Mary // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I would want to have your heavy-duty pliers. I would use them to cut stuff up to make a shelter, open coconuts for food and liquid, open shellfish, make kindling and sticks to rub together to start a fire for cooking and smoke signals. You can cut palm fronds up to make a nifty skirt. Very handy.

  • 28 Judith // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Stranded on a tropical deserted Island? No without my most important piece in my collection which is the Gold tone curved watch face. I know I can’t survive without it. ; )

  • 29 Stacy S // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    It’s so hard to pick just ONE item…but I guess if I had to pick one item-it would be Beadalon 49 strand. :)

  • 30 May // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Fireline!! i would be great for all kinds of neat and one of kind island jewelry and fishing and tying stuff together

  • 31 Jessica // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I would have to have Caspia Jewelry!

  • 32 Ella // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’d say swarovski crystals, they never fail, and sterling silver components, but Swarovski alone would be enough

  • 33 Tricia // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I would definitely want to have the 20 Gauge sterling round wire, to wrap finds for pendants and more.

  • 34 Laura Phillips // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I would like a pair of pliers. I could do a lot of stuff to survive and still have them when I am rescued!

  • 35 Angel J // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I would want to have the BeJeweler® Pro Ergonomic with me on a deserted island so I could make such sparkling items the rescue ship couldn’t help but spot me!!!! :)

  • 36 Hannah Hollett // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    A pink swarovski crystal star fish pendant, the large one, because the sunshine on the island would make it shine so beautifully, if I starved I’d die happy. Haha.

  • 37 Tammy Roush // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Can’t chose just one thing, I’d have to have 2 Ergonomic Chain Nose pliers and a HUGE pile of jump rings. I would be perfectly happy, ChainMailling my time away waiting to get rescued :)

  • 38 Marsi // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Swarovski crystals. I could use their reflection to start campfires. String them up so at night they catch the reflection of the moon and act like a night light. Tie them to fishing line and attract the fish to their sparkle. Make SOS signs that could be seen by air or by see. Or just lay on the beach holding them up and catching all the rainbow prisms in them.

  • 39 nancy gouveia // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    A giant pile of swarovski!! Even a tropical paradise could use a little sparkle!!!

  • 40 maureen // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I would want a Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Slider . I could signal for planes, use it to start a fire with the reflection of the sun and as a fishing lure! Thanks! Plus, it would just make me smile looking at it!

  • 41 Danni Hurt // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Anything sparkly and glittery to hang from the palm trees to catch the sun and moonlight and make my little island that much prettier.

  • 42 Megan K // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I’d definitely take some half-hard sterling wire. In addition to turning every cool shell and nut and whatnot on the island into pendants and earrings, I suppose I could fashion a fish hook or net of some sort to catch fish or other creatures for food!

  • 43 Bumble Bee // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I would have to have Kabela Design 22 Gauge Copper Wire, 15 yards
    Code: WR22COP15 … I love copper coz it has many uses and I love twisting and turning copper wire. Makes me happy and I want to be happy there. I can see every beautiful shell and stone placed in copper. I’m sure it has many life uses besides beading. ;D See you when I get back!

  • 44 Caro // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    It would be the heavy duty cutters. Good for cutting vegetation to make a bed and a shelter, opening clams and oysters, hacking open coconuts, protecting myself from wild creatures, cutting large leaves into water collection vessels. It’s about survival. If I croaked waiting for the rescue party, I’d never be able to shop at Artbeads again!

  • 45 Miranda // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I would like sterling silver wire. I am sure I could find lots of objects to wire warp while waiting to be rescued. They would be bueatiful a necklace with a dires out starfish or sand dollar all kinds of land and sea creatures

  • 46 deb deig // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    5942 Large Hole Swarovski Heart! SOS !

  • 47 Sandra // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    If I were stranded on a tropical deserted island, the one Artbeads item I’d want with me would be Fireline. I’d use it to weave flowers, shells, beach glass, and pearls into jewelry, then I’d string palm fronds and wild grasses into skirts and a rain shelter. I would use it to tie up my hair and keep my woven banana leaf top on. I’d also use it to make a net to hang my food up high in a tree so animals & birds couldn’t get into the coconuts, bananas, berries, and seeds I found on the island.

  • 48 JACKI CONWAY // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    If I were stranded on a desert isle, I would want the largest spool of 20 gauge ss wire. I could use it to wire wrap shells and seeds ,to help secure leaves and sticks for a sturdy shelter. I could fish with the wire and bone ,it would be strong enough to catch even larger fish. I could also secure food on a spit or wrapped for baking in a pit. Wire could be used as a snare for catching small animals and as a fastener for any valuables that may have survived with me I wouldn’t have to worry about animals and critters chewing through it and scurring off with anything. I could also use the wire for cutting fruit and deboning fish. And for larger animals I could use wire as a garrot . Although I would miss my crystals and tools I could make many fine bracelets ,earrings and necklaces with the seeds and berries and bone . I believe wire would be the most escential I would need

  • 49 Sydney // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    It’s have to be seed beads! So I could continue making my island flowers, and decorate myself and the island natives with tropical flowers that would not wilt or die in the hot sunshine!

  • 50 sharon jensen // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Well, I would for survival purposes on a deserted island, need beading heavy gauge wire…. would work for catching fish, making fish hooks, wrapping palm leaves together with branches for shelter! I’m into survival first!

  • 51 Krista // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I would have to have the Style Lab Jewelry Design Game! I could design pieces right there on the island, practice running my own store and all kinds of fun things! And, I could even upload my designs to the special people at Artbeads who would make them for me and send them to my home where they would be waiting for my return! lol Besides, if I could figure out where exactly I was, maybe I could get them to help rescue me… :-)

  • 52 faye // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I would have to have anything that sparkles…always have to have some “bling”

  • 53 Alesia Corbin // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I would bring a big ” Grab Bag ” caspia gem beads to go with all the beautiful shells and other natural flora from the island. Making string out of coconut shells. I would have my own treasures. Ships from all around would come to buy my island treasures. Originals are always sought after, with my special “Grab Bag” of caspia gems from I would always be inspired.

  • 54 Bridgette Reichwein // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    If I had one item to choose from, it would be Fireline. Not only could I use it to make jewelry from the shells I find along the beach, I could also use it to tie together palms and make an S.O.S. sign with them!! Then when I am rescued I can give everyone a piece of jewelry I made. :)

  • 55 Soozie Morreal // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    No contest – the Bead Reamer set. Give me that, some coconut husk, shells, pearls, stones and I’ll give you some tropic finery that will blow your rescuers out of the water!

  • 56 jeniffer peeples // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I would want the 0.5mm hemp by beadsmith! Lots of it so I could make clothes, tie together bamboo for a shelter, string up a hamock to chill out in and of course make a variety of awesome hemp jewelry with sea shells and nuts and whatever else I could find on the island to be a bead!

  • 57 Lauren F Hernandez // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I would take my breast cancer ribbon. I never go anywhere without a piece of my grandmother with me. <3

  • 58 Kathy Knight // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    If I could bring only one thing (Waaah!) it would have to be some 6lb test Fireline. It could used for many things from lashing together shelter, to catching food, to weaving together clothing, and of course, creating beauty while waiting for help to arrive!

  • 59 Jaime // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    20 gauge sterling silver wire. There’s so much that you can do with it!

  • 60 stacy // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Fireline. Not only could I bead with it, I could fish, or set up nifty tripline traps to keep the natives away from my bead stash.

  • 61 Becca Merrill // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I would choose the mysterious goody bag offered as the winning prize. Not sure what would be included, but I’ll bet I could make is SERIOUSLY useful on a deserted island. Anything can become a mitigating possession when you have nothing!

  • 62 Pattie // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    When I first started thinking about this, I was thinking practical and thought an Artbeads hat would be good to have to keep the sun out of my eyes. Then I thought about the really cool journals you have. I could make one and keep track of my thoughts. But then I started thinking about all the cool resources on the beach like shells and sea glass, I could use vines for stringing material and dive for pearls. I think what I would really need would be a sturdy set of tools. Therefore, I would want to bring along the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit.

  • 63 Eugenie // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Just one item. That’s tough. I guess that it would be the book “Woven Wire Jewelry”. I could pass the time learning and planning what I would make when I get back home.

  • 64 evelyn gallagher // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    oh my, this is a hard one! well, i need beads, stringing material, and tools! to lesson it to only one, i guess it would be stringing material because i can find all kinds of beautiful shells,stones,pearls,etc. to use in place of beads. next, i can improvise on tools, we use what we can find, but stringing material, that cant be re-placed with weeds,or found string, or whatever! also, i could fish with it, repair clothing with it, use it to cut with, and hold a HELP sign together with!!

  • 65 Julia Yates // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I woud like to get the bag. Shells, pearls, fireline I use all the time Thank you Julia

  • 66 Carol Paints // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    An extra large purple T-shirt!!!!
    Multiple uses… :)
    Pillow at night, sun protection by day, container upon rescue to carry all of the island finds that I will be implementing into my work using all of your great supplies when I return to my art studio!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 67 Julia Yates // Jun 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    The one thing I could use is the ( Awl) to put holes in the shells, driftwood pearls and other things. I can find seaweed, palm leaves to use as thread, I have made do before, so it does not bother me.

  • 68 Liz Hart // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    It would have to be seed beads. They’re the basis for most things I make. All the rest is icing on the cake.

  • 69 Angela White // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I would have to say a good multipurpose jewelry making tool. I could come up with an endless amount of ideas in my head using natural ingredients found on the island but it would be meaningless and hard to do without having the proper tools.

  • 70 Libby // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I would choose the Hand-Dyed Silk Tahitian/Aqua Blend ribbon. The color of the sea surrounding me would allow the beautiful shells, stones, sea glass, driftwood and any other found on items to stand out against the softness of the ribbon. Stunning.

  • 71 Rachel VanDyne // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I always carry stringing supplies with me when I go on a trip so I would have that and my tools on hand and I would choose 4mm indicolite swarovski crystals because they always remind me of the ocean and would be perfect to go with sea shells for some island inspired jewelry.

  • 72 Georgeana // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love this theme! I have to admit it’s tough to pick just one item, but I’m going to say an endless supply of HEMP CORD. It’s easy enough to cut. Just use a sharp rock or shell. You can create so many different knotted patterns with this material and that in itself would allow you to hang or display most organic found objects. A simple item, but practical for any beader who finds themselves stranded on an exotic island. Thanks! This was fun.

  • 73 Renee // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Lots and lots of beading thread. I could make shelter, a casting net, jewelry and mend clothes.

  • 74 cindy crowder // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I need Beadalon wire to string all the great finds from the island!!

  • 75 Christine Potter // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, it’s so hard to choose just one thing from! I would have to go with 22 gauge dead soft sterling wire to wrap shells and rocks, etc. I would also have plenty of time to learn how to make my own chain!

  • 76 stephanie teague // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    anything tropical is my fav…love it!

  • 77 Marla Jones // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I am new at this. I Love beading.

  • 78 Sheri // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I would want the Swarovski line with me, the crystals would be beautiful in the sun, might be able to use them to start a fire, and to signal passing planes or ships…

  • 79 Rachel Ost // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I’d take
    Kabela Design 22 Gauge Copper Wire, 15 yards, to not only make awesome things with, but to make my shelter, traps for food, and even fish hooks. Plus, with sea-glass, I could make some awesome pendants with it, and if I needed to get anything electrical started, the copper is a great conductor for things electrical.

  • 80 Cindy Milazzo-Schwartz // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I think I would take the beadalon 9 piece tool set. I can do so much with this including making string from the branches of the trees, picking up shells that need to have bugs washed out and with the pliers I can pick off anything from any place… OH MY… I could not live without my tools…

  • 81 Pat Carleson // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I would definitely want the kit so I could fashion things out of the shells and local flotsom!! I lived at the beach for 9 yrs and have made everything from Christmas ornaments out of clear balls and shells, to figurines using wooden bases that we stained ourselves and glued a conch shell too, then embellished with fiddler crabs, smaller shells, pieces of coral that had washed up on the beach, and anything else we thought would enhance the item!

  • 82 Becki // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I’d have to have Your Superior Beaders Tool Kit with hopefully the ever popular Fireline included so that ‘found objects’ could embellish me and the surrounding island trees…also could help me grab some grub [read here: fish] and could keep all my tasks able to be accomplished & thinking of getting back to the internet to be able to place orders to add to the wonderful objects to take home after being rescued.

  • 83 Carrie // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I would would choose seed beeds. Because ten maybe I would FINALLY have the time to learn peyote stitch!!!

  • 84 Jeraly // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I would definitely want a couple of the wing charms Now, granted, they are a little on the small side, but I am sure with enough willpower (or maybe after being there a while and getting REAL skinny from living off of coconuts – I know how it is, I’ve watched “Survivor” O_O) I could use them to fly off of the island back to somewhere with an internet connection where I could then sell my amazing story and use the proceeds to buy out everything else from!! Result! ^_^

  • 85 Alicia // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Some kit with a few great beads, tons of jump rings and great tools – and finally the time to do all the chain-link jewelry I’m dreaming about!

  • 86 Liz // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I’d want the 8mm Swarovski star crystals. If I’m stranded on the island I might as well have something pretty and sparkly to enjoy in all that sunshine :)

  • 87 Bianca // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I’m torn between the ton of swarovski crystal beads already mentiond (great for an SOS or to pretend I found a treasure on the island) or the sterling silver 20ga wire to wrap to my heart’s content.

  • 88 Linda Palma // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    There would be so many different things that could be stringed that I would absolutely need FIRELINE!!!

  • 89 Liz Crafton // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I would want The BeadSmith 9-Piece Professional Plier Set with me…It promises to have “Every tool [I] will ever need”!

  • 90 Alice // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Whether I had plenty of beads with me, or no other supplies at all, I think lots and lots of fireline is the best answer! I can spend time making pretty things to wear on the way home AND use it to tie together a raft in case the cruise ship rescue is late :D

  • 91 Nicole // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I would need my beading/crafting supplies of course! All that natural inspiration, I would need to create something. My tools would come in handy crafting survival necessities too.

  • 92 Krys Mann // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Silk strands…pretty, functional to tie up things, use them to string shells, strain water, hold a fish hook and yes they would look good!

  • 93 Lise // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    What’s the one Artbeads product that could remove a splinter, get the meat from a coconut, tie plant fibers into a fishing net, and fashion a gorgeous shell necklace to get rescued in style?

    It has to be the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit. The leatherette zippered pouch will even help keep out rain.

    If you notice smoke signals coming from my computer, don’t worry: the wire rounder comes in handy making a fire board and spindle…

  • 94 Katie // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I’d want 1mm stretch magic. I could pick up shells on the beach and create jewelry, make dangling shell curtains, use some to tie things together and even pull my hair back if I wanted. Who knows, it might even work to create a bouncy raft!

  • 95 Kayla // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Fireline, so I could use it for fishing and making shell necklaces :)

  • 96 melissa harrsch // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    id take the cosmic pendant so when i hung it up and it swirled as the sun hit it it shown as a brite light to ships passing by. like a diamond to a pirate.

  • 97 Joan M. Fish // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I’d want a BIG bag of crystals. I have a thing for the lovely sparkle! I’d use small ones as bait, the biggest ones as wind chimes to hang from the coconut palms. A good pair of scissors, too, to cut the palm fronds to make stringing medium. It sounds like such a marvelous vacation.

  • 98 Lee Parsons // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Fireline … that way I could fish for food and string/weave pearls and shells with tropical leaves and flowers!

  • 99 Stacie Bebber // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Definitely Fireline, very useful for stringing and weaving as well as being able to use to fish!

  • 100 Cynthia Cooper // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Swarovski Clover pendant…….for luck!

  • 101 Charlie Braun // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    4mm cobalt blue czech glass beads and enough jumprings to make lots of chainmaille jewelry.

  • 102 Mallory // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmm this is a toughie well I’m sure I could find lots of things to make beads out of and fiure out how to make strings and clasps ect so maybe my swarovski colour wheel to help put together all the fun tropical colours.

  • 103 Becky // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I’d want my fireline!!! I’m all about weaving, so it would be crucial.

  • 104 Lora Fleming // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    The BeadSmith 9-Piece Professional Plier Set! What good would string, clasps etc be without pliers? Plus they’d be mighty handy for things besides beading … like pulling bones out of fish!

  • 105 Dawn Doucette // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Well if I got stranded on an island I’d have to say my most useful artbeads product would be 20 ga. copper artistic wire. It would be useful in creating a fishing system (food) and attract or reflect the light (signaling for help) and my, wouldn’t a copper wire bikini be completely awesome sauce?

    ♫ She wore an itsy bitsy copper bikini… ♫

    Yep, I’m pretty sure that would be my best bet! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

  • 106 Nikole // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Either the deep ocean blue or ocean sunset lampwork beads. Just so pretty and would work well with all the shells, beach glass etc I found on the island.

  • 107 Angela Harwell // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    It would have to be your soft flex beading wire. I could use this on the island to make a fishing line, so I could catch food to eat! I could also use it to make snares, (When your hungry, most anything sounds good). Then I could find some pretty shells along the way, and use the beading wire to make some pretty jewelry. :) That is in my spare time, when Im not trying to survive!

  • 108 Jennifer // Jun 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I would have to have your 6.7 Shiny Saucer beads to use as a fish lure in a handmade fishline. Using Diamond Cut Sterling Wire as well. When I’m done soaking up the sun and enjoying all the perks of being on such an island, I can then string up a ton of beads and put together a huge reflective object needed to signal to boats & aircrafts for help.

  • 109 Diane Benton // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Well I was stranded in Tahtit and had my tiny czech glass flower beads ….I knew how to split a palm fron to get threads and pieces a 1/2 inch wide to weave into beautiful crowns. I made necklaces and anklets and crowns and was a big hit with the locals because I tucked in my small glass flowers with the real ones! hmm maybe next time I will take crystals!

  • 110 Sheryle Mills // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I would want a case of Magic-Glos to preserve all the beautiful pendants I make while on the island. Magic-Glos is pre-mixed so I can use it right out of the bottle and there will be no mess. After I am rescued, my one- of-a-kind creations will be featured at the Art Museum and I will credit my survival to Magic-Glos for giving me a reason to continue living.

  • 111 Kelley Fritz // Jun 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    It would be Swarovski’s for sure..I could start a fire (from the sun and sparkle) which could be used for tons of clever deserted- island- easy living ideas and of course for rescue..unless you get stranded with your beads. Then there is nothing to worry about!

  • 112 Jennifer // Jun 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Definitely the strongest yet flexible wire for fishing and making jewelry from shells and stones found on the island. I’m still a beginner jewelry maker so I’m not sure which gauge would be best (blush).

  • 113 Pam // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I could never live without fireline. But would also need my Swarovski crystal to sparkle signals to passing ships so they could save me and I could order more from your catalog.

  • 114 Angelique // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Well. Beading thread can always be made from natural items, such as coconut husks or stripped palm leaves. Many shells already have holes in them from the elements, but if not, a sharp rock could bore a hole just as well. I suppose if anything were missing, it would be a good set of toggle clasps. How else would I be able to wear all the beautiful jewelry I would make with all that free time? Yep. I think a bag of beautiful, natural stone toggle clasps would be my item of choice if stranded on a tropical island!

  • 115 Mary // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I average three trips weekly to the beach year round, weather it be 90 degrees or 10 degrees. Such a simple question as I usually find myself being lost for hours at the beach, picking up beautiful pieces of beach glass, flat beach stones, shells and whatever else catches my attention.
    I seem to get carried away most with Artbeads 20 gauge artistic wire when I bring my treasures home. How exciting would it be to see what Artbeads has in mind with a bag of goodies I can incorporate into my work.
    So please, send me to this tropical island, with my 20 gauge artistic wiring, and please, some sunscreen!

  • 116 Michele Smith // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    If I was stranded on a deserted island and since I do live on an island, I definitely would need a
    Beaders mini tool travel kit. I carry my purse everywhere I go so I practically have everything in there. Since the mini tool kit has pliers it can come in handy for many uses especially for fishing, the mini bead board can be used as a little “plate” to
    carry all the nuts and seeds from palm trees.
    Fibers from trees can be used as stringing material. Leaves from trees can be weaved into
    little beads and since I always carry beads that I
    make myself can be used in my jewelry. That is where the mini cutter comes in handy to use it to put a little nip in the leaves so you could tear it to make the stringing material. Best tool of all is your hands and imagination!

  • 117 Elayne Figueroa // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    It definitely would be ICE Resin. Just think of all the amazing things that could go in it!

  • 118 Diane Krupa // Jun 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I would absolutely have to have the sterling silver charms, all the butterflies, frogs, USA, love and don’t forget the chain bracelet, too!! I could not live on the island without all of them!

  • 119 luanne // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I would have to say a bag full of sparkly swarovski crystals! I could not only bead with them, I could spell out HELP and the sparkle catch the sun. That way, I’d be saved and head back to my computer to order MORE artbeads swarovski! :o )

  • 120 Angela Calabrese // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I have often dreamed of being stranded on a desert island, so I could be completely focused on learning a new art. I would choose the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit. This would provide me with all the tools I would need to create amazing jewelry from the natural elements around me! What a dream come true this would be anyone, especially someone such as myself, that is new to jewelry making and very enthusiastic about all the all creatieve elements your company carries! Thank you for providing this opportunity to one lucky person* (=hopefully ME)!

  • 121 Michelle Chouinard // Jun 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I AM stranded on a tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico. I was ground zero for the Gulf Oil spill. The nearest Walmart is an hour away and anything else is two hours. I have no idea what is going on in the world of fashion. I need your website for inspiration!!!! It’s the most important thing you have going for you, without it nothing else matters. I find out what is new how to do it and where to buy it. Thank you for being a window to the world. I love it here, but it is the most inconvenient place to be a bead freak.

  • 122 Lesia // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I would want silver wire. I would be able to use it to wrap sea glass and use palm or coconut fiber to make fantastic jewelry. The silver could even be used to help make clasps.

  • 123 Vicky // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    The largest crystal you sell. So I can use it to make fire to cook my food, make a signal fire, and reflect morse code for passing by ships.

  • 124 Monalisa // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I would love to have one ( since I can choose only one), or more, actually I need more:-)) of SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain, they have fabulous look n have golden sand texture on it, and will hang the precious shiny natural treasures from the Desert Island n hang them all over , which will make a beautiful, treasurfull chain n of-course my jewellery inspiration. Now I can use that chain of shiny treasures to signal the boats & aircrafts n also will use the long long chain to collect a bottle if I can find one nearby, to get water to clinch my thirst, n also to send a note marked on one shell for the rescuer to locate me:-))

  • 125 Robina Washington // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I would want to have sterling silver wire 20 gauge as my choose of one item because I could use items from the island to make great creations, like shells, seeds from the fruit to make a necklace or ankle bracelet. the wire can be used to make claps, or whatever I choose to create. I could use the wire even create a boat or raft, plus the wire would last though whatever storms could come.

  • 126 Brandi // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    All I would need is a tote bag FULL of sterling silver wire! Forged jewelry is just amazing to behold…. Just think of all the wrapped jewelry that’s waiting to be created from all those natural found items!

  • 127 Ulyana Seryankina // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Just you have an amazing , pleasant to touch and hold in my hand Swarovski 4327 40 mm Fancy Pear Montana Sapphire! when you have it ,doesn’t really mater where you are on a Desert Island or in Palace you always will feel like a Queen!

  • 128 Teresa Dimond // Jun 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    sliver wire of course

  • 129 leigh s // Jun 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    well as a student, employee, mother and wife, being deserted is a frequent fantasy of mine and would probably have no desire to be rescued anytime soon. So to make my time more enjoyable I would have to say I would want a large spool of 20 gauge sterling silver wire. If I needed it for tying anything together it would be thin enough to work with my hands and strong enough to last forever. And the beautiful things I could make with found items. yep all i’d be worried about is relaxing as much as possible while there was time and peace :)

  • 130 Carolyn Schonsett // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:04 am

    That’s a tricky one, but I think I would go with a ton of 6mm Swarovski Crystals, assorted colors & finishes… I love all the different materials I find at all my favorite bead stores, but all my designs seem to come back to the crystals! I just love sparkle :)

  • 131 Penny Lee // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I would need a spool of Beadalon jewelry wire. I would use that to string anything I find making necklaces, earrings, bracelets, ankle bracelets. I could also use the wire to make earring wires and jump rings. Beadalon jewelry wire is all I would need!

  • 132 Nayyar Afroze // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I will take 1.5 mm cornflower colored one meter leather by foot cord with me .It goes well with natural shells ,corals and pearls .

  • 133 KJ Conrad // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I was going back and forth between Fireline and and the Superior Beader Tool Kit and finally decided that the tool kit is the way to go. I can make fishing line and threading material out of natural material and you never know when you will need a tweezer or a bead reamer or a good set of pliers. The case can be taken apart and used for a hat to protect from sun stroke and the elastic will come handy for something. I’m sure any outdoorsman could survive for years in any wilderness with all the goodies in that little kit.

  • 134 karen // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I can see how the sparkly Swarovski’s would be helpful, so would Fireline. Then, I thought the color coded tool set would be just what I needed. But that would mean doing without my bent nose pliers… can I live without them??!!

  • 135 Cathy Neely // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I would have to go with the Superior Beaders Tool Kit. I am sure it would come in handy to survive with all the tools in the kits…Never to old to use those Girl Scout skills. I could use the tools to live off the land by cracking open the shells from the food that I would have to catch. Then I could use some of the shells to make Jewlery with using the plants and vines of the earth. With it being metal, I could drawn in the sand if I could not find a stick and use it to reflect rays of sunlight back to passing boats and planes.

  • 136 Kathleen Bruski // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:43 am

    This is a tough one! I think FireLine is the most practical thing to take along. I can make jewelry with it in “spare time” and maybe use it for practical applications to survive, too!

  • 137 halimah kilani // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:43 am

    If I will be in the desert island i prefer to have a rubber necklace or sterling cable from artbeads

  • 138 Kim // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:33 am

    It would have to be my Beadalon 49 Jewelry wire. I’d make a hut with it, then string up my findings from the island!

  • 139 Kate // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    The practical side of me says Fireline.
    The happy side says I could do so much with it! And since I can’t give the OTHER side of me, then that will have to remain for later (you DID say only one thing, darn it !!)

  • 140 Janice // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I would want to have a giant roll of Silver Plated Artistic Wire, that way I could wrap sea glass.. shells.. whatever I could find on the beach.. I would also work on weaving a large shape with it to reflect the sun and signal a plane passing over. If a person was really creative, it could also be used to create a little spear for fishing!… There are endless possibilities!!! Artistic wire is something I use a lot of!!! I can’t create without it!

  • 141 Jeannine // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:21 am

    A time to dream, a time to create, a time to read. I would take ” Bead Romantque: Elegant bead weaving”. For hours of enjoyment.

  • 142 Liz // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Choices, choices! I would have the 1/8 alphabet steel stamp set in its plastic storage case with me. I’d use the container to drink water from, there must be a fresh stream on the island somewhere. From the metal stamps I’d make a hole in a coconut or use them as rock climbing spikes. Maybe I’d create a spark from the steel to make a fire or make a spear to catch a fish or use it as a lure. I might even ward away preditors with my spear that I made from the steel. After all that, if I didn’t think I was going to make it then I would find a palm sized rock and sit down beside a dead tree then pound out a message with my alphabet stamps for my loved ones to see who might find it some day.

  • 143 Susan Titus // Jun 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I would definately bring the Beadalone 9 piece tool set so that I could be self sufficiant while I’m alone out there. Make cshelter for myself. Cut leave and vines, make fishing line, etc.

  • 144 Carol Lynn // Jun 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I would take Beadalon Elasticity. It is the only thing I could think of to be able to make jewelry with items I might find on the island that wouldn’t require findings or other tools!

  • 145 carrie obrien // Jun 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Fireline would be the most useful in many ways!

  • 146 Kimberly Johnston // Jun 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I would need a VERY large spool of your non-tarnish silver artistic wire! What fun I could have creating jewelery by wrpping all the shells, pebbles, sea glass, etc. that I would find on that island!

  • 147 Denise Schleue // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    PEARLS! Every size, shape, and color. I use them to string from palm tree to palm tree.

  • 148 October // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Needle, string, and plenty of glass beads! Imagine all of the beautiful pieces I could make with pretty things to be found around the island! :)

  • 149 Kealey Bird // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I would probally get a beginers kit because I am new to jewelery making and I would have all the time in the world to learn

  • 150 Crystal Moyer // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    either leather, hemp cord or sinew would be useful i would think to make all kinds of awesome jewlrey or even usefl stuff like shelters, fishing line etc,…

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  • 151 Sharon Sanchez // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I would need Fireline… So not only would I be able to create or bind any make shift things needed.. I could also use it for some light fishing etc….

  • 152 Bramble Oak // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Well… it would have to be the antiqued brass gears from your Steampunk collection. I would need them to build the seashell embedded boat’s motor so I could return to civilization!

  • 153 Sherry Brammer // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I would say I would need seed beads…I always carry beading thread with me anyways…so I would have something to string between the shells and other beach combers finds.

  • 154 Melissa Ustik // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    A BIG bottle of ICE Resin is what I would have with me so that I could encase in resin everything from sand to shells to crabs to sand and I might possibly make myself a resin bikini out of coconut shells and palm leaves and resin!

  • 155 Sharon Sejda // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    The one thing I’d want is this bag! I volunteer at Marineland Dolphin Adventure and get to hang out ocean front with the dolphins all day and love to make/wear ‘sea’ related items. What fun it would be putting together jewelry sets with everything in this bag.

  • 156 Ingrid hubert // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I would like a set of tools while stranded. I would find all kinds of materials to make beautiful AB designs.

  • 157 sharon // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Fireline I could use it to make a shelter and to catch fish and to put together some shells or whatever else I find into a nice necklace or bracelets

  • 158 mary ann // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    well i would love some swarovski pearls and brass findings to go with the shells i picked up along the beach. i am loving the vintage things i am seeing now and i think the seashells and pearls with the brass findings would be beautiful….

  • 159 Renee Faller // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I think I’d have to go with Fireline on this one. Without tools wire is hard to work with. Fireline would totally be doable though.

  • 160 Bria Durocher // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I would have to say Ice Resin. The possibilities would be endless!

  • 161 Janice R. // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Fireline for all my multi needs and swarovski crystals to make my beach finds shine. ICE resin wouldn’t be bad either…..

  • 162 Shelley Tillett // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I would HAVE to have anything dolphin! I could always find something to use to make a necklace with, but, a large dolphin charm would make it perfect.

  • 163 christine mcdonough // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I have to agree with others who said Fireline, I can’t work without it!

  • 164 Brittany Martinez // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    If I were stranded on a desert Island with only one Art Bead product it would have to definatly be inspirational books because you never stop learning with beading, always new styles and techniques by the time I was rescued I might have made some jewelry or had ideas for several new lines!

  • 165 Lisa Conley // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    It would have to be the Beaslon .015 beading wire. You could use it as fishing line, tie a raft, make a clothes line, construct a trap for food, spell out SOS and string shells as jewelry or decorations for your hut.

  • 166 Kristen Burt // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Kabela Design 22 Gauge Bronze Wire so I could make jewelry with all my cool finding on the island!

  • 167 Jennifer Stadtherr // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I think I would definitely have to go with tons of Beadalon Memory Wire. Not only would I be able to string on various sea objects through the nature-made holes, but they would make beautiful pieces of natural jewelry.

  • 168 Nilda // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Fireline I can use it to string shells I’d find~ ;~)

  • 169 Deb Sturgeon // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I have to agree that Fireline was the first thing that came to mind simply because you can use it for not only beading, but survival as well. I’m going to jump on the fireline bandwagon.

  • 170 Arlene // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    One item? Beader’s Mini Tool Travel Kit. I’m thinking the tools would come in handy for many things. And I could find something there to use for stringing found beach things.

  • 171 Amber Johnston // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I would have to say I would want/need FIRELINE…short, sweet, and too the point

  • 172 Carla // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I would want resin with me. Think of the beautiful things I could make while on that island. Imprints of crab tracks, encased tropical insects, the possibilities are endless. Once rescued, I would put it all together and have some memorial and truly beautiful jewelry.

  • 173 Kellie // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    It would have to be wire…I love to use wire plus it’s useful for sooo many things.

  • 174 Carrie Manke // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I would need the Swarovski Green Two Turtles Charm Kit! I can’t live with out my Swarovski, I LOVE turtles, & it would give me something fun to do. Plus I would end up with 2 adorable little friends when I was done! lol!!!! :)

  • 175 RivkaBelle // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hmm…I think I’d want to have the travel mug, with some sort of limitless sweet tea fountain to keep it filled (& cold!) :D

    Great giveaway! :)

  • 176 Lesley Hayman // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’m thinking I’d like SWAROVSKI THREAD – the thread with tiny bicones in it. Not only would it make beautiful necklaces with bits of sculpted Coconut shells and sea glass, BUT you can tie things together for survival AND signal passing planes and boats (IF you want rescued…) A broken bicone could even be used as a cutting tool…

  • 177 Crystal M. // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I would definately want the Goody Bag that your giving away here! It has many kinds of beads and pendants I could use to decorate my hut. Plus it has a drawstring bag! I would use the ribbon to make a necklace and the bag as a net to catch life sustaining sea creatures.

  • 178 Josie // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I would want a “catalog” so I can dream the hours away. There would be so many natural goodies on my island, I could create beauties in my mind and dogear the pages I will need to go back to once I am rescued!!

  • 179 Julia Tindall // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I would love to be stranded with this bag of Tropical Island goodies. I could decorate my beautiful Tropical Island . I would be the Benevolent Dictator of my beautifully beaded Tropical Island Paradise and rule with peace and love.

  • 180 Jo // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    After much deliberation I think it would have to be ….. a good, sharp pair of wire cutters. They would come in handy to fillet fish that I catch, cut open fresh fruit, and …. trim my finger and toenails!

  • 181 noshin // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I would take my iphone so i can get on to the and order whatever I want.. cuz they will deliver for free :)

  • 182 Jen Sousa // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Anything Swarovski or some ice resin

  • 183 Odin // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I would definitely be bringing a reel or two of fireline, it’s practical for survival and I can create with it all in one :)

  • 184 Mary B // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    It would have to be the 20 Gauge Bare Copper Artistic Wire. I would wire together my bamboo shelter and thatched roof. Make fishing lures, hooks for drying fish, shell wind chimes, wire a bamboo raft, create heating coils for making fresh water and of course creating copper wrapped sea treasures to fund my boat trip home when I’m rescued!

  • 185 Ramona Adams // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hello: I am new to this site and would appreciate anything…something that would help me understand fully what it is that you have to offer..Thank you.

  • 186 Amy S // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Definitely Fireline! :)

  • 187 Tammy Dufek // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    If I was stranded I would want my Beadalon Beading wire. I could catch fish, wrap it aound branches, and make so many different things with it.

  • 188 Shona // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I would like an unlimited amount of sterling silver 20 gauge wire, I could string up anything with it.

  • 189 Andrea M. // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I would take my favorite TierraCast setting links! So that each unique and wonderful thing I find on the island can be preserved and remembered forever in a lovely bracelet or necklace. I’d need some resin or epoxy too, but I could try to make a natural glue with the local flora!

  • 190 Rachael // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Hemp! Lots and lots of hemp! For hammocks, fishing nets, hair wraps, shred it up to help start a fire, lasso/traps for the wild boars, macrame up some clothing, a hat to shade my eyes from the sun, and, of course, shell necklaces, anklets, bracelets! The almighty HEMP!

  • 191 Michelle Thompson // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I would want E-6000 adhesive. I can always come up with a tool for cutting and shaping materials but adhesive would be handy to have.

  • 192 Nancy Dale // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    A huge assortment pack of seed beads!!!! (Beads are great for trading for food and things if you met up with a tribe of locals. :)

  • 193 CJ Bauschka // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Considering that I have no idea how long I will be stranded, and the fact that I am so totally addicted to beading. I’d have to have the Rhapsody in Blue Woven Bracelet Kit. The kit has everything I love and need to survuve. Seed beads, crystals, fireline, needles, clasp, etc. If this kit was with me I wouldn’t care about anything else.

  • 194 Brooke // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I would have to have the 9 pc Beadsmiths tool kit and fire line! That way I am ready to search for shells, rocks, glass, and any other cool items to make one of a kind pieces! Plus it would also help to build a shelter! Love you AB!!!

  • 195 Stacy H. // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’d need a plier set. I bet it would come in really handy…

  • 196 Shelley // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    My ZambaPro™ Four-In-One Multi-Task Tool – I don’t think I’ve made a peice of jewelry that I’ve not needed it.

  • 197 Darla // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Ooo, all the pretty beads all confined in a pretty wrapping. The sea is a big inspiration in all my work, the colors used for it always so calming and when make necklace and earring sets they’re the first ones to sell.

    This bag is the complete package deal with beads and it’ll make some of the best pieces in the world.

  • 198 Jesse Bateau // Jun 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This is way cool, since july 5th happens also to be my birthday. Anyway, I have a real thing for wire and wire-wrapping so the one thing i would have to have is a really big spool of silver wire (I prefer Argentium these days because it doesn’t tarnish so easily, but Sterling Silver is still great to work with) and I prefer half-hard over dead soft or hard. With it I can make my own jump rings or use it to wire wrap. 18 gauge or 20 gauge would be best, and then I could easily find stones or nuts to carve or something to make beads or things to use to wrap in order to make jewelry out of using the wire on my deserted island hide-away. What a wonderful idea that would be! My website is just in its infancy by the way, so don’t expect too much!

  • 199 Leslie L. Bennett // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    beads! i could always find something to string them on…

  • 200 Patricia Dinkins // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Love these beads, they are the best you can get.

  • 201 Taja Klos // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    It would have to be the fabulous leather cord so I could make various necklaces, bracelets and anklets from things I find on the island. Shell jewelry for the win!

  • 202 Connie // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Silver Ear Wires, too make wonderful island earrings.

  • 203 Jennifer // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I love beading, making earings and anklets….this set would be awesome to have….there are endless possiblities to creativity…love the colors and charms, this set is a great combo of future brilliance.

  • 204 Allison // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    i would use swarovski seashell pendants with shells on the island to create a masterpiece- possibly a large “help” written on the sand from the pendants and shells. of course i would try to reflect light with the pendants to get passerby’s attention to save me.

  • 205 Cindy // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Well I really do like the sparkly things but since I’m on the desert Island I will go with the Superior Beaders tool kit. Then I will be able to do quite a bit with that kit. Use it to hunt with, make my hut, craft, possibly make a bamboo boat only for sailing. I see lots of possibilities with this kit. Now I would love to be on that island, but I guess back to work. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 206 Eva // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Love the glass drops. The jewelry I could make; necklaces, bracelets. Just send the boats back with more supplies & I’m good to go!lol

  • 207 Kelly L-P // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Sterling wire for wrapping sea glass!!!

  • 208 Candy // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    a ton of Fireline because it’s so multi-purpose…tie together some palm fronds, make some island jewelry, build a raft if I ever decided that I wanted to leave…endless possibilities!

  • 209 Karen Merritt // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I would probably take lots of ice resin. It would be useful all around for sealing and waterproofing. Then I would use it to make beads while I wait to be rescued. I could use natural items around my island to create unique and original beads by adding sand or pebbles or shell pieces, or use it to layer over leaves and flowers. Depending on how long I was there I could possibly create an entire collectionof jewelry by using plant fibers for string and carved wood for clasps and findings.

  • 210 Diane Weeks // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Everything I could carry.

  • 211 Cyndi // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I gotta go with my fellow Cindy and take the Superior Beaders tool kit. You can do anything with that!!

  • 212 Elaine Gill // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I would have to say a strand of some type of gemstone beads…any type of gemstone!! I just love holding them, looking at them in the sun….there would be a lot of sunlight on my island….and stringing them!!
    This bag of goodies is remarkable…thanks for the opportunity!

  • 213 Colette // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    a large crystal so i could stare at it and dream would be good

  • 214 Kelsea // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I would bring some of your handy tin boxes!!! Reasons as follow:
    1.) I am a total organization junkie and would need them to collect and organize any lovely items I might come across.
    2.) The reflective surface would be great for signalling and such.
    3.) I would use them to collect rainwater!

    I love this contest, by the way. Very fitting since I’m working on some designs for a new mermaid/ocean-themed line and this gift bag would come in quite handy!

  • 215 laura // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    While on the island I want to adorn myself with turquoise, coral, and shell beads-perfect for my island outfit-whatever that may be!

  • 216 Rebecca Munroe // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I’d choose the strongest wire and glue to create a festive; Bejeweled shelter from the elements

  • 217 Deborah // Jun 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    The one specific item I want with me is the 40mm Swarovski Crystal Seashell pendant….with its beautiful facets it can be used with the sun to start a fire to signal help. Fire is the one element needed to carry you through….that pendant would reflect those sunrays perfectly!!!!

  • 218 Mary Ferlauto // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    If I could have one item from with me on a dessert island it would be wrapping wire. I would spend my time looking for unique rocks and shells to wrap. I could also make clothing with it, by adjoining leaves and such together. I would be the most stylish person on the island. Of course I would be the only one on the island, but that’s beside the

  • 219 Angela // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Well, in order to make some fine shell jewellry to go with my new grass skirt and bananna leaf hat, I’ve gotta get some other priorities taken care of first. So, here’s what I would hope to have…The Art Clay Starter Kit! That comes with a Butane Microtorch!…we got fire baby! (provided i remembered to pack a canister)..There are mini needle files to make some pointy spears to catch some tasty fish with. Tweezers to pick the stickers out of my hands after making those pointy spears, and sandpaper to make sure I don’t have to use the tweezers again. Cleaning spatula tool to pry open oyster shells with hopes of pearls! I could go ON and ON…such a multi use set! Lets just hope that those headhunters on the other side of the island have good fashion sense and let me keep my noggin after I make peace with some original silver jewelry to boot!

  • 220 Cat P // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    This is such a hard one but considering an island has plenty of resources available to use as beads, I would have to go with the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit.

    They would double as living tools and well as jewelry making tools.

  • 221 Diane Mullee // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I’d want a fully-packed tool kit. If I’m on a deserted island, I know I’ll have lots of things around, naturally, to keep me busy until I’m rescued. Then I’d sell the things I’d made to the people on the rescue ship! LOL

  • 222 Angela Plager // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I would have to go with the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit. I think that it would be the most versatile as I could use the tools to help survive as well as use them to help me make anything I find into a bead, cord/thread or other things so I could still create.

  • 223 Donna Huelter // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I would want a huge storage container system. I would want to keep all my shells and rocks that I find organized!

  • 224 Ellie // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I would want a Swarovski 28mm Seashell pendant in AB finish. I could use it to reflect light onto passing ships, or to start a fire, and I could wear it.

  • 225 MelodyJ // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I would pick watch faces. So,I can keep up with how long I’ve been gone.


  • 226 Angela Robbins // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm


  • 227 Rebecca S // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I’d want the Beader’s Mini Tool Travel Kit. It has plyers, tweezers, cutters and even a mini-board. I could make all my beads from items found on the island and in the ocean. However, this kit would be essential in enhancing survival. You can use it for making fishing items; preparing your fish and other foods; remove splinters – you name it.

  • 228 Ashley // Jun 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I would have to say sterling silver 20 gauge wire…I think I could make anything with it and it would last until I was found! I would use natural elements found on the beach to make beautiful things! Plus, I could use it for survival, such as fishing line, or use it to cook over a fire, or thread big leaves to make a shelter!

  • 229 Cheryl Carrales // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    A Swarvoski multi-colored crystal so that I could use it to reflect off the sun & someone could see it to rescue me!!! I don’t want to be stranded forever! lol. So I would put the stone to good use:)

  • 230 Patti C // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I finally decided that I would need your tool kit. It would be so helpful to build my small camp and help me with everyday needs. Then I could also use it to teach the natives to make jewelry from island ‘finds’ – I’ve always wanted to teach dewelry making since it gives on such a feeling of pride and joy.

  • 231 carol myers // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I would have to have my swarovski crystals s to light the way to explore the island to find shells and stones and vines to make all the sparkley jewlery for the passing ships to see to rescue me so i could share what i have made while stranded.

  • 232 Esmer // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I would hav da E6000 glue. I could find some stringing material & find many different items & just glue on my string. I think I could find so many items 2 take the place of beads.

  • 233 Hana // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Tropical island themed Goody Bag!

  • 234 Marge B // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Oh, Oh, I think I found the perfect set of beads to have if I have to be stuck on a deserted island….Of course the Ocean Sunset Mix Discs (7pcs) Strand. It looks absolutely lovely, and would remind me what a pretty place I am in.

  • 235 Boniblu Swaim // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I would choose “The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline – 125 Yards (6LB Test) Code: STRNG-0003″, so I can use it to catch my food, build a tent and string beautiful shells to do necklaces and bracelets so I can entertain myself while I wait to be rescued!

  • 236 Helen S // Jun 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Since I do not bead as often as I wish I would have to say all my beading supplies. With all that free time, I could bead to my heart’s content. Of course, I might need a computer to order more!

  • 237 Jamie Price // Jun 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Bead Smith 4-piece plier set I could use the pliers to help make fishing hooks to catch fish and survive on them :-)

  • 238 tiffany // Jun 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I’d want to have the Beadsmith Professional Jewelry Plier Set with me. I could make all kinds of neat jewelry from sea shells and glass to give to my rescuers and their friends. The bonus is that the plier set is actually a multi-tasker so I can use it to help me with getting and cooking food, building shelter, and removing those pesky splinters. :)

  • 239 Daun Haney // Jun 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    A current catalog would be just fine, but then again maybe at least 3 of everything thats in that catalog would be great. But not greedy, the catalog would surfice….

  • 240 leeann deborde // Jun 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm


  • 241 CathyH // Jun 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    The Beadsmith assorted sizes big eye needle pack would be a necessity and treasured item. Not only could I keep my clothes on the mend I could decorate them with shells, seed pods and nut shells!

  • 242 Elaine G. // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Definitely Fireline! It has the functionality to help catch food until I’m rescued as well as the ability to keep me happy craftwise!

  • 243 Julie // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I would choose your 20 gauge sterling silver wires! I would wire wrap all the sea shells, pieces of coral and sea glass I find along the beach…that way if I ever got rescued, I’d already have plenty of charms to work with! Or, I could trade them with the natives of the other islands that may just pass by for food or handy-dandy tools! Plus, I could wire-wrap a hook to go fishing with.

  • 244 Julie // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm


  • 245 Gail // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Largest cutter so I could survive and create with
    all the beach combing finds

  • 246 Margaret Little // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I would hope that in that bag would be a 15.5×14 mm Flat Briolette in Crystal AB so when I’m signaling the ships they’ll see beatiful colors and come to rescue me!

  • 247 sindee tyburski // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This is a perfect challenge for me. My ultimate piece in my jewelry colection is my fishing line. I guess you could say I am ‘economical’ hobbiest. I use reused beads- from my grandmother’s jewelry or broken jewelry from my daughters too so fishing line is just a natural economic find for me.

  • 248 Mijal // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I would take an Artbeads catalog and lots of Swarovski Crystals!!! Love them!!!

  • 249 Ronda // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    For me, it would have to be the biggest package of 22 gauge sterling half hard wire that Art Beads sells. I could use it for wire wrapping beach glass, pretty stones, and other things that I found. I could also use it to make Viking knit chains for necklaces or bracelets, and use the wire wrapped baubles as charms to hang on the chains!

  • 250 Alice // Jun 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Oh my gosh I couldn’t do without the Hill Tribe rounded square clasps (HTS255). It goes with everything, and linked all together they would make a great fishing line.

  • 251 Shelimarie // Jun 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I would have to have my beadsmith 9 piece tool set…they have multiple uses from beading to weaponary.

  • 252 Suzzane // Jun 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I would need lots of jewely findings, plus, round nose pliers, jewelry drill to make the shells and interesting stones and pieces of driftwood into beads. I’m never without bead thread. It’s the handiest thing to have when making jewelry. I would need instruction books to reference how to weave beads into bracelets, necklaces even rings. I will always need the friends and family, who are important to me, so I will always need to have their photos with me too.

  • 253 Kathy // Jun 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Fireline would be my choice…it would have so many uses. I’d make pretty jewelry and eat too!

  • 254 Patty Heine // Jun 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I would want the swarovski blue flower ring kit – something to keep me busy, and I could make it sparkle so my rescueplane sees me!

  • 255 Melisa // Jun 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’d have to say fireline

  • 256 Priyanka // Jun 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    It will be surely a Swarovski “Seashell Pendant” for me, i would than string it to some small parts of tree, fallen there and show it off! :)

  • 257 Kendra // Jun 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Swarovski bicone crystals, the biggest ones in various colours. Since I’m a gaming girl, I would sprinkle them around the island and collect them as I go along (a purple dragon in my favorite video game series collects gems for points) to keep myself entertained.

  • 258 Dianne // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I would want your Creative Embellishments book so I could try something totally new and make use of all the fibers on the island!

  • 259 joy // Jun 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Beadalon! For jewelry, hanging up seagrass curtains, fishing and making a guitar coconut!

  • 260 Brandi Blanton // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    My go to beading supply would have to be my spool of fishing line. I started using it at my hubby’s suggestion. Imagine, I could fish, twine leaves and bundles together to make a hut, hang up clothes and food to dry as well as make jewelry!!!! And we know fishing line last forever.

  • 261 Kathy Nelson // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

    If I was stranded on a desert Island, I would want a complete tool kit…then I would be able to while away the hours until rescue by creating loads of items from all the found objects on land & sea. Shells, nuts, leave etc would have a place in & on my creations. Of course, I don’t go anywhere without my crystals, so all would be embellished & sparkle!!

  • 262 Valinda Proffitt // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Okay, let’s see. I could make my own glass beads with the sand, I could make twine/
    string/wire with the palm frawns/coconut fiber, I could make adornments with the sea shells/
    fibers/feathers, etc., so, I would desperately need to have my beadsmith 9 piece tool kit to make it all happen and imagining the piece and quite!!! No kids, no work (both 4 letter words!!! lol), am I there yet?

  • 263 Lisa Criswell // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:39 am

    if i were stuck on a deserted island i would need a bag full of swarovski rivolis to make a reflective S.O.S. signal!

  • 264 Kim T. // Jun 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I would hopefully have my round nose jewelry pliers with the wire cutter.

  • 265 Rose Mary Jameson // Jun 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I would take Lisa Pavleka’s Magic-Glos…a resin product that would help me preserve all the glorious things I would encounter in paradise! They would later become components in fabulous designs when I returned to the Studio!

  • 266 Amanda // Jun 30, 2011 at 9:23 am

    to hook some of the beads on a line, while i add a starfish to the end to the end of the string so i can possibly fish

  • 267 Linda Raggo // Jun 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Sterling Silver Wire Round 24 Gauge HALF HARD, so I could wire wrap all my found objects. Sterling silver has GOT to be my choice (argentium would be even better, tarnish resistant). I love doing my stitchwork but that requires holes in the beads (or found objects).

  • 268 Dawn Peterson // Jun 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I would love some teeny Miyuki and Toho beads, some needles and strong thread, and this I would use to practice my freeform beading! To focus on the stuff around me, I’ll need some PMC (leaf prints to fire later!) and I’d hope I’d have remembered my crochet hooks for the supply of Beadalon, SoftFlex and crystals I’d have in there too!

  • 269 Susan Wulf // Jun 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I would love a charm; either a sand dollar or a starfish. those just always make me think of the beach.

  • 270 LaTrice Towns // Jun 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I would have to say Fireline. Its multipurpose. I could use it to string shells, fish even make a coconut bra. Yeah I could really make some use out of fireline.

  • 271 Becky R. // Jun 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I would want my bead reamer, so that I could make my own charms and beads from the shells, driftwood and (maybe?) pearls on the beach around me.

  • 272 Paul Rodgers // Jun 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    If I was stranded on a desert island I would need at least 100 feet of leather cord; because making cord with palm frawns, vines, and coconut hairs is not my idea of a good time.

  • 273 Bonnie Keith // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I love to bead and this wonderful selection of beads would go wonderfully with my island theme beading I am working on at the moment…. I would also love to have a catalog so i could order my supplies. LOL!

  • 274 Margaret Chizek // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to have silver wire to make jewelry with from shells, rocks and even coconut husks.

  • 275 Pam. :-) // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I would love to have the Antique Silver Tree of Life charm … so that I would always remember where I was made and by whom. :-)

  • 276 Anne Marie Freitas // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I’d have to say Stretch Magic. I can string any kind of jewelry on it from the seashells etc, plus in a pinch I can do sewing repairs or even floss with it!!

  • 277 Olga // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    C-lon cord! Equally prefect for making jewelry as well as ropes. ;)

  • 278 sarah doyle // Jun 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Beading awl so I could pierce objects I found and make jewelry from that and the twine or dried seaweed :)

  • 279 Beverly Krueger // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I would have to bring a big tub of artistic wire in all colors and gauges. It would be handy around the hut, and I could turn it into lovely wire creations using sea glass and beach combings. I’d also use it to wire together the letters HELP from boat debris or tree limbs, speeding my return to civilization and a market for Desert Island Jewels.

  • 280 Sharon // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I think I would like some sterling silver wire…first so that I could make cute earrings and necklaces using shells for myself while waiting to be rescued. That way I look good too when I do get rescued! And secondly, I could use it make a bright something or other to signal planes and boats going by! Whew…that sounds like a lot of work!

  • 281 Shanna // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I would want to bring S-lon. Unlike hemp, nylon won’t deteriorate in rain and sun. I can use to make fishing nets, sew leaves together to make clothing and shelter as well as using it to embellish my castaway chic fashion with embroidery and make micro-macrame jewelry with shells, stones, and bones I find on the island!

  • 282 Kelley Matthews // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I would take the Ice Resin product so I could capture the color and textures of the island that would be priceless to have on my rescue. As for making jewelry out of them I am assuming tropical trees, vines and grasses that would work great for necklace materials. There should be some manmade material washup as well, like wire and metal of other pieces. As you can tell, I have this all planned out :-) . Meet you on the Island with the goodie bag.

  • 283 Sherrie Rosenberg // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    A beading book that incorporates shells.

  • 284 stacy f // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I would take alphabet beads with me and I would put the letters help me in them and I would put it in the sea so someone maybe would see it and come and find me.

  • 285 Bonita Linnemeyer // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This was a mind bender. First I thought wire, I could make my own claps and string on it, then I realized I wouldn’t have plyers or cutters… So I decided on Stretch Magic, with this I can string and tie off so I wouldn’t need clasps, and it will come in handy when repairs are needed around the island!!!

  • 286 Jeannie Langston // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I would take the superiour Beader’s tool kit. Because an Island would have all the natural items to make beautiful jewelry along with other practical items, but without the right tools, you just have a pretty shell.

  • 287 Charlene Birdsall // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I would want your “Perfect End Thread Burner”, so that I can make a fire! I would use the fire to signal any passing planes, and to cook whatever I could catch to eat. While waiting to be rescued, I would be thinking about all the awesome designs that I will create when I win this contest!

  • 288 Tracey Lackey // Jun 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Since I’m brand new at beading, I think the best thing for me would be a catalog. That way I could see what items I have available on my desert item and buy appropriately. :)

  • 289 Candy Moore // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I guess I would take The Bead Smith 9-Piece Professional Plier Set. I could use the cutters to collect string from natural sources to help make shelter, make a fishing net to catch food, craft jewelry. I can use the sharp tip of the tools to make holes in natural crafting trinkets I find and to put a hole in things like coconut to be able to have something to drink until I find water, and maybe to put on a stick to make a spear to catch fish. I could use the spoon to dig, reflect sunlight to signal for help. Their is endless possible uses for the tools for important life saving things and for making beautiful jewelry and other crafting. I could use a vacation from Drs and Hospitals and I love beading so as long as I had the tool kit with me I would not want rescued to soon. LOL

  • 290 Judy Pennington // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I would want silver or copper wire!! Just think, you could make ANYTHING if you had wire. The island would provide the pretties, like shells, nuts, feathers, etc. Of course, I guess I would need a pair of nippers too! How could you only pick ONE thing you would want with you???? That’s impossible!!!

  • 291 Beth // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Just one?!?! At first I thought about one of your bead kits for something to do. Or a lovely pendant bead to gaze at for entertainment. But I know that survival may take up my time and delayed gratification pays off so I guess I will choose your $500 gift card. Much like a picture of a loved one, it will give me the motivation to carry on!

  • 292 Dana // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    It would have to be a stringing material ! I could hang up beautiful flowers and shells or whatever rolled up on the beach. I might get lonely but at least the view would be Great !!

  • 293 Wynn Currie // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Lots and lots of time to dream up all the wonderful projects made from the tropical island-themed goodie bag.

  • 294 Cathy Fenstermaker // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Your largest packet of shiny gold seed beads would be my “life-saver”, because I’d spell out H E L P in the sand, then outline it slowly with the seed beads. This would help me kill time, relieve any stress, & give me hope of being found!

  • 295 Andrea Green // Jun 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Creativity would be one thing I would take with me….and a travel tool set. Then it is all up to me after that…hum I can see myself now.

  • 296 Pamela Gray // Jun 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    If I were standed on a deserted tropical island, I would have to have your cornflower blue leather cord. The color reminds me of tropical waters and lends itself to an assortment of elements including shells and coral. I wouldn’t need clasps or crimps because the leather is substantial enough to hold a knot. I could braid or weave it and incorporate my design elements into it. I would use a beautiful tropical shell as the clasp and a leather loop as the closure. As I explored the island, I would discover new and natural elements to add to my leather jewelry. Actually, I would probably enjoy the solitude and surroundings for a while given the leather lol!!

  • 297 Chris Combs // Jun 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    crimping beads for sure!

  • 298 Amy Robbins // Jun 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I would want the largest spool of Fireline braided stringing material on the planet! It is supposed to be the strongest beading thread around so it would be perfect for fishing line, for snare traps, tying together leaves and poles for building a shelter. I could use it to mend clothing using a hand-fashioned needle, even the most extreme cases of first-aid. I could even use it to string together some sort of signal flags that could bring my rescueres even faster! Of course, with all of the wonderful natural materials available to me on this island, like coconut shell, bi-valve shells, fruit seeds and flowers, I could make tons of jewelry and sell it once I returned to the real world, thus setting myself up as a self-made millionairess!

  • 299 Chris Combs // Jun 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    a catalog!

  • 300 Valerie // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    It would have to be swarovski crystals!

    I would need the biggest xillion blue heart so that I could add shells to it. It would sparkle like the ocean and be my treasure!

  • 301 Sandra // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Decisions decisions…well I prefer to try new things and if I’m on an island all alone, I’ll have plenty of time to figure it out… so I’d take the ICE Resin and try my hand at making some pendants with all those shells and other little treasures that wash up on shore.

  • 302 Kathy S // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I would say 6 lb. Fireline on my deserted Island. I make a variety of things–possibly something that would be attracted by a bit of fish eye-candy and I could also have dinner.

  • 303 Pam // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    The jewelry pliers, they would be lifesaving, so many uses and a weapon!

  • 304 Randy // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I can do all sorts of useful things with the “Superior Beader’s Tool Kit”!

  • 305 Karen // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I must have Fireline! I agree with the another beader — you can use fish bones to make needles and I would be the best dressed when the rescue ship finds me. Ahhh, my beautiful sea shell hand woven beaded dress and of course “seashell shoes”. Ok and maybe a crown of sand dollars! And as an added plus? I am now a size six from my months on the island eating only FISH and MANGOS!!! Bliss! Beading all day!

  • 306 Vivian Baer // Jun 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I am a water baby! :-) Pisces , this is up my ally! I could NOT survive without Fireline! I am a beader by heritage (Mohawk) and Design! I weave and create original Native American wall hangings by contract. I am looking for an opportunity to include beading with weaving and leather tooling! Best to luck to everyone,, AHO! whitebuffalo Baer Den Designs

  • 307 Jennifer Gleason // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I absolutely love the Paret would go great with tropical flower beads.

  • 308 Dody // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I think I would have to take stringing material, probably fireline although I don’t really use it that often but it could be used to string shells. Hopefully I would come close to the necklace given me by a Tahitian visiting my town a few years ago.

  • 309 Flee // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I’d have to have my Becky Nunn Patera

  • 310 gaynell // Jun 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I would love to have wire and make the most island jewelry in memory of my daughter and for my granddaughters before they leave for the carribearn in a few months. They would love this.

  • 311 mary reynolds // Jun 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    i want with me alot of string and wire. and a bead reamer.

  • 312 mary reynolds // Jun 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    i would make a lot of thing with all of the shells and pearls,i could find.

  • 313 Mary // Jul 1, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I would definitely need the ZambaPro Four-In-One Multi-Task Tool! No need to be carting around a whole bunch of tools to make my beautiful island jewelry. Plus, they would come in quite handy for opening shellfish.

  • 314 Carla Gray // Jul 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

    9-Piece Professional Plier Set and a good looking deserted island man that I could share my tools with!

  • 315 La Sirene // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:40 am

    It would have to be TWO things: a machete and my torch! Have to have the torch to start a fire and the machete for everything else!

  • 316 Malena // Jul 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I wouldn’t be able to survive without a Heavy Duty Cutter because I could use it to cut up vines to use as the stringing component, cutting it as needed to tie on things I find on the island. Pieces of glass, shell, and other shiny materials would complete the look as they could be used to reflect a light signal to airplanes and boats. Then, just tie it around my wrist, ankle, or neck to also look great when I’m rescued!! With this plan and tool, I would be back home in no time!!

  • 317 Lisa Avery // Jul 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I would take the Perfect End Thread Burner. I could use it help start a fire for survival. The island could provide the items for making jewelry and I could use the Perfect End Thread Burner to finish my projects while waiting to be rescued.

  • 318 Melissa Darin // Jul 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    A strand of freshwater pearls. That way when I found seashells and make some pretty cool jewelry. :)

  • 319 Naomisnotions // Jul 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Czech fire polished beads…my fav! They are so sparkly the could start a fire anytime!

  • 320 DESPINA // Jul 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I would take lots of SilverSilk Knitted Wire -it’s great!!

  • 321 nancy wamboldt // Jul 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I would love the Fireline as there isn’t anything that you cant do with it,fish, string the exoctic things you can find on a Island,etc.

  • 322 BrendaLea // Jul 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I would have to have some (many) of the Swarovski Divine Rock Flat Fancy Stone Crystals with me so that I still have my bling and can create the most beautiful beach and SOS sign with them!

  • 323 Teresa A // Jul 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I can’t live without swarovski crystals!

  • 324 Sharon // Jul 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I would take the catalogue. with it and my imagination, I could keep myself warm, fed and entertained until I was rescued.I could also keep track of time and history of my adventure.

  • 325 Teresa Wagner // Jul 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I think if I were stranded on an island the one item I’d want would be an endless spool of non-tarnish artistic wire. You can make just about anything if you have wire including beads!

  • 326 Yolanda // Jul 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I would take Swarovski crystals so I could fashion a rescue sign in the sand that would read~HELP I NEED TO BE BEADING!~ their brilliance in the summer sun would surely attract attention!

  • 327 Nancy // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I would absolutely need Ice Resin! I could make beads, pendants, and preserve all sorts of memories!

  • 328 Marlene // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I too would have to have 20 or 22 gauge Sterling wire. Unless there was a KIT that had the wire and cutters. Then I could turn all the great found objects into wonderful things, hunt for food and use the wire for utensils, and then when I’m rescued I could sell my wonderful treasures on the mainland and live happily ever after!

  • 329 Wendy // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I would absolutely have to have a spool of your non-tarnish artistic wire I’d never get bored making things with, from, and around that wire! I’d want the wire in silver so when I got ready to go home to show off all the many beauties I’d made; I could use the scraps from all my projects to spell out “HELP” in the sand!

  • 330 Jodi Alvarez // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hemp cord so that I could make all sorts of beautiful seashell and natural jewelry.

  • 331 Hollie Bryant // Jul 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I think if I was deserted on a deserted island, I would want the tool kit. It would be very useful, not only for beading, but surviving. The best part would be all the trinkets I made while waiting for rescue. :o )

  • 332 colleen // Jul 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    if I were stranded on an island , the one item I would want is endless beads to make things.

  • 333 Dawn // Jul 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    My deserted island would provide me with no end of string, coconut husk beads and buttons, shells, sand dollars, coral… perhaps even stones! I would need tons of sterling wire, preferrably 20 gauge dead soft, to make chain, earrings, fish hooks, and maybe a weave pendant that I could flash at the sun if I saw a ship or plane coming. But then why would I want to do that? I would LOVE a deserted island… : )

  • 334 Janet // Jul 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    If I were stranded with a humongous Artbeads gift certificate it would definitely give me something special to look forward to while waiting for rescue!

  • 335 Susan P // Jul 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I would need a lot of findings so I could use the island’s resources to make beautiful jewelry.

  • 336 Connie // Jul 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Nymo Waxed Nylon Thread! for survival techniques… easy to thread and resists twisting and knotting!!! sounds perfect for me… oh, I would need the mixed tube so I wouldn’t get bored. LOL;)

  • 337 avatarlady // Jul 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I’ll take the Breast Cancer Awareness – Pink Ribbon Charm with me so that my beach vacation will still be for a cause.

  • 338 Jacquie // Jul 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I’m pretty new to beading, but if I could only bring one item from, I’d pick the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow Suede Yarn. I’d pick the crystals off & make a gorgeous and glittery “HELP” sign out of the Swarovski. And then I’d have the suede string to help me out during my (hopefully short so I can get back to beading) time on the island. If my own glasses don’t work, one of the crystals could also help me start a fire!! This was fun!!

  • 339 Mary Brinton // Jul 2, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I would want to have my full tool kit with me, complete with wrapping wires, reamer, all pliers, Beadalon, crimps, end caps, silk cord for knotting pearls,… and just think – I could make my own fish hooks and line with all of that!

  • 340 dot lewallen // Jul 2, 2011 at 4:13 am

    JUST ONE? Okay, I’m going to pick the ArtBeads t-shirt. Then when the tourist ship comes sailing by, I can whip it off & make it into a flag to attract their attention as show can’t live without “ArtBeads”?

  • 341 Debbie Beechy // Jul 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I would want to take EVERYTHING that way I wouldn’t miss being home or work at all and I could craft all day long. What a wonderful dream!

  • 342 Mandy // Jul 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    This is a tough one, but having grown up on a tropical island, I think I’d like a spool of the BeadSmith Crystal Fireline – 125 Yards (6LB Test). That way I could do some fishing and maybe make a few traps for small game. I’m pretty sure I could find something to carve into a hook and figure out how to make a stronger rope for lashing stuff up out of plants.

    Picking only one item is tough!

  • 343 Shari // Jul 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I would love to take the new book on Mixed Media Techniques so that I could explore the island and examine the possibilities.

  • 344 Yvette // Jul 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Fireline. I’m sure I could fashion some beads out of something!

  • 345 Taunyia // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    lots of seed beads . I could use the the woodfibers for thread and make anything i would need

  • 346 Lara Denis // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Nymo. Doubles for fishing line in a pinch!

  • 347 kimberly // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love the beach theme, we live in S. C. by the beach and these would be great for me making presents for my family and friends…

  • 348 Diane // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I would want Memory Wire to use when i string all those beautiful shells i find on the island, then hang it in the beautiful trees to look at

  • 349 Nancy // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Turquoise, turquoise, turquoise!!! What goes better with an island!

  • 350 Kim Black // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Just give me a bead reamer! All those shells and pods and beans and seeds! And palm fronds can be taken apart to use for string – just need something to make holes with, and I’m off and running!

  • 351 tasha larby // Jul 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Have to be the catalogue! Shopping to look forward to when I get rescued! :)

  • 352 Vanessa // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    OMG!!! Everything, If I have to be there 4ever… I DONT CARE while I have beads to do beautiful things with your beautiful beads!!!!! :) hahahaha, in fact… I will never come back!!!!!

  • 353 Shannon C // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I would want 20g wire because I could make ear wires and wire wrap glass and shells into earrings.

  • 354 Wendy Baker // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    A whole bunch of the Antique Copper-Plated Cable Chain. I do alot of chainmaille and I enjoy taking chains apart and turning them into beautiful chainmaille pieces

  • 355 Barbara // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I would need lots and lots of clasps ,toggles, a couple of cases of the biggest spools of Stretch Majic, stringing materials and a ‘boatload’ of sparkling beads. Since I would probably be there for awhile,I’d probably need something to display my sparkling treasures in the sun by the water to catch the attention of anyone who happens to fly over me.Sounds so intriguing I might not want to come back!

  • 356 Susan Feldkamp aka Night Beader // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I would take the largest Swarovski crystal ravoli you sell so I could signal a rescue airplane!

  • 357 Maria Fortunato // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Bead Smiths 9 piece Tool Set so that I could take care of myself on the island. I’d use it to help me make a shelter, get food and make jewelry with all the time I would have on my hands after preparing to survive.

  • 358 Carys // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I would want your Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD – Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft) Code: SSWR22HH1. Just think of the beach glass that would be around! Enough wire to keep me busy with designing, and strong enough yet pliable for fashioning fish hooks.

  • 359 frawggie // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I make chainmaille so I’d have to go with the beadsmith 9 pc tool set – I’d have everything I need tool wise to make chainmaille from the other supplies I never leave home without. (I had to end up on that island somehow).

  • 360 Roberta // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    any beads would work, enough to last years !!!

  • 361 Sue McEvoy // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Very hard choice and lots of great ideas already posted. I think I’ll go with using the time to be creative and say that I’d want to have the Style Lab™ : Jewelry Design – Nintendo DS™ Game. It would help keep my mind stimulated with what I might make when I got off the island.
    Now, if the question were what Artbead’s tool is making me drool, my answer would be a wigjig! lol! Really giving that some thought with wire, etc.

  • 362 Christy // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I would need to have the Soft Flex trios. This way I can create a variety of jewelry. It would allow me to string the things I find, crochet or braid, make floating necklaces and of course set any traps necessary just in case the island isn’t completely deserted. The color I would need – Tranquility of course.

  • 363 Regina // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I would bring the AMAZING customer service people you have!!! We could chat and make fires, and cook freshly caught fish!!!

  • 364 Karen // Jul 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I couldn’t live without my Delicas. In particular I would choose the following from my recent order: DB1283 8g Trans AB Matte Tropical Teal Delicas. I would bead myself a beautiful green beach mat to lay on.

  • 365 Carol Podwill Spring // Jul 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    i hate to be practical, but if i had to have one of your catalog items it would have to be your superior 9 piece tool kit. im sure ALL of the tools would come in handy if i was on a dessert island. the reamer would help me survive eating coconuts by drinking the coconut water and coconut meat. plus i can use the cocowood to make cups and jewelry. the palm fronds will be able to be sed for stringing materials and tying branches together for shelter and clothing. the pliers can help me open shellfish etc. practical but creative :)

  • 366 Shannon S. // Jul 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Seeing as how I could probably find enough material to make string and plenty of stones, wood and shells for decoration, I think what I would need most would be a bead awl to help tie knots and punch holes.

  • 367 Yoko // Jul 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    This is a toughie! Picking a kit is clever but it almost feels like cheating :) I thought long and hard about pliers, nippers, E6000 glue, and wire but I’m going to agree with everyone who said ICE Resin. Lots of room and time for creativity on a deserted island!

  • 368 Heather // Jul 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I agree with everyone that this is a tough question… I think I’m going to say the “Heavy Duty Cutter”…. It can cut into coconuts and such… could be used as a knife or weapon for catching food and you can use the metal (agains the sun) for trying to make a signal to get rescued.

  • 369 Michele // Jul 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Ice, ice, baby-ice resin that is!

  • 370 Shannon L. Warren // Jul 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Superior Beader’s Tool Kit, I could make anything I wanted to with it.

  • 371 Peggy Russell // Jul 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Headpins. I was trying to figure out what I use most but wouldn’t be able to [easily] recreate w/ coconut, palm fronds, etc. So, I pick headpins!

  • 372 Bonnie Gray // Jul 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Fireline wire so many uses, fishing, hut building and of course my favorite jewelry making.

  • 373 Rachel // Jul 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I think I would like to have the superior beader’s tool kit with me if I were stuck on a deserted island. Pliers to better grab and pry open certain things, the clippers would come in handy for some of the cutting jobs, and the bead reamer can be used as an awl to make holes with.

  • 374 Irene Tortorelli // Jul 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I would want to have a ton of Swarovski Crystal AB crystals in every color available. I would take handfulls and Spell out SOS on the sand on every sunny day so the rescue planes would spot it.

  • 375 Marianne // Jul 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I would really love this goody bag. All the beautiful jewelry I could make as beautiful as an unspoiled deserted island.

  • 376 Karen Farmer // Jul 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I thought I would love the hugest roll of wife so I could string beautiful shells, stones, fronds, etc…but then I thought…postcards! I’d have something to write my SOS notes on to tie to the fishies, turtles & birds and hope they get caught! Then I’ll be rescued and when I get back home, I can go shopping at!

  • 377 Tonya Muller // Jul 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I would have to say the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit. I am a very practical person. I could use those tools for all kinds of things and once I had shelter and food, I could sit back and make beautiful natural jewelry.

  • 378 kimberly // Jul 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I would take Fireline, that way I could fish and make beautiful pieces out of the Tropical Island finds, pearls, flowers, string up seaweed for curtins in my hut, make a pearl curtin for my doorway. Oh the pieces I could make.. :)

  • 379 Caitlyn Baker // Jul 2, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I would want an Artbeads official brand baseball cap. A desert island is very tropical and sunny, so a hat would come in handy. Not to mention it would keep you from getting a really bad sunburn on your face and forehead.

  • 380 Scherryl Tanner // Jul 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    FIRELINE-I know I could make some fun and interesting things from the tropical flowers to shells and other items I could scrounge up. It would be fun to try to create some new exciting things from my finds.

  • 381 Sherelle Martin // Jul 3, 2011 at 12:49 am

    If i were deserted on said island I would have to bring the superior beader’s tool kit( with me!!! I could use the wire rounder and/or the round nose pliars not only to make jewelry with but to also punchter holes in sea shells or coconuts (so I could have something to drink after making gorgeous jewelry all day long) and could use the tweezers for pulling strands off the coconuts or palm trees to make thread with.

  • 382 adrienne z // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I would need Fireline for sure! I would use that for all sorts of newly found projects to keep me occupied and SANE! (and Rich when I got back!)
    chichijunk at cs dot com

  • 383 Laura Kearney // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Beadalon wire so that I could decorate the whole island with all of the natural treasures I could find….imagination is key!!!!

  • 384 Cassandra // Jul 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I would want to take the
    Swarovski 5328 2.5mm Faceted Bicone Crystal – On Sale!

    Code: 5328-CRYS025
    I would want to attract the light to heat up my food if I were on a deserted island. I have to eat to live and this would help me to survive.

  • 385 Kathy // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I would just have all my beads and tools to make jewerly. Lost with out them.

  • 386 valarie // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

    wire, lots of wire! I could wrap, make chains, make ear hooks for all those cool shells. plus it would be good for making fish hooks and other necessary things.

  • 387 Leona Jones // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I would want the Superior 9 Piece Tool Kit with me. I would be thinking survival so I could bet back home to my beads. With the Superior 9 Piece Tool Kit I would have everything I need to sustain me until I was rescued.

  • 388 Helen White // Jul 3, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I would need a tube of Toho seed beads to accent all the beachy theme finds that I want to string together to make some very unique and beautiful jewelry.

  • 389 Nyssa // Jul 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Fireline. I always have a beading kit with me when I travel, but I can’t go without Fireline. I would be able to use that to string and stitch so many different things with all the shells and other natural materials on the island.

  • 390 Mary Hicks // Jul 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Fireline and a twist dill to make art on my island! (Oh, and if I could escape the box, here, some Jimmy Buffett and a pitcher of margaritas, and his lost shaker of salt!)

  • 391 Jacqueline Chen // Jul 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    If I could choose any item on a deserted island it would be a Swarovski Pegasus Pedant. Because it is sharp, I could use it as knife to catch fish, hunt, build tools, construct shelter, etc. I could also use it to start a fire to cook food and catch the attention of passing planes or boats because it is made out of glass. If this doesn’t work, I could use it to reflect light from the sun as help signal. While I am waiting on the island, I could use this pendant as a shovel to dig up buried treasures. If I were lucky to get rescued, I would have a beautiful pendant to make a necklace that includes all my treasures from the island. Plus, a story on how a bead saved my life!

  • 392 Ann Gray // Jul 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I would like Sterling Silver Wire! I could collect stones and shells and wire wrap them and use my wire to create chain and I could make all the Jewelry I wanted. As long as I had an unlimited supply of wire, I could make an unlimited supply of Jewelry to my heart’s content. It would make the experience a fun one!!!

  • 393 Dahlia // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    OK, f I must narrow it down…I’ll take Silver beads….<3 them!!

  • 394 lisa bromley // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Would have to be the sterlimg silver wire would need to make fishing line to eat with!

  • 395 Shelli // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I am lost with out my fire line!

  • 396 V // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Shell beads, lots of them to make hemp jewelry to trade with the natives.

  • 397 barb // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    bead tools and a really cute fella to help me beachcomb for treasure and food too lol

  • 398 Connie Seidl // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    a crystal pendant to shine into the sun, to create a bright light to be seen and hopefully rescued! :0)

  • 399 Cheryl Bascome // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    The Impatient Beader Get’s Inspired book is what I’d want. I’d have lots of time on my hands to imagine what projects I’d do when I got rescued and might even find the inspiration to make some things out of the materials I find on the island!

  • 400 Angela Shields // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I’d want beading floss. I love to make bookmarks and necklaces and run out frequently of beading floss!

  • 401 Karen // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    As long I had some pearls I would be happy………..I could always find ways of making them into pretty things using whatever nature leaves with me on the island…………..

  • 402 Nancy Bradford // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I would want one of the Elegant Jewelry Kits since I have only made a couple of key chains and this would enable me to pass the time with a challange.

  • 403 Mary Ann Linder // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I would use the Four-In-One Multi-Task tool, to use for whatever I may need

  • 404 lorraine sutton // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    i would have to say e600….cause once on the island the natural earth jews and sea life item that can be used it priceless…but with nothing to hold them together you have nothing….and when the trips over u just come right back to to find more items…..e600 it good for everything from clothes,jewelry,auto…..i can make a outfit,and jewelry to go with my seafood dinner…

  • 405 Jill McNamara-Twiss // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I think I’d take E-6000 because I could use it to build shelter and I could bring home whatever was left after my rescue for projects. I go through a LOT of E-6000.

  • 406 Yvette C // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Miyuki Tila beads in all colors available

  • 407 Susanna Warner // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I’d take a few handfuls of your gorgeous selection of czech fire polished beads, and use them to accent my glamorous sand castle on the shore!

  • 408 Jay // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    The bead smith 9 piece professional plyer set. It could double as a tool kit to help in cutting vines, etc and pinching them together to build shelter as well as to cut enough vine to build large letters on the beach spelling SOS which could then be set on fire to attract passing boats and planes. My main concern if I were trapped on a deserted island with only jewelry making suplies would be to get off the island. Of course while the letters were burning and I was awaiting rescue I could also collect shells and other supplies to bring back for jewelry making when I got home

  • 409 Sheila // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I’d want to bring all of the instructions that I’ve printed out from your site. They’re such an inspiration & so easy to read.

  • 410 Christine C // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    A superior beader’s tool kit would get me through, with the pliers, cutters and tweezers I could make what I need to survive, while making it beautiful at the same time. Not to mention tweezers could double as a first aid tool!

  • 411 Susan Fernando // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I would take a black leather cord with me. It would be great to be able to make beautiful jewellry with flowers, stones, shells, etc. The sky is the limit!

  • 412 Rita Reedy // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I can’t decide between the looping pliers and the wire rounder, they are invaluable for any sort of wire project, and with them and wire I would be content anywhere!!

  • 413 Heather Figueroa // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Mine is an oddball one, lol. Lots of the yarn with the Swarovski crystals and trusty crochet hook as part of it. The possibilities are endless….clothing, tarp for shelter, flag to wave at rescue plane, sun hat, nets to catch fish to eat, bags to hold fruits…..

    Hey, I could get a tad carried away here, LOL. but that would be my choice.

  • 414 Nicole Camire // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I would Deffinatly need to bring Fishing Line. I could Catch my own dinner, Use it to Bundle up twiggs for a fire, and also use it to construct a shelter, But the vest part is I could string all the sea glass, shells, and beach wood – then I would make beautiful things like sea glash winds chimes, beachwood wreaths with accent shells, make cocunut bikini tops, strand flowers and make lais. Also Id use the fishing like to wrap bamboo type branches and make a tiki bar. I d be resued fast

  • 415 lchivers1 // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I would like all the sterling heart shaped alphabet beads to make my friends the best alphabet bracelets I could make!!!

  • 416 Jessica // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I would want a Swarovski Seashell Pendant to use for magnifying light to make a fire, cutting rope, looking fabulous and bribing mermaids!

  • 417 Charla Kirby // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I would take a huge bag full of Swarovski Crystals (my favorite!), my tools and everything else to make lots and lots of fabulous jewelry!

  • 418 Joni // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I would love to have some large holed beads with me to add to my bracelets.

  • 419 Shelley // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I would have to have my Four-in-One Multi-Task tool with me. I could do anything with it!

  • 420 Cheryl Bascome // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I’d want The Impatient Beader Get’s Inspired book. I’d have plenty of time on my hands and could use some inspiration to think of projects to do after I got rescued. If I was very lucky it would inspire me to make something out of whatever was in the vicinity!

  • 421 DonnaVaughan // Jul 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I’m gonna have to have The BeadSmith 9-Piece Professional Plier Set.
    Every tool you will ever need is stocked in this convenient zipper leatherette pouch. Yeah so anything I can think of I can make, for survival or for entertainment. And if I have to run from the natives, take shelter from a storm, go swimming to reel in the big one, whatever the island throws at me; I will never lose a tool.

  • 422 Trish // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I would want the Superior Beader’s Tool kit! {}

    That way I could string sea glass & whatever beachy finds with my tools. If in danger, I could stab & cut with my knipper tool! I could twist & use the other tools to make myself a hut & cut twigs for my bonfire! No sore hands for me on this island!!

  • 423 JJArt // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I usually have a very hard time figuring out just one thing I would want to take anywhere, but if I was stranded on an island, I would want to have your 12mm Sterling Silver alphabet beads so I could write HELP ME in the sand.

  • 424 Mary Mazurette // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I would want the biggest, shinest crystal so that when a airplane or boat goes by I can reflect the sun to get their attention.

  • 425 K Garcia // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I think the bead shovel (SH-02) would be an absolute must. It would be multi-purpose: it’s reflective surface could reflect light to passing ships which would lead to my rescue, I could start a fire using the heat from the reflection as well. I’m sure I would find all sorts of uses for it!

  • 426 Lacey // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I think I’d have to go with fireline stringing material…it would have so many uses on a deserted island!!

  • 427 Drue-Marie // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    The only thing that I would need is an unending supply of Fireline crystal braided 6 lb test stringing material. I realize that this is not the most ORIGINAL needed item, but for m, it’s the most important. Let me count the ways. I could use it for making beaded goods to trade with Natives, for using island items to make a signal, and for fishing for small water feasts. It could also be used to lash vines together so that I can sleep in a tree crowned canopy bed, and to weave faux spider webs to repel pernicious knids and sea monkeys. I could also use it for weaving nets, traps, and tripwires. I could fashion it into a container, which is one of the most important discoveries in human history. I could use it for marking territory. Yellow Bandersnatches and Bilgrubs wouldn’t stand a chance against the magical qualities of Fireline, and without it, I would be subject to all kinds of humiliations and embarrassments. Once I have my shelter, food, safety needs taken care of, then I can use it for finding treasure, water, snobby mermaids (who need to have their tails trimmed), and for binding brushes together for the nice mermaids who want to comb and brush their hair. As I sit here thinking, I’m thinking that I should probably go order some more from, just so that I’m never without!!!!

  • 428 Carolyn // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I agree with many others that the Superior Beader’s Tool Kit would be my choice as I would surely have more use for it in a survival experience. However, you didn’t mention if the island had a fully stocked spa/beadstore for my personal use. I take deserted to mean no people. Just how primitive would I have to be?

  • 429 Jennifer P // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I would NEED Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge DEAD SOFT so I could create anything using the beauty around me.

  • 430 Patricia // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I couldn’t live without stretch magic if I were on a deserted island because no matter what I could still make myself pretty things to wear because I wouldn’t need any tools and could use shells, seed pods, nuts etc. and I wouldn’t even need to have a clasp because it stretches!!!!

  • 431 Karen Whitney // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, so hard to pick one item….but I’m thinking if I have to, it would definitely be Fireline! I’m sure that I could string found objects for a fashionable tropical island look, but it would be useful for fishing, and for tying things together, like twigs, to make a raft to get back to the real world! :-)

  • 432 Linda // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Lots and lots of SS wire. I’d become a wire wrapping fool!Wire wrapped beach glass, shells, bits of drift wood.. the list goes on and on. Then when I got rescued I’d have a fabulous line of jewelry to sell thanks to all that “alone time”!!!

  • 433 Shannon // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I’d want 20 gauge copper wire. I could make fishhooks, hold together a shelter, and make pretty wire-wrapped shells, nuts, and sea glass.

  • 434 Carmen // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    There would be endless possibilities for making beautiful jewelry out of all kind of natural resources from the island. Lovely sea shells,pearls,different shapes of stones,palm trees,etc. I would definitely have to have a Superior Beader’s tool kit from Artbeads for work and survival. And then….get busy!!!

  • 435 Maria Stewart // Jul 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I would bring the E600 glue with me, the first thing I would do is make a hut by gluing together branches, alittle of that glue goes a long way. Then I would build a raft and sail away into the sunset.

  • 436 Susan Siedler // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    as many of the 8mm round silver mirror beads, for trying to make fire, and attract attention… plus they would look great strung with my own island made weaved string, with all the goodies on the beach!

  • 437 Maureen // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Since I can only have one thing it would have to be
    Soft Flex Beading Wire .024. With that I could live with out my tools…. at least for a short time..

  • 438 Cynthia // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I would want a dremil tool kit I would make the best sea glass pendents ever!! :0)

  • 439 sheila e velez // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    well,i think ill pick the hemp cord… is 100% natural, biodegradable and is an earth-friendly…i can make necklaces,bracelets and anklets with the shells and conch shells,the nuts,seeds,broken glass,drift wood (i can make a bra with the cord and the coconut hahahahah)

  • 440 Sharon Walsh // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Anything that would help me pass the time on my island, until I get back home, to make more stuff.

  • 441 Rachael Lovell // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I would want 12 pounds of clear swarovski crystals so I could write “help” in the sand and the sun glinting off the crystals would be visible to planes flying overhead.

  • 442 Pam Algea // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I would have to bring lots of lampwork beads — they’d be perfect to trade with any natives I found on the island…..the native ladies would want them for themselves, and the men would HAVE to trade for them to keep the girls happy!!

  • 443 Diane // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I think if your stranded on a Deserted Island food is one of the most important things to have, so I would purchase from, Sterling Silver 18 Gauge Half Hard Wire so that I could make hooks to catch fish.
    Secure a sheltered area with palm leaves and bamboo with the wire to keep it stable.

    Of course there is lots of other things you can use the wire for, making shell, rock and sea glass jewelry designs while waiting to be rescued.

  • 444 Carole // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Well, I would already have stringing supplies and beads with me, so I will say Fireline. At last I would have the free time to practice beadweaving!

  • 445 Sarah // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    it wiykd definitely be sterling wire so I could wirewrap a lot of goodies I would find on the island.

  • 446 Lyndsey // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I would have to go with a big honking hunk of Swarovski … maybe I could use it to start a fire. I’ll take the largest Wild Heart pendant in Crystal. When I’m not making fires with it, I will just start at its beauty.

  • 447 Marilyn McAllister // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I would have to have connectors. Of course to connect everything I made from shells, pearls, agates, etc and to stay connected to everyone and everything else till I got home again.

  • 448 april annis // Jul 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    icouldnt live on the island without my jewelry making tool kit

  • 449 Mary P. // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Fireline would be an absolute must! SO many uses on an island fot it – make a fishing net, use to make shelter from palm leaves, & making jewelry as gifts for when I get back home!!

  • 450 LaVon Bonnell // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I would take my Zamba Pro 4-n-1 multi-task tool. I could make cord out of plants and trees. And I could make beads out of shells and other things.

  • 451 Christopher Davis // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    If I was stranded on an island, all I’d need is an catalog to order EVERTHING in it. Then as the delivery person leaves…. I’ll gather everything leave him them back home.

  • 452 Diane Balcerowicz // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I would have to take this wonderful little bag of goodies that I would have just won from Artbeads “Deserted Island Challenge.”

  • 453 jinky // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    hope i win thanks =D

  • 454 Candace T // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Sterling Silver Wire 22 Ga would be my item of choice. There is so much you could do with it! Just think about all the pretty jewelry I could make with it, yes that does mean a wire wrapped sea glass necklace. Plus ….ummm…it is practical too…I mean…er… I could use to help hold a shelter together…and to…er…cook over a fire…that’s why I’d bring it :)

  • 455 Monique // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    My imagination. What would I do with what I find and how do I do with the knowledge these products I have at home have taught me.

  • 456 jinky // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    ummm…i like a shells beads because is really pretty to make a necklace.

  • 457 Laurie // Jul 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Fireline of course…… is there anything you CAN’T do with it?

  • 458 Tracy // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I would have to have my entire collection of pliers, all the beads in my collection, Beadalon beading wires, crimps, lobster claws, clasps, earring findings of sterling silver/ gold, and of course, my lovely imagination to create beautiful pieces of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. And you guys because without you, I wouldn’t make my jewelry with your products! Thank you for being there for the jewelry maker in all of us,

  • 459 Cherrie Fick // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I am all about ocean themes and I would love to win as it is my birthday on July 4. My big birthday I might add. One we never want to admit getting to. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • 460 Traci Zeller // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I could not live without my round nose pliers! And I would love to win this bag of goodies! I love surprises!!!!! :)

  • 461 john moldt // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The sterling silver wire so I could use what is on the island to create art. The act of creating art is what itis all about

  • 462 kimberly moldt // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I would choose hemp cord because i could make functional art on the island. I could also use it to help catch food for survival

  • 463 Ute // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    as I like just about everything you have, I just settle for the Wire as I am always running short

  • 464 Zena Fishbaugh // Jul 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I would want my laptop so I could look at the thousands of products you have on the website. It would give me ideas and pass the time also.

  • 465 Cathy // Jul 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I would take my cherry red freshwater pearls that I hand-knotted. These are probably one of the prettiest pieces I own and love wearing these as I can many compliments each day. I have always had a passion for pearls!

  • 466 Lisa // Jul 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Definately would need a few spools of Beadalon, some wire protectors, lobster claws, jump rings, earring fishhooks and some crimp beads for starters at least! Add seed beads all sizes and colors and I would be happy as a lark!

  • 467 Dana Nereim // Jul 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Just one thing? No way! I keep at least 1 little waving project with me in my purse at all times! But wow… on a desert island all alone with my beads… what a nice thought… Ahhhh :}

  • 468 Robert Zonis // Jul 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I think I’d have to go with your Rhapsody in Blue Woven Bracelet Kit. something to keep my hands busy.

  • 469 Angela Zonis // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Cuff of Many Colors Kit so I would have everything I would need to bead and not go crazy.

  • 470 Jeana Roebke // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I would have to have sterling silver 20 gauge oval jump rings (hundreds of them), upon which I would attach the seashells I collect from the beach. After boaring little holes into the seashells with a sharpened fish bone, I could thereafter attach the seashells to the oval jump rings, and string them onto natural twine I find in the jungle underbrush. It’s feasible :)

  • 471 Mary Sonnier-Bourque // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Reamer, to make holes in all the beads I make with natural materials & pearls I find. I’ll string them on coconut fibers, etc.

  • 472 Karen Bigham // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I would have Amethyst beads as not only are they beautiful, purple and my birthstone, but this stone brings protection. On a deserted island I would require all the luck and protection possible until I am hopefully rescued. Thus, I’d keep the Amethyst stone(s) close to my heart and revere its wonderous beauty and properties to protect me.

  • 473 Diane T // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I would not want to be without 20 ga wire. There would have to be found objects and shells to wrap and string. Maybe it could even be used as fishing line, but I’d be packing my face with tropical fruit and coconuts.

  • 474 Thomas // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Kabela copper wire(Fishing & Snare) and an assortment of Swarovski beads to make fishing lures and also to look good.

  • 475 Melissa // Jul 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I would need a big Swarovski crystal so I could signal passing ships and planes. Must get home to order more items from!

  • 476 Lynn Jackson // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    It would have to be Fireline!! That would be my pick to occupy my time until rescued. I could use it to build a special home, for fishing and to make cool jewelry from all my beach finds.

  • 477 Sherri Brown // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I would take a specific Canvas on Wood Pendant by artist Peter Pierce. The pendants name is called “Island Right”. I could sit there and get lost in this beautiful painting! I wouldnt have a worry in the world as long as I could stare at Peter Pierce’s masterpiece!

  • 478 lanell // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    if i had to choose just ONE ITEM from artbeads-then it would be the 20 gauge SS wire–because you can do so much with it– build a hut–a raft–make fishing hooks and make some pretty unique things with shells and other natural objects found on the island- jewelry –curtains or chimes to hang in a tree and hopefully a plane would fly by and see it and rescue me–lol! so many creative ideas and people -it’s awesome!

  • 479 charlotte // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I would want beading wire,,i could find all kinds of the most amazing shells and beach glass and stones and ,,,omg so much that i could make jewelry for years on what i could find,,but,,,without the beading wire,,,NOTHING good would come out of it

  • 480 Caroline Horne // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Assuming that there are button shells on the island I would probably get by with a mere pliers set, stringing materials and crimps.

  • 481 Roxanne Coffelt // Jul 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I would want 3-Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Tucson Desert, Hawaiian, and Hydrangea Blend Mix (3 Pack) because maybe I could string stuff on it, and if not, it would look great and feel good all by itself!

  • 482 Ana Mercado // Jul 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I would want a set of beading tools, or toolkit, because it would have everything in it I need for me to use whatever I could find and manipulate it, make holes, cut, (even wire strength items). Yes, a set of tools or tool kit would be the most pragmatic item. And while I was waiting to be rescued, I would take natural found items and make jewelry. Even taking the “hair” off coconuts or palms off palm trees could be used for stringing material. Then I could string every found object imaginable.

    But without those tools, I would be helpless! :)

  • 483 Darlene Semar // Jul 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Definitely Fireline. Not only for exciting finds from the beaches to string, but also for tying together a shelter of palm, for fishing, and maybe for figuring out a way to get off the island with my beautiful beach creations!

  • 484 Stephanie E // Jul 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Lots of great ideas here. Well I would likely have some tools and stringing wire of some sort…and wire wrapping too – So I am thinking of what I would not have – and this island grab bag seems perfect – a little surprise is always fun and would cheer me up. Plus my new jewellry would look so good that my knight in shining armour would rescue me and we would live happily ever after, with many beads in years to come.

  • 485 Joanna Finchen // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:22 am

    If i’m ever stranded on a desert island I hope I would have’s Sterling Silver Orange Clown Fish Charm. I’d fashion some sort of fishing line and use it as a spinner to catch lots of fish!

  • 486 Eva Orjeby // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Fireline!! String shells and all things i can find on a beach and I can fishing to.

  • 487 Terri Nickelson-Williams // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Well, crap a doodle! If it can only be one thing then I’d choose the Beadsmith Hemp cord. After all, I’m on an all natural deserted island with all kinds of agates, shells, and fun stuff to use in a macrame creation! Plus, I could macrame myself some funky clothes so I’d be styling on my island! LOL! Great give away!

  • 488 Rayann Uebrick // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

    One thing that I cannot live without is Swarovski Crystals! Hopefully I would already have a basic kit in my bag, (which I usually do, you never know when the urge to bead is going to hit!) and for me I can NEVER have too many Swarovski Crystals! <3

  • 489 Rob Uebrick // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:09 am

    My kiln. (And a really big generator)

  • 490 Jessica P // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:11 am

    A beadalon toolkit! I think I could make or find antything else as long as I had the tools

  • 491 marie sierra // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:14 am

    hmmm..beading wire! i could still make island style jewelry!

  • 492 Judith Charles // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:36 am

    I would have to say the only thing I would take on the island is Stretch Magic Elastic Cord, because it’s high-tech polymer doesn’t get hard over time or crack – which is ideal for island weather, and the ends don’t fray. Then I could use this chord to piece together many beautiful stones and shells that could be found on the island and then finish it off with a secure knot. Fabulous!

  • 493 va // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:37 am

    i like these moonstone strands .
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  • 494 Nicole I // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:13 am

    A large container of swarovski crystals. They would add pizazz to anything found on the island.

  • 495 Shannnon T // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I would have to have my swarovski crystals with me. I could use anything on the island as string and just knot the ends to make a necklace with seashells and crystals.

  • 496 Jenn // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I’d definitely need some kidney ear hooks for making some fun dangly earrings with all my beach finds!

  • 497 Lisa Deckert // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:47 am

    TrollBeads That way, I could Troll for Fish…to Eat !

  • 498 Anna Doc // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I would definitely want the Fireline 6# test stringing material to use with natural elements to make a boat … or other survival items

  • 499 Colleen Smith // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I would want to have any Swarovski crystals with me…I figure if I have to be stranded, at least I would be sparkly!

  • 500 Lu Anna // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I love the Swarovski Crystals, you can do so much with them. I would make myself a necklace to die for, that way if I died on a deserted island at least I would look stunning. :)

  • 501 Kim // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Buttons. I love your pewter buttons for my leather wrap bracelets!

  • 502 Dina Staggs // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I would choose your large Swarovski crystal star-fish pendent. I just love your crystal elements and as a plus the crystal might be able to be used to start a fire. How else would one make jewelry at night on a deserted island. LOL

  • 503 Mary Felsman // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

    A jewelry kit complete with instructions.

  • 504 Sharon M. // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I would need nylon beading thread. It’s tough enough for catching the small fish in the shallows, or to make snares for birds to eat, with it. It would serve to lash handles to my cooking utensils made of shells. I could use it to lash together cocoanut fiber for my mattress. I would use it to weave plant fiber for clothes, if I need to replace the ones I’m wearing. Of course it would come in handy for stringing or weaving fish vertibrae and shells for my jewelry. Last but not LEAST: to remove unwanted hair (a technique called stringing) from my legs and eyebrows! Must be ready for the dashing pirate who will save me!!

  • 505 Cynthia Quiroga // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I would want a wig jig!!! Would love to play and experiment with this!!!

  • 506 Sherlyn // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I hope I am not too late .. left comments in FB earlier.

    Here is what I want, just this item : Any Swarovski Seashell Pendant Crystal.

    Hopefully this item allows me to make a fire which can send SOS signal, cook any fish I catch for food, condense the seawater for drinking water and to look fabulous on the deserted island. So crystal clear that maybe I can even look into it and groom myself.

  • 507 Joyce Harrell // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I would definitely want some of the flexwire to help me make a raft. I would use palms, tree limbs and whatever I could find to lace together with the wire to make a floating raft so that I could either leave the island or go fishing.

  • 508 Leah Baumgardner // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I would want the illusion cord so that I could make some beautiful jewelry from the shells and other items I find on the island. I am actually dreaming of taking a trip to Sanibel Island in Florida just to go shelling so I can come home and make some jewelry and other craft projects. Thank you so much for the chance to enter this contest.

  • 509 Melissa Kidd // Jul 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Fireline, definitely! For jewelry making with all that great island stuff and for survival. But really, Artbeads!? Just ONE thing? You have the best stuff, I’d really want a whole treasure chest of things, then I wouldn’t care if I got rescued or not! I could stay and make pretty things in the peace and quiet…

  • 510 Ivismccarthy // Jul 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The one thing I would take is beading thread.

  • 511 Anna M // Jul 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I’m pretty sure I would have to have the superior beader’s tool kit. There are so many items in there that would be versatile and handy for using nature’s treasures to make jewelry and other useful things. :)

  • 512 Cory // Jul 4, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Ooh this is a hard one. I guess I would choose the biggest Swarovski crystal you have so I could make a fire with it and use it as a beacon to help the rescue boats or planes find me! Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!!

  • 513 Sue // Jul 4, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Fireline, fireline, fireline!

  • 514 Jamie Westad // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I would take as many Swarovski beads as possible. Anyone who notices the sparkle will wonder what it is and until someone comes to check it out I would be able to play with the beads.. Seperating them into different piles, making different color schemes, playing with them some more, and it would talk a while but eventually I could build a small hut out of the bicone beads!! ( slightly stringing them with the hairs from coconuts and reinforce the inside with tree bark) What a wonderful day that would be.. Than I would be able to play with the remainder!

  • 515 Delores Azary // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE my knotting tweezers I bought from Artbeads. I have bought some wonderful things from you but I especially enjoy my knotting tweezers. In fact I think over time I have bought at least 3, maybe 4… putting one in each “toolbox” heehee!!

    Happy 4th of July!

    Bead on!

  • 516 Sandy Davis // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I would want my Superior Beader’s Tool Kit that I purchased from Artbeads because not only might it help me in some dire situation but I would be able to fashion some sharp island jewelry and be able to pass the time til I got rescued.

  • 517 Anna // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I’ll go Pirates of the Caribean and say Rum!

  • 518 Cheryl Sweet // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I would be grateful for anything, it’s all wonderful <3

  • 519 Shay Williams // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I would want the Beader’s Mini Tool Travel Kit. It is tiny but perfect. I can prevent insanity from boredom by making jewelry and I can use the wire cutters to help be build a shelter. Oh and the knotting tweezers could be used as a weapon. They have drawn enough blood off of me for sure.

  • 520 Melanie Angell // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I would want a spool of 00 beading thread because it is small enough to tie fishing flies with yet strong enough to use as fishing line.

  • 521 Caroline Wells // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’d want a Superior Beader’s Tool Kit since I could make the most use out of it for survival. I could also use the tools to open coconuts, harvest other things for food, and entertain the natives by making jewelry for them. I could make a flag to signal with to get rescued, too.

  • 522 Evelyn hall // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’m not picky I can make practically anything useful!!

  • 523 Melissa K // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    As long as I have pliers& wire I would be happy!

  • 524 Danielle Korney // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    It would be the Swarovski 6721 20mm Starfish Pendant Indicolite. So could make jewelry and be in Island style… It’s beauty would keep me company and someone might actually rescue me driving by because they shine so bright….

  • 525 Ronnie Petersohn // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I would take the Superior Beaders Toolkit. With tools I can create fabulous creations with things found on the island. The possiblities are endless. Can’t wait!

  • 526 Deb Savage // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Some of your Sterling Silver earring wires and I would find all kinds of things to make earrings out of. I could make 100 pair before I was rescued and then give them all as gifts when I got home!!!

  • 527 Leanne Langston // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I would adorn myself with necklaces made of baroque pearls & sterling silver charms like #charm798 to blend with the locals & hopefully the dazzle from my Artbeads creation would bling so brightly it would signal my rescue ship!!!

  • 528 Nadine Callan // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I’m a sucker for bead mixes. So I would say TOHO™ Bead Mix Lilacs/Purples would be my pick.

  • 529 Rosemary Susan Bryant // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I would want a “big eye needle” “fireline” and a small file, (to drill holes). All the beading tools I could carry and a bag of semi-precious stones, and some beautiful crystals. I would also like some empty bottles. Then I’d go hunting for treasures on the island, and create some 1-of-a-kind jewelry and other treasures, to adorn my hut, and stuff into the bottles to send all over the world.

  • 530 Jacquelyn Caldwell-Guerrero // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    First I was thinking fireline or wire. Then I realized you can use stuff from palms or leaves or the fibers or other things to tie and build and fashion stuff for survival. Then I kept going back and forth between this or the superior tool kit… I would settle on the tool kit. That can be handy in a punch besides just doing stuff or fashioning jewelry. Could help out building or making things for survival and even be a godsend with some form of emergency first aid as well.

    It can be for fun and survival and emergencies!!

    So superior tool kit hands down!

    Thanks for this opportunity!!!

  • 531 Dina // Jul 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I would love the aqua crystal star fish.. and a catalog so I can order some good stuff later :)

  • 532 Caren Gordon // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I, too, would have to have a tool kit. There are so many things on our beautiful desert isle that be made into jewelry or stringing cords. But I would need the tools to do it with. Hmmm…. maybe I’ll make some palm tree jewelry!

  • 533 Elaine Grow // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hopefully, I would have all of my jewelry making things with me, so the item I would most want with me would be all of the instructions from the Learning Center so I would never run out of ideas!

  • 534 Sandy // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    The retangular black onyx peacock bead & a catalog to order more great things.

  • 535 Sarita Rucker // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I know this wouldn’t be very practical, but I’d have to go with the TierraCast Antique Silver Sunshine Charm. I love love love love it!

  • 536 Sandra Castro // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I’d have to wish for the ZambaPro™ Four-In-One Multi-Task Tool to help me out making my shelter :) and crafting whatever I find along the shoreline.

  • 537 Tamra // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Well I’ll probably have on some fab jewelry I made so earring wires, fishhooks…lol
    bling on the fingers, SOS beacons:) and fire starting
    But what would really help is Fireline to hold it
    all together…line for fishing…mending clothes, making a NEW outfit for the latest in Island wear…tieing my hair up…holding my bedding together AND construting a shelter for those cool nites…Cool contest thanx for the oppurtunity to imagine…what I’ll do w/ the kit after I WIN…LOL…Tamra;)

  • 538 judy // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I would bring a roll of wire…….and use everything that nature provided for beautiful necklaces, hats, decorating my hut, even clothes…….shells, leaves, all available to me through the bounty of nature.

  • 539 Debbie Bujnovsky // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The heavy duty cutters of course! I need them to help me cut strong weeds and twine, to build my raft (out of rotted wood, they will help me cut shells to use as tools also! ) and help cut my reeds for breathing under water while gathering my food to eat, so I can get back to civilization to make more jewelry.

  • 540 Stacy Payne // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I would have lots and lots of 20 gauge wire to make tons of rings with the seashells, driftwood, stones, and whatever else I could find! :D *crosses fingers* I hope I win this, I never win anything, LOL!

  • 541 Melanie Lampson // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I would have with me would be a bag of your finest beads, wire and tools. Then I would walk the shoreline for shells and sea glass and make the best necklace, bracelet and earring set. Make me an outfit made of palm leaves. This way I will be dazzling when my ship comes to wisk me back home.

  • 542 Magda // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Some AB Swarovski, they are so shiny that maybe I can make some SOS signs to be rescue soon, and place my order at

  • 543 Marayah // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I would need my Swarovski Bicones. When light hits those crystals, the shine is amazing! Someone will spot me and save the day.

  • 544 Sandra Davis // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Well, seeing that you said that I had to be “Stranded” on a deserted island, I wouldn’t be able to bring an Artbeads Designer with me… unless I got really sneaky and dressed her up like an island native and THEN I could pick her brain and have her show me all the cool tricks she has up her um… grass shirt? If that didn’t work, I would definitely want my 20 gauge wire for the wire work I love to do. :)

  • 545 Sonya // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Why beads, all kinds of beads- must have my glass and crystal beads, my natural stone, my wooden and clay beads. You name it, could not have enough, and all the tools too. Chains, ribbon, jump rings, clasps, needle nose pliers, round, cutters etc.. and last but not least, a way to cont. to order more. If stranded, then I would have nothing but time on my hands to play!!!

  • 546 Karri Snider // Jul 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Of course being stranded wouldn’t be my first choice, but I’m hoping it would be with some handsome men and fancy drinks so that my only Artbeads supply I could bring would be a Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (it would be used a lot! and can be used for just about anything!) so that I could show off all the cool jewelry I’d be making with anything I could find on the island! I’d have to use the pliers to poke holes and do cutting too! It would so creative and fun! :-)

  • 547 Jackie Hodapp // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Seed beads and 20 gauge wire and then I could incorporate any random items I found on the island.

  • 548 Pat Marx // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Fireline, so I could fish for food.

  • 549 Jo Lynn // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Deserted Island Challenge

    If I was stranded on a desert island the artbead product I would like like to be stranded with is red agate gemstone because of its properties:1)action-To help with building shelter and fire,finding water and food and other survival necessities.2) Confidence, Courage & Vitality-Belief in myself to survive, Courage to do what i need to survive/ and to find a way to be rescued after I have had vacation time first,Vitality to stay lively(mentally/Physically) to carry out all the above. Jo lynn

  • 550 Christie Murrow // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I’d love to have a strand of Grace lampwork roundel beads.
    Practical? no. Beautiful? Absolutely yes!

  • 551 juli prater // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    18g 1/2 hard round sterling wire….

  • 552 amber daub // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I would love to have this goody bag to make some summer inspire jewelry.

  • 553 Alice Wertz // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I think I would like to have some magnetic Hematite beads, even if I couldn’t make anything, it might help with the arthritis!

  • 554 Linda S // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Your heavy duty pliers would be all i’d need to transform native flora, rocks into beautiful things to make be me happy.

  • 555 Claire Smith // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    If I were stranded on a deserted island I would really want the Zamba Pro Four-In-One Multi-Task Tool. I would need it for all my island chores. I could flatten the edges of any can that came my way, straighten any stray bits of wire that happen to wash up on the beach. This tool is made of stainless steel so it could be used to make a spark for fire and it would also be very useful in cutting materials to help me survive. This handy tool could help me pull threads from palm fronds to use for all sorts of camp projects. It is very compact and easy to transport should I need to move to higher ground. It can also be used as a weapon should the need arise. It really would be a helpful tool.

  • 556 Dona DeLaura // Jul 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I would like a large Swarovski starfish. I could make a necklace out of dried palm leaves made into string. I would use the mirror effect of the crystal to signal boats or planes to rescue me and get me safely home to my puppy and family. Thanks so much for asking.

  • 557 Mary Ann W // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    If I were stranded on a Deserted Island I would hope to have fireline, a supply of seed beads & Swarovski round crystals. I would use the Fireline to create a fishing pole to catch some fish for meals & also use it to build a tent & to do some beading while I’m waiting to be rescued.
    An Artbeads catalog to go thru to pass the time away.

  • 558 Karen // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    If I had to choose one thing to bring on a desert island, I would have to say a tropical assortment of fire designs glass beads

  • 559 Amanda Looman // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    The one thing i would have to have if i was stranded on a deserted island a bead reamer… I could make string from the leafs, but i would need something to help me drill holes in the pearls i collect( i would search for oysters) the sea shells, small rocks, etc. That way i can keep myself busy, till i am rescued, and when i am rescued i can sell my projects.

  • 560 loragene // Jul 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    if i was stranded on an island i would want to have with me my savorkian crystals this way if a passing ship would go by they would see the glimmer from them and they would come and see what the glimmer was and would find me.

  • 561 loragene // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    if i was deserted on an island i would love to have my savorkin crystals with me because when the sun is out they would glimmer and if a ship was passing by they would see the glimmer and save me from the island

  • 562 Melissa Malone // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    If I was stranded on the tropical deserted island, I would want to have Swarovski Crystals. If help were near they could see the reflection to rescue me. And also I could use them for carving stuff into wood to get help, or cut things to eat!! But above all, it would be great to do beading with them!!

  • 563 Diane Williams // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    The 1 most important item for me would be Beadalon 49 Strand Wire. I would already have a knife to cut the wire. It would be essential for tying fronds together to build shelter, building a wire snare for tripping up wild game, and lashing together palm trunks to make a raft and bring back the found items, strung and tied, ready to finish upon my return to civilization…

  • 564 Kim Turner // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    So Hard to pick one. But I think it would be the Chain Sta, so I could use it to make bracelets and necklaces from the shells I find on the beach and twine that I could make from the plants.

  • 565 Lynn // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    If I could only have one thing, I would honestly have to have the whole store! I would need something to do until somebody found me!

  • 566 Ruthie // Jul 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    A ton of sterling silver wire, tools and loads of sparkling crystals!

  • 567 Stephanie Haussler // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I would take my seed beads and Fireline so I could do all the projects I don’t have time for now!!

  • 568 jaime // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    i would def have to have the catalog. to plan what i would make when i got back! ideas and imagination would keep me going so i wouldn’t go mad!!!!

  • 569 Amy // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    The Stretch Magic Elastic. If I found any shells with holes on them, I would string them on and make some pretty cool necklaces and bracelets.

  • 570 Christina Pandori Thackeray // Jul 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I would absolutely have everything I need to feel pretty after making a gorgeous bracelet with the Swarovski Double Cherry Blossom kit and it looks so great with my Island Tan! Love it!

  • 571 Ej Webb // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    As long as I had a good supply of Nymo, I would be a crafty girl.

  • 572 Gretchen Dewey // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Swarovski crystal!!

  • 573 DJ // Jul 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I would get a big bag of the biggest silver lined Swarovski crystals and inlay them onto wood. Then I would use that gorgeous mirror to flash bright sunlight rescue signals to nearby islands, ships or aircraft.

  • 574 Diane Murphy // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Definitely, Fireline for me too!

  • 575 Deborah Klinkner // Jul 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I would take the beading book Mastering beadwork: guide to off loom Techniques so that I could read, learn new techniques, & put together designs to do on returning home. I love to have the time to just sit & put design ideas together, something I don’t get to do much with a very busy life.

  • 576 Kate Kemp // Jul 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I think I’d take your Swarovski 1122 18mm Rivoli Crystal because I’m pretty sure I can start a fire with it (like you would with a magnifying glass). Fire equals warmth, clean water, and protection from animals. Plus it could double as a way to signal planes/boats. AND I’d look fabulous with it, strung onto a woven grass necklace, for the photos of my rescue!

  • 577 Denise Feliciano // Jul 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    water, food and shelter but my cafting choice would be a thread needles and a pound of beads lol.

  • 578 Mary Kearney // Jul 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I would want the galvanized silver delicas to weave an SOS with coconut’s fiberous outer layer so I could signal a plane for rescue.

  • 579 Susan Baker // Jul 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I would bring an Artbeads baseball cap with their official logo on the front. Deserted Islands are beachy and have a hot climate, which can cause heat stroke and third degree sunburns! So what better why to protect yourself then with a baseball cap!

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