Choose the Bead Star Winners: Vote Now!

Choose the Bead Star Winners

The wait is over–the gallery of Bead Star finalists is now available!

I got the inside scoop on the contest from Danielle Fox, editor of Bead Star: "We were blown away by the number of entries into our contest—we received over 1,500 eligible submissions! You can imagine, then, how hard it was for me and the other editors to select only 180 of them (twenty in each of the nine categories). It was so much fun to look through all the entries, and what we've come up with, I believe, is the best of the best, the crème de la crème. Now it's time to pass the fun—and the responsibility—on to you, our Beading Daily family! YOU will pick the next bead stars!"

Here’s what you do: To cast your vote, click through the voting survey pages at and choose your one favorite entry in each category. The program will guide you through the selection process for all nine categories. Please note that your votes will not be submitted until you click "done." Vote only once, please, from only one e-mail address.

The five entries in each category that receive the most votes from members of Beading Daily will be named as first place, second place, third place, and two honorable-mention winners. The grand-prize sponsor will choose one of the nine first-place winners as the grand-prize winner. All entrants will be notified of their status via e-mail by June 20. Winners will be announced in Bead Star magazine, available on newsstands worldwide at the end of December 2008. This issue will also contain details about next year’s Bead Star contest.

Thanks to all our contest sponsors for making this contest possible! 

Free Tutorial:  Tubular Peyote Rope

Follow these step-by-step, illustrated instructions from Step by Step Beads to create a tubular peyote rope.  Once you've mastered this technique, you can slide on the "Turn It Over" pendant by Gabrielle E. Neijman from the July/August 2008 issue of Step by Step Beads or create a project of your own design. Download Tubular Peyote Rope

NEW Free Peyote Stitch Pattern eBook: Our first free beadweaving pattern e-book features 5 peyote stitch projects, plus two full pages of step-by-step illustrated instructions on even- and odd-count peyote, and a sheet of peyote stitch graph paper for creating original jewelry designs. Download Peyote Stitch Projects with BeadingDaily: 5 Free Peyote Stitch Patterns

Last Chance for Free Beads!

The Bead Spree Giveaway deadline is this Sunday, June 15th as is the current reader poll asking what else you enjoy besides beading.  Have a great weekend everyone–don't forget to check out the new forums if you need a little bead talk in between newsletters!

Michelle Mach shares free projects every Friday on Beading Daily. If you have comments or questions for Michelle, please post them on the website.

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