Enter a Beading Contest!

Fall hasn't even officially begun, but here in the office we are busily plugging away on the winter issue of Jewelry Stringing. I'm excited that the winter issue will feature the winning projects from this year's Bead Star competition!

If you like to enter beading contests, here are a few that are going on right now:

Visit the Rings & Things web site for details on their Pick Your Palette Swarovski Elements Crystal Jams Contest. Entries don't have to be jewelry–they can be anything–but must be made using the Crystal Jams assortment packs. Hurry–contest closes September 12th!   

Vintaj Natural Brass Company hosts a monthly contest, each with a different theme. Submit your jewelry designs in their October challenge, "Radiant Raven," by using Vintaj's Arte Metal and/or Artisan Copper. Entries will be accepted until noon on September 28th, and full details can be found here.


Submit your over-the-top crystal jewelry, accessories, or home décor designs in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Swarovski Elements Contest! Full details can be found here. Contest ends September 30th.


And, finally, Beadwork magazine's Beaded Bead Contest is a celebration of the magazine's 15th anniversary. During 2012, each issue of Beadwork includes instructions for a different style of beaded bead. Contestants need to create a jewelry design incorporating each of the five beads featured throughout the year. Deadline to enter is October 26th and details can be found on the web site here.

Even though Happy Mango Beads's "Trash to Treasure" contest is over, it's fun to view the winning entries on their web site, where contestants got pretty darn creative in turning their trash into some fun and stylish jewelry designs! Take a look here.

Whether you like to craft jewelry, accessories, or home décor with your beads, there seems to be something for everyone if you're in the mood to try your hand at a beading contest!

Good luck!

Debbie Blair, Managing Editor

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