Fast & Fabulous December 2018/January 2019: Call For Submissions

Calling all gemstone hoarders, flea market collectors, and those looking for a challenge! The Beadwork staff is searching for rough gemstone submissions for Fast & Fabulous December 2018/January 2019. Are you up for it? If so, just check out the call for submissions guidelines below and send us your design by June 25, 2018.

Past examples include: Sugar Plum by Anne Potter featured in Jewelry Stringing Winter 2017, Druzy Dreams by Stephanie Larosa featured in Jewelry Stringing Winter 2017, Coming Up Roses by Candie Cooper featured in Jewelry Stringing Fall 2016, and Slice of Amethyst by Tracee Dock featured in Jewelry Stringing Summer 2015 (shown above).

We welcome all designs and all designers. You don’t need to be a professional jewelry artist — but if you are, that’s fine, too. Simply create a design you love that incorporates the theme. To get you started, here are some resources to help you bring your design to life.

Call For Submissions

Night Rose by Cindy Kinerson featured in Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2015

Jewelry Resources

Trash to Treasure: Two Ways to Use Broken Gemstones and Beads in Fresh Jewelry Designs by Tammy Jones
Stone Cutting, Carving, and Polishing: 15 Timeless Tips from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Readers
Intro to the Flex Shaft: What Can It Do For You? Cut, Carve, Polish, Grind… by Tammy Jones
How to Tie a Sliding Knot Like a Pro by Jean Campbell Cox
How to Knot Mala Beads the Right Way by Jennifer VanBenschoten

Call For Submissions

Summer Soiree by Cindy Kinerson featured in Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2015

Call for Submissions Information

Fast & Fabulous submissions are accepted by theme. To submit a project for the October/November Fast & Fabulous section, simply email a photo of your project to For additional submission info, check out the blog “Submitting a Project to Beadwork Magazine” by Managing Editor, Lavon Peters, or see our submission guidelines. (Note that bead woven project submissions are evaluated on a continuous basis and do not need to follow a particular theme.)

December/January F&F Due Date: June 25, 2018

Call For Submissions

Crystal Cave by Tara Leitermann featured in Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2015

We can’t wait to see what you create!
Marissa Bouska
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine

To find previous Fast & Fabulous projects, visit the Interweave Store!


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