Bead Trends is currently looking for designs with the following themes for our May 2011 issue:
If you would like to submit your work to this publication, please e-mail a photograph, the name or title of your piece, and contact information to: email@example.com.
If submitting multiple pieces, please send a separate e-mail and photograph for each design.
Deadline for the May 2011 issue is 11:59 p.m. MDT, November 25th, 2010. All ideas should be your original work and not previously published.
We will review all submissions, and if selected, we will contact you by December 1st with additional information. All pieces will need to be shipped to us directly for photography and arrive in our office by December 12th. Your creation will be returned to you insured, after the issue has been printed.
We all love a good jewelry challenge and Fire Mountain Gems and Beads knows how to host the biggest and best challenge of the year. Enter one (or all) of their themed contests for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate…almost enough to take care of my wish list! Winning designs will be used in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads ads and other marketing materials. Which means that if you win, you might find your piece on the back cover of Bead Trends.
Current contest: CHRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements, ends September 21st.
Upcoming contests include:
Good luck! We hope to be seeing one of your pieces on our back cover soon.
Creativity gone stale? Beader’s block? Try beading something you wouldn’t normally bead. Your pooch might not fully appreciate his bling, but you just might make other pet owners writhe in jealousy. Use these collars as a starting point, and make one that fits your style.
The above collars were made by Impawsters
These pictures from the Macy’s online catalog totally felt springy and fresh. If you’re looking for some color inspiration, try using this palette.