Bead Challenge – A Girl Needs a Hint of Sparkle!

Do you notice anything particular about this young lady?

She is gorgeous, of course, but she could use some jewelry, don’t you think?

(Spoken like the incorrigible jewelry-lover that I am!) 😉

You are invited to join our 3rd Bead Design Challenge, where you’ll use your imagination to design some bling for this girl!

Will you make earrings? A necklace? A bracelet, perhaps? Or maybe a complete set!

Will it be sophisticated? Classic? Playful? Do you envision her in an up-to-date design – something to bring her into the 21st century?

You’re the artist, so it will be whatever you decide! 😀

Read on for all the details.

We have Prizes and Perks!
It’s our 3rd challenge and I’m delighted to announce that at the conclusion of this event THREE of the participants – chosen at random – will receive a prize!

First Prize is the following treasure trove of Vintage Beads

Worth over $65.00! I’ve carefully selected this assortment which includes: Vintage Glass, Vintage Swarovski, Vintage Lucite Beads, Vintage Findings, an Artisan-crafted Polymer Clay Pendant in Tango Orange (the color of the year), and a beautiful Vintage Intaglio Glass Cameo in soft blue with beveled edges.

Second Prize is a $30 Shopping Spree in our Bead Shop!

Third Prize is a $20 Shopping Spree in our Bead Shop!

ALL registered participants who did not win one of the above prizes will receive a coupon for 30% off any purchase during June 2012 in our Bead Shop.

ALL registered participants will have their designs publicized here on the blog, and also on my website and facebook page! I will include links to your shop and/or your website – as you wish. Look for the “Showcase of Designs” on May 16, 2012! Our previous challenges had some amazingly beautiful results so you won’t want to miss all the fun and inspiration this time! 🙂

To Qualify as a “Registered Participant” (and be eligible for the Prize Drawings, the Discount Coupon, and Design Promotion) you must do the following:

1. Create your jewelry design using at least one product (beads or findings) purchased from our etsy bead shop. Of course, you can buy more than one product, but I imagine you will want to use items from your own stash to complement your choice(s) from Bead Happily Ever After!

2. Email a clear photo of your finished design by 9:00 p.m. EST on May 12, 2012. to: crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter (dot) com
(In fairness to all, any photos received after the deadline must be disqualified.)

3. Include:
Your Name
Your Email address
The Link (if any) that you’d like me to place with the photo of your design when I promote your work!

Optional: If you like, you can also add a brief description of your design for me to use with your photo and shop link.

The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old to enter. After the completion of the challenge, the names of the three prize winners will be announced here and they will also be notified by email. If a winner fails to respond to email within one week from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen.

All registered entrants will receive a 30% off coupon code, by email, at the conclusion of the challenge.
When you enter, you retain all rights to your original designs, but you give permission for Bead Happily Ever After to use your photo on all Bead Happily Ever After sites to promote and showcase your work.

Remember – all entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on May 12, 2012. You can find periodic updates on this Design Challenge by clicking the link in the sidebar to the right of this page!

So c’mon! Let’s get started. Spread the word – all are welcome! 😀

I can’t wait to see what you create to “dress-up” the lovely lady.




Bead Challenge – A Girl Needs a Hint of Sparkle! — 10 Comments

  1. YAY!!! I’ve been looking forward to the next challenge, so count me in! 🙂
    I’m loving the theme of this challenge. What fun this is going to be!!
    Thank you Crystal! 🙂

  2. Hi Brenda and Jen!
    So glad you like the theme of this challenge!
    I’m really looking forward to all of the ways “the lady” will be adorned! 🙂

  3. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with for the beautiful lady. She needs some jewelry, but I don’t have the talent and knowledge to do it. I will be the blog stalker enjoying everyone else’s talents.

  4. Yay, Kelly! 🙂
    We need cheerleaders for the Design Challenge, too!
    And even if you don’t make jewelry for the event – any suggestions for designs, colors, etc. would always be very welcome!!!

  5. Oh Crystal, where are U!! 😀

    I got my package today. I love, love, love those bead caps and the birdie pendant. Now have to decide what to make.

    Did you see my finished Bingo block?

  6. Yay, Donna!
    So happy you love your purchases. I can’t wait to see what you make. 😀

    Your finished block is absolutely fabulous! I say put it on the wall instead of on the table.
    Well, unless it’s just a side table. (I shudder to think of a stray coffee cup turning over on all your hard work! )

  7. And totally out of hubby’s reach!! 😀 I think it will look better on the wall, too. 😀

    I fussy cut more squares last night. About 30.

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