Monday, December 3, 2007

December Monthly Challenge - All Wrapped Up!

Our holiday inspired theme this month is "All Wrapped Up." We are challenging designers to incorporate fibers with their art beads.
Maybe you'll do some needlework, like knitting or crocheting to show off your art beads.

Bead and purse by Cindy Gimbrone

Or you could use ribbons, leather, cord or silk for alternatives to string your beads.
Beads by Earthenwood Studios & Virgina Miska, necklace by Melanie Brooks Lukacs. (Earthenwood Studios)

Beadweaving is also included in this category, for those who love to work their art beads with seed beads and thread, those projects qualify too!

Bead by Humblebeads, bracelet by Beverly Herman

The Details: This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc.

***Beads by themselves DO NOT qualify.***

Please add the tag or title DecABS to your photos .Include a short description, who created the art beads and a link to your blog or website, if you have one.

***What is an Art Bead? An art bead is a bead, charm, button or finding made by an independent artist. Art beads are the vision and handiwork of an individual artist. You can read more about art beads here.

***A bead that is handmade is not necessarily an art bead. Hill Tribe Silver, Kazuri ceramic beads or lampwork beads made in factories are examples of handmade beads that are not art beads.

How to enter: Submit a photo of an object you have created with art beads that fits this month's theme to the Art Bead Scene Flickr group.Detailed instructions can be found here, and click here for a tutorial for sending your picture to the group.If you can't upload to Flickr, send your entry and information to Heather.

Your entry can feature art beads created by you or someone else. Each entry has to have at least one art bead.Each unique entry that incorporates an art bead and the monthly theme will qualify for the drawing.

Your entry MUST be tagged with DecABS to be accepted into the gallery.

Participants can not win two months in a row, but are encouraged to still play along!

The winner will be randomly drawn from all the qualifying entries on December 1st. Enter as many times as you'd like.

Good luck and happy creating! Visit us tomorrow for the scoop on this month's prizes and sponsor!

p.s. If you have a blog, post your entry and a link to the ABS challenge to spread the beady goodness.

1 comment:

Craftybernie said...

Hiya - for the challenge, does a fibre art pendant qualify as an 'Art Bead'? Thanks...Bernie