Monday, February 4, 2008

February Monthly Challenge: Chains of Love

Happy February! Art Bead Scene is happy to announce this month's challenge theme is Chains of Love. Use your imagination to create with this theme! Take the theme literally or figuratively - let's see what it means to you. Some suggestions from the editors:

You might want to create a chain using Earthenwood's Linky Things

or with Creative Impressions in Clay's Bead Links

Show your bead love and make a chain using Humblebeads wafer beads - Yum!

You could show your Love with Elaine Ray's Rainforest Heart Connectors
(Photo credit: Ornamentea)

or show your edgey-ness Love with Skully Kidz from Cindy Gimbrone Beads.

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 FebABS to your photosInclude 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 FebABS 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 March 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.

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