Friday, March 28, 2008

Bead Scoop - Bead Star Competition

It's time to let your art bead collection shine!

The Bead Star challenge will reward the best and brightest bead jewelry designers from around the US and Canada with amazing prizes, professional recognition, and the chance to appear in Interweave’s newest, most original and anticipated special issue magazine ever, Bead Star! Every project showcased in the magazine will be a winning design and the coveted cover piece will feature our ultimate Bead Star’s winning project.

The deadline to enter an original beaded jewelry design is May 6th. The “polls” will be open from June 12th – June 18th on

The judges will be the readers of Beading Daily. They will cast their votes for their favorite designs among submissions in each of nine design element categories: Crystals, Seed Beads, Glass, Pearls, Stones, Metals, Plastics, Under $25, and Designs with a Heart. Winners will have the chance to donate their projects to an auction benefiting the American Heart Association's women's heart health initiatives.

*25% of your design in any category can be other materials, including art beads! With the Under $25 and Designs with a Heart you can use more of a mixed media collection as long as they fit the other requirements. The designs must be created using simply stringing techniques, much like the projects in Stringing magazine.

A first-place, second-place, and third-place winner and two honorable mentions will be selected in each category. One Grand Prize winner will be selected by the Grand Prize sponsor from the first-place category winners. This Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to beautiful Santa Fe for Bead Expo 2009, win $1500 in cool beading stuff from our grand prize sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems, and see his or her design featured on the cover of Bead Star magazine! This grand prize has a value of $5000.

Visit for complete contest rules.

Some heart-felt inspiration from our editors:

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