Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Art Beads in Bead Star 2012!

Voting for Bead Star 2012 is now open! Bead Star is a jewelry design contest that consists of 7 main categories: Ceramics, Crystals, Plastics, Glass, Metals, Pearls and Stones. Members of the Beading Daily community can vote for their favorites in each category. The designs with the most votes wins! The winning designs in each category will be featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine.

I've gathered together jewelry designs incorporating art beads in each category of the contest. Let's rally for art beads! Support these bead artists and the jewelry designers who create with their art. YOU have the power to help these artists win prizes and showcase their work in Jewelry Stringing magazine!

To cast your vote, you must be signed into Then, click on the design titles under each of the category photos listed below. Hurry, voting is only open til May 28th!

Ceramics Category

1. Coffee Time Necklace, ceramic beads and pendant by Gaea.
2. Love Is Grand, ceramic beads and handmade pendant by Gaea.
3. Art Nouveau Raku, ceramic pendant by Clay River Designs.
4. Wishing, ceramic beads and components by the following artists: Michelle Johnston, Elaine Ray, Round Rabbit, Kylie Parry, Diane Hawkey, Marsha Neal, Jean Christen.

5. Bird Song, ceramic beads by Karen Totten.
6. Spice of Life, ceramic beads by Keith O'Connor.

Plastics Category

1. Happiness, Polymer clay component by Heather Wynn Millican.
2. Bohemian Bracelet, copper washer focal by Miss Fickle Media.
3. Stoneware, polymer clay components by Jeannie K. Dukic.

Glass Category

1. The Bionic Heart Necklace, glass beads and components by Cassie Donlen.
2. Unbridled Fantasy, lampwork beads and discs by Pinocean, bronze horse clasp by Cynthia Thornton.

Metals Category

1. Rain Garden Bracelet, metal and glass components by Cassie Donlen.
2. Metal Menagerie, fine silver square ring and bead caps by Kate McKinnon, pewter toggle bar and bead by Mamacita Beadworks.

Pearls Category

Gin Blossom Bracelet, polymer clay focal by Jeannie K. Dukic.

Stones Category

Glamour Moss Bracelet, lampwork beads by Cassie Donlen.

Did I miss you? If you used art beads in your Bead Star 2012 entry and you do not see your piece above. Let us know in the comments and I can post a follow-up.

Thank you for voting!
Erin Siegel is a jewelry designer, beading instructor and co-author of the forth-coming jewelry book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords. To find out more, visit her blog, Erin Siegel Jewelry.  

1 comment:

Cassie Donlen said...

Thanks so much Erin for putting this post together. That was a wonderful surprise scroll down and see the added support. Totally made my day.