Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jewelry Designs from Nature Challenge

I'm so excited to let you know about a new challenge that the Art Bead Scene is hosting!

This is a fun challenge inspired by my book Jewelry Designs from Nature, to celebrate now that it's out making its way into the big craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

If you haven't had a chance to pick up the book it's packed full of projects using art beads from my favorite artists.  Along with 30 projects the book includes a few articles on finding inspiration for your nature inspired designs. I share my ideas of creating jewelry inspired by poetry and include photos from my favorite gardens, woodland trails and beaches.  And that is where this challenge finds it's roots!

This is a creative blog challenge.  10 winners will be sent a packet and have a few weeks to create a piece of jewelry inspired by their packets.  On July 6th we'll have a blog hop featuring the results.  We'll also have voting for your favorite challenge piece during the blog hop and giveaway beads from the book!

The Challenge:

I'm going to pick 10 participants randomly from the comments below.  Each participant will receive a packet that contains:

1. A few Humblebeads featured in the book
2. A nature-inspired poem
3. A photo for color and design inspiration

The packets will be themed and you could get a garden, woodlands or sea set!

Dates:

Winners will be picked June 6th.  Packets will mail on June 11th.  The blog hop reveal will happen here on July 6th.

To enter:

1. You must have a blog and plan to join in the blog hop to enter.

2. Tweet or Facebook about this challenge and leave a comment here letting us know you've helped spread the word.

Good luck!


101 comments:

kristibasket said...

Would love to join in!! Love the nature theme! :)

Rebecca said...

Don't know if this is open to international but I'd love to take part if so! What a fabulous opportunity - ill look forward to reading about it either way.

Linda Landig said...

I'd love to be part of this, Heather! I tweeted it here: https://twitter.com/#!/LindaLandig

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Oh, Boy! Heather - I'd love to be selected to participate!

Heather Powers said...

It is open to international bloggers Rebecca.

Donna Bradley said...

Heather, I would love to participate in the challenge. I just shared it on Facebook!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Yay! Rebecca read my mind, how exciting to see this international. I'd love the chance to join in. Off to share on Facebook

Donna Bradley said...
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Renetha aka DW said...

I would love to participate in this challenge and hope I end up with a packet!

I tweeted about the challenge... @MomLovesJazz;

I also blogged about the challenge at Lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com.

Renetha aka DW said...

Oops...I also posted on Facebook!

Lorelei Eurto said...

What a fun idea! I'd love to play along! Fingers are crossed!

Kashmira said...

Oh! Now this is exciting for sure!!! I hope I can participate...I did spread the word on my FB page (http://facebook.com/sadafulee

Good luck everyone!

ingetraud said...

I would like to participate too.
ingetraud.wordpress.com

Linda Y said...

Spread the word on Facebook.

Linda Y said...

This sounds like great fun. I would love to try.

lunedreams said...

I would love to be part of this! Please put my name in the hopper!

Heidi Post said...

I facebooked about it! Looks great: http://www.facebook.com/expostfactojewelry

lunedreams said...

oops, PS, posted this to my FB page, and I do have a blog, www.cerebraldilettante.blogspot.com

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

I would love a chance to participate in this challenge!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Jewelry Designs from Nature is absolutely one of my favorite art books! I was so excited by it that I even wrote a blog post last September. It is like having a really cool sketchbook journal of inspiration!

Please add my name to the list of potential participants. This sounds like a really fun event! :)

Sandi Volpe said...

Love your book and would love a chance to play!!

April said...

I's love to join in the challenge! I will share the link via Facebook now as well!

Sandi Volpe said...

Jus posted on facebook and my email is sandi@sandivolpe.com

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

I love your book and the layout, sketches etc. I would love to be in this challenge. Great idea!! Cherrie

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Just posted on my FB page!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Please put my name in for the chance to participate.
Sonya

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

I love your book, the layout, the sketches the nature stories. Would love to be chosen for this one. Cherrie

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

I put this on my FB page...https://www.facebook.com/#!/sonya.ingersollstille

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Just realized I did not give you my blog, not sure if you need it now or not.
dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com

TesoriTrovati said...

So clever! I will enjoy watching this blog hop unfold. 10 people will be really lucky! Enjoy the day. Erin

Karyn B said...

Ohh... Congrats on getting the book into Michael's! My copy is well-thumbed. It's so inspiring (and I shared on my FB)!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Ooh I'd love to take part in this challenge!

Patti Van said...

This looks like a great challenge! I shared on FB! Good luck to all of the everyone!

K Hutchinson said...

Oh what fun! Love your book!

SueBeads said...

I love your book, so I'd love to do this challenge! Thanks for the chance, Heather!

Lupe Meter said...

I would love to have a chance to participate in this fun challenge!! Posted this challenge on my blog! It would make me happy to get one of your Humblebead packets...that would definitely make my day!! 8)

Klassy Joolz said...

Sounds so fun...would love to join in. Been waiting for your book to come in at Michaels were I work...

Posted on FB...

Gail Accinelli said...

Would love to participate in this fun challenge!

Meadowland Designs said...

Oh, lovely!
Thank you for sharing this oppertunity!

I've been wanting to look at the book and just haven't gotten one yet.

I love your beads and I already gather inspiration from pictures!{This would be an awesome birthday gift, I'm a June baby}

Bobbie said...

Ooh, yes, please, I'd like to have a chance as well! What fun this would be...

Skye said...

count me in :) I'm sharing this on my fb right now, and will mention in in my next blog post, as well :)

Sharon said...

I love my copy of your book, it's so beautiful and inspirational. Count me in, and I posted to FB!

Erin Kenny said...

Sounds like scads of fun - Count me in!!!

I just posted it on facebook. :-D

Alicia said...

Oh, I love the idea of a nature theme! Twitted and FBd on my page:

http://www.facebook.com/AllPrettyThingsStudio

Janet Bocciardi said...

This sounds like a really fun challenge to me! I hope I get selected, but if not I'll enjoy seeing what everyone else comes up with.

M said...

Great book! I would love the chance to participate!

M said...

I tweeted!
@MBurnettArt

Off the Beadin' Path said...

I would love to do this! It's on my FB!

Shelby Foxwell said...

Congrats on making it into the big craft stores! I'd love to play along!

Cilla said...

What a great idea~ I would love to play. Please count me in.
Cilla
www.tellyougirlfriends.com

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

I'm so set for this challenge (even if I don't win a coveted set). I've let FB know and I'll blog about it regardless.

Its All About Creating said...

Pretty exciting! Count me in. Big congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to join in. -Marlene

Here Bead Dragons said...

I have a blog and tweeted this. Also put on FB but just to my beaders list.

~cryssT

stacilouise said...

I'd love to play! shared on facebook. my blog is www.stacilouise.blogspot.com

email is staci.louise@hotmail.com

:)

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

well I think it's meant to be, my 11 year wedding anniversary is the 6th of July so I have to win a set ;-)

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

I shared on fb

Cheri said...

I would love to be a part of this challenge,looking forward to being one of the lucky 10.
I have shared it on facebook, my blog, and twitter.

Thank you for this opportunity.
Cheri

Kim Idalski said...

What a fun Contest. Im excited. I would be honored to create a piece of jewelry from your lovely beads. I love your book and cant wait to see which beads they are. If I dont get chosen I look forward to seeing all the photos of the jewelry many talented artists make. Good luck everyone. Hugs, Kimberly @ www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/kimis-jewelry-from-the-heart is where my blog is. :)

Kim Idalski said...

Sorry I forgot to post here is my link to my facebook where I shared and promoted. Hoping alot of my friends join in on the fun on artbeadscene challenges from now on. Tweeted also :)

https://www.facebook.com/#!/kimberly.idalski

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Would love to put my name in the hat for a chance for the blog hop! Posted on FB and will post on my blog tonight! Good luck everyone!

Fire Phoenix said...

Please consider meeeeeee! Tweeted about this too :)

Anonymous said...

You inspire me with your book! i love the sea session, and your jobs is great!

Francesca, Fidenza Italy

http://poppsworld.blogspot.it/

Andra said...

Your book is amazing! I would love to be a part of this challenge. I will post of facebook and my blog this evening. Please random woodland fairies pick me !!

Amy said...

I've never done one before! Sounds like fun, especially the theme. Please?

Amy said...

And I facebooked you from both my name AND The Beadwhisperer!

Islandgirl said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Would love to play!

gelfling50 said...

This sounds like such a fun challenge I would love to be a part of it. I have shared on facebook and I have a blog. Thank you for this fabtabulous opportunity...
Jacqueline Marchant
http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/

Lois Moon said...

What fun! The book is gorgeous as are the beads used throughout.

Klassy Joolz said...

Ooops..I forgot to tell you yesterday that I FaceBooked your Challenge in two places...my FB/wall and Lake Havasu Artist and Crafters Group...

Holly said...

Oh, this would be awesome to participate in! Please include me as a possible! :)

Cece Cormier said...

Sounds great. I'd love to play.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Always up for a challenge, especially one inspired by your book.

Leah Curtis said...

I would love a chance to take part in this. Thanks for the opportunity!

Facebooked
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786953072

MarleneEJ said...

What a wonderful theme! I try to get inspirations from nature and I love the idea of getting a kit to try!

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

Sounds like a fun challenge heather and congratulations! I've shared on facebook and would love to have my name entered to participate.

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

Hi heather! congratulations on the success of your book! wow!

I've shared on facebook!

Unknown said...

This sounds like so much fun. I'd love to be part of the contest!

Amy said...

Wow - would feel VERY lucky indeed to have my name drawn! What a fun idea and I can't wait to check out the book. Tweeting about it shortly! (@amybeads)

GreyCatGlass said...

How fun! I always love seeing how everyone designs things differently!
Maybe this will be the inspiration I he been looking for to start up my blog again!

Cory said...

Would love to participate in this challenge...

CraftyHope said...

I tweeted (@CraftyHope) about this AND posted on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CraftyHopeJewelry)!!

Dyanne said...

I'm interested in the challenge. It's not too late I hope. Count me in. I'm posting it on facebook as well.

Shaiha said...

This sounds sounds like fun! I shared this challenge on facebook

Sherri Stokey said...

I would love to participate! I shared this on my fb page (www.facebook.com/mymicromacrame) and I have a blog to participate in the hop at www.KnotJustMacrame.com

Mary said...

WOW! What a fun challenge, I would love to participate. My blog is www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com and my email is mlgovaar@pacbell.net

JeannieK said...

This is truly inspired. I would love to be apart of this. Good Luck everyone.

JeannieK said...

facebooked in the Polymer Clay Collective group
http://www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2012/05/jewelry-designs-from-nature-challenge.html

Kokopelli said...

Here, here, I want in! Pleaaaaaaase! :-)

Kim said...

I'd love to be a part of this, blog is cianciblue.blogspot.com

Kokopelli said...

I "facebooked" your challenge:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/kokopellidesign2

Cindy Cima said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - I will put my name in the hat!

Laura said...

Would love to participate
Have had the book for a while now and I love it

Sweet Freedom said...

This sounds like fun - I'd love to be included!

Marlene Cupo said...

Have had the book for some time, and it has inspired several items I have done so far. Would love to enter this challenge.

Marlene Cupo said...

Added a post to my FB page.

Valerie Cook said...

I am posting the contest to my Facebook now and it will be my first blog post!! Yay!! I would LOVE to participate in the drawing. Nature themes are perfect for me as I live in the sunshine state, Florida, on the west coast in Tampa. Love the sea theme! Woodlands are great too as I love all kinds of woodland critters! Thanks! My blog will be up as soon as possible at TheCreativityNook.blogspot.com

Kym Hunter Designs said...

This sounds like fun! I've been in a funk and really need some help with inspiration. I would love the opportunity to be part of this challenge!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I just posted on my blog and then shared on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kym-Hunter-Designs/101516946611008

Alice said...

I would love to play along. Please count me in!!!

Alice said...

I just posted this on my FB page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1755927752

Banners Portland said...

Great challenge to be into! Will help you propagate this news!

More power to you!