Friday, April 3, 2015

April Monthly Challenge Sponsor + Prizes

Our Wonderful sponsors for the March Challenge.
We will have 3 Lucky Winners this Month!
BeadSwede Studios

Kristen Varian of BeadSwede Studios makes enameled bracelet bars, clasps, beads and other jewelry components. Kristen is a self taught enamalist after being gifted a kiln and enamel powder. 

Kristen's newest adventure is fused glass pendants.
BeadSwede Studios is located in Brandon, Vermont.

Kristen is donating a $50 Gift Certificate.

Visit Kristen at her WebsiteEtsy and Artisan Bead Marketplace.
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Elaine Robitaille of Too Aquarius makes polymer clay beads using flora&fauna as her inspiration. Working almost exclusively in millefiori and canework to create her beautiful beads, Elaines bead obsession started in high school.
Too Aquarius is located in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

Elaine is donating a $50 gift certificate.

Visit Elaine her at Website, Etsy, TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
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Natalie Pappas of NKP Designs makes handmade ceramic beads and jewelry components. Natalie took ceramics in high school, after 20 years of asking for a wheel and kiln for her birthday her dad came through with the best gift!
Natalie newest ventures include ceramic whistles and metal components.
NKP Designs is located in Haltom City, Texas.

Natalie is donating a $50 in Artisan Beads.

Visit Natalie at her at Website, Blog, Flickr, FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Etsy.
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Submit photos of your wonderful Jewelry creations using one or more Art Beads here.
Submit photos of your wonderful Bead creations here.

Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo has many different elements that can be used for inspiration: faces, self portraits, animals, trees, foliage, symbolism, shades of green & yellow and black&white.
We can't wait to see where your creativity takes you with the art for this months challenge! 
**IMPORTANT** Please remember to put APR ABS in the title or tag of your submission(s).  Pinterest doesn't keep Pins in the order they are posted.
Provide us with the artist of the Art Beads used and we always love to know all the materials you used. 
***Art Beads MUST be used in your entry.***

1 comment:

Katherine Thompson said...

what fabulous bead artists out are giving us this month!