Thursday, August 2, 2007

ABS Monthly Challenge - August

The theme for August's ABS challenge is a Midsummer Night's Dream. This month there are a few different directions you could go, such as fairies, woodland/forest, celestial or even take your inspiration from Renaissance and Elizabethan period jewelry.

Forlorn lovers, the fairy queen, perfume of flowers in the dark, a mischievous sprite - the magic of a Midsummer night. Read about the play here.

Let your imagination play tricks on you as you conjure up the perfect Midsummer Night jewelry and then post your wonderful entry on our Flickr group.

Our sponsor this month is Green Girl Studios. The prizes will be posted later this week.

The Details: This challenge is open to jewelry-makers, fiber artists, collage artist, etc.

***Beads by themselves DO NOT qualify. Pendants need to be shown on a chain or cord to qualify.

***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. 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. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the qualifying entries on September 1st. Enter as many times as you'd like.

Please label & tag your photos AugustABS. Include a short description, who created the art beads and a link to your blog or website, if you have one.

Good luck and happy creating!
p.s. If you have a blog, post your entry and a link to the ABS challenge to spread the beady goodness!


sheilabythebeach said...

Great idea for a challenge, I'll check back to see the entries!

Unknown said...

Hello! When is the last day to enter and what day will you draw the name please? Thanks!