Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jewelry Contests

Here are some upcoming contests - stretch those creative muscles, create something show-stopping and see what happens!

Rings & Things' Your Design Rocks Contest - Deadline February 28th

Bead Star - Deadline April 1st

Bead Dream Contest - Deadline April 4th

Halstead Grant - Deadline June 6th - Check out the awesome hints & tips for businesses that sell handmade jewelry.

And since most of these contests are based on the photos you send in, here are some articles on taking better photos.  You might also consider hiring a photographer who specializes in taking photos for juried shows and competitions.  If you are planning on selling at larger shows, this is a great investment.

Photography Guide Etsy
Photo Tips from the Crafts Report


ClickNCamera said...

Perfect, thanks for the photo links, I can use the help when photographing jewelry for my blog!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, who made the necklace? I really like the focal bead x

Heather Powers said...

Thanks Fire Phoenix - I made that one. It won 3rd place in the stones category in Bead Star a few years ago.

Third Eye Gypsy said...

Thanks for the heads up on this, Heather! This necklace is GORGEOUS! I can't believe you only got 3rd place! It's definitely 1st in my opinion ;)

Shel said...

Thanks for including all the links - great necklace!

Yvette Estime said...

Bead Dreams has changed its submission deadline to March 6th 2012!!