Thursday, September 6, 2012

September Monthly Challenge Prizes and Sponsors

Our wonderful sponsors for the September Monthly Challenge. 
We will have 2 lucky winners this month.

Erin Praiz-Hintz of Tesori Trovati makes wonderful polymer clay charms, pendants and jewelry.  Her "Simple Truths" pendants combine words and images. Design your own necklace with one of Erin's pendants or beads. Check out her Etsy shop to order yours.

Erin will give the winner a choice of a $50 gift certificate to her Etsy Shop or a 3-month subscription to her Simple Truths Sampler Club (value $54)

 Visit Erin on her websiteblog, etsy, and Facebook.
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Lori Greenberg (the Bead Nerd) creates beautiful lampworked beads. 
Lori's newest works are Micro Mosaics. All Murrini hand pulled by artist and range from smaller than 1mm to almost 4mm. Each bullseye style murinni includes between 3 and 8 layers of glass to achieve color depth. Murinni are kiln fused to a sheet glass base for durability. Some are set in a polymer frame with brass tube brads for decoration and additional hanging options.
Includes wooden easel and magnifying glass just for the heck of it.
Lori is donating the beads shown above worth over $50.

Visit Lori on their websiteblog and Facebook.
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Submit photos of your wonderful creations using one or more Art Beads.
Flora by Guiseppe Archimboldo has with many different elements that can be used for inspiration: flowers, flowers and more flowers!  Also deep shades of red, yellow, deep brown and flesh tones.
We can't wait to see where your creativity takes you with the art for this months challenge! 
Please remember to put SEP ABS in the title or tag of your submission(s).  
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.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Wow, that is what I call motivation! You keep coming up with such amazing artists willing to share the beauty they create. I love Erin's newest designs, and those are spectacular beads by Lori!

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Love the beads they are gorgeous. Love this challenge every month. Its fun to create snd it keeps me motivated. I really enjoy everyones entrys. Its fun to see all the different inctedible creations that one photo can inspire. Excited to see tge new challenge.