Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February Monthly Challenge Sponsors + Prizes

Our Wonderful sponsors for the February Challenge.
We will have 3 Lucky Winners this Month!
Earth Butter Beads

Desiree Malan of Earth Butter Beads founded her business as a means of providing part-time employment for single mothers from impoverished communities in the surrounding rural areas of South Africa's Cape Province. What started out as a one woman operation has become has become a thriving micro-business. She offers a range of hand-made, artisanal beads which are used as accessories for home-crafters and by professional jewelry designers throughout the country and around the world.

Desiree is donating earthy Pitfired Beads valued at $50.

Visit Desiree at her Etsy Shop Beads, Etsy Shop StudioWebsite, and Facebook.
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Handmade lampwork bead by Lesley Silver of Beadsashore

Anna Weller of Big Bead Little Bead operates, along with her husband, an online bead and jewelry supply shop.  They feature both Artist Made and Vintage Beads. Buying online can be challenging at times, not having the tactile experience, using their photography backgrounds each piece is beautifully photographed. 
Making you happy makes them happy!

Anna is donating a $50 gift certificate.

Visit Anna at her Google+WebsiteTwitterPinterest and Facebook.
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Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood Studio is inspired by both the natural world and the urban industrial landscape,  mixing imagery from both, adding a bit of playfulness and humor to create casual yet meaningful jewelry. Melanie uses porcelain and earthenware to create her wonderful Beads, Pendants and Jewelry Components. 
Create your own story using these fantastic Ceramic pieces!

Melanie is donating Ceramic Jewelry Components valued at $50 .

Visit Melanie at her Website, Etsy and Facebook.
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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.

Amapolos by Edward Julius Detmold has many different elements that can be used for inspiration: Poppies, flowers, Butterflies, foliage, nature, colors of red, coral, pinks and green.
We can't wait to see where your creativity takes you with the art for this months challenge! 
**IMPORTANT** Please remember to put FEB 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.***

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