Congraulations Power of Beading Contest Winners!
We raised $1,143 for two cancer charities, the American Institute for Cancer Research and The Wellness Community, by selling the instructions for the Awareness Ribbon Pins created by designer Kerrie Slade. Thanks to everyone who helped make our first fundraiser a success! Two lucky readers also won the "Power of Beading" contest by telling us how beading helped them through a challenging time. Winners Christine Riat and Channon Belfry will each receive a handcrafted beaded ribbon pin created and donated by Kerrie Slade. Read the winning contest entries.
New: Pick Your Prize Giveaway
The only thing better than winning a prize is choosing it yourself! If you win the grand prize in this new random drawing, you can choose the prize package you'd prefer: a "Create Jewelry" book set or a DVD workshop set. Four runners-up will get one item (a book or DVD) from the prize package not selected by the grand prize winner.
Prize Package A
"Create Jewelry" book set. You'll receive a complete set of the Create Jewelry series by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett. Each book includes 20 stringing and beadweaving projects, along with history, stories, and tips about the featured bead type (crystals, pearls, stones, and glass).
Prize Package B
BeadFest Workshop DVD set. You'll receive 4 DVD workshops on wire, metal, and mixed-media techniques. Each DVD offers step-by-step instruction for a complete project by a BeadFest instructor:
Four runner-ups will win one item (a book or DVD) from the prize package not selected by the grand prize winner.
You can forward the official entry form to your friends and family. Each additional person who signs up for Beading Daily because of your recommendation gives you another chance to win! This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Last day to enter is October 31, 2008.
Beadwork VI: The Beaded Book Competition
You still have time to enter this international competition! Preliminary entries will be accepted through December 18, 2008. Think favorite characters in literature, inspiring quotes or passages, books that changed your life–anything related to the world of books. The possibilities are endless! Even though I won't be entering, I couldn't resist creating a beaded version of this middle grade mystery book. I had sooo much fun mixing techniques like peyote stitch, square stitch, ladder stitch, and bead embroidery with materials like felt and ribbon. Winners will be featured in Beadwork magazine and at BeadFest Santa Fe and BeadFest Philadelphia in 2009. I can't wait to see what you dream up! View Complete Rules.
And speaking of contests, make sure you reserve your copy of the first issue of Bead Star, filled with winning project designs using stringing and simple wireworking techniques. This issue, which goes on sale in December, will also include the rules for next year's contest. It's never too early to dream!
Michelle Mach shares beading news, contests, reader galleries, and other beady stuff every Monday on Beading Daily. If you have comments or questions for Michelle, please post them on the website.