ABS’ Monthly Challenge – January

January’s theme is Ice Storm.

Pull out the glass, crystals and silver or perhaps a collection of snowy branch beads. Explore your imagination and your bead stash as you interpret this theme to fit your artistic temperament.

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

***Beads by themselves DO NOT qualify.

***Please add the tag or title JanABS to your photos .Include a short description, who created the art beads and a link to your blog or website, if you have one.

***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, and click here for a tutorial for sending your picture to the group.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.

Your entry MUST be tagged with JanABS to be accepted into the gallery.Participants can not win two months in a row, but are encouraged to still play along!

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

Good luck and happy creating! Visit us tomorrow for the scoop on this month’s prizes and sponsor!

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

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2 Comment

  1. Elaine
    January 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm


    Fabulous inspiration picture at this link — the Daily Dose of Imagery Blog.

    Elaine Luther

  2. Donna
    January 15, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for the challenge! This is my first time. I heard of you from Katie Hacker’s blog.

    Donna from http://www.sewandso.etsy.com

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