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December Monthly Challenge Sponsors + Prizes

Need two great reasons to participate in this month’s challenge? These two prizes should get your creative gears turning. We’ll pick two winners this month from all the qualifying entries. Winners are chosen randomly from all the entries. Everyone has a chance to win – as long as you enter!


Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery creates handmade jewelry, jewelry components and unique art at his studio in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.


“We are a creative space that’s one part bead store, one part jewelry boutique, one part fine art gallery, and one part gift shop. The aim of Allegory Gallery is to promote artisan craftspeople, inspire the community to explore their creativity, and act as a focal point for classes and arts education in the area.”


Andrew is donating an assortment pictured above valued over $50: Leather, Vintage Plastic, Fire Polished Czech Glass, 6mm Bicone Pressed Glass, 5mm Faceted Rondelle Czech Glass, Lillypilly Pendant, Andrew Thornton Pendant, Prehnite Chips, and Brecciated Jasper Chips. We are thrilled to have Allegory Gallery partnering with us again this month. We love supporting local bead shop owners who celebrate art beads!


Visit Andrew on FacebookEtsyTwitterInstagramAndrew’s Blog and Allegory Blog.


Our second sponsor is Art Bead Scene Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions In Clay.  Tari creates handmade Ceramic buttons, beads, and jewelry in her Liberty Township, Ohio studio.


Tari is donating all the Palette Ornament and 6 Tie Dye Beads shown above valued over $50.


You can find Tari’s work at and Facebook.


Have fun with this month’s challenge, we can’t wait to see what your beautiful creations!