I am really excited to share with you that my design, “Two Part Harmony”, was selected as a finalist for the for the metals category of Bead Star. This piece was originally created as a class sample to show an interesting way to incorporate jumprings into design. After I finished the class, I found myself wearing it frequently. When one of those just-for-demonstration pieces ends up in my jewelry rotation, I know I’ve got something interesting.
Beading Daily in conjunction with Step by Step Beads put out a call for simple designs in eight different categories. They narrow the field of entries to 20 finalists in each category and then you get to vote. The top 5 in each category are published – in a special edition magazine called Bead Star.
Want to see instructions for these wonderful designs? You need to VOTE for your favorites.
Get a preview of some of the other Bead Star finalists at Humblebeads blog. Humblebeads proprietor, Heather Powers, had more than one entry published in the 2008 issue of Bead Star. She not only blogs for her business, Humblebeads; she also writes for Art Bead Scene a blog “celebrating art beads and inspiring those who use them”. The Art Bead Scene contributors provide lots of ideas for unique beads to use in your special designs. The also host a monthly challenge (pssssst… with prizes!); a good way to sharpen up your design skills for next year’s Bead Star.
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