Saturday, December 29, 2012

Art Bead Love Tour - Your Chance to Win!!

Are you ready to be the next stop on the Art Bead Love Tour and hold this beautiful chain in your own two hands?!?! Here's your chance! Please be sure to read all the way through, it's long but you must be able to comply with all of the rules. 

I received the chain last week just before we left for northern Maine to visit our daughter for a long weekend right before Christmas. I forgot to take a picture of the chain when I received it. This is what it looked like this morning after I had removed my choices from it:
Here are the pieces I selected along with the pieces I'm adding back to the chain (the pieces I removed are to the left and the pieces I'm replacing them with are just to the right and below):

an SLK bezel clasp with sea glass chips in ICE Resin, by me
a  handpainted, stained glass snowflake charm, by me
a Green Girl Studios pewter butterfly pendant
an intricate lampwork bead by Juli Wong of Ugli Beads
a beautiful lampworked amphora vessel pendant (I can't find the card for this, I had it last night. I'll update the artist name as soon as I find it.)
a handpainted, stained glass cardinal connector, by me
a pair or lampworked beads by Adriana Sauceda
2 pairs of ceramic beads by Andi Woods-Fasimpaur
I've also added a few extras:
A resin bead with a handpainted zinnia by me, a lampwork bead by Corina Tettinger, drilled sea glass chips by me, a ceramic button by Beadfreaky, and an enameled metal bead by Keri Lee Sereika

 A huge thank you to all who've had the chain previously and have added such beautiful, handcrafted art beads to to keep this train steaming on!
Here's the Scoop:The Art Bead Love Tour is an ongoing project to spread the love of handmade to new and exciting places.  It's a way to reach people who may have never stumbled upon your blog on their own, and give them a chance to share the love of handmade.  A chain was chosen to link beads as a symbol of how this project links us all together ~ in our unity to stand behind handmade.
The winner of the chain will be allowed to take up to 30 beads from this chain. They will then replace each bead they took with another handmade bead, charm or pendant of equal quality.  (So remember-----You're not winning the ENTIRE CHAIN---just a chance to take some beads from it!)
It is so important that the quality of the beads be maintained, so we can keep the Art Bead Love Tour alive.  We want to share consistent quality with the next winner.  If you make your own handmade beads or components, it's a great way to get your beads into the world for people to try them out, or, if you hoard collect art beads it's a great way to share your collection and get some new additions as well.

Art Beads should be handmade by an artist, and not mass produced,
such as Hill Tribe Silver beads or others like them.
Remember, the focus is on replacing handmade with handmade, and beads/components taken should be replaced with beads/components that are made by an individual artist - not an organization.

Here's where the chain has been:
Genea Beads
Keepsakes by Kristi
baubles, beads, & other curiosities
Artfully Ornamental - you are here!

HOW IT WORKS:  (Please read the entire post before entering!)
1. The winner of the chain will be allowed to take up to 30 beads from this chain.  They will then replace each bead they took with another handmade bead, charm, or pendant of equal quality.

2. The winner will post pictures of what was taken and what was added, in order to keep an account of the chain's progress and to keep our followers drooling.  Please be sure to give credit to the bead artists as well (if you know them).

3. The winner will then have a giveaway, just like this one, to keep passing the chain on and on.  Rules can be copied and pasted from here.

4. When you repost your giveaway (remember you can copy and paste from here) - a list should be added to show where the chain has gone, with links to each previous blog.  Ultimately, this will end up a very long list!

5. Chain must be shipped to its new home via Priority Small Flat Rate box with delivery confirmation. Please package it carefully.

6. There will be a button on the Love My Art Jewelry website that links to the current blog and giveaway, so if you have the chain it will link to your blog.  That way our followers can have another chance to win it!

7. You MUST exchange your beads and have your giveaway completed within two weeks of receiving the chain.

Please, please, please, if you cannot adhere to the above rules, do not
enter the giveaway at this time. It will go on and on and you can always
 enter at a later date.  There will be a button on the side bar of our blog
so that you can track where the chain currently is.


1. You must have an active blog to enter.

2. Leave a comment below.  Make sure your email is linked to your blog or leave it in the comment.  Entries without emails will not qualify.

3. Share on Facebook, Twitter or your blog for extra chances to win.  Leave a comment for each way you share, with a link if possible.

4. Winner will pay shipping and will be billed through PayPal.  Package to be shipped via small priority flat rate box with delivery confirmation, $6.00.

5. Open only to our readers in the United States due to problems with tracking and shipping overseas (sorry).


  1. Mentioned the contest on my FB page:

  2. Tweeted about the ABLC tour:

  3. Blogged about the contest:

  4. Maybe I will get a chance at the chain sometime in the upcoming New Year :)

  5. I would so love to win a chance at this!

  6. I would like a chance at the art bead love tour.
    Inge von Roos

  7. I tweeted about it.

  8. I posted about it on Facebook Bead Soup Cafe.

  9. Yay! I see you nabbed up some of my lampwork beads! Enjoy! xo Genea


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