Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Art Bead Love Tour
Stop #5
Who's next?

Welcome to Stop 5 on the Art Bead Love Tour!  Started by the wonderful creatives over on Love My Art Jewelry as a way to spread the beauty of and love for amazing Art Beads, this amazing work of art is right now gracing my bead table.  The beads in front of me are a true feast for the eyes, and I can't wait for everyone to see what is available on this incredible piece.  It's journey alone is surely as beautiful as the art beads themselves.  I mean, can you just imagine how many people have contributed to this amazing thing?  Not only the bead artisans themselves, but also the stopovers this gorgeous thing has had where different designers and artisans have handled the lovelies and contributed to the ever growing piece of work.  The stories these pieces could tell...  And so, how can you be the next stop on this amazing journey?  It's easy, and details follow.

This is the chain as it left for it's lovely journey...

Here are the pretties as they arrived at my house...

Here are the lovelies I took
And what I gave...plus more ;)
Tropical Girl, Second Surf, Barbara Lewis
Earthenwood, Gaea, StudioJuls
(and I'm sorry these aren't the best pictures...I forgot my camera at my parent's house this weekend!  These are instagrammed...)

And so, now, do you want to be the next stop on the Art Bead Love Tour?

Please read through the post below carefully.

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 the Love My Art Jewelry blog on their own, and give them a chance to share the love of handmade. We chose to use a chain to link beads as a symbol of how this project links us all together~ in our unity to stand behind handmade.
This tour is basically an art bead swap, which will go on and on and on. Here is how it works.

PLEASE.......
....please read the entire post before entering.

The Details:

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. It is so important that the quality of the beads be maintained, so that 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 Tribes Silver beads or others like them). Remember the focus is on creating handmade with handmade and beads/components taken should be replaced with beads/components that are made by an individual not an organization.

2. The winner must have a blog, and will post pictures of what was taken and what was added, in order to keep an account of the chains progress and to keep our followers drooling. Please be sure to give credit to the bead artists as well.

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 being a very long list!

Look where the chain has been……




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 can not 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.

How to Enter:

1. You must have a 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-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). Please note- I am having a small giveaway on my blog for our international friends only!!! So hop over to enter.

6. Check back here on MARCH 13th to see if you’ve won.

7. Good luck and share the love of handmade! Please, if you have any questions, you can email Staci directly at staci.lousie@hotmail.com

21 comments:

Melinda Orr said...

Would love a chance to have it come here!!

Lori Anderson said...

Have really been interested in this since it started. I have a million things I could put on that!

Julie Anne Leggett said...

I've got some beauties in my stash that I could swap onto this necklace. Posting to FB too.

Molly Alexander said...

I would love to have it stop in AZ - put my name in the hat! :)

Diana P. said...

Ok tossing my name in the hat again and crossing all my fingers!

Diana P. said...

Just posted about it on my facebook as well!

Sandra said...

I would love to be the recipient of this one!!!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

I would love to have it come here to Maine! Please toss my name in the hat!

Marianna said...

Fantastic!! I would love to have it come to visit! :)

Marianna said...

I tweet about it!

@stargirljewelry

Marianna said...

I share the link on my fb page!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Holy Bead Fest Batman!!! That is amazing : O ..... ( drooling over here)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Posting to facebook!

Mellisa said...

Still hoping for a chance on this one!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I would love a chance at this!

TesoriTrovati said...

I just love this idea. It is like a circle of love that never ends for art beads. Count me in!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

TesoriTrovati said...

Just added it to my Facebook wall!
I'm with Lori Anderson... I have drawers of beads that never see the light of day and should be passed along to others who will love them and maybe not hoard them as much as I do!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Sue and Danny O'Mullan said...

I would love to see this in person - however, I would have to buy beads from artists to put on this! If it did come here - I would add and not take - perhaps a few for awareness: autism, breast cancer, autism, autism... did I mention autism?

Melissa Cable said...

Would love to throw my name in the hat!!

Barbara said...

MEMEME!!!!!

Melissa Meman said...

I want them!!!

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