Saturday, May 12, 2012

Voting Is Open!

Bead Star is a jewelry design contest that consists of 7 main categories: Ceramics, Crystals, Plastics, Glass, Metals, Pearls and Stones. Members of the Beading Daily community can enter 1 jewelry design per category. 20 finalists are then selected from each category to be voted on by other Beading Daily members. Voting is open from now til May 28th. It's free to join and you can vote for all your favorite designs. Come on and vote!

 I'm lucky enough to have 5 jewelry pieces in the Bead Star 2012 contest! I'm very excited about that because this contest has eluded me for years. I'm thrilled to finally be apart of it for the first time this year. So, without further ado, here are my entries:

Ceramics Category

 Spice Of Life
Colorful ceramic beads by artist Kieth O'Connor are hand-knotted on Irish waxed linen cord. Hill Tribe silver spiral charms dance between the beads on this cheery bracelet! A knotted loop and silver Greek ceramic bead make the perfect closure.

Crystals Category

Onyx and Gold
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These are sparkly! Golden crystals and faceted onyx rounds are hand-knotted on black silk cord in these party-worthy earrings!

Plastics Category

Bohemian Bracelet
Plastic never looked so good! A double row of faux "turquoise" beads have been hand-knotted on amethyst silk beading cord. An artisan-made copper washer by Miss Fickle Media is the focal piece.

Metals Category

The Glamorous Life
Chic earrings perfect for a night out on the town! Rows of copper, silver and gold faceted cubes are woven together with copper wire. Tassels of suede lace finish these stylish earrings.

Pearls Category

Fringy Pearls
These fun, fringe earrings use cord crimp ends in a unique way. Fresh-water pearls in silvery grey and copper dangle from loops of leather cord. Classy and hip!

Thank you for taking the time to vote.


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  2. Hi Erin,
    All of your pieces are beautiful and would appeal women of all ages. Best wishes to you in this compitition.

  3. Congratulations, Erin! Your pieces deserved to be included. They are all wonderful. And I also wanted to thank you for your post about the Bead Star design contest and encouragement to enter. I entered several categories and have a pair of earrings in the Crystal section. Wow!
    Bling! Bling!

    Best of luck!

  4. Congratulations Erin! That is so cool to have 5 pieces in the running. I am definitely going to vote! I have got to start paying attention to magazine entries and make some submissions! You have really inspired me. Your pieces are awesome. LOVE LOVE Fringy pearls!



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