Sunday, June 3, 2012

Art Bead Love Tour Giveaway

Here it is, the Art Bead Love Tour Giveaway from Love My Art Jewelry!!!

I can't describe how fun it was to sort through the chain and look at all the goodies. Each time I looked at it I saw something different. Now here's your chance to be the next stop on the Art Bead Love tour. Before you enter, please read all the rules listed below.

Here's what the chain looked like when I received it in the mail.

This is what I took from the chain:

This is what I added to the chain. Lampwork beads are from Joann McCormack, Wendy Rains, Two Sisters, Ikuyo Glass Art, and more that I can't seem to remember. The paper scroll beads are from Gillian McMurray at etsy.

Here's where the chain has been:

Love My Art Jewlery
Lorelei's Blog
Shaihas Ramblings
Jen Judd Rocks
Silver Rose Designs
My Life Under The Bus
Expostfacto Jewelry
Beading Mommy
Alice Dreaming

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 our 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.
Here is how it works.

(Please read the entire post before entering).

We will have a giveaway for this chain (how to enter is explained at the end of the post)
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 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!

For example:

Look where the chain has been……

Love My Art Jewlery
Lorelei's Blog
Shaihas Ramblings
Jen Judd Rocks
Silver Rose Designs
My Life Under The Bus
Expostfacto Jewelry
Beading Mommy
Alice Dreaming

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.

OK- 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).

6. Check back here on Thursday, June 17th to see if you’ve won.

7. Good luck and share the love of handmade!Please, if you have any questions, you can email me directly at


TesoriTrovati said...

It has been delightful to see where the chain has been and what has been added and taken away. I will throw my hat in the ring again. I have trays and trays of art beads (and my very first enameled beads this weekend!) that could be a part of it all! Enjoy the day. Erin

Cindy said...

Alice, what absolutely amazing charms and beads on this chain. I'd love a chance to play along too. Thanks for sharing. :-)

jessememan said...

Alice...I want this chain!!!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Hi Alice! I'd love to place my name in the hat! It's been fun seeing where the chain goes and what' taken and added. I, like Erin, have many an art bead in my stash!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

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Gail Accinelli said...

Love to me part of this chain. Beautiful beads.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful beads and what a great idea, can't wait to see what you create

Pretty Things said...

I would LOVE to get in on this!

Mimi Gardner said...

What a beautiful way to share a love of art beads! I would be absolutely thrilled to be the next recipient. :)