I plan on holding a contest 3-4 times a year. Each contest will have a different theme. For this first contest I have partnered up with Mustache Destash. She has created really cute clay beads that are inspired by the upcoming Spring season. In order to enter the contest you must have the kit. Each person is required to use the beads within the kit so that is why I had to partner with a supply shop. In order to supply the kits for the contest. Not every contest will be held like this, but in this particular one I wanted to see how many variations can be designed using the same beads. Since there are many different techniques, and materials I think this could be very interesting. You are not limited to using ONLY these beads, you can add to the kit and use wire if you do wire wrapping, or thread to do beadweaving etc. But the kit is the base for your designs.
You can buy the kits here:
Please look for the listing with the Name: DIY Spring Bead Kit - Handmade Polymer Clay Beads
Here are a few pictures of what the beads look like:
As you can see there are some beautiful Spring colors, and a variety of shapes... leaves, birds, flowers... so much fun!
You can see all of the details about the contest and the Prize lists on my website here:
Once you receive your kit, start creating. Make sure to take really good pictures of your creation and then send them to me. As I receive submissions I will place them up on that page of my website. April is our goal to have all submissions, so you should have 2-3 weeks to create a beautiful piece.
Then start spreading the word to all of your friends, family, twitter, facebook etc. because I will place voting buttons below your piece for them to vote. I will be offering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
PLUS the Winner will be our 1st/original title holder of Trinkets Winning Designer!
I hope to hear feedback from you all. Let me know your thoughts, ideas... and progress you are making.