January 2013: January Gems

Gemstones Projects at Beadaholique

Gemstones Projects at Beadaholique

New in 2013—there will be more time to enter plus TWO winners for each contest!  Read on for all the details.

The theme for our first contest of 2013 is “January Gems”—your piece must feature real gemstones such as turquoise, garnet, jade, agate, jasper, etc. There are so many different types of gemstones to choose from! Gemstones can be in a natural or enhanced state (dyed, heat treated, etc.), but we’re looking for real stones, not simply gemstone colors. Use your favorite and send a photo of your finished piece to us by 4PM PT on Tuesday, February 5th, with your name, title of your piece, email address, gemstone(s) used, country of residence and an optional description of your piece in the body of your email.

We will select our top finalists from the contest entries, all of whom will have their work published in our Beader’s Blog, in the next issue of The Beading Wire and on the Beadaholique Facebook page for public voting. Two winners, one domestic and one international, will each receive a $100 Beadaholique gift certificate and further exposure on our blog and Facebook page! An Editor’s Pick chosen from the remaining finalists will receive a $50 gift certificate.

Rules/How to Enter:

Email us a clear, in focus, well-lit photo of a beading project of your own design which fits our theme and uses one or more products found at Beadaholique. Email one photo, at least 500 px in width or height but no bigger than 1600 px wide and 1600 px tall, to challenge@thebeadingwire.com (do not use this for questions; contact us here) with the following included in your email (make sure you leave in the words tags: january2013):

Subject line: Name of Piece tags: january2013 (Example: Garnet on Fire Necklace tags:january2013)

Body: Very important! In the body of your email, make sure to include the following:

  • full name—required
  • email address—required
  • country of residence—required
  • gemstone(s) used in your piece—required
  • optional: a brief description of your piece

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 5 @ 4PM PT: Last day to submit
  • Wednesday, February 6: Finalists will be posted on our Facebook and notified via email. Public voting starts.
  • Thursday, February 7: Finalists will be featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire sent to the entire Beadaholique email list.
  • Wednesday, February 13 @ 4PM PT: Voting ends. Winners will be notified via email within 2 business days and featured in the next issue of The Beading Wire.

Inspiration Projects

Get inspired by some free Beadaholique project tutorials featuring gemstones. Find even more projects on the Beadaholique website.

The Pasadena Necklace
The Pasadena Necklace
The Impressionist Necklace, Earrings and Ring Set
The Impressionist Necklace, Earrings and Ring Set
A Flair of French Earrings
A Flair of French Earrings
Istanbul Bracelet
Istanbul Bracelet
Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace
Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace
Miranda Earrings
Miranda Earrings
Enchanted Afternoon Bracelet
Enchanted Afternoon Bracelet
Color Panel Necklace
Color Panel Necklace

Other Rules—Updated 11/2012:

One entry per person. If you send more than one entry, you may be disqualified. If your entry does not meet the “Rules/How to Enter” stated above, you may be disqualified. Winner must respond to our email notification within 2 weeks to claim gift certificate. No one person may win more than once every 12 months. By entering, you retain the rights to your original jewelry design but are giving Beadaholique, Inc. permission to use your submitted photo(s) on our websites, newsletter, Facebook, blog and other properties. For consistency and fairness, watermarks and other text or logos will be edited out of photos. We encourage finalists to promote their business, store or website in the comments for their entry. The terms and conditions that apply to all Beadaholique contests and giveaways also apply here.

Tips:

  • Send in a large, clear, and well-lit photo.
  • Try to use natural light to illuminate your photos.
  • Double check to make sure that your full name and email address are included in the body of your email. We continue to receive submissions with no contact information.
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