Thursday, June 12, 2008

GIVEAWAY!!! and BEAD STAR Finals

Okay, okay, edited a THIRD TIME. This is it, though! Really!

Okay, for anyone who visited earlier today, I have edited this post a little TWICE. Here's the revised and now final version:

Well, I just found out that I have made the finals of the BEAD STAR Competition. I don't know if any of you have heard about this, but Interweave Press has decided to hold a jewelry design competition called BEAD STAR. There were apparently 1,500 eligible entries and out of these, 180 (20 each in 9 categories) have been selected for the finals. Now, voting is open to anyone with web access until June 18th. The top 5 highest vote-getters (1st, 2d, 3d and 2 Honorable Mentions) in each category will be published in the BEAD STAR annual magazine in December. I'm not sure yet whether I'm allowed to post a photo of my piece - if I get the okay, I'll put a photo up later. The piece is No. 17 in the pearls category. Please go here to see the piece. Of course, I would love your vote, too.

I thought it might be fun to hold a little contest of my own in conjunction with this one, and it's been ages since I held a giveaway. So, here it is : I am giving away the koi pendant above on June 19th. To enter, send me an email at strandsofbeads [at] yahoo.com (with the usual "@" replacing the "[at]"). (By the way, I will not do anything nefarious with any email addresses such as spamming, selling them or whatever - I don't even intend to keep the addresses, except for the winner's address, past the giveaway deadline.) I will pick a winner by random drawing from all of the entries I receive on the 19th. My one request is that whoever wins the bead send me a photo of what they do with it (whenever that may be), even if it's just to string it on a chain. Good luck!

Oh, and if you want to see what art beads I bought at the Bead & Button Show, please head over to my post at Art Bead Scene.

Thanks! Have a great day.

10 comments:

erinberry said...

Beautiful piece!

Jean said...

whoo hoo--I love that bead and I love giveaways!

Congratulations, Melissa--I saw the entries and they were all outstanding! I love that you are in the running ! Hooray for Melissa! WTG!

Christina said...

Congratulations on being selected for the competition!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thank you, all!

Heather Powers said...

great job melissa! you can post a photo of your entry.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Heather!

Gladys said...

Many congratulations Melissa,your piece is just beautiful. Have just posted my vote and I hope that you win.

Galeana said...

I love it! I hope you win in the pearls competition!

Barbe Saint John aka Saints & Sinners® said...

OH I LOVE that bead too! too bad, I'm so slow in the reading of blogs
POOH!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Barbe, Thanks for visiting! Don't worry, there will be other koi opportunities in the future!