June 13, 2008

Bead Star - Vote for Me!

Sweet! I entered two designs in the Bead Star competition and they were both selected as finalists. There were over 1500 entries, so I'm so honored and surprised! Please go vote for me and tell your friends to do that same! The winner is the entry with the most votes. Vote here.

The first necklace is in the Designs with Heart category, entry #6. Quite literary this necklace symbolizes how art beads are the key to my heart! This necklace is filled with beads from some of my favorite artists.

The key is from the Venerable Bead, (the top of the key is heart shaped!) there are a few hearts from Gaea, a green girl studio heart that says "Some pursue happiness, others create it." I have a few Elaine Ray beads in there, a ceramic urchin from SeaUchin and some charms and a heart from Mamacita Beadworks. Mixed in with a few humblebead disks, some raku beads and glass spirals, I'd have to go look up the artists, but time is short!

The next one is a summer inspired design with one of my teal urchins, silver shells, pearls with a few wood beads that remind me of drift wood and some beautiful crystals. The clasp is a seaweed bead from Mamacita Beadworks. This entry is #3 in the pearls category.

And something for you to win: if you tell your blog readers about the contest I will enter your name into a drawing for one of my new beads. (They are debuting this weekend!) Leave the link to your post in the comments and that will qualify as your entry. I'll pick a winner next Saturday. Yes, I am completely shameless.

(Update: blog about the contest, you can mention me if you like. That was bad of me!!!)

15 comments:

Fab Fibers said...

http://fabfibers.blogspot.com/
I got you covered girlie!
Congratulations! My fingers are
crossed that you will be the winner. How exciting would that be? Just too....

Elaine said...

Definitely voted for you! It was a no brainer :)

Lorelei said...

I believe you're all winners!
Here is my post!
http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/2008/06/bead-star.html

Jennifer Stumpf said...

aren't we all a hair shameless? it's all in good spirit! best wishes, heather! beautiful designs!
my post: www.jenniferstumpf.blogpsot.com

Emma Todd said...

my voice has been heard, so to speak. what a fun bunch of collections. Of course I think you have this all wrapped up, especially with the urchin necklace it is spectacular! Good luck!

Gaea said...

Yay! I wondered who made these! Now I know! Very nice work! Congrats! Wow, I didn't know there were 1500 entries!

Milly said...

Heather, your necklaces are absolutely stunning! I have voted and blogged -- http://thistlecraft.blogspot.com/2008/06/bead-star-magazine-in-conjunction-with.html

Best wishes!!! Milly

Stef said...

Heather,
Your pieces are stunning. I absolutely love the urchin piece!

LLYYNN said...

Heather, I had mentioned the contest earlier before I knew I had voted for you - does that count? I'm perfectly willing to blog again ... especially when one of your fabulous new beads is at stake.
LLYYNN

heatherwynn said...

oh my!! your submissions are absolutley gorgeous!your sea urchin beads are so wonderfully delicate and I desire to have a huge bowl of them!!!

a huge fan,
heather

Stacey said...

Congrats to you!! :) Your peices are beautiful!!!

roz said...

Good luck, Heather. I cast my vote. Your work is beautiful, I hope you win.

Lori G said...

I voted for you for both of these. I knew the urchin a mile away. :)

Distressing Delilah said...

Love the first necklace!

LLYYNN said...

Heather, here's the link to my post, just in case ...
http://z-llyynn.blogspot.com/2008/06/seeking-finding.html

Good luck, hope you win! Lynn