Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Art Bead Love Tour -- your chance to play!

Have you heard of the Art Bead Love Tour?????


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 your blog on their own, and give them a chance to share the love of handmade. A chain was chosen to link beads as a symbol of how this project links us all together~ in our unity to stand behind handmade.


Here is how the chain looked when I got it:

 
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.


(So remember -- you are not winning the ENTIRE chain -- just a chance to take some beads from it.)


 Here's what I took from the chain (with the help of Zack):



And the details:




I'm not 100% sure of who made what -- I recognize Golem Studio, CC Lampwork, Juls Cannon, -- but if you can help me with the rest, that would ROCK!



Here's what I put back on it:




There are beads from Kylie Perry, Erin Prais-Hintz, Elaine Ray, Heather Powers, Barbara Bechtel, Golem Studio, and even a few of my own lampwork beads.  The rest, I am not entirely sure whose they are as I'm not always the best at labeling things!



I know there's a lot to read, but it's really important!!!!


It is so important that the quality of the beads be maintained, so 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.


Here's where the chain has been:


and now me.


Here's how it works.

(Please read the entire post before entering).


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.


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 (if you know them).


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!



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.



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).




The sign ups are now closed!




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Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.


Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!
 



67 comments:

  1. toss my name in the hat!

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  2. How exciting!

    shealwayslovedpink.blogspot.com

    Pamela Gangler

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  3. I would so love to win the opportunity to add some of my own handmade pieces to this chain!

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  4. Ooohhhhh..... this looks fabulous. I would love to have a chance to participate. My blog is at www.getyourbeadon.com , email is getyourbeadon@nc.rr.com .

    I've got a load of handmade beads and also make enamel and metal beads myself.

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  5. I would definitely be interested in this swap! I will start posting about this now.

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  6. You picked some really great ones. I love the fox (because we kind of get all gaga over fox things because of our horse foxxy). I know you'll make some wonderful things out of them. Much fun!

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  7. Okay let me try this again, I tried to comment. I saw this last year and wanted to participate.. This is such a great idea!! My blog is www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com and my email is mlgovaar@pacbell.net.

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  8. Love what you added!! Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to have this head my way! My3ande@gmail.com

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  9. Facebooked!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moobie-Grace-Designs-Eclectically-You/149307075083368

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  10. Love it!!! Would love a chance to play with this gorgeous chain of art beads! amyallworth@gmail.com

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  11. And blogged!!! http://moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-will-be-next-stop-on-art-bead-love.html

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  12. Oh lala I would love for my name to be drawn!! Nice choices Lori!

    www.shlleygrahamturner.blogspot.com

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  13. Lori, I'd L-O-V-E to win a chance to play and join in on the fun!!!! I have read & agree to all the rules and have my fingers crossed. :) Thanks for finding, sharing & hosting all these neat events!!!

    XO
    Dhea / javabead
    http://javabead.blogspot.com/

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  14. OK, now I think this is a great idea!! How fun!!! Thanks for sharing & I'll be crossing my fingers to be the winner :)

    Jenniferjewelsandjunk@gmail.com

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  15. Oh Lori, that is the most beautiful collection of art beads that I have ever seen in one place. I would be thrilled to participate!

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  16. Oh Lori, that is the most beautiful and amazing collection of art beads that I have ever seen in one place before. I would be thrilled to participate!

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  17. I would love a chance to participate. My blog is at
    Http:://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

    I am giving away Marsha Neal Studio silk ribbons on it so if you are interested, please visit and comment on my blog.

    Baymoondesign@gmail.com

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  18. I posted on my Facebook at
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Moon-Design/172111888343

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  19. This is such a wonderful concept! I love the beads you took... AND replaced!

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  20. This sounds like so much fun! I do hoard artisan beads, and I think this would be a great way to try new ones and share ones that I have.
    edoandgreeb@msn.com
    my blog: http://www.devinedesignsjewelry.blogspot.com

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  21. O.k., I just shared on my FB page @ Devine Designs Jewelry, and posted it over @ SRAJD members page too.

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  22. Oh, I would so love to win this! So many gorgeous things to play with. I love what you took and what you put back in both! So all I can say is PICK ME, please! heehee.

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  23. I want to enter!! I create my own ceramic focal beads and so love all types of beads. Enter me Please!!!

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  24. I want to enter!! I create my own ceramic focal beads and so love all types of beads. Enter me Please!!!

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  25. So totally excited about this! I posted on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mixedmayhem/status/224301889288810498) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mixedmayhemstudios).

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  26. So many fabulous choices - I would love a chance!!

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  27. Wow! Lovely beads I would love to have a chance to win. Will also share this on my twitter account.
    Cheers!
    https://twitter.com/#!/

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  28. I shared on my FB page:https://www.facebook.com/#!/renetha.stanziano
    I shared on my blog: lamplightcrafts@blogspot.com
    I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MomLovesJazz/status/224273726173220864

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  29. What a great idea. How fantastic it would be to hold the creative works of so many artists in your hands! I would love to join in the fun, Lori!

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  30. Oh ya, so glad to be on the trail of this amazing chain again. I'd sure love to win, not only to ravage it and take some wonderful handmade from it but to add to it as well and send it on it's way. kristibowmandesign@yahoo.com

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  31. Just put it on my FB Biz page which also Tweets it!

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  32. Well I am guessing we should start one for International people to play too.I am wondering how many would play.Yes I know it is harder to track etc but the mail does get through. Love and Hugs Tanya

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  33. Would love a chance!

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  34. I would LOVE to be picked , I have some gourgous beads to be added

    Ivygodess0106@yahoo.com

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  35. Oh also posted on my blog wich is linked to this page and on FB page www.facebook.com/lindahaskellflorian

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  36. What fun! I've seen a couple of these progressive type things, but this one is really neat.

    Of the beads you chose, the black and white polymer clay one with the spiral cuts is made by Dee Wilder (aka malodora). I have a few of those in my collection, and I made a bead crochet lariat that featured some of them -- they're lathe turned, which is what gives them that fabulous shape.

    :-)
    MaryLou
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/time2cre8
    louluvsvb@yahoo.com

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  37. I already won so don't put me on the list! The rose is from Lutka and Co! Congrats!!!

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  38. Sounds like a blast, count me in!
    https://www.facebook.com/EliseThomasDesigns

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  39. And Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/ethomasdesigns

    Here's my blog:
    http://glassedges.wordpress.com/

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  40. Oh, I would love the chance to hold that chain in my hands! Please count me in!!

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  41. This would help me thin my growing stash. Oh, but I'd be keeping the same amount. ~sigh~

    What the heck, throw my name in the hat.

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  42. sounds like fun!

    Charlie at Clay-space dot com

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  43. I'd love to have a chance to google over all the goodies, add a few and keep a few. Hopefully the tour can take a pit stop at my house:)

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  44. Blogged about it (finally)! http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com/2012/07/art-bead-love-tour-continues.html

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  45. How fun! Count me in :)
    -Cris
    crispart@yahoo.com

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  46. Posted to facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lori.bowringmichaud

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  47. Glad I found the tour again, I had lost the trail for a while :) Just like everyone else, crossing my fingers for a shot at it!

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  48. I've been following along with the Art Bead Love Tour and have been wishing I could participate but I'm in Canada, not the U.S. I wonder if we could get something like this going here for Canadian bead artists?

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  49. I'd LOVE a chance to fondle the art beads:)

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  50. I was so excited until I realised it was not open to internationals - but I am grateful for the post as I think I might start something up like this on our Artisan Beaders of Australia blog. cheers Tania

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  51. Oooh I'd love to win!

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  52. Ooh, what a fun event! I would love to get a chance to play! :-)

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  53. Ooh, what a fun event! I would love to get a chance to play! :-)

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  54. This is fantastic! Count me in!

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  55. I tweeted about it with a link to this post :)
    @stargirljewelry

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  56. Posted on FB!

    https://www.facebook.com/FireflyMyst

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  57. Hi Lori,

    Your blog post is my morning thrill - wow! I was so pleasantly surprised to see that in the picture of the beads you are removing, I made the blue almond shaped bead and I see you are adding one of my bezel pendants to the lot. Thanks so much for sharing your photos - again I am so thrilled to be involved in this way. - Elaine Ray

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  58. Add me to the chain, Laura Guenther
    lkguen@comcast.net
    blueantiquities@blogspot.com

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  59. I am soooo in! :) How fun to be able to choose from all those beautiful beads, and replace them with ones from some of my favorite artists. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  60. Also shared on my facebook page!
    http://facebook.com/OtherCuriosities

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  61. My blog is sharing too!
    http://OtherCuriosities.blogspot.com

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  62. Ooh! What a lovely chain of beautiful beads! I'd love a chance to get my hands on it. :D What a difficult decision it would be!

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  63. I'd love to have a go at this. It sounds really fun! And I see lots of yummy things on there. My info is in my profile. Thanks, Lori.

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