Some people may turn up their nose at vintage acrylic and Lucite beads, but you don't know what you're missing!!!!
First, the difference between Lucite and acrylic. Lucite is carved from a rod of Lucite and has no seams. Acrylic is pressed in a mold like some glasses and therefore DOES have a seam.
So many people think vintage is all about rhinestones and things like that. Don't get me wrong, I love that, but these beads are accessible and wearable and COOL.
I'm thrilled to bring to you a new Cup of Bead Soup with Bead Happily Ever After. Crystal graciously donated five identical kits (each worth $28, but she's GIVING them to us) -- one for me and four for you -- to make magic with!
Here's how to enter!
1. Comment on this blog with a way to contact you if you would like to participate.
Sign ups are September 19-23.
2. Be willing to pay 1st class postage to you (this is a light package).
3. YES it's open to international people!
4. Post your creation(s) on
Saturday, November 10th!
Here's a blog button for you! Just link it back to my blog.
Bead Happily Ever After specializes in Vintage Beads, Lucite, Glass, Faceted Crystals, and Cameos - along with a lovely assortment of Vintage Findings, many of which feature Swarovski Rhinestones.
Crystal is a beader, too! She uses her experience and her passion for vintage components to select the treasures you will find in her shop: http://www.
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!