Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Art Bead Love Tour is on the Move

I felt so lucky to have the pleasure to be the winner of the last Art Bead Love Tour Chain of beautiful beads made by many talented artists!  Here is a picture of the chain as I received it!

Now it is your turn!!  Wouldn't it be great to receive this awesome chain of heaven!  Please read the guidelines below and leave a comment with contact information to enter!

The new winner will be drawn NEXT WEDNESDAY, November  28!  Please share with others!

Here are the beads I grabbed!
and I few I am not sure about....
Here are the beads I am placing on the chain!
Ladybug by Golem
Fluer de lis by Clay Designs by Glee
Wood tiles by Skyejewels
Violet Earring Pair by MarshaNealStudio
Blue Button by LisaPetersArt
Shell Bead and Star Charm by SpiritedEarth
Denim Flower by Extra by RoundRabbit
Clay Flower by Marlasmud
Metal Patina in the middle are made by me  :)

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.

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're NOT winning the ENTIRE CHAIN---Just a chance to take some beads from it.)

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 Tribe 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 indivdual artist not an organization.

Here's where the chain has been:

Genea Beads        

Keepsakes by Kristi

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 chain's 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 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.

Here's How to Enter:

1. You must have an active 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).

Best of luck to you all!


  1. Oh my Gosh you lucky girl! Love your selections and love what you added. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks :)

  2. I am determined to follow this chain in the hope that it will get to me.

  3. Added your post to my blog:

  4. I also Tweeted about your giveaway:

  5. Ooooooo...what decisions to be made if I could only win!! :) Beautiful take-aways and additions, Kristi. I will post and share this weekend for more entries!

  6. Just stopping by to say congrats on your win and it looks like you put on some lovelies for the next person! I'm obviously not entering since I just had the chain before Genea! You selected great beads...wasn't it hard?!

  7. Yay! I am so excited you won the chain Kristi! You picked out some great goodies! I'm so excited for the next winner! xo Genea

  8. Posted on my business page:

    Thanks for another chance to win!! :)

  9. Finally had a chance to blog about it as well! :)

    Fingers crossed!!