From the category archives:


Artbeads is having a Design Contest!

by Joy Masters on November 16, 2010

I didn’t give you much warning on this one, but I bet you already knew about it., one of my favorite websites of all time, is having a design contest based on what inspires you. So, what inspires you? Color? Family? Gummi bears?

Enter by Monday November 22. Voting starts the next day and the winners will be announced Wednesday December 8.


Holy Moly!

by Joy Masters on May 31, 2010

I am so excited!! Check out Rings & Things Your Designs Rock Contest Results.

This one might go to my head. I may have problems walking through narrow doorways with my big head. If you see me stuck somewhere, will you please push me through? As gentle a kick as possible, please.

Here is “Mine!”


The Big Reveal!

May 12, 2010

Use the Muse IV has been revealed! I really like this one. It’s reminds me of Morocco. Or at least what I think of when I think of Morocco, not having ever been there. I hope to get there someday. Until then, here is Use the Muse IV! As usual, there are some very cool entries. Check […]

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Spotlight on…

May 5, 2010

Check it out! I am most honored to be Soft Flex Company’s Spotlight on Designer for May!!! This is because YOU voted for me awhile back for their Flex Your Creativity Contest. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! SPOTLIGHT ON … DESIGNER May 2010

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Sneak Peak – Use The Muse… IV!!!

April 11, 2010

Of course I can’t let you see the actual Muse. If I did, the police would come to my apartment, throw me in their squad car (I imagine Steve Guttenberg driving, a la Police Academy) and take me to jail. I don’t like doctor’s office waiting rooms, generally, so I have a strong suspicion that […]

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Do you love a Shopping Spree?

March 2, 2010

Right. Who doesn’t? Artbeads is having their 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes . You can enter to win a $1000 shopping spree! Weeeeee!!! Click on the link and enter – now! Seriously, go now. It ends this Thursday, March 14 at 11:59PM (PST). That’s almost 3am for you Eastcoasters. Why wait? I am already dreaming of what I would buy… shiny things…

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Use The Muse IV!

February 18, 2010

For the fourth installment of Use the Muse, Scarlett Lanson from The Beader’s Muse has chosen a very interesting and inspiring palette. There are new categories for those of us who have no clue how needles and beads can possibly work together (or how needles work in general, unless it is to messily and aggressively sew a […]

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A contest sneakety-peak

February 2, 2010

Yep. Rings & Things 2010 “Your Designs Rock” contest is at it’s half way-ish mark. The final deadline is February 28, but if you submit your entry by February5, you are entered in an Early Bird drawing. Oh, yes. There is more! If this is your first time entering Rings & Things design contest you are also […]

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Stringing Contest results! Thank you!!

January 13, 2010

Thanks again to your GENEROUS votes, I have placed in a contest! Not just any contest, but Stringing Magazine’s Winter Challenge “Inspired By Art” and not just any place, but first! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!* I am so excited! The winners will be published in the Spring issue of Stringing Magazine. Check out the other winners here:   Tied for Second […]

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Another contest

December 17, 2009

They are good for the soul. Stringing Magazine has a seasonal challenge . They have a great magazine with tons of ideas and tips. I just got the Best of Stringing 2009 edition . SO many cool things in it. It’s like crack for bead people. Or what I imagine crack is for crack people, […]

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