Do you want to enter a challenge to win $50 to my shops?  Here's how it works!

At the beginning of the month, I'll post a photo on Facebook of 10 (or more) beads to choose from. Tag yourself in the photo to claim it. The beads are $15 plus shipping ($2.00 anywhere in the world). I'll ship beads out the day after the payment is received. You are not limited to one bead! :)  

Once you receive your bead, make something spectacular with it! It can be anything at all, there's no specific category requirement. Keychain, earrings (asymmetrical! :D), bracelet, necklace, belly chain, anklet, window hanging thingy... up to you!

Send me a photo of the piece or post it on Facebook and tag me in it. I'll save it in my handy dandy designer notebook until it's time to post the voting page :)

Photos are due by the 27th of the month. The voting blog post will go up on the 28th. Send your friends, family and everyone you know to the blog and have them vote for their favorite!

The winner will be announced by voting popularity on the last day of the month. If you're the winner, you have a $50 credit to use as you wish in either my Etsy shop or my Artfire shop!

Come over to my Facebook page to be notified of new beads for sale, sales and coupons, challenges and other announcements!
Here we have our lovely entries! For information on how to join next month's challenge, check the upcoming post :D

Our designers, in no particular order, are:

1.  Leayn Tabili of Anthelion Jewelry

2.  Jacqui Day of WitchEver Oak
3. Erin Laney of Everything ELB
4. Helen Wilby of The BeadSmyth
5. Michelle Plumb
6. Marcy Bell of FollowTheRedBrickRd
7. Sue Dobiesz

And those are our entries this month! The winner will be announced June 1, 2011. Voting is on the right sidebar, please vote for your favorite and leave comments congratulating our ladies for their beautiful work!

The voted winner will receive a $50 credit to my Etsy or Artfire shop :)

Our designers did a fabulous job, and I'm proud to be a part of each and every one of them! :D  Voting will be on the right sidebar, please vote for your favorite and leave comments congratulating our ladies for their beautiful work!

Our winner this month is Marcy Bell!  Thanks to all the participants, you all did a beautiful job :D

This month's beads are lentils, and are all claimed as of this morning. If you want to get an opportunity to enter, come join my Facebook page. The beads are posted there to be purchased and enter the challenge :)  Here's a photo of what's coming up from the designers this month!

So here are the details of the challenge!

10 beads will be made and offered for $15 plus shipping. On Facebook, tag yourself on the photo to claim your bead. 
The beads will ship the first Monday of the month, and the designers have until the 27th of the month to turn in a photo of their finished piece.  Voting will begin on the 28th and continue until midnight of the 31st.
The winner of the poll will win a $50 credit to either my Etsy shop or my ArtFire shop.  

I can't wait to see what the designers come up with this month!