Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Altered Couture - Call for Entries

Cyndi Lavin from Bead Arts posted this great call for entries on August 16th:

Altered Couture (Newsstand Date: February 2008)
A hand-me-down sweater … a raggedy old skirt from the thrift store … a plain T-shirt … Using just a few tools coupled with your creativity, all of these items can be transformed into fantastic works of wearable art! The publisher of Belle Armoire and Somerset Studio invites you to submit your own altered and embellished clothing and accessories to be considered for the third volume of this exciting publication. Chapters will include Skirts & Dresses, Pants & Overalls, Jackets & Vests, Shirts & Tops, Children’s Wear, Sassy Shoes, and Accessories.

Deadline for artwork to be received: Sept 15, 2007. Please read submission guidelines before sending your submissions to: Stampington & Company · C/O: Altered Couture · 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B · Laguna Hills, CA 92653

If you add any beads / buttons to your entries, post a comment with a link and I'll blog about it here.

Thanks and good luck!

- Elaine

PS: For visual inspiration check in on Cyndi's other work here:

Mazel Tov Jewelry
Wildest Dreams Designs
Why Not Art

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Art Bead Scene contest

Quick - go over to Art Bead Scene and enter the Food For Thought contest. You could win a $20 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.

Good Luck!!!

- Elaine

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Art Bead Scene Challenge

Make sure to take a look at Art Bead Scene's new monthly challenge. You could win over $100 in beads in the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge! August's Art Bead Scene Challenge theme is Midsummer Night's Dream. This month's prizes have been generously provided by Andrew Thornton, on behalf of his family's business, Green Girl Studios.

We are soooo lucky to have Andrew as a regular participant in our monthly challenges - click here for some inspiring designs: Andrew Thornton flickr page.

Remember when entering your designs, the challenge is open to any use of art beads, and not restricted to jewelry. Here are some examples of alternate uses of art beads. I'm sure there are many more used out there - please send them in!!!

- Elaine