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My Etsy shop profile says it best: I would never dreamed I would become a beader until a friend introduced me to bead weaving a couple of years back. To put beads on a string in single file did not stir up my creative side, but give me beads to weave together . . . kind of like my other two loves - perennial gardening and quilting . . . and my mind takes off into many ways to combine shapes, sizes and colors to see what the end result will be!
|Etsy Shop SpringColors|
Last month I took the exciting step of joining the Etsy Beadweavers Team. I feel very honored to be a part of this team of bead artists. Some of the jewelry items created are beyond belief - and when they say it takes hundreds of hours, I believe them. A few of my projects have taken 80+ and I enjoyed every moment.
The public is invited once a month to vote on the Etsy Beadweavers Team Challenge. Items made for the Challenge must not be made from a pattern or be a copy but must be an original. This month the theme is "Seed Beads Only". I invite you to take a look and vote on this outstanding group of entries:
Go to: http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/.
Scroll down a bit to see the block of entries. If you have time, it is worth it to click on each one which will give you more information. Many are highly original pieces and the artist will describe in fascinating detail the process that brought it about.
|Etsy Shop LaPerLaA|
Then vote for your favorite - that's all you have to do. You can use whatever criteria you like - it's beautiful, it's meaningful, you like the way the artist describes it, etc., etc. You get to be the judge.
|Etsy shop DeDealanDesigns|
The winner has the honor of knowing their piece was seen by many people outside the team and the Etsy Beadweaver Team gets recognition for their art.
|Etsy Shop KrisDesignFSP|
|Etsy Shop crimsonfrog|
Etsy shop LostAloha won the March Challenge with this bracelet:
|Etsy shop LostAloha|
on vacation until April 13
Right now I am working on the May Challenge, which is "Nautical Inspired". I have already put in many many hours and am really looking forward how it will come together! Very exciting.
|Etsy Shop notsoplainbyjane|
All items pictured on this post are from the Etsy Beadweavers Team; none of them are in the April Challenge so be sure to visit and vote!!