Happy Valentine's Day! Why not spend today doing something you love? Here are a few beading and jewelry making challenges and contests to check out:
- Bead & Button
The deadline for the annual Bead Dreams contest is March 26, 2013. There is an entry fee for this prestigious contest.
- Bead Star
There are some new rules for this annual design contest that ends May 24, 2013, so be sure to read them before you start designing.
- B'Sue Boutiques
Every month on the B'Sue Boutiques Facebook page there is a jewelry challenge. This month the theme is "My Heart's in My Art." A random winner will win a $25 gift certificate.
- Fire Mountain Gems
Attention beadweavers! The Seed Bead Jewelry contest is open with a deadline of May 31, 2013.
- Ornamentea Charm Swap
Get your handmade charms in by February 22nd. I did this last year and it's so much fun! (See what I sent and what I received.) You send in six charms and get the same number back from different folks. If you're lucky enough to be near Raleigh, North Carolina, you can pick out your charms in person!
- Vintaj Natural Brass Co.
The Morning Mist Challenge entries are due March 1, 2013. Can't make that deadline? Check out all upcoming the deadlines and themes.
Plus, A Couple of Giveaways
If you're in the U.S., you might also want to enter Lark's giveaway of 33 signed copies of some of their most popular jewelry books. The giveaway ends February 21, 2013. My flamingo cabochon giveaway ends this Friday (February 15, 2013).
Know any other jewelry or beading challenges with spring deadlines? Share them in the comments.