Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Art Bead Love Chain

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The Art Bead Love Chain has arrived in NY! It's a fun round robin type project to spread the love of handmade components to new and exciting places. A chain was chosen to attach beads to symbolizing our connection to one another in unison in support of handmade.

Art Beads should be handmade by an artist, and not mass produced. Remember, the focus is on replacing handmade with handmade, and beads/components taken should be replaced with beads/components that are made by an individual artist - not an organization. 

Congrats Rochelle!!

It is so important that the quality of the beads be maintained, so we can keep the Art Bead Love Tour alive. We want to share consistent quality with the next winner. 

 If you make your own handmade beads or components, it's a great way to get your beads into the world for people to try them out, or, if you hoard collect art beads it's a great way to share your collection and get some new additions as well. 

Former Keepers of the Art Bead Love Chain:

Love My Art Jewelry
Lorelei's Blog
Shaiha's Ramblings
Jen Judd Rocks
Silver Rose Designs
My Life Under The Bus
Ex Post Facto Jewelry
Beading Mommy
Alice Dreaming
Pretty Things
Moobie Grace Designs
Suburban Girl Studio
Devine Designs Jewelry
Chinook Jewelry Designs
Genea Beads
Keepsakes by Kristi
baubles, beads, & other curiosities
Artfully Ornamental
Lamplights Crafts by Renetha

Creative Designs by Cheri
Amazing Designs by Marlene

And now the chain is in my hands: LA Jewelry Designs - Lea

HOW IT WORKS: (Please read the entire post before entering!)

1. The winner of the chain will be allowed to take up to 30 beads from this chain. They will then replace each bead they took with another handmade bead, charm, or pendant of equal quality.

2. The winner will post pictures of what was taken and what was added, in order to keep an account of the chain's progress and to keep our followers drooling. Please be sure to give credit to the bead artists as well (if you know them).

3. The winner will then have a giveaway, just like this one, to keep passing the chain on and on. Rules can be copied and pasted from here.

4. When you repost your giveaway (remember you can copy and paste from here) - a list should be added to show where the chain has gone. Ultimately, this will end up a very long list!

5. Chain must be shipped to its new home via Priority Small Flat Rate box with delivery confirmation. Please package it carefully.

6. There will be a button on the Love My Art Jewelry website, where it all started, that links to the current blog and giveaway. This way the Love My Art followers can have another chance to win it!

7. You MUST exchange your beads and have your giveaway completed within two weeks of receiving the chain.

Please, please, please, if you cannot adhere to the above rules, do not enter the giveaway at this time. It will go on and on and you can always enter at a later date. There will be a button on the side bar of the  Love My Art Jewelry  blog so that you can track where the chain currently is.


1. You must have an active blog to enter.

2. Leave a comment below. Make sure your email is linked to your blog or leave it in the comment. Entries without emails will not qualify.

3. Share on Facebook, Twitter or your blog for extra chances to win. Leave a comment for each way you share, with a link if possible.

4. Winner will pay shipping and will be billed through PayPal. Package to be shipped via small priority flat rate box with delivery confirmation, $6.00.

5. Open only to our readers in the United States due to problems with tracking and shipping overseas (sorry).

The winner's name will be drawn on Saturday, March 23, 2013


Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

I recognize some of those fab charms you chose! Awesome!

I'd love a turn at sharing the LOVE (MY ART BEADS). My Art Bead collection overflows with great stuff to share!


Rochelle Brisson said...

Ooh, I would love to win! Have been trying for some time now :)

Kristi Bowman said...

I lost track of the Love Chain for awhile, I'd love a chance to win and add some of my stash to the chain. Thanks!

Ema Kilroy said...

How exciting for you Lea. I would love a chance to win. I have tried a couple of times but Love My Art Beads but all that goodness has never found it's way to me.

Sherri Stokey said...

I'd love a chance to swap out some art beads!

Tiffany Smith said...

I Misspelled Emaol

Gail Accinelli said...

Yes I would love to be part of this wonderful chain. My blog is

The beads are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I would like to participate in this. My email is
Inge von Roos

Anonymous said...

I also posted on Facebook about it.

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about it.

AliMc said...

Like Kristi I had lost track of the chain for awhile too. I'm going to keep trying to get it to stop by my studio :)

Metal Me This said...

Would love a chance at this! My blog has been silent while I've been recovering, but it will be up and going again soon. I'm going to share this on my metal me this page!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Lord knows I have so much on my plate but I can resist NO MORE of this! Please put my name in the hat to be the next stop on the Love Chain Train!! XXOO Shelley

Rochelle Brisson said...

Also shared on FB! :)

-Lp'S Jewelry- said...

I'm sure my chances are low but I'm going in anyway! I love you work Lea, you know this, and I love the idea behind this event. I would be honored to add some of my collection and some of my boyfriend's beads to the mix. I'm off to share on FB and good luck to all involved! :)

Marianne Baxter said...

Absolutely love this!

kathy stemke said...

WOW! What a clever concept.

I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.