Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Art Bead Love Chain Tour

The Art Bead Love Chain has hopped The Sound and come to Connecticut!

Photo courtesy of Lea Avroch

The Art Bead Love Tour is an ongoing project to spread the love of handmade to new and exciting places. It’s a way to reach people who may have never stumbled upon our blog on their own, and give them a chance to share the love of handmade. We chose to use a chain to link beads as a symbol of how this project links us all together ~ in our unity to stand behind handmade.

 What I took from the chain

 What I added to the chain

 My own polymer clay leaf charm, added to the chain

Former Keepers of the Art Bead Love Chain:

Want a chance to play along?

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.

(So remember ---You're not winning the ENTIRE CHAIN---
just a chance to take some beads from it!)

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.

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.

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 (Please note that this chain has grown quite large since it first started and may not fit properly into the small box. A larger one with higher po

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 Friday, April 12, 2013


  1. Very cool beads! I love those ones you picked that have a Northwest Indian vibe to them!

  2. would love to win a chance to exchange beads. This is such a cool idea
    my blog is beadaddicted.blogspot .com

  3. Would love it if I could win the chance to carry this forward. My email is wildiris@gotsky.com, I will place on my blog and Facebook and be back to post again.

  4. I would love to have a chance to do this! My email is mary@govaars.us and my blog is www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com

  5. Trying my hand at this again, maybe this is my month :)! ali.mccarthy@hotmail.com

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  7. Please add me. susanbowie88@yahoo.com

  8. I have been watching the progress of this chain for quite a while. I would love to give it a go this time around. Whimsyswonders@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Added a post to facebook...Whimsyswonders@gmail.com

  10. I think this is a fabulous idea & would LOVE to be part of it!!! Now I am excited, I'm going to be tracking it & keeping my fingers crossed :)

  11. I would love a chance to win some of these beautiful art beads. Your selection and additions are ALL gorgeous! ema@emakdesigns.com

  12. I shared on FB also. https://www.facebook.com/emakilroy

  13. I would like to participate. My email is ingetraud1@gmail.com. My blog is ingetraud.wordpress.com

  14. i think i forgot my email above

  15. 1. posted on my blog http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
    2. & on my FB page for Jennifer's Jewels & Junk: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifers-Jewels-and-Junk/167031153346530?ref=tn_tnmn
    3. and on my personal FB: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.davis.714?ref=tn_tnmn
    4. & of coarse an entry for my comment :)

    I just love this idea & am very excited!!!

  16. I would love a chance to participate! My blog is http://www.jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/ and my email is jenrenblog@gmail.com.

  17. Thanks for the chance to play! ss10001@hotmail.com

  18. I will never stop trying to get a hold of one of these haha. Shared on fb home page & jewelry page :)

  19. What a great idea! I had not heard of this chain before today.
    karen at schoolaids dot com
    www.weaveabead.com (blog)

  20. I shared on facebook both on my personal page and my WeaveABead page.



  21. Shared on FB - Marianna Deluca Boylan

  22. Oh what a phenomenal idea! Kind of like the "sisterhood of the pants" thing but with beads :) Would love to participate and win a chance at it...northernadornments@gmail.com http://northernadornments.blogspot.com/

  23. This would be awesome

    dianehawkey at Ymail dot com

  24. I would love to play! I make ceramic pendants and jewelry components which can be seen at blumudd.com. My email is mlbetterly@gmail.com.

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