Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Art Bead Love Chain Tour...

The Art Bead Love Chain has made it's way to Michigan! 


What is it?: 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.




Here's what I took from it...







and I'll be posting what I added to it in my next post :)


Former Keepers of the Art Bead Love Chain:


Want 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. 


HOW TO ENTER:

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 postage may be necessary.

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 Wednesday May 1st! 

13 comments:

Renetha said...

Are we allowed to be holders of the chain for a second time? If so, I wouldn't mind another go.

Renetha said...

TWEETED: https://twitter.com/MomLovesJazz/status/326822975053656064

Renetha said...

PINNED IT: http://pinterest.com/lamplightcrafts/giveaways/

Renetha said...

Posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renetha.stanziano

Jen Ren said...

I'm going to keep entering for my chance to get this. One day I'll luck out. :) I can't wait to see what you add to it.

Renetha said...

G+1 too!

re-maker said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring!

re-maker@re-maker.com

jennifers jewels and junk said...

Here's another chance & I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Love following this & love your selection, so excited!

jennifers jewels and junk said...

1 - Shared on blog &
2 - Shared on FB twice, personal page & biz page :)

Cris Peacock said...

This is so cool! I want to play :) Leaving a post on my blog (http://crispart.blogspot.com/ ) and on facebook ( cris peacock - crispart@yahoo.com )
Mahalo! Cris

TesoriTrovati said...

Would love to play. Thanks for the chance! Enjoy the day. Erin

Jen Ren said...

Would love the opportunity to host this! Can't wait to see what you added.

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Would love to participate!!! This seems like it would be so much fun. Thanks, Marianna.

XO,
Sandi