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There is still time to enter these Challenges and show off your handmade ceramic beads.

Enter the first Colorworks Challenge!
Tertiary Colors
The orange-purple-green tertiary triad presents a challenge of bold and striking contrasts. Create a piece of bead jewelry (or a bead in any medium: polymer, beads, glass, etc.) using the triad from the color wheel. Black, white, or clear are welcome, but the predominant colors must be the orange-purple-green triad (any shades of those colors).
HOW TO ENTEREmail a clear jpeg at least 5” x 5” at 300 dpi, to: sbsbeads@interweave.com. Put “Colorworks contest” in the subject line.
Do not send us actual pieces, they will not be considered. Include in the email: name, address, email address, phone number, title of piece, list of materials, dimensions.
JUDGESFinalists will selected by Margie Deeb, Colorworks author, and the editors of Step by Step Beads.
PRIZES!Finalists will have their entries featured in a Fall issue of Step by Step Beads, with personal comments from the judges! One winner will be chosen to receive a copy of Margie’s book, The Beader’s Color Palette.
DEADLINE: May 15th, 2009. Winners will be notified in June. Key pendant by Chinook Jewelry

Willow Leaf Pendant by Mary Harding
Another great chance to show off your ceramic beads is to participate in the monthly ArtBeadScene challenge. This month's ArtBeadScene Challenge is to make a piece of jewelry inspired by Monet's painting The Water Lilies. Each entry must have at least one artist bead, pendant or clasp. Along with beautiful beads from Humble Beads, two of the prize sponsors for this month's challenge are Beads of Clay artists : Chinook Jewelry and Mary Harding Jewelry . You can read all about the ArtBeadScene challenge here.
You can see all of this month's prizes here and here .
I hope you will get out your artist beads and make up a new work of art.
Posted by Mary Harding


  1. Great post, hmmm color wheel in hand, let see if I can do this. Before Friday that is, he he

  2. Beautiful pendants, both of them.


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