Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Do you feel like a star?
Well in case you dont, here is a perfect way to get some star treatment!

(click here to go to BEAD STAR 2009 Challenge)

Interweave Announces Last Call for Entries to the Bead Star 2009 Challenge

Deadline May 1!
Grand prize is an all-expense paid trip for two to Bead Fest Santa Fe 2010 and $1000 shopping spree from Fire Mountain Gems

Loveland, Colorado, April 15, 2009: Interweave announced today the final
casting call for all beaders and jewelry designers in the United States and
Canada to enter the second annual Bead Star challenge—an exciting
competition with more than ten thousand dollars in prizes and a Grand Prize
all-expense paid trip for two to beautiful Santa Fe for Bead Expo 2010,
$1,000 in beading supplies, and the cover of the new magazine, Bead Star

The deadline to enter is May 1, 2009 and no entry fee is required. "It's as
simple as uploading a photo of your design from our website," says Bead Star
Editor Leslie Rogalski.

Winning entries will be published in the second annual issue of Bead Star, the
first-ever beading publication comprised entirely of prize-winning designs
selected by beaders worldwide, available on newsstands nationwide this
December 8, 2009 from Interweave (

Watch the Slideshow Presentation of the 2008 Winners at: CLICK HERE to watch.

Beading Daily Editor Michelle Mach describes Bead Star best: "It's like
American Idol for beaders—but better. You won't have to forgo your morning
shower and stand in line with thousands of other sweaty contestants for
days as you wait to audition. Simon Cowell won't be judging the finalists—the
much nicer editors of Beadwork and Stringing will select them. Instead of
phoning in your votes, everyone on Beading Daily—readers from all over the
world—will get a chance to vote online for the winners."

It's Up to the People to Choose the Winners

The editors of Bead Star, Stringing, and Beadwork magazines will select the
top 20 finalists among submissions in each of nine design element categories:
Crystals, Seed Beads, Glass, Pearls, Stones, Metals, Plastics, Designs Under
$25, and Designs with a Heart. Then enthusiasts around the world will be able
to log on to May 15-30, 2009, and cast their votes for their
favorite designs among the finalists.

"We want real beading enthusiasts from around the world to participate in the
selection process," says Rogalski. "So, after our editors select the finalists,
we'll leave it up to the people to pick the winners."

A first-place, second-place, and third-place winner and two honorable
mentions will be awarded in each of the nine design element categories. All
first place prizes are valued at $500, second place prizes are valued at $300,
and third place prizes are valued at $100. One Grand Prize winner will be
selected by the Grand Prize sponsor, Fire Mountain Gems, from the first-place
category winners. This Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to
beautiful Santa Fe for Bead Expo 2010, win $1,000 in cool beading stuff, and
see his or her design featured on the cover of Bead Star magazine.
Bead Star's 2008 Grand Prize Winner

Last year's competition garnered more than 1,000 entries and the finalists
were voted on by nearly 10,000 members of the Beading Daily community.
The Bead Star 2008 Grand Prize winner is Valerie Aharoni, whose project, "Gild
& reGild," was featured on the cover of Bead Star 2008. Aharoni's first-place
project in the Seed Beads category was chosen by Grand Prize Sponsor Fire
Mountain Gems and Beads among the nine first-place category winners.

"The contest was totally no-stress," says Aharoni. "There were no entry fees
and the guidelines were clear. Bead Star made it easy for beginners like me
who have never entered a contest before."

So all my peeps who are beaders..........GO AND PLAY!!!!!



Ruralrose said...

Hey I could even enter this one, looks like fun. Do you have an entry? peace for all

Pamela said...

Hi sweetie,
You should definately enter! Hey its $1000 in a shopping spree with Fire Mountain Gems!!! Anyone can use that.

I cant enter.......I am the competition sorta.....I am the editor of Bead Unique Magazine. I guess I never told you that?

Scroll down to the bottom and see the magazine cover and click on will take you to my website.

So you should enter!!!!! (I cant)