March 9, 2015

1st Bead Peeps Swap 'n Hop Coming May 2

The Facebook Group, Bead Peeps, is hosting a swap and hop.  The big reveal is May 2nd!  I am so excited about this!  My partner is Tami Norris of Jewelry by Tami.  Tomorrow is the day her bead soup starts its journey to Wisconsin.  Here is a sneak peak of what I sent to Tami.

Don't forget to stop by on May 2 for the big reveal.

March 1, 2015

Indigo Turtle Art Cabochon Giveaway!

As most of you know, I love challenges.  So here is a giveaway and challenge.  Indigo Art is looking for beaders to showcase their beautiful porcelain cabochons.  The post below is directly from their FB page and has all the guidelines.  There is still time to sign up if you are interested!

It appears that posts / events show up differently on a PC vs a mobile device... Here are the details for the Cabochon Giveaway, for those who cannot access the event from their device.... Please e-mail us your information - that is how you enter the contest. Indigo Turtle Art is launching a new product line ~ Contemporary Porcelain Cabochons ~ perfect for your wire/metal/PMC/bead work or mixed media projects. To kick off this new product line, obtain design feedback and additional visibility ~ we are giving away 20 cabochons to 20 lucky artisans who incorporate cabochons into their work. The contest is limited to artisans within the United States, unless you are willing to pay for the additional postage to ship the free cabochon to your foreign address.
We are looking for prolific artisans who have an avid following of customers:
• Artisans who actively sell their finished products through brick & mortar locations, online venues and/or art shows
• Artisans who actively promote their finished pieces on their own websites and/or blog which receive steady traffic, and/or a well followed Facebook business/fan page
• Artisans who actively post their items in groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, etc
• Additional promoting on actively followed pages on Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, etc. will improve your chances of winning
By entering you agree that if you are chosen to receive a free cabochon:
• You will give us feed back on the cabochon as it pertains to usability in your designs including any changes, you as a designer, would like to see made to future pieces
* What changes & why (ie: size, shape, thickness, colors, surface design, price/value, etc.).
* We would appreciate receiving the design feed back as soon as possible so we may incorporate any necessary changes into the next group of pieces
* You will create a finished item using the cabochon we mail you
* We hope that you will be excited to try the cabochon in one of your designs and can create a finished piece within the next few months.
Once the design is finished, you agree to:
• Promote the finished item on your web based venues giving us credit for the cabochon, linking back to our Facebook page (when allowed) in each promotion
• Provide us with a digital file of a promotional quality photo and permission to use it in our promotions
We in turn will give you credit for the finished design & link back to a site of your choosing, when using the photo of your finished piece in our promotions.
If you are interested in being considered for one of the free cabochons:
• Please LIKE our Facebook page and comment below that you are entering
• Then e-mail your information to
• Please include:
* your art medium(s) of choice
* physical or web addresses for a few primary brick & mortar locations who have your work
* links to your online store(s)
* # of art shows you do annually ~ please name the top 2
* relevant links for web & social media sites, etc. (so we can see how many people you are connected to and examples of your work)
• Please vote for your 1st & 2nd color families & shapes from our currently listed cabochons. Colors & shape samples can be seen in the event cover photo. More examples can be seen in our Etsy shop here:

Winners will be contacted by return e-mail, please use an e-mail address which you check frequently. You will have 1 week to accept your prize, after 1 week, we will pick another winner.
Deadline for submission has been extended to March 15th 2015.
By accepting a free cabochon you agree to participate as outlined above. You own the finished piece and are free to donate, gift, keep or sell it after you have submitted a promotional quality digital photo file to us. Good luck! We look forward to collaborating with you!
EVERYONE IS A WINNER!! We have decided that entries who are not chosen to receive a free cabochon will receive free shipping on their first cabochon order from Indigo Turtle Art's Etsy shop. A coupon code for the free shipping will be e-mailed to you after our cabochon winners have accepted their prize.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to Indigo Turtle Art and not to Facebook. You authorize Indigo Turtle Art to send prize notifications and newsletters to the email address you submitted, an unsubscribe option will be provided.