Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Mango Beads is having a 
'Trash to Treasure' Beading Contest  ~ recycle, repurpose, rebead
  
   Entry Rules:
 
1.         Only 1 entry per person.
2.         All entries must be received by midnight on Sept 15th, 2010.
3.         No previous contest entries please. Your entry must be newly produced with the 'Trash to Treasure' Beading Contest in mind.
4.         There are 6 categories which are listed below, you may place your entry in only 1 category.
5.         Only jewelry items will be accepted; necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.
6.         Judging will be based on originality, visual appeal, best use of beads and how well it fits our 'Trash to Treasure' theme/categories.
7.         There will be 3 judges, all are artists in various mediums and in jewelry design as well.
8.         An overall winner will be chosen, plus one winner will be chosen from each category.
9.         Prizes: The grand prize winner of the contest will receive a $100 shopping spree at Happy Mango Beads and each category winner will receive a $25.00 shopping spree, all in the form of Happy Mango Beads gift certificates.
10.       You DO NOT need to be a current customer of Happy Mango Beads to enter this contest.
11.       The beads you use in your project DO NOT have to have been purchased from Happy Mango Beads - we know there are other great sources!
12.       To enter this contest please fill out the contest ENTRY FORM and then email 1 or 2 images of your design tocontest@happymangobeads.com and include your name in the subject.  Note: If your photos are tiny or of poor resolution it may be hard to judge your work. The best image size is 640x480 pixels.)
13.       All entries (photos) will be posted on Happy Mango Beads Facebook page - look in photos:http://www.facebook.com/HappyMangoBeads
14.       Photos become the property of Happy Mango Beads and may be used in future promotional material.
15.       Winners will be announced on Sept 20th and prizes will be awarded that same day.


Categories:
Following each category we offer suggestions. Please realize you are not limited to or expected to use all these ideas, be creative, and remember that this is a BEADing contest - be sure your piece includes beads.

Trash to Cash  - paper, plastic, bottle caps, etc.
Compost Happens! – natural, organic, sustainable
Is that my old windshield? – recycled glass
Heavy Metal – metals, old keys, interesting parts
No Earlybirds! – yard sale/second-hand finds revamped
I'm not a dang hippie, I just want to enter this contest! – trashy elegance
 
Share this contest!
Feel free to share this contest via your website, blog or other social media. The following url will take you to our contest rules page, just copy and paste: http://www.happymangobeads.com/trash_to_treasure_beading_contest.aspx 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Here are a few of my favorite items from etsy




Abstract ART Modern MADART Limited Edition PRINT - WINTER SPARKLE Abstract ART Modern MADART Limited Edition PRINT - WINTER SPARKLE
by MADART
$49.00 USD

Dollar a day 8x8  Original Signed Fine Art Photograph BOGO SALE Dollar a day 8x8 Original Signed Fine Art Photograph BOGO SALE
by jmbarclay
$30.00 USD

Pair-A-Pumpkin Soaps Pair-A-Pumpkin Soaps
by thesoapseduction
$5.00 USD

Abaha Charm Earrings Abaha Charm Earrings
by Kezzmit
$18.00 USD

My Coloring Book Series Two Page Four My Coloring Book Series Two Page Four
by NoRaHzArT
$20.00 USD

Joy Joy
by StaciaMarie
$56.00 USD

beads glass flat oval stripes orange green  - Indonesia 6 pcs -bgl10 beads glass flat oval stripes orange green - Indonesia 6 pcs -bgl10
by yukidesigns
Sold

Glint-original modern abstract art painting by Nithya, Ready to hang, COA from Natnl fine arts, USA Glint-original modern abstract art painting by Nithya, Ready to hang, COA from Natnl fine arts, USA
by nithyafinearts
$199.00 USD

COOL set of four winter themed abstract acrylic paintings COOL set of four winter themed abstract acrylic paintings
by NewCreatioNZ
$22.00 USD

Jewelry, Earrings, Necklace 8 Piece Etsy Shop Banners And Avatars Set Jewelry, Earrings, Necklace 8 Piece Etsy Shop Banners And Avatars Set
by bannerblvd
$15.00 USD

B-712-MG / 4 Pcs - Unique Brush Textured Wide Calla Bead, Matte Finished 16K Gold Plated Brass / 13mm x 18mm B-712-MG / 4 Pcs - Unique Brush Textured Wide Calla Bead, Matte Finished 16K Gold Plated Brass / 13mm x 18mm
by SunBijoux
Sold

1 pair 18K Gold Plated Brass Linked Squares ... TheDesignersMuse 1 pair 18K Gold Plated Brass Linked Squares ... TheDesignersMuse
by TheDesignersMuse
Sold

18k gold vermiel Bali wire style spacer beads 18k gold vermiel Bali wire style spacer beads
by neatothings
Sold

4 pcs. Antique Copper Hoop Earring Jewelry, Pendant - lead free 4 pcs. Antique Copper Hoop Earring Jewelry, Pendant - lead free
by olay
$2.00 USD

Green Tea and Lavender . essential oil . olive oil soap Green Tea and Lavender . essential oil . olive oil soap
by DancingMooney
Sold

Ocean Blue Porcelain Dolphins (3 beads) - por031 Ocean Blue Porcelain Dolphins (3 beads) - por031
by beadparty
Sold

Starfish Swarovski Pendant in Indicolite Starfish Swarovski Pendant in Indicolite
by PrizedPossessions
$10.00 USD

BEACH BLISS - one 8 x 8 fine art photography print (Soaring, Los Cabos, Mexico) BEACH BLISS - one 8 x 8 fine art photography print (Soaring, Los Cabos, Mexico)
by photopia
$18.00 USD

Water Four - 5x7 Water Four - 5x7
by tasteslikepurple
$12.00 USD

3T cropped pants outfit - Tutti Fruitti Collection- price reduced 3T cropped pants outfit - Tutti Fruitti Collection- price reduced
by SassySweeties
$24.95 USD