About Me

I am.... A mother of 4, my greatest accomplishments. The man in my life.... supports me, makes me & the childrens a priority, shares many of my passions, & will wait hours for me while I shop for beads & crap, I mean crafts :) I love... my kids, my man, my family & friends, animals, live music, & traveling (going to zoos & bead stores anywhere we go). My obsessions are... Aerosmith, P!nk, Disney, & Josh Hamilton. I watch... Transformers the movie at least once a week (guess that's an obsession too) My confession... I am a hoarder of BEADS but I hope to be more productive in all medias of art jewelry.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Bead Love Chain....... Where will it go Next?

Here it is,
Art Bead Love Chain
from Michigan to Arizona
I can't tell you how excited I was when I learned it was headed my way. When I received it I was shocked by how many beads were actually on the chain. I went through the change several times & each time found a least 1 item that I hadn't noticed before.
(Sorry my photo does no justice to what's actually on the chain.)
These beads and charms come from all over, check out where it's been.....

Next it could be your turn!!!

(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).
Above is what I took
(I'm a sucker for lampwork beads)
Below is what I added.
(Sorry I have just started to keep track of what I purchase & the artist I purchased from.)


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.


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 July 1!


  1. I would love a chance to play! I make ceramic jewelry components. My blog is Http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com and my email is mlbetterly at gmail dot com. Thanks so much for the chance!

    1. The chain could use some more ceramic items. I added one but my selection is limited as I just started purchasing ceramic pieces. Good Luck :)

  2. Oh I would love to get my hands on this again to see how it's changed! I would add a bunch more pewter beads from my stash. My blog is ThisHereNowMamacita.blogspot.com
    And my email is darsie@mamacitabeadworks.com

    1. When placing my beads on the chain I was thinking the same thing, I will for sure try to get it back in the future :)

  3. I'd love to play. I do form folded copper and enameling. pyxeestyx@yahoo.com

    1. Sounds like your creations would make an awesome addition to the chain!

  4. I don't make ceramic beads, but I do make polymer clay art beads. I'd love to toss my name in for a chance. Just to see it in person would be so fun.
    email: jbj@jkdjewelry.com

  5. I can't win if I don't play~ throw my hat in the ring!

  6. I love seeing how it changes each time! I don't see any seed bead components on there, I would love to add some to the mix! My blog is: beadsandbread.blogspot.com and email is smoore81 at sc dot rr dot com.

    1. There are a few on there but for sure room for more!!

  7. Mould love a chance to swap beads
    Bead addicted.blogspot.com

  8. Not only do I make art beads in polymer clay, but I am the ultimate hoarder of a lot of art beads from around the world! I would love the chance to keep this chain going! Enjoy the day. Erin

  9. Entering again. Want to win chance

  10. I would love a chance to play! jenrenblog at gmail.com