The Year of the Dragon Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you all for participating and congratulations to our two winners, Katie R. and Coventina! You can read the results of the contest by checking out the latest blog post.

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, we’re giving away an awesome prize package. Two lucky winners will each receive a large sterling silver dragon slider on a black rubber necklace, presented in a lovely red organza bag and finished with a bright golden yellow ribbon. This strong piece of jewelry makes a wonderful gift for guys or for any other person in your life that embodies the spirit of the dragon.

Since the Year of the Dragon is all about trying new things and taking new paths, we want to know what your new path will be. To enter this contest, leave a comment below telling us what creative new project you plan to explore. Do you want to finally try your hand at steampunk jewelry? Have you had trouble mastering that wrapped loop and are determined to learn it this year? We want to know!

No purchase necessary, must be 18 or older to enter. Please one comment per person. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Prizes valued at $60 each, void where prohibited by law. Contest valid in the US and Canada only excluding Quebec. This contest runs from tonight, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 and ends Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:59PM PT. Winner will be announced Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

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    • Tonya
    • January 24, 2012

    My birthday is 02/04/1976 Water Dragon
    Aquarius….that would look so FLY on me!!! =)

    • Zephyr
    • January 24, 2012

    Learning how to better make paternosters for medieval garb fun! That’s going to be a blast, I think.

    • Zelda Brafman
    • January 24, 2012

    I am a Sag and would love a Dragon to wear!

    • Linda Dymond
    • January 24, 2012

    I want to do more kumihimo with beads and then silver clay pendants….. I love to try it all….

  1. I will try the PMC that I have had for years, but never used because I “wanted to wait for the right thing!” (I think it was just an excuse because it is out of my comfort zone. normally Im a beadweaver!)

    • Lisa
    • January 24, 2012

    I’m looking forward to trying PMC – especially since they have a ‘low temp’ version now.

    Happy Year of the Water Dragon everyone!
    (a proud year of the Dragon baby!)

  2. I am just beginning to experiment with polymer clay. When my local beadstore gets their renovations done and completes their metalsmithing studio, I am going to take some classes.

    • Marg Conklin
    • January 24, 2012

    the only thing I’ve worked on is earrings and necklaces…this year I would love to learn and make Peyote pieces! It’s so beautiful. Love the Year of the Dragon!

    • Alicia
    • January 24, 2012

    I would like to try working with more designs that have seed beads in them. I have used larger beads up to now and find it a different medium.

    • Beverly Harriman
    • January 24, 2012

    this year i’m getting out of this nursing home and going to start a jewelry business on the internet

    • Mary A Johnson
    • January 24, 2012

    I want to do more with Kumihimo. I have my eye on the Lariat in Karen DeSousa’s latest book!

    • Cheryl V
    • January 24, 2012

    I would like to try doing some wirework this year

  3. i’m working om improving me so that i can start my business. i also want to do more in my beading that i use as gifts and raffle prizes for non profit groups.

    • Ana Mercado
    • January 24, 2012

    Artbeads is the place for beads that extraordinary. I’m still loving my scarab beads! Now I have some small Chinese goldfish in a semiprecious stone, and that Dragon would finish off a nice set of necklace, bracelet and earrings I plan to make.

    My customers love anything exotic, and I pride myself in picking exclusive pieces. Artbeads seems to have them…. 🙂

    • Ann Sherwood
    • January 24, 2012

    I think I may sign up for a class on enameling.

  4. i’ve been creating bracelets and anklets on my lea sure time as a hobby. I did it from learning here and there (especially from Artbeads library), but no official class. I would want to try a beading class and adventure off to make a desirable necklace this year.

    • terry
    • January 24, 2012

    My favorite place to order seed beads

  5. I am a mixed media artist and would love to win the dragon from Artbeads. Their helpfulness really impressed me and their product line is unbeatable.

    • Erin Zander
    • January 24, 2012

    I’m planning to finish my first wire-wrapped cabachon. I’ve had one waiting to be wrapped, but I’ve been too nervous to start it!

    • Dawn
    • January 24, 2012

    I am going to take the plunge head first into the wonderful world of jewelry design.

    I have wanted to try for a while and have decided that the New Year is the perfect time.
    Lots of inspiration, help and a ton of willingness to learn…plus unlimited resources…it’s going to be fun!

    Thank you and a Happy New Year.

    • Toni Lipscomb
    • January 24, 2012

    I want to finish all the projects that are on my bead boards and sell my beads at a craft fair!

    • Gladys R
    • January 24, 2012

    This year I am going to work on bead embroidery, resin, cabochons, wire wrapping, crochet and knitting with beads, and polymer clay. I know it sounds like a lot but it’s only the begining of the year. Good luck to everyone and thank you. 🙂

    • Celia
    • January 24, 2012

    Stainless steel hex nuts bracelets that go beyond peyote stitches. I’m trying a modified herring bone with black crystal extensions.

    • Leslie
    • January 24, 2012

    This year I hope to allow my imagination run free,unfettered by the confines of self doubt.

  6. Artbeads helpful hints & videos are fueling my desire to take up my beading again, which has been on the back burner for a while. My imagination is inspired by the blues & greens of gemstones & crystals this time around! It’s exciting & Artbeads will help empower me. Good luck to all & thank you!

    • mary ann krutsinger
    • January 24, 2012

    i am going to work hard at learning the art of wire wrapping. i have some very beautiful beads that i want to work with and i thnk that wire wrapping will bring out the beauty in them…the dragon piece is beautiful and im sure i can find a way to make something beautiful with it

    • Sue
    • January 24, 2012

    I am going to try and incorporate my wonky glass beads (just started glass bead making) into my seed bead stitching. As one person described them as having “character” instead of perfection.

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