The Princess and the Bead Winners

Congratulations to Carole D., Jennifer I. and Dale D. for winning Metal Complex Presents The Princess and the Bead Giveaway! They have each won an amazing metal working prize package worth over $350. Have fun with your new components!

We’d also like to congratulate Yvette F. for having the best happy ending for Princess Beadella. For her fun story she has won a $50 Artbeads gift certificate. You can read her story below.

Thank you all for participating in our contest. Stay tuned for our next contest that we’re sure you will love.

Don’t’ forget, you may still win the Artbeads goody jar! The winner will be announced tomorrow so stay tuned…

Yvette F // Jan 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Princess Beadella loved King Steampunk very much, so she gathered up her courage and her Metal Complex stamping kit and she and Jasper set out for the Seed Bead Forest. She was determined to find the Swarovski crystal of Yesteryear and save her father’s life.

As they drew close to the Seed Bead Forest, she noticed that it was getting darker. The trees were covered in matte brown beads and had no leaves. The ground was a darker shade of brown, no grass in sight. It was dark and eerie. She heard a noise behind her and turned to face a dragon made of every shade of green seed bead she had ever seen. He blew fire of orange and red and yellow seed beads at her and asked, “Who goes there?”

“It is I, Princes Beadella. I am trying to find the lost Swarovski Crystal of Yesteryear so that I can cure my father, King Steampunk.”

The dragon said, “I am the great Dragon of the Seed Bead Forest, and no one leaves the forest!”

She quickly set to work stamping letters on blanks from her stamping kit. The dragon watched her hammering away and asked what she was doing. “I am writing a riddle.” She said that if he couldn’t figure out the answer to her riddle, he would have to let her go. He agreed and started reading her words.

“What is as big as a dragon, but weighs nothing?” The dragon thought, and he thought, but he could think of nothing that was as big as he and yet weighed nothing. He said, “Okay, you win. You may safely pass through the Seed Bead Forest. But first, you must tell me the answer to your riddle.”

She said, “Easy…a dragon’s shadow.” And she passed through the Seed Bead Forest, found the Swarovski Crystal of Yesteryear, and brought it back to Caspia. When she got there, they immediately treated King Steampunk with the Crystal and he returned to health. Queen Metallite and King Steampunk threw a huge party for her and they lived happily ever after.

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    • Yvette F
    • February 8, 2012

    Thank you for choosing my story. I guess I have a slight advantage. My four year old daughter loves fairy princesses and we read lots of books about them. She was reading over my shoulder as I wrote the story and was very excited when I told her that Mommy won. I am looking forward to picking out some special beads with my gift certificate. Congratulations to Carole, Jennifer, and Dale. Have fun with your metal working prize packages!

    • Joy
    • February 8, 2012

    Congratulations to the winners! I must admit I’m disappointed that my story wasn’t your favorite, but I am grateful to Artbeads for initiating this contest. I wrote my story and posted it in a matter of two hours, loving every minute of spinning the jewelry-inspired fantasy. Because my plot involved the princess creating a healing neckpiece, I decided to shape it in reality. I created the neckpiece to show my writing group when I shared the story with them a few days later. Now I’m hooked! I am ready to revive my lackluster website and attach a blog to post my story and the finished neckpiece. Then, who knows where the future will lead? Thanks again for the creative jump-start!

    • Marissa
    • February 9, 2012

    That’s great to hear, Joy! There were so many amazing stories it was really hard to choose just one. Artbeads is glad that this fun giveaway inspired you to take your creativity to the next level 🙂

    • Carole D.
    • February 9, 2012

    Thank You, so Much! I am so excited to be creative with new metal stamping supplies!!!!

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