My First Design Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winner, Betty W! Read her story below

Do you remember the first time you sat down to create your first piece of jewelry? We’ve already shared some of our first jewelry designs, and now we want to hear from you! Enter the Artbeads My First Design Giveaway and you could win some basic jewelry making essentials so you’re always ready to create. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a prize package that includes two spools of high-quality jewelry wire from ZambaPro® (medium and heavy gauge) and one pair of German ergonomic side cutters. This makes a great gift for a budding designer or to keep an advanced jewelry maker well prepared.

To enter, fill out the short entry form and then leave a comment with the story of your first design. This contest runs from today, December 11, 2012 until Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:59pm. We will notify the winner and announce it the next day. Enter now and share your first design! You never know who you may inspire with your story.

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No purchase necessary, must be 18 or older to enter. Please one comment per person. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Contest valid in the US and Canada only excluding Quebec.

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  1. The first jewelry piece I designed & made was my Ursa Major/Artemis bear pendant necklace made with brown & opaque white Agate nuggets & a bear pendant attached to a bail, all strung & crimped on beading wire. It felt really great to have made my first piece of jewelry! I was totally hooked & am now a complete Bead-aholic! 🙂

    • Sherry
    • December 16, 2012

    My first attempt was many years ago at the park during craft day…we made friendship bracelets…from there we started to put beads and bells on our runners…I then started to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces…now if I could only get the wrapped loop technique to work…tee her…I know practice practice practice !!

    • Patricia Johnson
    • December 16, 2012

    My first designs were bracelets made in NFL colors for my son and his friends. And bracelets for teenage girls.

  2. My first was a bracelet with mbells and kribbon

    • Ragina Y.
    • December 16, 2012

    My first designs in beading were stretchy bracelets, made with cheap beads from a dept store. I eventually learned to crimp and attach a clasp, and those Quality cutters will come in handy.

    • Kirsten Lambdin
    • December 16, 2012

    My first design was a strand of love beads for a friend that was still a bit of a hippie!

    • lori
    • December 16, 2012

    My first design was a pair of earrings over 30 years ago.

    • Mary
    • December 16, 2012

    My first design was a bracelet to match a ring I had purchased.

    • Carolyn W
    • December 16, 2012

    I read an article in Threads magazine in the ’90s and beading became a “must”. They explained how to create a brick stitch amulet bag and I was on my way. They had no pattern included with the directions so I was on my own. Beading has become a substantial part of my life.

    • Jamie S
    • December 16, 2012

    my first designs were the totally cool knotted sting friendship bracelets every girl in school had!

  3. My first design was a necklace, using letter beads that spelled my name. The only reason I know this is because it has been hanging around my parents’ house since then, for the past 20-ish years.

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