New Year Resolution Giveaway

**This contest is now closed. Thank you all for participating and congratulations to our winner, Ruth T!You can read her winning comment below.

Eat better, exercise more…it’s time to come up with a better New Year resolution for 2013! We already shared our employees’ New Year resolutions for better beading in the future, so now we want to hear from you. Enter our New Year Resolution Giveaway by leaving a comment below sharing what you plan to do in 2013. One winner will be randomly selected to win a $75 Artbeads email gift certificate to help them reach their beading resolution. Share yours and you might just encourage others to do the same!

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    • Lin
    • December 29, 2012
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    I have the pliers! I plan to learn how to use them better. I have a pair of looping pliers that will help me make gorgeous loops – I just need to learn how to use it. My husband got me five Wubbers sized for my small hands. I have used his industrial sized tools for years – how nice it is to have those that aren’t meant for big guys!

    • Susan
    • December 29, 2012
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    My resolution is to find a cause and use my art to help others. Right now I am working on bracelets for the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project. This is to bring hope to those with rare and genetic disease.

    • Deanne B.
    • December 29, 2012
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    I would like to gain the incentive to begin creating jewelry once agan, which will help me feel productive. I don’t believe in making new year resolutions, but I do feel that there are things I need to work on within myself to assist me in achieving my goal.

    • Serena
    • December 29, 2012
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    I would like to learn more things about my jewelry making and really think about getting a business going,everyone I know says I should. Plus as always try to better myself spiritually.

    • Bonnie
    • December 29, 2012
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    I resolve to join my daughter in establishing a business and creating an interactive website for her beautiful jewelry. She lost her ‘day’ job and this will give her the opportunity to bring her gorgeous creations to a larger audience – hopefully starting a new career in the process.

    • Katie
    • December 29, 2012
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    I am going to make a better effort to sell my creations and I have an idea for a different type of bracelet that I am going to design.
    I also try to enjoy every day and be happy with what I have.

  1. Reply

    I resolve to spend more time creating jewelry with all the fabulous beads I already own.

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    • Katherine Thompson
    • December 29, 2012
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    To always be encouraging and patient. I feel this deeply develops the bond of love and also keeps my life free from stress. Allow others just to be who they and always see the good.

    • Kim
    • December 29, 2012
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    Think big picture, instead of getting bogged down in all the details. Make something you love instead of just what you have the parts for. Laugh more!

    • Christine
    • December 29, 2012
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    My resolution is to produce crazy creative products instead of mundane patterns this year, to make a set a week in by crazy schedule, and to open an etsy shop. Get organized and enjoy doing it.

    • Maria
    • December 29, 2012
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    I am going to learn how to create handstamped necklaces. I am also signing up to run 13 marathns in 2013.

  2. Reply

    I am going to start selling jewelry…for real. And I will overcome my EDNOS.

    • Michelle W.
    • December 29, 2012
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    I would like to go from working from patterns to creatingy own designs.

    • Anna
    • December 29, 2012
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    My goal is to befriend Robert Redford.

    If that doesn’t work out, I’ll settle for aiming to match the epic jewelry designs I have swimming in my head with my actual output.

    • Joanne
    • December 30, 2012
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    My goal is get back in shape.. Try to be more creative and come up with better ideas and really need to be better at wiring, wire wrapping. I see so many beautiful wire wrap projects. learn how to use my wubbers looping plyers. try to start my projects sooner and be making them that day i need them. Take photography classes another one of my passions, to become even better at taking pictures.

  3. Reply

    One of my goals is to create new tutorials for my blog and make the designs I’ve been drawing for the past year.

    • Eugenie
    • December 30, 2012
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    I want to spend more time making beautiful beaded creations.

    • Anna
    • December 30, 2012
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    My 2013 resolution is to stop hoarding so many beads and make them into the most beautiful jewelry I know they can be, plus I bought myself a new tool to enhance my existing designs I just need to learn how to use it.

  4. Reply

    I want to lose 30 lbs, and become a master beadweaver…a thin one.

    • joy
    • December 30, 2012
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    want to become a better person and learn to be more humble, less anxious, and a better witness for my Lord. Phil 4:6-8

  5. Reply

    Of course, I want to lose weight (at least twenty pounds). However, I really want to better organize my jewelry-making business. If time and money allow, I would like to learn a couple of new techniques like Kumihimo or spiral peyote.

    • Shai
    • December 30, 2012
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    I have committed to designing at least one piece a week. And, this is biggie, post a pic of it in a FB group.

    • Kate Nunez
    • December 30, 2012
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    My resolution is to learn to shoot better photos of my work. It’s an essential aspect of growing as a crafts person. Second to that is to spend more time at my craft, and make it a real business.

    • Amy
    • December 31, 2012
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    I plan to be more organized with my beading supplies and find more time to work on my beading hobby. Maybe even venture out to some craft shows to try to sell some product!

  6. Reply

    My resolution is to incorporate more Swarovski crystals in my jewelry, especially in necklaces.

    • Eileen
    • December 31, 2012
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    I really want to try making bracelets using the macrame method!

  7. Reply

    wow…lots of comments today!!! :~)
    Well Marissa, I don’t really have any New Years resolutions, other than to be as healthy, and happy as I can…I learned many years ago the resolutions were just words and they really weren’t important in the long run, mainly because I never ended up keeping them!
    Of course there are things I’d like to do, which I may or may not end up doing…and either way that’s fine!

    All the best to you and yours, wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity in 2013!

    Cheers
    Heather

  8. Reply

    my resolution is to clean up my work room and put to use all those stray beads I have! 🙂 Maybe buy some organizers for them? HEEHEE

    • Christina
    • December 31, 2012
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    I would like to be creative at home every day! Even if it’s just for 5 minutes.

  9. Reply

    My New Year resolution is to work hard, dream more and live life to it fullest.

    • Rachael F
    • December 31, 2012
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    List more items on Etsy, and start a beading blog!

    • Pamela
    • December 31, 2012
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    I have so many things to be thankful for, and one of those things is knowing how to bead! But I have lots of unfinished projects, and my resolution is to finish them before starting new ones!

    • Amanda Price
    • December 31, 2012
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    My 2013 resolution is to make more time for my crafting and to learn new techniques. Happy new year everyone!

    • Diane
    • January 1, 2013
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    I am going to learn a new beading stitch every month.

    • Kristin
    • January 1, 2013
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    master metal stamping

    • Lisa B
    • January 1, 2013
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    I want to get caught up with my beading. Make my daughters some new braclets. Make a few multiple strand braclets. I some fun make some rings.

  10. Reply

    I plan to make lots and lots more jewelry! 🙂

  11. Reply

    In 2013, I want to keep better records, do alot more marketing, and I always want to learn more techniques.

  12. Reply

    my resolutions are to learn to market better, get organized, & write good happy moments on scraps of paper to put all in a jar to read them all next new years eve n remind me of the wonderful moments throughout the year!! n not make new years resolutions :p lol happy new year all beaders! 🙂

    • Rachael Garling
    • January 1, 2013
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    I rarely keep resolutions but this year I’m going to try to make two pieces of jewelry a day. I get so uninspired sometimes and it’s not helping my business at all. I would love to get it up and running but I never have enough stock of anything. With help from my resolution I should have my business ready to go!

    • Lydia Atkinson
    • January 1, 2013
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    My resolutions are to get out of a toxic relationship ASAP and to get my business set up and going. I make great stuff that no one sees, so it’s time to get it out there!!

  13. Reply

    To let go more often…

    • Jada Edwards
    • January 1, 2013
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    I’m a total newbie to the jewelry hobby, so I want to learn as many techniques as I can, and experiments with as many colors and textures as possible! 🙂

    • Maimoona Tahir
    • January 1, 2013
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    My new year resolution is to stay motivated. to learn new art and jewelry trends. to travel, meet people and explore life. To make small goals and complete them to reach the ultimate goal of gaining success and satisfaction. To treat every day as a gift and cherish every moment as a treasure.

    The most important resolution is to be just ME !

  14. Reply

    make the business a priority instead of at the bottom of the heap

    • marge
    • January 1, 2013
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    I want to be able to stay more organized. And make more statement pieces than purely production pieces.

    • Jamie S
    • January 1, 2013
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    to make all my drawn out ideas a reality and finish all my unfinished projects

    • Veronica Raj
    • January 1, 2013
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    I have so many resolutions I need to work on this year! I need to be more organized, productive, and focused!

    • Stacy in KS
    • January 1, 2013
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    My Resolution is to actually make all of those wonderful ideas that I have a Reality and get to work on them.
    I have been so busy these past few months that I didn’t get much jewelry making time in. My Jewelry area just because a disorganized mess-it would take awhile to find the beads, then take another 30-45 minutes to round up my findings, etc..By the time I would get everything rounded up-I would be so frustrated to sit down and work on making the planned project….so these last couple of days, I have been working on getting my beads, findings etc. all nice and organized so that I can make this resolution happen! 🙂

  15. Reply

    find more time for beading!

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