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Earth Day Inspiration

Posted by Steve on April 21 at 07:16 pm

UPDATE: Winners Announced!

The contest has officially ended, and we had nearly 100 designs submitted… what an awesome batch of Earthy Inspiration! :) The two winners have been selected, and we’ll be sending out their prizes shortly. Without further ado:

Winner #1: People’s Choice

The winner of the People’s Choice category is River Force by kye! This design had the most favorites, and we can see why… what a beautiful combination of colors and materials–and of course, skill :) Congratulations!

River Force by kye

Winner #2: Lima’s Choice

The winner that was voted on by the Lima Beads staff is… bead-roll, please… Ancient Earth by E Strother! We were particularly enthralled with the mix of materials that are completely unrelated… yet completely go together :) We also loved the balance, even though it isn’t perfectly symmetrical in every way. Congrats!

Ancient Earth by E Strother

Thanks to Everyone!

I can say with complete honesty that I wish we could just pick everyone as a winner… we love all the designs, and owe you a HUGE Thank You for uploading your creative creations. Thanks again, and keep an eye out for more fun in the future :)

Original post is below…

Tomorrow (4/22) is Earth Day, and we want to lend a hand with some inspiration for your Earthy and organic designs. Ali created 6 new designs with some of our latest components, shown below. We’d love for you to get in on the fun, too… so we’re hosting a design contest and we’re calling for all earthy designs! Check out Ali’s new designs below, with suggestions on how to make them your own coming soon. And keep reading below for the contest details… Happy Earth Day! :)

Make it your own:

Focal Web – try these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Fibersmetallic hemp
Necklace Cordleather cord or lace
Small Beads – Toho frosted & glazed 8/0 and 11/0 seed beads
Feathersfeather charms

Make it your own:

Spikes – Zola Elements spikes
Leather Cordstitched suede cord or braided bolo (especially brown, green, pacific, gray, and pink)
Silk Ribbonnatural edge ribbon

Make it your own:

Magatamasshop all
Round Beads2mm and 3mm round beads
2-hole Focaltry these

Make it your own:

Wood Beadsshop all
Large Chainlots of choices
Irish Waxed Linen12-ply

Make it your own:

Bead Chainshop all
Charmsshop all
Beads10mm & 12mm beads

Make it your own:

Tasselsmini tassels
Silk Stringshop all
Irish Waxed Linen7-ply

Earthy Inspiration Design Contest

If you have some Earthy and organic ideas of your own, we’d love to see them! You might even win a Lima Beads gift certificate & a hand-picked bag of samples from our shop. Here’s how it works:

1. Make a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings (or any jewelry piece you’d wear) that’s inspired somehow by the Earth we live on. There are no specific components to use–everything is fair game.

2. Post your design (or multiple designs) to our Design Gallery, and select the “Earthy Inspiration 2016″ promo when you save/edit your design. Make sure you post your design by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 18th, when the contest ends.

3. Vote for your favorite(s) while browsing the Design Gallery… more on this below :)

The Prizes…

There will be 2 winners selected on Thursday, May 19th. The first will be the “people’s choice” winner, which will be the design receiving the most favorites now through May 18th. The second winner will be “Lima’s favorite”, which will be voted on by all the amazing staff at Lima Beads. Each winners will receive both a $50 Gift Certificate and a hand-picked bag of sample strands & supplies from our shop. We don’t know what will be in the hand-picked bag yet… but there will probably about $25-50 worth of supplies inside. We’ll surprise you :)

Happy Earth Day!

We all feel blessed to live on an amazing Earth. And we hope to see some amazing jewelry from you all soon! If you have any questions, feel free to post it in the comments below.

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    I especially love the Daydream Catcher, the Northern Lights, and the Blooming Sunflower!!!!BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  2. Vieno Kaunokuono
    Vieno Kaunokuono says:

    Yeah, that Northern Lights would really look great along my collar, and not only on Midsummer’s Eve but on
    New Year’s Eve, too!

    Perhaps if I’m behaving well, my matron might do one for me…

  3. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks to everyone for taking part in the contest! The winners have been announced above :)

  4. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks Lima Beads! Thanks everyone! I’m totally blown away and honored. :)

  5. BabbleonJewelry
    BabbleonJewelry says:

    WOW I so love these!!

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    E Strother says:

    WOW, I’m so honored to be chosen out of so many beautiful entries. Thank you, Lima Beads!

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