Take our design challenge!

March 17, 2011

[last update, May 2nd:
designer entries added at the bottom–scroll down!
Grand Prize winner to be picked this week]

Take our design challenge!

(PS: while you’re all waiting for the entries to be posted at the bottom of this post,
enjoy our last design challenge featuring glass bezels!)

The theme is brushed copper beads, look at ’em:

Brushed copper beads

Design challenge! Satin-finish copper beads

We think you’ll love these: They’re gorgeously shiny… fun to touch…

and we like how people’s faces light up when they see ’em at our bead shows!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below.
  2. Get an extra entry in the drawing: Link from your blog to this post.  Share this post in Facebook or Twitter.

Then, wait for an email from me: One week from today, on Thursday, March 24th, I’ll do a drawing & pick 15 lucky participants.  I’ll send those 15 people a packet of these satin-finish copper beads.

They’ll have 1 month to provide photos of the jewelry they make with these beads.  Out of all those entries, Rings & Things will pick a Design Challenge winner to receive a surprise pack of our jewelry supplies! So enter now, tell your online friends, and get thinking–what will you do with a bunch of brushed copper beads?  Doming?  Sawing in half?  Image-transfer solution?  Patina’ing?  Hole punching? –Dave at Rings & Things–

Update, March 29th:  Yay!  Winners!  Here’s the list of the lucky 13 people whose names were drawn:

1. Penny Neville,
2. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp,
3. Erin Prais-Hintz,
4. Erin Strother,
5. Francine Vorbeck,
6. Jenny Mac,
7. Amy,
8. Kristi Bowman,
9. Melissa M,
10. Kym Hunter,
11. Tina Lawrence,
13. Laura Staley,

The design entries keep coming in…


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  • Reply Dee March 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    ooooo, very pretty!! I’ve posted to my blog, tweeted and posted to facebook!

  • Reply Cristi Clothier March 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Did someone say copper? I love copper!

  • Reply Susie Weaver March 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    There’s something about copper that speaks to my soul! It looks great and sets off many natural stones, and that’s where my heart want to create. Good luck, everyone! I can’t wait to see what pretty things flow from this challenge!

  • Reply Lisa Caryl March 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Drool Drool….I LoVe working with copper, and I shared on Facebook!

  • Reply Linda Landig March 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I would so love the opportunity to design with these luscious beads.

  • Reply Linda Landig March 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I would love to have the opportunity to design jewelry with these wonderful beads!

  • Reply Linda Landig March 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I shared this on my Facebook business page: http://www.facebook.com/lindalandigjewelry

  • Reply staci L. smith March 18, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Those beads are beautiful!!!! I would love to create with them.

  • Reply staci L. smith March 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I shared on facebook too!

  • Reply Joy Joyner aka GoddessJoy March 18, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Yes please! I’m a copper fiend!!

  • Reply Courtney Breul March 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Yes please! I have blogged about it also.

  • Reply Courtney Breul March 18, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I put it on my Facebook page also.

  • Reply Nadya Parfyonova March 18, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Do you take international beaders? If yes, I’ll be glad to participate!

    • Reply Dave Robertson March 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Привет Надья, ты выиграла! Пожалуйста ожидать электронной почте от меня сегодня. (я буду просить твой ​​почтовый адрес.) Поздравляем! — Dave —

  • Reply Jennifer March 18, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I would so love to get my hands on some of these beads! I love copper – such a versatile material!

  • Reply Jennifer March 18, 2011 at 2:42 am

    And I put in on my FB page, too! Gotta blog later!

  • Reply Elisabeth March 18, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I put it on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beads-for-Busy-Gals/104432549617439?ref=ts

  • Reply Gretchen Coats March 18, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I would love to participate in this challenge! The brushed copper is so pretty!

  • Reply Adrienne Campbell March 18, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I really like these brushed copper beads and I would love to get a chance to play with them!

    I’lve blogged and included a link here: http://adriennedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/rings-and-things-design-challenge.html

    and posted it to my Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/adriennejewelrydesigns

  • Reply Heather March 18, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Sounds like fun.;-)

  • Reply Judy Glende March 18, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Copper is my favorite metal to work with….there are so many possibilities for those great beads!

  • Reply Heidi March 18, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I linked it to my Facebook page!


  • Reply Heidi March 18, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I’ve got a big batch of Liver of Sulfur just waiting to be used 😀

  • Reply Jacinta A. Meyers March 18, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Oh, these are gorgeous! Am looking forward to seeing what people will make of them. 🙂

    Have blogged about it, too, for the extra entry. Hope my luck hasn’t run out!

  • Reply Jacinta A. Meyers March 18, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Have also posted the link on my Facebook page. 🙂

  • Reply Deci Worland March 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I love copper and would love to take part in this.

  • Reply maneki March 18, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Those beads look so lovely. Nothing beats the beauty of copper and brass. I’d love a chance to win if they travel this far!

  • Reply maneki March 18, 2011 at 6:52 am

    And I’ve blogged about it on both of the blogs. 😉

  • Reply Holly March 18, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Oh, goodness, I *soooo* love copper! To win this would be wonderful 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Reply Holly March 18, 2011 at 6:53 am

    And I’ve just FB’ed it to my personal page 🙂

  • Reply Pencio March 18, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Wow, I love the copper color ! I’m going to share on facebook.

  • Reply Deb A March 18, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Awesome beads!I already can see designs dancing in my head!

  • Reply Shirley Moore March 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

    What a lovely collection of beads! since I’m a beadweaver, I think my approach to using them may be a little….different! thanks for the challenge!

  • Reply Sarah March 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

    A comment from me, and jsut about to chare on facebook too 🙂

  • Reply Just A Tish Designs March 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

    OH!! Enter me please 🙂
    I blogged about it –
    tweeted it
    and Facebooked it!!!

    This is exciting! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Reply Frann Ramales March 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I just tweeted this link and tagged you. 🙂

  • Reply Kristi March 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    These beads are gorgeous! I would love the chance to design with these.

  • Reply Erin Winslow March 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Have Tweeted, linked on Facebook and have already gotten the attention of another artist-friend who makes jewelry! 🙂

  • Reply woodthrush March 18, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Yes, please enter me also. Would love to try designing with the copper beads.

  • Reply Colleen March 18, 2011 at 8:34 am

    They look excellent!!

  • Reply Gail March 18, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Oohh, these are gorgeous. Love the color and texture. It would be great fun to design with these. Will post on facebook.

  • Reply Lana Kinney March 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Wowza i just love copper it is my fav component to work with. thanks TTFN:)

  • Reply Clara Tebeau March 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

    what a sweet bunch of beads…. the imaginations goes while as the creative button turns on so many things i can create with this beads, copper is a hot item know and it can be combine with so many things….thinking summer copper and teal….besides the chance to win…you guys are the best!!!1

  • Reply Lana Kinney March 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Here is my face book link

  • Reply Lana Kinney March 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hi i’m back i also added the giveaway to mu blog

  • Reply Cynthia March 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Would love to be a part of this challenge!

  • Reply Karen Green March 18, 2011 at 9:16 am

    These are BEAUTIFUL beads! I just love them. 😉

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