Vampire Diaries jewelry earrings and necklace that were spotted on the hit TV show. As seen on TV, these jewelry items were gifted in consideration for use to the costume stylist of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag from The Artisan Group®.
This eye-catching Blue Frost Crystal Pendant necklace is an Alyce n Maille Original Design. This jewelry design was worn by the character Elena Gilbert (actress Nina Dobrev) in the season 6 finale. Made with Stainless Steel and Swarovski Crystal.
Last month I hosted a Beading Design Contest for jewelry Excellence and invited everyone to send in a picture of a recent jewelry piece they had created. We had five contestants and the above design by Karlas Krystals was the winner.
I asked Karla to tell us a little about how she got started making beaded jewelry. She told me
“It was in December of 2012 and I wanted to do a fundraiser for a friend of mine, her name is Megan and 22 years of age with stage 4 lung cancer. My goal was to have the fundraiser before she passed away, unfortunately that did not happen as Megan passed away on the 3rd of December and the fundraiser was on the 16th.”
Karla said that the fundraiser still went on, in hopes of a big turnout, but she explained that it didn’t turn out like everyone planned. However they still made some money, although it wasn’t enough to get a headstone for Megan so that her daughter would be able to go and visit. Then Karla revealed that:
“Megan is more then just a friend, Megan is the mom to my daughter-in-law’s niece. This makes Megan Family! My Daughter-in-law had an idea to have another fundraiser in January in Megan’s home town, since that is where Megan is from. After agreeing I wondered what I could make, I told my husband I wanted to try to make jewelry. I got some beads and just started making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, The fundraiser never took off, however my jewelry has been taken to a whole new level in my life! I have fallen in love with making handmade beaded jewelry and having my ideas come to life, and so has my family and friends, They all keep asking and requesting for more jewelry to buy.
Making jewelry to me is very calming and exciting all in the same setting, now I have made a goal for myself to have my own business and to provide good customer service and quality of work!”
We can all relate to Karla’s last statement, we all love beading and making our creations come to life in colorful brilliance!
Thank you Karla for entering the contest and sharing this heartfelt story of how you began your beading career. To see more of her creations and learn more about her business please visit her website Karlas Krystals
Leave a comment and tell us how you got started making beaded jewelry designs!
We are having a jewelry beading design contest, to share and see all the beautiful beaded creations that everyone makes! Simple, easy and fun – just send a picture of your recent beaded jewelry design.
Here is how it will work:
Email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org of your beaded jewelry design – earrings, bracelet or necklace. Try to get a good clean picture so we can see the design clearly. Send a jpg image no larger than 1600px.
Please include your name, email address to contact you in case you win, title of your item and a brief description or any special materials used.
One entry per person
Deadline for entry February 7, 2014
After review of entries, our expert panel will select top finalists for voting, based on uniqueness and originality, excellent workmanship and use of colorful and diverse beads.
Finalists will be posted to an album in our Facebook page for Likes, comments and sharing to help determine the winner.
Final judging will take place the third week in February and the winner and will be notified by email
Winner will receive a coupon to our Etsy shop for $20.00 off any purchase, a feature on our Blog, and will be able to display the J.E.M. Award Badge on your website or blog
Other finalists will receive an exclusive discount coupon
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Please leave a comment here on my blog along with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. No need to be a follower, but that would be an added bonus!
Comments on this day (February 29, 2012) up until midnight PST will be included
I will post the winner on March 2, 2012
Instructions for the Blog Hop
1. Choose something to give away on Leap Day. Keep it simple. You can make something, give away a bit of your stash, offer a service, buy your favorite gadget to give away or offer something completely non-crafty. Your blog, you choose.
2. To participate in the blog hop, your giveaway must start and end on Leap Day (February 29, 2012). You can open it at 10:00 am and close it at 10:00 pm, or go midnight to midnight, or anything in between. Your blog, your rules.
3. Post your giveaway and then link up at Such a Sew and Sew. Please include the Leap Day Giveaway button (code found on the Leap Day Giveaway post) somewhere in your post. The linky will open at noon MST on February 28th and close at 10:00 am MST on March 1st, to allow for people in different time zones to participate.
4. If you want to include the linky on your giveaway post so that others can link up from your blog the code in available here. If you choose to add the linky to your post, you MUST include the above rules so that it is fair play for all.