“For the Love of Beads” Jewelry Design Contest 2013

Sponsored by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association.

sclbsa-logo “Destinations” is the theme for this years challenge. Create an
original piece of jewelry that is either strung, bead woven, or
wire worked and displays your love of beads!


  • Contest is open to all customers and is free to enter.
    Employees and family members of the local bead stores affiliated with the SCLBSA and professional and/or paid bead instructors are not eligible.
  • Pick a category: Stringing, Bead Weaving, or Wire Working.
  • Create an original piece of jewelry that includes at least 80% of the category technique.
  • Choice of materials is open to whatever you can find at a local bead store.
    Although it is not required, we do ask that you support the SCLBSA by purchasing at least 50% of your materials with them.
  • Submit your entry to your participating SCLBSA bead store by June 22, 2013.


  • SCLBSA store owners in each region will be your judges.
  • Judging will be based on overall design and theme, visual impact, originality, and execution.
  • Each category will have a First Place Winner and an Honorable Mention Winner in each region.
  • Nine First Place Winners will be awarded a $100 Promotional Certificate.
  • Nine Honorable Mention Winners will be awarded a $50 Promotional Certificate.
  • Winners will be announced on June 27, 2013 on the SCLBSA web site.
  • Entries will be on display from June 27 – July 6 at store submitted to.

Download the complete rules in PDF or visit www.sclbsa.org for more information about the association.