Thursday, August 19, 2010

Something Romantic

Bead Trends is taking submissions for their Feb. 2011 issue. One of the categories is 'It's About Romance'.

Back in Feb of 2009 one of my pieces 'Loves First Kiss' was published in a similar category, for romance and love.

What inspires romantic jewelry? I did a Google search for the word romance and found these images. Maybe they will inspire you to create a new piece!

More information on how to submit to Bead Trends

Bead Trends (February 2011) Call

Bead Trends is currently looking for designs with the following themes for our February 2011 issue:

  • Quick & Easy
  • Fashion Favorites - Features designs from a variety of styles and mediums that can be a personal favorite or necessary staple in any wardrobe.
  • Birthstone - Amethyst
  • Anything Goes - The beaded possibilities are endless and not just limited to jewelry. What about pillows, table runners, picture frames, lamps, clothing, candle collars, wine glass charms, and home decor?! This category can contain jewelry and a whole lot more!
  • Necklaces
  • It's About Romance - Designs for the season of romance, whether vintage or modern!
  • Semi Precious Gemstones - Wonderful designs created with earthy and organic gemstones.
  • Inspired By...- Designs that were inspired by something you love including nature, family, memories, art and more. We want to see your inspirational pieces and hear their stories.
  • Recycled/Upcycled - We love those innovative designs created by recycling old pieces or upcycling the unexpected!

If you would like to submit your work to this publication, please e-mail a photograph, the name or title of your piece, and contact information to:

If submitting multiple pieces, please send a separate e-mail and photograph for each design.

Deadline for the February 2011 issue is 11:59 p.m. MDT, August 25th, 2010. All ideas should be your original work and not previously published.

We will review all submissions, and if selected, we will contact you by September 1st with additional information. All pieces will need to be shipped to us directly for photography and arrive in our office by September 13th. Your creation will be returned to you insured, after the issue has been printed.

Good Luck!!!!


  1. that girl doesn't remind me of romance. she makes me sad, like i should give her that box of chocolate.