Monday, October 24, 2011

Jewelry Submission Sites

Hey kids!

Bead Trends is looking for submissions for their April 2012 edition. This is a great time to sort through your treasury of creations that you have left from last spring or summer, as you are putting out your fall and winter designs for your shoppers!

Bead Trends is a series of beautiful idea books. They feature a great variety of incredible jewelry and bead creations.

Bead Trends April 2012 Call

Bead Trends is currently looking for designs with the following themes for our April 2012 issue:

  • Birthstone - Diamonds are a girls best friend! Crystals that sparkle and clear quartz can make a great statement too! Send us your favorites!

  • 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!

  • Quick & Easy – Featuring beautiful designs that can be created in less than an hour and are perfect for designers of all levels.

  • Fashion Favorites – Features designs from a variety of styles and mediums that can be a personal favorite or necessary staple in any wardrobe.

  • Fabulous Focals - Focal pieces are HOT! Make a statement and show us your designs featuring great focal pieces.
  • Multi-Strand Designs - Long layers, short twists, and everything in between. We want to see your multi-strand creations.
  • Earrings- Simple or elaborate, elegant or casual, long or short! There is an earrings style perfect for everyone.
  • Bead Weaving - Whether you use seed beads, pearls, crystals, or gemstones. How do you weave your beautiful masterpieces!
  • Color Me Spring - Send us your designs and styles that set the stage for spring!

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 April 2012 issue is 11:59 p.m. MDT, October 25th, 2011. All ideas should be your original work and not previously published.

We will review all submissions, and if selected, we will contact you by November 1st with additional information. All pieces will need to be shipped to us directly for photography and arrive in our office by November 12th. Your creation will be returned to you insured, after the issue has been printed.

Beadaholique's Beading Contest - Hurry - deadline is Oct 26th!!!

Bead and Button is another great source for you to submit your pieces, or for you to contribute to the magazine!

Bead The Pattern Magazine - this is the submission form for Bead The Pattern Magazine, but I will say I am a bit perplexed on exactly how it works.....

Bead Style Magazine - The contributor guidelines for their submissions

Stampinton & Company - This site offers so many different submissions, some are ongoing some are dated, some are not even jewelry related but still something you may want to get involved with!

Canadian Beading - They pay for submissions :)

Creative Beading - in Australia, they have a competition link that is empty right now, but bookmark it, may be some fun later!

Stringing Magazine - They have several submission guidelines posted!

Oh gosh kids - good luck to any of you and your submission - please pop back in with me if you are accepted! I would love to hear about it!

Good LUCK!!!


  1. Thanks so much for the links - I've gotta get going on my submissions this month! :)

  2. Tish - I am in the December 2011 issue of Bead Trends!