Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Samunnat Contest – Win $150 Shopping Spree!

Going on right now until August 31 is a fun, fantastic contest we’re so excited to tell you about! To be eligible for the contest, simply make a necklace, pair of earrings, or bracelet using at least one Samunnat polymer clay bead in your design. All of the other design elements are up to you, and you can submit up to three designs for the contest.

The contest is simple, but we want to provide you with some ideas to get you started. 

This design to the left shows several neat ways you can incorporate the same shades of colors in a variety of shapes and sizes with a soothing, relaxing feel. Notice how the variety of small beads dispersed amongst the larger Kazuri beads really help mix things up a bit and give it that natural feel with unique imperfections throughout the design.

Don’t those pewter jewelry components from Dorabeth Designs look great? We really love how they help invoke that feeling of being near the ocean. Dorabeth Designs has really come up with some great styles and designs for a variety of themes. While many people are partial to their sea life line, they’ve got a great selection of geometric shapes, botanical designs, and even slides that fit conveniently over our Regaliz Greek Leather cord.

A design like this would look great with some deep navy Samunnat Bindu beads to really set off the pewter findings.

While the cool silvers and blues really complement each other well, maybe you like designs with a bit more pop to them. The versatility of the jewelry components from Dorabeth Designs really allow you to apply the pieces to any number of designs like the one shown below with a mixture of artisan Kazuri beads and ocean critters from Dorabeth Designs.

Want to mimic this design with an equally bright design element? Try some of our spring Samunnat Sundari craft beads with beautiful pink, green, and purple tones and great textures.

The fact of the matter is your design choices and elements are nearly endless! With so many different styles of findings, rivets, clasps, leather cords, and artisan beads to choose from, there’s no telling what you cook up. We can certainly say that we’re so excited to see what you submit and look forward to a variety of designs!

Remember to have at least one Samunnat polymer clay bead in your design in order to be eligible! Make sure your submissions are in by August 30 so we can announce the winners on September 10! Submissions should be sent in the form of a high-quality .jpg image to The winner will receive a $150 shopping spree with first and second runners-up receiving shopping sprees of $100 and $50, respectively. If you need any other information, you can view all the details of the contest here.