Saturday, January 19, 2013

Show Off Your Beads!

I found this announcement online and thought I'd help spread the word!
Lark books (one of my favorite publishers; they produce books with amazing photography) is seeking submissions of original, contemporary beads for publication in a new book entitled Showcase 1000 Beads. The book will be published in January 2014, and you know I have to reserve a copy!
The deadline for submission of photographs of your handmade bead(s) is February 14, 2013. So you still have time to make some beads in glass, metal, polymer clay, wood, stone, ceramics, fiber, etc. and get them professionally photographed by the deadline. There is no entry fee. More detailed information can be found by clicking here.
If your bead is chosen for publication, you'll have the pleasure of seeing it in print and you'll also receive a complimentary copy of the book by way of compensation. Naturally, you retain copyright to your own artwork.
I think it's a great idea for any of us who make handmade beads, especially those who utilize unusual materials. Time to show the world what you've been making lately! Lark appreciates submissions of contemporary beads; that is, nothing made prior to 2010, and preferably beads made in 2011 or (even better) 2012.
Photography: It must be very strong. If you lack the skills to produce high quality digital images, I encourage you to pay someone for this service. It's an investment you won't regret.
To submit your images, click here. Remember, the deadline for submissions is February 14!
Good luck, everybeady!

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