2nd Miriam Haskell Inspired Design Challenge
The Rules of the Challenge:
Design a piece of jewelry or parure (matching set) of jewelry using at least one of the items included in the kit. More weight will be given to entries using more items from the kit and/or additional vintage Miriam Haskell Components. There will be 25 kits available through agrainofsand.com . 10 additional kits will be available through Julie Knabb at Studio 2 in Winston Salem, NC. This time around, the kits are being offered at a minimal cost of $20 per kit with a retail value of over $70. This is our way of giving back to the participants. Since there are a very limited number of kits available, we ask that you purchase a kit only if you intend to enter the contest. One kit can be purchased per person in a first come, first served fashion.
All entries should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 3rd. Send photos of your designs with a paragraph description of your work and how you were inspired through the design process.
Prizes for Winners:
- 1st place wins a $100 gift certificate for agrainofsand.com
- 2nd place wins a $50 gift certificate for agrainofsand.com
- 3rd place wins a small flat rate box of vintage beads and findings from the famous vintage bead hoard at A Grain of Sand.
The Kit includes the following:
*SKU #9610 2 pieces of Vintage Gold Plated Miriam Haskell Setting & Connector Leaf Stampings
*SKU#12157 Vintage Czech Moss Iris Green Bugle Beads
*SKU #12640 Swarovski Crystal Light Smoked Topaz Article 1100 drops
*SKU #VB2213 Antique Double Strand Black Faceted Round Nailhead Beads 11mm *Antique Single Strand 5mm Black Faceted Nailhead Beads (Not on the website)
*SKU#CL2214 Vintage Czech Clasp
*SKU #CAB2208 Vintage Golden Deco Cab
*SKU #CAB2210 Vintage Transparent Lt. Topaz Faceted and Domed Glass Cabochons
(This item is available on the website in a beautiful blue as well)
*SKU #VB5101 Light Topaz AB Vintage Swarovski Crystals 8mm
*SKU #GB2211 Vintage Glossy Black Glass Seed Bead Mini Hank
*SKU #GB2212 Amethyst Foil Size 10/0 Czech Seed Beads
*SKU #VB2215 Vintage Brass Bow Stamping
*SKU #26532 Vintage Stamping
*Fabulous stamping only available in this kit
*SKU #VB2203 Vintage Watch Chain
*SKU #8406 Carmel Double Strand Antique Nailhead Beads
*Bonus Vintage Bugle Beads
All of the items in the kit are vintage, however, some may not be from the Miriam Haskell Company. The items in this kit were picked because we think they are inspiring for this challenge. Many of these items are available at agrainofsand.com in full packages. You may also want to check out our Vintage Miriam Haskell Beads Category for some other items that may inspire you. Feel free to use items from your personal stash and or your local bead shop, which are new or old. Just have fun with this challenge!