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Beading Idol

Posted by The Bead Place on May 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Do you have what it takes to be the next Beading Idol? 


Abbi Berta of The Bead Place is hosting a jewelry design contest structured like the popular singing competition. Beading Idol will have a panel of celebrity judges who will decide who makes it to the next round!  Top designers will receive prize packages and the winner crowned "Beading Idol" will be awarded with a fabulous grand prize!


Our panel of celebrity judges includes:


Cynthia Deis (of Ornamentea)

Lois Venarchick (of Wynwoods Gallery & Studio and Diva Yarn)

Debra Saucier (Swarovski Ambassador, and of Crystal Clay and The Bead & Wire Shop)

Kellie Sutton (of Kellie's Bead Boutique)

Stephanie Harrell (of Bead Artistry)

Andrew Thornton (of Allegory Gallery)

Kieu Pham Gray (of The Urban Beader)

Kay Goss (of Stars Beads and Stars Clasps)


Our first challenge has started!  Here are the challenge rules:

Make a piece of jewelry inspired by a song you love.  You will be judged not only by symbolism, but also the overall design and aesthetics of your piece.  Be sure to be able to produce lyrics or a short description of the song's meaning if it has no lyrics.  E-mail a large high quality photo of your design (along with song title and lyrics/meaning) to abbi@beadplace.net by Thursday, August 15th.

By doing so, you agree to allow The Bead Place permission to use your name, location, and design photos as advertisements for the contest, future contests, and in galleries on our website, on Facebook, and other social media, etc.

After the first round has been judged, you will be notified via e-mail if you will move to the next round.  Please remember to "like" The Bead Place on Facebook to stay updated with the contest.  If you have a blog or are active on social media websites, feel free to talk about the contest, your pieces, and how much fun you're having!

Thanks so much!  Check back to this page to see  how the competition progresses!


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Congratulations to Linda Biermann and Melinda Orr!  They are the winners of the first round of Beading Idol!  The following are photos of their submissions with the song title and lyrics of their choice:

By Linda Biermann

I'm a King Bee by Slim Harpo

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive

Well I'm a king bee, buzzing around your hive

Well I can make honey baby, let me come inside

I'm young and able to buzz all night long

I'm young and able to buzz all night long

Well when you hear me buzzin' baby, some stinging is going on

(well... buzz a while... sting it then...)

Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen

Well I'm a king bee, want you to be my queen

Together we can make honey, the world ever never seen

Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long

Well I'm a king bee, can buzz all night long

Well I can buzz better baby, when your man is gone


Select judge comments about Linda's piece:

"Looks well made and well thought out." -Kieu Pham Gray

"Love the colors and how unique it looks.  Job well done!" -Kellie Sutton

"I like the combination of metal and the 3 dimensional aspects on this cuff, it really enhances the theme used. Great work." -Kay Goss



By Melinda Orr

Babylon by David Gray

"This design is from the term.."Let go your heart"...letting go of all you know to learn anew... It's how I feel when trying out new concepts in my designing. I also need music for my ideas to flow and am an avid Pandora listener while I work."

Friday night I'm going nowhere

All the lights are changing green to red

Turning over TV stations

Situations running through my head

Well looking back through time

You know it's clear that I've been blind

I've been a fool

To ever open up my heart

To all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule

Saturday I'm running wild

And all the lights are changing red to green

Moving through the crowd I'm pushing

Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream

Only wish that you were here

You know I'm seeing it so clear

I've been afraid

To tell you how I really feel

Admit to some of those bad mistakes I've made

If you want it

Come and get it

Crying out loud

The love that I was

Giving you was

Never in doubt

Let go your heart

Let go your head

And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Sunday all the lights of London

Shining , Sky is fading red to blue

I'm kicking through the Autumn leaves

And wondering where it is you might be going to

Turning back for home

You know I'm feeling so alone

I can't believe

Climbing on the stair

I turn around to see you smiling there

In front of me

If you want it

Come and get it

Crying out loud

The love that I was

Giving you was

Never in doubt

And feel it now

Let go your heart

Let go your head

And feel it now

Let go your heart

Let go your head

And feel it now

Let go your heart

Let go your head

And feel it now

Let go your heart

Let go your head

And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon


Select judge comments about Melinda's piece:

"I enjoy the earthly elegance of this piece. It's got wonderful texture and rich patinas. The stylized hand and heart have an upbeat folksiness to them that embodies the song perfectly." -Andrew Thornton

"I like the earth tones and use of mixed media in this piece." -Kay Goss

"I'm with the masses on this one too! Love the colors and textures she used. I'd wear this myself!" -Kellie Sutton



Great job everyone!

Honorable mentions include: Jenni Swartz, Terri Velasco, Cathleen Wesemann, Jenn Spaeth, Cheryl Mikolaszuk, Carol Gavin, and CJ Kinney.  Thank you for your beautiful projects.

Linda and Melinda will have until Dec. 1st, 2013 to create a peice for the final round of Beading Idol.

Keep checking back to this page for updates!

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11 Comments

Reply Tracee Dock
11:25 AM on September 28, 2013 
Great idea!! I am often inspired by song lyrics and keep a note pad in my beading desk so I can jot down song lyrics that inspire when I hear them.
Reply Ema Kilroy
9:26 AM on September 27, 2013 
Both pieces are gorgeous. I am a heart girl so I am drawn to Melinda's beautiful heart and I love that song.
Reply The Bead Place
6:27 PM on July 2, 2013 
C J Kinney says...
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Hi CJ! Please e-mail your name, city, and state to abbi@beadplace.net with the subject line, "Beading Idol" if you haven't already. This will make sure you're entered in the competition!
Reply C J Kinney
1:54 PM on July 1, 2013 
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Reply The Bead Place
8:30 PM on June 27, 2013 
Cynthia Machata says...
I would love to participate!

Hi Cynthia,
If you haven't already, please send an e-mail to abbi@beadplace.net with the subject line "Beading Idol" that contains your name, city and state. Thanks!
Reply Cynthia Machata
7:03 PM on June 27, 2013 
I would love to participate!
Reply Terri Velasco
5:49 PM on June 22, 2013 
I don't think I ever officially registered, I've just talked about it. :-)
Reply Linda.Biermann
9:01 AM on May 19, 2013 
Sounds like fun!
Reply Aimee Eckert
8:12 PM on May 18, 2013 
I am interested in competing!
Reply The Bead Place
4:54 PM on May 14, 2013 
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell says...
I would love to be considered!

Hi Dyanne! Please send an e-mail to abbi@beadplace.net with your name, city, and state and we will enter you in the competition.
Reply Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
4:32 PM on May 14, 2013 
I would love to be considered!