Category Archives: Contest

Have You Entered the Share Your Design Contest Yet?

The Kazuri West Share Your Design is still on!  It’s where can send in a photograph of your design and if we pick it, you win beads!!  You can make anything you like at all – necklaces, bracelets, rings, keyrings, ornaments – so long as you use Kazuri  or Samunnat Nepal beads.   Shown here are the creations of our past winners.

marie Davis Kazuri necklace

Created by Marie Davis

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A Jewelry Group’s Fun Kazuri Bead Necklace Design Challenge

Beaders who get together regularly have a lot of fun sharing their jewelry making passion. It’s even more so when a jewelry group organizes a design challenge! One such group is Amigas Jewels in Mexico. It was founded by Susy Wright soon after she moved to Jalisco State. The approximately 30 member group are made up of US expatriates living on the north shore of Lake Chapala.

amigas jewelry group design challenge 1

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Helen Breil Contest Winners!

Many stunning designs were submitted for the Helen Briel Polymer Clay Design Contest, making the judges’ work hard indeed!  The 3 winning designs were chosen for their wonderful sense of color, texture, pattern, originality and level of difficulty.

First prize went to Nirmala Edwards who used Helen’s Conga and Fandango Texture Stamps in unique and sophisticated ways.  Helen Breil said, “An exotic touch that suits Kazuri!”

Helen Briel Contest A winner 1

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Win $60 with Polymer or Metal Clay Jewelry Design Contest

 Show off your creativity with this latest design contest!  You could win $60!  All we ask is that you use any one of Helen Breil’s  texture or Pixie Art stamps – with either polymer or metal clay. Shown here are some of Helen’s awesome polymer clay designs using her unique texture stamps.

Winners of the Handmade Slider Bead Contest

The judges had a hard time trying to decide which designs deserved to win in our most recent handmade slider bead contest.  Entrants used a variety of techniques and materials in their designs which all showed the versatility of Kazuri ceramic and Samunnat Nepal beads in jewelry making.

The winning pieces were chosen on the basis of creativity, composition and craftmanship.

Without further ado, here are the winners!

FIRST PLACE : Linda Lydon

1st price Linda Lydon

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New Contest! Show Off Your Handmade Slider Bead Jewelry Designs

Show off your jewelry designs featuring either Kazuri ceramic beads or Samunnat polymer clay large hole slider beads and you could win a prize with our latest design contest. Not only that, you will be helping these women’s collectives thrive.  Take the challenge  and move beyond your comfort zone and show us how creative you can be with these large hole slider beads.
Kazuri bead Regaliz leather bracelet

Kazuri Bead Regaliz Leather Bracelet

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Winner of Our New Beginnings Contest!

The contest ended some days ago but with the July 4 long weekend, we didn’t pull out the winner’s name out of the hat until today!

samunnat nepal beads

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