Next Bead-a-Day Calendar

Blogged under CFEs/Contests by Tammy on Monday 30 June 2008 at 6:39 am

You’ve probably seen these Bead-a-Day Calendars. I have even bought them as gifts for my beading friends. Hey, who doesn’t need a calendar, especially around the holidays when the new year is starting up? What you may not realize is that you can also be part of these calendars and also have a chance to win the publisher’s Design Contest. Here is the Call for Entries I received for the 2010 calendar:

The 2009 Beading Bead-A-Day Calendar is at the printer! Hooray!
There were great submissions for this one – both Projects and Inspiration Pieces!
Thanks to all who sent in their submissions!

Congratulations to the winners of the prizes for Project Submissions:

1st Prize: Marvetta Bee for her Elegant Curls Ring

2nd Prize: Glenda Payseno for her Red, White & Blue Teeny Tiny Triangle Bracelet

3rd Prize: Carole Ohl for her Ndebele Criss Cross Bracelet

Accord Publishing has announced that they will again sponsor a contest for Project Designs. Winners are chosen on the basis of the quality of the directions, timely submission, and the quality of the images. Prizes will again be $500, $350, and $150. So send your submissions soon!

Submissions for both Projects and Inspiration Pieces are now being accepted for the 2010 calendar. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. We have revised them somewhat to clarify how they need to be submitted. Text directions must be in a separate file from diagrams/photos. If you have questions, please let me know.

We are operating on a final deadline of November 30, 2008. The sooner that submissions come in, the better it is for us to get them edited and iron out any image glitches that
crop up.

I’m attaching a new submission form. You can also find this form at

If you know of someone else who would be a good contributor to the calendar, please feel free to share this information with them or have them contact me. You’ll notice that

the e-mail has changed to calendar for this year.

Sharon Hessoun
Editor, Beading Bead-a-Day Calendar 2010

Grant, you may not get anything but a free calendar out of this publishing gig, but if you have been thinking of trying to get your bead designs publishing, this may be worth considering, especially since they will need a large number of projects to fill this 365 page calendar.


  1. Comment by Lisa Crone — July 1, 2008 @ 5:30 am

    Hi Tammy! That is so cool, I never knew there was a bead a day calendar! That is definitely something I need, thank you for sharing that info!! Yes, I used to live under a rock, but not any more!! Take care, Lisa C.

  2. Comment by Erin — July 1, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    Hello, Tammy! I’ve heard about the calendars, but I didn’t know we could try and get in it. That’s exciting! Thank you for the info!!


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