July Component of the Month Design Challenge and Giveaway – Scarabs

June 27, 2017 , In: Art History, Blog Hops, Design Challenge, Glass

It’s my turn to provide the Component of the Month for July, and I chose my scarabs!  Scarabs have great meaning in Egyptian history.

“Symbolizing eternal life and rebirth, scarab beetles held great religious power and protective abilities. Kephri, the scarab-headed god, rolled the sun across the sky each day, where it died at night and was reborn in the morning. Scarabs also embodied the cycle of creation due to the ‘magical’ way the beetles produce offspring, which you can read more about below. 

Scarab amulets would lend the sacred beetle’s power to the wearer. They offered a person magical protection against the dangers of this world, as well as those of the next.” (from

To participate in the July COM: 

  • I will give away 2 lampwork scarabs of my choice from those pictured to winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment on this post. 
  • *Please note: your comment must include your email and blog addresses so we can contact you should you win. Comments lacking this info will not be considered.
  • Please also note, you are committing to commenting on all the participants’ blogs AND committing to sharing the blog post that you write on social media.
  • Please only leave a comment if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the winners will be announced on Friday, June 30th, 2017. 
  • The giveaway is only open to participants from all countries.
  • The blog reveal will take place on Sunday, July 30th. 

Extra scarabs will be available for purchase after the draw – please contact me if you are interested.


Thanks and Good Luck!



Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy Susan, the owner of SueBeads, started making glass beads in 2005 because she loved lampworked beads so much, but wanted to make her own instead of buying them on ebay! She also makes enameled components and dabbles in polymer clay, but her first love is glass. She has attended jewelry-making classes at ArtBLISS and has taken classes from Barbara Lewis (torch fired enameling) in addition to several classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
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    I would be honored to participate!

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    Would love to play with Sue’s beautiful beads 🙂

    • Sarajo Wentling
    • June 27, 2017

    Ooh! Pick me, pick me! I’ve been drooling over your cool scarab beads for a while. 🙂 My email is sjdesignsjewelry at gmail dot com and my blog is

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    no SJ PICK ME pick me pretty pretty please. I need a kick in the pants to get back to designing new jewellery and I adore everything EGYPTIAN my email is [email protected] and my blog is

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    Oh my gosh! Those are super fun. I love the dark blue scarabs! I would love to participate as I have just gotten my jewelry studio set back up. It had been packed but I am raring to go!

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    Well, the form says to put your website but maybe it needs to be my blog so here it is. thanks

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    Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Windbent (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Renetha Stanziano
    • June 27, 2017

    I’d like to create something with one! EMAIL: [email protected]

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