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September Component of the Month, Design, Challenge and Give Away

August 29, 2017 , In: General

My first design and component challenge give away since joining the Art Elements team a year ago.  I have focused on the coming season of Autumn/Fall and of course the fun of Halloween.  Being of a whimiscal nature I hope to inspire 2 readers of the blog to step into the dark side and embrace their inner child……  


To participate in the September COM: 

  • I will give away a ZOM-BEE bee to two winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment on this post. 
  • *Please note: To enter the giveaway 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.
  • As well as taking part in the Design Challenge, you are committing to taking part in the Blog Hop by visiting each of the participants blogs and leaving a comment, AND promoting the Hop by sharing your post to social media on the reveal day.
  • Please only leave your details if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the giveaway winners will be announced on Thursday 31st August, 2017. 
  • The giveaway is only open to participants from all countries, but as posting is from the UK, please bear in mind they may take a couple of weeks to arrive if you’re in another country.
  • The Blog Reveal and Hop will take place on Saturday 30th September, please do not publish your reveal post before this date. 

Hope you can join me and good luck.


Laney Mead

A convert to glass from a life of doodling and drawing Laney started her artistic career with no formal training but a passion for paper and pencils.  With the help of a friendly artist who took her under his wing, she learnt how to use coloured pencil as a fine art medium and to experiment in abstract work with acrylic and oils, this led to painting murals all over the house walls, don't ask her about the 'space themed bedroom for her son and then having to try and paint it white to sell the house!'  and although she longed to paint real 'outside' murals and got asked to do so she couldn't commit the long travel involved with two, then small kids.  After several years of custom pet portraits in pencil she chanced upon a weekend of lampworking.  After being shown how to use the torch and asked to not burn down the studio she spent a blissful 2 days creating the wonkiest beads you ever did see.  She has been lampworking since 2008 and is finally at the point when her realism in pet portraits is merging with the glass.  Other than that one weekend she has never had a lesson and is completely self taught in all her techniques.  When she isn't melting glass she is writing for Cat World magazine about living with her brain damaged 'celebrity' cat Gordy and the newcomer old Teeko cat.  She lives in rural Herefordshire UK with views from her bedroom window over the Welsh Mountains with her husband, Golden Retrievers Izabel and Defi as well as the cats and two grown up kids that refuse to leave home.  She is currently campaigning for 'Kidsxit'.
  1. Reply

    I love love love those Zom-bees! I hope I win. I have so many wonderful ideas for them!!!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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    The ZOM-BEES look amazing and I would love to participate. [email protected], http://www.beadsforbusygals.com

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    Love the colors so cute, would love to create a design with them.

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    Would love to play too!

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