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Jewelry-Making Contests

Enter our latest jewelry contest for the chance to to win up to a $250 shopping spree, plus your winning design published in our next catalog! There's no entry fee! We hold beading contests and jewelry challenges 2-3 times per year. If our current contest doesn't excite you, check back for the next designer challenge.

Our most recent contest was the:

Pick Your Palette Design Challenge

Deadline to enter was September 12, 2012

Big thanks to all contestants!

Winners are posted in our Design Gallery - congratulations, winners!

All qualifying entries are posted in our Facebook "Pick Your Palette" photo album.

Pick Your Palette Challenge Rules

  • Entries must include beads from 1 or more RT-Exclusive Crystal Jams™ assortments of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS bicone beads. Crystal Jams can be used in the main focal point, as background texture/color, or both.
  • Use any other components you want to turn your concept into reality (handmade, store-bought, new, vintage, found objects, etc). Don't feel limited to traditional stringing and beading methods. Surprise us with innovative uses for Swarovski crystals!
  • Images must meet our image requirements.
  • 3 entries maximum per person or design team.
  • Judging is based on how successfully you blend ingenuity, craftsmanship, and aesthetics.
  • See the fine print below to make sure your entry will be eligible.


  • First Place: $250 Rings & Things gift certificate + publication of your winning design in our 2013 catalog
  • Second Place: $100 Rings & Things gift certificate
  • Third Place: $75 Rings & Things gift certificate
  • People's Choice Award: $75 Rings & Things gift certificate

How To Enter

  • Use a separate entry form for each entry — no entry fee!
  • Enter jewelry sets as a single entry.
  • Entry deadline is midnight (PT) Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (no extensions!)

After You Enter

  • No physical entries are needed at this time. Thanks for your patience during judging!
  • All qualifying entries are posted in our Facebook "Pick Your Palette" photo album
  • Winners are posted in our online Design Gallery - congratulations, winners!

The Fine Print

  • Entries must be new, original works for which you have the legal right to submit to us.
  • Entries may not be currently entered in another competition, or have won any other contests.
  • Incomplete entries, entries that do not follow contest rules, and entries that do not follow image requirements will be disqualified.
  • By entering, you give Rings & Things permission to use images of your piece in print and online publications.
  • Rings & Things employees are not eligible to enter.


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