A Summer Polymer Clay Contest – Online Bead Treasure Hunt Adventure

Polymer Clay Contest Treasure Hunt

Fun beaded treasures just waiting to be discovered… but only if you know how to search for clues:

With summer in full swing, it’s time to launch the first official Beads and Beading Contest for poly clayers around the globe.

Probably like nothing you have ever played before, this fun event could best be described as a virtual treasure hunt for bead hounds. The rules and regulations will draw from a variety of game play elements. All wrapped around a central polymer clay theme, there will be hints of…

1) A Where’s Waldo picture puzzle concept

2) The Amazing Race and

3) Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean online adventure.

Of course there will also be a big grand prize that’ll make it all worth your while to participate.

So why a Bead Makers Treasure Hunt you ask? Well when I was a kid, my favorite thing to do during the summer was to go treasure hunting. On days when we were restless, my Dad would make up a pirate map with a long list of clues for my brother and sister and I to discover. It would take us most of the day to find everything.

At the end there was always some special treat, like a bag of trail mix and chocolate chips or even a coupon for ice cream at Dairy Queen.

Since summertime always reminds me of having fun with my family and friends, I thought we could all play a little game to celebrate! And what could be better than a summer polymer clay contest filled with hidden jewels and bead gems of information? Who knows, you may even learn a thing or two about how to make polymer clay beads as you play along.

But there is a catch… No it doesn’t cost anything and yes the prize will *really* be worth your while. All that will be required of you to participate in this online bead treasure hunt adventure, is that you:

1) Subscribe to my Polymer Clay Guest List. If you are already subscribed, there’s nothing further that you have to do. You’re already eligible to play.

2) Be on the look out for the summer polymer clay contest rules and regulations. The information will be emailed to you.

3) What else… oh yeah… enjoy the complimentary bead making videos that you’ll receive as a subscriber of my Polymer Clay Tutor Guest List. Here’s a link that will show you what others are saying about how much they love receiving the polymer clay beads video tutorials each and every week.

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  1. Alice Audrey, 07 July, 2008

    When is the deadline to subscribe?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 07 July, 2008

    Hi Alice,

    My Guest List is always open and you can subscribe at anytime. However, I’ll be emailing out the Summer Polymer Clay Contest rules sometime this week… only once. The rules and regs will NOT be posted publicly here on the blog because the contest is an "extra treat" that I keep exclusive for subscribers.

    So as they say, "There’s no time like the present to get yourself on the Guest List." They also say, "If you snooze, you loose!" :)

    Oh and if anyone is wondering what the contest grand prize is going to be, here’s a hint. It has 39 pieces.

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..Buffing Polymer Clay Beads

  3. Jeanie, 28 July, 2008

    I am new to polymer clay and am hooked. Your tutorials are wondeful. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to the treasure hunt.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 30 July, 2008

    Thank you Jeanie. Hope you have fun!

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..Millefiori Beads by Polymer Clay Cane Artist Iris Mishly [Israel]

  5. Cindy Lietz, 18 August, 2008

    This Polymer Clay Treasure Hunt contest is now complete. The winner was announced in this article: Making Polymer Clay Jewelry

    All of the participants picked up some valuable tips and techniques on their way to finding the treasure. If you would like to re-trace their steps, the best way is to type in the words "Treasure Hunt" at the top of this page in the Search Box. A list of all the posts discussing this fun event will appear with clickable links for you to follow.

  6. Marion, 25 August, 2011

    Is it still possible to follow the ‘fun treasure hunt’ you had back in 2008, before I ‘discovered’ you!? Even though there is no longer a prize it would be such fun to work through the hints and clues and learn a bit about poly claying on the way!

    Thanks a million Cindy, you’re a real ‘God-send’!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 25 August, 2011

    Hi Marion,

    I’m pretty sure Doug removed the clues to avoid confusion… but at some point we’ll do more treasure hunt events. This one was quite popular.

  8. Marion R, 26 August, 2011

    @Cindy Lietz from Dandelion Ghost Cane:
    Thank you Cindy! I look forward to that! Please thank Doug when he can fit it in. I’m sure it would be a really popular feature with all your new members now.
    And thanks for the Dandylion cane, your use of figure of 8 inserts solved a lot of problems I’ve had in the past. Love the way it all fits together and keeps it’s shape! Have a great weekend – Marion

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