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Monday, 17 February 2014

Holi Carnival Artist Designer Contest 2014

This Contest Celebrates artist/Designers Living in Different Parts of the World We don't care where you are just show us what you got. Anyone Can Participate you don't have to be a Business owner or a full time Artist/Designer. Just a Passion to show your Skills


 1. Only one Design Items has to be made Exclusive to Handmade N Beyond. Before sharing it to your page.Once we display your Product and Introduce you . Please feel free to share it to your page.Anyone who shares their work before they allow us to share, will be Disqualified

2. Item Has to be a Colorful  and has to be an item for a Carnival. you could use anything from beads to fabric etc.make a mask to a cap anything you desire

3. We are going to have two winners. will be shared on two different days.

One will be the winner with most likes and the other will be a winner for our fav pick.

Your Page products will be Advertised on a daily bases for a whole month. and also An interview about your work will be on the Facebook album and on the Handmade N beyond and  Blog

 Submission Dates : 27th Feb to 2nd march 2014. Any entries after this Date will not be Displayed.

Contest will Stand hold for a Whole week Starting 3rd march to 10th march.

 Only the participants of this Contest, their work will be Shared on regular intervals for the Month of Oct. The Comment page will be closed during this Duration.

To participate

Send Four clear Pictures,prefer white background Size 800x600
Description of Item, process of making time taken to make the Pieces and Material used. what inspired you and a title for your work
Also please mention your name ,company with Links of face book or any other website

Email submissions to

Wish you all the Very Best

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Art that Comes to Light

Welcome And Braise yourself to a Beauty :)

And that One fine Lucky Day Bead work in a New way

Vasanthi Raghav a wonderful daughter brings to Light her mothers Work with a sweet email one day . Tells me she is A stay at home grandmother Busy taking care of Grand-kids while parents out working.

Let Me Introduce you to Saraswathi Kalyanaraman

Lives In Chennai and in her free time makes handmade items with beads well not a full stop there She is just a wonderful artist and this is so true that she makes things that is out of ordinary a waste bulb turns into a beautiful vase, wire works, kroshiya, the soft toys, so much more.. Her daughter can only remember these for now.. No access to internet or have a Page on Fb. just a plain old book style of living. Now what impressed me is there is nothing like this I have ever seen.

 It is as True to what Vasanthi told me she is Extra ordinary. she just wanted to Help her Mum's work to be Seen. And Approached Handmade N Beyond. And me a Big Addict to All things handmade I had to Agree asked for a collage of her work . I am now also Dedicating an Album to Promote anyone who has Skills not Non to us.

I know that our Community is Strong and will help to Promote her work further. I asked if she teaches the art. and the Reply is She does not as its a very small scale but will be more than willing to do so.

P.S if you want to Buy her work or even learn the art of Bead work I will be Glad to help and pass on the Number.

If you want to help someone and know they are talented Do not hesitate and come Reach out to us.

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