Monthly Theme for July: Beads

As I mentioned in the Red & Black Week Wrap-Up, I’ll be doing monthly one-day theme events in addition to the annual Red & Black Week.

The theme for July is: Beads

Be sure to come back on July 1 and submit your post!  It can be beaded clothing, jewelry, home decor, or anything you can think of that features beads.

How It Works
I will announce the coming month’s theme on or around the 25th of the previous month (for example. August’s theme will be announced around July 25). On the first day of each month, I will post my theme post with the Mr. Linky sign-up form at the bottom. You can link to any post you’ve done that day or previously, as long as it matches the theme. Be sure to add the icon to your post, and link your post to mine using the Mr. Linky sign-up form on my post.


You don’t have to post your entry on the first of the month – you can post it earlier or link to an old post, but you have to add it to Mr. Linky on Day 1 of the month. You can’t post it after the first of the month, as I will close the Mr. Linky sign-up form on the second of each month so I don’t have to continue monitoring them for spam. 🙂


You don’t have to participate every single month. Feel free to join in whenever you wish. Just be sure you get your post linked before the second day of the month!

Also, let’s keep the posts appropriate for all ages, in terms of both language and imagery. Thanks!! 🙂

Posts that are linked up without including the icon will be removed from Mr. Linky.

HTML for the icon: (The icon and the HTML will remain the same each month)

<a href=”http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/search/label/Monthly%20Themes”><img src=”http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/2012/07/monthly-theme-icon.jpg” border=”0″></a>

Please pass this invitation on to any bloggers you know who might be interested, and feel free to share the announcement on your blogs.  Of course, it’s a good idea to follow my blog to be sure you don’t miss any of the themes.  😉

Questions? E-mail me!

Want to Suggest a Theme?
Leave a comment on any post at any time, or e-mail me. If I use your suggestion, I will credit you on my theme post for that month and in the theme announcement the week before.  No promises that I will use every suggestion, because the themes have to be things that I would be able to do a post about.  For example, I don’t own a pair of cowboy boots, so that’s out.  😉

Want to participate in the Monthly Theme? Here’s how:

  1. Add the Monthly Theme icon to your blog post (copy the code below and paste into your post using the Edit HTML feature):

    <a href=”http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/search/label/Monthly%20Themes”><img src=”http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/2012/07/monthly-theme-icon.jpg” border=”0″></a>
  2. Paste the URL to your post using the Mister Linky box at the bottom of my July 1 post.
    Please use a direct link to your relevant post, NOT a link to your blog’s home page.
  3. Visit all of the other participants who have entered, and show them you appreciate their theme posts!