Thursday, 1 December 2016

The December Challenge

Welcome to the December challenge! This month we would like you to create a piece of jewellery FIT FOR A SNOW QUEEN!



Image by Princess00lyl on DeviantArt

THE PRIZE:
This month our sponsor is Valentina and she's offering £25 to spend in her Etsy shop Beads & More by Yashma!


HOW TO ENTER:
Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Saturday the 31st of December and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. You can email your entry at any time during the month. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.


RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Entries must have been started on or after December 1st 2016.
  • You can make any item, it does not need to be jewellery.
  • You can use any craft technique but it must include beads.
  • Findings are exempt from the colour challenge.
  • Your entry must be a finished piece.
  • If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.
  • The photo above is for decorative purposes only, please refer to the text below it for details on the theme or colours allowed.

There is more detailed information on the challenge here but if you have any questions please leave a comment below or email us. 

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The November Challenge Reveal

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our November challenge. What a lovely collection of seed bead creations!



















































All the entrants names were put into the list randomizer at Random.org and the lucky beader whose name appeared at the number 1 position is...


SARAH GORDON!


Congratulations Sarah, we'll be in touch with your shortly with details on how to claim your prize.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The November Challenge

Welcome to the November challenge! This month our theme is THE JOY OF SEED BEADS!

We would love to see what you can all make using ONLY seed beads. So put aside your crystals, your pearls and your cabochons for a little while and try the seed bead challenge!




For the purposes of this challenge we are classifying seed beads as round seed beads (also known as rocailles) up to size 6 and cylinder beads. Other small bead shapes like hex, triangle, cube, bugle and drops etc are not allowed. You may use a larger bead inside 3D shapes that need core support, like a beaded bead for instance, but it must not be visible. And of course you can use whatever findings you like.


THE PRIZE:
This month our sponsor is Davida and she's offering £15 to spend in her online shop Old Bicycle Shop!


HOW TO ENTER:
Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Wednesday the 30th of November and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. You can email your entry at any time during the month. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.


RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Entries must have been started on or after November 1st 2016.
  • You can make any item, it does not need to be jewellery.
  • You can use any craft technique but it must include beads.
  • Findings are exempt from colour challenges.
  • Your entry must be a finished piece.
  • If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.
  • The photo above is for decorative purposes only, please refer to the text below it for details on the theme or colours allowed.

There is more detailed information on the challenge here but if you have any questions please leave a comment below or email us. 

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The October Challenge Reveal

Thanks to everyone who took part in the October challenge. There were just a few entries this time, but as always, very beautiful beadwork from you all!





















The list of names was randomized at Random.org and the luck winner whose name is at the top is...



JENNY ARGYLE!



Congratulations Jenny, you've won the £15 voucher to spend at www.Jencel.co.uk!

The new challenge for November will be posted shortly so please pop back in a little while to see what our chosen theme is.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The October Challenge

Welcome to the October challenge! The theme this month is FIREWORKS!




THE PRIZE:
This month our sponsor is Celia and she's offering a £15 voucher to spend in her online shop Jencel!


HOW TO ENTER:
Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Monday the 31st of October and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. You can email your entry at any time during the month. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.


RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Entries must have been started on or after October 31st 2016.
  • You can make any item, it does not need to be jewellery.
  • You can use any craft technique but it must include beads.
  • Findings are exempt from the colour challenge.
  • Your entry must be a finished piece.
  • If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.
  • The photo above is for decorative purposes only, please refer to the text below it for details on the theme or colours allowed.

There is more detailed information on the challenge here but if you have any questions please leave a comment below or email us. 

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Taking a break

Just to let you all know that there's no September challenge as I'm taking a short break. But don't worry, the challenges will be back next month!

In the meantime, happy beading!

~Liz~

Thursday, 1 September 2016

The August Challenge Reveal

Here are the gorgeous entries we had for our August challenge where the theme was the Olympic games!












Thanks to everyone who joined in, your names were put into the list randomizer at Random.org and the person who landed in the number one slot is...


FATEMA ISMAIL!

Congratulations Fatema, you're the winner of the £25 voucher to spend at Beads & More by Yashma!