Saturday, 1 November 2014

The November Challenge

Welcome to the November challenge! It's theme time again and this month we are inviting you to create something with the theme of WINTER.


This is a very open theme, so use your imagination to create a piece that evokes whatever winter means to you. You may want to use pale cold colours but you certainly don't have to as any colours are accepted.

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

HOW TO ENTER:
Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com and include a few words about what inspired you. The challenge runs until Midnight on Sunday the 30th of November and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
Entries must have been started on or after November 1st 2014.
You can use any technique but it must include beads.
Your entry must be a finished piece.
If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The October Challenge - And the winner is...

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our October challenge! I thought it would be a toughie asking you to use only one specific colour but you really stepped up to the challenge with all your amazing entries...

























































Everyone's names were put in to the list randomizer at Random.org and the lucky beader who's name is at the top is...


KRISTEN


Congratulations Kristen, you're the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at RB Beads!

We'll be posting a brand new challenge for November later on today so don't forget to pop back :)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Giveaway winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in our giveaway! I put all your names into the list randomizer at Random.org and the name at the top is...

LostnThought!

Congratulations Lisa, I'll be emailing the collection of tutorials to you shortly.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Giveaway!

Do you want to learn how to make beaded beads? Then just comment on this post and you could be the lucky winner of this collection of tutorials! There are four tutorials altogether: a smooth round ball, a five sided star, a large hole doughnut and a textured crystal netted ball.


The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide and ends at midnight on Sunday the 26th of October. The winner will be drawn at random and announced the following day. Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment should you be the lucky winner :)

Good luck!

Liz x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The October Challenge

Welcome to the October challenge! In order to stretch and expand your creativity we've set a few more difficult challenges this year which we hope you've enjoyed. If you haven't enjoyed them then you'll be pleased to hear that this month it's the last of the 'big stinkers' as we want you to create something in...


We're going to make this even tougher by saying that you must use only opaque black beads in your piece - no AB, silver lined or other coloured finishes are allowed - but you can use matte as well as shiny beads.

THE PRIZE:
This month our sponsor is Rachel and she's offering £15 to spend in her shop RB Beads!

HOW TO ENTER:
Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com. The challenge runs until Midnight on Friday 31st of October and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
Entries must have been started on or after October 1st 2014.
You can use any technique but it must include beads.
You must use only the challenge colours unless otherwise stated (findings are exempt).
Your entry must be a finished piece.
If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The September Challenge - And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who joined in with our September challenge. The theme was Outer Space and we had some wonderful entries inspired by our beautiful universe....

































Everyone's names were put into the list randomizer at www.random.org and the lucky beader who's name is at the top of the list is...


SARAH!


Congratulations Sarah, you are the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at www.Jencel.co.uk!

We'll be back later on today with a brand new challenge for October :)

Monday, 1 September 2014

The September Challenge

Welcome to the September challenge! It's theme time again and this month we want you to be inspired by our beautiful universe - real or imagined - to create something with the theme of Outer Space.

Image by JPL


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

HOW TO ENTER:
Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at ottbs@live.com and include a few words about what inspired you. The challenge runs until Midnight on Tuesday 30th of September and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

RULES & OTHER INFORMATION:
Entries must have been started on or after September 1st 2014.
You can use any technique but it must include beads.
Your entry must be a finished piece.
If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.

Good luck everyone and happy beading!