Friday, 1 July 2011

July Moodboard

Welcome to the July Moodboard! In complete contrast to June's cool blue and silver, I was inspired by the glorious summer sunshine to put together this mosaic of glowing images. We have warm red, burnt orange, deep yellow plus metallics in gold, bronze and copper. You can use any or all of these colours in your piece but we want to see at least one of the metallic elements included, this can be as beads and/or findings.

Submitting is easy! You can either email your photographs to me at or you can add them to our Flickr group pool. If you have a website, blog or an online shop that you'd like us to link to your name then please include it with your submission.

What can you make? Anything as long as it's made with beads! Any technique is accepted, from beadweaving and stringing to wire work and bead embroidery. Lampworkers and polymer clay artists are also welcome to submit pieces they've made.

We're happy for you to make something using a pattern from a book, magazine or tutorial but if you do please let us know the designer's name and where it was published, including a link if available, so that we can give full credit.

The deadline for entries is 6pm (GMT) on Sunday July 31st and as usual a prize will be awarded at random to one of our lucky entrants.

Speaking of which, we have a very special prize on offer this month! As you may have read in this post we have our very first sponsor, the divine Yashma Creations, who will be offering a wonderful collection of beads every few months.

This amazing Summer inpsired collection includes 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm Czech faceted beads, baroque beads, 2-way faceted coins, faceted glass charms, leaves, flowers, drops, rounds, daggers, all in beautiful shades of turquoise, teal, lavender and amethyst as well as nature inspired brass connectors.

We hope you enjoy this month's challenge and look forward to seeing your creations!


lynsey said...

oooh what gorgeous colours, both with the mood board and the prize, really must try and submit something this month

Shirley said...

Oh, I love those! And I have a UFO that will qualify for this!

Sarah said...

A beautiful selection as always!

cndunford said...

I love the theme, and the prize!

Anonymous said...

Thanks girls, I'm glad you like the theme and the prize :)

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely! What I could do with those beads!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful colour choices again Liz, and challenging too!:-) I shall have a go if I can, though will be away for a bit this month.

Eleanor Snare said...

Beautiful selection for both inspiration and the prizes...fab!