Monday, 1 August 2011

August Moodboard

Welcome to the August Moodboard! This month we're revisiting a colour scheme that we've had once before. Purple, green and turquoise blue is such a gorgeous combination that I think it deserves one more outing! As well as the peacock inspired colours, don't forget the textures which this time are soft, shimmering and sparkling with just a touch of fairy magic.

Clockwise from top-left: Twinkling christmas lights, Eye of the Day, Noro Scarf, Flowers from the Purple Land.

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, either in your email or in the description of your Flickr photo.

What can you make? Anything as long as it involves 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 Wednesday August 31st and as usual a prize will be awarded at random to one of our lucky entrants.

The prize this month is a kit to make a set of six mini beaded beads in the winner's choice of colours. It includes all the seed beads you need plus the wooden beads and my Mini Bead tutorial. But non-beadweavers please don't be put off, I'd be happy to make up the beads for you instead!

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


VanishingPearl said...

What pretty colors! I haven't used this color scheme in a while. It's very kind of you to offer to make the beads for the non beadweaving entrants. You are very kind.

lynsey said...

Hmmm very nice a classic combination. I shall endevour to have a go this month, hmmm and i have the beads i think.

Gemma said...

Ooooh! Yummy colour combination

Anonymous said...

awesome! I needed these colors to boost my spirits! Perfect!

VanishingPearl said...

You must be reading my mind. I've had these exact colors picked out for a project for over a month. Just sat down to start working on it and realized I'd just seen the colors on this mood board!