Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Moodboard

Welcome to the October moodboard! This month I'm using a mosaic that Clare put together - gorgeous aqua, red and white. A bit more of a challenge than usual but I hope you will all have fun with it! As always there is a myriad of textures, shapes, patterns and materials that you can use as your muse or simply take inspiration from the colours themselves...

Left: Heart Mobile. Right, top to bottom: Blanket-WIP, aqua and red buttons2, Gathering materials

Submitting is easy! You can either email your photograph/s to me at thecrimsonmoon7@gmail.com or you can add them to our Flickr group pool. If you do add it to the Flickr pool lease make sure to mention that it's for the October Moodboard. 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 (UK time) on Monday October 31st and as always a prize will be awarded at random to one of our lucky entrants. We welcome submissions from around the world so don't worry if you're not in the UK, you can still enter and be eligible for the prize!

The prize this month is this amazing collection from our sponsor Yashma Creations! Included in the prize is everything you see in the photo: flowers, leaves, round lentils, square lentils, rondelles, rounds, baroques, small daggers, pressed nuggets, table cut 3-dot oval beads and of course the wonderful brass stampings - plus an extra surprise of some more fabulous beads that Yashma Creations are awaiting a delivery of!





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

7 comments:

Mrs Cake said...

What a beautiful and romantic moodboard! I really will make an effort to get my butt in gear and make an entry this month, as I've been lacking recently! But living vicariously through everyone's fantastic creations has been lovely also! :)

Terri said...

Oh My Goodness! That is an inspiring moodboard! I get all itching to create just looking at it!
Hugs,
Terri

Peapod Beads said...

I dreamt of a design in these colours after seeing this! Now I have to try and create it!

JaneLock said...

Ooooh, might have to give that gorgeous colour scheme a go...

Sally Anderson said...

I love these colors and now I want to crochet them! But beading them will be fun, too!

Peapod Beads said...

btw the Yashma clicky link doesn't seem to work for me

thecrimsonmoon said...

Thanks for mentioning that Catherine. I'd forgotten to add the http bit at the beginning, all fixed now :)