Monday, 1 June 2015

The June Challenge

Welcome to the June challenge! This month we're inviting you to take a journey through the natural world and get creative with EARTH TONES.

For this challenge we're taking the colours for Earth Tones from the following description, please do not use any other colours.
"Earth tone is a colour scheme that draws from a colour palette of browns, tans, warm greys, and greens. The colours in an earth tone scheme are muted and flat in an emulation of the natural colours found in dirt, moss, trees and rocks. Many earth tones originate from clay earth pigments, such as umber, ochre, and sienna." ~ Wikipedia 
Edited: Blue is not accepted as an earth tone colour.

We would like you to include, alongside your beads, something in your entry that is NOT A BEAD. By this we mean something that wouldn't normally be considered a beading item, something you wouldn't find as a supply in a bead or craft shop and that isn't usually meant for beading. It could be a found item, something from nature, an item from the hardware department etc. You can use as many of your chosen item and in any way you like but it must be a visible part of your piece. Remember, the twist is optional, you don't need to include it for your entry to be accepted but if you do you will receive two entries into the draw. And please let us know what you have used if it's not immediately obvious!

Our sponsor this month is Rachel and she's offering £15 to spend in her online shop RB Beads!

Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at The challenge runs until Midnight on Tuesday the 30th of June and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

Entries must have been started on or after June 1st 2015.
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 illustrative purposes only, please refer to the text below it for details on the colours allowed in this challenge.

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!


Glorious Beads said...

I'm in!

estherbeads said...

Great challenge! This should be fun!