Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Celebrating National Beading Week - Giveaway now closed!

So, there's lots of beady fun going on this week and I wanted to get in on the action! I've celebrated National Beading Week by having fun making some bead soup! Apart from actually beading, this is one of my favourite things to do. Oh the colours and the shapes and the tinkle of the beads as I swish them altogether with my trusty triangle sorter!

This bead soup is predominantly blue and purple (hence the name Blurple) and includes size 8,11,15 seed beads, delicas, O beads, Superduos, Rullas, triangles, glass pearls and a few Swarovski Elements (including tiny butterflies and flower), for a total of 50 grams. I've added a blue Luna Soft cabochon and 2 x 12mm sapphire Swarovski rivolis for focals.


I thought I'd share this celebration with the OTTBS blog readers as a giveaway for one lucky reader! How can you win some of my custom made super sparkly blurple bead soup? Read on!

1. Have a good old rummage through the old challenge posts here on the OTTBS blog and pick your favourite challenge, be it this months beach theme, January's Inspired by a song theme or any of the other many fab challenges
2. Pop back to this post and comment with your favourite challenge by 5.00pm BST Friday the 31st July 2015
3. Be on standby at 8.00pm BST Friday the 31st July 2015 for the announcement of the winner (winner will be picked at random by random.org)

Good luck!

Sarah x


16 comments:

Peapod Beads said...

I particularly liked the bright Bollywood palette of the April challenge!

Shirley Moore said...

Ok, that was a lot of fun! I know you're going to rag me over this, but this really was one of my favorite challenges, totally aside from the fact that I won the prize! :)
Black and White challenge: http://tacklethatbeadstash.blogspot.co.uk/2012_01_01_archive.html

Kellq said...

My favorite chalłenge was from last March, jewelry inspired by Ancient Civilizations.

Jenny Argyle said...

This months - I do like nature inspired
http://tacklethatbeadstash.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-july-challenge.html

Ceejae said...

Absolutely the May Challenge 'Inspired By Fabric' was my favorite...I did one of my favorite pieces I've ever done. Coral Egelund

Tia Dalma said...

I really liked the Design Seeds challenge from December 2014...I didn't participate in it but I really loved seeing the inspiration colors!

S Soutache said...

I love the May challenge as well. I am often inspired by fabric. Especially when I do bead embroidery.
Teressa Dyer

dundeegirl2 said...

That was a fun look back! I think May of 2014, the ancient civilizations was one of my favorites. I ended up submitting a little book that month and also made an Egyptian inspired bracelet later as well.

Klazine said...

I liked the citrus themed challenge a lot. I almost never create with citrus colours, and I really liked the outcome.


http://tacklethatbeadstash.blogspot.co.uk/2012_04_01_archive.html

estherbeads said...

January 2014… inspired by a famous painting… the entries were awesome! I also had great fun with themes inspired by movies and song titles.

Gillian Hardbattle said...

April 15 the Bollywood challenge was my all time favourite. I just love all those colours together and there were lots of beautiful pieces made.

Glorious Beads said...

I liked the April 2015 challenge of using the four chosen colors and gold...and then the kicker of adding fringe! This was a real stretching exercise...which I love!! Jeanne Evans

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Posting on behalf of Cath Thomas -Samothec. Song inspired challenge

Unknown said...

I think my favorite was the word search puzzle that lead to your required element. It was this spring. Beads I remember, dates alas not.

Unknown said...

P.S. Not sure why I'm posting as unknown. It's Toni. :(