Friday, 2 October 2015

The October Challenge

Welcome to the October challenge! It's colour time and this month we would like you to create something in Grey and Red.

The guidelines for this challenge are very simple - use any shades of grey (excluding black & white) and any shades of red! And don't forget, you can use multiple shades of these two colours within your piece. Please note: Shiny silver is not accepted as grey for this challenge, but any matt silvers that look grey are fine.

For the twist this time we'd like you to include SQUARES in your entry. There are several ways that you can incorporate squares - either in beads/findings etc. or as a pattern or beadwork shape in your piece. For this challenge cube shapes and cube beads are counted as squares and are accepted. Please note that 'square stitches' such as cubic right-angle weave and square stitch will not count for the twist unless they are formed into a square shape. Remember, the twist is optional, you do not need to include it for your entry to be accepted but if you do you will receive two entries into the draw. 

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 in your own time zone on Saturday the 31st of October 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 October 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.
  • No other colours except for those stated.
  • 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 decorative 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!


Gillian Hardbattle said...

Love these colours

Caron Michelle said...

Oooooh - this is going to be fun!

Bev said...

Can we use silver for gray?

Liz said...

Not a shiny silver Bev, that wouldn't count as grey. I guess matte silvers would look more like grey so they would be ok. Use your judgement, if it looks like grey then it's fine. We do have shiny silver in a lot of other challenges!