Sunday, 1 May 2016

The May Challenge

Welcome to the May challenge! This month we are inviting you to create anything you like incorporating EYES!

Your eyes can be human, animal or fantasy. Of course, we mean glass, plastic, polymer clay, ceramic etc, not real eyes! You could even bead an eye shape using seed beads, or create one from wire etc. Please note that the focus of this challenge (excuse the pun!) is on eyes and they must be clearly recognizable as such. Faces, although they contain eyes, won't count and neither will cat's eye beads, although you can certainly use these in addition to your chosen 'eye/s'. Evil eye beads are accepted as eyes.

If you have any further questions about what is or isn't allowed for this challenge then please email us at the address below.

This month our sponsor is Celia and she's offering £15 to spend in her online shop Jencel!

Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Tuesday the 31st of May and the winner is drawn and announced the following day. You can email your entry at any time during the month. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

  • Entries must have been started on or after May 1st 2016
  • 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 decorative purposes only, please refer to the text below it for details on the theme or colours allowed.

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've had a bag with some flat eyes and doll's eyes for forever...wonder if I can find it and give this a go...great idea!

Veronica said...

This is right up my alley

Ericka Stafford said...

Think I may have time to do something this time!

tysh said...

ohh... i have an eye cab left over from a project from a few years ago!