Friday 1 August 2014

The August Challenge

Welcome to the August challenge! It's colour time again and this month we'd like you to create something in Purple, Pink, Grey and Silver.

Original image by Lele Breveglieri

THE TWIST: This month the twist is NO JEWELLERY! There are so many other things you can make using beads: works of art, bookmarks, decorations, key rings, pens, perfume bottles, stitch markers, wine charms, bag charms to name just a few. Remember this is entirely optional but if you create something other than jewellery in our colour scheme then you will receive two entries into the draw!

This month our sponsor is Valentina and she's offering £25 to spend in her shop Beads & More By Yashma!

Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at The challenge runs until Midnight on Sunday 31st of August 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 August 1st 2014.
You can use any technique but it must include beads.
You must use all of the challenge colours unless otherwise stated (findings are exempt).
Your entry must be a finished piece.
If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The July Challenge - And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who joined in with our July challenge. Here are the fabulous entries we received, who knew scientific subjects could be so beautiful! As always, the winner of the draw is at the bottom of the post.

Aryd'ell says: Octagons are a big deal in molecular science, as well as in bees' honeycombs.

 Coral says: Here is my entry...I call Atom's In Orbit.

Ev Says: used fractal art as my inspiration for this piece.
Ev also blogged about her piece here.

 Fatema says: In keeping with the science theme, I have beaded two pairs of earrings-the first one is based on the molecular structure & the 2nd one on the atomic structure.

 Jeanne says: Here is a photo of my finished necklace and the Fibonacci diagram I based the beadwork on. The neckstrap has repeats of bead colors/sizes in the Fibonacci progression as well, i.e., 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.

 Rachael says: Here is my entry for the July challenge, inspired by DNA sequencing and made using the great tutorial from Jenny Argyle, Twins in a Spin.

Everyone's names were put into the List Randomizer at and the lucky beader whose name is at the top is...


Congratulations Fatema, you're the winner of the inspiration kit from our sponsor Snoochy!

Don't forget to check back later on today when we'll have a brand new challenge for August :)