Monday 1 September 2014

The September Challenge

Welcome to the September challenge! It's theme time again and this month we want you to be inspired by our beautiful universe - real or imagined - to create something with the theme of Outer Space.

Image by JPL

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

Simply email a photograph of your entry to Liz at and include a few words about what inspired you. The challenge runs until Midnight on Tuesday 30th of September 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 September 1st 2014.
You can use any technique but it must include beads.
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 August Challenge - and the winner is...

Well done to everyone who took part in our August challenge, as always it's been fun opening your emails and seeing all your beautiful creations! I must also tell you that this challenge breaks the OTTBS record for the most number of entries that have used the twist - well done everyone! Ok, I know you're dying to see who has won this month but please take some time to have a look at the beady goodness below before you do :)

Everyone's names were put into the list randomizer at and the lucky beader who's name is at the top is... drum roll please...


Congratulations Dawn, you've won the £25 voucher to spend at Beads & More by Yashma!

We'll be back later on today with a brand new challenge for September :)