Friday 1 April 2016

The April Challenge

Welcome to the April challenge! This month we would like you to create some BEADED FLOWERS.

Your flowers can be incorporated into jewellery or other items, or they can be stand-alone flowers. You can use any technique to create the flowers: beadweaving, bead embroidery, wirework etc but they must be made with beads, have petals and must be three dimentional. Please note that flower patterns such as  flat peyote with a flower design, daisy chain etc will not count for this challenge.

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

Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Saturday the 30th of April 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 April 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!

The March Challenge Reveal

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in our March challenge, where the colour scheme was Purple, Green and Gold. The winner of the prize draw is at the bottom of this post but please take some time to admire all the beautiful entries as you scroll down!

The list of names were put into the list randomizer at and the lucky beader whose name is in first position is.....


Congratulations Vidya, you're the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at Old Bicycle Shop! Please check your email Inbox for details on how to claim your prize.

Well that's it for the March challenge, we hope you all enjoyed it. The April challenge will be posted later on today so don't forget to pop back and see what our new theme is. Until then, happy beading!