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!

The April Challenge Reveal

May thanks to everyone who took part in our April Challenge where the theme was Beaded Flowers. It was nice to see so many different techniques and different beads used. As always, the winner of the draw is at the end of this post, please enjoy all the wonderful beaded flower entries along the way.

All the names have been put into a list randomizer and the lucky beader whose name is at the very top is.....


Congratulations Audrey, you're the winner of a £25 voucher to spend at Beads and More by Yashma!

Well that's it for the April challenge. Didn't have time to join in? Then why not have a bash at the May challenge which will be posted later on today? : )