Friday 1 July 2016

The July Challenge

Welcome to the July challenge! This month sees the second of our stitch challenges and this time we would like you to create something using BRICK STITCH.

If you've never tried this stitch before then this is a great opportunity to learn - and to start you off we have a basic tutorial for you right here. Flat, circular, tubular and sculptural brick stitch are all accepted for this challenge.

Please note: Your piece can contain other stitches but the majority of your work must be brick stitch.

This month our sponsor is Davida and she's offering £15 to spend in her online shop Old Bicycle Shop!

Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Sunday the 31st of July 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 July 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 (and this month's stitch).
  • 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 June Challenge Reveal

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our June challenge! All of your entries looked amazing in our challenge colours of Turquoise Blue, Pink, Green and White. Sadly there can only be one winner and you'll find the results of the draw at the bottom of the post. But please don't forget to look at these beautiful creations along the way...

All the names went into the list randomizer at and the lucky beader who's name has landed at the top is...


Congratulations Gill, you're the winner of this collection of beady goodies!

We hope you all enjoyed this challenge. The July challenge will be posted later on today.