Monday 1 August 2016

The August Challenge

Welcome to the August challenge! As this month sees the 2016 Olympic Games hosted in Rio we would like you to create something with an OLYMPICS theme.

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 Wednesday the 31st of August 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 August 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 July Challenge Reveal

Thanks to everyone who joined in with our July challenge where the theme was Brick Stitch. Here are all the gorgeous entries we received...

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


Congratulations Rhonda, you're the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at Old Bicycle Shop courtesy of Davida!

I hope you enjoyed this challenge, there will be a new once posted for August just a little later on.