Tuesday 1 November 2016

The November Challenge

Welcome to the November challenge! This month our theme is THE JOY OF SEED BEADS!

We would love to see what you can all make using ONLY seed beads. So put aside your crystals, your pearls and your cabochons for a little while and try the seed bead challenge!

For the purposes of this challenge we are classifying seed beads as round seed beads (also known as rocailles) up to size 6 and cylinder beads. Other small bead shapes like hex, triangle, cube, bugle and drops etc are not allowed. You may use a larger bead inside 3D shapes that need core support, like a beaded bead for instance, but it must not be visible. And of course you can use whatever findings you like.

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 ottbs@live.com along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Wednesday the 30th of November 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 November 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 colour challenges.
  • 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 October Challenge Reveal

Thanks to everyone who took part in the October challenge. There were just a few entries this time, but as always, very beautiful beadwork from you all!

The list of names was randomized at Random.org and the luck winner whose name is at the top is...


Congratulations Jenny, you've won the £15 voucher to spend at www.Jencel.co.uk!

The new challenge for November will be posted shortly so please pop back in a little while to see what our chosen theme is.