Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Stashtember Challenge!

(First of all I would like to thank you all for your good wishes and understanding, they were much appreciated!)

I'm a bit early for this one, but I'm at home today and in work on Friday so I thought I'd get a head start!

Welcome to the September or should I say Stashtember Challenge!

This month, we will be digging through our stashes and pulling out those treasures that will help us celebrate the month of September. There are many interesting things listed on Wikipedia as having happened in September. I've pulled out a list below, please choose one topic to base your design on, you can then use any aspect of this topic to inspire your design. I can't wait to see where the inspiration takes you. But remember, all beads should be from stash!

  • German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding named an asteroid belt after the Roman goddess Juno.
  • Richard the Lionheart was crowned King of England.
  • Edvard Grieg, Elizabeth 1, Isambard Kingdom Brunel were born.
  • The Blackpool Iiluminations were first switched on in 1879.
  • Star signs Virgo and Libra represent September.

This month our sponsor is Celia and she's offering a £15 voucher to spend in her online shop Jencel!

Email a photograph of your entry to Sarah at along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Saturday the 30th of September  and the winner is drawn and announced within 3 days. You can email your entry at any time during the 1 month period. The challenge is open to beaders worldwide.

  • Entries must have been started on or after September 1st 2017.
  • You can make any item, it does not need to be jewellery.
  • You can use any craft technique but it must include beads.
  • Your entry must be a finished piece and include a paragraph on your inspiration and how your entry relates to the challenge theme.
  • If your entry isn't your own design you must credit the original designer.

There is more detailed information on the challenge here but if you have any questions please leave a comment below or email us. 

Have fun and happy beading!


Thursday 10 August 2017

Apologies for the radio silence.

Dear all,

Please accept my apologies for the lack of challenge this month. There has been a lot of "Life" happening. Our beloved old dog fell ill and passed away and I'm afraid that, on top of an extremely busy time in work and covering the school holidays for kiddo, has fried my brain and I forgot!

I'll try to be back on to of it still on, in the meantime I hope you have some beady fun!