Saturday, 18 June 2016

Prize update for the June challenge

Hi everyone, just to let you all know the details of the prize for the June challenge. We have something a little different for you this month! I have raided my stash and put together a collection of beads in lovely summery shades of purple, blue and green.

Everything in the photo (apart from the bowl) is up for grabs. There is a specially made sparkling bead soup which includes seed beads, fire polished crystals, Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, drop beads and cubes.

There are also: piggy beads, flowers, leaves, dagger beads, shell hoops, donuts, a string of matt crackle beads, larger matt round beads, three lengths of faux suede thonging, a pair of butterfly connectors, some face cabochons and a few orphan artisan lampwork beads. I may add a few more bits and bobs by the end of the month!

So if you'd like to win this little lot, then get beading! The details for the June challenge are here.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The June Challenge

Welcome to the June Challenge! This month we'd like you to create something in TURQUOISE BLUE, PINK, GREEN AND WHITE.

Any shades of these colours are accepted but please make sure that you use all FOUR colours in your entry. Don't forget that you can use multiple shades of each colour if you wish!

Please click here for details on this month's prize!

Email a photograph of your entry to Liz at along with any other details we have asked for. The challenge runs until Midnight on Thursday the 30th of June 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 June 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 May Challenge Reveal

Thanks to everyone who participated in our May challenge, we hope you enjoyed creating your 'eye'catching jewellery! As you can tell from the gorgeous entries below, the theme for the challenge was Eyes... 

The list of names was randomized and the lucky person whose name has landed right at the top is...


Congratulations Mary, you're the winner of the £15 voucher to spend at Jencel! 

Well that's it for May, the June challenge will be posted later on today with a colour scheme to be inspired by :)