A while ago we held our own unofficial BD challenge (like in Beadwork magazine). It'd be fun to do it again, but with a theme this time. Any ideas?
A note on how the Challenge works:
Last time we did the Challenge, we
had 5 participants. This time we'll have however many sign up by the
deadline, so the 5 referenced in the description may or may not match
the final number. That said, here's how the challenge works: Everyone who signed up would send 5 identical focals or sets of
beads/findings to the swap coordinator (that'd be me) by a deadline,
plus enough to cover postage of the completed kits. Once all the stuff
has arrived, the coordinator puts together a BD Challenge Kit from all
the different things people provided, and sends the kit to the
The rest of it works the same way as the Beadwork Challenge; we all
make something using *mostly* the beads in the kit, rounded out with our
own materials when necessary.
For example, LB sends in 5 identical sets of firepolished glass
beads, BC sends in 5 tubes of seed beads, SA sends in 5 coils of colored
craft wire, and BB sends in 5 identical lucite flowers. I realize some
of this may vary due to handmade nature (like my handmade clasps) but as
long as they're clearly the same style and line and size, and the same
process was used to make each, it counts for our purposes as
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Autumn? Halloween? golds and browns? metals?
I dont really have any great ideas for a theme.. but wanted you know that I would love to participate. :-) Just didnt want you to think no one was interested.
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halloween could be fun!?
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Halloween might be fun. Oranges, blacks, purples and greens?
Is it all genre's of beading? For instance, I do stringing, wire wrapping and lampwork. Does it have to be weaving, etc? I also love the idea of a fall/halloween challenge. It will be my first!
Hi Floradora! I would assume that all beaders, wirework, would be welcome! I'd love to see what you do with the theme too..
so.. is a theme decided? do we have some participants?? LOL Also the title says challenge/ swap... I personally would prefer to just do a challenge with our own stash with a theme than a swap.. just less work IMO.. just my vote.. see what others want to do.
Challenge sounds good to me... I'm in!
I'm in. Fall theme sounds good to me.
The challenge/swap is open to all kinds of beaders, of course.
Part of the charm of the challenge is using materials we might not have thought to use, so sets of beads to be mailed will be part of this challenge.
Participants are free to sign up between now and Sep 14th, after which sign-up will be closed and we will begin putting together our challenge packages.If you want to participate, please PM me and I will send you the address to send the packet to.
Last time the finished challenge kit fit nicely into a small Priority Mail flat rate box or envelope, so everyone include $5 with their bead packet.
I would be interested if this is a fall themed challenge (reds, yellows, oranges, dark greens etc.)
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Am I too late to sign up? I've been watching for new challenges in the Bead Chat section, because that's where I found the last challenge. I just found this now. It's still so early in the day... could I sneak in?
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Ok, deadline to get in has been extended to the end of today. :D
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I'm going to be hitting the amazing bead sale at Michaels tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see what I can find to send out for the swap. :0)