Bringing Beadworkers Together - 29th July to 6th August 2017

Results of our NBW Competitions 2016


'Little People Beads'

The challenge was to create an original piece of beadwork in which the little people beads played a starring role in the final piece. There really were some fabulous entries and the judges had such a hard time choosing a winner that they decided to award a runners-up prize too.

Congratulations to Jessica Hayman for winning first place and Pam Kirk for winning the runners-up prize (photos of all the entries are below).


Wild, Wacky & Wonderful Beading!

The winner of the wildest, wackiest and most wonderful beading photo moment from NBW 2016 were the Nan McKay Beading Group in Glasgow with their 'Find a Bead' photo.

Here's what Heather Kingsley-Heath, our judge, had to say about the image - "This image captures perfectly the trials, frustrations, camaraderie and craziness that will be familiar to beaders everywhere. It is also the perfect illustration of however batty you get, you're never alone if you're a beader!"

Results of 2015 NBW Competitions

Margaret Hall

Logo Cabochon Competition

The challenge in 2015 was to create an original piece of beadwork in which the National Beading Week Logo played a starring role in the final piece. 

We had some wonderful entries, which can be see below.

Congratulations to Margaret Hall who won a £25 voucher for her NBW cabochon (seen to the left).

Design a Tie for Gordon

To celebrate National Beading Week in 2015 we held a competition to design a tie for Gordon Halfpenney of Halfpenney's Beads.

The Winner was Susan Foster with her
wonderful geometric design.

The pattern is now available to buy from the Beadworkers Guild's on-line shop or you can buy a full kit from Halfpenney's 




Susan Foster receiving her goodie bag from Gordon