Bringing Beadworkers Together - 28th July to 5th August 2018
IBW Beaded Bead Prize Draw
Thank you to everyone who donated beaded beads to the Beadworkers Guild, they will be treasured for years to come and will be displayed far and wide.
Below you will find a list of all the lucky winners of this years IBW prize draw
1st Prize - Dorette Urban-Davies has won beads, books, patterns, storage, clasps and a set of cards.
2nd Prize - Jessica Hayman & Annie Cole have won a set of books, clasps, a pattern and a set of cards.
3rd Prize - Beth Clark, Jess Hayman, Liz Hunter & Bobby Gedling have won a set of books, a Claspgarten clasp and a set of cards.
4th Prize - Pat Faircloth, Denise Bending & Ruth Vickery have won a Claspgarten clasp and set of cards.
5th Prize - Denise Bending, Beth Clark, Barbara Steger, Liz Thornton & Sian Nolan have won a set of cards.
And a big thank you to everyone who donated prizes for our draw this year.
IBW 2018 Competition Time - Get to see your own design laser-etched!
Congratulations to Dorette Urban-Davies who won the laser-etched design competition, we can't wait to see your button.
Simply come up with a design to fit on a 36mm flat-fronted button, like those shown below. It could be anything (as long as it is your own work) but it must be in just one colour. It can be a picture or pattern and you can use a computer or draw it by hand. You can also enter as many times as you like. Tip - It's best to keep the designs simple, without too much fine detail.
Kerrie Slade in conjunction with Preciosa launches IBW 2018 Competition
Winners to be announced soon
To be in with a chance of winning one of five fantastic prizes, there are two main requirements: the first is that you make something using one of my patterns, and the second is that it must be made using seed beads and/or beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand. It could be one of the patterns I sell via my website, one from my book Playful Perfection, one of my free patterns available from the Preciosa Ornela project page or one of the many that I have published in books and magazines
Preciosa Ornela is generously providing five equal prizes of a copy of my book and 1kg of beads. So if you want to increase your bead collection, or maybe experiment with some new shapes that you've never tried before, it's well worth having a go at this contest! I'm so glad to be in a position to be able to embrace the spirit of International Beading Week and share the beady love worldwide, and I'm really looking forward to seeing which piece you decide to make. The contest is now open, the closing date is the 6th of August 2018, winners will be announced on my blog the following week. Good luck everyone!
NBW 2017 Competition Results
Our 2017 NBW competition was to design a beaded bookmark, the winner was chosen by popular vote on facebook and by email.
Photos of all entries below
Congratulations to Claire Madder who won our bookmark competition and received some great prizes from Southampton Bead Shop and Spoilt Rotten Beads.
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
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.
Susan Foster receiving her goodie bag from Gordon