Bringing Beadworkers Together - 24th July to 1st August 2021

IBW 2020 Competitions & Prize Draws

Key Fob Competition 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Key Fob Competition, below are details of the three lucky winners and their prizes.

1st Prize Maria Eichacker -Germany
Southampton Bead co parcel, Jess Hayman’s needlecase, Cath Thomas’s Diamond Weave tutorial.

2nd Prize Diane Balogh - Hungary
Brooch made by Sam Norgard, Cath Thomas’s Diamond Weave tutorial.

3rd Prize Rebecca Holmes – Doncaster
Mystery box from Nela Kebelova, Cath Thomas’s Diamond Weave tutorial.


2020 Prize Draw

Free Beadworkers Guild Membership

Join the Guild during IBW 2020 to be in with a chance of winning a free one year membership for 2021

2019 Prize Draw Winners

Beaded Name Badge Prize Draw 2019

We had some lovely entries for our beaded Name Badge Prize Draw, many of which you can view below or on our Facebook page.

Tina Holmes, Dora Davies, Janice Tabiner and Donna Course were our lucky prize draw winners.

IBW Beaded Bead Prize Draw 2019

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 are the 2019 lucky Prize Draw winners

1st prize to Sarah Vixeboxes

2nd prize to Sarah Hargreaves

3rd Prize to Jennifer Greenwood

A special thank you to these wonderful traders and ambassadors who donated prizes this year.

Spellbound Beads, Beads Unlimited, Nela Kebelova, Cath Thomas, Southampton Beads and Beadsmith.

Previous Prize Winners 

Winners 2018

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 - 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.

IBW Competition 2018 -Kerrie Slade in association with Preciosa

The winners of Kerrie's IBW competition are pictured below.

To see images of the runners up please visit Kerrie's blog

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

Winning Design

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

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