April Beading Challenge
Do you ever feel like you need a little creative push? Are you looking for some inspiration to think (or, BEAD) outside of your comfort zone? Want to bead outside your box and possibly win a prize at the same time? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to the Eureka Crystal Beads APRIL BREADING CHALLENGE!
* * * For GENERAL PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES, scroll to the bottom! * * *
Let’s talk about April’s theme: CRYSTAL CUP CHAIN! This month we want to see what you can make featuring these super sparkly connected crystals of beauty! (
Crystal Cup Chain consists of individual crystal stones in settings (in this case, prong settings) and connected by a flexible metal base. There is absolutely no purchase required for entry to the prize giveaway, or the April challenge, but we do sell a variety of cup chain on our website in case you’re wondering where to find it. Below is a helpful compilation of some information about cup chain, and some links to blog posts and tutorials outlining ways to work with it!
Preciosa Crystal Cup chain comes in a variety of colors, sometimes with utterly dazzling Aurora Borealis finishes! (or no finish at all, if you prefer a more subtle look!)
Come take a peek at all of Eureka’s Preciosa Crystal Cup Chain and cup chain findings!
We hope you challenge yourself to use some Cup Chain to come up with something spectacular to submit for the April Challenge!
HOW does this all work? Every month there will be a theme to follow. Examples of themes could be to feature a color or color palette, to show off a specific product, to work within a technique, or take inspiration from a fashion movement or decade! We welcome beader’s to submit creations of their own design, or ones that followed a pattern or video tutorial. Just make sure that you credit the designer (if the designer isn’t you). Themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. APRIL 2019 THEME: CRYSTAL CUP CHAIN!
What is the DEADLINE for submissions? The deadline for submissions each month is the last calendar day – easy peasy!
How do I SUBMIT my entry? First, you’ll need to be a member of our online Facebook group: The Beader’s Nook at Eureka Crystal Beads. JOIN HERE, it’s free and fun! At any time during the month you can post your submission in the group to show it off and say a little something about it! ***NOTE: You’ll have to use the hashtag “#Nook419” (which should turn into a blue link after you type it) in your post so we can collect all the submissions at the end of the month. (In case you’re wondering: “419” = April 2019. So next month, the hashtag to use will use 519, for May 2019) >>> Learn more about The Beader’s Nook HERE!
PRIZES, you say? Yes, that’s right! Each month we’ll select (1) participant at random to win a fun beady prize. There is no purchase required for entry. Our goal for these challenges is to be low-stress way for you to challenge and push yourself, but not to be in competition with your peers. Let’s all have some fun! (More serious competitions, for those interested, are coming down the pipeline – stay tuned!)
Can I submit MORE THAN ONE entry? Absolutely! Who are we to stifle your creativity!! BUT, it should be noted that additional entries will not gain you advantage in winning the random month-end prize.