May 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 MAY BEADING CHALLENGE! #NOOK519

* * * For GENERAL PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES, scroll to the bottom! * * *

This month’s theme is LAVISH & LENGTHY and can be applied to both Necklaces and Earrings! Necklaces must be at least 24” long and earrings must dangle at least 3” from below the ear lobe of the wearer. Feel free to submit a necklace OR earrings – or both! As the winner is selected at random, you may submit as many pieces as you like.

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!


A Matinee at max length would work, but if you are making a necklace, you are probably working with Opera length (28″-37″) or Rope length (37″-60″)!


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. MAY 2019 THEME: LAVISH & LENGTHY

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 “#Nook519” (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: “519” = May 2019. So next month, the hashtag to use will use 619, for June 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.

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