We attended the Portland Bead Society Retreat held annually in early March in Cannon Beach, OR at the lovely Tolovana Inn. There were 72 attendees, and a good and lively time was had by all. Classes were held and enjoyed, fun games were played, and the gorgeous scenery was enjoyed, including the wild bunnies inhabiting… Continue reading TierraCast Crystallized Post Earrings Challenge at the Portland Bead Society Retreat, 2016
Update February 13, 2015: and the winners are… Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Are you planning on making something? If so… send us an image of what you have made, either as a gift or to wear, and we will post your image here on our blog. We will choose three winners, and each will… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Contest
Join us for our Half TILA Challenge… make something with Half TILAS and you might be a lucky winner! The Grand Prize is a snap top box of 38 colors, valued at over $225.00! Miyuki has launched a new shape of bead called the Half TILA, and we wanted to inspire you to try them out with… Continue reading Half TILA Challenge!
The winners are…. Melanie – 1st place! Marilyn – 2nd Place! Susan – 3rd Place!!!! Thank you all so much for participating! To see all the entries, please see our complete album on Facebook. As for the goodie bags awarded for best use of the following components, here are our final decisions: Vintaj Natural Brass… Continue reading Radiant Orchid Challenge Winners!
Image provided by PBS We think Vintaj Natural Brass is a “natural” for Downton Abbey style jewelry, so we are welcoming inspirational pieces to feature on our blog and Facebook! This is a challenge where everybody wins! Visit our website for Vintaj Components. Deluxe Goody Bags will be awarded to all the contestants. Let’s see what you can come… Continue reading Downton Abbey & Vintaj Natural Brass Inspirational Pieces Challenge
Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid The color of the year, announced by Pantone, is Radiant Orchid, and we are sponsoring a challenge using this color as the focal. Click here to go to our Pinterest board for some great inspiration! Here’s the Scoop: Create a piece, can be jewelry or a decorative piece, using… Continue reading Radiant Orchid Challenge
Announcing our 2013 Takumi Summer Challenge winners! We had great entries! 1st Place Winner: Beaded Macramé Choker by Lynne 1st Place Details about the Macrame Choker from Lynne: Feature button from the Clay Genie I used over 3/4 of a 3″ tube of Antique Bronze Gold Takumi large hole beads 11/0’s Vintaj lobster clasp Brass oval links Brass chain Brass… Continue reading Takumi Summer Challenge Winners!
We are announcing our Summer Takumi Challenge! It has now been extended into fall – the new deadline for admissions is October 28th! This spring Toho introduced the new Takumi line of size 11/0 seed beads. They have unusually large holes making them a deluxe resource for beadweaving. The holes are 15% larger than a traditional size… Continue reading Takumi Summer Challenge