Saturday, September 25, 2010

November Challenge Theme "Holiday Treasure"

This months challenge theme was chosen by Marsha of HauteIceBeadWork, winner of the September "Bollywood"challenge.  Marsha challenges us to "Choose your favorite late fall or winter holiday and create a beadweaving to celebrate the occasion. It might be a menorah bracelet to wear to a Hanukkah party, or a Christmas poinsettia necklace, or ivy earrings for a Solstice afternoon tea. You could make napkin rings for a Thanksgiving table or a bead embroidered garment or handbag for a special New Year's Eve party. Let your own imagination find the perfect Holiday Treasure! Your listing should include an explanation of the event for which you have designed your entry."

Any EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a kit, book, magazine, or class) in response to the challenge theme. You work should be entirely beadwoven, or have a substantially woven component, to feature and promote our art form. You may not renew an existing piece. Members are expected to participate in challenges when possible, and required to do so once each year. Start the weaving anytime after the theme is announced. Complete and list the work for sale on Etsy by the 5th of the month of the challenge, before midnight Etsy time. Your listing date is proof you entered by the deadline, so DO NOT RENEW your work until after the voting poll opens on the 9th. If your listing sells, you can still participate in the challenge, but please alert the moderators to the sale.

Your listing must include the following four (4) things:
1) The theme of the challenge. For example, “This (describe your work) was created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team (insert the month) challenge on the theme (insert the title of the theme).”
2) An explanation of how your work relates to the theme.
3) The address of our team blog where the voting will take place and the voting dates. For example, “Please visit our team blog, ( between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.”
4) Tag your entry EBWC. This is how we find your entry. Remove the tag after the voting poll closes, so entries for the next month’s challenge can be feature

You may start your entry today and list before midnight on the 5th of November.  Good Luck everyone.


  1. Marsha, this is a great theme should get the creative juices flowing.

  2. Sounds like so much fun, going to try really hard to get the time to enter :-)

  3. Fantastic theme! I am so inspired. First things first, gotta make some time ;D

  4. It's always so hard choose only one creation!
    They are always all great works^_^

  5. I'm feeling the lighter one. It brings out the brightness of the tile.
    red onyx tile