Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The first challenge of 2011 is February "Royalty Throughout Time"

The first challenge of the new year (2011) was chosen by Miriam of CeiloDesigns winner of the November challenge "Holiday Treasures, Miriam has challenged our members to design for "Royalty throughout time - From the aristocrats of the French revolution to ancient kings and queens and modern day princesses, royalty has always inspired and set new trends in the jewelry world. This challenge should reflect and be inspired by one specific royal figure! Anything goes!"  You may start your entry today and list in your Etsy shop by midnight February 5th, 2011.

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 but not before the current challenge has ended. 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


  1. I am sure how to alert the moderators about my chalenge piece being sold. So this is my attempt. was my chalenge piece and lucky me, it sold 12/3/2010
    Thank You!

  2. Is this challenge for February or January?

    Or is there no challenge for January?

    - Sydney

  3. This is the challenge for February, we are taking the month of January off due to the busy Xmas season in December so you have extra time to enter the first challenge of 2011.