Friday, February 25, 2011

April Theme: Spring around the corner

Isabella challenges us to bead "Spring Around the Corner" as our April theme. With the melting of the snow and return of gentle rains come delicate shoots from the earth, balmy breezes, and the promise of warm days ahead.

Celebrate the coming of spring with your beading for this challenge. In your listing, mention what aspect of the season has inspired your work.

You may start your entry today and list in your Etsy shop after the March challenge has ended and by midnight April 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.