Friday, March 18, 2011

May challenge theme: Lord of the Rings

"LORD OF THE RINGS" Sharayah challenges us to find inspiration in the J.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, & Return of the King. Your design should be based on, or created for a character, creature, prop, or location in the story. You must specifically state your choice, and explain how your work represents that aspect of the trilogy in your listing.

Here is a Wikipedia article to get you started:

You may start your entry today and list in your Etsy shop after the April challenge has ended and by midnight May 5th, 2011.

Any EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design and not a tutorial (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 or list a tutorial of your design as an entry. 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. A great challenge theme must finish my March challenge so I can get started on this one.

  2. Thanks, There's something in it for everyone

  3. Just a quick note. It says the deadline for this is April 5th. It should be May 5th, right?

  4. Thanks Michele, I corrected the dates on the post, again thanks for catching.