Wednesday, May 18, 2011

July 2011 challenge theme announced: Sizzling Sunshine and Soothing Water

As our July theme, Marsha Wiest-Hines of HauteIceBeadwork challenges us to
bead the summery delight of opposites, Sizzling Sunshine and Soothing Water. You will start your project by finding an image that combines water and sunshine. You might look through books, magazines, postcards, travel brochures, or through the lens of your own camera. Then, inspired by some aspect of your image (colors, shapes, whatever you find most appealing) you will create a beadwoven work that represents the dichotomy that is the best summer has to offer. Your listing will include the image you have chosen, and an explanation of how it inspired your work. Please be sure to credit thesource of your image if the photography is not your own.

You may start your entry today May 18th, 2011 and list in your shop after the June entry is finished on June 15th, 2011.  All entries must be listed on Etsy before Midnight July 5th, 2011 Etsy time.

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 and your work entry must be the original and not a tutorial of your design. 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.

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