Monday, May 21, 2012

July 2012 Theme Announced "Tangerine Tango"

Kinga, winner of the May Challenge has chosen our July theme!

"Tangerine Tango"

Every year the Pantone Color Institute hosts a secret meeting of experts in a European capital. After two days of debate, a “Color of the Year” is chosen. The 2012 Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango.

The chosen color captures the Zeitgeist: the spirit of our time. In this case, the vibrant, reddish-orange hue fills us with optimism and hope, recharges us, and helps us move forward. It's bold, encouraging, and signals vitality, urgency and strength. By now it's all over the place when it comes to fashion and interior design.

This month, let's use Tangerine Tango as the main character in our beaded stories. You are not limited to only this color, but other colors should be used to compliment the orange, not over power it.

The only requirement is, the finished piece must be mostly orange.

To see Tangerine Tango for yourself, here is a link to an article that includes a big swatch of this beautiful orange: ... r-of-2012/

Members may start your their today May 19 and post to your shop by midnight July 5th Etsy time. Please do not tag your entry with EBWC until the June challenge is complete (June 16th).  If you are not a Etsy Beadweavers members and you meet our membership requirements please apply via the Join Etsy Button on the Right side of the page.


Any EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a tutorial, kit, book, magazine, or class) in response to the challenge theme. Your 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 or made-to-order item 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 (Eastern Standard) time. Your listing date is proof you entered by the deadline, and also determines your placement in the mosaic, so DO NOT RENEW your work until after the voting poll opens on the 9th.

Your listing must be for sale for the duration of the challenge (not made to order), unless it sells from your shop. If that happens, please alert the moderators to your sale, and you can still participate. If you must reserve your listing for purchase, please follow Etsy's recommendations and edit both your title and your description to begin with: "RESERVED FOR (buyer's Etsy username, or designation of buyer's choice) ONLY." Etsy does not allow the listing of items not for sale, so reserving your entry to sell elsewhere or keep for yourself is not permitted. Please do not put your shop on vacation mode when you have an item entered in the challenge, or deactivate your entry from the time you list, until the close of the challenge. If you must be away from your shop, please leave your challenge entry active, with a message explaining the date the item will shipped if purchased."


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. Please test this tag by searching "handmade" and "EBWC" on Etsy. If your entry does not appear in this search within an hour after listing and tagging it, please contact a moderator for assistance. Please do not apply this tag until after the previous challenge poll closes on the 15th, and remove the tag after the voting poll closes, so entries for the next month’s challenge can be featured.

About Promoting the Public Voting Poll

The purpose of the public poll is to bring as many viewers to our team blog as possible, increasing awareness of Etsy Beadweavers and our art form. The winner of the public poll should be the work that the most viewers liked the best. PLEASE DO NOT request that your friends vote for your work, or that of another member. Please let them make up their own minds about which entry they like the best. Promote the challenge by inviting as many friends, acquaintances, co-workers and family members as you like to vote for their favorite entry. Please use your blog, Facebook, Twitter and any other resources you have to drive traffic to our blog during the challenge. Feel free to say which entry is yours. Many friends will choose to support you with a vote. Let’s play fair with each other, and keep our challenges fun for all.

1 comment:

  1. What a great theme, just hope I have time to do something for this challenge before I go off racing to Maui. Orange/Tangerine is one of my favorite colors