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Wednesday 1 May 2013

May Challenge

Good afternoon to you all. Wow, is it May already? I cannot believe how fast this year is passing - it will be Christmas before we know it. April was a wonderful month and it saw lots of you taking up Kumihimo, there were so many wonderful entries and creations and lots of shares and tips on our facebook group. There were also some very gorgeous jewellery sets - there is so much creativity out there.

This month Beading Friends Forever sees a brand new challenge comprising of two parts as usual. You can enter 3 creations in each part of the challenge which means 6 entries in total. All the other rules are on the sidebar so please just take a moment to check them out - there are not many.

We have a £15 voucher for one lucky winner chosen at random to spend at Beads Direct - thankyou to Beads Direct for their continued sponsorship of this blog, we all really appreciate it. Please pop over to their website and have a look at their products. They have a wonderful range and also have lots of brilliant inspirational makes and tutorials.

Theme - Make a Pendant

Create a pendant using beads, wire or whatever you fancy. You do not have to make a completed piece of jewellery but it would be great to see a completed necklace etc. 

DT Inspiration

Tutorial - Embellished Ladder Stitch Bracelet

This months video tutorial is from Auntie's Beads. Many thanks to Karla for a fabulous tutorial and for kindly allowing us to use it for this months challenge. 

Materials required:

Size 8 seed beads
Size 11 seed beads (4 colours)
Fireline or other beading thread
Beading needle

DT Inspiration

For additional information in the DT creations please visit their individual blogs.


I hope you all have fun joining in this months challenges. To enter please add your link to your blog post (not your general blog) to the linky tool below.

If you do not have a blog you can still enter. Simply join our Facebook group and add your entry to the May Challenge Events page , I will then add your entry to the link tool for you. Even if you have a blog you should join the facebook group. It ius a really friendly place full of ideas and inspiration plus lots of lovely beady chat and friendship.

Please make sure you all follow the rules including maximum number of entries.

All entries must be submitted by 6pm on 31st May.

The winner will be selected using

Please check back later for Aprils winner

Good luck and have fun

Marcea & the BFF Design Team


Powerful Search Engine said...

Gorgeous inspiration and I love the new stitch xxx

Linda Wescott said...

Another really interesting challenge. I can't wait to start on a pendant and am half way though the ladder stitch bracelett, nice pattern and a lot of fun
Hug slin

Linda Wescott said...

I've enjoyed this months challenge again, looking forward to the next. Hugs lin

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