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Monday 1 April 2013

April Challenge

Happy April everyone. I can hardly believe another month has passed already, the year is going so quickly. A warm welcome to all our new friends both on the blog and our ever expanding facebook group. Beaders really are the nicest people!

A usual we will have a 2 part challenge - tutorial and theme, however from this month the rules will change slightly. We have decided to limit the amount of times you can enter. You can add 3 entries for each part of the challenge - so that is 6 in total. You can still make more than this and share on our facebook page but they will not be eligible for the random draw. Hopefully this will make it is as fair as possible for everyone to be in with a chance of winning.

As usual we have a £15 voucher from Beads Direct, our wonderful sponsors, to spend at their online store. They have some really fabulous products at very competitive prices plus lots of great tutorials and inspiration.

So who is ready to bead?? Here we go ......

Theme - A Jewellery Set 

This can be any set of jewellery you have made but not yet shared on your blog or Facebook. Items must be coordinating. Please note earrings count as one piece of jewellery.

DT Inspiration

Tutorial - 8 warp Kumihimo

Feel free to use S-Lon, Rat tail or beads on your kumihimo creations. You can also add charm carriers with pretty charms for a fun look.

Here is a video tutorial from Beads Direct, our sponsors showing how to make a basic 8 warp Kumihimo bracelet. They have a great starter kit for sale if you are new to this technique.

DT Inspiration

For more details on any of the design teams creations please visit their individual blogs.


I hope you enjoy the challenges for this month. To enter please link your blog post (not just your 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 April Challenge Events page. I will then add your entry to the linky tool for you. Even if you have a blog please come and join the BFF Facebook page, we are a friendly bunch and share lots of hits, tips and inspiration with each other.

Please remember to follow the rules and take note of the new rule change about the maximum number of entries allowed.

All entries must be submitted by 6pm on 30th April (5.30pm if using Facebook). 
The winner will be selected using

Good luck and have fun
Marcea & the BFF Design Team xx

Winner for March Challenge

Thankyou so much to everyone who entered last month - wow, so many fabulous creations. Sadly there can only be one winner though. 

Congratulations to .......


Here is Lisa's wonderful bracelet

Congratulations Lisa, you have won £15 to spend at Beads Direct - please contact me for details on how to claim your prize 

A huge thankyou to Beads Direct for sponsoring Beading Friends Forever.