The Bead Society of Victoria’s 2023 Bead Challenge

The Bead Society of Victoria’s 2023 Bead Challenge

4 August 2023

Each year the Bead Society of Victoria holds a Bead Challenge. Each Participant is provided the same starting kit of beads and is encouraged to create a wonderful design showcasing those beads.  This year's Challenge kit consists of a Sparking assortment of Magenta beads. The BSV was inspired by the colour of the year Viva Magenta.

Provided in a 2023 Kit are the following Beads

Beads Amounts
Delica DB056 Lined Magenta AB 2 Grams
Rivoli 16mm Fuchsia SKU:R16-FU 1 Bead
Dragon Scale Beads 1.5mm X 5mm Crystal GT French Rose 12 Beads
Pearl 6mm Deep Magenta SKU:R6-24279 10 Beads
Pinch Bead 5 X 3mm Crystal Halo Magenta 00030-29262 10 Beads

Some of the beads that were sourced for the challenge, are from us at Cranberry and we have a wonderful selection of complimentary Czech glass beads, seed beads and crystal stones to bring your bead challenge designs to life.

Entries are to be displayed at the Melbourne Bead Expo, 3-5 November 2023 at the Box Hill Town Hall. This display is one of the highlights of the Bead Expo showcasing beaders from around the world and their amazing talents.

The Bead Challenge will be judged by a Guest Judge and the attendees at the Melbourne Bead Expo.

Prizes on offer are as follows:

Guest Judge: 1st Prize $300

Public Vote: 1st Prize $150, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50

Entry is open to members of the Bead Society of Victoria and non-members from anywhere in the world.

Design Rules as described by the BSV

  1. Your Challenge entry must be a single beaded item of your own original design and solely your own work.
  2. Bead Kit beads must be used and visible from the front of the design.
  3. You can add any and as many beads or other components of your own as you wish.
  4. Challenge kit beads or components must not be altered eg: painting.
  5. Entries that have any glued beads will not be accepted.

Both Joanne and Catriona have entered the 2023 challenge and are trying to work out what they will create from the delicious selection of beads in the kit. Are you going to have a go? You can sign up to enter the bead challenge here.



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