Friday, August 9, 2013

Designer Challenge in Beads & Beyond Magazine

Beads & Beyond magazine (that I love and get every month!) was asking a while back for applications to take part in a Designer Challenge that they run in every issue. This is normally only open to their regular designers so when I saw that they where opening it to readers I jumped at the chance and applied. I was asked why I wanted to take part and had to submit a few pictures of my work and a few weeks later I received an email telling me that I was successful.

I was sent a package containing different types of beads from Jilly Beads which is a great bead shop based in Morecambe in the UK. They have a huge range of products at great prices and they picked some lovely things to send me for the challenge. I love the beads that I was sent. There was such a variety of different types of beads in the package.

I had to make three different pieces and write up the instructions. I love the pieces I made and cant wait to wear them.

Today I went and picked up my copy of Septembers issue of Beads & Beyond Magazine and I was so happy when I saw he pieces photographed so well. (I'm not a great photographer so its lovely to see my pieces photographed so well). The other three designers Claire Holbrook, Sue Rennie and Claire Wolfe's pieces are stunning and show just how different four people can work with the same package of beads.

So don't forget to pick up Septembers issue of Beads & Beyond Magazine (my pieces are page 66) and see the challenge pieces for yourself.




6 comments:

  1. Congratulation, Siobhan! That's a milestone too! I love Beads & Beyond magazine, but here where I live (Portugal)you can find it at newstands and beading shops, at the price of 11.00 euros, instead of the cover price of 5.60 euros (4.50 pounds). Neverthelesss, I have 4 or 5 issues. Enjoy the day, Ana

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    1. Hi Ana I know the prices can be so different I pay between €6.50 and €7 normally for a copy but its a great magazine so I try to always get it haha Have a good day!

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  2. Great!!! Will have to check it out!

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  3. Not sure whether I can get this magazine here in Canada (except in a larger center perhaps), but I would definitely make your design with embroidery thread (or floss as it is sometimes called here). I have so much leftover from a previous cross stitch hobby! Congrats on being featured, Siobhan!

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    1. Thanks Monique Ive used emboridery thread/floss on a lot of bracelets over the last while its great stuff and theres so many colours available. If you check on the beads & beyond website they can tell you where you can get the magazine or subscribe. Let me know if you make the bracelet I would love to see it.

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