Wednesday, September 22, 2010

October "Joys of Spring" Beading Challenge Update

Just a brief update to let you know that we have now published a list of rules and guidelines for the October "Joys of Spring" beading challenge.

The aim of these rules and guidelines is to eliminate any grey areas and answer some common questions that arise.

Here's the link ...

Please let me know asap if you have any further questions or if any of the information on the page is unclear :)

Please note that there are changes to the details in our previous blog post, as well as those sent out in our September e-newsletter :

Firstly, the prize will be a $50 shopping spree in the form of a gift voucher for each category winner, although if the winning entry is made exclusively from our beads the prize will be a $100 gift voucher :)

Secondly, the rules for the voting process have been fine tuned. As per previous challenges, all entries will still be shared in our e-newsletter and displayed on our blog and our Facebook page, however votes will only be accepted via email or our blog. This is because Facebook votes are just too difficult to collate - I spent way too long during the July challenge counting, recounting and eliminating duplicate votes so really need to keep it simple from now on!! :)

I trust this will give you plenty of time to plan your entry and really look forward to the challenge unfolding ...

Jo :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

October Beading Challenge !!!


Just a quick update to let you know that we are holding another Beading Challenge in October!

I have decided to go with a theme for this one, "Joys of Spring", in the hope that by then the weather will offer appropriate inspiration!!!

There will be 2 categories this time, "Open" and "Beginners" (for first time entrants).

Entries open on 1st October and may be submitted to any time throughout October.

As with the previous 2 challenges, there is no limit on the number of pieces you enter.

Voting will open 1st November and run until midnight on Monday 8th, with the winners being announced on Tuesday 9th November.

All entries will be featured in our e-newsletter, on our Facebook page and our blog, as with the July challenge. The format for voting will also be the same, ie via email, Facebook or our blog.

The one thing that will differ is the voting period, which will be 8 days instead of 14. This is because in our July challenge the vast majority of the votes came in during the first week, so I ended up feeling that two weeks was dragging it out a bit long.

And the prize .... this time it will be a $100 voucher, so the winner can choose whatever they like from our range, whenever they like!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


There's free shipping worldwide to all our customers until Tuesday 7th September and for every order placed until the end of September, Beads Galore will donate $2 to the Christchurch earthquake fund ...♥

I would also be delighted if you'd stop by our website and sign our new guestbook!! It's at the foot of the homepage :)