Yes, I know, International Beading Week doesn’t start until 25th July 2020. But where’s the harm in looking forward…? So, with that in mind, I thought I would reveal my first beading project for this year’s celebrations. I say first because there will be more… But all in good time!
For now, I just want to tempt you with a little teaser. And I’m giving you a chance to win all my 2020 projects for free. So, if you’re interested, keep reading to find out how to enter the prize draw.
(Oh, and if you’re not sure what International Beading Week is, check out the official website here.)
My first beading project for IBW2020
This may be a bit of a cheat. This is one project, but I’m splitting it into two parts. So, those of you who want something quicker and easier can enjoy part 1. Those of you who fancy a bigger challenge can enjoy the whole thing.
Yes, the project is a beaded box (in case you were wondering). Or rather, the full project is actually seven beaded boxes in one.
You see, after making my five pointed star beaded box a few years back, I always planned to make a six-pointed version. (If you’re interested in the five-pointed star beaded box, here is the link to the tutorial.)
Now, I could have made a six-pointed star using similar techniques, so you ended up with just a single compartment. But lately, I’ve been playing around with the idea of joining multiple boxes to create compartments within a single box. So, this shape was an ideal choice for a project like that.
It also explains where the two parts come in. If you want a quick fix, just make one of the triangle boxes.
If you’re up for a longer project, then you can move on to learn how to join these and add the central compartment to create the full six-pointed star…
What does the project entail?
You’re going to be working in Peyote stitch. Now, I used size 10 delicas to make my beaded box. But you can also use size 11. They will work just as well, although some elements may be a little bit more fiddly to stitch.
I’m going to be giving you PDF tutorials for both parts of the project. I will also be running an online class for anyone who wants the extra help of seeing the techniques demonstrated on video.
This is suitable for anyone who enjoys Peyote stitch.
The techniques are intermediate level, but even if you’re a beginner, you can give this a go. You may just need to spend a little extra time learning, but if you’re determined, that’s not a problem.
When will the project be available?
I will be launching this first beading project at the start of International Beading Week 2020. So, that’s basically going to be towards the end of July.
But, I may do like last year, and run a few pre-beading week special offers for my mailing list members. So, if you’re not already on my mailing list, now would be a great time to sign up, and make sure you get access to the offers. Just click on this link to join the mailing list now.
The Prize Draw
Back at the start of this blog, I mentioned a prize draw…
Well, I’ve decided to offer one lucky beader the chance to get all of my IBW2020 beading projects for free. So, that will be this first beading project (both parts), plus the other projects that I will be revealing later on.
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, you just need to answer one simple question…
What inspired the colouring for my six-pointed star?
- A rainbow
- The colour wheel
- An episode of Barbie that I recently watched with my niece
Once you’ve decided on your answer, just complete this form to be entered into the prize draw.
The draw has now closed, and the lucky winner was: Nancy Hepp
You can now join the beading classes, though. Just click here to get started.
- I will draw one winner, at random, from all the correct answers I receive.
- Entries will close at 11.59pm on 30th June 2020, so make sure you’ve entered by then if you want to win.
- The draw will take place during the first few days of July 2020. So, I will let the winner know via email by 7th July. This email will give details of how to claim the prize.
- You can enter as many times as you like.
- Entries are valid from anywhere in the world, so you don’t have to live in the UK to participate.
- I will only use your contact details to let you know about IBW2020 beading events, and the results of the prize draw. Once the draw has taken place, your information will be removed from my system.
- So, if you’ve got any questions, just leave a comment below. Good luck everyone!
…the excitement is just starting! I will be revealing more projects, a challenge, and some other beady fun for International Beading Week 2020.
So, make sure you keep following my blog and sign up to my mailing list so you don’t miss out on anything.
Oh, and if you can’t wait that long, my IBW project from last year is still available for you to enjoy. You can use this link to access the online class right now.
P.S., I’ve just announced my second project for IBW 2020. So, check that out at this link.