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September 8 & 9, 2018
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 2018 Bead Challenge Info 

Each year the CT Bead Society has a Bead Challenge for its members.  The finished pieces will be on display at our Annual Bead Bazaar in September.  Society members and guests attending the Bazaar will cast votes for the winning pieces.

This year particpant's will purchase a Bag o'Beads for $15 (Contact Diane Haberer @ diane8050@yahoo.com ) and use 90% of the components in your design!

There are some rules to follow and when your piece is completed it is your responsibility to get it to the organizer and your responsibility to make arrangements to get your piece back after the Bead Show.

Challenge Rules:

-You must construct your own piece and it must be your original design.  You may take inspiration from other pieces but you may not use a published pattern or copy someone else’s design. You must use 90% of the provided beads.

-There will be two categories:  beginner and advanced. When you send your piece in, make sure you include your name and contact information.  Also state whether you want your piece to be in the beginner or advanced category.  If you don’t decide your own category, the organizer decide.

-Two prizes will be awarded for each category: first and second

-Your piece can be made in any style and any technique. Make sure your piece is constructed well.  It needs to travel to the show and be on display so it should be sturdy.

- Your piece must be wearable.  Some examples might be: necklace, wrist cuff, amulet bag, barrette, arm cuff, but not limited to these.

- Your piece must fit on or in the equivalent space of a necklace form.  If you have a form to display your piece on, please include it with your piece.  If you don’t have a display piece, the organizer will provide one for you.


-You are responsible for getting your piece to the organizer.  Either mail your piece to Anne Peabody-Brostek or make other arrangements.

If you send your piece to Anne, please email her and let her know to expect your package. apeabodybrostek@yahoo.com

 Mail to: Anne Peabody-Brostek, 583 Maple Shade Rd. Middletown, CT 06457

- You are responsible for making arrangements to get your piece back after the Bead Bazaar.

 Previous Bead Challenge Winners 

Shannon Proctor

 Cathy Kalber

Diane Haberer

Connecticut Bead Society, PO Box 372, Groton, CT 06340   |  email: CtBeadSociety@gmail.com

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