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Creative Craft Challenge- Beading

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2015, 9:54 PM

Weekly update

Hello! Check out this week's awesome submissions to our beading challenge:

Mother nature by beads-poet Beaded HIV virus by Anabiyeni

Don't forget, I'll be overlapping the beading challenge with the March/April challenge by three weeks, so you've still got three weeks to get your beaded creations submitted to the CCC favorites folder if you want to participate!

Previous updates

Ack! Sorry everyone, I have been unintentionally remiss about updating this challenge. Anyways, we haven't had any more submissions to the beading challenge yet. But! Just in case you're not finished your beaded creation yet and are worried you won't get it finished before the end of the month, I'll be overlapping this Challenge with the March/April challenge by three weeks (the amount of time you missed out on because I started this Challenge late).

See you next week!

Hey everyone! We've already had a couple of really cool submissions to the beading challenge, check these out:

Beaded Wire-Wrap Peacock by snazzie-designz Beaded bottle charms by Craft3yTurtl3

I can't wait to see what great new submissions we get this week!

Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!

The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.

So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog!

Remember, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!

This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!

To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.

Member of the Month

At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. The Member of the Month for December is judithchen. Congratulations! :dance:


Beading is an ancient art, and can be used in a huge variety of ways, including everything from simply stringing beads to complicated sculptures and delicate embroidery. You can use beads to create practically anything you can imagine!

(Just a note: this month's challenge does not include perler bead creations- but if that's something you've always wanted to try, keep an eye out, because I'm planning that for a future Challenge!)


You do NOT have to use any of the tutorials here to submit your art, they are only suggestions to help get you started. If you need some more references or directions, there are many more tutorials both here on dA and all over the internet.

There are a huge number of beading tutorials here on dA and elsewhere, but here is a small selection to help you out:


A whole bunch of examples to give you a little inspiration:

Obsidian Shimmer Fringe Earrings by Hummingburst Beaded giraffe by angychan Beaded tree 'Smile of Spring' by BeadedDruid EuropeanDragonCollar by manorafawn Minecraft Creeper Beaded Keychain by CarrieBea Rasasa by ZimtBeadwork beaded crochet rope yellow etnic necklace by Rovenaru Beaded Butterfly by BeadedNature Spirit Walk Beaded Bag by 2dazed Tuffet box by Autumn-beads Very Teeny Dress - Kiriban by pinkythepink Black bead earrings by releaserevolverenew Hi, I have feathers by Rrkra Soutache haircomb white and silver bridal by KicsiyuDesign Sir Robin - beaded rat by DianePhotos Purple Flowers Lariat Necklace by Rampion-Rampage Note Book Miniature,Bead Embroidery,BeadEmbroidery by Muriel-Leland Beaded-Boho-Enthnic-Bracet by Glamour365 Old colors, new style: aqua seed bead necklace by AxmxZ amethyst and copper tree by BacktoEarthCreations Pale pink french beadd flower hairclip. by AureateResilience Wedding Dress WIP by JenniferWeiler Gemstone Willow Tree by Hidden-Treasury Mosaics necklace blue green gemstones by Arctida Pokemon themed Bead Purse by BlackCatJaden16 Beaded Dawgjr by Dragarta Butterfly Necklace - Lavender and Amethyst by WhiteMagicPriestess Kawaii Rice Ball Kandi Cuff by RainbowRunnersLtd 0120151703 by jmdbinkee Beading story: Snow frost and Winter`s flower by Lleye Handmade Seed Bead Heart Container Necklace by Pixelosis Nine banded Armadillo by ZimtBeadwork Blue AB crystal and glass pearl necklace 286 by Quested-Creations Lakota Star Cuff Bracelet by Hummingburst Coral Ocean by IMNIUM Spiderback Earrings by LoveDoodleBug Ethereal Countess Daylight by Fluenfvard birthday flower by starRover Argyle Box by Nehemet Vintage Black Beaded Small Purse... by TheCreecher Peacock Pendant by Trinibini New Stormy Tree of Life Pendants by magpie-poet

Get Crafting!

Now it's your turn to try your hand at beading!  

Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations.

To submit your beautiful beaded crafts:
:bulletgreen: Go to the ArtisanCraft homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click [Link] (CCC 39- Beading)  (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera.

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