Have you heard of International Beading Week? This week is sponsored by The Beadworkers Guild and is a worldwide event that celebrates our passion for beads and encourages the wider public to participate in beading. This year, International Beading Week runs from July 27th to August 4th. You can learn more about this special week here. In honor of this event, we’re holding a beading challenge on Facebook and Instagram to get you inspired to bead anywhere! Read on to find out how to participate and how you could win a fun prize for beading on the go.
For this challenge we want to see how you share your beading passion with others. It could be beading in public, wearing your handmade jewelry around town, having beading parties with friends – there are so many ways to spread the word about beading! Cynthia shares her beading passion with our weekly Facebook Live jewelry design challenges and making many of the gorgeous jewelry designs available in our Design Studio.
To participate in our International Beading Week Challenge, simply upload a photo sharing your beading passion to Instagram (tag us: @artbeads) or on our Facebook page starting Saturday, July 27th. You can join in every day of the challenge, or just choose the days you feel inspired. To inspire you even more, we’re sharing prompts each day until August 4th. Feel free to use the prompts as a guide or post what you like. There are no rules, so get as creative as you like! Just use the hashtag #ArtbeadsGiveaway with each post. Take a look at the prompts we’ve chosen for each day of International Beading Week and then learn how you can win some beading supplies just by participating.
International Beading Week Challenge
7/27: Share your current work in progress!
7/28: Share your most recent finished work.
7/29: Take a selfie in something you’re proud you made.
7/30: Go outside and bead!
7/31: Share your favorite color to use in your projects. It might be one color or the entire rainbow! We’d love to see what colors inspire you.
8/1: What are your favorite tools and supplies for beading on the go?
8/2: What’s your favorite jewelry style?
8/3: Your dream beading space. It could be your current space or an exotic beach somewhere sunny.
8/4: What will you work on next?
We hope to see your posts for International Beading Week starting July 27th. We’ll be sharing some of your posts on our Instagram Stories and our Facebook Page throughout the challenge, as well as inspiring you with our own posts. As an added bonus, we’re giving away a prize to one random lucky winner who participates in the challenge (Artbeads Official Contest Rules apply). One winner will receive a Bead Buddy Jr, Bead Stoppers, and some beautiful Czech glass beads to encourage them to bead on the go and in public! We’ll pick a winner on Monday, August 5th.