#Beadtober Challenge + a Giveaway

Instagram Challenge

October is the perfect month to really focus on your creativity! The weather is turning colder, meaning you’re spending more time indoors. Why not put that indoor time to good use with a beading challenge? For the entire month of October, we’re giving you creative prompts each day to challenge yourself to create. Join us on Instagram and our private Facebook Group starting October 1st and share posts for each day’s theme (make sure you join the group and follow us on Instagram so you can see what others share). You can share jewelry, beads from your stash, or something that inspires your work. There are no rules, so get as creative as you like! Just use the hashtags #beadtober and #SeriousArtbeader with each post. You could even win some beading supplies just by participating. Keep reading to see the themes we’ve chosen for each day and to learn more about our Beadtober Giveaway.

October Beading Challenge

Challenge Prompts

  • 10/1: Stars and Moon – Share your celestial styles, from beads and pendants to finished jewelry designs!
#beadtober moon jewelry
  • 10/2: Your Fave Jewelry Design
  • 10/3: Something Spooky – what’s the spookiest bead you own or jewelry you’ve made? Maybe it includes bats, skeletons, spiders, witches, or creepy eyeballs.
  • 10/4: Think Pink – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so share something pink today to support the cause.
  • 10/5: Easy-peasy – Share a simple jewelry design that you’ve completed or are planning.
  • 10/6: Your Fave Tools
  • 10/7: Orange and Black
#Beadtober Halloween Designer Seed Bead Blend
  • 10/8: Earrings
  • 10/9: No time, No Worries! – Share your last-minute jewelry ideas.
  • 10/10: Handbag Day – Today is National Handbag Day, so why not share your DIY handbag ideas? What would you add to a DIY bag? Rhinestones, zipper pulls, boho wood beads?
  • 10/11: Gemstones
  • 10/12: I Love Yarn! – Share your knitting projects, jewelry including fiber, crochet designs, and more.
  • 10/13: Bead Crush – what are your current favorite beads?
  • 10/14: Trick or Treat! Something Sweet! – Today is National Dessert Day, so share the dessert that keeps you fueled to bead or share a design inspired by desserts.
  • 10/15: Fall Jewelry
#Beadtober fall jewelry
  • 10/16: Rings
  • 10/17: What are you working on?
  • 10/18: Boo! Be Bold! – Share a statement piece.
  • 10/19: Rain Storm – We love the rain in the Pacific Northwest. Share your jewelry or beads inspired by rain.
  • 10/20: Run Amok! – There are no rules today, so share whatever you want.
  • 10/21: Necklaces
  • 10/22: Fave Color – Today is National Color Day, so share those favorite colors.
  • 10/23: Halloween Crafts – Share your DIY Halloween crafts. They don’t have to be jewelry. We love seeing decor ideas and other accessories.
  • 10/24: Fall leaves
  • 10/25: Bead storage – What’s your favorite way to store your beads?
  • 10/26: Pumpkin Spice – Share pumpkin colors or pumpkin-themed beads and jewelry for National Pumpkin Day. 
#Beadtober Pumpkin Spice Bracelet
  • 10/27: Bracelets
  • 10/28: Chocolate – Today is National Chocolate Day, so share those delicious color palettes inspired by our favorite treat.
  • 10/29: Halloween cats – It’s National Cat Day. Show off those Halloween cats or any cute cat that inspires you.
  • 10/30: Candy Corn – Do you have any candy corn-themed jewelry? Do you eat this treat while beading? Maybe the colors inspire you. Share something delicious on National Candy Corn Day.
  • 10/31: Happy Halloween! – What Halloween jewelry are you wearing or making today?

You could win our Giveaway!

Beadtober prize

We hope to see your posts for the #Beadtober challenge starting October 1st. We’ll be sharing some of your posts on our Instagram Stories through the challenge. As an added bonus, we’re giving away a prize of some of our favorite beading supplies, including a $50 Artbeads.com Gift Card, to one random lucky winner who participates in the challenge (Artbeads Official Contest Rules apply). The prize also includes some of our favorite Designer Blends, Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, Bead Stoppers, CzechMates beads, TierraCast components, TOHO Aiko seed beads, and more.

Are you up to the challenge? Let us know if you’re participating in the comments below so we can look out for your posts.

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    • Mary Ann
    • September 26, 2019

    You bet I’ll be participating! Should be great fun!

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    sounds like great fun not sure I can do them all but it is worth a try

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    This is a great idea to inspire and organize beads lovers community )))

    • Joyce Miller
    • September 26, 2019

    I am going to try this challenge! Thanks!

    • Misty
    • September 26, 2019

    I can’t wait to see all the posts, so many ideas already!

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    This is awesome, can’t wait to get started. So much fun and so many ideas!

    • janice mancusi
    • September 27, 2019

    This is going to be so much fun!

    • Sandy
    • September 29, 2019

    Yep, must get my mojo flowing again, and this seems like a good way to get my butt in gear again😕.😄

    • Linda
    • September 30, 2019

    I will be as best as I can

    • Gwen Dugan
    • September 30, 2019

    Sounds like fun, I will do my best. Not sure I can do them all but I will try 😊

    • Lisa Braatz
    • September 30, 2019

    I will be participating. It should be lots of fun.

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    I hope to join in as well! Will do my best to participate daily.

    • Jackie
    • September 30, 2019

    Going to give this a try! I too need to get my beading on after almost a year of recuperation and seeing everyone’s beautiful work is helping!

    • Carol Ann McDonald
    • October 1, 2019

    Sounds like fun! Ready to get started.

    • Jasmine R. Del Rio
    • October 1, 2019

    I’m so excited and full of ideas. Let the challenge begin!

    • Sylvia
    • October 2, 2019

    Challenge accepted👏👏👏

    • Angela
    • October 3, 2019

    Thank you for the opportunity ! How fun!

    • Reggie
    • October 4, 2019

    I’m in! Some great ideas to work on.

    • Eva
    • October 4, 2019

    Sounds like a lot of fun

    • Eva Wills
    • October 4, 2019

    I am excited to get started although I have missed a couple of days

    • Debbie Kerns
    • October 4, 2019

    I had major surgery and I’m recuperating at home, so I’m so happy to be able to join in the fun!

    • Sylvia B
    • October 5, 2019

    Challenge Accepted!

    • Patricia mccusker
    • October 7, 2019

    I’d love to join in, just noticed this, hope it’s not to late?

    • Eglis Tamayo
    • October 7, 2019

    I’m working in a few projects that means that I’m going to the fun. I’m excited to see everyone’s beautiful work.

    • Elizabeth Calabro
    • October 9, 2019

    I’d love to join.

    • Anne
    • October 10, 2019

    So many lovely items. Lots of fun and inspiration!

    • Patricia A Sansing
    • October 10, 2019

    Love seeing everyone’s creations. Hate to show my simple things but I might.

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    Mind blowing and amusing..

    • Kathleen
    • October 11, 2019

    I am participating!

    • Kari brown
    • October 14, 2019

    This is a great idea to get motivated and creative 🥰

    • Carol
    • October 16, 2019

    I am having fun participating in this challenge.

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    You are so right! I bead almost every day.

    • Anne Hilliard
    • October 19, 2019

    Can we do this again in December or Beadcember. Between the snow, ice and Christmas there should be a lot of sparkle.

    • Gwen Dugan
    • October 19, 2019

    Yes I’m particpating ! Having a great time !

    • Statia Lewis
    • October 21, 2019

    Im going to try

    • Michele Morris
    • October 29, 2019

    I have loved #Beadtober so much! I have participated most days and it has really kept me energized as far as jewelry making is concerned! You could do it again next month and I wouldn’t complain!

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