Saturday, June 21, 2014

August Challenge Theme Chosen: "Scotland The Brave"

Dayna of DaynaMilesDesigns won the team vote on the June "Steampunk Style" challenge and has chosen a theme for the August Challenge "Scotland the Brave"!

"Even though Scotland is only the size of the state of South Carolina, it is a country rich in history, culture and iconic symbols. And it is the home of my ancestors. This month's challenge is to create a piece that reflects some aspect of this magical country. Think of the poets, the history and heritage, the legends, the colors of the heather and the moors, the many colors of clan tartans....and golf! And if you're a fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books you'll know that the 8th book in the series just came out and "Outlander" a new TV series premiers on Starz in August!"

EBW Team members may begin creating a piece for this theme no sooner than June 21, and must submit your entry by August 5th. Have fun and be Brave!


Any EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a tutorial, kit, book, magazine, or class) in response to the challenge theme. Your work should be entirely beadwoven, or have a substantially woven component, to feature and promote our art form. You may not renew an existing piece, or list a tutorial or made-to-order item as an entry.

Members are expected to participate in challenges when possible, and required to do so once each year. Start the weaving anytime after the theme is announced. Complete and list the work for sale on Etsy by the 5th of the month of the challenge, before midnight Etsy (Eastern Standard) time. Your listing date is proof you entered by the deadline, and also determines your placement in the mosaic, so DO NOT RENEW your work until after the voting poll opens on the 9th.

Your listing must be for sale for the duration of the challenge (not made to order), unless it sells from your shop. If that happens, please alert the moderators to your sale, and you can still participate. If you must reserve your listing for purchase, please follow Etsy's recommendations and edit both your title and your description to begin with: "RESERVED FOR (buyer's Etsy username, or designation of buyer's choice) ONLY." Etsy does not allow the listing of items not for sale, so reserving your entry to sell elsewhere or keep for yourself is not permitted. Please do not put your shop on vacation mode when you have an item entered in the challenge, or deactivate your entry from the time you list, until the close of the challenge. If you must be away from your shop, please leave your challenge entry active, with a message explaining the date the item will shipped if purchased."


Your listing must include the following four (4) things:
1. The theme of the challenge. For example, “This (describe your work) was created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team (insert the month) challenge on the theme (insert the title of the theme).”
2. An explanation of how your work relates to the theme.
3. The address of our team blog where the voting will take place and the voting dates. For example, “Please visit our team blog, between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.”
4.Tag your entry EBWC. This is how we find your entry. Please test this tag by searching "handmade" and "EBWC" on Etsy. If your entry does not appear in this search within an hour after listing and tagging it, please contact a moderator for assistance. Please do not apply this tag until after the previous challenge poll closes on the 15th, and remove the tag after the voting poll closes, so entries for the next month’s challenge can be featured.

About Promoting the Public Voting Poll
The purpose of the public poll is to bring as many viewers to our team blog as possible, increasing awareness of Etsy Beadweavers and our art form. The winner of the public poll should be the work that the most viewers liked the best. PLEASE DO NOT request that your friends vote for your work, or that of another member. Please let them make up their own minds about which entry they like the best. Promote the challenge by inviting as many friends, acquaintances, co-workers and family members as you like to vote for their favorite entry. Please use your blog, Facebook, Twitter and any other resources you have to drive traffic to our blog during the challenge. Feel free to say which entry is yours. Many friends will choose to support you with a vote. Let’s play fair with each other, and keep our challenges fun for all.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Congratulations to DaynaMilesDesigns, Team vote Winner and SamohtaC, Public Vote Winner for the Steampunk Style Challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS Dayna of DaynaMilesDesigns Team Vote Winner "Steampunk Style" June Challenge with 20 votes for her Josephine Necklace!

Josephine by Dayna of DaynaMilesDesigns

2nd place
Tristan and Iseult Scented Bottle Necklace - SamohtaC 15 votes
3rd Place Tie
Setting the Course Steampunk Style bib necklace - beadn4fun 11 14%
Steampunk bracelet – TisziBeads 11 14%
4th Place
Steampunk necklace – FleurDeIrk 10 13%
5th Place Tie
Silicon Valley 1G Memory Head Band – AngelqueCreations 4 5%
Steampunk Bird Cuff Bracelet – enchantedbeads 4 5%

CONGRATULATIONS Cath of SamohtaC Public Favorite Blog Vote Winner for her fabulous Steampunk & Tristan and Iseult inspired Scented Bottle Necklace with 45 votes!
Tristan and Iseult by Cath of SamohtaC
Voting Results
Steampunk bracelet - TisziBeads 44 votes
Setting the Course Steampunk Style bib necklace - beadn4fun 39 votes
Josephine - DaynaMilesDesigns 33 votes
Steampunk necklace - FleurDeIrk 9 votes
Silicon Valley 1G Memory Bead Embroidered Head Band - AngelqueCreations 6 votes
Steampunk Bird Cuff Bracelet - enchantedbeads 4 votes
Steampunk Beaded Ruffle Cuff - jess2bead 4 votes

Thanks to all who created entries this month. You did Steampunk Style proud!!