News

Here are upcoming things you should know about!

Sun 24 Aug 2014: GBUK will be at Stourbridge bead fair.

24 Aug 2014: Deadline for August issue of Flame: ‘Summer’ and ‘Murrini’.

12-14 Sept 2014: GBUK AGM and playdays at Tuffnell Glass. AGM is Sat 13th. Mini comp: “Circus”.

30 Sept 2014: Deadline for photos & ads for Journal Issue 7.

28 Feb 2015: Deadline for GBUK Bead & Jewellery competition 2015: “Animal Prints” and “Art Nouveau”.

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July Issue of Flame

July’s challenge is to make a bead, set of beads, focal, mixed media, on or off mandrel piece using the theme of ‘Summer’ or the technique of ‘murrini’.

Post your photos on the Frit-Happens thread and/or the Craft Pimp thread and/or our Facebook page by 24th August 2014 (extended deadline). The challenge is open to members and non-members alike. All members’ photos will be included in the August issue of the GBUK Flame.

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June issue of Flame

June’s challenge is to make a bead, set of beads, focal, mixed media, on or off mandrel piece using the colour of ‘Blue’ or the technique of ‘stringer application’.

Post your photos on the Frit-Happens thread and/or the Craft Pimp thread and/or our Facebook page by 15th July 2014. The challenge is open to members and non-members alike. All members’ photos will be included in the July issue of the GBUK Flame.

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GBUK AGM 2014 at Tuffnell Glass

Venue: Tuffnell Glass, Rudston, Yorkshire, YO25 4UD
Date: 12/13/14 September 2014 (AGM on Sat 13th).

On Friday 12th we will have the torch benches for members to play and/or demo on – we are hoping there will be some of you willing to share your techniques with our other members; Teresa has offered to show us a trick or two too.

On Saturday the AGM will be at middday.

Sunday is a free day on the torches for those who want to stay for the whole weekend. More info below.

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May issue of Flame

The May/June issue of Flame is out!

May’s challenge is to make a bead, set of beads, focal, mixed media, on or off mandrel piece using the colour pink or the technique of ‘reaction lines’.

Post your photos on the Frit-Happens thread and/or the Craft Pimp thread and/or our Facebook page by 15th June 2014. The challenge is open to members and non-members alike. All members’ photos will be included in the June issue of the GBUK Flame.

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GBUK Journal Issue 6

We are sorry for the delay in you all receiving the latest journal; there was a delay at the printers.
We are pleased to announce that they are on their way to you now.
Please allow a few days for delivery and get in touch if you have not received your copy within a week.
Overseas members – unfortunately yours will take a little longer due to mail being a little slower getting overseas.

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April issue of Flame

The April/May issue of Flame is out! May’s challenge is to make a bead, set of beads, focal, mixed media, on or off mandrel piece using the theme of ‘Sealife’ or the technique of ‘dots’. Post your photos on the Frit-Happens thread and/or the Craft Pimp thread and/or our Facebook page by 15th May 2014. The challenge is open to members and non-members alike. All members’ photos will be included in the May issue of the GBUK Flame.

Contents:

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Competition 2014 winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition this year, the entries were both beautiful and stunning. A lot of hard work went into each and every one. Thanks also to everyone who came and ogled the entries on our stand at the Flame Off! Here are the winners.

BEGINNER – Katrina Beattie
SET – Ilsa Fatt
FOCAL – Judith Hannington
SCULPTURAL – Sue Webb
OTHER – Judith Hannington
JEWELLERY – Linda Newnham

Pictures below.

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