GBUK Bead & Jewellery Competition 2011

to be held at the Flame Off, Towcester Racecourse April 2011

We are delighted to announce that GBUK will be holding another Bead competition at next years Flame Off event at Towcester Racecourse. This is an exciting opportunity for GBUK members to showcase their work in a display on the GBUK stand, and which can then be displayed at later bead/glass events.

This year there will also be a NEW Jewellery category in the competition, which is open to members as well as non-members to enter. We are hoping that this will highlight our work to beaders and jewellery makers including those who may not have used artisan glass beads before. The piece must include a focal or set of artisan lampwork beads, and can be used with seed beads, bead weaving, wire-work, forged/formed metal, mixed media, for example.
GBUK members can therefore enter a bead as well as/or a piece of jewellery if they would like to!

There will be two themes:

Fire & Ice – e.g. Fire/Flames and / or Ice
Bead Heros – this theme is about being inspired by another artist’s work, be it a beadmaker or glassworker. Entries should NOT be a copy of their work but a piece that has been inspired by or a development of what they have made, said or their methods used. Entrants will need to detail this in the comments section.

There are three categories for the Lampworked Bead Competition – Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner, with a Winner and Runner-Up for each category.
The Jewellery Competition will have a Winner and Runner-Up.

Please see the attached PDF for the entry form and rules.

The Judges and prizes have yet to be announced…but we wanted to give everyone as much notice as we could for entering!

Note: The deadline has been extended to 31st March 2011

Download the Entry form here

Bead Prize Sponsors

Pendant by Dizzy Di
Elephant by Sue Webb
Ivory & silver glass focal by Marlene Minhas
3 beads by Colette Ladley
Grey & silver glass focal by Vanessa Hearn
Stringer & silver glass focal by Chrystal Rose
Aqua & silver glass BHB by Charlotte Dakin-Norris

Our sponsors

Mr Bead


The Bead Shop

Warm Glass UK


Bead by Bead

Oak Tree Crafts

Tuffnell Glass

The Craft Kit Company

Off Mandrel

ABR Imagery

CG Beads

Frit Faries


The London Bead Company

Val Cox Frit

Twinkle Pieces

Well Head Books

Meena Gems

The Pearl Girl

Jet Age Studio

Anita's Beads

Ilona Biggins

GJ Beads

Boundless Beads

Jim Moore Glass Tools

Hill Tribe Silver UK

Designer Cabochons

Jean Power