Ocean Exhibition Challenge

My Ocean Exhibition Challenge Kits are now available! (Open to 8 participants)

I recently went on a vacation with my family to the beach, and it was the first time I stuck my toes in the sand in 5 years! When I was growing up we went every year, and I’ve gotten away from that now that I live in Dallas. I was reminded me of how soothing I find the ocean: the sounds of crashing waves, the warm sand, dolphin watching, relaxation, peace. It’s the perfect inspiration for a challenge.


This will be an exhibition challenge- no voting, no winners, no prizes. We will celebrate creativity and beading as an art form. There are only eight seven kits available. Participants must use something from the kit in their beadwork and incorporate beadweaving techniques. I will be showcasing each piece on BeadCircle.com along with the artist’s name, story of their piece, and website. Photos of your piece must be submitted by August 31, 2013 to be included in the big reveal exhibition.


Kit contents:

  • “Ocean Currents” lampwork bead by Bonnie Beard
  • 20 Swarovski 4mm bicones- Indicolite
  • 20 Swarovski 4mm bicones- Aquamarine
  • 20 Swarovski 4mm bicones- White Opal
  • 10 grams TOHO 11/0 seed beads White Lined Aqua
  • 10 grams TOHO 11/0 seed beads Luminous Soft Blue Lined Crystal
  • 10 grams TOHO 11/0 seed beads White Lined Crystal

I’m really excited about offering a different type of challenge and to promote other bead artists and their work. Priority shipping is included, and I’m limiting this first one to U.S. residents. Please message me if you have any questions, and I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!

Update: Woohoo! All the kits for the Ocean Exhibition Challenge have been sold and shipped or hand delivered. Big thank you to the participants!! I’m so excited and I can’t wait for the big reveal.

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  • avatar Megan MowinskI September 5, 2013, 6:19 pm

    Hello! I was just wondering when the big “reveal will be for the Ocean Exhibition Challenge?

  • avatar Mandi Ainsworth September 5, 2013, 6:26 pm

    My picture uploader is acting up, so I have to do it the long way. But, it should be tonight for sure :)

  • avatar Joyce Standige September 7, 2014, 8:15 am

    So excited to see the ocean exhibition challenge pieces. They are all gorgeous!

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