The Bead Challenge is an annual competition where all entrants start with an identical basic set of beads (and findings) if included.


All of these beads and components must be used to create a single beaded piece, but more beads or components may be added if required.


The finished piece is displayed flat or free standing on a 30 x 30cm square tile and must fit within the tile .


Visitors to the Bead Expo will have a chance to view all entries on display and vote for their favourite piece.

Entrants may add their own choice of extra beads or findings to the basic pack for a chance to win fabulous monetary prizes.


Open to everyone, not just members.

Entry Fee $35 (Australia) or $45 (International)

We are mixing it up in the 2018 Bead Challenge!

Something a little different to inspire your creativity, with a lovely basic collection of metal components, interesting Czech shaped beads and semi-precious hematite rounds added for some shine and weight.

Let your imagination run wild as you bring a fabulous piece to life with your own choice of extra beads, colours, or findings using your own favourite techniques.


2018 Competition details on the Registration page

All entries from the 2017 Bead Challenge are now available to view.


Finalists from 2017


Finalists from 2016












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