Submissions are now being accepted for the November Featured Weave Contest! Send in a photo of your projects using Jens Pind Linkage, a repeating pattern of spiraling rings. It’s a tricky weave to learn, but once you master it, you’ve got yourself one very versatile weave.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Make a project which primarily uses the featured weave or a variation of the featured weave. The project can use any and all B3 supplies and can use other weaves, but the featured weave should be the star. Please see the complete rules and details below for more information about qualifications.
Take a picture of your project and submit it using our official Featured Weave Contest submission form. You may post the piece online somewhere and provide us with a link, or upload it directly in the form. You will be asked to provide your name and an email address we can use to contact you in case anything goes wrong with your submission—or if you are the winner of the contest!
Submissions will be closed at midnight Nov. 15 and are limited to 2 entry pieces per person.
For August, we’re featuring European 4-in1 / Mesh. Originally used in medieval armor, European 4-in-1 can be used to create a wide variety of modern pieces. Tackle this project using Mesh & Rosettes. Get those pliers working; we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Vote now to customize our Hodo kit! Rebeca created this intermediate-level project after seeing a sidewalk pattern of squares and octagons. Likewise, the Hodo weave combines Japanese 4-in-1 with 8-in-1 techniques. The result is an intricate pattern of alternating small and large rings. Hodo is Japanese for sidewalk or path, hence the name of this pattern (not to be confused with the Hoodoo weave).
This includes the brand new “Tapered Möbius Necklace” (above, left) which won’t be available for regular purchase until later in June! Also available are two additional kits you helped customized for the Bead&Button Show – “Illuminated Tunnel” (above, middle) and “Basic Byzantine Necklace”(above, right).
B3′s Maillers’ Choice Kit continues to be a hit! This month you’ll customize yet another one-time only kit for our Shaggy Loops necklace project – inspired by Rebeca Mojica’s “Fringe” collection of finished jewelry.
For March, you’ll be customizing a one-time-only kit for a chunky Shaggy Loops Necklace, inspired by Rebeca’s new Fringe Collection of jewelry. Just like last month’s Shaggy Scales Earrings kit, this kit is being created especially for “Maillers’ Choice” and is not regularly available on our website.
Voting for the Maillers’ Choice kit starts today and closes on the 10th. Your top-voted combination will be made into kits and released on our website on the 15th.