2010 Bead Challenge

Steampunk - Beadpunk

You must be a member of the Indiana Bead Society to enter.

The Challenge:

Do something with your collection of trinkets, jewels, keepsakes and art charms. Make something with all of those new and old memories. Make a necklace, bracelet, earrings, or art piece.

If you are new to steampunk or need a refresher, watch this short video, Mixed Media Steam Punk Style Jewelry with Jean Campbell. Jean shows how to make a focal component and then afterward gives a really good description of what steampunk is and shows examples of some components.

Or check out the Wikipedia definition of steampunk. Some Possible Steampunk Components Include: Cogs Clockworks Brads Brass Filagree Moving Parts Some Common Steampunk Themes Include: Steam Powered Victorian Esthetic Mechanical

Also, the current issue of Bead Style Magazine is full of steampunk ideas.


Judging and voting will be done at our December 15th Holiday Party meeting.

There will be four prizes awarded:

1. Best Interpretation of the Theme There will be one judge for this category. First prize will be free tuition to an IBS Visiting Artist Workshop class.

2. Members Choice – Spring Workshop, 1 Full Day Class

3. Most Creative Spring Workshop, 1 Half Day Class

4. Most Unusual Component IBS Annual Membership


Past IBS Challenges

2009 Challenge: Put Your Project on Steroids!

2008 Challenge: Pick a Color and Go with It

2007 Challenge: A Bead Made by You

2006 Challenge: Bead/Found Object Goddess

2005 Challenge: Bead Your Own Name Badge


Past Bead Challenge Photos


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