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The seventh International Fashion Colorworks 2016 Beading Contest is hosted by My Lovely Beads. Entries should be made using one of the color combinations made up of three colors announced by the Pantone Color Institute, the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems, as top 10 fashion colors for spring 2016  ( fashion colors spring 2016 ) :

Rose Quartz
    RGB: 251-203-197
    HTML: #fbcbc5
Peach Echo
    RGB: 244-123-108
    HTML: #f47b6c
Lilac Gray
    RGB: 149-149-161
    HTML: #9595a1
    RGB: 255-232-44
    HTML: #ffe82c
Green Flash
    RGB: 141-200-94
    HTML: #8dc85e
Iced Coffee
    RGB: 172-139-103
    HTML: #ac8b67
Limpet Shell
    RGB: 166-219-214
    HTML: #a6dbd6
    RGB: 147-174-212
    HTML: #93aed4
Snorkel Blue
    RGB: 0-102-159
    HTML: #00669f

Spring 2016 Pantone Fashion Color Report
New York Fashion Week, September 10 - 17, 2015
Fashion Colorworks 2016 Color Combinations


  • Entries for the contest will be accepted since April 1 until June 10.
  • 10 best beadworks in each category will be selected for the final.
  • Finalists will be announced on June 25.
  • People's Choice Award voting will be since June 25 until July 5.
  • Main prize winners will be selected until July 5.
  • Special prize winners will be selected since July 6 until July 9.
  • All winners will be announced on July 10.


  • The competition is open to professional and amateur beaders from around the world, it's free.
  • A contestant may submit one entry in each color combination in each category, total up to 9 entries.
  • Entry may be the work of a single person or collaboration by several people (up to 4). If entry is designed by an artist and made by his assistants it should be submitted as a "collective work" with all names listed.


  • Seed Bead Jewelry. Entries include jewelry and jewelry-related objects. Each entry must be not less than 50 percent seed beads.
  • Finished Jewelry. Each entry must be less than 50 percent seed beads; and other materials such as, but not limited to, glass beads, crystals, semi-precious stones, wire, metal clay, found objects, etc.
  • Seed Bead Objects. Entries include any not jewelry-related objects, accessories and sculptural objects. Each entry must be not less than 50 percent seed beads.


  • A participant has to create a piece with the predominant colors of one of the suggested triads (any shades of those colors).
  • Entry can be a single piece or an ensemble.
  • Entry must be a new creation made after May, 2015.
  • Entry might be moved to another category if we feel it will be better represented in that category.
  • Entry should not be currently entered in another contest, have won any contest in the past, or published in print.
  • Entry must be an original work for which a participant retains all rights, and which he has the legal right to submit.
  • Incomplete entries and entries that do not follow these guidelines and our photo requirements will be disqualified from judging.


  • An entrant may submit three images of each entry, the first one showcases an entire piece including a closure, and two more are close-ups of an entry (optional).
  • Fill as much of the frame as possible with your piece.
  • Avoid using props or models. No text or other identifiers in the image (to accommodate anonymity during judging).
  • Avoid loud or distracting backgrounds (neutral solid backgrounds, such as gray or white, are best).
  • Images must be not less than 1000 pixels in each dimension.
  • Save images in JPG file format with resolution 72 dots per inch (dpi) or more, a file size should not exceed 2 Mb.


  • Photos make the preliminary and final judgment by the panel of five independent jurors.
  • Entries are presented with no entrants' personal data to provide anonymity during judging.
  • Each juror rates an entry according criteria:
         - use of colors;
         - composition, originality;
         - use of techniques;
         - use of materials;
         - overall impression.
  • All 30 beadwork finalists are open for online voting for People's Choice Award Winner.
  • Best Use of Color Award Winner will be determined among all 30 beadwork finalists.
  • Nominees for all special prizes are selected out from entries not selected for the main contest awards; the winners are selected by award sponsors.
  • Nominees for Best Use of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads prize must be not less than 50 percent PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads (Traditional Czech Beads).
  • The Best in Contest Winner and Runner-up are chosen from the first-prize winners by jury.


  • Application with attachments is sent trough provided online form.
  • Applicants will send information:
         - first and last name;
         - city, state/province, country;
         - email address, website;
         - contest category (here and later for each entry);
         - beadwork title;
         - used techniques;
         - used materials;
         - brief beadwork description (optional).
  • Your personal data is confidential and may be processed exclusively for our own statistical, marketing purposes in relation to advertising and /or promotional activities. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal data.


  • Main contest awards are:
         - Best in Contest Winner and Runner-up Awards;
         - 1, 2 and 3 Place Awards in each category;
         - People's Choice Award;
         - Best Use of Color Award.
  • is sponsoring Best in Contest Winner and Runner-up Awards:
         - Best in Contest Winner - gift certificate by $200;
         - Runner-up Best in Contest - gift certificate by $100.
  • MIYUKI Co.,Ltd. is sponsoring Seed Bead Jewelry category:
         - 1 Place Winner - a prize worth $150;
         - 2 Place Winner - a prize worth $100;
         - 3 Place Winner - a prize worth $50.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring Finished Jewelry category:
         - 1 Place Winner - a prize worth $150;
         - 2 Place Winner - a prize worth $100;
         - 3 Place Winner - a prize worth $50.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring Seed Bead Objects category:
         - 1 Place Winner - a prize worth $150;
         - 2 Place Winner - a prize worth $100;
         - 3 Place Winner - a prize worth $50.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring People's Choice Award worth $100.
  • Best Use of Color Award Winner receives Beads Direct UK prize "Mystery Bead Hamper" worth £70.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring Best Use of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads prize.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring special prizes:
         - Best Newbie;
         - Best Mini;
         - Most Original.
  • Perlen Poesie Magazine is sponsoring two "Perlen Poesie Pick" prizes - two annual subscriptions to Perlen Poesie Magazine, as well as five "consolation" prizes - a single issue of Perlen Poesie Magazine.
  • All category winners will be featured in the monthly e-Newsletter. The winners of People's Choice and Best Use of Color Awards and special prizes may also be featured in the newsletter.


  • Thumbnails of the entries will be showcased on the website in random order with no entrants' names when entered.
  • Beadwork finalists' pictures can be zoomed for online voting.
  • When the contest is over full size pictures will be showcased with artists' credits.

By submitting an entry, an artist gives My Lovely Beads, Inc. permission to use the entry photos in any lawful way, including but not limited to publicity, publications, electronic media, etc., with full credit to the artist and the photographer. Please send any questions at with subject FASHION COLORWORKS 2016.


The contest organizers and judges do not accept any claims and do not enter into correspondence on the organization of the competition (except for purely informational questions - at the discretion of the organizers), the copyright on the entries designs, mismatch of beadwork colors and contest triads, participation entries in other contests, the judgement process, and the like.

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