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The ninth International Fashion Colorworks 2018 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 Spring 2018 Top 12 Colors  ( NY Fashion Week Spring 2018 ) :

Chili Oil
    RGB: 142-60-54
    HTML: #8E3C36
    RGB: 0-162-138
    HTML: #00A28A
    RGB: 234-217-78
    HTML: #EAD94E
    RGB: 104-72-50
    HTML: #684832
Cherry Tomato
    RGB: 235-60-39
    HTML: #EB3C27
Blooming Dahlia
    RGB: 235-150-135
    HTML: #EB9687
Little Boy Blue
    RGB: 110-162-213
    HTML: #6EA2D5
Pink Lavender
    RGB: 217-175-202
Lime Punch
    RGB: 192-215-37
    HTML: #C0D725
Ultra Violet
    RGB: 95-75-139
    HTML: #5F4B8B
Spring Crocus
    RGB: 186-105-161
    HTML: #BA69A1
Almost Mauve
    RGB: 231-220-217
    HTML: #E7DCD9

Fashion Colorworks 2018 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 14.
  • All winners will be announced on July 15.


  • 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 12 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.


  • 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, 2017.
  • 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).


  • Application including attachments is sent by email at with subject FASHION COLORWORKS 2018, a confirmation is sent back by email within 2-3 days.
  • Only one application is allowed. After that, additional entries or photos, or photo replacements will not be accepted. If application failed, please contact us at with subject FASHION COLORWORKS 2018.
  • Applicant provides personal information in the body of email:
         - first and last name;
         - city, state/province, country;
         - email address, website;
         - info on participation in contests (yes or no).
  • Applicant provides information about each entry in the same email:
         - contest category;
         - beadwork title;
         - used techniques;
         - used materials;
         - brief beadwork description (optional).
  • Applicant sends the photos of the entries as attachments to the email. It is possible to send photos by several emails, that should be noted in the email subject like: FASHION COLORWORKS 2018 - 1, FASHION COLORWORKS 2018 - 2, etc.
  • Applicant's 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:
         - 1, 2 and 3 Place Awards in each category;
         - People's Choice Award;
         - Best Use of Color Award.
  • 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.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring Best Use of Color Award.
  • Preciosa Ornela is sponsoring Best Use of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads Award.
  • 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 2018.


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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