Communal Project for Members 2019 - 2021 

Fantastic Florals

Following the cancellation of the Bead Festival, Bead Bazaar and many bead shows due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to extend the Communal Project into 2021.  We will continue to sell raffle tickets, those already sold will continue to be valid and the draw will now take place at the Great British Bead Show in May 2021.  Winners will be contacted as soon as possible thereafter.

Our shared beading project was just one of the celebrations we had in place for our 20th Anniversary.

In the past we have made beaded beads, quilt squares, wreaths of bugs and butterflies, seaside postcards and much more. This time, in response to member demand, and to celebrate our anniversary, we invited members to submit a 3D beaded flower to be assembled into a display.

The idea of a beautiful flower display that doesn't need watering and can't be killed obviously gelled with our members  and we received enough individual flowers to  make seven beautiful displays!

Photographs of the finished displays will appear here shortly.



All members who bought a flower kit will have received a raffle ticket in their kit.  If you lose the ticket, don't worry, we know who had which ticket so you won't miss out on your prize if you win. If you wish to collect your prize at GBBS 2021, you'll just need your ticket, guild membership card or number.

If you would like to purchase additional raffle tickets, there are several ways of doing so.

1.  Order through the on site shop

2.  You can send a sae with a cheque for £1 for each ticket ordered plus £1 p&p to

Joan Newton, 112 Petunia Crescent, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 6YR

3.  If you prefer to save the return p&p, order as in 2. and we can email you a copy of your ticket(s)

4.  Ask if we have tickets available at the Guild stand at upcoming bead shows

If you are able to sell raffle tickets for us please do contact Joan for supplies on joan@zjbnewton.myzen.co.uk. 

Once again we would like to thank Corinne Squirrel from the Bead Merchant and Ann Bourke for their donations which enabled us to go ahead with this project.