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 Dear friends!

There will be held contests “Fairy beads”, “Beaded exclusive”, “Fashion doll”, etc on our Festival.

Contest – it is an opportunity to present yourself as a master, to become famous, to get an opportunity
to publish your works in the magazine.  

XII International Contest

«Beaded exclusive-2019» Kyiv


We invite you to participate in an open XII International contest for jewellery designers` «Beaded exclusive-2019».

Conditions of participation:


Sending an application, a participant confirms that he attentively learnt and agreed with conditions.


Designers from all countries can take part in the contest. The participants of the final part, chosen by sent photos, will be invited to take part in the final of the contest, that will be held as a part of the XXI International exhibition «Handicraft. Business&Hobby» on April, 5-7, 2019 in Kyiv. The works of the finalists will be exhibited on separate exhibition.


THEME OF THE CONTEST “Shades of dream” 


Researching institute of Pantone corporation, generally recognized as an authority in the sphere of colours, chose Living Coral as a colour of the year 2019, it is literally defined as “an reviving and vital coral with golden shade”. World fashion trends, cultural and designing trends is identified for the nearest seasons of 2019!

The editorial staff of the “Fashion Handicraft” sets their own style trends and invite author’s jewellery designers to take part in “Fairy beads” author’s contest.

The theme of the spring season 2019 is "Shades of dream" The main requirement is an emphasis on one particular colour and a harmonious combination with its shades and/or other colours. The right to choose the shades of colour, the necessary materials and working technique are chosen by authors.


Nominations of the contest:


Nominations of the contest:

Nomination 1

«Jewelleeies of seed beads» Jewelleries of seed beads and semi-precious stones that imitate jewelleries of precious stones (rings, earrings, brooches, pins, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, chains) (not less than 70% of seed beads).

Reconsider the endless opportunities of seed beads in creating unusual jewelleries.

Nomination 2

«Seed beads + beads» Items of seed beads and figured beads (rings, earrings, brooches, bracelets, beads, pendants, necklaces, lockets, chains, necklets) (not less than 20% of seed beads + “Lempwork”, “Les par PUCA”, “Tila”, “Super Duo”, “Rulla”, “Drops”, “Farfalle”, “Long Magatama”, “Chechevytsa” beads, sequins and others).

Nomination 3 

«Seed beads + textile». Jewelleries of seed beads and textile materials (rings, earrings, brooches, bracelets, beads, pendants, necklaces, lockets, necklets, handbags) (not less than 10% of seed beads + beads + soutache, Shibory ribbon, lace, fabric, wax cord, string, leather and other).

Nomination 4

«Seed beads + metal». Jewelleries of seed beads and metal (rings, earrings, brooches, pins, bracelets, beads, pendants, necklaces, lockets, chains, necklets) (seed beads + beads + wire, chains, metallic insertions, filigrees, forgery, soldering, press forming).

Criteria of evaluation the works

1. How wearable it is

2. Originality of this design

3. Quality and professionalism in designing

4. Level of compositional difficulty

5. The number of used techniques

6. A harmonious decision in the selection of colours and materials

Prizes of the contest

If the number of works in the category is less than 5 and number of participants is less than 4 – there is no winners.

Winners of the contest will be awarded with valuable prizes from contest sponsors. The list of sponsors and prizes will be additionally published

Requirements for filling applications in and photos of works:

1. The organizer receives information from participants as a reliable and is not responsible for any errors in the participants` applications.

2. Each work must have a title and refer to a specific category.

3. The organizers of the contest can change the works`category to another, in case of non-compliance with the terms of the contest or the work can be disqualified without refunding of fee participation.

4. Only the works made in 2018-2019 are allowed to take part in the contest.

5. The works that have already taken prizes in other contests are not allowed to take part.

6. Filling in the application, the author agrees with the terms of publishing the works in the magazine «Fashion Handicraft» and guarantees not to publish the photos in other prints and

online before publication in the magazine.

7. Filling of applications doesn’t have any specific form, but point out:

- fill in the application for each work particularly (see form of application).

- photos of work (top and back side, close-up pictures of the details),

- photo of participant.

8. Requirements for photos:

- not less than 3-4 photos of each work (the general plan, back side, close-up photos of top and back side of details),

- image must be clear, light, one-colour, solid background (preferably white, light grey),

- digital photos with a resolution of 300 dpi, format - JPG or TIFF. The size of the file with a photo is at least 1Mb.

Cost of participation

1. The participation fee in the contest - 300 UAH (2 works), 500 UAH (3-5 works).

2. Payment for participation according to the invoice.

3. Payment must be done not later than April, 1, 2019.


Special conditions:

1. For subscribers of the magazine in 2019 (a copy of the receipt of the subscription for 12 issues) there is  20% discount on participation.

2. 10% discount for the participants of previous contest “Fairy Beads-2018».

3. All works, nominees of the contest, can be offered for sale according to participant request with an extra charge of 10% in favour of the Organizing Committee. The author determines the price of the work. 


Applications and photos of the work have to be sent till April, 25, 2019 inclusive.

E-mail for letters and applications: <>, name of the contest and surname of the participant must be mentioned in emails subject (BE, Full name).

Works delivery

1. Participant has to deliver and remove his or her works by himself/herself or by a trustee on his own.

2. Installation – April 4 from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Dismantling – April 7, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

3. You can send your works by post to 

«Fashion Handicraft», 

02100, Kyiv, PO Box 99.

or by “Nova Poshta”, Kyiv, office #71

Addressee Ivantsiv Petro Mykhailovytch

Tel. +38 068 100 35 59

All works must be received till April, 1.

Shipping cost is paid by the author. 



Yuriy Shumanskyi

Editor-in-chief of the «Fashion Handicraft» magazine



Application for participation in the contest «Beaded exclusive-2018»

Full name of author*

Postal address (for sending the magazines with publications)




Work`s name*

Size of the work (composition) cm*

Materials (size of seed beads, beads, sequins and cabochons, wire calibre), quantity (length)*

Essay "I and my creativity"*

Link of workshops and schemes (mention website link, prints (# of issue, year of publication), work`s name, author)

Price, UAH**


A separate file

- participant`s photo,

- photo of the work (top, back side, close-up picture of details).


  * All fields are required.

** Identify a price, taking into account 10% of commission.

     If the work is not for sale, write – «Not For Sale»






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