2017 Toho Challenge


Each inspirational designer was given the same beads and asked to submit their completed designs in their personal style. These inspirational pieces were displayed at the Bead&Button Show 2017 and will be shown at TOHO Glass Museum in Japan for one year. http://www.tohobeads.net/2017/2017thc.html

Beaders from around the world can still participate in the 2017 Toho Challenge!

Here’s how:

I. Using only TOHO seed beads and Czech glass beads in the 2017 TOHO Challenge Color Pallete, create a design of your choice. 

A. Toho Color Numbers: #90 | #123 | #204 | #248 | Hybrid #Y617  | #618 | #932 | #928FM| #989 | #989FM

B. Czech Glass Beads: 3mm Melon Pacifica Macadamia |  5mm Melon Metallic Suede Dark Plum |  14mm melon Agamemnon | CzechMate Crescents Pacifica Macadamia and Saturated Metallic Aqua | Crescents Saturated Metallic Tan | Melon 3mm Pacifica Elderberry.

Look through your bead stash or purchase these TOHO colors in any Toho shape or size and quantity, at your favorite bead store!

C. You can use any findings, threads, or backing materials, and 1 Focal item of your choice, but NO other seed beads, or Czech glass beads!

II. Send us a photo of your completed design to tohochallenge@teamtoho.net and we will post it on the Team Toho website and Facebook page for everyone to share. If we receive a photo of your design you will be considered to be one of the Featured designers for the 2018 Toho Challenge where your design will be shared around the world at Bead shows and in the Toho Glass museum in Hiroshima Japan. 

Come on now – join the fun!

Happy Beading!

These are the gorgeous designs that have come in so far. Keep checking back to see more!!