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The Canada 2017 Bead Challenge: 


The 2017 Ottawa Glass Bead and Jewellery Show (OGBS) will be held from October 14th – 15th, 2017 at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive.


This year we will proudly celebrate the 10th anniversary of this show against an extraordinary backdrop of country-wide activities and events marking the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation!  So, we've decided to join in on the fun by inviting anyone who is interested to participate in a "Canada 150 Bead Challenge".


The rules are straightforward. After registering at GSS Flameworking, you will create your own work of art, wearable or otherwise, to be put on display at the show. It must incorporate at least 150 glass beads (any glass beads including seed beads) of any size, shape or colour but otherwise there are no limitations on the medium you choose. It must also have a "theme" that is connected, however remotely, to Canada's 150 years as a nation. The work cannot exceed 2ftx2ft in overall dimension and must be able to be easily displayed at the show.


Everyone attending the show will be given a ballot and invited to bid on their favourite piece. The winner will receive a ‘Grand Prize’ and their work will be displayed on our Social Media.  Please have your completed piece to us by September 30th.  Register today by emailing th Studio:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Show us your talent, creativity and pride in our remarkable country!