Sunday, December 14, 2014

2015 Beading Contests

Beading contests 2015

End dates for submissions- double check all info with websites, and verify dates for yourself- end dates sometimes are extended. I will update this list when more information becomes available.


Jan. 31, 2015 International Bead Awards, Perlen Poesie - On a Journey of Discovery

https://www.perlen-poesie.com/iba-2015

Jan. 31, 2015. Beadworkers Guild UK 15th anniversary Swarovski contest

http://www.beadworkersguild.org.uk/crystal-anniversary-competition.php

March 25, 2015 Bead Dreams Bead and Button magazine

http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/en/Events/Contests/2010/12/BeadDreams%20Competition.aspx

April 1, 2015 Piecework pincushion contest.  

http://interweave.upickem.net/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=150175

April 30, 2015 Fire Mountain Gems seed bead contest

http://www.firemountaingems.com/beadingcontests/current

May 15, 2015. This is a Facebook contest inspired by Earth Day and sponsored by Happy Mango beads.
http://www.happymangobeads.com/trash_to_treasure_beading_contest.aspx

This is a monthly design contest sponsored by Preciosa Ornela, makers of Czech glass beads. Each month features a different theme and entries must be comprised of Preciosa beads.
http://www.preciosa-ornela.com/en/contest

June 15, 2015.  Fashion Colorworks

http://www.mylovelybeads.com/contest/2015/rules.php?year=2015


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Azurite malachite Flower bracelet


This year for the Fire Mountain Gems seed bead contest I used some azurite malachite composite cabochons, and made them into flower centers. I wrapped the cabs, then added petals. One of them I used on a necklace, the other as the center focal of a bracelet. I accented them with smaller flowers, some on the necklace used cats eye beads as centers. I used vintage French seed beads to make the leaves. The bracelet was selected as a silver medal winner.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Autumn necklace


Dakota and my autumn inspired necklace, with Swarovski pearls and rivolis.