I recently learnt about a beading contest organised by bead artist Zoya Gutina. The whole idea of the contest is to create something using one of the colour combinations below, picked from the Pantone Color Institute’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013.
Entries could be made for one of three categories:
- Seed Bead Jewelry. Entries include jewelry and jewelry-related objects. Each entry must be not less than 50 percent seed beads.
- Finished Jewelry. Each entry must be less than 50 percent seed beads; and other materials such as, but not limited to, glass beads, crystals, semi-precious stones, wire, metal clay, found objects, etc.
- Seed Bead Objects. Entries include any not jewelry-related objects, accessories and sculptural objects. Each entry must be not less than 50 percent seed beads.
Further details and full rules here.
I had been slightly out of touch with the beading world for a few months so I learnt about this contest with barely three weeks till the closing date. Not put off by the fact that I would have to rely on my existing bead stash to create something, I sifted through my supplies and was lucky to find the beads I needed in just the perfect shades to make a necklace using the third combination, African Violet, Tender Shoots and Lemon Zest!
Here’s a tiny sneak peek of my entry:
All entries had to be submitted by 15th June, and the finalists are to be announced at some time TODAY! Waiting impatiently to find out if my entry has been selected to be one of the finalists. It’s a tough competition with so many wonderful entries to choose from!