Award Winning Designs
2nd Place Award Winner - Perth Royal Show
To honour the Year of the Farmer, the theme for this competition was "Scarecrow".
Winning Second Place in the Perth Royal Show for Ceres was a very happy and humbling experience, as there are some fabulous beaders in our community.
Wanting to do something out of the box, I consequently came up with this design and hence called her Ceres. Which I thought was especially relevant as she was the Goddess of sowing and reaping.
Each wooden scrabble tile was hand-drilled to create the thread-path I wanted, as a result all the threads are internal and can not be seen outside the tiles.
Joint Award Winner - Bead Guild of WA Inc
"Summer" Theme Bead Guild of WA challenge - This colourful Beach Bag design was chosen as a joint winner!
The title of the Bead Guild Members "Challenge" was 'Summer' and most noteworthy, members could make anything they wished from the beads supplied.
They could use as much or as little as they like from the kit, and in addition they could add more from their own stash, but earnt points for each bead/item used from the kit.
When telling us the outlines of the challenge, Di did say that she could be evil, and on seeing the amount of fibre and the colour combinations - I am apt to believe her. Still, challenges and competitions are a great way of getting the creative juices flowing.
The kit contained, memory wire, chain, seed-beads, lamp-worked beads, bugles, crackle beads, pearls, flower beads and 5 different forms of fibre.
First Place Award Winner - Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc
My piece, "Deandra" won First Place at the Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc Awards in the Jewellery - Wearable division.
Diamond shaped components are joined with handmade links of wire and Czech fire-polished glass. A pressed brass stamping creates the base of the pendant. In addition it is highlighted with Czech Jablonex Vitrial bicones and Boho Gold round corrugated metal beads.
Furthermore additional drops of Vitrial bicones and Boho Gold metal beads are suspended from many of the jumprings creating lots of movement and sparkle to the design. Finally a neckring is wrapped with Gunmetal coloured wire while the centre features more sparkling Vitrial bicones.
First Place Award Winner - Bead Guild of WA inc
The piece "Morocco" won First Place in the non seed bead category.
I was excited with the result as the Judges were leaders in their fields and I was competing against some wonderful beaders.
This design was made from lazer cut Cherry wood components linked with wire wrapping and Swarovski Crystals.