Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bead Dreams finalist 2010
When I decided I wanted to enter the Bead Dreams 2010 competition, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make...or rather, I had a million ideas but no matter how I twisted and turned those beads, nothing interesting came of it and it certainly wasn't worthy of any kind of competition. In the end I just went with what I was most comfortable with, sculptural design, waves and curves and loads of crystals and rivoli and shiny things and of course, bronze and olive and gold..my favorite colors, minus the pink..lol..!!! It took me a week and a half to make, over 50 hours of work, a very sore neck and arm, teary eyes laboring over such intricate details, but in the end, I was quite happy with the result.
I didn't have time to make a second entry but it doesn't matter,- Jewel of Amun made it through to the Bead Dreams finals!! No matter what happens now, I feel like I've already won, just being up there with all that amazing talent!! It's a huge privilege and a humbling experience. But for now, before I go off fancying myself a beadwork superstar, I have 3 loads of laundry and dinner for the kids to keep me grounded...;)