Sunday, July 22, 2012
My Challenge Piece for Etsy Beadweavers in August is POSTED!
Etsy Beadweavers Challenge! The prize for winning is picking the next month's challenge. There are 12 challenges per year and I am inspired to start entering more of them afte rthe fantastic experience I had making this piece. There are about 250 beadworkers from all over the world on the team, which is moderated by several wonderful bead artists.
I am really proud to say I designed all of the beaded beads here save one, the red netted bead which is her "Easy Netted Bead" from Diane Fitzgerald's Netted Beadwork. The rules of the challenge state clearly that I have to have designed the piece and not used any pattern or tutorial, but this is one easy beaded bead that I needed to balance the rest, so I thought that would be OK since the entire rest of the necklace is 100% Jobi (at least to my knowledge)!
The challenges really force me to create something "outside the box" so I hope to do many more in the future.
Let me know what you think!