I want to take the time to Thank Mandi from BEAD CIRCLE for posting a podcast conversation between the two of us about 7 Reasons to Enter a Beading Contest. It is an awesome resource to listen too while you bead. I also have used it to encourage me to push to the finish on a competion piece for the Fashion Colorworks Contest hosted by My Lovely Beads. Photos of my piece will be posted after the finalist are chosen, so stay tuned. Until I can share with you the new design, how about a couple of pictures of last years entry taken by Bradford Bosher? This one did make it to the final 10. I call it Steampunk Style Beaded Cogs.
It was also very cool to see an entry for this years contest with similar components. I love the look of thread over metal! It adds a design element you don't ordinarily think of when beading. Always looking to hide the thread would make you miss the opportunity to use it as a feature.
Happy Beading and God Bless You.