Showing posts from October, 2011

Bead Fest Texas 2011

Bead Fest this year was a benchmark for me. I was privileged to be chosen to teach a class. I posted before the class listing that appeared on the registrations site.  It was my first "national" class. I did have a familiar face amongst my students, Geri Moya- owner of Bead Heaven in Wautaga, TX but more importantly- my BEAD MOM. The lady at the second table from the front. One of my students even told me that she follows my blog (Thank you and I am sorry for not being consistent.).
All of my students did really well. They were very studious and worked very hard on their bracelets. After class, Mandi and I almost made a bee-line for Jeanette! What a talented and kind lady (not to mention beautiful- okay I will mention it.) After I finished shopping, I was so tired that I just sat on the floor and talked to her. Mandi had to come and find me after she shopped at Beyond Beadery.  Bead Fest was great but these two chicks made it fabulous for me.
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Contests Anyone?

I gained so much confidence in my ability to create great bead art by doing well in competitions. Just that little boost encouraged me to keep going. Maybe something from this list will inspire you to enter and stretch your imagination.
Rings and Things : Rock N Roll Challenge
Entries accepted Dec 1- Jan 31st.

Land of Odds : Ugly Necklace Contest
Deadline March 15, 2012

Land of Odds :All Dolled Up Competition
Deadline Oct 31, 2013

More contests are sure to pop up at the beginning of the year, but be sure to remember those that happen every year like Bead Dreams (deadline March 6, 2012).

If these don't catch your fancy, then maybe the articles below will encourage you to keep looking for one that does interest you.
Here is a link to a podcast on Bead Circle about the "Top 7 Reasons to Enter a Beading Contest".
I also like the article I found on Seed Bead Smarts.