to be held at the Flame Off, Towcester Racecourse April 2011
We are delighted to announce that GBUK will be holding another Bead competition at next years Flame Off event at Towcester Racecourse. This is an exciting opportunity for GBUK members to showcase their work in a display on the GBUK stand, and which can then be displayed at later bead/glass events.
This year there will also be a NEW Jewellery category in the competition, which is open to members as well as non-members to enter. We are hoping that this will highlight our work to beaders and jewellery makers including those who may not have used artisan glass beads before. The piece must include a focal or set of artisan lampwork beads, and can be used with seed beads, bead weaving, wire-work, forged/formed metal, mixed media, for example.
GBUK members can therefore enter a bead as well as/or a piece of jewellery if they would like to!
There will be two themes:
Fire & Ice – e.g. Fire/Flames and / or Ice
Bead Heros – this theme is about being inspired by another artist’s work, be it a beadmaker or glassworker. Entries should NOT be a copy of their work but a piece that has been inspired by or a development of what they have made, said or their methods used. Entrants will need to detail this in the comments section.
There are three categories for the Lampworked Bead Competition – Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner, with a Winner and Runner-Up for each category.
The Jewellery Competition will have a Winner and Runner-Up.
Please see the attached PDF for the entry form and rules.
The Judges and prizes have yet to be announced…but we wanted to give everyone as much notice as we could for entering!
Download the Entry form here
Bead Prize Sponsors
Pendant by Dizzy Di www.dizzydi.co.uk
Elephant by Sue Webb suewebb.co.uk
Ivory & silver glass focal by Marlene Minhas glassygear.etsy.com
3 beads by Colette Ladley www.dragonfireglass.co.uk
Grey & silver glass focal by Vanessa Hearn www.beadupastorm.co.uk
Stringer & silver glass focal by Chrystal Rose www.chrystalrosedesigncrafts.com
Aqua & silver glass BHB by Charlotte Dakin-Norris www.bigbangbeads.com