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Beady News!!!!!! Bead and Button, Bead Dreams Winners!!!!


They WON!!!

  Our very own Beads-of-Clay members Joan Miller and Vlad and Kremena of Golem Design Studio have won 2nd and 3rd place in the Bead Dreams Competition at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee this week! 
 
Joan Miller Won 2nd Place with her Veggie Buttons.

Joan's Buttons have Carrots, Peas, Mushrooms, Eggplant, Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and are those Turnips???  I don't know my root veggies as well as I should. ;-)  All of these details were made with colored porcelain clay. 

Way to go Joan!



Birds and Fishes won 3rd place!

Here is how Vlad and Kremena described their award winning entry!

The design is an abstract pattern inspired by, but not representing the work of M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and mathematician from the first half of XX century. Looking at each piece from different directions and angles one can see some stylized birds, ...fishes, snakes and other creatures. All the pieces are hand carved and hand painted, so there are not 2 exact same ones.

Don't forget to stop by our 2nd Wednesday Giveaway and leave a comment to win a prize package including a pendant and bead set from Golem Design Studio!



AND THANKS A MILLION TO THE HANDMADE BUTTON OR BEAD CATEGORY SPONSOR
Whole Lotta Whimsy!!! 


11 comments:

  1. Congratulations to both winners. They are very different entries, but beautiful in their own way. Just goes to show there's a ceramic bead or button for everyone.

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  2. Congratulations! They both really deserve it!

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  3. Congrats to the winner. What a talented group of people you all are. regard Stefanie

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  4. Congrats!! How wonderful for you!! Proud to be a fan!!

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  5. Congratulations Way to go. Now hopefully they will keep the category.

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  6. Wow! Great work and beautiful buttons and beads! I'm so glad to see ceramic beads represented!

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  7. Wonderful pieces! Congrats to both.

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  8. Congratulations Joan, Vlad and Kremena!!!You have done wonderful work that deserves to be so higly recognized. Yeah for Clay.

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  9. Thank you for the nice words!
    It's very motivating for us as artists to feel that we are part of some bigger, global society of artists, it's much easier this way to think and create things "outside the box".

    Happiness!
    Vlad & Kremena
    Golem Design Studio
    http://golemstudio.com

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  10. Yay and congratulations to Joan and Vlad and Kremena! WOW!

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