Bead Challenge 2017 Winners

Every year BSNC comes up with a “bead kit” that becomes a major part of the annual “Challenge”.  Bead Challenge 2017, Intersection of Color, allowed the bead artist to create a unique beadwork design using colors they determine would best fit their beadwork project.  The kit contained black and white beads. The members who participated in this endeavor could make ANYTHING ~ there were no formal structural rules as long as 50% of the beads in their unique  beadwork design were from the Bead Challenge Kit.

BSNC Board of Directors recently agreed that the members who attend the May 16th meeting would vote which beadwork creation would win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  There were two divisions: Experienced and Novice.  The prizes are wonderful in each: $100, $75, and $50.  Every year the Alameda County Fair has a special department that has a case that displays these creations for everyone to see.  By the way, our display normally runs First Prize in that category too!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!    T O   O U R    W I N N E R S

Andrea O’Leary
Experienced, 1st Place

Marilyn Peters
Experienced, 2nd Place

Kathy Dubuque
Experienced, 3rd Place

Alane Friedrich
Novice, 1st Place

Everyone who enters a completed project and displays it at the Alameda County Fair for 2017 will get a free Bead Challenge 2018 kit!  The 2018 kits will be available at the July 2017 meeting so that future Bead Challenges will allow for extended completion time.We would like to encourage more BSNC members to participate, and hope that these incentives will spark your interest and creativity! Please remember, the number of kits is limited, so get yours now!

If you’re not a BSNC member and would like to participate in the 2018 Bead Challenge, click here to learn how you can become a member and its benefits.

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