These two pieces were submitted to the Bead Society of Victoria’s Elly Feldman exhibition, which is on display each year at the Melbourne Bead Expo in November.
My main piece was this one. This piece was started when I got the montana blue vintage navettes at a bead show. They were a tricky shape to bezel, but once done I had in mind to link them together in a draping effect. I’ve added a larger stone to the centre and two rivolis. There are also two rivolis in the clasp. The toogle part of the clasp mimics the navette stones. This is mostly done in cubic right angel weave (CRAW) and embellished with pearls and crystals all in montana.
My second piece was more of a ‘filler’ by that I mean it’s not anything too special, just a cab on a rope. So you ask why did I put it in the exhibition? Well I like to contribute to a great display at the exhibition and thought it would do that job. People enjoyed seeing it and I did get a great comment about it.
It’s not all about winning after all, but joining in the fun and showing the world what great work we can do here in Australia.
I didn’t win or place this year, but that might be too much to ask after taking out the prize in 2012 🙂