Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits - Colorworks Contest in Step by Step Beads Magazine

I got this in the mail yesterday - talk about stunned!

Congratulations!

Your work was chosen by Margie Deeb as one of the top ten finalists in our first Colorworks contest! Though you did not win first place, your piece will be showcased in a special Colorworks gallery in the November/December 09 issue of Step by Step Beads. Thank you for submitting such outstanding work!

Best regards,
Editor in chief,
Step by Step Beads
the rules were:

Enter the first Colorworks Challenge!

Tertiary Colors

The orange-purple-green tertiary triad presents a challenge of bold and striking contrasts. Create a piece of bead jewelry (or a bead in any medium: polymer, beads, glass, etc.) using the triad from the color wheel. Black, white, or clear are welcome, but the predominant colors must be the orange-purple-green triad (any shades of those colors).

And I'd started playing with using pale orange faceted coral beads, a purple firepolished bead, some green cathedral cut beads and copper, which met the color criteria, so I worked on several versions of it (consisting of adding new strands) until I came up with the design I submitted. I wrote to the publication to see if I could post a picture, I haven't heard yet so I'm going to wait a little longer on the picture, but I couldn't wait to share the news!

Materials used: copper stamped links and copper chain from Accessories Susan, copper bead caps, clasp and spacers from Artbeads, copper wire guardians, crimp covers and Scrimps from Rings & Things, green cathedral cut Czech glass beads from the local Global Beads store, faceted coral beads from JJBead in Huntington Beach, and Satin Copper Beadalon stringing wire.
Dimensions: the collar is from 1.5 inches to 3.5 inches in width and 16" in length.

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15 Comments:

Blogger SmuTopia Jewelry said...

Awesome! Congrats!

July 14, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Very cool, Dawno! Congrats. :)

July 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Excellent news, Dawno. I'd say it's quite a compliment to be chosen by someone as color-conscious as Margie Deeb. Kudos :)

--Dave

July 14, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Jessica, Hilary and Dave!

July 14, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Wow, I'm impressed Dawno! Margie is one of the color gurus of the bead world. It is quite an honor to have your work chosen by her!

July 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Cindy - I am really looking forward to see what she has to say and learn more from her in the magazine when it comes out.

July 14, 2009 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Super congrats & a big SQUEE! - Heather

July 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I imagine you are still riding on a cloud right now and I beg you, don't let anyone talk you down anytime soon!! What wonderful news, I am so happy and proud of you, for you!! Just too cool! :)

July 14, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Heather and Lisa. And yes, it's a pretty great feeling, Lisa, to have gotten a top ten spot.

July 15, 2009 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Steve Groenier said...

That's exciting news. I'm glad to see your beautiful work getting recognized outside of your blog. Sounds like a fun contest too.

Congrats Dawno!

Steve
from Artbeads.com

July 15, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

w00t!!! this is the best news ever!!!

GRATZ!!

July 15, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Wow, congratulations! What a terrific accomplishment for your portfolio!

July 15, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Steve, Tish, Mellisa - thank you so much for your kind words. I'm still pretty jazzed.

Just got permission from the magazine to post a picture - will be adding it to this post soon.

July 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Designs by Blanche said...

I can't believe I missed this post! CONGRATULATIONS!
Now I'm just waiting to see the pics, sounds like an awesome piece!

July 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

thank you!

July 20, 2009 at 11:15 AM  

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