2006 Bead Challenge

Beaded/Found Object Goddess

Create a Goddess Using
Found Objects and Beads

You must be a member of the Indiana Bead Society to enter.

Use a common household object (kitchen utensil, cleaning tool, hardware, toy, and car part), item(s) collected in thrift stores, item(s) from a vacation, or any item you choose to create a "goddess" image. Use this object along with beads and any other media to finish your form. Use the object as your base and embellish. The idea is that by having a "base" object from which to work, it will not require so much beadwork. Goddess figures can get very complicated. Hopefully the use of a central object will help with the creativity and diversity of the pieces as well as reduce the total time needed to complete the piece.

What goddess are you? Would you say you are... a dreamer with her head in the clouds, a practical person who is grounded in reality? For you, every day is...? Some great sources of inspiration are Belle Armoire Magazine, Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, and the Internet. Just type in "goddess" and you can find vast amounts of information regarding "goddess" types and images of women.

Three categories for judging:
The best use of a found object
The best "Goddess" image
The best over-all execution

Prizes: a free one-year IBS membership, a free one-day IBS sponsored workshop tuition, plus a surprise prize!


Deadline for the Bead Challenge is the December 13 Meeting

Past Bead Challenge Photos


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