Do you ever think about why you bead? Is it the feel of the beads; do they 'talk to you' telling you what they want to be; is it the fellowship derived in learning from like-minded people; is it the shape or color of the beads that bring you joy - maybe it's all of the above. Purchase a polymer clay Heart focal, designed by IBS member Vicki Hoffman, for $5 to incorporate in a design of your choosing using your own beads and express what is at the heart of why you bead..
Maybe you like stringing; bead weaving; or bead embroidery. Perhaps you sculpt with other types of clay or fabric. Let your imagination take you to your bead place to create a piece of jewelry, an accessory, a picture . . . . What you do with the heart focal is up to you as long as your finished project contains at least 30% beads.
Categories for Judging
Novice, Professional, Best of Show
Project deadline was February 2017 bead meeting. You must be a member of the Indiana Bead Society to enter.
Novice - 1-year membership to Indiana Bead Society
Professional - a paid class for the Spring Workshop (kit not included)
Best of Show - 1 day of class(es) at Fall Visiting Artist Workshop (kit not included)
Photos of Entries from the 2015 Bead Challenge
Past IBS Challenges
2015 Challenge - Dyed Fabric & Beads
2012 Challenge - The Elements
2011 Challenge - Art Inspires Art
2010 Challenge: Steampunk - Beadpunk
2009 Challenge: Put Your Project on Steroids!
2008 Challenge: Pick a Color and Go with It
2007 Challenge: A Bead Made by You
2006 Challenge: Bead/Found Object Goddess
2005 Challenge: Bead Your Own Name Badge