Friday, June 8, 2012

Bead Dreams Finalist

 It is an extraordinary experience to enter a polymer clay piece into an international competition and to be chosen as a Finalist.  I did not win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, but it is a phenomenal feeling to have my piece displayed with the other five polymer clay jewelry pieces at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  There are 9 categories with a total of 80 pieces that will be viewed by 10,000 people who attend the annual Bead and Button Show.  I am honored to be a 2012 Bead Dreams Finalist.
 The magnetic enhancer feels exactly like leather and has great flexibility.  The faux fibers feel wonderfully supple and drape beautifully.
I worked on the Magnetic Polymer Enhancer and Faux Fibers last January and February and barely made the deadline of March 6.  We had an extremely stressful Christmas that continued through January and February. Bad stress is horrible, but we made it through it all.  Working on this piece was the best therapy.     A sweet victory indeed.


Lupe Meter said...

I would say, sweet victory indeed, Marlene...congrats!!! All you have gone through with health issues and you made finalist...indeed a beautiful accomplishment! So happy for you!

tinko said...

Wow! This is fantastic!


Beadwright said...

I am continually amazed at your cleaver talent. You are truly an artist of heart and spirit. This is a wonderful piece of art and deserves to be displayed.

Jodie L. said...

I'm sorry I didn't see this Blogs while I was away....Congrats on making it as a finalist with your lovely design!!!!

Anne Richard said...

Wonderfull, I love your work !
Thank you for you comment
Anne Richard

Anna Gray said...

That was actually one of my favorite pieces, I think I voted for you in the People's Choice part :). I thought it was an awesome idea to create polymer fibers. Congratulations!