Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Fancy, Schmancy

Marble Man talked me into entering a piece in the North Carolina Museum of Art's silent auction competition. This is a juried event with a Best in Show award which includes a VERY nice prize. The deadline for entries is March 15th; time to get my rear in gear!

The trick is designing a standout piece which won't be so over-the-top that it can't sell. The purpose of this event is fund-raising for the museum, after all. I decided to make a statement collar which is a little wilder than my usual - longer in the front with an added pendant and some sparkly fringe. I have a clear image in my head and, to make sure I stick to that image, I put it down on paper.



For the focal pieces, I'm using a couple of the polymer clay cabochons I made from push molds.



Now it's up to me to fill the space with seed beads, and some sparkly Swarovski crystals.



I think this piece will take me the full amount of time I have until the deadline!

copyright 2011 Shibori Girl

12 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Kate,

I agree with Marble Man, you should enter!

Good luck!


~ Gabriela ~

Robin said...

Whoa, fancy schmancy indeed! Marble Man was absolutely right to talk you into this, you've got some serious wow factor there, coupled with real wearability.

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randomcreative said...

Wow, I love the beginning of it! Good luck!

Edera Jewelry said...

Wow, it's looking great already!

Createology said...

Your work is stunning and I think your designed piece will be the perfect "WOW" factor combined with uniqueness and wearability. Happy beading...

Gloria said...

Its looking good so far. Cant wait to see more!

Peregrine Beader said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece! I know it will be beautiful!

Stephanie said...

I love the texture of the center piece. I'm betting yours will bring in lots of mula for the museum!

x..x

beadsandblooms said...

I'm thinking you've got a winner there. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

roseworksjewelry said...

Looking great! I bet you win :)

Christie Minchew said...

You Go Girl! That's such a great idea. And I'm betting that your piece will be a welcome entry AND a show stopper! Good Luck! (and I haven't forgotten about the coils....!)

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Hey Kate, is this the piece you asked about the box for? Great idea and drawing. Can't wait to see the results!