Do you ever sit in your bead room and look over the treasure, hoard, art beads you have collected? Do you love them, fondle them, call them Precious? Gorgeous miniature works of art that you needed to have, even though you weren’t sure how you were going to use them in a finished piece…
|Harry, Ron, Hermione in Bellatrix’s vault at Gringott’s|
Does your studio, bead room, dining room table, work space look like Bellatrix LeStrange’s vault? Piled high with treasure, and avalanche if you touch the wrong stack?
This past August, after Beadfest, Jennifer and Lesley were at my house and we were trading a few last beads before they had to leave. The idea was tossed out that we do a one-of-a-kind Component of the Month challenge where we USE OUR STASH! Pull out a piece we had been holding on to, a treasure created by one of our AJE team mates… and put it to creative use. Brilliant!
So for January we are challenging each other in a new way: AJE members will use an art bead/component in a finished piece; an art bead/component created by any one of their team mates. This diverse array of work will be blogged on the reveal date of January 31st, 2015.
And for you? Our loyal readers have more chances to win! There are 8 members, each contributing pieces/prizes. How to win? Leave a comment ( and email) below,. you know the drill! And we encourage our fellow bead hoarders, collectors, art bead aficionados to create along with us. Even if you don’t win one of these featured pieces – raid your stash! Delve into your treasure and create using an art bead by any AJE member.
|Top: Sue Kennedy, Lindsay Starr, Jen Cameron. Center: Caroline Dewison.
Bottom: Lesley Watt, Melissa Meman, Kristen Stevens.
|Winter snowflake: Linda Landig|
|Bonus: because I couldn’t decide between these two wintery options.|