Bead Dreams: Handmade Beads and Buttons
The Bead Dreams Competition and Exhibit takes place annually at the Bead and Button Show, and the pieces submitted to the competition are displayed in the Bead & Jewelry Marketplace throughout the show. In the Handmade Beads and Buttons category, an artist may submit a unified collection of four or more beads or buttons in any media including, but not limited to, ceramic, raku, resin, bone, etc., but excluding polymer clay, metal clay, and beaded beads. The first, second and third-prize winners from 2011-2015 are shown here.
2011 First Place, category sponsored by Whole Lotta Whimsy. The largest bead measures 1.5 x 1.5 x .2 in. (37 x 37 x 5 mm).
Valdislav Ivanov and Kremena Ivanova, Veliko Tarnovo Region, Bulgaria