The Bead Dreams Competition and Exhibit takes place annually at the Bead & Button Show, and the pieces submitted to the competition are displayed in the Bead & Jewelry Marketplace throughout the show. In the Finished Jewelry category, artists may submit one piece or an ensemble of jewelry that is made from materials such as, but not limited to, glass beads, crystals, semi-precious stones, wire, metal clay, seed beads (piece must be less than 50 percent seed beads), found objects, etc. The first-, second- and third-prize winners from 2011-2015 are shown here; all prizes are sponsored by Rio Grande.
2011 Third Place. Piece measures 28 x 7 x 1.5 in. (71 x 18 x 3.8 cm).
Jacquelyn Scieszka, Birmingham, MI