Bead Dreams: Ms. Maddie’s Fabulous Flowers in honor of Merle Berelowitz
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 category for Ms. Maddie’s Fabulous Flowers in honor of Merle Berelowitz, submissions must prominently feature flower beads, a floral motif, or Merle’s signature supply of hand-painted blooms. Nature should serve as the guiding influence. This category was founded in 2014; the first-, second- and third-prize winners from 2014-2015 are shown here, as well as a sampling of other submissions. The category and prizes are sponsored by Ms. Maddie’s Beads and the Berelowitz family.
"Forget Me Not" Mechanical Pecking Toy with Built-In Sound
2014 First Place, sponsored by Michael Berelowitz and CJS Sales: Crafts, Jewelry, Supplies. Piece measures 9.5 x 6 x 11.5 in. (24.1 x 15 x 29.2 cm).