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 Beaded Objects and Accessories category, artists may submit non-jewelry items or accessories, no larger than 24in. W x 16in. H x 32in. L. The items may include, but are not limited to, purses, shoes, sculpture, or wall hangings in any bead-related media. The first-, second- and third-prize winners from 2011-2015 are shown here; the category and prizes are sponsored by Rings & Things.
The Sunset in Rural Area
2011 Third Place. Piece measures 15.4 x 52.4 x 16.1 in. (39 x 133 x 41 cm).
Satoko Toyoda, Tokyo, Japan