Buttons are not just for fastening clothes! They can be used as focals in all sorts of jewelry designs. Pearl Blay of The Beading Gem, one of our Design Team members, created this collection of wire crochet jewelry with our Kazuri buttons.
Beaders who get together regularly have a lot of fun sharing their jewelry making passion. It’s even more so when a jewelry group organizes a design challenge! One such group is Amigas Jewels in Mexico. It was founded by Susy Wright soon after she moved to Jalisco State. The approximately 30 member group are made up of US expatriates living on the north shore of Lake Chapala.
Wendy Moore is an extraordinary Australian polymer clay artist is another design team member we are proud to have. She said, “I have created with polymer, a relatively modern synthetic modeling material, for over two decades and am still discovering new delights. I have always been fascinated by colour and jewelry and polymer allows me to indulge that fascination endlessly.”
The judges had a hard time trying to decide which designs deserved to win in our most recent handmade slider bead contest. Entrants used a variety of techniques and materials in their designs which all showed the versatility of Kazuri ceramic and Samunnat Nepal beads in jewelry making.
The winning pieces were chosen on the basis of creativity, composition and craftmanship.
Without further ado, here are the winners!
FIRST PLACE : Linda Lydon