2017 Popular Choice Award winner
Julie Raasch (left) and show promoter
Chris Mode (right)
Left to Right: - Chris Mode show promoter, Cathy Lawson, 2016 Challenge Bead Popular Choice Winner.
Left to Right- Chris Mode, show promoter, Mara Mednis, 2016 Challenge Bead Honorable Mention Winner
2015 Left to Right - Popular Choice Winner-Cynthia Jurishica, Challenge Bead Artist - Kay Rashka, Show Promoter - Chris Mode
Bead Challenge - CB&CO
Original Handmade Lampwork Beads & Jewelry
by Kristi Evenson
The 2017 Challenge Bead Set is a playful set of three handmade beads. Each bead has a lilac colored base that is deeply encased in clear glass and surface embellished with turquoise polka dots! As the light catches the polkadots, the shadows dance on the core of the bead. Let your imagination soar and join the Challenge!
Kristi Evenson’s talent extends much further than just the torch. Her eye for original jewelry design is unmatched. She not only excels in lamp work bead making, her talents also extent to metal work, stone setting, metal stamping, bead stringing, collage, and wirework. You can see more of her work here.
Based out of Minnesota, Kristi has been a self employed artist for over 16 years. Her story is fascinating and an inspiration for all artisans! - find out more about Kristi by clicking here!
HOW DOES THE ART GLASS AND BEAD CHALLENGE WORK?
Purchase a Challenge Bead from the Art Glass and Bead Show - at a discounted rate, I might add! Take that beautiful bead and create a wearable piece of art to be displayed and judged by your peers and participating vendors on Saturday at the Art Glass and Bead Show. If you accept the Art Glass and Bead Challenge, you will create a wearable piece of artwork using the Challenge Bead and any other materials of your choice. All entries need to be received on or before Friday (Eve of the show).
Anyone who purchases a Challenge Bead is eligible to participate.
WHO WILL JUDGE THE CHALLENGE?
We will have two panels of judges this year for the Bead Challenge. You are quite familiar with the first panel judges...your peers. Everyone who attends the show on Saturday will vote for their favorite entry again this year. Their criteria has surprised many jewelry designers, because they are not judging technique or creativity, they are basing their approval on whether or not they would enjoy wearing it. This prize is considered the Popular Choice Award.
The second category is the Honorable Mention category with a professional panel of judges. The judges will be the vendors. They will be voting on which entry they find to be highly skilled, artistic and the most creative use of the Challenge Bead. We are calling it the Honorable Mention Award.
EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $400 PRIZE BASKET!!
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WON?
All of the ballots will be counted on Saturday night, and the winning entry will be on display until noon on Sunday. If you are the winner, you may pick up your Prize Basket from the ticket counter. If you did not win, you may pick up your Art Glass and Bead Challenge Entry after 12 noon. If you are not present on Sunday, we will mail your entry within 30 days. Creative Mode, LLC can not be held responsible for any damage or loss due to return delivery of the i
2015 Honorable Mention Award - Terri Davis