Thanks to Julie Picarello who sent us these photos of the 2017 Bead Dreams winners in the polymer category.
First place went to Barbara McGuire’s Seeing Through Now necklace. The feather-textured teal and pearl collar ends with an etherial portrait. Barbara is a well known longtime polymer artist, author, teacher and supplier.
Turquoise and silver pieces center the necklace yet the design is appealingly asymmetric.
Julie was particularly pleased to take these photos since Arathy is a member of her Clayville guild. Says Julie, “Arathy has just started working with polymer and is amazing. Two little kids at home, gets up at 4:30a.m. to get in clay time before they get up. Yowzer!”