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’sSeeing 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!”
Here’s an overview of winners in this year’s Progress and Possibilities competition. The International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA) received 119 entries from eleven countries in their annual juried competition
Clicking through the IPCA gallery is organized and logical but if, like me, you prefer to rip into surprise packages with abandon, this page of thumbnails may be easier.
A few, like Angel Goulter and Petra Dewi Handayani are hard to find online. If you’ve located them, let me know.
I smile at the abundance of condolences you sent in response to yesterday’s post. Jan was fascinated by the comments and took great pleasure when a post prompted readers to say something. She would have been pleased that her “numbers” were the highest PCDaily has ever received. I can hear her chortling.