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Second International

THE ILLUSTRATIVE BEADER:
BEADED TAPESTRY COMPETITION
Theme: TBA
Deadline: TBA

See: 2011 Competition Results





Presented by.... Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads,
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts, and
The Open Window Gallery

 

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The Illustrative Beader:
Beaded Tapestry Competition

Create a Beaded Tapestry by manipulating beads, cloth and fibers into an imaginative detailed, tactile and visual representation of this year’s theme:TBA .

And then write a short Artist Statement (between 1000-2000 words) about how your piece relates to the general theme, how you made choices about what things to include in your piece, the materials and techniques you used in creating your tapestry, and your strategies for adding a sense of dimensionality to the tapestry design.

PRIZES: The Second International THE ILLUSTRATIVE BEADER: BEADED TAPESTRY COMPETITION is offering a First Prize of a $1000.00 shopping spree on the Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com), and a Runner-Up Prize of a $400.00 shopping spree on the web-site.

Here we use the concept of "Tapestry" in its broadest sense as a stitched, sewn and/or woven wall hanging. Your tapestry may be woven, loomed, stitched, quilted, cross-stitched, crocheted, knitted, sewn, braided, knotted, embroidered, macramed, beaded and the like. Your tapestry will combine fibers/threads/and/or cloth and beads in some way, and the surface area must consist of at least 70% beads. Beads may be used in many ways, such as forming the background canvas of your piece, and/or embellishing your canvas, and/or as fringe, and/or as stitchery covering parts of your piece. Your piece should be mounted or framed in some way, ready for hanging on a wall. Your tapestry may utilize many different techniques.

Entries will be judged by a panel from The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts. These distinguished Beadwork and Jewelry Artist instructors will judge each beaded tapestry based on


1. INSIGHT: The Artist’s inner awareness and powers of self-expression through needle arts and stitchery, fiber arts and beadwork, particularly in terms of how well this year’s Competition theme is incorporated into the piece.
2. TECHNIQUE(S):
a. The range of techniques employed within the piece, and how these are combined and executed.
b. The degree the Artist is successfully able to incorporate 3-Dimensional elements and give depth to the finished piece -- layering, embellishment, embroidery, movement, optical effects, color tricks, shapes, textures, patterns, and other structures
c. The strategic and parsimonious placement of visual elements throughout the piece
d. The details -- how creatively, strategically, and to what extent story details are presented within the Tapestry
3. USE OF BEADS/BEADING AS ARTISTIC MEDIUM: To what extent the Beaded Tapestry may be viewed as a work of "art", rather than "craft"; has the Artist fully utilized the power of the "bead" as a medium for art -- an expression of color, light, shadow, tactile sense and emotion
4. VISUAL APPEAL: The overall visual appeal of the Beaded Tapestry, and how well it tells a story and seems to grab the Viewer's attention and motivate the Viewer to want to, in this year's case, read the book.
5. QUALITY OF WRITTEN ARTIST STATEMENT: How well the Artist's write-up enhances an appreciation of the Beaded Tapestry, how it captures the theme, as well as the Artist’s talents in design, insight and implementation.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. Length and Width: The Beaded Tapestry may be oriented vertically or horizontally. One dimensional leg should be shorter than the other, but no shorter than 8". The other dimensional leg should be longer than the other, but no longer than 25". The relative lengths of the shorter and longer dimensions should approximate The Golden Ratio where the longer side is 1.60 times the length of the shorter side (L=1.6*S). Thus, the smallest possible piece would be approximately 8"x13", and the largest possible piece would be approximately 16"x25".

B. Backing and Framing: The Beaded Tapestry should be afixed to a secure backing, from which to attach a hanging mechanism, and which is secure enough to support the Tapestry, as it hangs on a wall. This can be as simple as using a piece of foam core or wood panel, or can be more elaborate. The piece may be supported with a frame, and a paper or cloth backing. Any backing/framing/matting will not be counted in the measurement rules and limitations. Thus, if the Beaded Tapestry were 16"x25", and a frame and matte resulted in a finished piece that was 20"x29", that would be OK. If the Tapestry is meant to hang like a curtain on a rod, using backing would be optional, depending on whether the backing will help or hinder your piece.

C. Hanging Mechanism: The Beaded Tapestry should have all the mechanical attachments affixed to the backing/frame that allow it to be hung. This might be picture wire strung across the back, or a picture hook, or a dowel that slides through the piece at the top like a curtain.

D. The Tapestry Canvas: The Beaded Tapestry will work off a canvas of some sort. What this canvas is and how it is created, would be up to the Artist. The canvas might be loomed (or stitched in some way) with threads, other fibers, cloth, or beads, or might be a stretched cloth, or might be some kind of surface (or webbing, netting or string-curtain) off of which to work your Tapestry, like bead embroidery off of ultra-suede.

E. The "Cartoon": The cartoon is the designed image/sketch for your piece. This image should be original, and not have been submitted to any other contests or competitions. The judges are especially interested in how you transfer your cartoon to your tapestry, how you incorporate details, and how you bring dimensionality to your piece. The cartoon, thus final Tapestry as well, must include the Title of your chosen book.

F. The Use of Beads and Fibers: Beads must comprise at least 70% of the the surface of your Beaded Tapestry. A bead is an object with a hole in it. It may be applied to the Tapestry with stitching or sewing. It may be glued. It may be wired. It may be encapsulated. Your final Tapestry may be done with 100% beads, or with a mix of beads and fibers. The judges are especially interested in seeing a mix of techniques within your piece.

G. Relating Your Tapestry To This Year's Competition Theme - TBA

1. Based on ...TBA
2. Interpretation of Tapestry Design must be your own.
3. Give your Tapestry a TITLE, and this Title must be incorporated into your Tapestry design
4. Your Artist statement should reference the your inspirations.

H. The Artist's Statement: Write a short Artist Statement (between 1000-2000 words), covering the following topics:

1. List the Title of your tapestry.
2. What kinds of things influenced your design?
3. What details did you decide to highlight on the tapestry?
5. What materials did you use to create your tapestry, backing and framing, hanging mechanism, canvas?
6. How did you transfer your Cartoon sketch to your finished Tapestry?
7 . What techniques did you use in creating your Tapestry
8 . What were your strategies for creating the Title on the tapestry -- fonts, sizes, materials, placement/positioning?
9 . What were your strategies for adding a sense of dimensionality to your Tapestry?

I. Your Tapestry may be done either as an individual or as a collaboration. If a collaboration, please list all the "collaborators" with your submission. Identify one person of the group to be the lead and contact person. Submissions are welcome from any artist in any country worldwide.

 

 

We Need Submissions!

A Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom, and composed of two sets of interlaced threads. Threads running parallel to the piece create the tension. Threads running back and across along the width create the pattern or image. It is these threads which show in the traditional tapestry. Tapestries were very portable. They could also be draped on the walls of castles for insulation during winter. They could be hung as decorative interior elements and displays of wealth. The "Cartoon" -- that is, the design image -- ranged from the purely decorative to tales of heroicism, mysticism, or religiosity. Often, to make these loomed pieces feel more 3-dimensional, they were embellished with beads, pieces of glass, and pieces of mirrored glass, which would create fascinating interplays with light. The beads might be used to create border fringes, or might be sewn into or embroidered onto the tapestries themselves.

In our The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition, we define the idea of a "Tapestry" very broadly, to include any stitched, sewn and/or woven wall hanging which combines some kind of fiber and beads. Fiber might consist only of the threads used to stitch the beads, or it might include quilted materials, yarn, cord, or anything that might broadly be called Fiber. The Tapestry might be loomed with fibers and embellished with beads. It might be loomed with all beads. The Tapestry does not necessarily have to be loomed in the traditional sense. It might also be knitted and embellished with beads, or quilted or cross-stitched or crocheted or braided and somehow combined with beads. The Tapestry canvas might begin with stretched, appliqued, or quilted cloth. The surface area of the finished Tapestry must be 70% made from beads.

 

 

THE ILLUSTRATIVE BEADER: BEADED TAPESTRY COMPETITION: is more than a beauty pageant. It is a design competition. The Competition will take into account the Artist’s intentions and how well these are incorporated into the theme, the design, the materials, the use of techniques, the use of details and elements which create dimensionality.

Enter to Win!

Entering is easy.


1. Provide a minimum of 6 color snapshots AND/or 6 color .jpg image files of the following:
a. One snapshot AND/or one .jpg image file of a Full Frontal View
b . One snapshot AND/or one .jpg image file of a Detailed or Closeup View that somehow illustrates some aspect of Technique(s) applied
c . One snapshot AND/or one .jpg image file of a Detailed or Closeup View that somehow illustrates some aspect of Dimensionality
d . One snapshot AND/or one .jpg image file of a Detailed or Closeup View of your BOOK TITLE
e. and f. Two snapshots AND/or two .jpg image files of other details in your piece

If submitting a .jpg image file, scan or digitally photograph each view at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

The Artist may submit as many additional images, as she or he would like.

Be sure your name is written on the backs of each photo or disk or slide that you submit.

2. Short Artist Statement (between 1000-2000 words)

Write a short Artist Statement (between 1000-2000 words), covering the following topics:

1. List the Title of your tapestry.
2. What kinds of things influenced your design?
3. What details did you decide to highlight on the tapestry?
5. What materials did you use to create your tapestry, backing and framing, hanging mechanism, canvas?
6. How did you transfer your Cartoon sketch to your finished Tapestry?
7 . What techniques did you use in creating your Tapestry
8 . What were your strategies for creating the Title on the tapestry -- fonts, sizes, materials, placement/positioning?
9 . What were your strategies for adding a sense of dimensionality to your Tapestry?


3 . Help us promote the contest and the on-line voting.

List notification and press release resources that would help us promote your beaded tapestry, should you be chosen one of the 6 Semi-Finalists -- friends, other jewelry designers, fiber artists and other artists, galleries, newspapers, magazines, community organizations and associations, arts commissions, teachers and faculty, on-line message boards, newsgroups, forums, websites, ezines, and the like. If possible, please provide as much of this information as possible: NAME OF SOURCE/RESOURCE, CONTACT PERSON, SNAIL-MAIL ADDRESS, WEBSITE, EMAIL ADDRESS

4. Please include the following information with your entry:

     a.  Name
     b.  Mailing address with zip or postal code
     c.  Daytime Phone Number
     d.  Email address, if you have one
     e.  Dollar Value of Piece  (for insurance purposes)
     f. Where you heard about the contest


5 . Mail these six snapshots AND/OR six .jpg image files, (and any additional images, if you wish), along with the Artist Statement and supporting written documents by [Deadline: TBA], to The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition, Land of Odds, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, Tennessee, 37204.

 

From the entries submitted, up to six (6) finalists will be selected. Photos of their Beaded Tapestries will be placed on the Land of Odds web-site. Visitors to the web-site will be asked to vote for the best designed and appealing Beaded Tapestry.   The on-line votes (count 25%) will be tallied and combined with those the Panel of Judges (count 75%) at CBJA, in the selection of a winner. Based on these combined votes, a Grand Finalist and a Runner Up will be selected and awarded prizes.

You may view Official Rules on-line at www.landofodds.com/store/tapestry.htm, or download at www.landofodds.com/store/tapestry.pdf



6.Submission Period and Eligibility
The Competition begins on [date: TBA]. All entries must be received by [Deadline: TBA]. The Competition is open to residents of the United States, as well as all other countries Internationally, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. The Competition is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Window Gallery, and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts, and their immediate relatives are not eligible to participate. Limit one (1) entry per household. The “Artist” may be one individual, or a collaboration. There is no entry fee. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.


The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition submissions must be original works. These Tapestries should be new creations that have not been viewed on websites, auctions, magazines, books, or in any other way widely made available to the public.


The up-to-six semi-finalists will be required to provide their pieces to Land of Odds for publicity purposes. [These pieces will be returned. See below.] These Beaded Tapestries may be any style, made of any material, using any technique. They must be between 8x13” and 16x25” in scope. The surface area of the tapestry must be at least 70% beaded. They must relate to this year’s theme, TBA.”

By submitting the images, artist statement and supporting written materials, the Artist indicates that he or she has read and agrees to all the Competition rules.


7. Prizes
Land of Odds will award one (1) Grand Prize of a one thousand dollars ($1000.00) on-line shopping spree on the web-site (www.landofodds.com). The Grand Prize Winner will be guaranteed $1000.00 (total retail price) of merchandise from the web-site. Land of Odds will award one (1) Runner-Up Prize of a four hundred dollars ($400.00) on-line shopping spree on the web-site. The Runner-Up will be guaranteed $400.00 dollars (total retail price) of merchandise from the web-site. If the “Artist” is a collaboration of more than one individual, these individuals will share either the Grand Prize or the Runner-Up Prize, whichever has been awarded to the person or collaboration identified as the “Artist”.

Except as provided herein, winners may not substitute prizes. Prizes are non-transferable and non-redeemable in cash. Land of Odds reserves the right to substitute any prize with an equivalent prize or cash award of equal value. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of entries received and the discretion of the on-line voters and the judges in selecting entries according to Competition criteria. By accepting the prize, the Winner and the Runner-Up agree to release Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Window Gallery, and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts and their agents and employees from any responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of any prize. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the Winner and Runner-Up. The Winner and Runner-Up will receive their prizes within thirty (30) days of executing the documents described below. [On-line Land of Odds discount programs do not apply to these award totals.]

8. Entries; Technical Difficulties
YOUR SUBMISSION OF Six PHOTOGRAPHS PLUS Six .JPG IMAGE FILES OF YOUR BEADED TAPESTRY CONSTITUTES IRREVOCABLE PERMISSION TO LAND OF ODDS TO PUBLISH YOUR NAME AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR BEADED TAPESTRY ON THE LAND OF ODDS WEBSITE AND IN ANY OTHER MEDIA THAT LAND OF ODDS MAY CHOOSE, INCLUDING A CD ROM COLLECTION OF IMAGES FROM THIS COMPETITION, WITH FULL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO THE ARTISTS, AS WELL AS JUDGES’ COMMENTARY AND OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIALS, AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

All photographic and written entries shall become the property of Land of Odds upon receipt and will not be returned. Land of Odds is not responsible for any improperly delivered or damaged entries. Land of Odds is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, regardless of cause. If an on-line voter votes more than once, Land of Odds reserves the right to discard all of his or her votes. Should viruses, bugs, errors, or other causes corrupt the administration of this Competition, Land of Odds reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, suspend, cancel, or modify the Competition. Land of Odds is not responsible for any damages resulting from use of its web site.


9. Selection of Winners
The top up-to-six (6) semi-finalists will be selected on or shortly after [Date: TBA]. The Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up will be selected on or shortly after January 15, 2015. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection by the judges of an alternate winner, using the same Competition criteria listed above. If Land of Odds determines that there was fraudulent conduct in connection with a winner's entry or the on-line voting for that entry, the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. All decisions by Land of Odds relating to the selection of the semi-finalists, grand prize winner, and runner-up shall be final and all entrants agree that by participating they are bound by the decisions of Land of Odds judges. To obtain the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to THE ILLUSTRATIVE BEADED: Beaded Tapestry Competition Winner's List, Land of Odds, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204 within thirty (30) days of the date that the winners are selected.

When on-line voting closes, voting logs will be reviewed for any duplicate or otherwise illegitimate votes (for example, those from the same IP or email address), and these will be deleted. The on-line votes will be tallied and used to adjust the original votes of the Panel of Judges at CBJA, in the selection of a winner. The public's votes will weigh towards 25% of the final tally in selecting the Winner and Runner-Up.


10. Submission of Original Pieces by Winners
The top up-to-six (6) semi-finalists will be required to send their Beaded Tapestry pieces to Land of Odds to be received by [Date: TBA]. High quality photo scans will be taken of these pieces, and be posted on the web-site. These pieces will be displayed at The Open Window Gallery at Be Dazzled Beads for 5 months from [Date: TBA] through [Date: TBA]. Each piece will then be returned to the respective semi-finalist.
Semi-finalists are responsible for the shipping and insurance costs of sending the piece to Land of Odds. Semi-finalists are responsible for providing their own insurance for their respective pieces when they ship it and while it is out of their hands and on display at Be Dazzled Beads. Semi-finalists should contact their insurance agents to obtain an appropriate rider. Land of Odds will procure insurance only for return shipment of the piece. Each semi-finalist should include a typewritten and signed statement listing a value of the piece for insurance purposes (not to exceed $3,000.). Please include this statement as well as any written instructions for display, special packaging, or shipping requirements inside the shipping box.

Beaded Tapestries should be submitted "hang-ready."Land of Odds, however, reserves the right to display pieces as best suits the needs of the Competition.

While in possession at Land of Odds, Be Dazzled Beads, The Open Window Gallery and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts, these pieces will be kept securely. The Competition Sponsors will use every precaution to protect and safeguard each item after arrival and during exhibition. Competition Sponsors will not be responsible for any damage that may occur due to circumstances beyond their control. While in shipping transit back to the semi-finalist, Land of Odds will pay for return shipping and insurance.


11. Required Agreements
Winners must sign an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity/liability release, and will be required to sign a copyright transfer agreement or other documents required by Land of Odds related to publication of the semi-finalists' and Grand Prize Winner's and Runner-Up's entry photos, .jpg images, and any additional images the Competition Sponsors will take of the tapestries, and the Artist Statements. Transfer of rights refers to any lawful use of images and the short stories used by the Sponsors during and after the Competition, for marketing, publicity and promotion, use in any electronic media, and the like, including the creation of a CD ROM for purchase by the public.

Such transfer does NOT preclude the Artist from using these images, as well, and does NOT prevent the Artist from marketing their tapestries in any way or form they would like.

Failure to sign these agreements may result in disqualification and the prize being awarded to an alternate winner.

Artists retain ownership of their work and need not be present to win. Wherever images of the Artist’s work are displayed, marketed and promoted, full acknowledgement of the Artist will be given.


Summary of Key Dates:
TBA
Submit Entries with Photos plus .jpg image files, Artist Statement, other
accompanying materials listed above

TBA
Selection of up-to-6 semi-finalists

TBA
Must receive original Beaded Tapestries from semi-finalists

TBA
Posting Beaded Tapestry Images of semi- finalists on web-site for vote

TBA
Awarding Winner and Runner-Up with shopping spree prizes

TBA
Display of original Beaded Tapestry from semi-finalists

TBA
Return of Beaded Tapestries to semi- finalists

About Land of Odds (www.landofodds.com)
and Be Dazzled Beads (www.bedazzledbeads.com)

At Land of Odds on-line, and accessible from everywhere, and at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville, Tennessee, you can find one of the country's largest selections of glass beads, seed beads, delicas, semi-precious stone beads, cords, chains, filigrees, sterling silver components, earring findings, pin findings, clasps, charms, stringing supplies and more.

Land of Odds and Be Dazzled Beads provide the supplies you need for designing jewelry, decorating clothing and costumes, or enhancing furnishings and decorative accessories. A visit with us on-line is a perfect opportunity to settle in with your computer, friends and family, have some fun, and indulge your shopping pleasures. Each wonderful and imaginative alcove in our on-line shop is chock full of interesting "what-is" and "how-to" information and insights, as well as great selections of merchandise.

Land of Odds was founded in 1980 as a shop where antique lamps and furniture were restored. We sculpted, detailed, painted, stained, carved, glued and did whatever it took to return an antique to its original beauty and luster. Over time, our skills evolved, and so did our medium. We opened a shop in downtown Nashville, selling a wide assortment of jewelry making supplies, gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods, and posters. In 1998, we decided to turn Land of Odds into an internet-only business, specializing in jewelry making supplies. We closed our downtown store, and opened Be Dazzled Beads 3 miles south of downtown Nashville.

Today, James Alfred Jones (James' signature name on his jewelry designs and lampwork beads) works with silver, bronze, copper, glass and semi-precious stones to create pins, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and objects d'art. You'll find James' studio in conjunction with Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville. Warren Feld manages the on-line and in-store operations for Land of Odds and Be Dazzled Beads.

The public is always welcome to come by. And when you do, you might catch a glimpse of our dogs, Lily and Daisy. They are so cute, and love to wait on customers when we're busy.

About the Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
www.landofodds.com/beadschool/


The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts was founded in 2000, and began offering classes in 2001. The CBJA is a school for beadwork and jewelry arts, providing elective and progressive track courses for students at all levels of skill. The CBJA is committed to offering a comprehensive range of bead and jewelry related course topics, from bead stringing and bead weaving to lampwork bead making, silversmithing, polymer and metal clay, wire work and wire wrapping, fused glass and fiber arts.

The CBJA is a different kind of school. CBJA offers classes structured in a particular order, rather than just a collection of mini-workshops. The CBJA uses a skills-based, rather than a project-based, approach to curriculum design. That is, in designing courses and structuring a curriculum of courses, attention is paid to what set of skills should be taught, and in what order these should be taught.

CJBA is very Design-Oriented. The emphasis is more about, for example, teaching the control of thread and its tension in a stitch, or learning how to shape and use the structural tension of wire to make jewelry. While every course uses a project in which to provide a context for applying skills, the outcome we are seeking is the learning of skills, not merely completing a project.

We have also tightly focused on the quality of instruction. We believe that each class must present material in written, visual and oral forms. All teachers are required to provide written instructions. Written instructions have been pretested to improve clarity and usability. Teachers are required to provide physical samples of the projects taught in classes.

We have tried to structure and interlink courses so that it becomes clearer for the student how best to develop his or her skills. We have specified prerequisites, and progressive course pathways so that the students in any one class are more similar in their beadwork or jewelry making development abilities and needs.

Beadwork and jewelry-making are not only crafts, but arts, as well. As art, they have definable sets of interrelated skills which can be taught, creatively applied, and further developed. These skills can be used to create and enhance color, shape, texture, sensibility, perception, sensuousness and emotion. They can be applied to bring meaning, cognition, culture, connectivity and wisdom to a situation. They can be used to create the tangible from the intangible, and the object from nothingness. The skills of combining materials of physical and/or esthetic wealth into wearable art forms and adornment -- this is jewelry making.

Beads, wire, jewelry findings -- they bring visual and tactile feelings and thoughts to life in the objects we create from them. There is a sense of awe and power, esthetic feeling and historical connection. The CBJA develops and educates its students, through its elective and progressive track courses, for joining the professions of beadworking and jewelry-making, and expanding their horizons.

 

About The Open Window Gallery - Fine Art Jewelry
www.landofodds.com/store/openwindowgallery.htm

The Open Window Gallery showcases the works of local bead and jewelry artists in the Nashville area, These artists work with beads, glass and vintage glass, fused and lampworked glass, gemstones, shells and other natural materials, sterling silver, gold-filled and 14KT, among other materials.

These artists create wonderful and imaginative pieces, using extraordinary materials in exciting ways. These artists guarantee the quality of their work.






Links to Sites About Tapestries
Teresa Sullivan Studio
Wikipedia
About Tapestries
Thread-Art Tapestries
Quilted Tapestries of Molly Upton
The Knitted Tapestry
Tapestry Crochet
Tapestry - Embroidery
Celtic Cross Stitch Tapestry

Liza Lou (scroll thru all the images of her work; her tapestries are done with bugle beads laid on top of each other like bricks, the viewer looking straight at the hole openings of each bugle)
Textile Collection Features at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Rich Tapestries by Helen Banes

Links to Sites About Dimensional Beadwork
Diane Fitzgerald's Book - Shaped Beadwork
Barbara Grainger's Book - Dimensional Flowers, Leaves and Vines
Jean Power
Beaded Embroidery by Sherri Serafini
Hand Weaving Draft Archive



Art Gallery Worldwide -
A lot of artworks in different styles and media.
Website offers a wide variety of features and
services that enable customers to buy and sell their art.
Many sections pertinent to multimedia art and sculpture.

Absolute Arts
The largest marketplace for contemporary art, art news, research, art gallery and artist portfolios.
Click on "Browse The Arts" and search on "Jewelry".

 

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The Ugly Necklace Contest
- A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm

All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition
http://www.landofodds.com/store/alldolledup.htm

The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition
http://www.landofodds.com/store/tapestry.htm

The Open Window Gallery – Fine Art Jewelry
http://www.landofodds.com/store/openwindowgallery.htm

Center For Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
Skills-based learning for beading and jewelry making
http://www.landofodds.com/beadschool
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/beadschool/info
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beadstudy

Jewelry Design Camp
http://www.warrenfeldjewelry.com/jewelrydesigncamp/

Learn To Bead...At Land of Odds
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