Eighth International The Ugly Necklace Contest, 2010: A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
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Land of Odds : Eighth international, 2010
The Ugly Necklace Contest
A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist 
...TAKE OUR SURVEY...

Corrine Zephier
Kyle, South Dakota

"From My Garden of ... BUXMI
(Beads, Ugly, and Mix-Media)"



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POEM

From My Garden Of ... BUXMI
(Beads, Ugly, and Mix-Media)

Butterfly, Moths, Flies and Bees --
Worms, Spiders, Wasps and Fleas.
Caterpillars, Ants, Snakes and Slugs --
Grasshoppers, Ticks, Giggers, and Grubs.
Frogs, Toads, Mosquitoes, and Robins --
Move around and around, like having fun shopping.
These are my visitors that strive on my crop --
Survival is the key, is why they stop.
But, what may be from my body -
That sprouted from a seed, transformed into a bead.
Nothing buta Creed, that changes indeed,
I feed on the greed that heeds the need to precede the lead.
I know that all some do is bead and bead, day in and day out ,looking at different types and anything that can resemble beads; cylinders, round, oval, circular,
also oblong, tubular, circles and rectangular.
Practically anything can be made into a bead structure;
colors of all kind that make up the races of beadwork; the Melting Pot texture.
For some, it is out of the ordinary; colors that do not match and yet, it does match to them.
Is this the beginning or the end...
This special format what I call a necklace; Jewelry, what coolerly, ullerly and utter foolerly this may seem,
to complete what started out as a dream...
But it took patience, concentration and imagination,
not to think about color combinations, color schemes, size, shapes ,for balance persuasion.
This was tedious, mind boggling, unusual, non-routine, and rare,
from the moment I drew the design, adding substances was quite a dare.
We grew up learning to color within the lines,
to stay in balance with art no matter what kind.
A lot has to do with Cultures, a way of life and normalcy,
From one day to another, we strive on in our own world of privacy.
Beading, you got to love it, feel it, live it, dream it, and best ofall be creative.
This type of Artwork is going to be emancipated.






Front View




Clasp Assembly
Hand-worked Hook and Eye Clasp
T wo Candy Canes, shaped into a finger, metal ring,long blue bugle beads to resemble finger nails and beads.

 

 

MATERIALS LIST:

Plastic tubes with real insects, Dental Floss Cylinder, water Bottle Cap, Interfacing material, Piece of Plastic Canvas, Plastic Egg, Antler Bones, Elk Teeth, Deer Claws, Earring hoop, Beaded Earrings, beaded necklaces, Small Key Ring, Hand Sanitizer parts, used dental floss, plastic cylinder, chew can lid shaped into a jingle, and Various sizes, colors and shaped beads; Ancient Grey Beads round corrugated beads, wooden beads, star beads, blue strand of metallic yarn, small white button, 4-link chain, small bells, chain, Quarter, leather strip, and beading thead.

Eye, Circular wire, size 11 beads (varous colors).

Nose; Corner of Plastic Bottle, Dyer Sheet, Beads, and shelf liner.

Mouth withTongue; Stiff Interfacing, beads, silver earring for nose ring, and sock fo rbacking.

Small piece of beaded chaos; small fishbead, dental floss cylinder, various color and shape beads, and two bandaids for backing. Skeleton hand; beige real bone pipes,gold in color long beads,and pony beads.

Clasp; two Candy Canes, shaped into a finger, metal ring,long blue bugle beads to resemble finger nails and beads.

 

Techniques

Stitches; Peyote, Chain, link, Daisy Chain, and designer stitches.

 

 





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Showing Tubes With Insects








Use of Little Beads

 

 


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...TAKE OUR SURVEY...

Corrine Zephier
Kyle, South Dakota

"From My Garden of ... BUXMI
(Beads, Ugly, and Mix-Media)"



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Eighth International The Ugly Necklace Contest: A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist
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