Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shameless Self-Promotion: Bead Dreams

The Bead Dreams publication, displaying the winners and finalists of the 2009 competition, is now available. For the first time this year (I believe) it is only available on-line through the Bead & Button website, here. Needless to say, I already have my copy, and it is completely beautiful (not that I'm impartial, of course). Also, if you click on the link above, you will see a preview video, which has, as it's screencap:

(this is not the actual video, it's just a JPEG of the screenshot) ta-da! - my "Natural History" belt buckle. Needless to say, I'm pleased as punch.

Seriously, though, the photography for the e-booklet is quite stunning. As I mentioned before, apart from metal clay, my favorite category this year was beaded objects (I particularly liked the sense of humor in many of these pieces) - but all of the works are really quite inspiring to view.

As always, thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

very cool! congrats!

TesoriTrovati said...

Nothing shameless about tooting your proverbial horn Melissa! I saw the Bead Dreams firsthand and was blown away by it all. The humor, the talent, the construction, the imagination. But I was really attracted to your belt buckle because it was so unique, so different! I am not a seed-beader and there is an awful lot of that. It is gorgeous, don't get me wrong! But I like to see something to shake it up and yours did just that. I am proud of your accomplishment Melissa (I am acting like I had anything to do with it! Sheesh!) You should be shouting about it. It is gorgeous work.
Enjoy the day!