Monday, June 18, 2012

Bead Dreams 2012

Another wonderful year at the Bead&Button Show!  And more amazing entries into the Bead Dreams competition!  As always, the artwork is behind glass so sometimes there will be a glare on the image that cannot be avoided.  Shawn did his best to take nice photos so those who could not attend would still have the chance to see all the amazing beadwork!  Enjoy!

Up first is the piece that won Best of Show!
Predator by Guzel Bakeeva from Russia.  Entered in to the Crystal Jewelry Category!



More of the entries.  We tried to get photos of them all during breaks.  If we missed someone, we're very sorry!



































































Ta Da!
Congrats to all the entrants!

If I'm able to find time in the next few days Shawn also got some photos of the Japanese bead exhibits.





11 comments:

SageCraft said...

Thank you so very much for all the eye candy; it is amazing! And thank you for the quality beading supplies you offer, too!

SageCraft said...

Thank you so very much for the eye candy, & for the quality beading supplies you carry. I'm very impressed with both!

wwilloww said...

Thanks so much Beki for all those beautiful photos! Wish I could have been there...

Saturday Sequins said...

I love getting to see my favorite pieces again! There were some amazing things this year.

Also, I really enjoyed talking to you and Shawn this year. Your booth was my first stop, and I could have spent the whole weekend there!

-- Sarah, who mentioned Whimbeads on her bead show post. :)

Mary Ann said...

Thanks so much for showing those of us who cannot attend what we missed. And there is definitely some Wow in those photos. They must bead for a year for this contest.

Sally Anderson said...

Oh, Beki, you're so lucky to have seen all this in person. Thank you for sharing it with us! I'm blown away by those geraniums and the other flowers that look nothing like beaded works and exactly like real flowers! Amazing stuff. And while I wouldn't wear the intricate big pieces I am so impressed by the skill and artistry that went into making them. That peacock was especially impressive. Thank you again. This was great!

LIndsey said...

Thanks for posting all of these pictures - I know that was a lot of work! It's lovely to be able to see so much beautiful beadwork. Very inspiring!

vicki said...

Thank you, Beki! Look forward to your B&B post every year. Really can't thank you enough for the effort you make to share these photos with us each year.

SuzyQ said...

Hi Beki - Your photography makes each one of these a precious work of Art!!! Thank you for sharing these photos and showing how beautiful this beadwork is.
Susan

Bibe said...

Thanks for sharing the amazing bead pieces!


Every piece is absolutely gorgeous!

LoriF said...

Thank you so much for the photographs!
Would love to be able to be there, but there is no possibility on my fixed income.
I am sad to say, though, that although these are extremely well-executed, I'm sure....there are only 3 or 4 I would consider to be beautiful. Apparently I have no taste LOL.