Enter the Fashion Colorworks Contest 2014!

Nov 26, 2013

The Fashion Colorworks beading contest, organized by bead artist Zoya Gutina of My Lovely Beads, is entering its fifth year, and you can be a part of this incredibly worldwide beading competition! Just choose one of three pre-selected color palettes to work from, create your masterpiece according to the contest rules, and submit your original beadwork for a chance to have your work displayed along with some of the world's most talented beaders.

Colors in each palette are from the Pantone Color Institute catalog of colors, and include colors that are being seen in the collections of top fashion designers around the world. If you love a good color challenge, then the Fashion Colorworks Contest is perfect for you.

You can enter your work in one of three categories: Seed Bead Jewelry, Finished Jewelry, or Seed Bead Objects. Entries will be accepted beginning April 1, 2014, so you have plenty of time to ponder and create over the long winter. Make sure you carefully read and understand the full contest rules before photographing and submitting your design.

There are no entry fees to enter the competition, and beaders from every country around the world are encouraged to enter. Good luck, and happy beading!

 

 


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EA Morris wrote
on Nov 30, 2013 3:49 PM

With No Fear of sounding stupid, what does the competition category 'Finished' mean? I've seen the 'Finished Category' listed in competitions over the years & comparing the entries with those in other jewelry categories there seems to be no noticeable difference that would set 'Finished' apart from the others. As I can't imagine someone entering an uncompleted (as in Not 'Finished') piece in competition, I'm totally confused by the inclusion of a 'Finished' category. Please Help....!

Small brain hiccup....Has anyone considered the addition of a 'UFO' category? I'm serious! We ALL have colonies of Un-Finished Objects lurking about our work areas & some of them are pretty interesting, inspiring, amusing, horrifying, amazing, boring, 'What-was-I-thinking?....Oops-I-guess-I-wasn't!' bits'n'pieces. Since, as we all know, UFOs breed faster than bunnies, think of the potential for reaching creative critical mass were UFOs given the respect they deserve by coming together & being openly displayed in a category of their own.

Just a stray bead for thought.     ;)

on Nov 30, 2013 4:55 PM

Like EA Morris, I too, am confused about the "Finished" category.  The Pantone color selections are lovely, but why don't they have listing for items made with greater that 50% of item using color pathway chosen, so other complimentary colors could be used?

And why does every entry need to be so elaborate?  Sometimes, simplicity is far more beautiful.  You know, less is more?  I don't know about where people would wear or display these elaborate designs.  I really like to wear my designs and I am a plain, small town lady.  

Oh, well, just spowting off.  

Also, the UFO idea is a good one, but I can see how it could get out of controllllll

saltykat wrote
on Dec 1, 2013 11:01 AM

I agree, Karen. I quit buying the magazines because 1) the jewelry looks like who can put the most rivolis into one piece, & 2) I never see anyone actually wearing the monstrosities.  I design & make pieces I can wear.

saltykat wrote
on Dec 1, 2013 11:03 AM

I agree, Karen. I quit buying the magazines because 1) the jewelry looks like who can put the most rivolis into one piece, & 2) I never see anyone actually wearing the monstrosities.  I design & make pieces I can wear.