Well folks the Creative Beading magazine is in the newstands and the finalists have been announced. My only entry, Sienna Rose for the Creative Challenge was selected and sits at 7th place of which I am thrilled about. This was the first year for the Creative Challenge Division and my first time as an entrant into this competition. Several fellow beading buddies had their entries selected as finalists and place holders in the Top Ten and I am so happy for them as well. In fact a big 'Well Done' goes out to all the entrants of the Creative Challenge Division.
The Youth Division was announced also, well done to all those entrants and congratulations to Nicholas Player who won not only first place but placed 5th as well! His brother Matthew's entry was second, no doubt their will be beading rivalry between the two over their wins. Their mum Melissa Player is also a beader... thus beading must run in the family. Well done to the Player family as they all were winners.
Along with my many articles and tutorials in the Australian Beading magazine With this placing Social Butterfly Jewellery is now both a published and awarded jewellery designer.