Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wow, I won 3rd prize!

Last time, I told you that I have entered a beading contest by PärlPlatsen - Summer Memories.

One of my necklaces has taken the 3rd prize, and the other one - the 4th. All entries can be viewed in this gallery, please click on the pictures to see them in full size.

The 3rd prize winner is The Ray of Light, featuring Anita Spångberg's gorgeous fused glass cab (which, actually, has inspired the rest of the necklace).
It reminds me of sun-rays, bright and hot. This was my first experiment with a RAW - rope.
The second necklace was my favorite of these two, as the matter of fact. It is named after the town of my birth - Júrmala. A popular Latvian song, "Pie dzintara júras" ("By the amber sea") was on my mind in the process of making it.
I've used aqua terra jasper (variscite) stones in two different shapes. It was a nice material to work with!

One more news - this week I've been featured in Etsy Team Latvia blog. There are going to be new stories of all the group members every Tuesday! Everybody is welcome to have a look, the girs do truly AMAZING work! There are not just beadweavers in this team, but also painters, photographers, taylors, embroiderers, sculptors, etc. All united by Latvia - the country where theyir roots are from.

I am working on a free-form brickstitch tutorial that will be posted here. Stay tuned!


Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Congratulations Olga! Your creations are beautiful!

jodi said...

Congratulations. Your pieces are beautiful. The aqua terra jasper is exquisite.

beadsandblooms said...

Lovely work! Congratulations! I love the aqua terra jasper piece.

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Anonymous said...

Ольга, от души поздравляю Вас с победой в конкурсе!
Удивительные работы, самобытные.
Первая мне нравится своей оригиналльностью. Ну а вторая - просто восторг,такая мастерская игра с цветом!

Lojs said...

Alltså... båda de här kreationerna var jättefina!! Men jag måste säga att den undre med blått och oranget (hur böjer man orange egentligen?) var supersupervacker!! I love it! :)


Foxan said...

Thank you so much!

A firend of mine has commented on the golden necklace - it looks like a Goa'uld style, she said ;)

I LOVE Star Gate!

Zoya Gutina said...

Though The Ray of Light is great, my favorite is the second! Free-form and free-colors make this item amazing!

Zoya Gutina said...

Oh... My warmest congrats on the 3rd place!!! You deserved that! :)