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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Contests and Fun Stuff in the Glass World

This is my "Breezy" entry for Mary Lockwood's Glass Olympics. We are to interpret Spring, as a theme. If you have a minute, could you please go and comment on it? We need to get that ball rolling, so other visitors will do it too. And check out all the entries. There are beauties.

Fire Mountain Gems is hosting their 2009 Beading Contest. There are all kinds of categories, but of course I'll focus on the glass one, which includes lampwork. Here's what it says:
Glass: Calling all glass! Create masterful art and jewelry pieces with Czech fire-polished, Czech pressed glass, opalite, goldstone, rainbow "stone," bumpy beads, lampworked glass, liquid glass, dichroic glass and glass components ... the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Jewelry Maker's Comprehensive Catalog's the limit! Due by April 15th. Be sure to read all the rules, because there are some. A certain percentage of your jewelry needs to be made from Fire Mountain products, etc.

Due by April 1st, is the Annealer Magazine's "In Time for the Holidays" contest. There are two glass related categories including beads and off mandrel pieces. You'll need to read the extensive, but very easy to understand rules for it. Come on, why not! (and here's the Annealer's facebook link too.

If you know of other contests or call for artists, please post them in the comments section.  I know there are a lot more out there.  Thanks!