We attended the Portland Bead Society Retreat, at the Tolovana Inn, in Cannon Beach, Oregon in early March. Our gift to the attendees was a selection of Lucite pieces from our collection, and we asked the members to consider entering a challenge to use the pieces to make something. We received two entries, one from and the second one from. Originally, we offered a $50.00 gift certificate to the winner of the challenge but since we only got two entries we have decide to award a gift certificate to both of them. Here are the pictures from both winners: Jennifer Gallagher who has this to say about her entry: My inspiration for this piece was a hat that was requested by a dear friend for her upcoming Hawaii adventure
My Etsy page is The Glass Stitch.
and from Merle Sherman, who had this t say about her piece: My inspiration to use these Lucite flowers for the challenge comes from a few different things. It is spring time and the flowers are just starting to unfold, flowers always make me smile. I love to bead and garden. My husband made the Opal spider for me for a special occasion. And Jenny Gallagher made me a most exquisite hatband using Lucite flowers. I have a large hat collection that is just yearning for decorations so I used these inspirations to start the creating. Thanks for the challenge, it was fun to do and fun to wear. I get a lot of positive comments when I wear my hat.
Congratulations ladies, thanks for sending in your entries, and enjoy your certificates which are being emailed to you today.