I told her that I had no problem with that...
On the left is a picture of my piece: "Cuckoo's Nest"
Last august, I won first place in their Vibrant Creativity: 2007 London Beadery Creative Bead Competition.
This competition is where customers buy the same kit (almost like an affordable entry fee) and then create a project using the same beads as every other contestant. Other than that, you can use any findings and make whatever you want, you just can't add any more beads to the mix.
In 2006 I bought a kit for their first competition, but didn't get around to creating anything, as I was away camping for a week and then my sister got married in the same month that I had to complete the project in. Last summer, I vowed that I wouldn't let that happen again and was quite conscientious about working on my entry. I was very pleased to place, let alone win!
I don't know if this disqualifies me from entering this year, but I know that there will be many wonderful beaded pieces made by customers of The London Beadery.
Keep your eyes open for details sometime in July which is when the contest starts! (or better yet, sign up for their informative email newsletter!)