Beaded Owl & Juried Competition

The call to bead — “Whoooo’ll Bead for Owls — came from a respected bead aficionado and friend, Margo Yee. Calls with such a specificity cannot easily be ignored. Loyalty intertwines with perceived obligation before becoming infused with possibility. I felt owls everywhere beckoning me to the creation of a wondrous idea. Margo’s email laid …

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This freeform bead weaving bracelet demonstrates the place of no pattern for Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

The Place of No Pattern

The place of no pattern encourages experimentation. One thread weaves together bead commonalities. Similarities in size, shape and color can be more appreciated when contrasted with the differences. White beads with a tiny blue stripe add a hint of interest. Clear cobalt blue Czech glass beads add pops of color. The primary colors of blue …

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