The Bead Society of Victoria presents...

Exhibition Showcase

BEAD CHALLENGE

The BSV Bead Challenge is an annual competition where all entrants start with an identical basic set of beads. This year the beads were based on the Pantone Colour of the Year – Classic Blue.

All the beads in the kit must be used to create a single beaded piece, but more beads or components may be added if required.

The finished piece needs to fit on a 30 x 30cm square tile and must fit within the tile. Usually the entries would be on display at the Expo for visitors to vote for their favourite piece, but this year visitors to the Virtual Bead Expo were able to vote online.
The competition was open to everyone, not just members.

Photographs by Neil Creek

MEMBER’S EXHIBITION

Members submit their original pieces that they have designed and made in the last 12 months.

– MEMBER’S ORIGINAL

An original design by the artist. The piece is judged on creativity, technique, original design, wearability and uniqueness. It can include any type of beadwork, as long as it is an item of jewellery.

The winner receives the prestigious Elly Feldman award.

Photographs by Neil Creek

MEMBER’S EXHIBITION

Members submit their original pieces that they have designed and made in the last 12 months.

– HANDMADE BEAD

2020’s theme for the individual handmade bead is “Colours of the Rainbow”. The bead can be made from a combination or any one media, for example: glass, polymer, beads of any size/shape, metal, felt, clay, wood. The bead must be no larger than 8cm in any dimension.

Voting is not available for this category.

Photographs by Neil Creek