Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Blue Ribbon for a Rose Quartz Tree of Life

1st Place is a Happy Place

     I was really please to be awarded First Place in the Wire Wrapping Class, Adult Division, at the Arizona State Fair this year. I've been making Trees of Life for a few years now, and this was one of my favorites.  The tree is on a round piece of Rose Quartz that I bought at the Tucson Gem Show two years ago.  It's been in my stash, waiting for just the right project.

      I entered my beaded cuff bracelet, "A Walk in the Woods", in the Fine Arts Division in the 3D Sculpture class.  It was accepted into the competition, which was very exciting.  This was the first time I had entered a juried contest.  It didn't win a ribbon, but I still happy that it got to go to the Fair and be on display for a month. 
       If you have a Fair near you, think about entering one of your creations.  You might win a ribbon, too!  Even if you don't, you're a winner by entering and displaying your work.  It will delight the people who see it and inspire other artists. 
       My cuff is back in my drawer, waiting to be worn on a special night out.  The Tree of Life on Rose Quartz is on its way to California. A very nice woman bought it from my Etsy shop. 
       I hope it brings her as much happiness as it did me.