Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And the Winners are.........

Over recent months I've written a couple of posts about the AMACO Friendly Plastic Challenge and at CHA in January, AMACO announced the winners during their 90th Birthday celebrations. And I'm so excited to be able to report that I'm amongst the winners.

Here's pics of my 3 entries:

Venetian Jewels (Friendly Plastic beads made with a bead roller)
Sweethearts for my Sweetheart - Winner Best Jewelry Design Set
(tied with Lisa Pavelka)

Butterflies in Flight - Winner Best Butterfly

It was an honour to be presented the awards by Dawn Sandoe (AMACO Vice President/Creative Director) and Julie Stephani (Today's Creative Home Arts managing editor) .

As in past years, all the entries will be going to worthy organisations. The butterfly entries will become part of a permanent installation at the Holocaust Museum in Houston and their goal is to have 1.5 million butterflies on display - one for each of the children whose lives were taken during the atrocities of the Holocaust. The jewellery pieces are all going to a women's shelter in California.

Word has just come through that AMACO will be hosting this challenge again so I hope that you will consider entering knowing that your artwork will be going to a good cause. If you'd like to learn more about how to use Friendly Plastic, there is a Friendly Plastic Yahoo group and also a Friendly Plastic blog: The Art of Friendly Plastic. The blog is brand new but is already chock full of information: Check it out!

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