Design Contest Details
We are excited to host a design contest during the retreat.
On the first day of the retreat we'll gather into small groups to create a bead bead soup mix.
You'll have until Saturday afternoon to finish your creation.
Your finished design should be 60% of the bead soup mix.
On Saturday during the farewell party, bring your entry and we'll vote on the winners. There will be one grand prize winner, a 1st and 2nd place winner.
Submitting your design is optional, but we encourage everyone to play along during the open beading sessions!
What to Bring
Everyone should bring a 16" strand (or equivalent) of beads. Pick glass, crystal, stone or pearl beads that match one of the hues in the color palette above. Please keep beads between 6mm - 14mm.
Bring a focal component or art bead for your creation.
Feel free to bring chain, wire, beading wire & crimps or waxed linen or whatever else you'll need to construct your design.
Vintaj will provide a clasp or bring one of your own.
To participate make a pendant to exchange.
Slip your pendant on a simple cord or ribbon.
Wrap it in a gift box or bag with your business card or a note to let your swap partner know who made it.
This is for fun and not required. Bring only one pendant.
Your pendant can be beaded, a strung tassel, wire-wrapped, bead embroidery, metalwork, wirework, etc.. - whatever you want to create.
Please use high quality materials for your exchange.
The pendant can be as simple or complex as you’d like.
Bring your pendant to our first event on Wednesday.