Melissa: Award-Winning Artist

My talented wife Melissa entered a series of three silver pendants, Transcendence 3, into the Bead Museum DC’s Celebrating Beads competition. She found out a couple of weeks ago that she was a finalist, and tonight was the Passion for Beads Gala at which the winners were announced. Melissa, who insisted that she wasn’t going to win anything, won two things!

Melissa’s piece won 1st Place in the ‘Clay’ category for hobbyists (full-time professional artists are judged separately) AND the Best in Show: Best Handmade Bead award (which was open to both hobbyists and pros).

The photo above/right is of Melissa standing next to two of the three parts of her piece as-displayed at the gala (hers are smaller pieces, right next to her hand, labeled ‘6’).

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