Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creating your own bustform challenge @ beadfx!

I'm sharing a post I made on the beadFX blog this morning. What started out as a fairly simple link to a tutorial, turned into a challenge of sorts. I hope you'll come along for the ride - should be lots of fun!

Yesterday's post turned into quite the discussion on facebook. It seems I'm certainly not the only one who has been hoping to find/make a cool bustform for jewelry display! We've started a little challenge, with a few of us vowing to either make or alter an existing form somehow by the end of February. We'd love to have more of you join in, as always the more the merrier! Feel free to reblog this, or share with your friends. The beading/jewelry community is highly creative!

The deadline for submission is February 29th. Send me pics, and a little information about you, and of course your process/artistic vision in creating your bust forms.  I've copied yesterday's post below for ease of sharing!  And I think this time, a prize will be in order. Hmmm, to be determined - but will most likely involve some handmade beads, and a bit of destash!

Prize will be drawn randomly based on the number of participants. We're not going to judge your artwork!

Send your submissions to by February 29th. The reveal post will be very early March - depending on how many submissions we have.

You have almost 2 months - time to get busy!

Here is a copy of yesterdays post - Sorry for the duplicate!

For a while now, I've been occasionally hunting kijiji for a cheap dressmakers judy to use for photographing necklaces. I have some necklace display forms, but really wanted something close to lifesize for photography - or at least bigger than your standard display forms. I came across a tutorial online that I wanted to share with you all.  The Polka Dot Closet shows how she altered some inexpensive larger jewelry displays. Maybe we can get Marg to order some of these larger displays - We'll have space once we move!

If you would prefer to go full on out DIY, you can create your own completely from scratch with this tutorial from Linda's Art Quilts.

Here are some decorating ideas no matter which method you choose:

                                                                             Source: via Rachelle on Pinterest

                                                                               Source: via Teresa on Pinterest

                                                                                         Source: via Krislyn on Pinterest

While these may not have a subtle enough background to actually make your jewelry stand out, they're too awesome not to share.

                                                                                               Source: via ms on Pinterest

                                                                               Source: via Wendy on Pinterest

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