As we are halfway through June the guild is heating up as we go into summer, July is going to be a exciting month for us at Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild. We are really excited to announce that eight of our members are in the Battle of the Beadsmith competition, five in the actual competition and three as alternates. There were only 3 alternates chosen and all come from this guild. This is the first year this competition has been offered and all our members are really excited about the competition. Five of the members who are in the competition include Sharayah Sheldon, Joanne Browne, Christina Neit, Jacquie Champion, and Christian Rodriquez. The three alternates include Connie Prinsloo, Veronica Jonsson and Mickey Parker. All pieces for the competition will be turned in no later than July 10, 2012 if you want to follow the competition you can on Facebook at Battle of the Beadsmith.
We also have our beadfest coming up in the month of July, everyone has been working away on their projects with the topic being Fantasy/Fairytales. We decided to extend out the due date to July 10, 2012. So you will have to wait a few extra days before we post the pictures of the completed projects. Normally we would have had them turned in on June 30, but this month has been an extremely busy time for the guild and a extension was needed. We added a few new people so we are excited to see the new work from them as this is their first beadfest.
Thanks for all your continued support as we work to make this guild something really special.