Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ribbons from the Fair - part 10

I've posted these earrings before -- last October. They're made with Oren Bayan multi-colored metalic thread and tiny little blue beads. Like the rest of my jewelry, they were originally entered as "Creative Arts: Jewelry-mixed media" but got moved to the Home Arts, where I could compete with myself. *sigh* These got a nice blue ribbon -- but as you can see in the first picture -- got buried under the ribbon and tags in the Fair display. (Huh, getting a ribbon's not good enough -- now I gotta have location, location, location!) Anyway, I was pretty chuffed about these, because they are my second favorite pair of earrings. (I've got a pair of heavily beaded silver ones that I wear almost every other day!)

1 comment:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Congratulations on your blue ribbons, as well as the red ones! I'm impressed at your number of entries, but there's no question it's difficult to categorize tatted items!

The 'displaying' of the items brought back memories for me. I entered a knitted multicolored, textured stitch, short "Tyrolean" jacket at a major Fair back in 1988. I was very proud of my red ribbon because First went to a spectacular luxurious purple 3/4 length chenille jacket!

The purple coat was (and deserved to be) in full display on a hanger. What upset me was that my sweater was displayed folded up on the table. You couldn't see the over-all textured design and work that went into it! Also, at that time they didn't prominently display the entrants' names! At least they do now! Obviously there were complaints about that!