To reflect the intended use and thoughtfulness in the creation of unique and skillfully crafted beaded objects of contemporary and traditional forms.
Beading has a history that dates back many centuries and throughout the world and has resulted in different unique forms based in many different cultures. Careful designing must clearly reflect the intended use of the piece while respecting the craft tradition.
PRODUCTION QUALITY AND TECHNIQUE
Work must reflect excellent craftsmanship, either as a “one-of-a-kind” or a production piece and should show a unique/personal identity of design.
Base materials should be of high quality and appropriate for the end use
Joins in materials (e.g., in jewelry, lengths of beads and findings) should be clean and even, joins in threads, knots should not be visible
Each piece should be well finished on all sides (e.g., back and front of embroidered works)
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
In the reproduction of a traditional styles of beadwork, the onus of judgment is upon technical skill alone. Copying currently produced work is not acceptable. While giving a sense of the historical context from which a traditional adaptation has come, the pieces should clearly reflect a personal style.
Materials should be appropriate to the intent of the finished pieces. Material should be of fine quality as to reflect the quality of the finished work. Work must demonstrate a high level of technical skill and clear understanding of the materials used.
Collage & Mixed Media
PRODUCTION QUALITY & TECHNIQUE
The artist’s technical skill and control over the medium should be easily recognized in the finished work