Friday, July 17, 2009

TANIWHA - First Place Winner!

YAY! Lisa-Jane Harvey of Born To Bead NZ and myself collaborated on a piece for the annual Step by Step Beads magazine competition. We just heard that we won first prize in the 'Other' category for our entry called 'TANIWHA'.

TANIWHA is the Maori word for 'Fabulous Sea Monster' and this piece can be worn as a pendant or brooch.

Lisa-Jane is an amazing lampwork artist and made the gorgeously coloured beads. I did the felt stuff. Her website is at

You will be able to read about TANIWHA later in the November issue of the Step by Step Beads magazine and it will be also announced on their website.

Very exciting!

Just to note, the other material used are Faux bone, sterling silver, Thai Hills Tribe fine silver beads (Fair Trade), merino wool (wet felted & needle felted), various metal washers, stainless steel micro-screws, tiny seed beads & vintage (1940s) 'blinking' dolls eye. The silver discs are stamped 'Taniwha'.


Janice said...

Absolutely awesome!! CONGRATS!

ArtSparker said...

Fabulous monster. I love the lampwork and felt together.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Janice & Susan! I'm still on a high I think.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Vicky! The piece is FANTASTIC!

amy mac, USA

Grand Purl Baa said...

So so clever. Beautiful. Well done you.

Pam said...

congrats!!! Love the piece too - wow!