So after having checked out many of the items from the EGS flame off, I have decided that a main attribute shared by the winning entries was size. I read this article about the event (should I email them my photos… what kind of camera were they using? 🙂 ) which seems to reiterate this fact to me. If the main winner is a three foot spear it seems like this might not be the right venue for me. Oh well… I donated my piece for their annual auction so it is for a good cause, I represented the mom crew, and I maintain that beads have their place in glass art, in fact my practical side just thinks any art you can wear is really the best! Don’t ya’ think? 😀