• Showcase 2016 - Members' Originals Jewellery

Showcase 2016 - Members' Originals Jewellery

  • 01 Jul 2016
  • 12:00 AM
  • 07 Oct 2016
  • 11:59 PM
  • Melbourne Bead Expo 2016
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2016 Showcase - Members' Original Jewellery

Entries in this section will be eligible for judging in the Elly Feldman Award. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the winner as well as beaded goodies.

Limit of three entries per member.

Prizes:  First Prize Elly Feldman Perpetual Trophy, $500 and a hand crafted bead by Jan Cahill.

Second $300, Third $150.

All entries will be on display at the 2016 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day, Friday 4th November 2016. 

Consideration will be given to the following:

  • Wow factor – immediately catches the eye.
  • Colour and design – not obviously derivative of another artist’s work.
  • Quality of the finish, including secure clasp and no obvious loose threads.
  • Appropriateness of the design/wearability of jewellery pieces. 

All entries in this section must be the member’s original work, made since the last Expo in 2015.  They can include any type of bead work, as long as it is an item of jewellery. Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.


Due to exhibition space limitations, dimensions of each piece must not exceed 300 mm Height x 500 mm Width x 500 mm Depth.

Each entry must fit onto a shelf 50 D x 50 W cm.  

Members may offer these pieces for sale at any price (the BSV will apply a 10% commission).    

The technical stuff:

  • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the B.S.V. only.
  • Please use your original invoice number received in an email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this number appears on all packaging as well as tagged on your exhibit.
  • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 7th October 2016.  
  • Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Geelong Branch Meeting on Sunday 2nd October 2016, or at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 9th October, 2016.
  • Posted items must reach the Post Office box by Friday, 7th October 2016.  If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
  • Please ensure that each item is clearly labelled with your name and price if applicable and properly packaged to avoid damage (Please label your packaging with your name and address). We cannot accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
  • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the Geelong or Melbourne BSV meeting.  Exhibitors must specify which they prefer.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
  • There will be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 13th November. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 11th December 2016 will be returned COD.
  • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.


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