Congratulations to our member, Angie Carrington of Carrington Treasures. One of Angie’s statement necklaces has been accepted into the Orange County Fair!
Here’s Angie’s story!
I‘m super excited about it. I’ve been working on this necklace on and off since last year so I’m really happy that it made it through.
I submitted my entry application online on May 30th along with a picture of the necklace that was required. I had to submit under the “Professional” category per the policies and rules. Then I had to wait to see if it was accepted. Finally on June 11th I got the acceptance email. Yay!!
Per the email, I need to deliver the piece to the OC Promenade on Saturday, June 23rd. From there it will be judged by a panel of experts of sorts. I would love it if I won anything, but even if I don’t, just having it exhibited at the fair is a WOW for me!
The piece is a combination of several mediums. I incorporated some Soutache and Shibori techniques for the main pendant and included various types and sizes of seed beads, pearls, crystals and metal beads to give the piece some sense of depth.
The entire piece was sewn on black felt and is completely finished with black suede & ribbon in the back. We’ve attached a picture of the back so you can see.
The Orange County Fair is July 13 – August 12, 2018 in Costa Mesa at 88 Fair Drive. Consider going to see Angie’s lovely necklace, and other items on display.