Bead Star 2009 voting is underway, so if you haven't voted yet, go do it right now. I'll wait here . . .
If you are one of the finalists, CONGRATULATIONS! If not, would you like to come to my pity party? Although I didn't make the cut this year (sniff-sniff), it's easy to see the elements my entries lacked based on those that were chosen. Although I like the pieces I entered, I really missed the mark design wise and erred too far on the side of simple. I'm learning quite a bit from this year's creative designs and am going to have to incorporate that knowledge into next year's efforts.
Until then, KUDOS to those of you bead star finalists who got it perfectly and beautifully right!!