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The Bead Society of Greater Chicago

Founded in 1989, the Bead Society of Greater Chicago just keeps growing.
I was pleased to attend their September 1997 meeting and annual bazaar.

There was lots of bead buying

And miles of books

One of the Society's more interesting project is their Creativity Challenge.
Each participating member is given an item and a theme and has to use their
imagination to build something. One year they were given a straw hat
with a musical theme, another an assortment of 17 beads.

The 1997 challenge had a fairly tale theme. Each contestant was given a fairly tale book
to build their fantasies. The entries are judged and winners announced.

"The Moral"
(a bird house) by Linda Leibsker

"Oh, My Aching Back" (The Pea and the Princess) by Marla Skolnik.

To Featured Bead Society No. 1 (Greater Washington)


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