Posted by learntobead on February 22, 2010
The deadline for our The Ugly Necklace Contest is fast approaching — 3/15/10.
I thought I’d do a Google search on “ugly beads” and see what I came up with. While a necklace made from all ugly beads might necessarily be “ugly”, I thought it would be fun nonetheless to see what I ugly beads I could find.
Lo and behold! – an ugly bead contest! called Share Your Shame. A fun read about the origins of the contest, and the winner and other submissions.
Sig Wynne-Evans writes a blog and bemoans her collection of ugly beads, to which she’s given them a new home — a bead jar.
One friend-seeker named herself Ugly Beads Need Love. She posted her profile on freeganmagazine.com
And we have a fashion report that shows that “ugly” may be contextual. These beads are ugly relative to the dress.
And as one bead artist writes on her website:
“Even an ugly bead can unlock another door….”