What an honor. I was blown away when I saw my stand from across the room.
Not only did I win 1st Place in my category, I won Best of Show for my Oncidium Spray Orchid Necklace.
What an exiting event.
Thanks to the jury!
This is the Oncidium Spray Necklace I will be entering into the Miami International Orchid Show Art Contest this weekend.
I call this piece "Oncidium Spray" but I took the idea from the World's Most Beautiful Orchids by Greg Allikas & Ned Nash.
The picture on page 275 is a Oncidium ampliatum which produces a sturdy branched sprays of yellow flowers in the spring.
Because this particular Oncidium produces a sturdy branch, I decided to accent the stem with hand carved leaves and buds which gave me a intricate neck wire .
I personally think the whole Oncidium Spray came together beautifully.
This is a one of a kind piece in Sterling Silver.