Kaleidoscope, the flower show, had three Botanical Arts classes. These classes contain “exhibits related to floral design or horticulture, involving a particular kind of skilled craftsmanship using all dried plant material as well as excellence in design”. Excellence is achieved with keen eyesight, endless patience and fine motor skills!
The necklaces in Multifacted were staged on black velvet jeweler’s stands against a black background, perfectly suited to make the bling, bling!!! Best in Show Botanical Arts and winner of Multifaceted, was this handsome pendant necklace made from mustard, cantaloupe, pumpkin and acorn squash seeds.
The key card shows the number of materials used to create these forms, including tiny mustard seeds, raffia and green peppercorns. You don’t know what patience is, until you’ve tried to paint a mustard seed.
Unadorned 7” black kaleidoscopes were sent to the exhibitors registered in Kaleidoscope, an embellishment class. Designers could transform them as little or as much as they wished. This brilliant red kaleidoscope won the class.