I loved that fact that having to judge other entrants gave me the opportunity to spend time with them and talk with them about their project. I was able to learn a lot more from this experience than I have in the past where I am a simply a spectator. The enthusiasm of my fellow competitors is also wonderful to see, and one of the joys of the SCA!
When talking about my work, I was able to teach a few people about how glass beads are made (both modernly and in period) using photos I've taken of me making and decorating glass beads. I'm going to continue to bring this document with me to competitions/displays, as it was useful and helped when people had questions. I was also able to talk to a few people who make beads themselves, or who know the Anglo-Saxon time period, which made this a great opportunity for me to learn as well!.
|My entry for the "experienced" catagory. I won this catagory (just barely!), and also received the populace choice prize.|
|Artisan's Progress Entry (I received the prize for this catagory as well)|