Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holiday Jewelry Challenge Winners!

The votes have been counted and we have our winners! We had a whopping 223 votes and such a small margin!

Our first place winner is:

Entry 1

Sitting in a dark corner we find Char our Black Widow Spider, designed by Patrice of Shepherd Creations. Char awaits her prey perched upon a patina copper web surrounded by aqua colored glow beads, designed by Janel of Janel Dudley Beads.
Our sexy spider loves Halloween but is secured in a manor that she can be removed and another focal piece can be designed for year around wearing.

Our second place winner is:

Entry 3

Bracelet made with olive green bead set by Fire Diva Holly Dare, brushed vermeil heart beads, lampwork red & green dotted bead, 10mm and 6mm green fire polish beads, gold spacers, bead caps, branch drop and gold vermeil filigree clasp.
My inspiration is from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
"And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day."
The bracelet depicts the Grinch's transformation, while the dotted lampwork bead on the clasp represents the Whos. The gold branch is the horn the Grinch tied on his dog Max’s head.
What would the holidays be without watching all those wonderful TV specials we grew up with?

Finally, in third place we have:

Entry 5

This necklace was inspired by the focal bead, "Monstrous Algae" by Melanie of Arensea. The beadwork is netting strung on soft flex wire with brass findings and swarovski crystals.


Now let's see the rest of the fantastic entries:

Entry 2

Through all the closed doors,expensive rides and dark nights. Lamp work phenomenology by Janel. Skeleton Key multitasking . Glow in the dark eyeball 'Moon and Stars . One fare token with crystals and lampwok beads. Silver to midnight blue with just enough earth to keep it sexy not sweet.

Entry 4

Bubbly for New Year's Eve!
Focal bead by Lea Avroch
Bracelet in kumihimo
Surrounded by the formal colors of holiday parties, this bracelet slips in some bubbly champagne to make the evening's celebration complete.

Entry 6

This lampwork bead pendant was created by Judith Billing.

Golden Glitter Focal Bead
Luxurious and sparkling spree lentil with a diameter of 1.25 inch.

Made with a black base, antique gold glitter and encased in crystal clear to magnify the sparkle.
Decorated with Aurae shards that were reduced in the flame to a gold-pink metallic shine.

The Forest Goddess

This exquisite necklace was crafted out of olive delicates and gold seed beads woven into a rope to complement the beautiful focal bead pendant from Judith Billig. Finished with gold vermeil caps and hook.

The focal bead was the inspiration for the overall design. Its earthy appearance and deep color brought Mother Nature to mind and led me to making a piece that a goddess of nature would wear. I chose muted greens and olive, accented with gold to fit in with the darker colors of the lovely fall season. I wove the rope so it coiled and shone like a snake draped around the neck of the goddess, beautiful and dangerous. It’s the perfect piece to wear for Thanksgiving when we celebrate and remember the great bounty Mother Nature provides.

Thank you so much to each of the creative designers who entered our challenge and to all the fans who voted. We look forward to the next challenge!


  1. Oh they are all amazing! Wonderful work, and stupendously talented artisans!

  2. Such incredible submissions this time around, as always! Congrats to the winners!

  3. Fantastic! What talent all these jewelry artists have - Congrats to everyone!

  4. Wow, great job jewelry artists! Glad to see people voted, and that the word can get out on such fantastic work :) Enjoy your prizes!

  5. Congratulations to the winners and I think everyone did an amazing job! *Ü*