Monday, April 6, 2015

Entries for April "Hardware" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Hardware" challenge!  VOTING WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 4/16.  Please choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar.



Click on the images or links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece. 

PLEASE VOTE ONLY ONCE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY.
 









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Thursday, April 2, 2015

EBW Team May 2015 Challenge "Inspired by Chihuli"


Karen Parker, winner of the March challenge, has chosen the theme for May 2015:


“Inspired by Chihuly”

The theme for May’s Challenge is “Inspired by Chihuly”. Dale Chihuly is an American glass artist and is best known for his large scale blown glass creations. As bead artists, we work with glass beads on a much different scale but Chihuly’s luminous glass creations and their unworldly shapes and colors can still inspire us. You can see his work at http://www.chihuly.com.
 
Reference in detail your source of inspiration in your description, including links to Chihuly's works, but please don't post any photos of Chihuly’s work alongside your piece, as it will constitute copyright infringement. Direct copying of any portion of his imagery is also not allowed.



Note to team members: Please check the challenge rules to see what details must be in your listing.  The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop by May 5th.  Have fun creating!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March 2015 Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Karen Parker from WizardIslandDesigns who won both the team and public votes with her fantastic "Monarch Migration" necklace!





TEAM VOTE RESULTS

1st place: Karen Parker from WizardIslandDesigns - 32 votes (36%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225089994/monarch-migration

2nd place: Dayna Miles from DaynaMilesDesigns - 10 votes (11%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225134186/the-bluebird-bead-embroidery-cuff

3rd place: Barbra and Meredith from bjswearableart - 9 votes (10%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/223893851/a-spring-garden-in-soutache-ebwc


PUBLIC VOTE RESULTS

1st place: Karen Parker from WizardIslandDesigns - 49 votes (25%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/225089994/monarch-migration

2nd place: Mariya Zhalnina from BeadCatcher - 31 votes (16%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/208589567/welcome-spring-beadwoven-necklace-ebwc

3rd place: Angel McIlwain from PaintedTreeStudio - 24 votes (12%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/224863961/flight-of-the-bluebirds-or-spring


Congratulations everyone!

Thanks to all who participated in the March 2015 “Spring Migration” Challenge and to everyone who voted.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

EBW Team April 2015 Challenge "Hardware"


Kris Empting-Obenland, the winner of our February Challenge, has chosen the theme for April 2015:


"Hardware"

Please enter your favorite hardware store and get at least one item of whatever inspires you and integrate it into your piece of beaded jewelry!  In case you're still snowed in, your private stock in your basement or garage might do just as well. ;-) 

If you choose one single element of hardware it should be the main focal in your piece.  Alternatively you can use a random number of elements.  In any case please explain what you used in the description. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Note to team members: Work on this challenge may be started from today, February 18th.  The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop by April 5th.  Please check the challenge rules to see what details must be in your listing.  Have fun creating!







Announcing the Winners of our February Challenge


Congratulations to the winners of the February 2015 Challenge "Let The Show Begin!"


Team Winner & Public Vote Co-Winner:
Kris Empting-Obenland from KrisDesignFSP


Public Vote Co-Winner:
Mariya Zhalnina from BeadCatcher



TEAM VOTE RESULTS:
1st place: Kris Empting-Obenland (KrisDesignFSP) 16 votes (19%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/220907717/knutselkralen-necklace

2nd place: Ulrike Günther (PrettyNett) 14 votes (17%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/220057166/beaded-pedant-rising-star

3rd place: Mariya Zhalnina (BeadCatcher) 9 votes (11%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/221429205/love-story-beadwoven-necklace-and

Well done also to Angel McIlwain (PaintedTreeStudio) who came in a very close 4th with 8 votes (10%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/219017307/carnival-let-the-show-begin


PUBLIC VOTE RESULTS:

1st place: Kris Empting-Obenland (KrisDesignFSP) & Mariya Zhalnina (BeadCatcher) 28 votes (14%)
Kris' entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220907717/knutselkralen-necklace
Mariya's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/221429205/love-story-beadwoven-necklace-and

2nd place: Angel McIlwain (PaintedTreeStudio) 24 votes (12%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/219017307/carnival-let-the-show-begin

3rd place: Ulrike Günther (PrettyNett) 23 votes (11%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/220057166/beaded-pedant-rising-star

Congratulations everyone!

Thanks to all who participated in the February 2015 Challenge and to everyone who voted.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Entries for "Let the Show Begin" February Challege

Here are the entries for this month's "Let the Show Begin" challenge!  The voting poll will be available on the 9-15, so choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar beginning on the 9th.



Click on the images or links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece. 

PLEASE VOTE ONLY ONCE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY.

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