Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 2015 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK who won both the Team and Public votes!


Total Votes Cast: 210

1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 65 votes

2nd place:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate - 20 votes

3rd place joint winners:
Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 18 votes each
Milena's entry:
Ileana's entry:


1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 29 votes

2nd place joint winners:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate and Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns - 11 votes each
Anne's entry:
Milena's entry:

3rd place joint winners:
Patrice Thomas from MsBusyHands and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 9 votes each
Patrice's entry:
Ileana's entry:

Congratulations and well done to all!

Thanks to all our team members who participated in the June 2015 Challenge and to everyone who voted.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Entries for June "Inspired by Game of Thrones" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Inspired by Game of Thrones" challenge!  VOTING WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6/15.  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 links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece. 


Image Map

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 Spring Swap- The Big Reveal

Every year several of our members volunteer to participate in the annual spring swap. This is the 5th year that we have been running the swap between members as it's always a great surprise to see what we have made for each other.   All the participants are paired  up with a partner to make a piece for, then each receives a piece from someone else in a circular swap.   Below are the 13 participants and the items that they received and made.

1. SharonEdelmanForEPEC • designed for • RoseBluBeads

2. SpringColors • designed for • BestofBetsDesigns

3. Stellaltinaan • designed for • AngelqueCreations

4. ABeadedWorld • designed for • JoanneZammit

5. AngelqueCreations • designed for • beadn4fun

6. ArtMasquerading • designed for • SharonEdelmanForEPEC

7. beadn4fun • designed for • LealyssDesigns

8. BestofBetsDesigns • designed for • BlueStarArts

9. BlueStarArts • designed for • Stellaltinaan

10. JoanneZammit • designed for • ArtMasquerading

11. LealyssDesigns • designed for • ABeadedWorld

12. RockNRoses • designed for • SpringColors

13. RoseBluBeads • designed for • RockNRoses

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EBW July Challenge "Architecture"

Our theme for the July challenge has been chosen by Sarah Cryer from SarahCryerBeadwork, one of the three winners of the May challenge. The other winners, Chris Maj from beadn4fun and Hannah Rosner from HannahRachel, decided to let our new member Sarah have a free reign in the choice of the theme and what a wonderful theme it is!


'Architecture' - all around us, with shapes & structures, textures & materials to inspire. Anything from the mundane (the half hexagon of our bay windows repeated along our suburban street; the endless glass panels of a modern office block; or the beauty of a stone wall), to the magnificent (the sails of the Sydney Opera House; the geometric structure of the Eiffel Tower, or the joy of the newly restored windows of Saint Chapelle in Paris). So take a look out of the window, dig out those old city guides & mini-break photos, drool over the latest eco-home or modernist cube, ancient temple or grand railway station and think laterally (or even literally).

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 July 5th. Have fun creating!

Friday, May 22, 2015

May 2015 Challenge Winners


Let's start off this month by announcing the winner of the public vote, congratulations to Edita Kricenaite!


Total Votes Cast: 151

1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 30 votes (20%)

2nd place: Chris Maj from beadn4fun - 23 votes (15%)

3rd place: Zvia Ben-Ami from zviagil - 20 votes (13%)

4th place: Hannah Rosner from HannahRachel - 19 votes (13%)

5th place: Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 18 votes (12%)


Our team vote was characterised by ties and we have several winners to announce. In 1st place, a 3-way tie between Chris Maj, Sarah Cryer and Hannah Rosner:


1st place joint winners:

Chris Maj from beadn4fun, Sarah Cryer from SarahCryerBeadwork and Hannah Rosner from HannahRachel with 8 votes each (21%)

Chris Maj's entry:

Sarah Cryer's entry:

Hannah Rosner's entry:

2nd place joint winners:

Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK and Karen Parker from WizardIslandDesigns

Edita Kricenaite's entry:

Karen Parker's entry:

3rd place joint winners:

Diana Coe from BeadworkAndCoe, Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads and Mariya Zhalnina from BeadCatcher

Diana Coe's entry:

Ileana Munteanu's entry:

Mariya Zhalnina's entry:

Congratulations everyone!

Thanks to all who participated in the May 2015 “Inspired By Chihuly” Challenge and to everyone who voted!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

EBW Team June 2015 Challenge "Game Of Thrones"

Edita Kricenaite, the winner of the April Challenge has chosen the theme for June:

"Game Of Thrones"

It seems the whole world is crazy about this TV serial. I think it is an inexhaustible source for imagination: from the fantasy world to dragons, zombies and other strange creatures, from the ancient environment with its castles to unique nature views, from royal costumes and dresses to the endless scenes of war. What (or who) inspires you the most about this film? Please show us in your jewelry and tell about it in your description.

Please don't post any photos from the series alongside your piece as it will constitute copyright infringement. Direct copying of any element is also not allowed.

Let the game of thrones begin in your home!!!

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 June 5th.  Have fun creating!