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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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Congratulations to our "Rising Stars"!


Team Co-Winners: Diana and Joanne

Congratulations to our EBW Team co-winners for January 2015 “Rising Stars”. Diana of BeadworkAndCoe and Joanne of JoanneZammit both had 13 votes (22%).




Team Vote Results:

1st place: Diana (BeadworkAndCoe) & Joanne (JoanneZammit) 13 votes (22%)

2nd place: Linda (TraditionsJewels) 10 votes (17%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/214619605/the-ocean-floorfree-form-peyote-collar

3rd place: Ileana (enchantedbeads) 9 votes (15%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215468373/ebwc-beadwoven-peacock-necklace-vintage



Blog Winner: Ileana

Congratulations to the winner of our public vote, Ileana of enchantedbeads who won with 86 votes (31%)!



Public Vote Results

1st place: Ileana (enchantedbeads) 86 votes (31%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/215468373/ebwc-beadwoven-peacock-necklace-vintage

2nd place: Joanne (JoanneZammit) 60 votes (22%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/217378475/sea-urchin-necklacewith-seaglass-drop

3rd place: Diana (BeadworkAndCoe) 30 votes (11%)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/217275397/seed-bead-embroidery-necklace-beadwork


Thanks to all who participated in the January “Rising Star” Challenge and to everyone who voted!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Voting for January Challenge Open Today through the 15th!

Stop by and vote for your favorite "Rising Star" entry!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Entries for January "Rising Star" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Rising Star" 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.
*One entry was removed before the voting was over at the request of the member. 

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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Sunday, January 4, 2015

EBW Team March Challenge "Spring Migration"

Chris Maj, winner of the December 2014 challenge, has chosen the theme for March 2015.

“Spring Migration”

All across North America, one of the sure signs that Spring is on the way is the return of the migratory birds during the month of March. One morning, the bushes and trees around you are suddenly filled with singing birds that were not there just the day before. They arrive following a combination of celestial navigation and magnetic cues that are part of their genetic heritage. The most amazing part of this story is that these tiny birds fly thousands of miles to reach your yard, after spending the North American winter in Mexico, Central America, or South America. (from ENature.com)

For this challenge, take inspiration from your local birds, their nests, their songs, their colors, and the spring blossoms and berries that welcome them back. 

Work on this Challenge must be started no earlier than 20th December 2014 and listed by 5th March 2015.  Please make sure to include EBWC in the title and tags of your entry!