Friday, January 18, 2008

Drumroll, please . . .

And the winner of the Etsy BeadWeavers RED challenge is

Fennel Skellyman's Fire Garden Necklace

Fennel could not be here to receive his reward (he gets to pick the theme for the March challenge) but assures us that being
(a) the first male member of Etsy BeadWeavers and
(b) a winner with his first entry into an EBW challenge
will not go to his ego ;)


276 supporters of Etsy BeadWeavers also determined the following nine runners-up entries in the challenge. Our congratulations go out to their creators and all the Etsy BeadWeavers who have been coming up with beaded wonders to meet our challenges :)

  • 2nd -- Simply Red - Leaving (40) by AnotherCountry
  • 3rd -- Red Bargello Hearts Peyote Cuff (21) by SandFibers
  • 4th -- Magic Red Carpet (17) by triz
  • 5th -- Shades of Red Bracelet (1) by clairecreations
  • 6th -- Beating Heart Necklace (7) by triz
  • 7th -- Scarlett sez Fiddle Dee Dee Chocker (22) by cigarboxbeads
  • 8th -- Red Freefrom Netted Cuff (15) by vickijensen
  • 9th -- Red Lacewing (3) by GreenEnvyDesigns
  • 10th -- And love goes round . . . Beaded Bead Necklace (35) by ClinkscalesArts
To see these and all the other entries (and to find links to their Etsy listing), please take a look at the post below this one (January 6, 2008).

While Fennel ponders the theme for the March Challenge, Swanee of MistyRidgeBeads has announced the theme for the February Challenge:

Spring Break

Keep an eye out for another round of stunning entries for that monthly challenge in early February.


  1. Congratulations Fennel!!!! It's a beautiful necklace!

  2. What a great job by everyone! Congrats, Fennel . . . Now what do you do for an encore? :D

  3. CONGRATS fennel!!
    and to everyone!!

  4. Congratulations to Fennel and to everyone who entered the red challenge.

    I can hardly wait to see the theme for the March challenge.

  5. Yea Fennel! Congratulations! You created a beautiful necklace for the Red Challenge.

  6. Yeah! Congratulations! Applause, applause!

  7. So beautiful! He hit this one out of the park! Kelly

  8. Yay Fennel. Congrats. Great necklace. Can't wait to see what the March challenge is.

  9. congratulations, fennel---I KNEW that was a winner! ;>) It's so beautiful!

    And congrats to EVERYONE else who entered--* we* did good! ;>)))

    marilyn g

  10. Bravo, Fennel. Well done, and congrats!

  11. Fennel I admired your work Congratulations!! It is an expectional piece of bead art.

    I am proud of you all!! All the enteries were beautiful.

  12. Congratulations, Fennel!!! Your piece is stunning!
    Three cheers to everyone who participated in the RED challenge!

  13. Congratualtion Fennel! Stunning piece! well deserved!!!
    Well done everyone! :-)

  14. Beautiful work Fennel! A stunning creation.
    Great work everyone it was fun once again. dawn

  15. Congrats to our winner and all the beaders that entered this month's challenge - all the entries were wonderful.

  16. WOW! Thanks everyone! It is a wonderful compliment coming from so many amazing artists!

  17. Congrats Fennel! Your work is exceptional! And congrats to everyone else, too. We all did a fabulous job on this challenge!

  18. Yes Fennell - welcome and wonderful job. My husband would say thanks for showing all the ladies how it's done, but then again he also says he doesn't know how to bead :)
    Great job

  19. Congratulations Fennel! Well-deserved. And it sets the bar of excellence.