Friday, February 15, 2008


With 36 entries submitted by 30 members of the Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team, the voters were the ones who were truly challenged to choose a single favorite. We had a whopping 338 votes cast for the Spring Break challenge; and we truly appreciate everyone who took the time to visit the blog, to visit the members' shops, and to vote.

Morwyn (AnotherCountry) took her inspiration from a public art project called The Trail of Painted Ponies and created Maia, just one member of her own trail of beaded ponies. Maia cantered into the Spring Break challenge in first place!

Congratulations also to the nine runners-up in the Spring Break challenge and to all the members who participated. :-)
  • 2nd - Spring In The Forest (24) by DantesSpirit
  • 3rd - Sunflowers (34) by triz
  • 4th - Till it Comes (40) by enso
  • 5th - Cancun Sunset - Freeform Netted Cuff (35) by vickijensen
  • 6th - The Spring Garden of Love - Necklace and Earrings Set (17) by TulipsTreasureBox
  • 7th - Passion Flower Earrings (4) by triz
  • 8th - Mostly Orange Bead Embroidered Clutch (3) by thejadedog
  • 9th - Marianne Doesnt Like Winter in Nebraska (32) by thejadedog
  • 10th - Arizona Spring Break-Turquoise and Silver Bracelet (9) by KathysKraftyKreation
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 (February 6, 2008).

The members of the Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team are already busy working on their entries for the March challenge theme, chosen by Fennel Skellyman:

Be sure to check back often to see what else these busy beadweavers are doing!


  1. All the entries were wonderful - congrats to the winners - everyone is a winner in my book!

  2. Congrats to Morwyn and all the runners up, and all entries. It was a spectacular showing of beadwork.

  3. Morwyn does such beautiful work! This pony deserved first place :) This was a really successful challenge. I can hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with for next month.

  4. Congratulations Morwyn and all of the top ten! Gorgeous pieces and makes me realize I really need to step it up for the "Stormy Weather" challenge! :)

  5. congrats to the winners!! I am honored to be among such talent!

  6. Congratulations Morwyn!
    Excellent worksmanship on the pony.
    All the enteries were wonderful!

  7. Thanks to everyone who voted, visited shops, and did a bit of shopping too! This was a great big chunk of fun to do, and what a horse race it was! Thanks to all who helped little Maia win this one by a nose! Great job by everyone!!

  8. Congratulations to all of the winners!!! There were so many beautiful entries. I can't wait for next month's challenge!

  9. Congrats to Morwyn, Wolf and all our top 10! Fantastic work!

  10. Congratulations to everyone! You each created wonderful entries for this challenge. Morwyn, your beaded pony is SO wonderful ... the tilt of its head and the beads you chose ... WOW!

  11. Congrats to Morwyn and all the entries!! Everybody does such amazing work:)

  12. Congratulations Morwyn!!! well deserved first place! and to Wolf... it was a very close and exiting race! :-)

  13. Congratulations Morwyn! The pony was spectacular.Now go get beading you stormy weather lovers, I'm going to sit in the sun before it gets cold again!!!