Tuesday, April 29, 2008


No, the Etsy BeadWeavers are not putting on a Cole Porter musical number. Anything Goes is the theme for the June challenge, chosen by Wolf (DantesSpirit) after she won the Fire and Flowers challenge.

We've had some pretty challenging themes over the past few months: Stormy Weather (March), Fire and Flowers (April), and some of our members are still working on their designs for the Food Chain challenge for May. (Be sure to visit the EBW blog between May 7 and May 14 to vote for your favorite entry.)

The requirements for the Anything Goes challenge are a bit different than usual.
- Your entry should be what you consider your BEST piece.
- Your entry may be any theme, any style, any technique.
- Your entry, as always, must be beadwoven.
- Your entry must be newly created (between now and the listing deadline, June 5) and newly listed during the period of the challenge theme (May 15 through June 5).
- Only ONE entry per person!

Let's get started!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Etsy BeadWeavers Members in Step-by-Step Beads

When you see the newest version (May/June 2008) of Step-by-Step Beads on your newsstand, grab a copy!

You won't want to miss the pattern for this beautiful cuff, created by our own Carol Dean Sharpe (SandFibers) in both single peyote and in three-drop peyote.

Gracing the cover of the magazine is a colorful chain bracelet filled with wire-wrapped dangles, created by another member of our team, Leslie Rogalski (leslie19083). It's not beadwoven, but it's fun!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Congratulations to our April Challenge Winner!

Flower of Fire's Heart

was chosen as the winner of the Etsy Beadweaver's April Challenge - Fire and Flowers!

Wolf, aka DantesSpirit, is a seasoned veteran of the Beadweaver's team and actually chose this theme for the Fire and Flowers challenge. She will also have the honor of choosing the theme for our June challenge so stay tuned for that announcement before the end of the month.

The runners up in this month's challenge were:

2nd Place -
24. Blazing Flowers by Triz

3rd Place - 21. Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire by jstinson

4th Place - 22. Petals of Flame by AmethystRavenstar

5th Place - 4. Flames and Flowers by enchantedbeads

6th Place - 15. Firewheel by SweetFreedom

7th Place - 30. Summer Flame by SandFibers

8th Place - 14. Tattoo Flames Bracelet by PinkPoochDesigns

9th Place - 18. Huang by SilverDragon

10th Place - 19. Flamboyant Flower Brooch by enchantedbeads

Thanks to everyone that participated in the challenge and that voted!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fire and Flowers - April EBWC

The entries are in: Singly and collectively, they are simply stunning!

Voting begins on Monday, April 7th. Please show your appreciation of these fantastic artists by embarking on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. (The ballot will be on the side bar at right.) The individual pieces are featured below the mosaic, and you can visit each entry for more information by following the link. Thank you!

1. Flaming Roses by artzilla
2. Hades Garden Beadwoven Bracelet by myfairladyvt4
3. The Flower of Fire Brooch by enchantedbeads
4. Flames and Flowers by enchantedbeads
5. Le Sacre du Printemps- Blue Flame by SalamanderHouse
6. Slave Bracelet- Blue Flames on Rose Buds by valhallaforge
7. Hana-Bi by thebeadedlily
8. Blaze - Peyote Cuff Bracelet by totallytwisted
9. Flame Flower Necklace by clairecreations
10. Fire Daisy Choker by nemeton
11. Mephaestus and Pan by ThreeFatesDesign
12. Fire and Flowers Bracelet by Emarah
13. Blazing Blossoms Amulet Necklace Waiting Room Series 2 by cigarboxbeads
14. Tattoo Flames Bracelet by PinkPoochDesigns
15. Firewheel by SweetFreedom
16. LUCIFER'S TONGUE Beaded Lariat by dawnchastain
17. Flower of Fire's Heart by DantesSpirit
18. Huang by SilverDragon
19. Flamboyant Flower Brooch by enchantedbeads
20. Mi Cala en Llamas by lolos
21. Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire by jstinson
22. Petals of Flame Bracelet by AmethystRavenstar
23. Fire and Flowers by BeadedKeepsakes
24. Blazing Flowers by triz
25. Fire Lotus by hands2heal
26. Fire Blossom by playnwithbeads
27. Flower of Flame by onathousandhills
28. A Moth to Fire and Flowers by PFordCustomJewelry
29. Ring of Fire by ThePreciousBeads
30. Summer Flame by SandFibers