Friday, May 30, 2008

July Challenge Theme - A Midsummer's Night Dream

Ileana of Enchanted Beads won our May challenge with her The Food Chain in the Enchanted Garden Pouch. Her prize is the privilege of choosing the theme for the next challenge. Ileana has chosen an enchanted theme for the Etsy BeadWeavers July challenge:

A Midsummer's Night Dream

What will the EBW team come up with for this challenge? I can't wait to see! Let your imagination flow!


Any style, any technique in beadweaving is welcome
One entry per person
Must be created between May 30, 2008 and July 4th, 2008

Thank you, Ileana, for such an inspiring theme. OK folks, if you've already finished your entry for the June challenge (Anything Goes! - voting begins June 7th) then get beading on a Midsummer's Night Dream!

Friday, May 16, 2008

And the winner is... EnchantedBeads!

There were 534 votes this month, and Ileana's Food Chain in the Enchanted Garden pouch garnered the most votes this time around. The pouch features the sun, plants, an owl, a mouse, a spider, a ladybug, and a butterfly!

Runners up this month are:
#2 - Honeycomb Choker, by KathysKraftyKreation

#5 - Web of Life Collar, by nemeton

#3 - Ocean Fish Necklace, by nancygould

#4 - catkill cuff, by thebeadedlily

#10 - Dragonfly Amulet Bag, by Emarah

#13 - Reef by Moonlight, by ThePreciousBeads

#11 - Know Your Place... In the Food Chain, by SandFibers

#9 - Ouroboros, by lolos

#7 - Feeding Frenzy, by myfairladyvt4

Keep your eyes peeled for the entries for the June challenge. Lots of our beadweavers are already at work on their entries for 'Anything Goes'.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Food Chain ~ EBW May Challenge

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

Voting begins on Wednesday, May 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. Food Chain in the Enchanted Garden - Pouch by enchantedbeads

2. Honeycomb Choker by KathysKraftyKreation

3. Ocean Fish Necklace by nancygould

4. catkill cuff by thebeadedlily

5. Web of Life Collar by nemeton

6. The Food Chain by artzilla

7. Feeding Frenzy by myfairladyvt4

8. not lovin' it - Peyote Cuff Bracelet by SandFibers

9. Ouroborus by lolos

10. Dragonfly Amulet Bag by Emarah

11. Know Your Place . . . In the Food Chain - Peyote Cuff by SandFibers

12. Plants and Sunshine by playnwithbeads

13. Reef by Moonlight by ThePreciousBeads