Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Etsy Beadweavers October Challenge - Animal Instinct

The entries are in and once again, they are simply stunning! Click on the item in the list below the mosaic to see more details! Be sure to come back on the 9th when the poll will be available for you to cast your vote!


Voting begins on Thursday, October 9th and ends midnight October 15th. Please show your appreciation for the efforts of these amazing artists by taking on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. (The ballot will appear on the side bar at right on September 9.) The individual pieces are listed below the mosaic where you can visit each entry for more information by following the link. Thank you, enjoy and be sure to come back to vote between October 9th and 15th!

1. Black Panther Necklace - triz

2. Flight of the Great Blue Heron - beaddiddy

3. barbary coast cuff - thebeadedlily

4. Just chasing my tail - Chrisbeads

5. A Feathered Affair - beadsandblooms

6. Animal passion necklace - FleurDeIrk

7. What Remains -Fossil Necklace - SalamanderHouse

8. Nautilis Fossil Cuff - vanishingpearl

9. Magpie Cuff - nemeton

10. Turtle Talisman - ErtheFae

11. The Mane Event Necklace - njema

12. Stripes of the Tiger Beaded Cuff - dreambeadweaver

13. Petroglyph Cuff - HighDesertBeadscapes

14. Safari Ric Rac Freeform Herringbone Bracelet - myfairladyvt4

15. Kiss of the Spider Woman Necklace - SpringColors

16. Where's The Orca Necklace - wMarlaine

17. Gotcha - Beadwoven Cat and Mouse Bracelet - SmadarsTreasure

18. Dragonfly necklace - PFordCustomJewelry

19. Fish Instinct Bracelet - enchantedbeads


  1. Wow, there are some lovely pieces here! How will I choose only one?

  2. Such a wonderful selection but forgot the spider necklace that sold.

  3. Wonderful! Such excellent interpretations of the theme again. Good luck everyone and thanks Marlaine :0)

  4. I always love how the pieces all look together. Such beautiful work!

  5. These are so wonderful and inspiring!

  6. They look so great together, in the mosaic. Thank you, Marlaine for all your work!

    Difficult to choose, indeed!

  7. While ALL the entries are something wonderful...I do have to say this is the first time ever that I knew right away who was getting my vote. =)

  8. Such a great selection this month :) I'm off to spread the link around and get more people voting!

  9. well this was an easy vote. only one entry here IMHO expresses the theme really. I'd really like to see more litteral expressions of our themes. lately it is really sorta far to find how the piece relates to the theme. but maybe im just a big winch. each piece on its own is stunning though. :)

  10. I found it very hard to choose, as I think there are lots of pieces here that express all sorts of animal instincts - but then I'm not a very literal-minded beader and I like the way everyone brings an individual interpretation to the themes!
    Beautiful work, everyone!

  11. i too, found it difficult too --but after thinking on it, i finally made my choice.

    marilyn g

  12. The enteries for this month challenge are outstanding. My favorite jump right at me! I hope to participate in next months challenge. Great beadart by the EBW team.

  13. What a fun collection of interpretations of "Animal Instinct"!

  14. So much beauty and fun in this challenge, great work, everyone!

    The different interpretations and expression of the theme is what really excites me every month. This is the quality of art and what makes it interesting.

  15. I can see why these 2 tied. They are both spectacular. Congrats to Smadar and Triz, you are both such inspirational beadweavers. Congrats to all runners up, and your all winners to me.