Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Challenge Winner

There were 658 votes (hugely up again from the last month's number!) this month and with 31 gorgeous entries so we have a resounding winner with 133 votes (20% of the total number of votes). Congratulations to Karin of Gypsy Eyes Jewelry who won with her Queen of the Frozen Tundra necklace. Karin says about this piece:

The Queen is an exquisite hand sculpted and painted porcelain pendant by the fabulous artist Pat Swyler. The patina of her complexion is a lovely icy blue. The crown jewels of her woven head-dress are a shimmering raw silver-gray diamond and magical boulder opals, their brilliant flashes of color reminiscent of the Northern Lights.

The necklace represents her kingdom: frost covered branches, snowflakes and icicles - all lovingly hand-beaded/ woven with tiny glass delica beads, opal, aquamarine, rainbow moonstone, pink kunzite, blue topaz and freshwater pearls.




Second: 27. Queen of the Snow - savoystudio

Third: 18. Yuki Onna - Japanese Snow Woman - SmadarsTreasure

Fourth: 11. Frozen Waters - Cuff - triz

Fifth: 7. Snow Queen necklace - CieloDesign

Sixth: 4. A Royal Affair - beadsforever

Seventh: 19. Anastasia choker - MCDdesigns

Eighth: 1. mirka collar - thebeadedlily

Ninth: 23. Snow princess necklace - FleurDeIrk

Tenth: 21. Snowflake Fairy - BeadazzledofOregon

And now, BeadWeavers, it's time to take a break and enjoy the holidays before you start working on the entries for the January/February Challenge. Don't forget that you have some extra time. Entries are not due until midnight Etsy Time, February 5th. As you know, our current winner's prize is the opportunity to choose the theme for the next challenge. So watch for the announcement of the March Challenge theme at the end of January.

Many thanks to all of the amazing beaders who participated in the November Challenge. And many thanks as well to everyone who took the time to vote! We appreciate your participation!

If you haven't entered in our challenge before, it's time to get your thinking cap on and get beading on the January/February Challenge - Tropical Holiday!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a gorgeous piece! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the entries for the next contest!

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  2. Congratulations Karin and also to everyone! Each piece is a winner.

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  3. Congrats Karin! I'm already excited for the next challenge!

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  4. Congratulations, Karin! It's a lovely piece.

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  5. Congratulations Karin! I love the way you displayed your necklace on your journal with your hand drawn design!

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  6. Congratulations, Karin. It was a tough race up until the last minute. Thought Lisa was going to get 1st place hands down there for a long time. You snuck up from behind. Congratulations again.

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  7. Such a fabulously creative piece, Karin. You more than deserve these kudos; SO creative/imaginative! "Yummy-o!"
    Dini

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  8. Yay, Congrats Karin! I voted for you, so I'm really happy that you won. It was so hard to choose from so many beautiful pieces. You all did some exquisite work!

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  9. much gushing, tongue tripping gratitude to each of you for the honor and all of your wonderous works of art

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  10. Congratulations Karin - it's a magical piece!

    Well done everyone, there were so many beautiful entries as usual :)

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  11. Congrats Karin. It's such a beautiful, creative piece. Now the pressure is on- pick a good theme for March.

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  12. Congrats Karin! This month's theme had some especially magical entries!

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  13. Congrats Karin. Your piece truly defined the snow queen theme. Stunning

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  14. Very well deserved win! Congratulations!

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  15. WOW - the beadweavers street team is really getting a following! Not surprized - the artwork is beautiful!

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  16. Congratulation Karin!!! Stunning piece!!! and well done to all the runner ups, all beautiful pieces!!!!

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  17. Congratulations Karin!! You created an amazing piece! Also, congratulations to the runners up and everyone that entered! I had a terrible time trying to choose which to vote for. :)

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  18. Wonderful work, Karin! One of the things about this necklace that I just loved was that you allowed us to look at your design process in addition to the finished piece. What a treat! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next challenge!

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  19. Hello I really like your blog, I would like a link exchange with you, I insert your blog to my favorite blogs ;)

    the address of my blog is: http://marcocrupifoto.blogspot.com/

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  20. beautiful work! Congrats on the winners!

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  21. Lovely pieces!
    I included Etsy Beadweavers as part of this year's top 10 list on beadweaver.blogspot.com, so I hope it helped you all!!!
    Happy New Year,
    Sue Mandel

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