Saturday, February 7, 2009

Etsy BeadWeavers January/February Challenge - Tropical Holiday

The entries for the challenge are in and yet again, they are simply beautiful, creative and amazing! Imagine that all of these entrants took the time and talent to create these inspiring challenge pieces!

You can click on the item in the text list below the mosaic which links to the Etsy Shop listing of each entrant where you will see more detail of each piece! Be sure to come back on the 9th when the poll will be available for you to cast your vote, February 9th thru the 15th!


1. Caribbean Surf Collar by: nemeton

2. Scorpion Fish by: njema

3. Dreaming of Hawaii by: randomcreative

4. A Walk on the Beach by: beadsandblooms

5. Peace on the beach by: PFordCustomJewelry

6. Orchid Beauty by: ArtfulAr

7. Rainforest Necklace by: charmingthings

8. Blue lagoon necklace N961 by: FleurDeIrk

9. Paradise by: beadsforever

10.Pink Flamingo Fantasy Necklace by: gypsyeyesjewelry

11. Sultry Salty Sand and Surf by: janetkemp88

12. hawaii '09 necklace by: thebeadedlily

13. Tropical Sunset Garden Necklace (1384) by: clairecreations

14. The Lively Sea by: farfrumplainjane

15. Tropical Holiday bracelet by: 6Carmen6

16. Beachcombing the Sea of Cortez - A Tropical Holiday by: dreambeadweaver

17. What if I'm a Mermaid by: ThesePreciousThings

18. Tropical Breezes by: RegalBeads

19. Tropical Chic - Choker by: Triz

20. Spinny Girl on the Beach by: BeadArtbyShari

21. Tropical Garden by: SpringColors

22. Tropical Paradise Necklace by: CieloDesign

23. Coral Reef Cuff Bracelet by: FrancescasFancy

24. TORTUGA by: caraway

25. CRYSTAL LEI by: fashionsfrome

26. Tropical Nights by: SmadarsTreasure

27. Tropical Flower Brooch by: enchantedbeads

28. Tropical Dream Cuff by: arosebyname

29. Calypso Necklace by: DeepSeaBeads

30. Tropical Whale Tails Bracelet by: SalamanderHouse

31. Tropical Holiday by: veroque

32. Caribbean Sunset by: totallytwisted

33. Bougainvillea Bouquet by: KerrieSlade

34. Tropical greenwood by: beadshead

35. Beachcomber by: vanishingpearl

36. Island Treasure Chest by: BeadazzledofOregon

37. Mayan Sun by: ThreeFatesDesign

38. Girlie Drinks and Sunsets by: HannahRachel

39. MAUI WEDDING by: Chrisbeads

40. Strelitzia by: MadeByOlga

41. ti leaf and orchid lei by: beadwoman3

42. Sunset in the Islands by: 1965angelika

43. Tropical Treasures by: BeadCatcher

44. On The Beach by: SilverDragon

45. Loopy Lei Necklace by: beadworkbyamanda

46. Tropical Rainforest Getaway by: Bead4you

47. Sea and Sand Necklace by: Beadmatrix

Voting begins on Monday, February 9th and ends midnight February 15th. The best way to show your appreciation for the efforts of these amazing artists is by taking on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. This month there are so many exquisite entries it will be even more difficult to choose just one! (The ballot will appear on the side bar at right on February 9th.) Again, 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 February 9th and 15th!

Many thanks to Ann of Francesca's Fancy for compiling the information and creating the Mosaic.


  1. Wow - I've never seen such a huge collection of fantastic beadwork!

    Tropical treats!

    Thanks Marlaine and Ann and good luck everyone :)

  2. So much talent is represented here, it will be very difficult to choose just one! Congratulations to all of the entrants for a job well done, and thank you so much for the "eye candy"! Best wishes to each of you!

  3. This is some amazing collection of talent and beauty!!!
    I am fretting over the notion of having to pick just one. They are each so beautiful and unique. I may just have to close my eyes and make like I am playing pin the tail on the donkey!

  4. Wow, 46 entries, each more beautiful than the last...

  5. Its always been a difficult to choose only one, but I can surely say this one takes the cake! It is AWESOME to see so many entries, makes me smile. =)

  6. I love the tropics and these pieces surely convey that love! There is such variety and beauty in the beadwork!

  7. I think that this is the most impressive collection of beadwork I've ever seen in the challenge. Congratulations to every one of you! You've all outdone yourselves!

  8. wow! 47 eh! that's incredible!

  9. W-O-W! EBW's: You have outdone yourselves. What a stunning array of gorgeous pieces. Bravo!

  10. It's amazing what your team members can do with a little thread and some beads. This is a wonderful demonstration of the talent on your team. I voted, but it was the most difficult of your challenges to select my favorite. It's also great to see that so many of the pieces have sold already.
    Congratulations to you all!

  11. ALL entries are so beautiful! EBW is a group of really talented beaders!!!

  12. unbelievable. The Etsy Bead weavers keep growing in size and talent. I had a hard time picking out a favorite. Since I am partial to blues and greens, I went for #1. I also liked the ombre necklace that has sold already. It was a close #2.

  13. Once again a very tough decision, it's hard to pick just one.

  14. Wow - that was a hard decision! So many gorgeous pieces. You guys outdid yourselves this time!

  15. I found my favorite right away. Stunning!!

  16. there are some many beautiful pieces here! You all give me inspiration - maybe this lull time in my work is the right time for me to take up seedbeading!