Thursday, July 16, 2009

EBW July Challenge - Here comes the bride... Has a Winner!

The July EBW Challenge had 39 entries, with a total of 735 votes (which is an amazing number!) and 109 of them went to our winner - Intertwined in Love for Wedding Bliss by kraftymax.

Here is what she had to say about her entry:

I recently was accepted as a member and immediately set out to make a special piece for my first entrance into the monthly challenge. I must tell everyone that I had a design in mind, however, when I was about 80% done with it I broke a bead (after about 10 hours of work) and the bead cut 3 strands of beading thread and my piece of art literally fell in half in my hands. Frustrated I was about to start over when this design pushed its way into my mind. The broken piece still sits on my desk (I haven’t even taken it apart yet) and this one took on a life of its own.

Second: 28. Jewels of Dawn Bridal necklace - CieloDesign

Third: 33. Champagne Sparkle necklace - FleurDeIrk

Fourth: 38. Indian Bride - BeadCatcher

Fifth: 32. Sparkling Bride - Amykohndesigns

Sixth: 27. Beadwoven Bridal Necklace and Earrings - SmadarsTreasure

Seventh & Eighth were tied: 31. Stars in my Eyes Bridal Necklace - SpringColors and 12. Champagne Dreams - HauteIceBeadwork

Ninth: 37. Here Comes the Bride - enchantedbeads

Tenth: 4. Neptunes Bride - triz

All of the contestants deserve a hearty round of "applause" for their efforts in participating in this challenge!

Etsy BeadWeavers are already at work on the August Challenge - "First Ladies of Style" . You can read all about it here. If you haven't already started on your entry, better hurry. You only have until midnight August 5th to have it completed and listed in your Etsy shop.

Let's see if we can set a new record for the number of entries!


  1. thank you so very much to one and all that voted for me. I am so very humbled to be in this group, let alone to win my first challenge. thank you is all i can say!!

  2. congratulations kraftymax. how exciting to win with your first entry!

  3. Congrats!!! It's a beautiful necklace.

  4. Congratulations kraftymax! Your necklace is absolutely beautiful!

  5. Congratulations, kraftymax! Well done.

  6. Congratulations Max! Well done to everyone that took part, there were so many beautiful entries :0)

  7. Congratulations. You won with your first entry! Pick a good theme for us.

  8. Congratulations! It's a really great work!

  9. Congratulations kraftymax! There were so many amazing entries that voting was difficult. Thank you to all the participants for some great eye candy!

  10. Way to go! First Challenge entry and you won. It can't get much better than that. Feel free to do the "woo hoo" dance all you want!

  11. Congrats, Krafty!
    It's a lovely piece of beadweaving that has won.