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!