Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Etsy BeadWeavers' July Challenge - Here comes the bride...

WOW!! The entries for the challenge are in and you are in for a real treat! Thirty-nine Etsy BeadWeavers Members have the talent and took the time to create these amazing and beautiful challenge pieces! Please take the time to visit each entry and read their story about how their piece relates to the theme "Here comes the bride..." Using tiny little beads with a needle and thread and incredible patience, Etsy BeadWeavers Team brings these selections to you to vote and choose your favourite.

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, June 9th thru the 15th!


1. Pearl Romance Collar - nemeton

2. Intertwined in Love for Wedding Bliss - kraftymax

3. Pearls and Crystals and Silver OH MY - cigarboxbeads

4. Neptunes Bride - triz

5. Pearls And Gold - Bridal Jewelry - Rainy Lane

6. Something Blue - randomcreativ

7. Love Goes Round and Round - 1BeadAtATime

8. Forever Yours - beadsandblooms

9. Bridal Cameo Necklace - Medic5415

10. Geometric Decadence - vanishingpearl

11. Floral Lace - ArtfulAr

12. Champagne Dreams - HauteIceBeadwork

13. A Touch of India - BeadazzledofOregon

14. Seaside Wedding - caraway

15. Two Hearts Become One - BeadworksbyKerri

16. Bridal Tradition - glimmerstone

17. White Bridal Wave - HannahRachel

18. Dare to Dream of Crystals and Pearls - dreambeadweaver

19. Gothic Wedding Fetish Beaded Fishnet Gloves - crownrosegems

20. Two Shall Become One - beadsforever

21. Something New Something Blue - jodihorgan

22. Halloween Bride - alatvian

23. The Blushing Bride - Fivefootfury13

24. Something Borrowed, Something Blue - AmethystRavenstar

25. The Mermaid Bride - ThesePreciousThings

26. Something Blue - copperwaycrafts

27. Beadwoven Bridal Necklace and Earrings - SmadarsTreasure

28. Jewels of Dawn Bridal necklace - CieloDesign

29. Walking on Air - RedCatArtBeads

30. Wrist Corsage - MoreThanSomewhat

31. Stars in my Eyes Bridal Necklace - SpringColors

32. Sparkling Bride - Amykohndesigns

33. Champagne Sparkle necklace - FleurDeIrk

34. Crystal Ice - fashionsfrome

35. Fairy Tale Princess Bride Choker - FrancescasFancy

36. Rebel Bride Freeform Cuff - playnwithbeads

37. Here Comes the Bride - enchantedbeads

38. Indian Bride - BeadCatcher

39. And Together - LiciaBeads

Voting begins on Thursday July 9th and ends midnight July 15th. You can show your appreciation for the efforts of these EBW artists by taking on the challenging task of voting for your favorite. 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 vote between July 9th and 15th!

Many thanks to Ann of Francesca's Fancy for again creating a beautiful mosaic of the Challenge pieces.


  1. What an absolute feast for the eyes! Thirty nine stunning entries and I really can't choose a favourite. Well done everyone and good luck!

  2. This was a brilliant contest idea! I've been scouring the beadweaver member websites for weeks now to find a necklace for my wedding. What a great service this contest has been for soon-to-be-brides!

  3. Wow! Breathtaking creations I see here! Excellent idea for this contest. :) Any bride will be very happy to see such wonderful compilation of pieces.

  4. Wow fabulous work, so hard to choose just one.

  5. Very beautiful entries, it would be hard to choose one)

  6. Very difficult to choose, indeed. All the entries are stunning!

  7. WOW! I feel like getting married again. They are all spectacular.
    Anne ^i^

  8. Soooo beautiful! And soooo hard to choose!!

  9. 23. The Blushing Bride - Fivefootfury13

    That is my vote

  10. WOW! What gorgeous entries! Good work people!

    Now, where do I vote??

  11. These are all amazing! I vote for 9. I don't think I would wear it for my wedding, but I love cameos and that Victorian style.

  12. OMG...how can you possible choose 1 out of all these gorgeous works of art.

  13. These pieces are all so stunning. Congrats to the winner.