Friday, February 25, 2011

April Theme: Spring around the corner

Isabella challenges us to bead "Spring Around the Corner" as our April theme. With the melting of the snow and return of gentle rains come delicate shoots from the earth, balmy breezes, and the promise of warm days ahead.

Celebrate the coming of spring with your beading for this challenge. In your listing, mention what aspect of the season has inspired your work.

You may start your entry today and list in your Etsy shop after the March challenge has ended and by midnight April 5th, 2011.

Any EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a kit, book, magazine, or class) in response to the challenge theme. You work should be entirely beadwoven, or have a substantially woven component, to feature and promote our art form. You may not renew an existing piece. Members are expected to participate in challenges when possible, and required to do so once each year. Start the weaving anytime after the theme is announced. Complete and list the work for sale on Etsy by the 5th of the month of the challenge, before midnight Etsy time. Your listing date is proof you entered by the deadline, so DO NOT RENEW your work until after the voting poll opens on the 9th. If your listing sells, you can still participate in the challenge, but please alert the moderators to the sale.


Your listing must include the following four (4) things:
  1. The theme of the challenge. For example, “This (describe your work) was created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team (insert the month) challenge on the theme (insert the title of the theme).”
  2. An explanation of how your work relates to the theme.
  3. The address of our team blog where the voting will take place and the voting dates. For example, “Please visit our team blog, ( between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.”
  4. Tag your entry EBWC but not before the current challenge has ended. This is how we find your entry. Remove the tag after the voting poll closes, so entries for the next month’s challenge can be feature.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Congratulations to Isabella of Bead4me winner of the February Challenge "Royalty Throughout Time"

Congratulations to Isabella of Bead4me and her Princess Montana Royal Necklace winner of February's Challenge "Royalty Throughout Time".  Isabella won with an impressive 82 votes (9%) of the 827 responses for this challenge.

The following runner up's and all 62 entries deserve our congratulations as we had an outstanding response to this challenge
2nd place - 40. Exquisite bead embroidered neck adornment - WhiteRabbitJewels (81 votes 9%)
3rd Place -39. Cleopatra of Egypt - sedonaskye (71 votes 8%)
4th Place - 41. Don't look away - ballroomchic (45 votes 5%)
5th place - 2. Zulu Lace - AnnetteMackrel (40 votes 4%)
Tied for 6th place with 33 votes each 3% are
58. Cuff for Queen Emma of Hawaii - heartinhawaii
8. Mayan Dynasty - 4uidzne
Tied for 7th place with 30 votes each 3%
54. The Swan Princess Bead Embroidered Necklace - sandystreasure
49. Young Queen's Jewels - Egyptian Pectoral Necklace - FrancescasFancy
9th place - 1. Marie Antoinette Inspired Choker - megansbeadeddesigns with 29 votes 3%
10th place - 31. Marie Antoinette - Pink Leather Cuff - triz with 28 votes 3%


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Voting for A Touch of Royalty challenge begins

This month's challenge theme "A Touch of Royalty" was chosen by Miriam of CeiloDesigns winner of the November challenge "Holiday Treasures, Miriam has challenged our members to design for "Royalty throughout time - From the aristocrats of the French revolution to ancient kings and queens and modern day princesses, royalty has always inspired and set new trends in the jewelry world. This challenge should reflect and be inspired by one specific royal figure! Anything goes!"
The voting starts on Feb 9 and runs until midnight on Feb 16 due to the technical difficulties
The list for #2 and #3 are reversed - sorry for this if voting for either one please note the change.

1. Marie Antoinette Inspired Choker - megansbeadeddesigns

2. Zulu Lace - AnnetteMackrel

3. Liliuokalani - sydneyalfano

4. Crown Jewels Bracelet - Starwaves

5. Tudor Brooch - ktracton

6. Amethyst Dreams - Arjumand's Bracelet - Annahatvani

7. Royal Chocker - annamei

8. Mayan Dynasty - 4uidzne

9. Royal Jewels - MelJoyCreations

10. Queen's Day Unity Bracelet - jdnative

11. Thistle Cuff / Mary Queen of Scots - PeregrineBeader

12. Princess Diana Tribute Beadwoven Necklace - MaryTDesigns

13. Princess Belle Swarvoski Crystal Beadwoven Necklace -

14. Marie Antoinette Inspired Necklace - Jewelrybyjane29

15. Esmeralda Gypsy Queen - Earrings - ile1974

16. Kyanite Krowns Beaded Embroidery Necklace - lrcoastalart

17. Fit For a Princess Cocktail Ring - TheCrimsonMoon

18. Kings and Queens Handmade Glass Bead Bracelet - Fivefootfury13

19. Everything the Light Touches - gypsyeyesjewelry

20. Princess Montana Royal Necklace - bead4me

21. Silver and Montana Blue beadwoven necklace - Kate Windsor - Kankou

22. The Kahena Queen Of The Berbers - beadsofaquarius

23. Mourning Jewelry - deborahaweaver

24. Elizabethan Ruff and Pearl Necklace - beadn4fun

25. Simply Regal Pearl and Crystal Beadwoven Necklace - beadsandblooms

26. The King and I - redphoenixjewelry

27. Princess and the pea - MacrameByMaja

28. Czar's Daughter necklace - hands2heal

29. Chinese Box - LeviraArt

30. A Royal Pain - Beadwoven Cuff Bracelet - artsylis

31. Marie Antoinette - Pink Leather Cuff - triz

32. Evil Queen box & Heart necklace - Sobby

33. Peyote stitch beadweaving Victorian Ribbon Choker - greendragon9

34. Ordinary Princess Acorn Cap Beaded Necklace - jess2bead

35. Queen Elizabeth Chocker - kuzmadesign

36. Cobalt Blue and Golden Necklace for Sisi - crystalwonders

37. Ruby Jewelled Bracelet Cuff - flagrantdesigns

38. Royalty throughout time - enchantedbeads

39. Cleopatra of Egypt - sedonaskye

40. Exquisite bead embroidered neck adornment - WhiteRabbitJewels

41. Don't look away - ballroomchic

42. Del Signore Beadwoven Medallion - njdesigns1

43. Cleopatra's Radiance - beadedbear

44. Elizabeth I Bracelet - arosebyname

45. Night at the Opera Necklace - CieloDesign

46. The People's Princess - beadprestige

47. Princess Jasmine Beaded Browband - RabbitHollowCreation

48. Everafter Pearl & Ruby Red Beadwoven Set - pleaseabledesigns

49. Young Queen's Jewels - Egyptian Pectoral Necklace - FrancescasFancy

50. Boudica Corset Style Beaded Cuff - windyriver

51. Victorias emeralds - Medic5415

52. Swarovski Crystal AB Woven Necklace - KRDesigns11

53. Crystal Beadwoven Lavender Choker Unique Jewelry Lady Diana -

54. The Swan Princess Bead Embroidered Necklace - sandystreasure

55. The Once and Future Queen - chrysanthemumveil

56. Aqua Terra Bead Embroidered Wearable Art Necklace - glimmerstone

57. Alexandra Necklace - MoreThanSomewhat

58. Cuff for Queen Emma of Hawaii - heartinhawaii

59. Amphitrite-Goddess of the Sea Necklace - vanishingpearl

60. Queen of Hearts - roseworksjewelry

61. ETRUSCAN Filigree lace sky earrings - LaPerLaA

62. Empress Alexandra jewelry set - BeadCatcher