Saturday, January 17, 2015

Congratulations to our "Rising Stars"!

Team Co-Winners: Diana and Joanne

Congratulations to our EBW Team co-winners for January 2015 “Rising Stars”. Diana of BeadworkAndCoe and Joanne of JoanneZammit both had 13 votes (22%).

Team Vote Results:

1st place: Diana (BeadworkAndCoe) & Joanne (JoanneZammit) 13 votes (22%)

2nd place: Linda (TraditionsJewels) 10 votes (17%)

3rd place: Ileana (enchantedbeads) 9 votes (15%)

Blog Winner: Ileana

Congratulations to the winner of our public vote, Ileana of enchantedbeads who won with 86 votes (31%)!

Public Vote Results

1st place: Ileana (enchantedbeads) 86 votes (31%)

2nd place: Joanne (JoanneZammit) 60 votes (22%)

3rd place: Diana (BeadworkAndCoe) 30 votes (11%)

Thanks to all who participated in the January “Rising Star” Challenge and to everyone who voted!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Voting for January Challenge Open Today through the 15th!

Stop by and vote for your favorite "Rising Star" entry!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Entries for January "Rising Star" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Rising Star" challenge!  The voting poll will be available on the 9-15, so choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar beginning on the 9th.
*One entry was removed before the voting was over at the request of the member. 

Click on the images or links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece.


Image Map

Sunday, January 4, 2015

EBW Team March Challenge "Spring Migration"

Chris Maj, winner of the December 2014 challenge, has chosen the theme for March 2015.

“Spring Migration”

All across North America, one of the sure signs that Spring is on the way is the return of the migratory birds during the month of March. One morning, the bushes and trees around you are suddenly filled with singing birds that were not there just the day before. They arrive following a combination of celestial navigation and magnetic cues that are part of their genetic heritage. The most amazing part of this story is that these tiny birds fly thousands of miles to reach your yard, after spending the North American winter in Mexico, Central America, or South America. (from

For this challenge, take inspiration from your local birds, their nests, their songs, their colors, and the spring blossoms and berries that welcome them back. 

Work on this Challenge must be started no earlier than 20th December 2014 and listed by 5th March 2015.  Please make sure to include EBWC in the title and tags of your entry!

December Challenge Winner Beadn4fun!

Congratulations Chris of beadn4fun on winning both the Team and Public Votes with her Cozy Copper Kitty Brooch!  Chris will choose the theme for the March 2015 challenge.

Cozy Copper Kitty by Beadn4fun

Team Vote Results - Votes cast: 60

1st place: Chris (beadn4fun) 14 votes (23%) ... rooch-ebwc

2nd place: Linda (TraditionsJewels) 11 votes (18%) ... armth-from

3rd place: Shine (OfYourLove) 8 votes (13%) ... ength-cuff

Public Vote Results - Votes cast: 142

1st place: Chris (beadn4fun) 33 votes (23%) ... rooch-ebwc

2nd place: Albena (BenitaStyleBG) 22 votes (15%) ... endant-red

3rd place: Shine (OfYourLove) 19 votes (13%) ... ength-cuff