Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 2015 Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK who won both the Team and Public votes with this gorgeous Hi-Tech Modern Necklace & Earrings Set!


1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 25 votes (32%)

Joint 2nd: Chris Maj from beadn4fun & Hannah Rosner from HannahRachel- 14 votes (18%)
Chris Maj’s entry:
Hannah Rosner’s entry:

Joint 3rd: Kris Empting-Obenland from KrisDesignFSP and Diana Coe from BeadworkAndCoe - 10 votes (13%)
Kris Empting-Obenland’s entry:
Diana Coe’s entry:


1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 56 votes (33%)

2nd place: Chris Maj from beadn4fun - 35 votes (21%)

3rd place: Kris Empting-Obenland from KrisDesignFSP - 26 votes (15%)

Congratulations everyone!

Thanks to all who participated in the April 2015 “Hardware” Challenge and to everyone who voted!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Entries for April "Hardware" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Hardware" challenge!  VOTING WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 4/16.  Please choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar.

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


  Image Map

Thursday, April 2, 2015

EBW Team May 2015 Challenge "Inspired by Chihuli"

Karen Parker, winner of the March challenge, has chosen the theme for May 2015:

“Inspired by Chihuly”

The theme for May’s Challenge is “Inspired by Chihuly”. Dale Chihuly is an American glass artist and is best known for his large scale blown glass creations. As bead artists, we work with glass beads on a much different scale but Chihuly’s luminous glass creations and their unworldly shapes and colors can still inspire us. You can see his work at
Reference in detail your source of inspiration in your description, including links to Chihuly's works, but please don't post any photos of Chihuly’s work alongside your piece, as it will constitute copyright infringement. Direct copying of any portion of his imagery is also not allowed.

Note to team members: Please check the challenge rules to see what details must be in your listing.  The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop by May 5th.  Have fun creating!