Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 2015 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK who won both the Team and Public votes!


Total Votes Cast: 210

1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 65 votes

2nd place:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate - 20 votes

3rd place joint winners:
Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 18 votes each
Milena's entry:
Ileana's entry:


1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 29 votes

2nd place joint winners:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate and Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns - 11 votes each
Anne's entry:
Milena's entry:

3rd place joint winners:
Patrice Thomas from MsBusyHands and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 9 votes each
Patrice's entry:
Ileana's entry:

Congratulations and well done to all!

Thanks to all our team members who participated in the June 2015 Challenge and to everyone who voted.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 Spring Swap- The Big Reveal

Every year several of our members volunteer to participate in the annual spring swap. This is the 5th year that we have been running the swap between members as it's always a great surprise to see what we have made for each other.   All the participants are paired  up with a partner to make a piece for, then each receives a piece from someone else in a circular swap.   Below are the 13 participants and the items that they received and made.

1. SharonEdelmanForEPEC • designed for • RoseBluBeads

2. SpringColors • designed for • BestofBetsDesigns

3. Stellaltinaan • designed for • AngelqueCreations

4. ABeadedWorld • designed for • JoanneZammit

5. AngelqueCreations • designed for • beadn4fun

6. ArtMasquerading • designed for • SharonEdelmanForEPEC

7. beadn4fun • designed for • LealyssDesigns

8. BestofBetsDesigns • designed for • BlueStarArts

9. BlueStarArts • designed for • Stellaltinaan

10. JoanneZammit • designed for • ArtMasquerading

11. LealyssDesigns • designed for • ABeadedWorld

12. RockNRoses • designed for • SpringColors

13. RoseBluBeads • designed for • RockNRoses

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EBW July Challenge "Architecture"

Our theme for the July challenge has been chosen by Sarah Cryer from SarahCryerBeadwork, one of the three winners of the May challenge. The other winners, Chris Maj from beadn4fun and Hannah Rosner from HannahRachel, decided to let our new member Sarah have a free reign in the choice of the theme and what a wonderful theme it is!


'Architecture' - all around us, with shapes & structures, textures & materials to inspire. Anything from the mundane (the half hexagon of our bay windows repeated along our suburban street; the endless glass panels of a modern office block; or the beauty of a stone wall), to the magnificent (the sails of the Sydney Opera House; the geometric structure of the Eiffel Tower, or the joy of the newly restored windows of Saint Chapelle in Paris). So take a look out of the window, dig out those old city guides & mini-break photos, drool over the latest eco-home or modernist cube, ancient temple or grand railway station and think laterally (or even literally).

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 July 5th. Have fun creating!