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Winners Announced for the 2014 Seed Bead Jewelry-Making Contest

The judges have decided! Congratulations to Tatyana Fedorikhina, Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner of the 2014 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® Seed Beads Contest. Tatyana's stunning necklace, Watercolors, with its fabulous use of amethyst, was inspired by the watercolor artistry of J. Sargent. View the award-winning showcase with direct links to see all the winning pieces up close in the Gallery of Designs.

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YOU could be our next Grand Prize Winner! Enter your original design in our 2014 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Jewelry-Making Contest for your chance at a $1,000 gift certificate and the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition. Let the world see what you can create using the brilliant stunning Swarovski sparkle. View contest details here.

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