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 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Announces Winners of the
2006 Annual Beading Contest

(Grants Pass, Oregon, October 26, 2006) Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, America's favorite beading and jewelry supply company, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Annual Beading Contest.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads received over 400 entries in 12 different design categories from designer-artists around the world. This year's categories included: fiber arts, accessory jewelry, Art Clay, kid's creation, Kato Polyclay, wearable art, men's jewelry, home decor, earrings, jewelry set, necklace and bracelet.

The panel of judges selected 40 designer-artists as this year's winners. Many of the winning pieces will be showcased in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads catalogs, on the back-covers of leading jewelry-making and craft magazines, and in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gallery of Designs.

This year's winners will receive Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gift Certificates in the following amounts:

Gold Grand Prize Winner: $1000.00
Silver Grand Prize Winner: $750.00
Bronze Grand Prize Winner: $500.00

Gold Medal Category Winner: $100.00
Silver Medal Category Winner: $75.00
Bronze Medal Category Winner: $50.00

Thank you to all the designer-artists who participated in this year's Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Annual Beading Contest.

Congratulations to the following designer-artists:

Grand Prize Designer-Artists:

Gold Grand Prize Winner
Catharina Thomas, Jewelry Set Category

Silver Grand Prize Winner
Laura Adams, Necklace Category

Bronze Grand Prize Winner
Janet Barker, Bracelet Category

Gold Grand Prize Winner
Catharina Thomas, Jewelry Set Category

Winning Designer-Artists in Each Category:
Category Winner
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
Bronze Medal Winner
Fiber Arts
Catharina Thomas
Alexandra Zonis
Nancy Vogel
Accessory Jewelry
Susan Opie
Kristie Lou Brigham
Reva McConnell
Art Clay
Michela Verani
Janet Barker
Linda Smith
Kato Polyclay
Eugena Topina
Yarmila Rivera
Judy Dunn
Wearable Art
Michela Verani
Nina Leon
Raewynne Law
Men's Jewelry
Jamie Eakin
Cathy Hines
Susan Horine
Home Decor
Dagny Sellorin
Salli Weigert Rathburn
Alexandra Zonis
Mary Redmerski
Candace Mclean
Janet Barker
Jewelry Set
Catharina Thomas
Jamie Eakin
Pam Pica
Laura Adams
Jenna Cowan
Sylvie Camps
Janet Barker
Cindy Lavin
Cristina Leonard

For over 35 years, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been known for their exceptional customer service and product selection--over 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies available to wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists alike. Order your free copy of the Jewelry Maker's Catalog or browse a full year's worth of catalogs online with the catalog flipper for all the fun of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Inc. - One Fire Mountain Way, Grants Pass, OR USA 97526-2373
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