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 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Announces the Winners of the 2009 Annual Beading Contest 

(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's favorite beading and jewelry supply company, announces the winners of the 2009 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Annual Beading Contest.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads received more than 1,700 entries in over 20 main contest categories from designer-artists around the world. This year's categories included cabochons, jumprings, metal beads, briolette/glass, dolls, clothing, home décor, holiday ornaments, freeform jewelry, Kato Polyclay™, Art Clay®, metal chain, pearls, organics, seed beads, Swarovski®, turquoise and wirework.

The panel of judges selected 306 finalists from the entries received. Many of the winning pieces will be showcased in future Fire Mountain Gems and Beads catalogs and in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gallery of Designs.








Winning Designer-Artists in Each Category
Category
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
Bronze Medal Winner
Art Clay® and Metal
Briolette
 
Cabochon
Earrings
Findings
Freeform Expression -
Doll
Freeform Expression -
Clothing and Accessories
Freeform Expression -
Home Décor
Freeform Expression -
Jewelry
Gemstone
Glass, Czech Pressed and Lampwork
Jumprings
Kato Polyclay™
Metal Beads and/or Chain
Pearls, Natural or Created
Seed Beads
Shell, Wood, Bone
Swarovski®
Turquoise and/or Coral
Wedding
Wirework

Due to the limited number of entries in the acrylic and/or resin bead category, this category was not judged. The entries submitted in this category were given consideration in the next closest fitting category. Thank you for your understanding.

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

Gold Grand Prize Winner: $1,000.00
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

Congratulations again! Thank you to all the talented designer-artists who participated in this year's Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Annual Beading Contest. View the new contest format and entry guidelines for the upcoming Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' contests.

For over 36 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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