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 2009 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Jewelry-Making Contest Winners 





(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 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Jewelry-Making Contest.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads received entries from around the world for their first NEW product-themed contest. Design entries for this contest featured at least 50% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in each original work of art.

The panel of judges selected 72 finalists from the entries received, with 24 medal winners in all. View the finalist and winning pieces in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gallery of Designs.









''I don't believe in fairies, but they sure do believe in me!

This is really exciting! I was just so happy when I made this piece ... simply SO happy. I really feel that my happiness reflects in this design. It was inspired by my mother - she believes in fairies and taught me about beauty. No matter what your life is like, you must find a way to make it beautiful!''

- Francesca






Winning Designer-Artists in Each Category
Category
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
Bronze Medal Winner
Bracelet
Earrings
Fashion Accessories
Home Décor and Doll
Necklace
Wedding and Holiday


Many of the winning pieces may be showcased in future Fire Mountain Gems and Beads catalogs and magazine advertisements.

Winners received gift certificates to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 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

Thank you to all the talented designer-artists who participated in the 2009 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Jewelry-Making Contest.

The Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest entry deadline has been extended through February 5, 2010. The Seed Bead and Glass Jewelry-Making Contests are also now taking entries. Start designing and get your creations in by March 9, 2010.

The Seed Beads and Glass Jewelry-Making Contests are taking entries! Start designing now and get your creations in by March 9, 2010.

View upcoming product-themed Jewelry-Making Contests for 2010, along with contest guidelines and printable entry packets.

Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 37 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for all the fun of the catalog with the ease of the web!

All products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are not intended for use by children 14 years of age and under.

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