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 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Announces the Winners of the
2007 Annual Beading Contest

(Grants Pass, Oregon) Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, America's favorite beading and jewelry supply company, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Annual Beading Contest.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads received close to 1,000 entries for 18 different design categories from designer-artists around the world. This year's categories included acrylic, Art Clay®, briolette and faceted drops, cabochon, gemstone, glass, jumpring, Kato Polyclay™, metal chain, pearls, organics, seed beads, Swarovski, timepieces, turquoise and wire. There was also a freeform expression category that included doll, fashion accessories and clothing, home décor, ornament and jewelry.

A panel of judges selected 376 finalists from the entries received. Many of the winning pieces will be showcased in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads catalogs, on the backcover of leading jewelry-making and craft magazines, and in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gallery of Designs.

Congratulations to the following Grand Prize Winning designer-artists:

Winning Designer-Artists in Each Category:
Category Winner
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
Bronze Medal Winner
Art Clay
Michela Verani
Holly Gage
Barbara Lacroix
Thuy Nguyen
Megan White
Pamela Pica
Charms, Drops and Links
Judy Muth
Diane Matison Reed
Linda Valentino Michel
Margaret Gunn
Nancy Enid Calderon Maldonado
Lisa Bolender
Freeform Expression - Clothing and Accessories
Dagny Sellorin
Daphne Ward
Loisann Smart
Freeform Expression - Dolls
Julie Antonucci
Nancy Hall
Freeform Expression - Home Décor
Lorna Dwyer-Carfano
Jacalyn Gilligan
Tie - Cyndi Lavin and Tamara Allison
Freeform Expression - Jewelry
Vanessa Waliko
Nina Leo
Catharina Thomas
Freeform Expression - Ornaments
Toni Kelly
Dawn Grogg
Michell Brague
Janice C. Hernandez Cordova
Yan Yee Winnie Ho
Lee Griffin
Sally Balfour
Deborah Weaver
Roberta Harding
Deborah J. Smith
Rachel Savage
Kimberly Sproul
Kato Polyclay
Susan Bailey
Bonnie Weikert
Julie Anstaett
Terri Medaries
Heath and Jessica Tiemens
Bobbie Berendson
April Mohon
Marina Koudymov
Tie - Karen Carmichael and Tara Leitermann
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Susan Terese McKechnie
Theresa Ehlers
Seed Beads
Tatiana Van Iten
Lana May
Betty Stephan
Monica Han
Sherry Hall
Caito Amorose
John Hahn
Debra DeCosta
Janet Banicki
Betty Neve
Sunshine O-Neal Qualls
Janet Barker

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

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

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.

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