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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:
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
Bronze Medal Winner
Charms, Drops and Links
Diane Matison Reed
Linda Valentino Michel
Nancy Enid Calderon Maldonado
Freeform Expression - Clothing and Accessories
Freeform Expression - Dolls
Freeform Expression - Home Décor
Tie - Cyndi Lavin and Tamara Allison
Freeform Expression - Jewelry
Freeform Expression - Ornaments
Janice C. Hernandez Cordova
Yan Yee Winnie Ho
Deborah J. Smith
Heath and Jessica Tiemens
Tie - Karen Carmichael and Tara Leitermann
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Susan Terese McKechnie
Tatiana Van Iten
Sunshine O-Neal Qualls
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!