"Winter or Spring" is the stunning seed bead masterpiece created by Salli Rathburn. The award-winning necklace features a variety of Delica® seed beads and is highlighted by three magnificently iridescent abalone shells. Salli discussed her motivation for the piece: "I looked at the three shells and I couldn't decide which side of the shells to use, and then I realized they all had either a coolish side or a warmish side, so that's when I decided to do a winter/spring design because I couldn't decide how to show off both gorgeous sides."
Congratulations Salli for being awarded the Grand Prize Gold Medal.
Get an up-close look at the Grand Prize Winner, as well as all the award-winning designs and finalist pieces, in the Gallery of Designs.
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