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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2008 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest! Here is the award winning showcase featuring spectacular creativity, technique and style. Thank you to all the notable designer-artists that participated in this year's contest.

Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner 2008: Tania Begg

Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Susan L. Crisfield Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Janice C. Hernandez Cordova

People's Choice Award: Susan Bailey

View All Winning Design Ideas Here

Grand Prize Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Freeform Expression - Home Décor Tania Begg Lizard Sculpture

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Art Clay® and Metal Dianne Sims Necklace
Briolette Lana May Necklace
Cabochon Louisa M. Meece Necklace
Freeform Expression - Dolls Lorna Dwyer-Carfano Doll
Freeform Expression - Clothing and Accessories Sarah Mock Corset and Skirt
Freeform Expression - Jewelry Jennifer Jane Buck Necklace
Freeform Expression - Ornaments Dawn Arnote Ornament
Gemstone Sunshine O'neal Qualls Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings
Jumprings Rachel Savage Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings
Metal Beads and/or Chain Suzanne Doyle Necklace
Pearls Cyndi Lavin Necklace
Shell, Wood, Bone Natalia Walton Necklace
Swarovski crystal Debbie Lawrence Necklace
Timepieces Caito Amorose Pocket Watch
Turquoise and/or Coral Caryn Hall Necklace
Wirework Marianela Freites Bracelet, Pendant, Earrings

Grand Prize Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Seed and Bugle Beads Susan L. Crisfield Necklace

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Art Clay® and Metal Gwen Bernecker Necklace
Briolette Suzanne Neve Necklace
Cabochon Crystal Probst Bracelet
Freeform Expression - Dolls Tamara Allison Doll
Freeform Expression - Clothing and Accessories Michela Verani Necklace
Freeform, Expression - Home Décor Salli Weigert Rathburn Peacock Sculpture
Freeform Expression - Jewelry Natalie Laurijsen-Kopra Necklace, Ring, Earrings
Freeform Expression - Ornaments Dawn Grogg Ornament
Gemstone Jeannette Froese LeBlanc Necklace
Glass Susan Terese McKechnie Necklace, Earrings
Jumprings Cathy Beal Necklace
Kato Polyclay™ Kaaren Poole Candle Holder
Metal Beads and/or Chain Jo Frost Necklace
Pearls Deborah Weaver Necklace
Shell, Wood, Bone Jamie Cloud Eakin Necklace
Seed and Bugle Beads Sherral McGrail Necklace
Swarovski crystal Diane Baas Necklace
Timepieces Kate Buchta Watch
Turquoise and/or Coral Deirdre Taylor Necklace
Wirework Catherine Ross Brooch

Grand Prize Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Glass Janice C. Hernandez Cordova Necklace

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Art Clay® and Metal - Tie Ruth Baillie Necklace, Earrings
Art Clay® and Metal - Tie Kim Rausch Necklace
Cabochon Lenny R. Talmi Necklace
Freeform Expression - Dolls - Tie Maria Teresa Caballero Doll Dress
Freeform Expression - Dolls - Tie Nancy Hall Doll
Freeform Expression - Clothing and Accessories Teresa ''Teri'' Ford Purse
Freeform Expression - Home Décor Barbara D. Rakovec Fish Picture
Freeform Expression - Jewelry Keith Pearson Necklace
Freeform Expression - Ornaments C.D. Shannon Ornament
Gemstone Mary R. Griffin Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings
Glass Mary Carter Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings
Jumprings Barbara Johns Necklace
Kato Polyclay™ - Tie Julie Anstaett Necklace
Kato Polyclay™ - Tie Eugena Topina Necklace
Metal Beads and/or Chain Rachel Flemming Necklace
Pearls Rachel Rose Purse
Shell, Wood, Bone Melissa Reid Necklace
Seed and Bugle Beads - Tie Claire Pelletier Necklace
Seed and Bugle Beads - Tie Carol Marlin Necklace
Swarovski crystal - Tie Nydia Diaz Necklace, Earrings
Swarovski crystal - Tie Sara Veronica Ramones Freites Necklace, Earrings
Timepieces Christy Cleary Watch
Turquoise and/or Coral Sarah McGuire Necklace
Wirework Kristi Snyder Bracelet

People
Category Name View Winning Design
Kato Polyclay™ Susan Bailey Necklace

Finalists
Albina Manning Grete Einsiedler Mara Mayo
Alejandra Meléndez Gurchi Brewer Marcia Cash
Alissa Bennett Gwen Bernecker Margaret Elaine Pote
Allan Olson Hayle Daye Margie Kriewall
Amber Leppard Heather and Jessica Tiemens Marianela Freites
Amber Schoch Heidi Kester Marie D. Martin
Anamaria G. Zavala Hillary Self Marie Downen
Andrea Spiegel Irene Hamamoto Marina Germaine
Anett Stefanik Jacalyn Gilligan Martha A. Buckner
Annette Fiorentino Jacqueline Anderson Mary Buonocore
Anu J. Atodaria Jacqueline Jarmol Mary Carter
Ariselisa Vincil Jama Watts Maureen Kachline
Art Anderson James R. Luman Melissa J. Lee
Barbara LaCroix Jamie Cloud Eakin Melissa LaGuire-Quinn
Bernita J. Barborkai Jane Reichhold Melissa Lew Bradford
Beth Palermino Wilson Janice Clayton Michela Verani
Beth White Janice Templeton Monique Damiany-Kromer
Beth Wood Jannette Perrigoue Natalia Alton
Betty Neve Jayne Stilley Natalia Walton
Betty Stephan Jean Atkinson Nina Leon
Bonnie Weikert Jean Power Nydia Diaz
Brenda Heffner Jeannette Froese LeBlanc Pamela Pica
C. D. Shannon Jeannie Peterson Rachel Tunk
Carolyn Fiene Jennifer Jane Buck Raelien Macatee
Carrie Johnson Johanna Torres Rebecca Bechel
Caryn Hall John Hahn Rebecca Dufilie
Catharina Thomas Judith Korchia Rhonda Couch
Catherine Ross Judy M. Anderson Roberta Harding
Cathy Infante Julie Anstaett Sailaja Hari
Cher Bedell-Lash Kaaren Poole Sally Balfour
Chris Eves Karla Staring Samara Maddison
Christie Johnson Kate Buchta Sevgi Mutuku
Christine Aceste Katherine Frey Shannan Anderson
Christy Cleary Katherine Hiatt Shannon Hardin
Criss Anderson Kathleen Driscoll Sharlene Maher
Crystal Drakeford Kathleen Dunn Shelbi Lynne Laughlin-Kenney
Crystal Probst Kathy Carroll Shellie Burton
D.J. Scharmen Kathy Pezok Shelly Pohl
Debra DeCosta Kathy Thompson Susan Bailey
Debra George Kendra Scalese Susan L. Crisfield
Diana Frisch Kim Rausch Suzan Clough
Dorothy Schneider Kim Wade Sylvie Camps
Edith Huelskamp Kimberly (Allison) Szalkiewicz Tamara Allison
Elaine Hammer Kitty Larson Teresa ''Teri'' Ford
Elizabeth Lunsford Hunter Laura Adams Terri Richards
Elizabeth Morrissette Leaf Kraft ''The Lone Beader''
Faith Hochberg Lee Griffin Thea Kolosseos-Kendis
Farress Crombe Lenny R. Talmi Theresa DeMint
Fen Li Linda Davis Tiffany C. Scott
Francie Broadie Linda Nelson Valerie Banyai
Gabrielle Taylor Lori Delisle Virginie Rolland
Genesen Amber May Lori Mendenhall Yan Yee Winnie Ho
Glena Greiner Lorinda Niemi Zeynep Gulser
Glenda MacNaughton Lorna Dwyer-Carfano Zoie Hawley
Grace Parrott Lucy Baker Zoya Gutina