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Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Lauren Butler Design Idea C23H Necklace

"Oh my goodness--you're kidding! I can't believe it. What good news to wake up to--I haven't even gotten out of bed yet!"

With its subtle elegance and balanced colorplay, Lauren Butler's elegant design Fire Ice captured everyone's attention. Showcasing Swarovski crystal from end to end, this winning necklace is composed of right angle woven bicone beads and a centerpiece featuring bicones, drops and montées. Chris held up the piece and called it, "Spectacular--very elegant, very wearable." Lauren says she had the crystals first and was inspired by the colors, using the AB montées to tie the silver side and gold side together into something she imagined a 1950s Hollywood star would wear.


Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Claudia Cattaneo Design Idea C23B Necklace

Claudia Cattaneo's intriguing necklace is an intricate Egyptian-collar style design, featuring 14Kt gold beads with Delica seed beads and sparkling Swarovski crystal in a spectrum of beautiful pastel hues. The openwork design of interlocking ovals gives Egyptian Dreams visual impact that doesn't weigh the wearer down.


Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Kaisa Gregerson Design Idea C23S Necklace

Brides aren't the only ones who'll love Something New, a lavish necklace which also won the Wedding category. Kasia Gregerson's lush design is bedecked with an array of Swarovski crystal crystal beads and crystal pearls, interspersed with silver bead caps, findings and stardust beads.


Design Idea C23T Necklace and Bracelet

The rich blues and golds in Karen Carmichael's "I Do" in Bermuda Blue jewelry set made it a shoo-in for Employee's Choice. We oohed and ahhed over the intricate seed bead and Swarovski crystal beadwork, and how it displays the beautiful Bermuda and Capri blues of the heart and starfish drops.
Design Idea C236 Necklace

Stuart, a trained aeronautics engineer, gravitated toward the gorgeous geometrics and cleverly hidden side clasp in Melissa Ingram’s Lashed Lily necklace. Melissa used tubular peyote stitch to construct the necklace body, then assembled the cascading centerpiece with mathematical precision.

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Lauren Butler Necklace
Grand Prize Silver Claudia Cattaneo Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Kaisa Gregerson Necklace
Bracelet Laura Ockel Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Blair Scott Purse
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings Anh Nhan Necklace, Cufflet and Earring Set
Jewelry Design Sets Karen Leslie Carmichael Necklace and Bracelet Set
Wedding Sets Gena Anaya Necklace and Earring Set

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Bracelet Lana May Necklace and Bracelet Set
Fashion Accessories Lucy Baker Purse
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings Keiko Wada Necklace and Earring Set
Jewelry Design Sets Guzialia Reed Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Laura Luepke Necklace
Necklace - Sparkling Elegance Lynn Jobber Necklace
Wedding Naoko Kawakita Necklace
Wedding Sets Sharon Demaris Necklace and Earring Set

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Bracelet Jodi Postiy Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Merritt Gade Tiara
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings (Tie) Anne Louise Necklace and Earring Set
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings (Tie) Sharon Olivia Marchant Ring
Jewelry Design Sets Carol Storms Necklace, Earrings and Ring Set
Necklace Maiko Kage Felton Necklace
Necklace - Sparkling Elegance Miranda Groenendaal Necklace
Wedding (Tie) Noel Wyres Boquet
Wedding (Tie) Stella Mazza Boquet
Wedding Sets (Tie) Anna Azobel Necklace and Bracelet Set
Wedding Sets (Tie) Karel Reed Necklace, Bracelet, Earring and Hair Comb Set

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design

President
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Melissa Ingram Necklace

Finalists
Boryana Kolf Jodi Postiy Melissa Grakowsky
Chandraneti Harijanto Joyce Dodson Oleksandra Sydorenko
Charlina Johnston Kelly Lisko Paula Higa
Crystal Cairns Lauren Butler Priscilla Silva
Crystal Redden Liz Reed Roberta Maw
Denny Diamond Lynn Parpard Sandra Dokter
Gay Isber Manasra Keomanee Sarah Feingold
Guzialia Reed Maries Joseph  
Jodi Horgan Melissa Clarke