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Design Idea C746 Necklace Design Idea C746 Necklace
"No! Really? Wow! That's terrific--thank you, thank you, thank you!"

With its organic shapes and mix of metals, Sheila Schwede’s Chain of Shells drew fascinated stares and exclamations. Each link of the chain was created from one of three metal clays, bringing silver, bronze and copper clay into harmony. Sheila lives on a houseboat with her husband and son, and each link in this necklace is a section of shell she's found, worn smooth by the water.

Chris held up the piece and said, "It's surprisingly light--I'd wear it in a heartbeat."


Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Wanaree Tanner Design Idea C74L Necklace Design Idea C74L Necklace
Note: The fire agate can be removed from the setting through a hidden key and slot system.

Wanaree Tanner's complex necklace holds fiery secrets: the center pendant can shed its copper coat and reveal a copper phoenix. Remove the large fire agate from the copper sheath and place the copper back on the pendant to display the phoenix in a copper pyre. Each link in the pendant chain was also created using metal clays for a piece that’s almost too hot to handle.


Design Idea C72T Necklace Design Idea C72T Necklace

Vintage styling makes Rene Aguilar's Hollywood Klieg Lights Verde a bold choice in jewelry design. Each component was handmade in BRONZclay, then selective cells were hand-colored with a verdant green enamel. The crisp edges and smooth, even enameling made it a judges' panel favorite.


Design Idea C736 Necklace and Bracelet

When we saw Keiko Wada's Lace Flower Flora Bloom jewelry set, most of us could only say "Wow." We fell in love with Keiko's precise technique and lush use of beads, making it our pick for the Employee's Choice award.
Design Idea C756 Necklace

Stuart said he couldn't keep his eyes off of Stephanie Eddy's Flight of the Dragonflies necklace. When selecting it for the President's Award, he cited the complexity of the wirework, the mixture of techniques and pieces and the symmetrical precision of Stephanie's design as making his choice clear.


Design Idea C73A Necklace

The judges couldn't let Lyn Punkari's Merman Jewel pass by without notice, giving this historically influenced design Special Recognition. Drawing on designs from Renaissance Europe, the large baroque pearl chest and gem-set silver clay tail showcased craftsmanship fit for royalty.

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Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Sheila Schwede Necklace
Bracelet Michela Verani Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Patricia Tribble Clothing
Home Décor and Doll Susan Bailey Sculpture
Jewelry Design Sets Keiko Wada Necklace and Bracelet Set
Necklace: Wirework, Metal Beads and Chain Jamie Cloud Eakin Necklace
Wedding Sets Catherine King and Casey Weaver Necklace and Bracelet Set

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Wanaree Tanner Necklace
Bracelet Karen Suarez Bracelet
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Ildiko Gyimesi Earrings
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Catharine Temaluru Earrings
Home Décor and Doll Jessey Ina-Lee Hanging Decoration
Jewelry Design Sets Amanda Bielski-Wright Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace: Wirework, Metal Beads and Chain Stephanie Eddy Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Amanda Mizuno Necklace and Earring Set

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Rene Aguilar Necklace
Bracelet (Tie) Sue Beck Bracelet
Bracelet (Tie) Sarah Thompson Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Randi Mueck Tiara
Home Decor and Doll Elena Mruz Sculpture
Jewelry Design Sets Albina Manning Necklace and Bracelet Set
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie) Lyn Punkari Necklace
Necklace: Wirework, Metal Beads and Chain (Tie) Taniruth Ranit Necklace
Necklace: Wirework, Metal Beads and Chain (Tie) Joanie Whitehead Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Dianne Melvin Necklace

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Jewelry Design Sets Keiko Wada Necklace and Bracelet Set

President
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace: Wirework, Metal Beads and Chain Stephanie Eddy Necklace

President
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie) Lyn Punkari Necklace

Finalists
Alex Moen Elizabeth Riech Michela Verani
Amanda Zgela Ellen Mahnken Naomi Rabinowitz
Amber Schoch Evelyn Vega Nydia Diaz
Amy Leggett Francesca Lobbe Rachel Justina Fleming
Anita Russell Hannah Trost Rebecca Dixon
Annie Benz Ildiko Wagoner Robin Fink
April Clahane Jamie Cloud Eakin Samantha Merrill
Betty Neve Jamie Menake Sara Rhoades
Caralyn Forstar Jennifer Gastelum Sarah Feingold
Carrie Tredo Jose Crespo Sarah Sweetman
Catharine Temaluru Karen McCormick Sheila Schwede
Catherine King and Casey Weaver Karen Suarez Stephanie Kuhne
Celia Strickler Kim Patishnock Sue Beck
Chris Wrinn Kimberlee Turner Susan Bailey
Christiane Ross Kristie Brown Suzanne Conger
Cynthia Paderna Kristin Chambers Suzie Salazar
Diane Enger Laura Medéiros Tanja Toniolo
Dianne Mclaughlin Lee Meyer Valerie Dircks
Dona Miller Liz Reed Vasilena Colwell
Donna Spadafore Lorinda Niemi Vicki Murillo
Eleanor Jean Page Lucila Nassau Victoria Percy
Eleanor Phillips Marie Helene Jouve Wanaree Tanner