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Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

"Oh my goodness! That's a shock!"
"The change of season in Florida is subtle...when the local muscadine grapes appear in the markets I know fall has arrived." Sandra's artistic appreciation and deft jewelry-making skills converted bronze clay and wire, gemstone beads and braid, into a stunning tribute to this native Southern Coastal grapevine.

"The craftsmanship is exquisite--you can see the veining in the leaves. The front leaf appears to float in place." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Melinda Kadar chose to take "something as hard and cold as wire and turn it into an enchanted, mystical and delicate flower garden." The delicate-looking coiled silver wire lace had the judges doing double takes. Great job Melinda!

"A lot of tiny, tiny work." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Betty Neve hand knitted her way to the Bronze Medal. Inspired by spiral ripples formed from rain landing in a puddle, Betty replicated this hypnotic illusion with wire and beads.

"Looks good from the back, too." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Stacy Farnsworth took scissors to sheets of copper and brass to create a flower garland, then let "the stunning colors of Swarovski crystals inspire" her to create "Autumn Bouquet."

"Seems like this one makes everyone happy." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Michela "Mikki" Verani crafted her award-winning design from Art Clay Silver and Art Clay gold paste. Dichroic glass and Czech iris seed beads provide iridescent appeal to this multi-strand pendant design.

"She made her own magnetic clasp. Impressive." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Debra Enns repoussé frog focals truly have character! Sterling silver and copper sheets, peridot gemstone beads and copper-plated focals were all put to delightful use in "At the Pond."

"Strange frogs. Pitch work and hammered." - Chris Freedman

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2013 Metals Contest Winners

Lyn Punkari shows remarkable skill in her handling of PMC3 precious metal clay silver to create individual links for her bracelet design. "Cathedral" makes a grand impression.

"Pristine precious metal clay--a lot of work. Looks like a cathedral." - Chris Freedman

View all Winning Designs Here

Gold Metal
Category Name View Winning Designs
Grand Prize Gold Sandy Mikel Necklace
Bracelet Sandra Elizabeth York Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Keiko Wada Clothing
Home Decor and Doll Perry Burdic Sculpture
Jewelry Designs Sets Casey Weaver and Catherine King Necklace and Earrings
Necklace: Metal Clay Sandy Mikel Necklace
Necklace: Sheet Metal Stacy Farnsworth Necklace
Necklace: Wirework Cynthia Paderna Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Gay Isber Tiara

Silver Metal
Category Name View Winning Designs
Grand Prize Silver Melinda Kadar Necklace
Bracelet (Tie) Lyn Punkari Bracelet
Bracelet (Tie) Marcia Southwick Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Rachel Justina Fleming Cufflet
Home Decor and Doll Evelyn Wildman Hanging Decoration
Jewelry Designs Sets Amanda Bielski-Wright Necklace and Earrings
Necklace: Metal Clay Michela Verani Necklace
Necklace: Sheet Metal (Tie) Debra Enns Necklace
Necklace: Sheet Metal (Tie) Kimberly Cook Necklace
Necklace: Wirework Melinda Kadar Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Wendy Williams Tiara

Bronze Metal
Category Name View Winning Designs
Grand Prize Bronze Betty Neve Necklace
Bracelet Lee Meyer Bracelet
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Debbie Rades Purse
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Julie Jestila Ring
Home Decor and Doll Rebecca Belding Sculpture
Jewelry Designs Sets Debra Timms Necklace and Earrings
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie) Jude Carmona Necklace
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie) Sheila Schwede Pendant
Necklace: Sheet Metal Linda Kumfert Necklace
Necklace: Wirework (Tie) Betty Neve Necklace
Necklace: Wirework (Tie) Laura Moradi Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Dianne Sims Necklace

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Designs
Necklace: Metal Clay Michela Verani Necklace
Necklace: Sheet Metal Stacy Farnsworth Necklace

President
Category Name View Winning Designs
Necklace: Sheet Metal Debra Enns Necklace

Honorable Mention
Category Name View Winning Designs
Bracelet Lyn Punkari Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Catherine Hamilton Fashion Accessories
Necklace Cathy Stahlman Necklace

Finalists
Annette Miller Jamie Cloud Eakin Lauren Reed
AnnMarie Fireman Janet Alexander Linda Jo Heffner
Brenda Branson Jennifer Gebhart Michela Verani
Catharine Temaluru Joann Spinning Monica Catrullo
Catherine Ross Karen Suarez Sheila Schwede
Diane Lott Kathy Anderson Susan Casebeer
Dinah Bourdon Kerstin Kallin Tanja Toniolo
Frances Lediaev Kseniya Aston Vicki Dehne
Guisselle Mora Monge