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Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Keiko Wada Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Keiko Wada
Design Idea F32X Necklace Design Idea F32X Necklace

Keiko Wada's ''Pleiades Star Cluster'' drew curious eyes and fascinated hands, with its complex showcasing of a multitude of wirework techniques and wire types. Beaded wire crochet, wire-wrapping, stone-setting, wire-weaving and other techniques come together in a colorful garden of flowers and leaves.

Chris kept returning to this piece again and again, saying, ''There's so much to see here--I really, really like this a lot.'' - Chris Freedman


Design Idea F32L Necklace Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Christine Woollacott

The beauty of Christine Woollacott's In the Rushes exists on both sides. Hanging from a Viking Knit chain ended with handmade metal clay endcaps, it demonstrates exquisite detail. The setting was hand-constructed in metal clay and the wire shapes formed from bezel wire, then the blue heron was painstakingly hand-enameled into the pendant using champlevé and cloisonné techniques.

Chris saw the back and said, ''Stunning--exquisite detail.'' Then she saw the front and added, ''That's gorgeous.'' - Chris Freedman


Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Shelia Schwede Design Idea F32Q Necklace

A rich collection of pondside figures cast in BRONZclay™ and COPPRclay™, Sheila Schwede's Frog in the Garden is a striking design full of fascinating detail. Our in-house designers were impressed by Sheila's ability to create such large pieces of metal clay and also intrigued by the lengths of chainmaille the piece hangs from, ending with a handmade clasp.

The full presentation had Chris saying, ''This is phenomenal.'' - Chris Freedman


Design Idea F32W Necklace Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner: Debbie Benninger

We just couldn't keep from touching Debbie Benninger's On Dragon's Wings convertible necklace. The detachable dragon wings only look fragile and delicate! The intricate wirework of the dragon's head only half conceals a glorious labradorite cabochon. The whole thing is supported by an intricate handmade chain that had our judges picking the piece up again and again.


Design Idea F32W Necklace Grand Prize President's Award Winner: Rosa Elen Rivera

''Glorious'' summed up the winner of the President's Award: Rosa Elena Rivera's Flor de Piedra. Precise--yet organically smooth--settings surround fine quality samples of shimmering labradorite. Each section was an engineering feat in itself; connected together and fully assembled on leather cording, it was even more so.


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Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Keiko Wada Necklace
Bracelet Lady Mockingbird Bracelet
Home Décor and Doll Annette Miller Vase
Jewelry Design Set Randi Mueck Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Metal Clay Rosa Elena Rivera Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Aris Hernandez Crown

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Christine Woollacott Necklace
Bracelet Louise Shadonix Bracelet
Home Décor AnnMarie Fireman Wall Art
Jewelry Design Set Debbie Benninger Necklace, Brooch and Earring Set
Necklace Wirework Brandy Bruder Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Irena Šmérková Necklace and Hair Accessory

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Shelia Schwede Necklace
Bracelet Angelia Arden Bracelet
Home Decor and Doll Michela Verani Vase
Jewelry Design Set Amanda Bielski-Wright Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Wirework Debbie Benninger Necklace
Wedding and Holiday (Tie) Amanda Mizuno Necklace and Earring Set
Wedding and Holiday (Tie) Zegna Aston Cufflet

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Wirework Debbie Benninger Necklace

President
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Metal Clay Rosa Elena Rivera Necklace

Trendsetter Award
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Linda Jo Heffner Necklace

Honorable Mention
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Megan Baig Necklace

Fire Mountain
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Metal Clay Michela Verani Necklace

Finalists
Angela Lenz Elizabeth Pattison Nancy TeWinkel
Angelia Arden Jose M. Cardenas Rachel Justina Fleming
AnnMarie Fireman Judith Bither Rosanne Rosenberger
Betty Neve Karen Suarez Rosiland Burch
Catharine Temaluru Konomi Ota Stacy Farnsworth
Cynthia Paderna Lynda Pearce Victoria Anne Stokes
Debbie Benninger Melinda Des Jardins Yumiko Ishikawa
Dessislava Vaughan Melissa Marie Woods Zegna Aston
Diane Louise Mihaela Georgescu  

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