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2016 Seed Bead Contest Winners and Finalists


Design Idea G56H Necklace
"Oh really? Oh my god! I'm shaking. Thank you! I can't believe it. This makes me so very happy that one of my dreams came true."

Apollinariya Koprivnik's enchanting necklace is called Andel. The judges were most impressed by the rich design, impressive technique and attention to detail. For Apollinariya, her design is quite romantic, a love dedication to Prague, the Czech Republic: "It is very special for me because it is where I met my husband. The city is always magical."

Chris enthused about Andel: "This is amazing ... very impressive."


Design Idea G56X Necklace
A necklace from the Wearability category, Butterfly in the Night, from artist Marina Garbo was a very strong contender for the top prize. Chris and the judges were very impressed with the elegant design as well as Marina's technique.

Chris raved about Butterfly in the Night: "This is very memorable and original."


Design Idea G570 Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
From the Jewelry Design Sets category, Dama Veneziana (Venetian Lady) by Francesca Lobbe brought some modern colors to the contest, inspired by the Venetian Carnival. "My design combines different type of laces (bobbin lace, crochet) to create a Victorian-style jewelry set."

Chris was quite taken by Dama Veneziana (Venetian Lady): "Very East Indian with all the mirrors. Each piece makes a heart."


Design Idea G577 Necklace
Getting the special nod, a Finalist from the Necklace category, Garden Party by Betty Monzo charmed the judges. Betty explained, "These are flowers from my garden, but they never bloom at the same time, so this piece is my idea of seeing them together."

Chris agreed with Betty, "It is like a beautiful flower garden. Absolutely stunning and spectacular."


Design Idea G57H Home Decor Sculpture
From the Home Decor and Doll category, The President's Award is given to the seed bead sculpture The Sentinel by Paula Singer. "I saw the rusted hawk in a store and I knew I could bring it to life with beads." Chris and the judges were impressed with the enormous amount of work and detail that went into this wall-mountable art.

"Amazing and unique. Very high quality, you can see the hand craftsmanship in the open wing."
Chris Freedman


Design Idea G56D Necklace

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal

Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Apollinariya Koprivnik Necklace
Fashion Accessories Florewela Dela Cruz Cornelis Bracelet and Earring Set
Home Decor and Doll Paula K. Singer Home Decor Sculpture
Jewelry Design Set Stefania Lucci Necklace, Ring and Earring Set
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style Catharina Thomas Necklace
Necklace - Wearability Ezartesa Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Apollinariya Koprivnik Necklace

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Marina Garbo Necklace
Fashion Accessories Wynter Oliver-McKay Jewelry Harness
Home Decor and Doll Takemura Hiromi Home Decor Bouquet
Jewelry Design Set Amanda Bielski-Wright Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style Tatjana Andre Necklace
Necklace - Wearability Marina Garbo Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Anh Nhan Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Francesca Lobbe Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Fashion Accessories Daniela Neumann Bracelet
Home Decor and Doll Nancy Hall Home Decor Tree Sculpture
Jewelry Design Set Francesca Lobbe Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style (Tie) Daniela Presutti Necklace
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style (Tie) Leeanne Gray Necklace
Necklace - Wearability (Tie) Iana Taranenko Necklace
Necklace - Wearability (Tie) Tatsiana Kalcheva Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Svetoslava Todorova Necklace

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style Bettye Monzo Necklace

President
Category Name View Winning Design
Home Decor and Doll Paula K. Singer Home Decor Sculpture

Honorable Mention
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style Sabrina Milardi Necklace
Necklace - Bib and Collar Style Yeliena Jones Necklace

Finalists
Albena Petkova Giedre Revenko Nikki Smith
Alex Roeder Heather Masters Patricia Parker
Alicia Aho Jennifer Surprise Philip and Cathryn Lefort
Anna Perelman Joyce Dodson Sabrina Milardi
Bettye Monzo Karen D'Andrea Samantha Saether
Catharina Thomas Kathryn Morgan Sarouchka Lobbens
Christina Glasell Krisztina Rényi Susan Sassoon
Constance O'Neil Linda Pratt Sylvia Fraley
Cristina Nardo Mandi Olaniyi Veronica Sanchez Withington

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