Congratulations to Peter Ciesla, the 2004 Bead Dreams contest winner for his necklace, Laguna Beach. Bead Dreams, the annual, juried competition of bead artistry from around the world, is sponsored by Bead and Button magazine, and entries are displayed at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin each June, with ribbons awarded in seven categories.

View all winning designs from the 2004 Bead Dreams beading contest in the Gallery of Designs, where the designs and jewelry-making techniques can be viewed up close using the zoom feature for even greater inspiration.

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Peter Ciesla Best-in-Show

Place Name View Winning Design

Best-In-Show and 1st Place Peter Ciesla Necklace

2nd Place Elizabeth Larsen Necklace

3rd Place - Tie Heather Trimlett Bracelet

3rd Place - Tie N/A N/A

Place Name View Winning Design

Runner-up Best-In-Show and 1st Place Sara Sally LaGrand Bracelet

2nd Place Heather Trimlett Handmade Glass Beads

3rd Place N/A N/A

Place Name View Winning Design

1st Place Patricia Kimle Pendant

2nd Place Libby Mills Necklace

3rd Place Patricia Kimle Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design

1st Place N/A N/A

2nd Place Skye Necklace

3rd Place - Tie Jo Lessa Willey Necklace

3rd Place - Tie Laura McCabe Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design

1st Place Sharmini Wirasekara Wall Hanging

2nd Place Elfleda Russell Wall Hanging

3rd Place Betsy Youngquist Seed Beaded Squirrel

Mary Lou Allen June Huber Nicole Schlinger
Andrea Alyse Diane Hyde Sherry Serafini
Ingrid Bernhardt Allison Johnson Erin Simonetti
Patti Cahill Jacqueline Johnson Anna L. Smith
Ofilia Cinta Mary Juhasz Joanne Strehle Bast
Marian Crane Mary Karg Roxanne Thoeny
Ann Davis April LaJoye Ann B. Thomas
Karen Doore June Malone Heather Trimlett
Bonnie Etz Cynthia McEwen Diane W. Villano
Christi Friesen Deb Moffett-Hall Jeri Warhaftig
Suzanne Golden Karen Moyer Patricia Wiley
Cassandra Graham Rebecca Peapples Karen J. Woods
Kaleigh Hessel Elfleda Russell Betsy Youngquist
Louise Hill Ellen Sadler  

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