Awarded the Grand Prize Gold Medal, Stephanie Eddy's Sunset at Bogota is a wireworking masterpiece that captured the judges' hearts and votes. Reflecting on the creative process, Stephanie said, "I didn’t have anything in mind when I sat down to make the necklace. I wanted to see where the journey took me. The focal from Susan Clark was an inspiration, like a kaleidoscope with sun rays coming out. I followed that to the carnival atmosphere. I was looking for different ways to explore wire weaving, adding beads and creating dimension. Two ancient techniques came together to create the wire design elements--a variety of Viking Knit techniques and French wire beading. Contests have allowed me to explore."
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