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 Bead Star 2010 Contest Winners 


The envelope, please ... Here are the winners of the third annual Bead Star contest! View the 45 award-winning designs and be inspired by the mix of beading and jewelry-making techniques they showcase.

Made with simple stringing, crimping and wire-working techniques, the winning pieces are featured in the 2010 Bead Star magazine, the only beading publication comprised entirely of prize-winning jewelry designs selected by beaders worldwide.

There were 1,000 entries, divided among nine categories: Crystals, Glass, Heart Designs, Metals, Pearls, Plastics, Seed Beads, Stones and Under $25. The editors of Stringing and Beadwork magazines teamed up to narrow those down to 20 finalists per category. After that, the readers of Beading Daily cast almost 10,000 votes to select the 45 winning designs. The winning designs are showcased in the 2010 Bead Star magazine and over a dozen were later donated to an auction for the American Heart Association's women's heart health initiative.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads reviewed the nine category winners before choosing the Athena Collar, a striking mixed-metals necklace by Erin Strother as the 2010 Bead Star Best in Show.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads was once again the $3,000 Grand-Prize Sponsor of the Bead Star jewelry-making contest. The grand-prize winner received a $1,000 gift certificate from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Bead Fest Santa Fe to accept the award.


View the Athena Collar necklace for creative inspiration and read more about the creator of the Best in Show piece, Erin Strother, in her Jewelry Artist success story.




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