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Jewelry-Making Contests Congratulations Winners and Finalists

2011 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest Gemstone

Design idea BBDR Necklace
Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Faria Siddiqui

"Thank you, thank you! Wow, I'm really, really happy!"

What's outstanding about this piece, the judges agreed, is that Faria allows the gemstones to speak for themselves while her incredible skill shines through in the well-made details of this necklace. Chris was impressed by the spectacular use of carnelian with a touch of emerald between each bead--the color just couldn't be ignored. "It's gorgeous!" Chris exclaimed.

Faria was inspired by a love of color and the jewelry of the Mughal Empire. She wanted to incorporate delicate little emeralds with larger gemstones to create a bold piece with vibrant color contrast. The multi-strand necklace is brought together with seed bead and cabochon embroidered components.


Design idea BBD6 Necklace and Earring Set
Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Amanda Bielski-Wright
 

This detailed necklace and earring set honors the Year of the Dragon with the mystique of yen components, a fearsome dragon focal and makes great use of gemstone donuts and beads. Magnificent yet still wearable, My Chinese Zodiac wows with eye-catching attention to detail.



Design idea BBDF Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Rosiland Burch
 

With gently draping clear and black crystals, Rosiland's Midnight Illusion is an elegant collar necklace that hugs the neck and holds great glamour and mystery with its deceptively simple design. Rosiland excels at combining gemstones and crystals to create this piece.



President's Award: Svetlana Chebotayeva
This year's President's Award Enigma is incredible in the amount of skill and time put into creating the clutch, bracelet, earring, ring and statement necklace set. The craftsmanship in the seed bead design is very tight and professional, which contributes to the dramatic appeal of this truly enigmatic set.

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Gold Medal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Gold
Bracelet
Anne Parker
Fashion Accessories
Irina Shashlykova
Home Décor
Jewelry Design Sets
Svetlana Chebotayeva
Necklace
Wedding and Holiday


Silver Medal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Silver
Amanda Bielski-Wright
Bracelet
Fashion Accessories
Home Décor
Jewelry Design Sets
Amanda Bielski-Wright
Necklace
Wedding and Holiday
Jillian Heersink


Bronze Medal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Bronze
Bracelet
Deborah Weaver
Fashion Accessories
Shannon Butcher
Home Décor
Sue Chaussee
Jewelry Design Sets
Marianela Freites
Necklace
Wedding and Holiday


President's Award
Category
Name
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President's Award
Svetlana Chebotayeva


Finalists
 
 

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