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Jewelry-Making Contests Congratulations Winners and Finalists

2011 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Contest: Seed Beads, Glass or Acrylic

Design Idea B62E Necklace
Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Ezartesa
Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Ezartesa

Chris instantly named this incredible piece the Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner--it had the "wow" factor! Noting that "the back is every bit as important" as the front, Chris was impressed with the exquisite detail of the design on both sides.

Living near the ocean, the underwater world was the inspiration for Ezartesa to create this necklace. Reflections of light in water are represented beautifully by the array of seed beads and labradorite cabochons. Ezartesa's technique and creative use of product resulted in an absolute gold prize creation.

 
Design Idea B623 Flower Bouquet
Grand Prize Gold Runner-Up: Jessica Dowell

Inspired by the old-fashioned roses at her wedding, Jessica challenged herself to recreate a bouquet using the French-beaded flower technique in this high-quality, wire-wrapped design. She recreated a Victorian-style tussy mussy as the bouquet holder--the exquisite bead work resembles an actual brass holder.



Design Idea B62G Necklace
Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Dessislava Vaughan

This detailed necklace creation is literally a design of a tree, down to the trunk and roots. Dessislava's ingenious "Tree of Life" necklace was created with fabulous attention to detail and an excellent use of color.
 
Design Idea B62J Vase Decoration
Grand Prize Silver Runner-Up: Millicent Dessau

This home décor piece is a fantastic representation of seed-beading inspired by flowering vines on fences. Millicent took an ordinary glass vase and turned it in to a work of art.



Design Idea B63R Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Patricia Kraemer

A great use of metallic cube seed beads resulted in a one-of-a-kind necklace creation. Designed with the thought that it would belong to Cleopatra, Patricia created a modern twist on seed beads that resembles a metal scarf. The more we looked at this piece, the more treasures we found in it.


 
Design Idea B646 Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Runner-Up: Pamela Aronoff

The creation of Pamela's unique reversible necklace was inspired by an Elizabethan ruff--the dangling crystals create a lacey quality. An exceptional use of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire makes this design both fun and extraordinary.





Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner: Sylvia Madajewski

This compelling home décor piece grabbed the attention of Fire Mountain employees. As Sylvia's personal tribute to her father, the embellished faux skull contains one of her father's prosthetic eyes--he has had many updated versions from the time he was a child. The one-of-a-kind piece is a colorful statement of life expressed through art.
President's Award: Diana Balen

Though he often looks for colorful designs, Stuart was drawn to the variety of techniques and textures in this extremely detailed wedding necklace. Diana refers to her creation as an "amazing garden of crystal," and we agree.


View All Winning Designs Here


Gold Medal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Gold
Gold Runner-Up
Jessica Dowell
Bracelet
Ingrid Bernhardt
Fashion Accessories
Susan Caccamo
Home Decor and Doll
Darrae Nierenberg
Jewelry Designs Sets
Elizabeth Little
Necklace
Wedding and Holiday
Jessica Dowell


Silver Medal
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver
Dessislava Vaughan
Silver Runner-Up
Millicent Dessau
Bracelet
Julie Smith
Fashion Accessories
Home Decor and Doll
Millicent Dessau
Jewelry Designs Sets
Necklace
Dessislava Vaughan
Wedding and Holiday
Diana Balen


Bronze Medal
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze
Bronze Runner-Up
Pamela Aronoff
Bracelet
Deborah Weaver
Fashion Accessories (Tie)
Debbie Rades
Fashion Accessories (Tie)
Jodi Horgan
Home Decor and Doll
Jewelry Designs Sets
Necklace (Tie)
Necklace (Tie)
Pamela Aronoff
Wedding and Holiday
Nancy Rocknich


Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner
 
Name
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Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner
Sylvia Madajewski


President's Award
 
Name
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President's Award
Winner
Diana Balen


Finalists
 

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