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Beading Contests > Jewelry-Making Contests > Jewelry-Making Contests 2011 Contest Winners



Design Idea C23H
Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Lauren Butler

"Oh my goodness--you're kidding! I can't believe it. What good news to wake up to--I haven't even gotten out of bed yet!"

With its subtle elegance and balanced colorplay, Lauren Butler's elegant design Fire Ice captured everyone's attention. Showcasing SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from end to end, this winning necklace is composed of right angle woven bicone beads and a centerpiece featuring bicones, drops and montées. Chris held up the piece and called it, "Spectacular--very elegant, very wearable." Lauren says she had the crystals first and was inspired by the colors, using the AB montées to tie the silver side and gold side together into something she imagined a 1950s Hollywood star would wear.


Design Idea C23B
Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Claudia Cattaneo

Claudia Cattaneo's intriguing necklace is an intricate Egyptian-collar style design, featuring 14Kt gold beads with Delica seed beads and sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in a spectrum of beautiful pastel hues. The openwork design of interlocking ovals gives Egyptian Dreams visual impact that doesn't weigh the wearer down.


Design Idea C23S
Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Kaisa Gregerson

Brides aren't the only ones who'll love Something New, a lavish necklace which also won the Wedding category. Kasia Gregerson's lush design is bedecked with an array of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal beads and crystal pearls, interspersed with silver bead caps, findings and stardust beads.


Employee's Choice: Karen Carmichael

The rich blues and golds in Karen Carmichael's "I Do" in Bermuda Blue jewelry set made it a shoo-in for Employee's Choice. We oohed and ahhed over the intricate seed bead and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS beadwork, and how it displays the beautiful Bermuda and Capri blues of the heart and starfish drops.
President's Award: Melissa Ingram

Stuart, a trained aeronautics engineer, gravitated toward the gorgeous geometrics and cleverly hidden side clasp in Melissa Ingram’s Lashed Lily necklace. Melissa used tubular peyote stitch to construct the necklace body, then assembled the cascading centerpiece with mathematical precision.


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Gold Medal
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold
Grand Prize Silver
Claudia Cattaneo
Grand Prize Bronze
Kaisa Gregerson
Bracelet
Laura Ockel
Fashion Accessories
Blair Scott
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings
Jewelry Design Sets
Wedding Sets


Silver Medal
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Bracelet
Fashion Accessories
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings
Jewelry Design Sets
Necklace
Laura Luepke
Necklace - Sparkling Elegance
Lynn Jobber
Wedding
Wedding Sets
Sharon Demaris


Bronze Medal
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Bracelet
Jodi Postiy
Fashion Accessories
Merritt Gade
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings (Tie)
Fashion Accessories - Earrings and Rings (Tie)
Jewelry Design Sets
Carol Storms
Necklace
Necklace - Sparkling Elegance
Wedding (Tie)
Noel Wyres
Wedding (Tie)
Stella Mazza
Wedding Sets (Tie)
Anna Azobel
Wedding Sets (Tie)
Karel Reed


Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Jewelry Design Sets


President's Award
Category
Name
View Winning Design
Necklace
Melissa Ingram


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