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Grand Prize Gold Metal Winner: Sandy Mikel
Grand Prize Gold Metal Winner: Sandy Mikel
Design Idea D42E Necklace
Design Idea D42E Necklace

"Oh my goodness! That's a shock!"
"The change of season in Florida is subtle...when the local muscadine grapes appear in the markets I know fall has arrived." Sandra's artistic appreciation and deft jewelry-making skills converted bronze clay and wire, gemstone beads and braid, into a stunning tribute to this native Southern Coastal grapevine.

"The craftsmanship is exquisite--you can see the veining in the leaves. The front leaf appears to float in place."- Chris Freedman

Design Idea D42J Necklace
Grand Prize Silver Metal Winner: Melinda Kadar

Melinda Kadar chose to take "something as hard and cold as wire and turn it into an enchanted, mystical and delicate flower garden." The delicate-looking coiled silver wire lace had the judges doing double takes. Great job Melinda!

"A lot of tiny, tiny work."- Chris Freedman

Design Idea D42L Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Metal Winner: Betty Neve

Betty Neve hand knitted her way to the Bronze Medal. Inspired by spiral ripples formed from rain landing in a puddle, Betty replicated this hypnotic illusion with wire and beads.

"Looks good from the back, too." - Chris Freedman

Design Idea D431 Necklace
Grand Prize Winner Employee's Choice - Most Sparkle: Stacy Farnsworth

Stacy Farnsworth took scissors to sheets of copper and brass to create a flower garland, then let "the stunning colors of Swarovski crystals inspire" her to create "Autumn Bouquet."

"Seems like this one makes everyone happy."- Chris Freedman

Design Idea D432 Necklace
Grand Prize Winner Employee's Choice - Most Colorful:Michaela Verani

Michela "Mikki" Verani crafted her award-winning design from Art Clay Silver and Art Clay gold paste. Dichroic glass and Czech iris seed beads provide iridescent appeal to this multi-strand pendant design.

"She made her own magnetic clasp. Impressive."- Chris Freedman

Design Idea D42A Necklace
Grand Prize Winner President's Award: Debra Enns

Debra Enns repoussé frog focals truly have character! Sterling silver and copper sheets, peridot gemstone beads and copper-plated focals were all put to delightful use in "At the Pond."

"Strange frogs. Pitch work and hammered."- Chris Freedman

Design Idea D41R Necklace
Grand Prize Winner Honorable Mention: Lyn Punkari

Lyn Punkari shows remarkable skill in her handling of PMC3 precious metal clay silver to create individual links for her bracelet design. "Cathedral" makes a grand impression.

"Pristine precious metal clay--a lot of work. Looks like a cathedral."- Chris Freedman

View all Winning Designs Here


Gold Metal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Gold
Bracelet
Fashion Accessories
Home Decor and Doll
Perry Burdic
Jewelry Designs Sets
Necklace: Metal Clay
Necklace: Sheet Metal
Stacy Farnsworth
Necklace: Wirework
Cynthia Paderna
Wedding and Holiday


Silver Metal
Category
Name
View Winning Designs
Grand Prize Silver
Melinda Kadar
Bracelet (Tie)
Bracelet (Tie)
Marcia Southwick
Fashion Accessories
Home Decor and Doll
Evelyn Wildman
Jewelry Designs Sets
Amanda Bielski-Wright
Necklace: Metal Clay
Necklace: Sheet Metal (Tie)
Necklace: Sheet Metal (Tie)
Kimberly Cook
Necklace: Wirework
Melinda Kadar
Wedding and Holiday
Wendy Williams


Bronze Metal
Category
Name
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Grand Prize Bronze
Bracelet
Fashion Accessories (Tie)
Debbie Rades
Fashion Accessories (Tie)
Julie Jestila
Home Decor and Doll
Rebecca Belding
Jewelry Designs Sets
Debra Timms
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie)
Jude Carmona
Necklace: Metal Clay (Tie)
Necklace: Sheet Metal
Linda Kumfert
Necklace: Wirework (Tie)
Necklace: Wirework (Tie)
Wedding and Holiday


Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner
Category
Name
View Winning Designs
Necklace: Metal Clay
Necklace: Sheet Metal
Stacy Farnsworth


President's Award
Category
Name
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Necklace: Sheet Metal


Honorable Mention
Category
Name
View Winning Designs
Bracelet
Fashion Accessories
Catherine Hamilton
Necklace
Cathy Stahlman


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