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Bead Star 2011 Contest Winners

Bead Star 2011 Contest Winners
Announcing the winners of the fourth annual Bead Star contest! View the 32 award-winning designs and be inspired by the mix of beading and jewelry-making techniques they showcase.

Entries were submitted into eight categories: Crystals, Glass, Heart Designs, Metals, Pearls, Plastics, Seed Beads and Gemstones. 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 their votes online to select the 32 winning designs. The winning designs are showcased in the 2011 Bead Star magazine and over a dozen were later donated to an auction for the American Heart Association's women's heart health initiative.
Bead Star 2011 Contest Winners

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads reviewed the eight category winners before choosing Coral Blossom, a stunning necklace designed with knotted coral, turquoise and pearl by Sara Rhoades as the 2011 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 Coral Blossom necklace for creative inspiration and read more about the creator of the Best in Show piece, Sara Rhoades, in her Jewelry Artist success story.

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Julie Carlson-Herrera Necklace
2nd Carol Reim Necklace
3rd Catherine Pruitt Necklace
Honorable Mention Carolyn Cave Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Kate Purdy Necklace
2nd Carol Reim Bracelet
3rd Sheila Davis Bracelet
Honorable Mention Lori Lopez Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Kate Purdy Necklace
2nd Erin Strother Necklace
3rd Carol Reim Necklace
Honorable Mention Catherine Pruitt Bracelet

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Sarah Holdren Necklace
2nd Marcie Abney Necklace
3rd Kristy Abner Necklace
Honorable Mention Carol Reim Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Madalynne Homme Necklace
2nd Robin Myers Bracelet
3rd Moira McEvoy Bracelet
Honorable Mention Melissa Anderson Garcia Bracelet

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Carol Reim Bracelet
2nd Martin Caraballo Earrings
3rd Sandra Allen Necklace
Honorable Mention Angie Neal Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Carey Redder Bracelet
2nd Carolyn Cave Necklace
3rd Carol Reim Necklace
Honorable Mention Marcie Abney Necklace

Place Name View Winning Design
1st Sara Rhoades Necklace
2nd Amanda Posner Necklace
3rd Sandra Allen Necklace
Honorable Mention Carol Reim Necklace


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