Design Idea D13T Bracelet Design Idea D13T Bracelet
Design Idea D13T Bracelet Design Idea D13T Bracelet

"What an incredible surprise for me!"

Claudia's bracelet creation "Claws" combines her love for crystals with her wild nature that includes travels on her vintage Yamaha motorcycle. While riding in the Black Forest in Germany she became fascinated by the shady forests and decided to use five sizes and five colors of crystal bicones that are graduated to form "Claws."

Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Svetlana Dubinsky Design Idea D15Q Necklace and Earrings

Svetlana Dubinsky's elegant silvery necklace and earring set symbolizes the tradition of a silver wedding anniversary. The celebration of 25 years lived together by two loving people is expressed in her Grand Prize Silver-Winning design.

Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Dana Merritt Design Idea D15B Necklace

Dana Merrit describes her creation as "vintage Hollywood glamour with a touch of imperial jewels."

Crystal Passions® peridot faceted rivolis are presented in three strands of 12, 14 and 16mm sizes, in what Chris Freedman calls a "spectacular design that sings Crystal Passions."

Design Idea D147 Headpiece Design Idea D147 Headpiece

This eye-catching motorcycle helmet made from flat back crystal rhinestones captured the favor of the employee judges. Designer Sue Burgett says her practical inspiration came from wanting to be seen by other motorists.

Grand Prize President's Award Winner: Rebecca Bechel Design Idea D14H Chandelier

Designer Rebecca Bechel shares her inspiration for naming her chandelier featuring crystal butterflies.

"I love butterflies and jewel tone colors. I also love the way you can 'paint' with beads. The design came together in my head fairly easily. The math behind it was a little more difficult. As I was adding the crystal fringe, it reminded me of a waterfall, hence the title of 'Butterfly Falls'."

The chandelier is built around two 7-inch brass hoops. The peyote band around the top is about 2-inches high and the crystal fringe adds another 8 inches in height. The entire chandelier is connected to a 3-inch brass hoop encased in Delica® and rocaille seed beads. The connecting cables are strung with crystals and entwined with beaded vines that are sprinkled with crystal butterflies and flowers.

Grand Prize Honorable Mention: Karen Rakoski Design Idea D14K Necklace and Earrings

Moruya comes from the "mherroyah," a word used by indigenous Australians to mean "home of the black swan." Designer Karen Rakoski describes her necklace and earring set in poetic terms:

"Dewdrops on flowers in the early morning add punctuation to a serene scene. They may not be the first thing noticed. There is the swan with all those flowers and vines after all. But the effect of the light, creating sparkle on the drops like the light reflecting off crystals, helps set the stage for the most memorable event."

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Claudia Cattaneo Bracelet
Earrings Maiko Kage Felton Earrings
Fashion Accessories Sue Burgett Helmet
Home Décor and Doll Rebecca Bechel Chandelier
Jewelry Design Sets Karen Rakoski Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Chandraneti Harijanto Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Naoko Kawakita Necklace

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Svetlana Dubinsky Necklace and Earring Set
Bracelet (Tie) Karen Radtke Bracelet
Bracelet (Tie) Charlina Johnston Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Earrings Susan Guy Earrings
Fashion Accessories Melissa Player Hat
Home Décor and Doll Tammara Scott Doll
Jewelry Design Sets (Tie) Rebecca Fauteux Necklace and Bracelet Set
Jewelry Design Sets (Tie) Cathy Harrell Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace (Tie) Melinda Kadar Necklace
Necklace (Tie) Norma Jean Dell Necklace

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Dana Merritt Necklace
Bracelet (Tie) Tammy Pulley Bracelet
Bracelet (Tie) Lori Riner Bracelet
Earrings Roberta Maw Earrings
Fashion Accessories Theresa Stackhouse Hair Comb
Home Décor and Doll Jane Moore Sculpture
Jewelry Design Sets Christina O'Hara Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace (Tie) Anna Azobel Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Teresa Neale Tiara

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Fashion Accessories Sue Burgett Helmet

Category Name View Winning Design
Home Décor and Doll Rebecca Bechel Chandelier

Honorable Mention
Category Name View Winning Design
Jewelry Design Sets Karen Rakoski Necklace and Earring Set
Jewelry Design Sets Boryana Kolf Necklace and Cuff Bracelet Set
Necklace Kaisa Gregerson Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Keiko Wada Necklace

Alexis Viola Holly Melton Lynn Jobber
Alisa Swietlik Irina Dalah Maki Yang
Alisha Gilbertson Jean Loyning Marcanne Green
Anita M. Russell Julie Childers Marilynn Martin
Anna Kubovics Kaisa Gregerson Marilynn Ordonez
Cathelia Cowles Karen Schmidt Melinda Des Jardins
Catherine King Kelly Dellicarpini Melissa Player
Chris Eves Kristen Glanzman Miranda Askie
DeeDee Lowe Kristina Granillo Moira McEvoy
Dessislava Vaughan Lana (Svetlana) May Nancy Calcavecchia
Elizabeth A Little Laura Moradi Pam Gordon
Elsa Janeth Sandoval Lena Logvina Sari Coritz
Francine Ryan Lisa Barlow Svetlana Epstein
Gay Isber Lucy Baker Theresa Pugh
Helen Wang Lynda Pearce Virginia Ashburn