Design Idea F941 Necklace and Earrings

Amanda Bielski-Wright says she channeled her inner dragon when creating the undeniably intricate Long Life and Compassion jewelry set. Using techniques such as the Sutton slice, she created the look of traditional cinnabar inlay over jet for authentic Chinese-inspired components. Her twisting 3D serpent dragons are amazingly symmetrical as they appear to undulate through roiling white clouds. The entire set displays a perfect balance and an impressive repertoire of skills, earning Amanda a well-deserved Grand Prize placement. With three "oh my God" in rapid succession, it's safe to say Amanda was delighted to learn she had won the Grand Prize. "I've tried for this spot for years," she said through a mix of tears and laughing. "Oh my God, thank you so much, oh my God."

"Spectacular", "Unbelievable", "Very different" - Chris Freedman

Design Idea F95J Necklace, Bracelet, Mini Tiara and Earrings

Starsha Battrick released the Jade Kraken Bouquet causing all the judges to pause and take note of the amazing detail. The set is a little off beat and a whole lot of fun while still being completely wearable. Chris had to "look at it again to make sure it wasn't real"!

"Just spectacular", "I love it" - Chris Freedman

Design Idea F94N Necklace

Even the cords are clay! Everyone was immediately impressed with Kathy Bingaman's texturally diverse Earth Goddess necklace. As the judges pointed out, "a ton of thought" went into the engineering of this piece, creating individual components and bringing it all together in such a fabulous way.

"Wow!", "Fabulous" - Chris Freedman

Design Idea F946 Home Décor Teapot

Marilyn Morrison's well-constructed Steampunk Flavored Tea sculpture captured the attention of judges by telling a story all the way around it. The labor-intensive detail is astounding on this steampunk-inspired kettle with so many colors, textures and creative additions to see.

"Lovely", "Incredible job" - Chris Freedman

Design Idea F954 Home Décor Rooster

No one was chicken to voice their love for Karen Nelson's sculpture The Colonel. This absolutely adorable rooster built over a gourd is covered in clay techniques including fun peacock feather canes for tail feathers. There was a chorus of, "I want it for my home," during the judging.

Design Idea F951 Wall Hanging

The judges just couldn't help themselves with Christy Sherman's sculptural wall art Barn Owl , and had to give it special recognition. With superior artistry and a medley of techniques, Christy created this majestic bird that seems to come alive right before your very eyes.

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Amanda Bielski-Wright Necklace and Earring Set
Fashion Accessories Nicoleta Cornea Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Home Décor and Doll Marilyn Morrison Home Décor Teapot
Home Décor - Wall Art Christy Sherman Wall Hanging
Necklace Narumi Sato Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Amanda Senger Necklace, Earrings and Ring Set

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Starsha Battrick Necklace, Bracelet, Mini Tiara Earring Set
Fashion Accessories Marilynn Ordonez Necklace and Earring Set
Home Décor and Doll Karen Nelson Home Decor Rooster
Home Décor - Wall Art Laura Schiller Wall Hanging
Necklace Sarita Neun Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Mags Bonham Necklace

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Kathleen Bingaman Necklace
Fashion Accessories Cornelia Maria Radu Antonescu Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Home Décor and Doll (Tie) Karolina S Chameleon Sculpture
Home Décor and Doll (Tie) Cyndi Salata Sculpture
Home Décor - Wall Art Marissa Neun Wall Hanging
Jewelry Design Set Becky Miller Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace (Tie) Paula Gaskill Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Guzialia Reed Necklace

Honorable Mention
Category Name View Winning Design
Jewelry Design Set Guzialia Reed Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Eriko Page Necklace

Amanda Senger Deepa Mittimani Mags Bonham
Amy Altman Diane Louise Marilyn Morrison
Becky Miller Eriko Page Marina Sochirca
Beth Wegener Ginnie Parrish Pamela Pica
Brandie Langston Ivy Y Thaxton Starsha Battrick
Christy Sherman Jane Cook Susan Opie
Cindy Buck K Luttrell Suzanne Neve
Cornelia Maria Radu Antonescu Laura Schiller Sylvia Regelbrugge
Daira Arboleda Laura Tillbery Teresa Pandora Salgado
Deborah Hutchison Lesley Shilling