Design Idea F63R Necklace Design Idea F63R Necklace
Design Idea F63R Necklace Design Idea F63R Necklace

Dessislava Vaughan's Guardians of the Forest enchanted the judges. It tells the story of a seed bead owl with cabochon eyes perched under a canopy of forest vegetation skillfully stitched with seed beads, green palette pearls and embellishments.

Chris was quite taken with Dessie's design, exclaiming, ''A totally unbelievable statement piece--exquisite beyond belief.''

Design Idea F62W Necklace Design Idea F62W Necklace

Gianna Zimmerman's bib-style necklace Archangels of the Throne awed the judges with its intricate seed bead design of archangel wings and patterns within patterns as well as the artist-designer's superb technique.

Chris was totally captivated: ''This is spectacularly flamboyant and beautiful.''

Design Idea F62X Necklace Design Idea F62X Necklace

A feast of florals, Bouquet by Tatjana Andre impressed judges with its execution of design and the elaborately interwoven seed bead techniques used by the artist-designer.

Chris appreciated the great amount of work that went into Tatjana's creation: ''Gorgeous--with lots of different kinds of beads, it pops. Glorious.''

Design Idea F637 Necklace Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner: Deborah Glasser

The judges got pretty revved up over Deborah Glasser's Heavy Metal necklace with its intriguing placement of cogs, bolts, bullets and screws. Each metal part is surrounded by concentric rows of seed beads. Extra metal interest is provided by a valve stem cover and a 9mm bullet casing serving as a tassel top.

''Very creative.'' - Chris Freedman

Design Idea F626 Wall Art Design Idea F626 Wall Art

The President's Award is given to the wall hanging Northern Lights by Bernita BarBorka with inspiration from artist Roger W. Reinardy. Bernita took his cross stitch design and converted it to seed beads using over 30,000 Delicas.

''Subtle--did you see the hidden wolf?'' – Chris Freedman

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Dessislava Vaughan Necklace
Bracelet Barbara Briggs Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Ruchi Richter Halter Top
Home Décor and Doll Shirley Ritter Doll
Home Décor Wall Art Krafty Max Originals Wall Art
Jewelry Design Set Melinda Kadar Necklace and Bracelet Set
Necklace Collar-Style Svetlana Kossman Necklace
Necklace Floral Bettye Monzo Necklace
Wedding and Holiday OryOSOM Necklace

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Gianna Zimmerman Necklace
Bracelet Ezartesa Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Darleen Mast Belly Dance Costume
Home Décor and Doll Christine A. Bennett Sculpture
Home Décor Wall Art Bernita BarBorka Wall Art
Jewelry Design Set Constance O'Neil Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Necklace Collar-Style Cyndi Lavin Necklace
Necklace Floral (Tie) Connie Cejmer Necklace
Necklace Floral (Tie) Kim Hunter Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Eleanna Zegkinoglou Necklace

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Tatjana Andre Necklace
Bracelet (Tie) Diana Lynn Grygo Bracelet
Bracelet (Tie) Monica Vinci Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Kevin Mather Hair Accessory
Home Decor and Doll (Tie) Betty Neve Doll
Home Decor and Doll (Tie) Linda Riesterer Doll
Home Decor Wall Art Robin Eisenberg Wall Art
Jewelry Design Set (Tie) Anh Nhan Necklace, Cufflet and Earring Set
Jewelry Design Set (Tie) Patricia Parker Necklace, Bracelet and Ring Set
Necklace Bib-Style (Tie) Deborah Glasser Necklace
Necklace Bib-Style (Tie) Kerri Whitt Necklace
Necklace Collar Nancy Sathre-Vogel Necklace
Necklace Floral (Tie) Tatjana Andre Necklace
Necklace Floral (Tie) Yeliena Jones Necklace
Wedding and Holiday Monica Vinci Necklace

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Bib-Style Deborah Glasser Necklace

Category Name View Winning Design
Home Décor Wall Art Bernita BarBorka Wall Art

Trendsetter Award
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Svetlana Kossman Necklace

Alex Roeder Iha Vahlberg Orre Midge DeSart
Alison Devon Bachmann Jason Adams Milena Stoilova
Amanda Bielski-Wright Jessica Buero Monica Vinci
Barbara Briggs Jillian Lewis OryOSOM
Becky Griffith Karen D'Andrea Pat L. Williams
Bernice Miller Katrin Põdra Pauline Peskoff
Bettye Monzo Kerri Whitt Rita Martin
Christina Glasell Kim Hunter Sally Fontaine
Constance O'Neil Krafty Max Originals Sara Jane Pearman
Daira Arboleda Laura Luepke Susan Hacker
Duncan Crane Linda Mahner Svetlana Kossman
Elizabeth Lucus Dombrowski Lois Thome Takemura Hiromi
Emanuel Danuta Maren Mehnert Tetiana Abramov
Ezartesa Melinda Des Jardins Tracy Zornes
Florewela Dela Cruz Cornelis Mena Carlson Virginia Bracht