Tuesday, July 21, 2015

EBW September 2015 Challenge: "Black, White, and One"

Kris Empting-Obenland from KrisDesignFSP, the winner of both team and public votes of our July challenge has chosen the theme for September:


Black, White, and One

Black and White can be simple, classic, and elegant. Perfect fashion for a summer wardrobe paired with bright colors, summer whites or that little black dress. Kris, winner of our Architecture challenge, is encouraging us to go one step further. Bring a pop of color (just one!) to your black and white design! The possibilities are endless!


Note to team members: Please check the challenge rules to see what details must be in your listing. The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop by September 5th 2015. 


Friday, July 17, 2015

July 2015 Challenge Winners



Congratulations to the winner of both the team and public votes: Kris Empting-Obenland from KrisDesignFSP!





PUBLIC VOTE RESULTS:

Total Votes Cast: 157

1st place: FASSADE bracelet - KrisDesignFSP (46 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239290785/fassade-cuff

2nd place: Mini Greek Temple Keepsake Box - FrancescasFancy (25 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239160134/mini-greek-temple-keepsake-box-beaded

3rd place: Ode to a Pink Palace of India - Beadditz (20 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239011204/ode-to-a-pink-palace-of-india



TEAM VOTE RESULTS:

1st place: FASSADE bracelet - KrisDesignFSP (24 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239290785/fassade-cuff

2nd place: Mini Greek Temple Keepsake Box - FrancescasFancy (21 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239160134/mini-greek-temple-keepsake-box-beaded

3rd place: Ode to a Pink Palace of India - Beadditz (10 votes)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239011204/ode-to-a-pink-palace-of-india



Congratulations and well done to all!


Thanks to all our team members who participated in the July 2015 Challenge and to everyone who voted.  Our next challenge is "Lost Civilizations".








Monday, July 6, 2015

Entries for July 2015 - "Architecture" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Architecture" challenge!  VOTING WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY 15.  Please choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar.



Click on the image mosaic or links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece. 


PLEASE VOTE ONLY ONCE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY.
 












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Saturday, July 4, 2015

EBW August 2015 Challenge "Lost Civilizations"



Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK, the winner of both the team and public votes of our June Challenge, has chosen the theme for August:




Lost Civilizations


"Humanity has seen several legendary civilizations, each of them having a distinctive feature, outlook, religion and artistic expression. Which of them inspires you the most?


Interested in the history of the Indus Valley, Easter Island, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia or China? Drawn to mythical Atlantis or Lemuria? Do the lost civilizations of the Mayans, Etruscans or Aztecs hold a fascination for you or perhaps one not mentioned here ... there were so many!


Create a piece of jewelry for an ancient civilization and give a brief description of what inspired you and why." 



Note to team members: Please check the challenge rules to see what details must be in your listing. The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop by August 5th. Happy beading!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 2015 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK who won both the Team and Public votes!







PUBLIC VOTE RESULTS:

Total Votes Cast: 210

1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 65 votes
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235652934/large-beaded-collar-statemen-necklace

2nd place:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate - 20 votes
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235739762/ooak-handmade-bead-embroidered-choker

3rd place joint winners:
Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 18 votes each
Milena's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235721019/bead-embroidery-ooak-necklace-nature
Ileana's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235987383/ebwc-dragon-brooch-blue-bead-embroidery



TEAM VOTE RESULTS:

1st place: Edita Kricenaite from RebelSoulEK - 29 votes
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235652934/large-beaded-collar-statemen-necklace

2nd place joint winners:
Anne Cadenhead from TheGreatOrnate and Milena Prangishvili from PrangDesigns - 11 votes each
Anne's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235739762/ooak-handmade-bead-embroidered-choker
Milena's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235721019/bead-embroidery-ooak-necklace-nature

3rd place joint winners:
Patrice Thomas from MsBusyHands and Ileana Munteanu from enchantedbeads - 9 votes each
Patrice's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235870075/beaded-gray-lariat-necklace-rose
Ileana's entry: https://www.etsy.com/listing/235987383/ebwc-dragon-brooch-blue-bead-embroidery



Congratulations and well done to all!


Thanks to all our team members who participated in the June 2015 Challenge and to everyone who voted.















Monday, June 8, 2015

Entries for June "Inspired by Game of Thrones" Challenge

Here are the entries for this month's "Inspired by Game of Thrones" challenge!  VOTING WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6/15.  Please choose your favorite entry from the images or links below, then select your choice in the blog poll on the right sidebar.



Click on the links below to learn more about each entry and see larger, detailed images of each piece. 


PLEASE VOTE ONLY ONCE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ENTRY.




















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Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 Spring Swap- The Big Reveal

Every year several of our members volunteer to participate in the annual spring swap. This is the 5th year that we have been running the swap between members as it's always a great surprise to see what we have made for each other.   All the participants are paired  up with a partner to make a piece for, then each receives a piece from someone else in a circular swap.   Below are the 13 participants and the items that they received and made.


1. SharonEdelmanForEPEC • designed for • RoseBluBeads

2. SpringColors • designed for • BestofBetsDesigns

3. Stellaltinaan • designed for • AngelqueCreations

4. ABeadedWorld • designed for • JoanneZammit

5. AngelqueCreations • designed for • beadn4fun

6. ArtMasquerading • designed for • SharonEdelmanForEPEC

7. beadn4fun • designed for • LealyssDesigns

8. BestofBetsDesigns • designed for • BlueStarArts

9. BlueStarArts • designed for • Stellaltinaan

10. JoanneZammit • designed for • ArtMasquerading

11. LealyssDesigns • designed for • ABeadedWorld

12. RockNRoses • designed for • SpringColors

13. RoseBluBeads • designed for • RockNRoses