Friday, September 19, 2014

November Challenge Theme "The Perfect Present"

Marsha of Hauteicebeadwork won our "Favorite Children's Book" Challenge and has chosen a challenge theme for November "The Perfect Present".
For many of us, the holiday season is approaching, and shopping for presents is on everyone's mind. Let's all add a great gift idea to our shops! You may create this work as something your would love to give, or something you would love to receive. Please tell us about it in your description. I hope you can all find a way to participate in this challenge, and add something to your shop that will make a perfect present!

Team members may begin your entry on September 19 and it must be listed in your Etsy shop by November 5th midnight EST.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Congratulations September Challenge Public Blog Winner Albena of BenitaStyleBG

Little Mermaid Necklace by Albena of BenitaStyleBG
Congratulations to Albena of BenitaStyleBG, winner of the public blog vote with 87 votes for her Little Mermaid Necklace! Marsha of HauteIceBeadwork came in 2nd place with her Apple Harvest Necklace and Earrings Set at 83 votes! In 3rd place with her Ferdinand The Bull necklace is Shine from OfYourLove with 53 votes, and fourth place goes to Bev of EsmerldasStudio for her Baucis and Philemon Pendant with 6 votes.

Thanks again to all who entered their beautiful pieces in the September Challenge "Favourite Childrens Book"

Congratulations Team Vote Winner HauteIceBeadwork!

Apple Harvest Necklace and Earrings Set by HauteIceBeadwork (Sold)

Congratulations to Marsha of HauteIceBeadwork whose Apple Harvest Necklace and Earrings Set took first place in the team vote with 31 votes! Marsha will choose the theme for our November Challenge.
In second place is The Little Mermaid Necklace by Albena of BenitaStyleBG with 13 votes. Ferdinand The Bull by OfYourLove takes third place with 10 votes and in fourth place with her Baucis and Philemon Pendant is Bev of EsmerldasStudio with 8 votes.

Thanks again to all who entered their beautiful pieces in the September Challenge "Favourite Childrens Book"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

October Challenge Theme: "Owl Totem"

Mariya of BeadCatcher, winner of the Scotland the Brave challenge for her Scottish Thistle Set, has named the October challenge theme!
Owl Totem

I have a special love for owls. I like to work on my jewelry late at night, when my kids and family are already sleeping. My art room windows face the adjacent forest, and sometimes I hear owls hooting away in the night.

Owls are rare and mysterious birds. They are mostly nocturnal creatures, live hidden from human life and we have always found night time to be mysterious and full of the unknown. Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded owls with fascination and awe. The owl was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy, before the Greeks gave their pantheon human forms. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena’s blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. In Ancient Greece, the owl was a symbol of a higher wisdom, and it was also a guardian of the Acropolis.

Today symbolic owl meaning includes wisdom, mystery, messages, intelligence, protection, secrets, hidden knowledge. While thinking about your owl project you may consider moon, night, stars, branches, forest elements and feathers. Good luck to all! Have fun and happy beading! Mariya(BeadCatcher).

Team members may begin their entry no sooner than August 19 and list it by October 5th by midnight Eastern time!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Mariya our August Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to Mariya of BeadCatcher winner of the EBW Team Vote and Public Blog vote for her Scottish Thistle Set with 14 team votes and 46 public votes! Mariya will choose the them for our October Challenge.
Scottish Thistle Set by BeadCatcher
Second place winner for the team and public vote is Betty of BestofBetsDesigns for her Tartan "KILT" Wrist Wrap with 13 team votes and 38 public votes
Tartan Kilt Wrist Wrap by BestofBetsDesigns
More Team vote results:
Third place with 7 team votes is Ileana of enchantedbeads for her Hues of Scotland Moors
Fourth place with 5 team votes is FrancescasFancy Monarch of the Glen Tartan Bracelet
Fifth place tie with 4 team votes each is DaynaMilesDesigns for her Clan Craig Brooch and BeadworkAndCoe’s Stag Head Thistle Brooch

More Public Vote Results:
Third Place is BeautyGlamourLuba’s Bead Embroidered Necklace with 38 votes
Fourth through Eighth place are a near tie with 16, 15, 14, 13, and 12 votes respectively
TheBeadedWebBeadweav - Unicorn Necklace 16
Clan Craig – DaynaMilesDesigns 15
Hues of Scotland Moors – enchantedbeads 14
Fields of Heather Beadwoven Bangle Bracelet - MaryTDesigns 13
Merida - OfYourLove 12