Saturday, September 10, 2011

EBW September Challenge - "Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!"

Ann of FrancescasFancy, challenged us to create a piece for "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" Walk on your wild side and unleash your inner beast! Find inspiration in any animal of your choice, and then, add an element of magic and mystery from the books or movie, The Wizard of Oz.

Use your wildlife in any way you like. It might be a face, silhouette, a foot or paw print, scary or humorous pose, or whatever you find interesting. Then add a hint of the Emerald City with a splash of green, or walk the beads in steps made by the ruby slippers. You might weave the yellow brick road, or the flying monkeys may swing into your work. Maybe you twist a creation reminiscent of a tornado, with swirling colors in chaos.
There are an abundance of iconic elements to draw from. You could play on one of the many themes of Dorothy's journey in her search for a way home. The only requirements are to have an animal represented and something from the magical land of Oz.

Please vote for your favorite entry in the EBW Blog:

My entry is #14

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vaudeville Gypsy Featured Artisan

This Weeks Featured Artisan is Vaudeville Gypsy. Truly Unique Creations

to tickle your fancy! You can find Vaudeville Gypsy on:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My August EBWC Entry

I won the 9-th place with my Tutti Frutti bracelet in the August EBWC.

EBW August Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the August Challenge, "Summer's Juicy Fruit!"

Congratulations go to Katalin Budainé Nagy of Budaikata, the 1st place winner of the Summer's Juicy Fruit Challenge Fan Favorite Vote for her "Summer's Juicy Fruits Jewelry Set." Katalin’s beautiful entry received 96 votes (19%).

The runners up are:
2nd Place - # 12 Citrus Slice Bracelet – BohoDameDesigns with 86 votes (17%)
3rd Place - #13 Lemonade – Vicus with 36 votes (7%)
4th Place - #3 Bottled Cherries – 4uidzne with 32 votes (6%)
5th Place - #19 Wild Blueberries Bead Embroidered Collar Necklace – glimmerstone with 31 votes (6%)
6th Place - #16 Peach Profusion Necklace – HauteIceBeadwork with 26 votes (5%)
7th Place - #8 Life’s a Peach Beadwoven Amulet Bag – beadn4fun with 22 votes (4%)
8th Place - #7 Summer Berries Bead Woven Bracelet – iceboxgems with 21 votes (4%)
9th Place - #22 Bracelet TuttiFrutti – enchantedbeads with 19 votes (3%)
10th Place - #5 Strawberry Fields Forever – randomcreative with 18 votes (3%)

Congratulations also go to Sarah Breese of BohoDameDesigns and her Citrus Slice Bracelet, the winner of the Summer's Juicy Fruit Challenge Team Vote!

Sarah will have the honors of selecting the theme for the October challenge.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Congratulations the winners of the June "Heal the World"

Congratulations go to Sharayah of 4uidzne, winner of this months "Heal the World" popular vote. Sharayah's entry Eating Disorders won 73 (15%) of the 472 popular votes.

The runners up were:
2nd place - 10. Forgotten Coast - TheBeadedBead with 57 votes (12%)
3rd place - 19. Mojo for a Mustang - BoonieBeads with 46 votes (9%)
4th place - 13. Uranium238icus Paeonia Suffruticosa - Beadhisattva with 39 votes (8%)
5th place - 15. Motherhood - Annahatvani with 32 votes (6%)
6th place - 9. Honeybee - formely WhiteRabbitJewels now CrimsonFrog with 27 votes (5%)
tied for 7th place 3. Onyx beadwoven necklace - Navajo - Kankou and 8. Dying Coral Reef - AngelqueCreations with 26 votes (5%)
8th place - 5. Ray of Hope - beadn4fun with 21 Votes (4%)
9th place - 4. This Island Earth - ElementalNature with 15 votes (3%) and tied

10th place -11. Peace on Earth - enchantedbeads and 16. Serenity Bead - AnnetaValious with 10 Votes (2%)

Congratulations also go to Sharri of TheBeadedBead and her entry The Forgotten Coast for winning the internal member vote. Sharri will have the honors of selecting the theme for the August Challenge.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The June EBW Challenge - Heal the World

The June 2011 challenge, chosen by Anna Hatvani, invited our members to create original designs inspired by the theme "Heal the World."
Voting for the challenge runs June 9th - June 15th, 2011. Please visit EBW Blog and vote for your favorite, here:

"Many of us work or volunteer at animal shelters, churches, and in other social fields, and all of us experience daily the wounds of the Earth. Imagine the future our children will inherit: nuclear catastrophes, epidemics, extinct species, environment pollution, wasted water and energy, the effects of Global Warming, child abuse, and wars all around...."

My entry is #11, PEACE on EARTH

Conflict and aggression are extremes that lead to death, to disappearance of humanity, of animals, of plants. War is conflict of power. The way good is able to stand up against evil defines us as humans. Every single person should be the drop that makes the ocean.

Artists are known for always standing up against war through works of art symbolizing the spirit of peace. I hope my little "Peace on Earth" brooch will be able to raise awareness against evil in the world.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

EBWC May Challenge - "Lord Of the Rings"

The May 2011 challenge chosen by Anna Hatvani invited our members to create original designs inspired by J.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."
Voting for the challenge runs May 9 -May 15 2011 in the Ebw Blog:

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My entry is # 2, Lord of the Rings - Heart Bracelet in Metallic Gray and Bright Red

Sunday, April 17, 2011

EBW April Challenge - Results

I made it to the 8-th place with my necklace, "Spring Fantasy".

"Tied for 8th place - 27. Spring Tulips - ArtfulAr and 1. Spring Fantasy - enchantedbeads with 20 votes each (2%)"
I am sharing the 8-th place with ArtfulAr. I love her beautiful bracelet:

Congratulations to AnnaHatvani Winner of the April "Spring Around the Corner" Challenge

Congratulations AnnaHatvani and her La Primavera necklace
winner of the April Challenge "Spring Around the Corner" with 291 (31%) of the popular votes.
Congratulations to the runners up
Tied for 2nd place - 14. The Key to My Heart is Spring - 4uidzne
and 44. Raindrops on Lilacs - HauteIceBeadwork with 76 votes each (8%)
3rd place - 43. Coronation of Spring Necklace - CieloDesign with 45 votes (5%)
4th place - 39. Spring Is Coming Beaded Bottle - notsoplainbyjane with 40 votes (4%)
5th place - 31. A Spring Bouquet - ladyvoodoo with 31 votes (3%)
6th place - 21. Gold and Pink Swirly Flower Pendant Beadwoven Necklace - SmadarsTreasure with 28 votes (3%)
7th place - 34. Cherry Blossom Pink Hex Necklace - FrancescasFancy with 25 votes (3%)
Tied for 8th place - 27. Spring Tulips - ArtfulAr and 1. Spring Fantasy - enchantedbeads with 20 votes each (2%)
Tied for 9th place - 45. Cherry blossom Spring brooch - BeadCatcher and 42. Snow on the Crocus - savoystudio with 17 votes (2%)
and a three way tie for 10th place
28. Spring Flowers Necklace - BettyStephanBeadwork, 17. Diva Delight - beadifuljewelry and 4. Rock On Spring - vickiethomas with 16 votes each (2%)

Congratulations to everyone who 49 entries to the challenge, all the pieces were worthy of a win and we are all winners as we challenge ourselves to expand our skills.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The EBW April Challenge "Spring Around the Corner"

The April 2011 challenge chosen by Isabella of Bead4me challenges our members to "Spring Around the Corner" and celebrate the coming of spring.
Voting for the challenge opens April 9 -April 15 2011.

1. Spring Fantasy - enchantedbeads

Good Luck to all 49 entries, they are amazing. We have such talent in our group!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Handmade Easter!

A Collection of beautiful Easter items in this Blog. Enjoy!

Here is my piece:

Eggsistential Effect - Phantom Quartz Pendant (find it on Etsy):

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

EBW Challenge results for March 2011

Congratulations Sharayah and her Flapper barrette winner of the March Challenge "Fashion through the Ages" with a landslide of 248 votes (26%) of the record 942 votes.
A big round of applause also goes to the following runners up and to all 38 entries.
2nd place - #5 Dragonfly Diva - Annahatvani - 167 votes (17%)
3rd place - #1 The Baroque Baroness - GinaParisJewelry - 68 votes (7%)
4th place - #20 Victoria's Secret - HauteIceBeadwork.- 59 votes (6%)
5th place - #19 Art Deco - TapestryBeadwork - 47 votes (6%)
7th place - #8 Art nouveau Necklace - MacrameByMaja - 34 votes (3%.)
and 10th place - #36 Romantic Vibes - enchantedbeads - 25 votes (2%)

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I took the 10-th place. Thank you to all my supporters!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

EBW March Challenge - Fashion Through the Ages

Patrizia of Triz Designs, our December winner, challenges our members to chose a fashion style from any period of fashion and design a piece to fit that chosen style/period. Voting for the challenge opens midnight 8 March 2011 until midnight 15 March 2011.

My entry is #36, Romantic Vibes


  1. The Baroque Baroness - GinaParisJewelry.
  2. Victorian Romance Necklace - BettyStephanBeadwork.
  3. Beadwoven quartz necklace - Khadija - Kank
  4. Flower Power Beadwoven Necklace - beadsandblooms
  5. Dragonfly Diva - Annahatvani
  6. A Material Girl's True Colors - randomcreative.
  7. Cuff TSARINE Tribute to Alexander Mc Queen - beadsofaquarius.
  8. Art nouveau Necklace - MacrameByMaja.
  9. Gabrielle Necklace - MoreThanSomewhat.
  10. Flapper - 4uidzne.
  11. Lady of Pompeii Necklace - RareSpecimens.
  12. Boop Boop A Doop Peyote Beaded Cuff Bracelet - crystalwonders.
  13. Mary Quant Bracelet - Starwaves.
  14. Pucci Fashion Inspired Bib Necklace - beadn4fun.
  15. Blue Beaded Amulet Bag Necklace - jess2bead.
  16. Swim Little Fish Bracelet - DogmawGlass.
  17. Fuchsia, Purple and Bronze Textured Bracelet - SmadarsTreasure.
  18. The Black Orchid Beadwork Earrings - chrysanthemumveil.
  19. Art Deco - TapestryBeadwork.
  20. Victoria's Secret - HauteIceBeadwork.
  21. Baby Pink Glass Necklace - Jewelrybyjane29.
  22. Renaissance Elegance - ArtfulAr.
  23. Madness and Methods - MyOrcaDreams.
  24. Black and White Art Nouveau Flower Necklace - notsoplainbyjane.
  25. 1920's Flapper Glass Bead Headband - Fivefootfury13.
  26. Sea and Spring Reversible Beadwoven Bracelet - littlestonedesign.
  27. Victorian Mourning Necklace - MaryTDesigns.
  28. Piano Hammer Necklace - vanishingpearl.
  29. Rivoli Beadwoven Blue Necklace - SpringColors.
  30. From my heart ... pendant - BeadsForBeauty.
  31. Art Deco Feathered Collar - kuzmadesign.
  32. Metropolis Handbeaded Necklace - ambrosianbeads.
  33. Victorian Violet Rose Choker - FrancescasFancy.
  34. Medieval Cross Pendant - BeadCatcher.
  35. Silver grunge/punk bracelet/keychain - SparrowsMeadow.
  36. Romantic Vibes - enchantedbeads.
  37. 80's Triangle Bracelet - roseworksjewelry.
  38. Lady Herbenton's New Vintage Fashion - creationsbyana.