Thursday, August 7, 2008

First Challenge Entry


So after much pain and frustration, and many, many hours of ripping out, my art deco piece is finally completed and up on the Etsy Bead Weavers team blog. Here it is in all of it's glory - let me know your thoughts. (This bracelet was called many not so nice names while I was making it...lol.)

As always, there are many, many beautiful entries in the challenge this month and just for fun, I thought that I would hand out some awards of my own creation. (If I don't pick you it's not that I don't like your piece, but that I ran out of ideas for awards...lol.)

Best use of an Egyptian art deco motif - This Pendant by Bead Mummy
Best use of black and white - This bracelet by Beads and Blooms
Best use of circles - This necklace by Triz
Best free form piece - This bracelet by Euphoria Moon Designs
Best use of windows - This bracelet by Adina Halpern Designs

These are just a few of the fabulous entries for this month's challenge - please visit the Etsy Bead Weavers blog to see the rest of the wonderful entries there. Voting for the challenge begins August 9th! Please vote! (My entry is number 26 - cough, cough, hint, hint...)

15 comments:

beadsandblooms said...

I would have to say that all your effort was well worth it. That is a beautiful bracelet. By the way, thanks for the "Best Use of Black and White" award. Cute idea.

Julie said...

Thank you - there are always so many fabulous entries that I thought that it would be fun to do something a little bit different.

adina said...

Well after all that, it turned out beautifully! I really love the colors and design.

Thanks for the "Best Use of Windows" award, it really made me smile! :-)

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love your bracelet. It is really elegant.

thebeadedlily said...

Julie--
It's perfect for the theme! We've all had those kind of projects. Deep breath and move on to something else. Congrats for finishing!!!

Melody said...

I really love that bracelet!

Kerrie Slade said...

Julie I really love your bracelet - it was well worth all the heartache!

Enchanted Beads said...

It is a beautiful bracelet, Julie. And your prices are really fun and smart!

Regal Beads said...

lovely piece!! I love the awards you gave out :)

Conlins Creations said...

Great piece! Love the design! Definitely well worth the ripping out and struggles! This month is going to be another hard vote! You are all so talented!

triz said...

Gorgeous bracelet!!! and thank you for the best use of circles award!!! and for the mention :-) good luck in the challenge! :-)

ClinkscalesArts said...

Your bracelet is great, Julie! You did a fabulous job on the patterns.

Marlaine said...

I think the frustration was well worth it as the piece is beautiful! Good luck with the challenge!

Julie said...

Thank you all! I really love this bracelet and I am happy with the final result.

njemacreative said...

congratulations on winning the challenge!! It's such a fantastic bracelet. :)