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1. FIRST PLACE
Artist: Marsha L. Wiest-Hines
Haute Ice Beadwork http://hauteicebeadwork.etsy.com
Materials: Kit plus Czech and Japanese seed, bugle and cylinder beads, Swarovski bicone crystals, Czech fire polish beads, fireline, powerpro, 14k gold plate clasp
Dimensions: 18" long with 2" extender chain, 3.5" drop from center front to bottom of fringe, 1" wide.
Marsha writes: I began this piece with the creation of the peyote spacer bars, which looked like squid to me when fringed. The "spilled ink on parchment" look of the lovely focal, added to the squid image, led to the name. Techniques include peyote stitch, flat circular peyote stitch, fringe, and Russian spiral weave.
2. SECOND PLACE Artist: Tatyana Fedorikhina
Title of piece: Hibiscus in the Snow
List of materials: Superlon cord # 18 (light brown), Swarovski bicone crystals size 6 mm Siam AB (from the kit), size 4mm Smoke Topaz (from the kit) and Light Siam, size 3mm Topaz AB and Copper, Magnesite rectangular beads and a doughnut, moukite stone rondelle beads, lampworked beads (from the kit), Toho hexagonal size 11 beads Metallic Gold Iris (from the kit), Toho size 11 seed beads Silver Lined Black Cherry and Amber (from the kit), beads spacers (from the kit), Delicas: bronze, yellow, and orange.
Dimensions: length – 34 inches; width at the bottom – 8 inches.
3. THIRD PLACE
Artist: Jennifer Shibona
Title of Piece: "Macco's Fancy"
Dimensions: Necklace is 16-1/2" with neckpiece measureing 3-1/2" wide by 8" long
Materials used: beads in the carpe beadum kit plus 3mm bronze fire polish mix of various 11/0 seed beads (both czech and japanese) copper mesh ultra suede parrot feathers and lacy stiff stuff
4. PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Artist: Caroline Moeller
Title of Piece: Sedona Serenity
List of Materials: Seed beads, drops, lampwork, tierracast daisies, gemstones (turquoise), crystals and snaps
Dimensions: 9 inches x 2 inches