Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fire Divas Jewelry Challenge: Time to Vote!

The Fire Divas have some phenomenal entries in the latest jewelry challenge. The theme was "That Special Bead" and the entries we've received are special indeed, with a variety of styles and interpretations. Voting is going to be extra difficult!

In The Garden
Entry #1 by Scott Bjorge
Designer Info: Scott Bjorge. Gallery 
Designer's Description: As we enter the heart of winter it is nice to think of our beautiful Spring gardens to escape the cold and snow. This lovely focal bead by Ashlyn Design inspires that feeling with it's blend of an array of lovely colors. Designed with a sterling silver 's' hook accented with two more beads from Ashlyn Design brought around to the front to become part of the design.

Eye of Horus necklace
Entry #2 by Michelle Plumb
Designer Info: Michelle Plumb Gallery Contact: maplumb1 {at} wowway (dot) com
Designer's Description: Eye of Horus necklace, with focal by Holly's Folly and eye murrini from Janel Dudley Beads. I’m fascinated by ancient Egyptian history, so this bead called me immediately. The necklace was made with Holly’s Eye of Horus focal, graduated lapis lazuli rondelles, turquoise rounds and gold-plated rounds. Fit for a Pharaoh!

Entry #3 by Mary Elam
Designer Info: Mary Elam / Stella's Blossoms
Designer's Description:  Boro Blues is inspired by the beautiful blue fire within each of these lovely beads by Janel Dudley. The brilliant shades of blue and aqua truly radiate goodness from within. Each Boro bead is accented with Bali Sterling silver beadcaps. I've included my favorite Bail sterling silver focal bead in a unique oval shape to compliment the design. Swarovski crystals add extra sparkle. A thai silver toggle closure is included.

Twisted Heart
Entry #4 by Gretchen Coats
Designer Info: Gretchen Coats Etsy Blog  Gallery
Designer's Description:  This 24" necklace is made up of close to 600 3mm swarovski crystals in a double spiral. The Focal bead is made by Holly of Holly's Folly Glass, and the crystals and seed beads match the blue and pink of the focal bead perfectly! Heart is actually hollow, and upon closer inspection you can see the smaller beads run through the center of it!
Romance in pink
Entry #5 by Helen Aresik
Designer Info: Helen Aresik / Helen's Atelje
Designer's Description:  Romance in pink. This design is based and inspired on the beautiful and wonderful, handmade lampwork bead made by Holly's Folly. When I look at the Focal bead I think of a beautiful garden with pink flowers. I’ve chosen beads and other findings to match the pink and green tones in the focal bead. I made some beaded beads myself with pink beads with a green bead inside, inspired of the deep green color inside the focal bead. I also used chain and findings in sterling silver, swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and other glass beads and leaves.

Voting: Please vote once on the right side of the Fire Divas Blog. The voting poll will be up for one week and the winners will be announced shortly after the polls are closed. *Ü*


  1. Anonymous7:15 AM PST

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. All of the necklaces are beautiful!!! Had fun visiting your site.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring the jewelry challenge photos on your blog! I just love you Fire Divas!

    Thanks again,


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