You all did a wonderful job of crossing your fingers toes and eyes for me.... I won!
Rather I was one of the winners. I don't know what I won yet as the prizes still need to be divvied up, but the prize doesn't really matter. I get to jump up and down and do happy dances because I won!!
Sadly none of my picks won (other than my admiration). I obviously have no idea what the judges are looking for lol Although my last pick on my blog post didn't win, the maker did... for one of her other pieces, yay Elsie!
The list of winners....
Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae Binsfield
Kris won several awards and this earns her bragging rights as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party® contest. Congratulations, Kris! Grand Prize, Wire Work,Judges Choice
Fusion Beads, Emma Todd of A Polymer Penchant.
Kalmbach Publishing, Debbie Rasmussen of A little of this, a little of that. (this one was one of my favs, not sure why I didn't get it included in my picks hmm)
Nina Designs had a tie!
Nina Designs, Silvia Serricola at Pipa the Latest
and Malin de Koning at Beading by Malin de Koning
PJ Tool Jewelry & Craft, Melissa Mesara at one-eared pig beads
Best Use of Seed Beads
Both Beaducation AND Kalmbach Publishing chose Karin Slaton of Backstory Beads
Both Fusion Beads and Nina Designs chose Debbie Rasmussen of a little of this, a little of that
(that's three wins with two pieces for Debbie -- way to go!)
Lima Beads, K. Hutchison of Jumbled Hutch
PJ Tool Jewelry & Craft, Lily Krist of Handmade by LilK
Beaducation, Eva Sherman of Eva Sherman Designs
Fusion Beads and Lima Beads chose Kris Lanae Binsfield of Cherish Designs (see above, Grand Prize winner)
Kalmbach Publishing, Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Nina Designs, Kristina Hahn Eleniah of Peacock & Lime
PJ Tool Jewelry & Craft, Jean A. Wells of Jean A. Wells Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry
Beaducation and Lima Beads chose Claire Hasemeier of Blue Quail Designs (a Facebook entrant!)
Fusion Beads, Stefanie Teufel of Stefanie's Sammelsurium
Kalmbach Publishing, Cheryl McCloud of One Thing Leads to Another
Nina Designs, Agi Kiss of MoonSafari Beads
PJ Tool Jewelry & Craft, Heidi Kingman of Heidi Kingman Jewelry
Best Use of Color
Beaducation, Tari Kahrs of Pearl & Pebble
Fusion Beads, Agi Kiss of MoonSafari Beads
Kalmbach Publishing, Christina Miles of Wings N Scales
Lima Beads, Keren Panthaki of Vas Dea
Nina Designs, Megan Milliken of MaeMaeMills
PJ Tool Jewelry & Craft, Dana Hickey of Wind Dancer Studios <--- That's ME!!!
Out of the Box
Dish made by Adlinah Kamsir of DreamStruck Designs
Chosen by Zack as his absolute favorite, Leslie Wayment of AA Beads & More
Out of the Hat Winner
Pulled out of a hat of alllllll the entrants,
Mary Tanner (a Facebook entrant!)
Lori's Hat Winner
Lori took all her absolute favorites(and that was TOUGH to narrow down)and then drew one out of a hat.
Susanna Lehto of Othel Lehto
And last but not least,
Kat Douglas of Washoe Kat's
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca of Eliz-Eliz and All that Craft
Jennifer Cabic of What I Believe...
Danielle Kelley of Imbue the Muse
Melissa Trudinger of Bead Recipes
Amber Dawn of Inventive Soul
Evelyn Duberry of ShebaMakeda Glass Art
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!! Congrats to everyone not on this list as well. You are one talented group of artisans!
On the Homefront.....
We have a couple bills to pay first, but I finally get my new computer!!!!! I am so excited. Paige has been the absolute sweetest to share her laptop with me for the last EIGHT months I know there were times when she wished she didn't have to ahem finals, eight page term papers, research for those papers. She actually went to the University's library and used their computers so as not to split up where she had all her info. I need to do something REALLY special for her. Her birthday is coming up too so I need to get on it!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll post again when I know what I won :D
See ya next time!