Monday, November 23, 2009

And the Winner Is...

First, let me just thank everyone for playing. It’s such a great blessing to be able to see and share all the wonderful jewelry art out there! Everyone really rose to the occasion and knocked my socks off with their creativity!

Some interesting stats on the challenge:

The most-used inspiration was the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly picture. That’s kind of cool to me because I took that picture my very-own-self in SPITE OF my horrendous photography handicap. Although the beetles had an early lead, they ended up tied for second place with the caterpillar. The Luna Moth came in third, which surprised me, because I just love that color combination of white, lavender and bright green.

Only ONE PERSON was brave enough to take on the Gaudy Grasshopper…and that was Lorelei. I think she pulled it off amazingly well, too.

Okay, enough about all that, you all just want to know who won, right?

Well, the winner is…EmandaJ from Artemisia! Congratulations, Emanda!! You have won a package of several beading books including “Enchanted Adornments”, “Beader’s Stash”, and several others as well as some beads. Please e-mail me with your address so I can get your package out to you.

Thank you again to everyone for playing!



Cindy said...

Thank YOU so much for hosting this fun challenge!! I rarely make time to participate in challenges, but this was too fun to pass up. I really enjoyed seeing all of the creative're right, there is a lot of beauty being created out there. Congrats to the LUCKY winner...what a wonderfully generous prize! :-)

Lorelei said...

WOOT WOOT! Congratulations Parrot, for your successful giveaway! SO very SUCCESSFUL!
And Emanda! you lucky girl!!

EmandaJ said...

Oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh, oh my gosh!!! I am so excited! I carefully read your post and line by line and jumped up and down with squeals of glee when I read my name as winner. Thank you so much. It was such a great challenge -- I thoroughly enjoyed creating my Bendweed Beetle Bracelet for it. I'll post my address to you by email. Thanks again, I can hardly wait to receive your bounty,


Anonymous said...

Congrats to EmandaJ! Your bracelet was a beautiful interpretation!

stregata said...

congrats on all those wonderful entries and congrats to the lucky winner! It was great to see all the interpretations of the bugs.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to EmandaJ, you deserved it, your bracelet is truly gorgeous!

This challenge was sooo much fun! Using bugs for colour schemes is a fantastic idea, I usually go with monochromatic, but now I can't stop, and I'm already working on two more (didn't dare to take on the Gaudy Grasshopper yet, though)