Monday, February 22, 2010

And the Winner Is....

Voting has officially ended for our First Every Team Challenge and I'll be the first to admit it was a seriously difficult vote to cast. I think I agonized more over this than the last 3 presidential elections put together! We had some amazing submissions from incredible artisans, but in the end only one could win.

Therefore without further ado, that winner is.....

The lovely Julie Brown of Wabi Brook Studio!! Julie take a bow my friend, you have earned it! Julie's entry was this astonishing anticlastic ring which really shows her mastery of the metal.

Because she's a savy businesswoman and knew we'd all want to know how on earth she made this beauty, she gave us a peek at the process on her blog

In addition to her Etsy shop, Julie's original artwork and designs can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and she's often around the Etsy thread where her kind and gentle spirit makes her a great friend to all. Be sure to check her out!

Honorable mentions also go out to the following artists who were in a 4 way tie for second place:

Jamauerer with "Spike"

Sandy Toes Jewelry with this beautiful Iolite ring:

ASAP Designs with "Fireworks Every Time We Kiss"

And last but not least, Mccomsey Designs with her Rock Pile Ring, which is especially impressive because it's only her third metalsmithed ring.

Beautiful work everyone, this was so much fun!


  1. Congratulations to all! Great work.


  2. Congratulations Julie! Headed over now to see how you made it.

  3. YAY Julie...from...Julie! Great job!!!

  4. Congrats Julie. I really is a cool ring!

  5. Thank you everyone! I really enjoyed this challenge, and seeing everyone else's incredible entries really inspired me to push myself. Which was the whole point of the challenge right?
    Thank you Clarity for your kind words about my kind and gentle spirit, lol!
    So, everyone, what's next on the challenge agenda?

  6. Congratulations Julie! You deserve it, the ring is truly gorgeous!

  7. Yea for all our winners! Everyone who participated was a winner, though, in my book. :-)

  8. Congrats Julie! This ring is stunning!

  9. Congrats Julie! is an awesome ring!!
    I never tried anticlasting raising, but your ring looks so cool it makes me want to try! :)

    Congrats to the honorable mentions too :)

    And to all the designers of this Challenge, beautiful pieces!