Friday, March 4, 2011

And the February Winner is...

First I want to congratulate everyone who entered. Really this is the best turn out we’ve ever had… Thank you, Esme, for putting a really great task in front of us. I really hope that as time goes on we will continue to have this much participation. We’ve got 304 members on the Etsy Team… I, personally, am very proud of the group we’ve all built, and would love to see every active member enter something in the next year…..okay, off my soap box and on to what you’ve all been waiting for…

And the winner is…Julie of jamauerer!! Her spinning “rattler” ring totally walked away with the votes. It looks a bit like a bee hive (or a cartoon hamburger) and has some wonderful movement. Julie constantly amazes me with her creative designs. Thankfully she also makes tutorials in this shop (jewelstutorials) so the rest of us can try to glean some of that innovation!


See it in action!!


Second Place is Lilian of GirlLovesGlitter. Her spectacular bangle with 6 tubes and 12 tube set stones was in tight running for a while, and really blew away the rest of the competition. Such a sparkly pretty piece and a never ending combination of stone colors! This project really took my breath away….she’s only been playing with the torch for a few months and setting stones for less than that!

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Girls on a Trapeze, tube set sterling bangle

Third place was a 3 way tie… Lori of StonePeace, Clarity of Scrollwork Designs and Asa of AsaPDesigns all collected a few votes…. Considering the amazing competition (17 entries this time around!!) I think we’re all just happy to have placed among such great work!

Two-sided vine ring - THAW 6.2Challenge Entry

moving wheels necklace test 001

In a few days (maybe less) Julie will post her challenge for us…..I await it with baited breath!! Stay tuned for further updates!!


  1. So many awesome entries. It took forever to decide!

  2. Congratulations to every one who entered this month. Great job done by all. Big congrats to Julie. That was a truly amazing piece.

  3. Congrats Julie! Awesome ring. :)

    And kudos to everyone who entered!!