OK! The Winners are:
1st place: Becca Scott #13
2nd Place: Karen holden #14
3rd Place: Becca Scott #12
Runners up: #1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15
The remaining entries will receive a $5.00 Gift certificate.
Thanks and congratulations to all the entries, winners all, we appreciate your time and hard work. Thanks to all who took time to vote too!
We wanted to do something fun and relaxing with the Trendsetter Patterns, and at first were planning on following the intent of the original post from Starman to do this during the holidays but it was hectic and hard to manage a contest in December, our busiest month and I suspected that many people would not be able to play either due to holiday responsibilities so we decided to make this a Post Holiday Challenge.
We now have a stable of over 100 patterns in the Trendsetter Free Pattern folder, and we wanted to do something to highlight all the lovely designs, so, holding this Post-Holiday Challenge felt like it might be a fun after the holidays idea. We asked people to send in photos of jewelry they have made using the Starman Trendsetter patterns. We are pleased to have these entries, and so appreciate all the hard work every did to get these completed.
Each entry has a number from 1 – 15, please post voting for your favorite 3 pieces by number and we will tally the results and award the prizes as listed in the page on the website.
Voting will end Thursday Feb. 16th. Prizes will be announced and awarded shortly after the voting ends.
- Gift Certificate $100.00 1st place
- Gift Certificate $50.00 2nd place
- Gift Certificate $25.00 3rd place
- 10 Runners up $10.00 Gift Certificate
- All entrees that did not win will receive a $5.00 gift certificate as a Thank You for entering!
Without further ado, below find the entries:
“Pattern: Trendsetter, Frill Seeker by Yumiko Watanabe
Beads: CzechMates Triangle Halo Regal and Opaque Luster Picasso, Seed Beads: 9/0 Crystal, 11/0 and 15/0 Topaz Lavender Opposite Ice, Pearls 6mm round Lavender Grey.
Clasp Crystal fold-over magnetic”.
2 – Trendsetter Pattern- Just Rollin’ Along
“Lentil – Opaque Green Luster
11/0 Aqua Lined Amethyst AB
3mm Fire Polished Silver
Magnetic Fold-Over Clasp
by Sherry Palmer”
#3 – Datura pendant by Trendsetter Nichole Starman (top)
CzechMates Crescent siam ruby
CzechMates Crescent green flash at bottom
Round beads 3mm pearl white
Round beads 6mm pearl yellow
Size 15 Toho round beads clear
Size 11 Toho round beads red, precious gold
Size 8 Toho Demi round beads siam
Comment: “I made this pendant observing the Poinsettia around Christmas. Red CzechMates Beads create smooth petal shapes that have deep shadows between them. Though it is a minor challenge to wave, the flower is very beautiful”.
#4 – Octavia earrings by Trendsetter Ivona Suchmannova (left)
CzechMates crescent flash green
Round beads 4mm green, topaz
Round beads 3mm Turquoise and gold
Round beads 6mm pearl green
Size 8 Toho round beads dark topaz
Size 11 Toho round beads, topaz AB
Size 15 Toho round beads dark topaz, opaque brown
Rizo beads, bronze
Comment: “I imagined evergreens in winter forests as a nice choice of hue as I chose colors for this pendant. The original design itself already had unique rhythm. To expanded the amount of expression, I used rizo beads in lieu of size 8 round beads”.
#5 – Serendipity earring by Trendsetter Leslee Frumin (right)
CzechMates Lentils bronze and turquoise
Size 11 Toho round beads, topaz AB, cream
Size 15 Toho round beads dark topaz, opaque brown, white
Comment: “This is my most favorite design and color the way I chose. Native American styles seemed most fitting for this design when I chose colors. Turquoise CzechMates Lentils are beautifully matched with two other colors, brown and white cream. The motif is pretty small, not only for earrings, but it can also be used as a zip charm on your favorite jacket”.
6 -” This is the “Just Rolling Along” pattern, which is designed by my LBS Owner Eileen Barker for the Trendsetters. A number of her other regulars and myself were given the opportunity to make this up after it had been accepted by Trendsetters, and this is my favorite of the 3 or more variations that I did. The crystals used in place of the fire-polish give this a nice bit of bling for such a basic design. It is my favorite spring bracelet – or as I am still surrounded by over a foot of snow on the ground it is my “I wish it was spring” bracelet”.
7 – “Attached please find my entry in the Holiday Workshop contest.Sharon Austin208 272-0617
This is the Russian Crescent design, which I reworked to include 2 rows of the Crescents with 2mm crystals separating them. Many of the components used were from you, others from my stash”.
8 – “This is the Palmetto Necklace design that I adapted as a bracelet. I replaced the uppermost round of the necklace with a mirror image of the lower half of the design.I must confess that I worked this up a year or so ago, and it is one of my favorite bracelets. Try as I might it does not photograph well, but I wanted you to see it so here goes!”
12 – Becca Scott – “Please find my first entry to the challenge. It is Vicky Roberts “Marrakesh Mosaic” bracelet. I used beads from my stash, though several of them WERE purchased at Bello Modo! I was going for a neutral and classical look with this bracelet, which is also one of the reasons I substituted the outer MiniDuos for Es-O beads.”
Beads used were as follows:
- CzechMates Tiles in Brown Sugar Bistre Pearl
- CzechMates Bars in Tanzanite Matte Oxidized Bronze
- Mini Duos in Opaque Amethyst
- Es-O beads in Pastel Bordeaux (substituted for 2nd MiniDuo for aesthetics and because I didn’t have a matching 2nd color)
- 2mm Firepolish in Pastel Bordeaux
- 3mm Rondelle in Sparkling Cream
- 3mm Melon Beads in Antique Beige
- 11/0 Seed Beads in Opaque-Lustered Dark Beige
- Hana Thread in Chestnut & galvanized silver for the clasp
- Magnetic Ball Clasp
- Size 11 Tulip Needle
- Thank you so much for a fun, and inventive challenge!
“Please find attached my second entry to the Challenge. It is Cheryl Erickson’s “Russian Crescents” bracelet. I LOVED doing this one because not only did it impress my granddaughter, but a friend who is in a band and wants it to wear in her gigs, which is EXACTLY the look I was going for – a rock and roll look. In alternating the crescent colors in the purple and black, I guess I succeeded since she wants to wear it at every gig!”
Beads used were as follows:
- CzechMates Crescents in Metallic Purple
- CzechMates Crescents in Opaque Black
- 8/0 Demi Rounds in Matte Metallic Silver
- 8/0 Demi Rounds in Amethyst Gunmetal
- 11/0 Demi Rounds in Bronze lined crystal
- 11/o Demi Rounds in Amethyst Gun Metal
- O-beads in Jet Hematite
- Wildfire Thread in Black
- Size 11 Tulip Needle
Thank you so much for a fun, and inventive challenge!
Becca’s Beaded Bangles
“Thank you for having this Starman Trendsetter Workshop Contest. My submission for the Holiday Workshop is the Octavia Earrings Pattern by Starman Trendsetter Ivona Suchmannova.
I used the following supplies in my design:
16 -Blue Rainbow Matte 2-holed Crescents Bello Modo # 391-310-21135
16 -4mm Round Gray Pearls
32 – Metallic Blue Chinese Rondelles 3mm
2 – 6mm Round Gray Pearls
32 – Toho Size 8 Round Andromeda Matte – Bello Modo # 8-704-T
16 – Toho Size 11 Round Blue Metallic Blue Inner Color Lined Seed Beads # 11-377E
128 – Miyuki Round Size 15 Blue Ceylon Seed Beads # 15-0524
2 – 6mm Jump Rings
2 – Leverback Ear Wires
One-G Black Thread 50 yd. Spool from Bello Modo”
“I have been wanting to make this Burgeoning Blossoms bracelet for a while, so thank you for the extra motivation to make the time now. I am in love with the variety of Czech Magic bead finishes and enjoyed combining them for this rich, jewel-tone bracelet in my favorite color palette.
Beads I used:
CzechMates 2-Hole Bricks Olive Mauve Polychrome 365-36-94103
Rose petals 8mm Magic Blue RP-95100
Rose petals 8mm Magic Orchid RP-95000
Rose petals 8mm Magic Purple
Rose petals 8mm Crystal Bermuda Blue
11/0 Magic Blue #4572 11-4572-M
Czech Glass Mushroom Button – Magic Orchid
I have been beading for 2-3 years, and this is the first beading contest I have entered. Thanks for such a fun contest!”
OK, that is the list. Please kindly post which three are your favorites, we will tally the votes and award the prizes on Friday.
Thanks so much to everyone! Oh and please, one vote for 3 designs per person!