Thank you to everyone who submitted designs for our Think Spring Contest! We received some beautiful designs which has made our choice very diffucult, but we've made our decision!
Necklace created Judy Larson ~ Designer OOAK Cabochon: Jade
Story Behind the Creation: Spring comes a bit later to us than much of the U.S. as we live on a river that separates Minnesota from Canada and it is spring when the robins and all the seagulls and water fowl come back. My neck piece, Wings Of Spring, reminds me of those birds in flight.
Necklace created by Olga Teague ~ Designer OOAK Cabochon: Green Howlite
Story Behind the Creation: Inspired by the green cabochon, the necklace "Wrapped in Spring" represents the new vine that twists and spirals with laced buds, holding the promise of beauty and a new beginning that is Spring.
Olga Receives: $150 Gift Certificate to wirejewelry.com AND either an assortment of 1 gross (144 pieces) Swarovski beads OR 2 individual DVDs of choice.
Pendant created by Rhonda Chase ~ OOAK Gemstone: Faceted Green Flourite
Story Behind the Creation: While in Italy I was deeply inspired by magnificent art nouveau buildings from the early 1900's. There were many botanical patterns, which led me to design this art nouveau flower pendant. Nouveau Flourite is a play on words, combining the art style and the gemstone, and sounding like "nouveau fleur" which means "new flower" in French.
Rhonda Receives: $100 Gift Certificate to wirejewelry.com AND either an assortment of 1/2 gross (72 pieces) Swarovski beads OR 2 individual DVDs of choice.
Congratulations to all of our Winners - and thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful creations to our contest!