Results Day – Beads Design Challenge

Hi Kids πŸ˜€
Well, the results are in and they are astonishingly beautiful!

It all began with FREE beads . . . a choice of three styles offered to designers who promised to create something and then send a photo of the finished piece.

Today, you’ll see the work of 16 Design Challenge participants. I want to thank them so much for following through on this project. Their warmth, enthusiasm, and talent have truly been inspirational! It may have been the first Design Challenge, but it’s only the beginning! More challenges are coming – so I hope you’ll stay tuned.

And now, on to the showcase!!!

(Entries are shown in random order.)


Category 1: Fuchsia Oval Beads

From Jennifer – a gorgeous bracelet/earrings set! Click here to visit her shop!

From Brenda – a wonderful necklace with two pairs of earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From Carolyn O. – an elegant “Illusion” Necklace shown with coordinating earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From Debbie – two flirty pairs of earrings – one zebra print and the other Anthropologie inspired! Click here to visit her shop!

From Mouna – an enchanting “Soutache” Embroidered Cuff Bracelet! Click here to visit her shop!

From Linda – a very special “Joyous Christmas” bracelet with coordinating earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From TwistTheLeaf – a glamorous necklace with Pearl and Amethyst Charm Clusters! Click here for all of the details!

From Carolyn W. – a fun, fringe-style, bead-woven Bracelet and Earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From Gillian – a chic pair of Fuchsia Pearl Earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From Natalia – a lovely necklace with dangling strands! Click here to visit her shop!


Category 2: Silver Saucer Beads

From Donna – a stunning bracelet! Click here to visit her shop!

From Pat – a delightful necklace with floral lampwork pendant! Click here to visit her shop!

From Richelle – a Fascinating pair of “Assemblage” Earrings! Click here to visit her shop!

From Sharon – a lovely necklace with matching earrings! Click here to visit her shop!


Category 3: Aqua AB Ribbed Shell Beads

From Ashley – a spectacular necklace made with selection of vintage components! Click here to visit her shop!

From Jo – a charming trio of earrings from artsy to sophisticated! Click here to visit her shop!

Wasn’t that AMAZING?

I’m smiling from ear to ear, here! πŸ˜€

Until next time,




Results Day – Beads Design Challenge — 15 Comments

  1. Thank you again for the free beads and the great enjoyment of making the Joyous Bracelet and Earrings. Everyone else had such gorgeous designs, I felt honored to be in their company. I will be more than happy to participate in your next bead challenge. Love your blog!!!


  2. You had a really good turnout for your first challenge. Isn’t amazing all the different designs from the same beads. I have a fav, but I’m not tellin’ cause they are all great.

  3. Super fun challenge! I loved how everyones turned out! very inspiring. thank you again for the free beads and I would love to be included in the next challenge!

  4. Thank you so much for this bead challenge, i loved how every design with the same beads turned out! πŸ™‚ it was really fun to participate in the first one , i will be here for the second for sure!
    hugs! πŸ™‚

  5. Oh WOW, Crystal!!

    Ditto what Carol said. All from the same beads!! Plus seeing the different earring designs has given me a few ideas.

    Thanks again for sponsoring this challenge and getting me back to beading. πŸ˜€

  6. WOW!! They all did a wonderful job and I am amazed at how different they all are! So much fun, thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow! What great creative minds. And Donna’s bracelet – so different. Now I have to visit their shops. This was fun.

  8. Wow!! All designs are simply superb n awesome n beautiful!!! Love everyone’s work…
    I’m still waiting for beads πŸ™

    Crystal says: Hopefully, the postal service delivers them this week, Priya!

  9. What a fantastic collection of beautiful jewelry. I’m truly amazed at the talent and designs. I could not even begin to pick a favorite, there a few I really like. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  10. All the designs are simply fantastic! There are so many talented and creative people in this group and I am very honored to be a part of it! I would love to participate again in your next challenge! Thanks so much for the opportunity and of course the wonderful beads!!

  11. OMG…everyone’s designs are SO beautiful and creative! WoW! I feel blessed to be among such awesome talent. This was so much fun! Not only did I get to challenge my creative side, but I got to create with your gorgeous beads, Crystal. Thank you so much, and thank you for the wonderful beading adventure! I’m looking forward to the next one! πŸ™‚

  12. These are spectacular, Crystal! I simply can’t believe the variety of designs and the enormous creativity your challenge has inspired. It’s absolutely great that you have labeled this the ‘first’ challenge; a good many people are going to be checking your blog eagerly awaiting the next one, I am sure. Great idea, great blog, and so much fun! THANKS!

  13. Thank you for letting me a part of this fun challenge! It’s always nice to see what other people have come up with, using the same beads. Let me know when next challenge is!

  14. I never got a chance to mention how creative and beautiful everyone’s creations are. I would have never thought to use some of the beads in the way that some people did. Such a cool idea…I’m excited to see what is in store for the next challenge.

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