Day of the Dead Challenge Entries

Sunday, December 18, 2011

 I won't be linking away from our blog or posting another blog until January 10th, 2012 to allow all of these entries to get the most comments (which are VOTES) as they can, so please leave a comment below for your FAVORITE design.


We've had a great year. I hope 2012 is better...of course I always hope for progress but it would be really nice to move forward in leaps and bounds instead of the snails pace I've endured in the past 7 years. I often imagine myself in one of those time lapsed filmography's - I am standing still and everyone else rushes past me? Do you feel that way as well? 


We sold 10 challenge kits and have 8 wonderful entries. The Challenge was to use 75% of the kit contents (pic below) in their designs. They must use 75% to get scored in five categories: Theme, Creativity, Functionality, Creative use of techniques and BONUS of 5 extra points for using ALL or MOST of the Lucite sent to them. 






Here they are - our Day of the Dead entries, one by one. 


# 1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skulls

#2 Shelley Nybakke - Pleines - Hangmans' Noose
#3 Jennifer VanBenSchoten - Garden of the Dead


#4 Katie Nelson - Muerta Hermosa

#5 Beth Dewey - Remembrance

#6 Diana Palmer -  Never forget Katrina


#7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina

#8 Susan Jaisle - Sugar Shack
Good Luck to all our beautiful entries! Leave a comment with your favorite design - we'll be tallying all the Facebook votes for these designs with the comments left here. 
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Here are the prize packages:
Grand Prize:
$100 Cash (sent to winner in the form of a check)
$75 retail value seed beads (selected by Hole Bead Shoppe Staff)
$75 retail value Lucite flowers (selected by Hole Bead Shoppe Staff)
$40 gift certificate from Palmtree Queen Beads
1 year subscription to Bead Design Magazine 
Second Prize:          
Refund of Challenge Kit fee or gift certificate equivalent
$25.00 retail value seed beads (selected by Hole Bead Shoppe Staff)
$25.00 retail value Lucite flowers/leaves (selected by Hole Bead Shoppe Staff)
Third Prize:            
$25.00 gift certificate to The Hole Bead Shoppe awarded by e-mail
FB Prize:
$25.00 gift certificate to The Hole Bead Shoppe awarded by e-mail

46 comments:

Beth said...

All the pieces are so interesting and different, I like them all. I'm voting for myself - selfish I know - I really like my piece and she is so fun to wear. Beth Dewey #5

Gwen - Valley Creek Studio said...

Hard choice but I think I like Jennifer's "Garden of The Dead" best.

Just Beady Jules said...

Voting for Beth Dewey!!! I remember!

Anonymous said...

Great challenge. Love #5 Beth Dewey, Rememberence

Anonymous said...

I love the richness of #7 Wendy Baker's Twenty Flowers, very full of color and clusters of flowers like a tropical memorial arrangement for Day of Dead.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for #8! I love the detail in the fringe and around the skull!

Janie Warnick said...

Beth Dewey #5, of course. Creative and original, just like Beth.

Anonymous said...

Great work - my fave is #7 Wendy Baker's Twenty Flowers - not only is it a great jewelry piece, it is a work of art.

Joanna said...

I'd like to vote for #7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina,, what a unique piece of art.
I also loved all the other entries, amazing job all did...

Joanna

Anonymous said...

Beth Dewey...Remembrance

Lori Anderson said...

# 1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skulls

Chris said...

I cast my vote for #1. Stephanie Haussler's Garden of Skulls!

Mrs Cake said...

#7 definitely, composition and colours are just phenomenal! :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite: #7 Wendy Baker If you have seen the cemetaries in Mexico during Day of the Dead, they are awash with color from flowers and just beautiful. The designs are all so creative, this one just seemed to say "Day of the Dead" to me.

Marsha gulick said...

These are ALL truly wonderful. I have been studying them all for 30 minutes. I think I will have to go with which one would I wear. That would be Number 6. Six!

Anonymous said...

I like 20 flowers for Katrina as it mimics the bead embroidery necklaces I'm so fond of.

Wendy B. said...

i know it is a little naughty, but i would like to cast my vote for number 7, my own construction: "twenty flowers for Catrina".
thanks so much.

sabrielgoddess said...

I post my vote for #7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina... it is a great representation of the whole holiday. It is beautiful just like the whole celebration of dia de los muertos.

sabrielgoddess said...

i really like #7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina. it is a great representative of the whole celebration of dia de los muertos.

ruth said...

My favorite is #7 20 flowers for Katrina it is so happy and bright.

Anonymous said...

I think each one has it's own beauty...my vote goes to Wendy Baker, #7. Her design is incredible! I can't stop looking at it

Sue said...

I vote for #7 by Wendy Baker. All of them are lovely but hers really stands out in the crowd.

Trish Kozub said...

I LOVE Wendy Baker's design! Simply spectacular.....

Trish Kozub said...

I Love Wendy Baker's....simply spectacular!!!

Anonymous said...

#7 20 Flowers for Catrina is definitely my favorite, although all of them are beautiful! I love the statement each one makes, but #7 is definitely the one I would wear.

Despina said...

#7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina
Miss Wendy, your work is amazing!!
Great job to all the ladies, there are some wonderful pieces here...

DESPINA

Mina Haussler said...

#1 Stephanie Haussler's Garden of Skulls

Cindy said...

My vote is for Stephanie Haussler:


# 1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skulls.........

Such a creative use of the kit. Cindy Carnes

Anonymous said...

#1 Garden of skulls
has my vote!!!
Love the feathers Stephanie
Elizabeth M *:)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous group of pieces! Wow! I especially like #1, Garden of Skulls, for the little surprises of flowers tucked in throughout the piece.

Anonymous said...

# 1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skulls
I'm voting for this one!!!!
EM *:)

Anonymous said...

#1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skills
This has my vote!!!!
DS :D

Anonymous said...

#1

Anonymous said...

Very creative pieces! I vote for #1 by Stephanie Haussler.

Pam@Hastings said...

I vote for Stephanie Haussler, design #1 Garden of Skulls - Stephanie's usual flair for design and use of bright colors!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Haussler's creation (photo #1) is my favorite. I could actually could see myself wearing that one!

Darla N' Ann said...

My vote is # 1 Stephanie Haussler - Garden of Skulls

Anonymous said...

Number 1 is my favorite! While they are all very colorful and pretty. I feel like hers could be worn the most often. She followed the theme but its not so over the top it is unwearable.

Anonymous said...

Vote for #1 Stepanie Haussler
Love wearing her beadwork-
The Garden of Skulls shows why!
E *:)

Beetique said...

I like #7 Wendy Baker's design. It's beautiful.

Kelly Hevey said...

My vote definitely goes to Wendy Baker "20 Flowers for Catrina" It is an exquisite piece hands down!

Anonymous said...

I like # 7 flowers are beautiful.. vote #7

tracy fulop said...

I vote for the stunningly beautiful creation by Wendy Baker...#7. Wendy continues to amaze!

Anonymous said...

Definitely # 7, Wendy Baker's amazing piece!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for #1. Such an amazing piece that shows off the beads better than any other entry.

Kimberly said...

I vote for #7 Wendy Baker - Twenty flowers for Catrina - It's beauty just speaks dia de los muertos to me.

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