19 May 2010

Bead Star Finalist!

Bead Star is a contest that is billed as "American Idol for beaders."

Each year around 2,000 entries are received in nine categories: Crystals, Glass, Heart, Metal, Pearls, Plastic, Seed Beads, Stones and Under $25.

Last year I entered 6 categories and had 3 place in the top 20. And one of my designs - "Good Advice" - placed 2nd in the Heart category.Not bad considering the odds and that there are over 26,000 votes cast.

This year I challenged myself to entering all nine categories.
I am delighted to announce that I have placed in the top 20 in three categories again:
Pearls, Stones and Under $25.

Anyone with an email and a computer can vote. Go to www.beadstar.com and click on the Vote Now button. You will be taken to a group of pictures for each category. If you are interested in voting for me here are my entries:
Pearls: Lily At Twilight: Vote for #10

Stones: The Bee Whisperer: Vote for #14

Under $25: Icy Rings: Vote for #12

And in case you were wondering about the ones that didn't make it? Here they are.

Thanks for your support!

Enjoy the day!

27 comments:

Artisan Clay said...

So lovely! You got my vote!

Boot ~C said...

I LOVED the bee whisperer when I was @ the site about an hour ago! I haven't voted yet, I plan on going back & taking my time tomorrow.congratulations on your entries making it in

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

I can't believe your seed pearls piece did not make it. It is absolutely beautiful. I think you should email it to Beth (do it tonight - maybe she will accept it for the next issue even though the deadline has past). I also though that your "nuts" piece would make it too. Very weird.

I love all of your entries. My favorite is the pearls because of the color and texture. It is romantic and stunning. I also like your stones - love the bee and the asymmetrical design. Under $25 reminds me of snow flakes. It does not look like you created this design for under $25. You are so very talented. You make me happy to call you friend. Good Luck my friend.

Joan Tucker said...

seed beads and plastics are stunning.. very artful. Joan T

Melissa J. Lee said...

Congrats, Erin! I love the "Icy Rings" necklace.

Silver Parrot said...

Congrats, Erin! I vote that you and Lorelei totally kick butt in this contest!!

Davinia said...

I've already voted. I recognized your Twilight piece that I just adore and of course voted for it. I also voted for Icy Rings without knowing it was yours......I covet that necklace, I'd sell my children for that necklace. Love, love, love it!

stregata said...

Congratulations, Erin! These pieces are really lovely!!!

Marie Cramp said...

I am glad I went and voted before everyone started posting their finalist pieces, I feel like I posted un-biased. I voted for your Icy rings though! And I know I voted for one or two of Lorelei's pieces because I saw them right after. For the most part it was really hard to choose! Congrat! Hope you win :)

Margot Potter said...

Too many of my friends are finalists...what to do?! I love all of them, including the ones that didn't make the cut! The icy rings is my favorite though.

Congratulations! Good work!

Love
Madge

Michelle said...

Congrats on the accepted entries! I love the fact that they are all colorful--I know you were trying to introduce more color this year to your designs.
Bead Happy!
Michelle

mairedodd said...

congratulations erin! am definitely going to go over to the site to vote...
and how about your etsy shop for the others?! hmmm??

steufel said...

Congrats, Erin. All the pieces are wonderful. I love the one with the pearls. regards Stefanie

maryharding said...

Congrats Erin. I went over and voted for yours and mine (Hearts category). Your pieces are super.

Weesnott Designs said...

Amazing pieces! I love your use of colour and textures. Best of luck to you.

jess

Michelle Mach said...

Congratulations! I am so impressed that you entered every category--that's a big challenge!

lisa oram said...

Congratulations, Erin - both for entering and winning!

Riki Schumacher said...

Yeah Erin, congratulations! That is so cool. I love your pieces and will definitely vote for you. I bet you win! Love the pearls fyi. Take care, and congrats again. Hugs, Riki

sharon said...

All beautiful pieces Erin.....you have my vote! Loooove lilies at twilight!

Sorry for the absence.

sasha and max said...

Voted !! Good luck Erin - Love the pieces ! Vicki

Jenners said...

Congrats to you!! You really challenge yourself and the results show!

Gardanne said...

I voted for icy rings, even before I saw this post. I was impressed that such an artistic piece could be under $25.
Good luck!

pam ferrari said...

All are amazing! Favorite is the pearls. Thanks for your kind words for my crystal entry. Good luck to us!

missficklemedia.com said...

No.10 got me and my husbands vote! Your work is glorious. I would have even voted for your seed bead creation had it made it.

Jannie Funster said...

Erin! I finished voting.

And yours WERE the most beautiful, by far. Those icy rings, ahhh! And the one wiht the bee. Incredible!

I'm so proud of you!!

xo

Jannie Funster said...

Oh, and when is the voting over? If there is still time left I'll post a button on my blog!

Please pop on over and let me know.

xoxo

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations!

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