Congrats to Bead Dreams winners!

July 1, 2009

Rings & Things has sponsored a category in the Bead&Button show’s Bead Dreams competition each year since 2006. We want to share the good news about this year’s winners:

Congratulations to 3 Bead Dreams winners who get hefty Rings & Things prizes! Bead Dreams is Bead & Button’s “juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world.” We sponsored the Objects & Accessories category, which was brand-new this year! Bead Dreams defines it as “a non-jewelry item or accessory, including, but not limited to, purses, shoes, sculpture, or wall hangings in any bead-related media.”

Here are the winners and their creations:

1st Place (Prize: $300 Rings & Things gift certificate)

Satoko Toyoda's "Sparkling Treasure Chest"

Satoko Toyoda’s “Sparkling Treasure Chest”

2nd Place (Prize: $200 Rings & Things gift certificate)

Heidi Kummli's "The Fortune Teller"

Heidi Kummli’s “Fortune Teller”

3rd Place (Prize: $100 Rings & Things gift certificate)

Melissa Grakowsky's "Ceremonial Headdress"

Melissa Grakowsky’s “Ceremonial Headdress”

Do you suppose their creations will be featured in an upcoming Bead Dreams calendar?

Bead Dreams calendar featuring 2008 winners

Bead Dreams calendar featuring 2008 winners

Enjoy a shopping spree on us, winners! We’re looking forward to seeing more great entries in next year’s competition 🙂

DON’T MISS OUR June-July giveaway:
* in our online store, find a fave product & review it there, then…
* …leave a comment about it at the contest article in our blog
* On August 3, five winners will receive coveted Rings & Things gift certificates!
* Enter often & see if you win!
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  • Tish July 2, 2009 at 11:53 am

    What great entries!! So generous of you to be a prize sponsor!
    I know they will love shopping with you!!!

  • Erin Prais-Hintz July 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I saw these at the Bead & Button. Worthy winners all. But that chest…you can hardly believe that is completely covered in beads….it looks like fabric in this picture. It really is amazing! Enjoy the day! Erin

  • Dave July 6, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I’d love to see these in person, especially the chest now that you’ve pointed out how detailed the design is!