2014 Jewelry Design Contest

Drum roll please! We are excited to announce the winners of our 2014 Jewelry Design Contest!

In case you missed the details of the contest, participants had to create a piece of wearable jewelry using primarily beads in Radiant Orchid, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014. The jewelry designs were judged based on originality, creativity, technique, and overall wearability and were voted upon by representatives for local Piedmont Avenue businesses. Check out all of the fabulous entries below, including the winners for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place:

Necklace designed by Benita Randle - 1st Place Winner ($35 gift certificate to Blue Door Beads)

Necklace designed by Benita Randle – 1st Place Winner ($35 gift certificate to Blue Door Beads)

Necklace designed by Erin Garcia - 2nd Place Winner ($25 gift certificate to Philppa Roberts)

Necklace designed by Erin Garcia – 2nd Place Winner ($25 gift certificate to Philppa Roberts)

Bracelet designed by Karen McRobie - 3rd Place Winner! ($20 gift certificate to Resurrect)

Bracelet designed by Karen McRobie – 3rd Place Winner ($20 gift certificate to Resurrect)

Necklace designed by Tara Cohen - 4th Place Winner! ($15 gift certificate to Spectator Books)

Necklace designed by Tara Cohen – 4th Place Winner ($15 gift certificate to Spectator Books)

Necklace designed by Sara Wolfie.

Necklace designed by Sara Wolfie.

Necklace designed by Shawna Lewis.

Necklace designed by Shawna Lewis.

Necklace designed by Nancy Hall.

Necklace designed by Nancy Hall.

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Necklace designed by Katie Mineart.

Here was the original color inspiration for our contest:

Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

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