Here are the entries for the Good River Gallery/1StopBead Shop Carpe Beadum Contest.
We’ve already picked the first, second and third place, but help us pick the People’s Choice Award by voting to the right. Please note that the numbers only are roughly in the order we received them and not an indication of prizes. Winners will be notified by late December; we’ll have a total of four winners so no one person will win two prizes.

Artist: Marsha L. Wiest-Hines
Haute Ice Beadwork
Title: INK

Materials: Kit plus Czech and Japanese seed, bugle and cylinder beads, Swarovski bicone crystals, Czech fire polish beads, fireline, powerpro, 14k gold plate clasp
Dimensions: 18″ long with 2″ extender chain, 3.5″ drop from center front to bottom of fringe, 1″ wide.

I began this piece with the creation of the peyote spacer bars, which looked like squid to me when fringed. The “spilled ink on parchment” look of the lovely focal, added to the squid image, led to the name. Techniques include peyote stitch, flat circular peyote stitch, fringe, and Russian spiral weave.


Artist: Jennifer Will
Title: Blue Wonder

Materials: Lampworked Beads, crystals, tierracast spacers, seed beads, vine links, crimp beads, copper chain, hook and eye clasp, tiger wire, copper coated faceted beads, blue polished oval stone beads.

Dimensions: 22″ long


Artist: Jennifer Shibona

Title of Piece: “Macco’s Fancy”

Dimensions: Necklace is 16-1/2″ with neckpiece measureing 3-1/2″ wide by 8″ long

Materials used: beads in the carpe beadum kit plus 3mm bronze fire polish mix of various 11/0 seed beads (both czech and japanese) copper mesh ultra suede parrot feathers and lacy stiff stuff


Artist: Robin Aragon – Wiley’s Creations

Title of Piece: Untitled

List of Materials:
Lampwork beads, crystals, and seed beads from kit supplied by 1 Stop Bead Shop
Small length of Byzantine chain made by me with jumprings from Urban Maille
Various lengths of chain (2 types of chain) from Thunderbird Supply
Beadalon wire
Silver crimp tubes
Small sterling silver round beads from Thunderbird Supply
Sterling silver wire (20 gauge) from Thunderbird Supply
Sterling silver headpin from Thunderbird Supply
Toggle Clasp from Urban Maille
Jumprings from Urban Maille

Dimensions: Finished length 13” (33cm)


Artist: Andrea Von Raabe

Title of Piece: Victorian Memories

List of Materials: Seed beads, crystals, lampwork, tierra-cast donuts, gemstones, pearls, diamond glaze photo and gold wire

Dimensions: Pendant: 6.5 in. high x 3 in. Necklace: 21 inch long

Artist: Andrea Von Raabe

Title of Piece: New Moon

List of Materials: Seed beads, drops, crystals, lampwork, tierracast donuts, gemstones, drusey, and pearls

Dimensions: Pendant: 6 1/2 inch high x 2 1/4 inch wide

Artist: Caroline Moeller

Title of Piece: Sedona Serenity

List of Materials: Seed beads, drops, lampwork, tierracast daisies, gemstones (turquoise), crystals and snaps

Dimensions: 9 inches x 2 inches

Artist: Tatyana Fedorikhina

Title of piece: Hibiscus in the Snow

List of materials: Superlon cord # 18 (light brown), Swarovski bicone crystals size 6 mm Siam AB (from the kit), size 4mm Smoke Topaz (from the kit) and Light Siam, size 3mm Topaz AB and Copper, Magnesite rectangular beads and a doughnut, moukite stone rondelle beads, lampworked beads (from the kit), Toho hexagonal size 11 beads Metallic Gold Iris (from the kit), Toho size 11 seed beads Silver Lined Black Cherry and Amber (from the kit), beads spacers (from the kit), Delicas: bronze, yellow, and orange.

Dimensions: length – 34 inches; width at the bottom – 8 inches.