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The theme of December’s Etsy Beadweavers challenge is “ARABESQUE STYLE.” Arabesque is an ornamental design style consisting of interwoven vines, flowers, leaves and geometric forms, often combined with other motifs. Motifs in Persian art can be a paisley, a geometric shape, a horse, lion, or flower. Western art motif examples include acanthus, egg and dart, and fleur de lis. Arabesque patterning is used in Persian rugs, tilework, medieval manuscripts, embroidery patterns and architecture.

Please view this month’s contest entries below and then head on over to to vote. By the way, my piece is #22!

Voting for this challenge runs December 9th – December 15th.