The voting is now open for my Etsy Beadweavers Team March Challenge!

This month, I made a piece for the challenge, but then decided to enter it into the Bead Dreams Show at Bead & Button in June.  Maybe sometime I’ll give you a close-up sneaak peek for it, but today, I wanted to show you what me team did for this challenge.

This month, the theme was  FABERGE EGG:
Gather ideas and inspiration from the Faberge eggs’ fine, meticulous elaboration and amazingly detailed lacy patterns.

HISTORY:One day the Russian Tsar Alexander III. wanted to give something special to surprise his wife, Maria Fjodorovna for the occasion of Easter. For the noble purpose he asked the well-known jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé who made a specially crafted jewelry egg placing gold chick inside, diamond crown and a Ruby egg (unfortunately we only can read about them as they got lost in the storms of History). The Tsar and the Empress were so impressed and from that day on it become a habit to celebrate the resurrection of Christ by giving Fabergé Eggs. Master Faberge’s eggs were already legendary at that time, and now are considered precious treasures.

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Here are all the members who participated in this month’s challenge:

1. Easter Egg Jewelry – enchantedbeads 2. Blue Beaded Faberge Style Egg – suegoodebeads

3. Aqua and Olivine Netting Beaded Bead Necklace – SallyJeansBeadedGems 

4. Hermitage Collection – Lirigal 

5. Rose Trellis Beadwoven Cuff Bracelet – MaryTDesigns 

6. Pink Green Beadwoven Necklace – SpringColors 

7. Czarina Bracelet – ArtfulAr 

8. Vintage Caramel Candy Shooter Marble Dressed Up – ArtMasquerading 

9. Beadweave Creamy Eggshell – Jewelrybyjane29 

10. Brooched Egg – beadn4fun 

11. Lily of the Valley a la Faberge – BeadCatcher 

12. Faberge inspired beaded bracelet with decorative box – EsmerldasStudio 

13. Emerald Gold Cuff – BeadworkAndCoe 

14. Beaded pendant – alterdeco 

15. Bead Embroidery Bracelet – Vicus 

16. Free Like An Egg – Maewa 

17. Bay Tree Brooch – KraftKonfessions 

18. Blue Faberge – AnnaCohen 

19. Icosahedron Paperweight – SallyGoRoundTheMoon