The November winners announced

Check out the five pieces of jewelry that gave us goosebumps in November 2017.
Chill in the Air Winners

We're so pleased to share the five wonderful works that have been named the winners of Facet's November Design Challenge. 

Our theme in November was A CHILL IN THE AIR:

Winter is settling in and more time is spent indoors by the fire. As days grow darker and colder, we get cosy, light candles, and settle in with tea or cocoa and a new novel. We begin to prepare for time with family and feasting. Where does your jewelry take you during these gray, gusty days? Do you bead crochet, or torch fire metal? Settle in with embroidery, or perhaps weave some wire? Show us what keeps you warm as we prepare for the coming cold during November!

Here is the jewelry that we selected. 

Fire Anika Jaumann
FIRE

FIRE by Anika Jaumann was selected by our readers as the winner of this month's READER'S CHOICE AWARD. 

This bead-embroidered piece uses polymer clay cabochons, TOHO & Miyuki seed beads, Swarovski bicones, glass drop beads, faceted glass beads, and round glass beads. 

Anika, who hails from Hamburg, Germany, says this about her piece: 

Every year when the days get colder, I feel drawn to warm, rich color schemes that provide warmth and coziness. The designs must be rich and I seek for a comforting aspect in them. The necklace Fire was designed to embody all of that: The powerful, consuming and sometimes intimidating aspect of fire as well as the warmth it provides, the welcoming atmosphere of a fireplace, the enlightning quality of a candle.

See more of Anika's work on her Facebook page or her Instagram.


Hanging Moss Laura Grey
HANGING MOSS

Laura Grey of Shropshire in the UK sent us HANGING MOSS. 

"Bare branches with traces of moss captured in ice - the perfect A Chill in the Air piece," Laura tells us. This piece combines sterling silver cast twigs with a moss agate cabochon to create a beautifully understated necklace.

Learn more about Laura on her website, mmmjewellerydesign.co.uk.


Bounty 2017 Leroy Luar
BOUNTY, 2017

BOUNTY, 2017 comes to us all the way from Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This dramatic piece was made by Leroy Luar, using sterling silver and lost wax casting.

 According to Leroy, "Bounty, 2017 evokes the mysteries of winter - hidden berries and antlers shed." How poetic!

See more of his work at www.leroyluar.com.


Wind Chill Deborah Glasser
WIND CHILL

WIND CHILL is another piece of bead embroidery that conveyed a stunning sense of the winter to come.

 It was made by Deborah Glasser of San Jacinto, CA. 


Frosty Jenn Duval
FROSTY

Jenn Duval of Franklin, NH, told us, "What better way to beat the chill than to make a cute snowman?" We agree, and FROSTY is our final winner for November. 

Frosty was made using metalsmithing techniques: sterling silver, a rolling mill to texture the metal, and copper for the carrot nose. No word on a magic hat!

www.moodichic.etsy.com is where you can find more of Jenn's winter-themed pieces and so much more!


 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Design Challenge winners! 

Want to join in the fun? It's not too late to submit to our December Challenge, or to vote for a favorite!

A TIME FOR CELEBRATION

So many things to celebrate at this time of the year! Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and the Solstice—how do we ever find time? What do you create for your celebrations? This month, show us how you embrace the holidays in your own special way. Submit your ornaments, amulet bags, beaded banners, table decorations, candle holders – anything you want, as long as it’s festive! (Jewelry too, of course!)

We'll accept entries through December 27, and you can vote through December 31. We'd love to see what you create! 

Enter right here. 

A Time for Celebration short
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