Announcing the winners!

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Take some red, add a little white, and what do you have? Pink is the color of hearts, and flowers, and declarations of love. But it’s also the color of lipstick, and cotton candy, and strawberry milkshakes, piglets, watermelons, flamingos, and hair bows. It’s the color of hope for a cure, of fairy tales, and of the spring that will inevitably come after the gray gloom of February.

Our Pretty in Pink Design Challenge ran from February 1 to 28 and we had an overwhelming number of pieces submitted this month! After THREE rounds of voting, we're so pleased to share the top three lovely works of art as voted by the Facet and Bead&Button staff, and of course, our Reader's Choice Award winner!


Roxanne Brown Aurora

Roxanne Brown from Saskatchewan, Canada, is a repeat winner of our challenge! Learn more about Roxanne and her work here!

Her piece, AURORA, is so different from her rhinestone bib that she submitted for our BLING IT UP Challenge in July of 2017! Roxanne tells us this about AURORA:

This is one of my favorite pieces that I have made. I ordered a selection of vintage Czech glass, shankless buttons in a variety of sizes that had an Aurora Borealis finish to them, allowing them to shift colors from pink to green to orange to yellow. My original plan was for rings, but when I laid them out on my bench, this necklace came to life.

Due to the slight variances in the shapes of the buttons, each sterling silver bezel had to be hand-fabricated one at a time.

The back clasp is a box clasp with a button bezel fit into it.

 See more of Roxanne's jewelry on her Facebook page!


Rosemary Holland Roses in Pink

Rosemary Holland spent most of her life in Southern Africa and has always been inspired by the colour and vibrancy of Africa. She now lives in Hallidays Point, a beautiful region in the Manning Valley on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she continues to be inspired by nature. 

Her piece, ROSES IN PINK, features a beautiful cabochon that she received as a gift from Heidi Kummli! Rosemary tells us:

The little bee just went with it and the rest carried on from there. Lots of bead embroidery with two tiny herringbone stitch flowers made from beads. The neckpiece is a spiral rope made with seed beads. 

Rosemary's blog features many bezeled pendants and other lovely pieces; be sure to take a look! 


Julia Suhr Memories of Love

Julie Surh's MEMORIES OF LOVE has a wonderful story behind it:

Embroidered cuff [was made] using my Grandma's pin, Mom's earrings, Dad's tie tack, and a cabochon from my sister-in-law who taught me to bead, all nestled in shibori ribbon, surrounded by freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and Japanese seed beads.

 We can't wait to learn more about Julie, who hails from Wisconsin Rapids, WI!


Rebecca Whelan Martin Pink Deco necklace

Our Reader's Choice Award for February belongs to Rebecca Whelan-Martin for her PINK DECO NECKLACE!

Rebecca, who hails from Aurora, Ontario, Canada, tells us this about her piece: 

I used Individual Swarovski cup chain links in Pink Opal, bugle beads, superduos and seed beads to create the focals and chain.

See more of Rebecca's work on her Facebook page: Diva By Design!


Congratulations to all of our winners!

Want to join in on the fun? The current Design Challenge theme, IT'S SO EASY BEING GREEN, runs until March 28! You can vote for your favorite piece for the Reader's Choice Award until April 1. 

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