Winners of the November 2019 Design Challenge

Discover who the winners are this month, and find links to see more fabulous jewelry samples from these talented designers. Plus, get a peek at next month’s Design Challenge. 


In November, we asked our readership to send jewelry submissions with obvious pattern repeats. The design options were plentiful! We saw mirrored repeats, asymmetrical designs, and plenty of color play. The Facet readers had a chance to vote for one READER’S CHOICE AWARD, while the Facet/Bead&Button editorial staff voted for our three favorite pieces.


Thank you so much to all who participated. We appreciate your hard work and creativity. We can't wait to see what you send us next month!  Until then, here are the November 2019 Facet Design Challenge winners!




“Festive Chevron”

By Michelle Sepanski of Huntington, New York, USA


Kudos for being the reader’s favorite!


This beaded kumihimo necklace features a chevron design in the rope and a front focal with textured geometric shape.


For more from Michelle, visit her Etsy site.




“Downton Deco”

By Cliff Swain-Salomon of Hayward, California


Congratulations, Cliff! What a beautiful necklace.


“Inspired by jewelry from the recent Downton Abbey film, this stunning necklace features iconic crisp lines and subtle floral embellishments of the Art Deco period. Six Swarovski-encrusted V-shaped darts — a figure common to Deco art and architecture — grace the contour of the collarbone. Each dart is joined by Egyptian-revival fans made with Swarovski rice pearls.  Suspended from a seventh dart is a Kaleidoscope Swarovski crystal. Palladium, 24kt gold, sterling silver, and marcasite-plated Miyuki beads are woven together as well as Aiko beads, using a combination of CRAW, PRAW, Raw and Peyote.”


Visit his site to see more. 




“Zig Zag It!”

By Leslie Venturoso of Delray Beach, Florida, USA


Thank you, Leslie, for your bracelet submission with the engaging pattern.


I created this fun rickrack cuff based on a pattern of some dinner plates I own. Inspiration is everywhere.” She goes on to say, “This pattern is a terrific way to use up bits of different colors of beads you have to make this fun, bold statement cuff. Thank you to Kate McKinnon and Jean Power — Contemporary Geometric Beadwork for leading the way.”



Visit her Etsy site to see more of her work. 




“Pink Sunrise”

By Barbara Richards of Colorado, USA


Kudos, Barbara, for submitting this lovely, sunbeam-wrapped pendant.


She selected a 20mm rhodonite stone, and wove a sun-ray pattern with copper wire to encircle it. As a finishing touch, she antiqued the metal using liver of sulfur.


Barbara Richards Studio sells handcrafted jewelry here.



Congratulations to all of our winners! We are so thrilled each month to see the creative designs that our readers share with us. 


Come join in the fun! There is still time to enter the next Design Challenge, December 2019, SHIMMER AND SHINE! Submissions will close for this challenge on the last day of the month.  

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