Meet the Beading Daily Challenge Winners

Beading Daily Challenge Winners

Thirty-four brave beaders took the first Beading Daily challenge: It Takes Two. For this challenge, beaders had to choose two techniques and create an original pair of earrings. Wireworking was definitely the most popular technique used–and with good reason. It's so easy to attach your beading to an ear wire with a wrapped loop or another basic wire technique, that anything else is, well, a challenge!

And the winners are . . . 

1st Place:
"Energy" by Diana Coates (Arizona)

Techniques: brick stitch, wireworking
Prize: $50 Interweave gift certificate

Diana has been beading for about four years and is completely self-taught. Her favorite technique is bead embroidery, though she enjoys brick stitch because it is so firm and fast. The name "Energy" came to her at the last minute, inspired by the spirals and the pyramid shapes.

2nd Place:
"Palmy Dreams" by Christopher McLachlan (North Carolina)

Techniques: PMC (Precious Metal Clay), wireworking
Prize: Autographed copy of Mastering Beadwork by Carol Huber Cypher and a $10 Interweave gift certificate

Trained as a graphic designer, Christopher has been working with PMC for about seven years. She originally created the metal clay trunks as freeform pieces, but the challenge prompted him to use them as tree trunks.

3rd Place:
"Bodhi Leaves" by David Bingell (Arizona)

Techniques: macrame, wireworking
Prize: Autographed copy of Create Jewelry: Crystals by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett

David learned to bead when he was about four or five years old, when his parents worked for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The four red beads in the macrame represent the four tribes of Buddhism. See more of his work on

Congratulations to our winners and all the entrants! We'll have more Beading Daily challenges in 2008. 

Stringing Challenges
Can't wait until 2008 for another beading challenge? Love stringing and simple wirework? Check out these links:


  • "Fun in the Sun" Stringing Challenge. Deadline February 4, 2008.
  • Help pick the winners of the "Double Trouble" challenge. Last day to vote is December 9, 2007.
  • Congratulations to Donna Lotti, Diane Dugan, and Irene Landaw, winners of the "I'll Fly Away" challenge. See photos of their work in the Winter issue on sale December 4, 2007.


Coming Next Week: Stringing editor Danielle Fox answers your magazine submission questions!


Michelle Mach is the editor of Beading Daily. She thinks that getting all her beading projects finished in December is going to be the real challenge for her!

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