Bead Round Winner and Top 15!

It’s time to announce our Top 15 Contestants!
But first, thank you all so much for voting yesterday!  Your votes really did make a difference; there were less than 10 votes separating the first and second place projects.  We had a fantastic voter turnout, so thanks for letting your voice be heard.  I don’t know about you, but I was blown away by all the talent on display…I would never even think to do some of those things with beads!  Many of the contestants plan to post tutorials of their projects on their own blogs {some have already done so}, which will be hyperlinked to the name of the project below, so if there’s something you want to make, check back for a link.
One quick note about the voting {I know, you just want to see the results, but please keep reading}…I know some folks were confused because the “vote” link appeared above rather than below the thumbnail images.  I don’t know why that happened, nor can I control that, it’s an inlinkz.com thing.  Meanwhile, for future rounds, please read the directions in the post before voting; the location of the vote button was clearly spelled out to help avoid confusion.  Next week, inlinkz may look different {again, I can’t control it}, but I’ll be sure to specify what to do.  Vote at your own risk…lol.  Also, clicking on the link doesn’t count as a vote; you actually have to click “vote.”
Ok, enough business.  Here are the results……….
Our top vote recipient, and therefore the winner of the round and the shop credit to ArteBella Surplus is:
MELANIE from Artzy Creations
{Entry O: Cuff Bracelet}

Here are the rest of the contestants {in order of votes received} that your votes alone selected to continue on in the competition:
PAMELA from PB&J Stories
{Entry S: Beaded Lantern}
ADRIANNE from Happy Hour Projects
{Entry C: Beaded Family Tree}
SARAH from My Simple Obsession
{Entry P: PB Inspired Chandelier}
BETH from Free Stylin’
{Entry G: Tutu Bedskirt}
ROBIN from Garage Sales R Us
{Entry I: Beaded Chandelier}
JULIE from Sister See, Sister Do
{Entry R: Aqua Jewelry Set}
KELLY from Here Comes the Sun
{Entry M: Beaded Headband}
TARYN from Design, Dining, & Diapers
{Entry J: Fabric and Bead Necklace}
MEREDITH from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
{Entry K: Twine and Bead Patriotic Jars}
JAIME from Polkadots on Parade
{Entry N: Beaded Rainbow}
STEPH from Crafting in the Rain
{Entry F: Ombre Beaded Frame}
AMY from While Wearing Heels
{Entry A: Beaded Monogram}
That means the remaining six projects {in no particular order} received the lowest votes, and it was up to the judging panel to decide who to “save”. 
SUPER-JUDGES TO THE RESUCE!
You may have noticed, if you were counting, that we actually only had 19 entries this week, rather than 20; contestant Kelsey did not submit a project  for this round {and is therefore automatically out of the competition}.  Which means that rather than saving just one contestant this week, we got to save TWO!  It was a tough decision because all of our projects were so fantastic…we wish we could’ve kept everyone!
Here are the two projects that our panel chose to remain in the competition:
SARAH from Repeat Crafter Me
{Entry B: Olive You}
We loved these olives…so creative!  What were you thinking not voting for these? :)
CARMELLA from Creative Carmella
{Entry D: Crochet Wrap Jewelry}
We thought this was such a fun set for summer and several of us wanted it for ourselves.
Congratulations to our Top 15 Contestants!
Unfortunately, that means today we have to say goodbye to these fantastic crafters, whose projects we truly enjoyed.
well, except for the one that wasn’t submitted, lol.
 {in alphabetical order}:
BLYTHE from Desperate Craftwives
{Entry H: Chalkboard Wine Bottle}
GERI
{Entry L: Jewelry Holder}
JESSI from Practically Functional
{Entry E: Mockingjay Moccasins}
KATHRYN from destination: craft 
{Entry Q: Beaded & Embroidered Storage Jars}
KELSEY from Embracing Messy
No project submitted
Thanks again to all of our contestants for participating and contributing such wonderful projects for our first round!  Top 15, we can’t wait to see what you’ll make this week!  Check back at midnight EST to see what the new material will be.  And, of course, thanks to all of you for reading and voting.  Feel free to pin, share, and enjoy these projects; I know I have!
Happy Crafting!
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19 comments on Bead Round Winner and Top 15!

  1. Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
    May 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM (3 years ago)

    WOW-Congrats to ALL the talented ladies who participated!! And the crafters moving forward, can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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  2. Pamela Stephens
    May 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM (3 years ago)

    I’m SO SO honored to have been voted through to the next round!

    Cannot wait to find out what is next!
    Pamela

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  3. Jessi W
    May 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM (3 years ago)

    Congrats to everyone who moved on to the next round! Those projects were amazing!

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  4. Repeat Crafter Me
    May 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM (3 years ago)

    Thanks for saving me! I guess I better step it up for the next round! -Sarah

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  5. Jaime
    May 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh!! Thanks everyone for voting for me, can’t wait to see what the new challenge is for next week!

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  6. Carmella
    May 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM (3 years ago)

    thanks for saving me too! I hope I’m ready for what’s next!

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  7. Geri Johnson
    May 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM (3 years ago)

    Congratulations ladies! This was a fun event to participate in for a non-blogger like myself. I enjoyed the challenge and will be watching the next rounds for inspiration!

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  8. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers
    May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh I can’t believe I made it to the next round! There were so many amazing projects this round. Can’t wait for what’s next! Congrats to all!

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  9. Four Marrs and One Venus
    May 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM (3 years ago)

    You ladies are rocking with talent– every single one of you!! Nice job Ladies!

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  10. -Sarah- My Simple Obsession
    May 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh MY! How exciting! I’m so excited to be moving on to the next round! That was tough and to think it was only the first round. Everyone had such fantastic project ideas! I can’t wait to see what we all come up with next! Keep up the great work ladies! Congratulations to everyone that is moving on.

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  11. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    May 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow! I’m thrilled to be moving on to Round Two! Really really awesome projects, ladies! I’m in great company! Can’t wait to read your tutorials!

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  12. Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun
    May 22, 2012 at 10:46 PM (3 years ago)

    I’m excited to be moving on to Round 2! All the projects were so amazing. I can’t wait to see what the material is for the next round.

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  13. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    May 22, 2012 at 10:57 PM (3 years ago)

    Such tough competition–great job everyone! And I’m even more scared of you than I was before :)

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  14. Melissa @ LoveBugLiving
    May 22, 2012 at 11:54 PM (3 years ago)

    So many great ideas! I voted for those olives. So cute and creative!!

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  15. Chiwei @ One Dog Woof
    May 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM (3 years ago)

    Actually, the olives were my top vote – I thought they were ingenious, with the pimento note?! Seriously creative!

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  16. Melanie
    May 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for voting me through to the next round! I loved all of the projects and everyone did a fantastic job! Can’t wait to see what the next challenge is.

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  17. Vanessa
    May 23, 2012 at 1:02 AM (3 years ago)

    These are all great projects.

    Vanessa

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  18. Marilyn Clark
    May 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM (3 years ago)

    Good luck to those that are moving on!! For those that are not, I loved each of your entries….you are talented ladies! :D

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