First place went to Susan Jaisle for a fabulously feminine necklace
"Gothic Creek Canyon"
Second place went to Twyla Habrick for a superbly elegant choker
Third place went to Debra Schwartz (DatzKatz) for an amazing blossom meld with a staggering amount of beadwork "Trellis at Serendipitous Tarouk Lagoon"
And Honorable Mention to Gerlinde Fromont who submitted two pieces,
shown here "Twister"
Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who submitted an entry. The entries were all fantastic and we enjoyed seeing what you all created from our tutorials....you made our job of judging incredibly tough! We'd also like to thank all our wonderful sponsors, Artbeads, Pam from BelloModo, Melissa Vess, Sandy Spivey, Lea Avroch, Sheila Hoag, Linda Roberts, Marilyn Norman and Lyn Owen who made our challenge so special...you guys rock!
We love seeing what you do with our designs so we've decided to make the Maven Meld our annual contest!
So....you have almost a year to get your entries ready this time our yearly closing date for entries will be October 14th and as we're giving you plenty of time there will be no extensions :) Take a look at our original post for the meld or our website for rules and instructions for entering.
To give you a little help I've broken down our winning designs so you can see how they melded our tutorials.
So....now you know how a winning meld is created....get cracking!