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Altered Beads Challenge: Anything goes as long as it starts with a bead.
The design team at SS Reflections agreed to judge our Altered Bead Contest.

And the winners are...DRUM ROLL PLEASE.......

1st Place: Zeborah Loray


Zeborah's bead
This bead was created using Krafty Lady molds and Opals Embossing Powders.
The "hair" was done by pouring the melted embossing powder into cold water around the molded face.
The "skirt" was done using some of the gorgeous beaded fringe from After Midnight, attached with black hot glue.
Zeborah recieved a $50 After Midnight Gift Certificate

Second Place: Jeni Caulkins
Jeni recieved a $35 After Midnight Gift Certificate

Jeni's bead
Jeni will have to tell us how she created this. :)


Third Place tied between: Millie Owen and Victoria Banaszak
They each recieved a $25 After Midnight Gift Certificate

Millie's bead
Millie's Bead :)

Victoria's Bead's bead
Victoria's Bead

I used black polymer clay over a big fat wooden macrame' bead. I moulded the clay in a Krafty Lady mould of a Celtic knot and edged it with the stamp strip from the Goddess sheet. I rubbed on some gold Pearl ex and took some gold jump rings and smooshed em in at the top and bottom of the circles. I took some fringe and rolled it and sewed it tight to keep it from coming undone and attached a lenght of fiber to it and pulled it threw the top of the bead. I stamped the goddess stamp onto black shrink plastic with gold Brilliance ink pad and colored in with metalic pencils. Added a jump ring for the star to dangle from and wired it to the tassel with a small clay bead in gold. Added 2 more beads of clay to the top. The one on the top is from the Krafty Lady mold only this time the clay was rolled onto itself.


Fourth Place: Barbara Tobey
Barbara recieved a $25 After Midnight Gift Certificate

Barbara's bead
How to?


Jane's Bead

Jane's Bead
Jane from San Diego
Jane's bead OPENS- and has a hidden message inside.


Phlyllis' Bead
Phyllis Johnson
This one is so sweet! Love the crocheted hat.

Robin's Bead
Robin Sanchi
Love those bright, vibrant colors.

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