My fellow PCAGOE guild member, Valerie Aharoni, won the Best in Show Grand Prize in the Bead Star contest chosen by viewers at Beading Daily.com, and First Place Winner in the Seed Bead Division of Fire Mountain's Beading Contest! You can see Valerie's winning design and order component beads to make a similar design yourself from her Etsy shop, vaharoni, or you can purchase a similar necklace, like this one!
The grand prize winning design is on the cover of the inaugural issue of Bead Star, the Fire Mountain winning entry is featured on the back cover in Fire Mountain's ad, and there is a lovely article about Valerie inside!
I'm so proud! Way to go, Valerie! Simply stunning design, and I recognize that global bead on tha back, your Dec. challenge entry, too! I'm off to re-read everything again. CONGRATULATIONS!