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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Awards Night for our Tile Challenge Participants!

People's Choice Award!
Laurie  Wozniak
For her beautiful Flower Bracelet shown above

This was a challenge of camraderie, mutual respect, and of course jewelry design.  Yes - organizing any type of challenge such as this one takes a lot of personal time - but for me it was reallly time well spent because it has been such a pleasure seeing how everyone created with the tiles they were sent - AND how they all came together with a common thread of creating jewelry.  

The Challenge was a success due to our participants and their positive attitudes.  There are so many of us that create with similar products, using the same techniques - but as you can see from our prior posts - each design had it's own special stamp of "Uniqueness".  That can only happen when a designer is true to themselves and allows their creativity to flow with no expectations.

So a special thank you to our participants and all those that took the time to compliment, support, and encourage them! Now onto the Awards...

  • People's Choice Award for Laurie Wozniak - Her choice of a Designer Set of 3 (Heart sets, Square Sets, Circle Sets, Rectangular Sets) and a 25% off coupon for a future tile order)
  • Runner-Ups...Summer Love by Jacqui Lawson, and Poppy Passion by Helen Bowen - both ladies will receive their choice of any $8 item (Pendant style Circle, Heart, Donut or Rectangle) and a 20% off coupon for a future tile purchase.

SPECIAL Designer Only Vote...I asked all of our participants to vote for their favorite designs for COLOR, DETAILS/TECHNIQUE, and who they felt best fit the bill of Ms. Congeniality....here are the results:

  • Favorite Design for COLOR goes to Karen Vincent for her blending of colors with ther Tropical bracelet designs!
  • Favorite Design for DETAILS/TECHNIQUE goes to Amanda Austin and both of her bracelet designs!
  • And Ms. Congeniality goes to the very supportive and full of sweet compliments...SHEREE COOKE
Congrats Ladies for the recognition from your Peers!  Each of you have a choice of one our new "Dog-Tag Pendants" (doublesided single pendants 5/8"x1" - pictured are our single sided dog-tag pairs for earrings) and a 20% off coupon off a future order.

NOW...for my personal Awards...
It's really hard to pinpoint one design, one designer...they all were such fabulous creations!  I personally had a lot of fun and have to say it was like opening a present with every jpg picture I opened in my email :) - Congrats to all my Designers and working the "Challenge" in STYLE!

  • SO...keeping it short & sweet - I'd like to award the rest of my participants with a complimentary 1" tile (square or circle) of their choice and a 15% off coupon towards a future order  <3

MANY THANKS...and if you'd like to get in on the next "Challenge" join our Blog and keep a look out when the weather turns a bit more brisk...the next challenge will be a tad different...just sayin'...

HAPPY SUMMER!  And don't forget we still have our SUMMER SALEs going on in our ARtfire and Etsy stores (30% off your purchase of jewelry and 10% off on findings/beads/tiles).



  1. Thanks once again Janice! And thanks to all of my fellow participants. I had a lot of fun and hope to do something with you all again soon!

    Cathy Obbema

  2. I totally agree with you, Cathy! What an incredible group of women. . .so glad I got to be a part of this. :)

  3. Awww! <3 Congrats to everyone! All of your designs were beautiful!

  4. Congratulations ladies! You all did such beautiful work, it was a true pleasure to see them all :)

  5. Fabulous designs from all of you! It's been wonderful learning about each of your styles, techniques and all the tidbits of how you have entered into the jewelry designer field. Thank you so much for your support and a special thanks to Janice for her many labors in conducting this great challenge!
    ~Sheree :)


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