A Note about April’s Contest: Some of you noticed that, while the contest was meant to be for projects that used round crystal beads, some of the projects that made it to the final voting used bicones. This was an oversight on our part and we want to extend apologies for confusion or hard feelings about this. In our enthusiasm to get the finalists together, we made the mistake and didn’t realize it until public voting was already underway.
Taking down the survey to replace it with just the entries who used round beads could have resulted in some of those losing the votes they had already gathered. In the end, the entries using the bicones were not eligible to win, but it didn’t much matter anyway as Chrys’ piece did come in first regardless of our error. We have established a better process for looking over the submissions so we don’t run into this again. Thanks for understanding!
All of that said, we still want to sincerely thank ALL of April’s contest participants – the projects we received were each inspiring no matter the shape of the crystals! We are currently accepting submissions for May’s contest. Dazzle us with your use of stainless steel rings for your chance to win!