Thanks to everyone who entered our Celebrate Summer with Nunn Design contest! We’ve really enjoyed seeing all of the different creative directions these pieces took. Without further ado, we’d like to announce the first two winners — and ask for your help selecting the third.
Congratulations to Alison Huie, whose necklace, “Love Bird Memento,” won our Best Use of Summer Collection grand prize! Becky Nunn, the founder of Nunn Design, chose this piece herself, saying, “What Alison did in her necklace is actually very challenging to execute well. She has cohesively used vintage and new findings, incorporated multiple techniques, has several plates of metal and incorporated fibers. All of these elements were pulled together in a consistent feel and style. This takes a skillful eye and time to create. Bravo. Hands down, my top choice.” Alison won a collection of Nunn Design pieces valued at $350, plus a $100 Beadaholique gift certificate.
Congratulations also to Najat Husain, whose necklace, “Guardian Owl,” is our Beadaholique Favorite winner. We love how Najat used Vintaj patina to give an aged look to a Nunn Design owl stamping and then surrounded the piece with beautiful bead embroidery. Najat won a Nunn Design collection valued at $200, plus a $50 Beadaholique gift certificate.
Now, we have one more winner to determine — the Facebook Fan Favorite! To vote, visit our Facebook album and click “like” on your favorite entries. The winner will receive a $150 Nunn Design bundle, along with a $50 Beadaholique gift certificate. Voting ends Wednesday, August 12th at 4pm PT, so cast your likes before then. Here is a preview of the finalists, below:
Remember to cast your votes on Facebook by next Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for our next contest announcement in the September issue of The Beading Wire. If you aren’t subscribed to The Beading Wire you can do so on our website so you don’t miss a thing. Happy voting!