........... the winner is,.....uh,... me.
Well, this was an unexpected turn of events.(Blushing)
I knew my necklace was cool. At least, I thought it was really cool.
I really wanted to show it off, and hoped you would all think it was cool too, but I never thought you would vote for me.
I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've already admitted to having a preconceived idea before deciding on a challenge photo.
I definitely got a head start.
Just look at all the amazing submissions. I'm blown away by all the incredible talent in this group.
Learn more about this precious gift lovingly made for, and much cherished by, her daughter.
A strong herringbone pattern of beadwork gives way to a lovely soft ruffled edge.
I see a little Patsy Cline or June Carter here..... The softer side of country.
Fit for any Rhinestone cowgirl.
Makes me think of sunflowers and tall prairie grass blowing in the wind.
Another masterpiece in polymer clay. This one sculpted in 3-dimensional clay by Esterina K. Jagiella. In a colorway that makes it look like painted leather. With it's mix of Guido glass, ceramic beads and gemstones, an ethereal magic is created, as her horse seems to ride off into the sunset.
A lovely green pasture ready for grazing.
Rita of Toltec Jewels design shouts "SET THEM FREE!" Her necklace, representing their backs unsaddled and free, joined forces with the metaphysical elements of Quartz crystal to radiate that message outward. Head on over to Jewel School Friends where she has graciously offered to donate to the cause for comments left on her blog post.
I must say that Rita beautifully expressed why I wanted to bring this issue of the wild Mustangs up and highlight it with this challenge in the first place. To turn an ugly and awful situation into something beautiful and positive before sending that energy out into the world.
There is Hope.
Set Them Free!
So you can see why I thought I had plenty of competition.
All these amazing super talented artists I was up against, and they all managed to conceive and complete their fantastic creations in the time frame of the challenge.
Feeling like I had an unfair advantage,...
In the spirit of good sportsmanship,...
And fair play,...
I'd like to recuse myself from the vote.
Being that this is a round robin, I'd like to pass the challenge off to the next in line.
I proclaim the winner of this challenge is Ms. Kafty Max! Come on down and claim your prize.
Can't wait to see what she has planned for us as the hostess of the next challenge.
Thank you for all who have participated in my challenge and help to spread the word.
Let Freedom Ring!
We can change the world!
The first step is believing in the world you'd like to live in.
"Thoughts become things, choose the good ones."