The Bead Mavens recently held an Ice Queen Challenge and the winners have been announced. You can view all three winners on the Bead Mavens website and also on their blog.
I was one of the donors to the prize pool and so I got to "meet" the 2nd place winner, Cindy Holsclaw of Bead Origami.. Cindy gave me permission to display her beautiful winning necklace. The necklace contains 17 individual Pagoda Beaded Charms in a beautiful Icycle blue color.
You can read more about the necklace on Cindy's blog. She also has her own website and Etsy shop where she sells her beadwork as well as tutorials - one of which is for the pagoda bead used in this necklace.
My donation was a gift certificate for something in my Etsy shop. Cindy chose one of my dichroic glass cabochons which I called "Symphony."
It's a bold piece and I'm really looking forward to seeing how Cindy might use it. Congratulations to all the winners of the Bead Maven's Ice Queen Challenge. Every entry was outstanding.