Grand Prize Winner – “Romance in Bloom”
Happy Mango Beads – Bead My Valentine Contest
February 2011

This contest clearly demonstrated that Valentine beading isn’t always about jewelry, as the expression of love can be displayed in other forms of beaded art as well. There were 96 entries in this contest and once again we were happy to leave the judging to a panel of experts. What a hard job it was for them! Each and every entry becomes a bit “personal” to those of us at Happy Mango Beads who downloaded the images, read and transferred all the descriptions and prepared the cd’s for the judges. We cannot say enough how much we appreciate all the thought, hard work and creativity that went into each work of art.

1AvailableFinalist – Pantone 2013 Color Challenge
April 10, 2013

“Everlasting Blue Danube” was designed to feature 3 of this year’s hottest colors selected by Pantone, the authority on color. Out of hundreds of entries, this custom designed necklace was one of the top 10 finalists.

“Just Remember I Love You” Necklace Published
Beadwork Magazine
September 2012

Inspired by the song “Just Remember I Love You” by Firefall, this multi-component beaded necklace caught the eyes of Beadwork editors.

Jewels of January Design Finalist
January 2012

Finalist, “The First Snow of the Season” is inspired by the beautiful white dusting the earth is blanketed with from the first snow. The softness of those big fluffy flakes, the monochromatic portrait and the sparkle of the frozen water droplets catching the sun all played a part in creating this design. This elegant necklace features beautiful Swarovski Crystals and Glass Pearls.

Runner-Up Make it for Mom Design Challenge “Hope Eternal”
May 2011

The mission: designing something that was inspired by mom, or someone “like” a mom. This international design contest was open to all jewelry design mediums. “This design is inspired by someone that is like a mom to me. The courage that she exhibited through her personal battle against cancer and through her routine follow-ups is remarkable. The name of this piece is called Hope Eternal – because until there is a cure, we all hold on to HOPE!