Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Won...

The KGI Worldwide Contest winners were just announced and I am pleased to say that I won Fourth Place! I feel so honored to be recognized amongst so many other talented designers. But this couldn't have happened without the support of those who came out to the Tucson Bead Show and voted for my piece. 50% of the judging was done by popular vote and I truly feel that this is what allowed my Crystal Caterpillar bracelet to place. Thank you so much for believing in my designs and for supporting my work yet again! THANK YOU!

Oh! If I'm allowed, I'm going to pass along my good fortune and have my own mini-contest on my blog. The winner will receive my prize: a one year subscription to Beadwork magazine. (I'll know soon if I can transfer my prize.)

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awesome! I am so pleased for you!

Rose said...

Congrats!!! :D

TesoriTrovati said...

That is just great news, Andrew! The Universe is coming through to recognize your talents (although we already knew it!). What a generous soul you are. Congratulations! Enjoy the day! Erin

Janet said...

Sooooo Happy for you Andrew!! You are certainly an Original! And no one can ever copy that!!! Thats so Wonderful ox

Nicki said...

Congratulations Andrew, I am really really happy for you (although I think this peice is so fabulous you should have won the first place). It is great that something nice is happening to you after all those bad news recently.

Greer - Vintajia said...

Really pleased for you Andrew, you seem to work soooo hard and are so generous you deserve the award

Davinia said...

That's fantastic news Andrew, congrats, awful things sometimes happen but then along come amazing things. The universe works in mysterious ways and I'm so pleased for you. Hope it takes away some of the bitter taste of fraudsters and copycats.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations Andrew! I'm glad something's going right for you at last; you deserve it!

Rebecca x

Lorelei said...

Very well deserved Andrew!!!
Congrats!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

That's awesome, Andrew! Yet another contest recognizes your talent! YAY!

SummersStudio said...

I fell in love with this piece the first moment I saw it. Congratulations and well deserved!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Congratulations Andrew! Well done!! It's a gorgeous bracelet:D

Courtney said...

Congratulations Andrew! An amazing piece.

gina\white swan iluminations said...

Congratulations, Andrew! Darkness makes us appreciate the the brightness that much more. Thanks again for continuing to enlighten us all with your artistic process-the struggles, aggravations and the luminous glory! Well deserved!

Jamar said...

Congratulations, Andrew! You so deserve the honor. That is one of my top all time favorites of your designs! The movement must be amazing in the hand!

Gaea said...

Congratulations! It is such a beautiful piece!

Mel Mel said...

Congratulations Andrew that piece is quite beautiful. Wow what alot of headpins and loops that must have taken !!! Do you remember how many crystals it took? Love your work, love your blog.

Andrew Thornton said...

There were over 400 wire-wraps.

cjvierow said...

Congratulations!!! It's a beautiful piece. I'd have given it first place--I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. You are a good example of "keep on keeping on" for all of us.

Shannon said...

Congratulations, you deserve it. Such a beautiful piece.

Amanda said...

Congratulations, Andrew! The lovely bracelet certainly deserved the prize. (:m

FunkyMonkey Girls said...

Beautiful work as usual!!!!

CONGRATS!

Funky Monkey Girl,
Jolene

SueBeads said...

Congratulations, Andrew!!!! Beautiful piece! I love the colors!

Shaiha said...

Congrats Andrew! You certainly deserved it :)

Jeannie said...

Hey SuperStar Congratulations on the win. You're so humble.
Looking forward to the contest.