I was delighted to read that Marsha won in the new category, Art Jewelry. It is very hard to even jury into the Fine Arts competition at the Minnesota State Fair (something like 15% of entries were accepted last year); the competition is fierce. Congratulations to Marsha of Haute Ice Beadwork for winning! She also won an award from the Upper Midwest Bead Society for her piece, Half a Crown. Read more on Marsha’s blog. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, spend some time browsing her blog, you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.