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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Update to Michelle's Snowflake Challenge

I just wanted to say, as beaders, we sometimes want to go over the top with our design and our creativity.  I, however, learned a lovely lesson during the Snowflake Challenge.  One of my pieces was a very simple ID badge holder that was made with many of the glass beads in the kit and I added a toggle closure.  This has become my most favorite piece of jewelry.  The colors that were in the kit just seem to blend in with almost anything that I wear.  I put the toggle in the back for easy take off and put on and I use this holder every day  I used colored Softflex nylon coated wire for stringing and it gives my holder the flexibility to not be brittle.  I have to say, of all the jewelry I have created, this simple little badgeholder has become my most treasured piece.  Maybe we need to think about that the next time we get ready to design that "masterpiece".

Michelle's Suddenly Spring Challenge

My apologies to all who might visit me today to see my challenge piece.  Unfortunately, a family emergency with my daugher and an emergency medical procedure for her and also a trip to the emergency room for me in the last two weeks, has put me sorely behind in finishing my spring challenge piece.  I am so sorry that this has happened but I can tell you I will have it photographed and posted by the weekend if you care to check back with me.  In the meantime, visit the other participants in the challenge and enjoy the viewing!  Thanks Michelle for another stretch to our creative souls!!!

Michelle - Beads & Books [Hostess]

Andrew - The Writing & Art of Andrew Thornton
Christa - Adventures of One Beady Woman
Dita - Alankarshilpa
Donetta - Simply Gorgeous
Erin - Erin Siegel Jewelry
Heather - As I Bead It
Jean - Snap Out of It Jean - There's Beading to Be Done!
Karen - Over the Moon Design
Kate - We Can Make That At Home
Kay- Kayz Kreationz
Kim - CianciBlue
Kristina - Wild Roses and Blackberries
Linda - Lindy's Designs
Lisa - Pine Ridge Treasures
Marlene - Amazing Designs by Marlene
Michelle - Reverie & Revival
Pam - The Crazy Creative Corner
Renetha - Lamplight Crafts
Sharyl - Catchenthesun
Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Therese - Therese's Treasures