Visit Florida Challenge

Since Bonnie is moving to Florida, this challenge was to make something to wear when you visit her there.

 Here are Rosalie's happy tropical pieces

 Mary makes metal seem warm and cozy

Eva's sleek ring just screams ocean

Holiday Challenge

Wow! Look what we made...

Spring Pantone Color Challenge

I Found It! Found Object Challenge

The term “found object” comes from the French objet trouve, and means: a natural or discarded object found by chance and held to have aesthetic value. The challenge was to find something and recycle it into a piece of jewelery.


Carol bezeled a decorative picture hook for a pendant and fastened it to her CRAW chain with a backpackers' carabiner.

  Eva must have been beachcombing again. She caged two pieces of sea glass to make this attractive necklace and coordinating ring.

 Judy peyoted this amazing bracelet for her husband with hex nuts - and he loves it. You wouldn't believe how beautifully this piece drapes.

Norma found the iron ore ball that she caged for this necklace on a railroad bed which is now the Greenway Trail (a walk/bike trail) in Austinberg, Ohio.

Rosalie really got into the spirit of finding things and made 3 pieces of jewelery from found objects. She found this metal cameo of a vintage lady at a flea market and framed her with beads for a pendant.

 Rosalie found these steel 1943 pennies at a yard sale and used them with turquoise pebbles in this cool bracelet.

Rosalie tumbled and wrapped this glass that she found by digging in her grandmother's old dump site.

After seeing Koby's runway jewelry exhibit at KSU Museum, Bonnie was so impressd with the boldness of the pieces and the way he had constructed them in layers, that she imitated his style in this necklace put together from flea market and hardware store finds.    


Bead Swap Challenge

Everyone's creations are so beautiful!

Here's what we did:

 Cheryl made this pendant with
the beads she got from Frances

 Eva's wire wrapped necklace and 
the beads she got from Carol

 Frances' rockin' lariat made from
the beads she got from Cheryl

 Judy's perfectly beaded bezel made from
the beads Colleen sent

 Laurie made all these beauties from 
the beads she got from Mary

 Mary used the beads Laurie sent to make this stunner 
between trips to Cleveland

 Even being sick, Norma made this lovely necklace
with beads she got from Rosalie

Rosalie made this gorgeous and creative set 
from the beads Norma sent her

Carol used the clasp she got with 
her beads from Eva as a focal - clever 

 Here are the beads Judy sent Colleen but
we don't know what she did with them

My Summer at the Beach Challenge

We're warming up with thoughts of summer! Our January-February challenge was to make something that would make us think of the beach. Maybe it would be done in the colors of sand and surf, or maybe it would be made of shells or beach glass, or maybe...


Here's what we did:


Precious Pressies

These are the fabulous pressies we exchanged at the 2012 Ohio Beaders' Retreat - 1,000,000 calorie eye candy!