October - November Challenge

Ohio Beaders Colored Pencil Challenge
October 2nd- November 20th , 2011

These were the guidelines for the Colored Pencil Challenge:

The piece must have been made during the time of the Challenge.

We were to to make any type of jewelry using at least one of the colors in the same value and saturation as the colored pencils in the photograph above.

The Challenge was strictly for fun and to challenge our beading skills, it was not a contest.

Pressie Pics

Here's what we've all been waiting for - photos of some of the gifts we made for each other for the 2011 retreat at Indian Bear Lodge! Enjoy...

September 2011 Clasp Challenge

For this challenge no part of the closure could be pre-made. This meant that  any hooks, buttons or other closing mechanisms had to be designed and constructed by the maker - not a piece of cake! In addition, this challenge was judged - a first. Employees of Artbeads judged the entries and Artbeads provided a prize for the lucky winner whose design was chosen for its originality and unique creative spirit.

And the WINNER is... Diana Schmidt!
Designed and Stitched by Diana Schmidt

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?
Designed and Stitched by Rose Lawson

Rosalie's First Entry
Designed and Stitched by Rosalie Dalton
Rosalie's Second Entry
Designed and Stitched by Rosalie Dalton

Linda's Romantic Entry
 Designed and Stitched by Linda Erbland

Midnight At the Oasis
Designed and Stitched by Bonnie Schilder

Floral Clasp Bracelet
Designed and stitched by Bonnie Schilder
flower adapted from a design by Kelly Wiese