Friday, April 10, 2015

JAC March Challenge - Top O the Morning!

Each month members of the Jewelry Artisans Community participate in a monthly challenge in order to, well, challenge ourselves and our skills.  Taking ourselves out of our comfort zones and working in unfamiliar areas makes us better craftspeople and artists.  It also opens our minds to new techniques and ideas that we can put to use in future jewelry designs.  Plus, it's fun!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, JAC members were challenged to make something associated with this holiday and/or the Irish. It could be something green, involve shamrocks, leprechauns, a pot of gold or a rainbow - anything that symbolized St. Patrick's Day or Ireland.

As usual, our members did not disappoint.

From Caroline of The Crafty Chimp we had this beaded bracelet that is not only green, but that also has a Celtic feel.  Simply lovely!

Caroline also shared this absolutely stunning beaded/ decoupage box -  is there no end to this girl's talents?

Carina of Violetmoon's Corner entered this fabulous necklace and earrings set.  Carina used a bezel paint called Pebeo Prisma Fantasy to achieve the color and texture in her focals and I have to say that I love the look.

From Cat of Cat's Wire, we were treated to these charming, whimsical beaded shamrock earrings.  Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!  I always look forward to Cat's entries.

Michele of MC Stoneworks created these green crystal and silver shamrock earrings.  They are so elegant and sophisticated - the crystals were a perfect touch.

My own entry from Jewelry Art by Dawn was this odd shaped dalmation stone that has been dyed green and wrapped in oxidized copper wire.  It was then suspended from a hand made copper chain.

Another successful monthly challenge has been completed and a great job was done by all!


  1. Such beautiful work from JAC members. I love the diversity.

  2. Although I had my idea practically in the last minute, this was fun to do. Great pieces everyone!

  3. And again I'm amazed by the creativity of our members.