Paulmbo Polymer Jewelry created three versions of her entry and you can get a peek into the creative process where she shows how she made the mold for her pendant. Here is the second take of her pendant paired with vintage jewelry components. And the third time is a charm, it's amazing to see how using different colors for her focal bead can completely change it's look.
Mad Maggie Designs shares what happens when her muse strikes. I love the beaded toggle clasp, it's a beautiful detail.
Zenith Jade Creations was in inspired to pair her polymer clay focal beads with gemstones in two fairy themed designs: 1st entry & 2nd entry
Kristi Bowman Designs pulled out a de-stashed treasure and lampwork beads for her necklace.
Beautifully Broken Me takes her cues from Fitzgerald's use of color in her necklace. I love the copper and resin bezel paired with the Picasso glass beads in a warm red.
For My Sweet Daughter alters Vintaj findings with alcohol inks in her woodland pendant.
Birgitta Lejonklous was inspired to create a wearable storm with her porcelain pendant. She created two pieces of jewelry mixing art beads and fibers for this challenge and ended up with a whole series of pendants for more fairy inspired jewelry.
Subversive Bead Surprises rose to the challenge with seed beads and resin this month.
Too Aquarius created a drool worthy necklace of polymer clay floral components with glass accents.
Makin-Art paired a collection of seed bead leaves with a beautiful glass lampwork bead in her unique necklace.
Klassy Joolz found a perfectly whimsical focal bead for her lampwork bracelet.
Ex Post Facto carved out some time at the last minute during the busy holiday season to whip us this robin inspired creation.
********************************And now for the goodies! We have three special blog tour sponsors. The first two prizes will go to one of our blog participants. The other 4 prizes will go to 4 lucky readers. To enter in the reader giveaway leave a comment. I will randomly draw our 5 winners on Monday.
Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adorments thanks to Andrew Thornton for sending us copy. This lucky blogger will also receive a pair of ceramic pendants from Spirited Earth.
Ceramic Bead Jewelry by our own Jennifer Heynen, Making Metal Beads by Pauline Warg and The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking by Kimberely Adams.
To enter to win the books and pendants let us know in the comments below if you plan on our entering the monthly challenges in 2011 and what would make you more likely to enter. (Noting that I can not help with adding extras hours into days.) Do you want to know the challenges ahead of time? Are you tired of art inspired challenges? Let me know your thoughts for 2011! Blog participants you can enter the reader giveaway too. You can leave a comment until Sunday at midnight to enter.
You still have until Midnight tonight to enter our monthly challenge and win beads from Gaea and Fired Up Ladies.
Have a Happy New Year!