Monday, January 31, 2011

Monthly Challenge Blog Tour

Treasures Found - We start off with ABS editor Erin Prais-Hintz sharing her renewed commitment to participate in each monthly challenge for 2011!

Palumbo Polymer Jewelry - Created a textural treat with a color mokume gane polymer clay beads combined with wood and shell.

Bead for Busy Gals - Shares an etched metal and lampwork glass creation.

Stories They Tell - Created a polymer clay necklace that is swimming with color.

Jenn Judd Rocks - Shows off a copper river entwining a lampwork art bead.

Mackin-Art - Pulled out the seed beads and created a freeform swirling river.

Leggende Segrete - Created a bold polymer clay necklace inspired by the texture of our challenge painting.

Kristi Bowman Designs - Transformed a sari ribbon into a color river that accents a bronze pendant that she created.

EE Bead and Metal Works - Mother and daughter design team created an enamel and beaded necklace in this collaborative effort.

Shaterra Clay Studio - Looked on the sunny side of the brown river to create a color and fun necklace.

Inslandgirl's Insights - Was so inspired she created two necklaces for the challenge and incorporated her new favorite metal - copper!

Linda Landig - Created a vibrant ceramic pendant that pulls some of the brighter colors from the inspiration piece. 

Beading by Malin - Shares a story of artistic connections across the globe inspired by this month's challenge.

Create with Spirit - Pulled together ribbon, wire and ceramic art bead for a completely unique bracelet.

Art with Moxie - Fashioned a mixed media beaded collage of unique elements for a show-stopping necklace.

A Dose of Inspiration - Created whimsical polymer clay beads inspired by this month's painting.  And she offers a peek into the making of her clay pods.

Mary Harding - Shares cherished childhood memories brought back by this month's inspiration.

Beautifully Broken Me - Created a metal and ceramic stunner in this modern necklace.

Bee Tree By Me - Was able to break out of the winter doldrums with an infusion of bright floral and heart creations in her challenge necklace.

For the Love of Beads - Whipped together a sugary-sweet necklace with a bright and fun color palette.

Thanks to everyone who participated - this was such a great month of creativity!  I'm totally inspired.  Join us tomorrow to find out who is the winner from this month's Challenge! Wednesday starts a brand new challenge for February, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next.

(If I missed your blog post, leave the link in the comments below and I will add you to the list.)


m.e. said...

I LOVE this review of the entries!!!
I find each month of the year enriched by ABS's readers wonderful inspired designs.
I was interested to see how many hearts appeared this month!!!
Can't wait for the next challenge!
m.e. :)

KristiBowmanDesign said...

What a fantastic month of creations, I think everybody really pushed the envelop and did amazing work!!! Thanks to all who make this happen!

TesoriTrovati said...

Such great creations! People were really inspired by this painting. I just flitted around to the hoppers. I like having the blog hop in one place. Thanks!
Enjoy the day!

Jen Judd said...

Love the blog roll! It's cool to see how everyone was inspired differently and beautifully!

Malin de Koning said...

An inspirational blog tour indeed. Lovely creations by so many. That painting really did it for many of us. And look, there is a picture of my contribution aswell :-) What a treat!

Cillaw said...

I have to start jumping!
I do not have a blog but I did submit three different entries. My firsts!!!
You can find me on Etsy,
I am seller: tellyourgirlfriends!


Cillaw said...

I have to start jumping!
I do not have a blog but I did submit three different entries. My firsts!!!
You can find me on Etsy,
I am seller: tellyourgirlfriends!