Well, I wasn't about to throw a big ol' challenge out there without doing it myself. So my crazy muffin tin challenge was a little bit of a struggle for me, but I did it. It was hard to stick with what was in the tray rather than getting side tracked, but I avoided temptation and pushed the other beads aside while i focused on those little cups of goodies.
I can't show any great detail because what I finished was 4 possible magazine submissions, 3 possible future book projects and 4 upcoming free projects. Well, wait Heather, that doesn't exactly add up to 12. I know, I know, one piece is not singing my tune and will end being edited before it goes anywhere.
I used beads from Bead & Button in every project - yeah! And I found that by the last piece I suddenly had the urge to make a pendant with 3 beads. Just saying, 12 projects over 3 days is a lot of work, after the 2nd necklace I started pulling in a lot more chain into my designs to complete the projects.
I can see using this format again when I have another round of projects coming up, like for the next book or another round of magazine submissions. It really helped to clear out the mental clutter and focus on the tasks at hand. Although I think next time I will include a little sketching before the bead gathering, having more of a plan before I started may have saved me some design time.