March 10, 2014

Mojo Challenge Week 4: Findings

It's week 4 of the Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge! I hope you've had a chance to jump in and have been inspired to create some amazing jewelry over the last three weeks. I love seeing and reading about your creative adventures in our Facebook group.

Your Assignment:
Make some findings and use them in your jewelry.  It can be earwires, clasps or chain.  You can make them out of anything - anything.  Wire, metal, beads, seed beads, polymer clay, metal clay - whatever is calling your name, jump in and give it a try!

Get creative, have fun and don't forget to share your work with us.


Two toggle clasps that I created - making your own findings takes your jewelry to the next level! 

Tips for Making Your Own Findings:
Practice, practice, practice.  Plan to make several pieces before you have one that is ready to use in your jewelry.  Practice with copper wire if you are making wire findings before moving on to silver.  Copper is a very soft metal, brass is much harder - keep that in mind when working.

Finding Inspiration:





Share your progress!
If you write a blog post about your Week 4 Challenge share the link by clicking on the blue button below.  If you don't have a blog leave a comment here to let me know you participated in the Facebook group this week.

What is the Jewelry Mojo Challenge? Click here to read all about it.  Can you still join? Yes! You can follow along and do all 12 weeks or pick and choose the ones you find inspiring.  


6 comments:

Sharon Driscoll said...

Just love the garden gates clasp. It has just the right curves to fit properly and plenty of room for lots of strands and designing.

Jean said...

Dear Heather,

How I wish I had seen this challenge when it began! It is uplifting and wonderful at this time of year--before spring has arrived! I hope you do another one soon!
love, jean
xox

Maneki said...

Wish I was good at carving wood. It's such a lovely material and would be great for e.g. toggle clasps, button clasps and even chain links it one is skilled enough to carve such dainty things. This, however, wasn't the week for me to try and make something from wood I'm afraid. Perhaps some other time. Who knows, maybe another challenge week has a perfect assignment for using wood and that at a time when I've got more spare time to devote to it.

Gabrielle Ouellet Morneau said...

Hi ! :)

Just to tell you that i did a blog post about it ! I did ear wires !

http://gomeow-jewelry.blogspot.ca/2014/03/mojo-challenge-week-4-findings.html

Thank you !

Ps. I'm not sure to understand where is the blue button ? :p

Diana Buynak said...

Here's my week 4 findings! http://butterflyemporium.blogspot.com/2014/03/humblebeads-jewelry-making-mojo_23.html

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Excellent challenge, Heather! Thank you for giving so generously and encouraging so many to explore and grow our art. I LOVED creating clasps in a new way & appreciate participating in the challenges. Here's my week #4 blog post: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/2014/03/free-chainmaille-tutorial-series-helm.html