January 4, 2015

Muffin Tin Challenge Reveal

I am such a procrastinator, which is why I need a good challenge or a deadline to get anything done! After finding the surface of my desk again this afternoon I set out to make my first jewelry of 2015!

I went with 6 projects as my goal because I knew time would be short between other deadlines and the holidays. I pulled out items that fit the colors and themes from Stringing and Create Jewelry magazine submission guidelines. 

As soon as I finished my creative session though I had to face reality - I just don't have time to submit these when so many other deadlines are pressing me for time right now. 

I will either sell these or use them for free projects on my blog or other projects I need to finish up. I need someone to write up my submissions for me! Where is my bead fairy when I need her. 

So what did I make? 

This is my favorite set. I'm so color hungry right now was the world is washed in gray and white! I thought these would fit the turquoise theme for Stringing. 

My second piece celebrates when autumn is ablaze with color. 

The pendant on the left was inspired by the earth tone palette from Create Jewelry and the branchy one on the right fit the themes of fringe or mixed metals. 

The tree piece fit the mixed metal theme with copper leaves, shibuichi pendant and gunmetal findings. 

A close up of my hibiscus pendant and a beautiful collection of pastel art beads with the sweetest bird copper coin from Green Girl. 

I'm not giving many details about the pieces since they will be used in projects featured in other places soon - in case you are wondering. 

Scroll down to the original Muffin Tin Challenge post to submit your entry for the challenge. I'm excited to see what everyone has made and feel completely energized by all this productivity! 


Terri said...

Wow, Heather these are gorgeous jewelry creations! Thanks for doing this challenge...it was great fun.

Alice said...

So many beautiful pieces. I love all the colors and designs.
Thanks for hosting this. I need to do this more often. It was fun!

Firefly Design Studio said...

I love everything you design, Heather! The first set is yummy...I'm loving the earrings - then I realized the ceramic pieces were mine! So awesome!

Sarajo Wentling said...

You clearly do well under pressure! Lovely pieces... my favorites are those turquoise earrings and the earth tones necklace. Yummy all around! Thanks again for hosting this fun challenge!

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

I am hungry for color now too! Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Heather, everything is so beautiful! I too, am color hungry. Nothing butto grey skies and rain here in Dayton and your pieces were a veritable feast! My favorite is the hibiscus.

Bijoux Gems Joy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. What beautiful colours. You are certainly right. We need lots of colour these days. I love the combinations you made.

Thanks so much for hosting this challenge.

Shaiha said...

First, thank you so much for hosting this challenge! Just what I needed to give me a kickstart.

What great designs! I especially like your autumn colors necklace.

Sandy said...


These are absolutely stunning! I adore all the color, I too am craving color right now. Thank you so much for helping me to kick start my new year of crafting. Thank you for hosting and for encouraging me to try!

Karin G said...

All your creations are absolutely fabulous! Thank you for this opportunity to challenge ourself!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Well done! You made some great pieces.

CraftyHope said...

Each and every one of your projects turned out amazingly! I kept trying to pick out a favorite but like them all so much that I can't narrow it down like that. I can't wait to see these projects featured elsewhere and wish that I had thought to do something similar (making for submissions). Oh well, I'm just glad I got some projects completed in the new year. Thanks again for the challenge. It was just what I needed. :)