January 2, 2017

Muffin Tin Challenge 2017


I asked my Humblebeads VIP Party Facebook group what their biggest challenge as a jewelry designer was for 2016. 

Tops were finding time to create, feeling overwhelmed by their bead stash, too busy with family/work obligations, needing motivation and inspiration. 

Well, hey guess what? I have a fun challenge if you fall into any of those categories - and honesty, who doesn't! 

I ran this challenge a few times and always heard back on how it helped with designers crank out a stack of jewelry. What better time than to start the new year with a bang! Join me for this fun challenge that will get you making new jewelry and using up some of your bead stash. 

The challenge is simple:
Fill the cup of a muffin tin with everything you need for one project - so the focal bead, accents, chain, findings - whatever you would need to complete one project and put that in one cup.  Repeat with the other cups.  You now have 6-12 projects in a portable container ready for you to put together.  Grab your pliers/tools and sit somewhere comfy with your muffin tin and put each piece together knowing all your choices have already been made - your mission is to simply arrange those beads in a sassy design and complete those projects as quickly as possible!

So let's play!  

Grab a muffin tin and put together 6-12 projects by January 15th (Midnight EST).  This will be the perfect way to beat those post-holiday blues and jump start your New Year! 

These projects can be UFOs. (Unfinished Objects if you have a pile of half-finished projects.) And yes, it can be as simple as 6 pairs of earrings if that is what you feel motivated to create. 

Take a photo of your muffin tin and one photo of all finished projects (at least 6) - blog, facebook, Instagram or add it to a free album like Flickr and share the link/s on the Reveal blog post here on January 16th.  

On the 17th, I will pick one random winner to receive a $75 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.  

Pictured above are treasures from Bead & Button and include art beads from: Golem Beads, Vintage Meadows, Lisa Peters and Humblebeads.

7 comments:

Ann said...

Excellent idea! I will get to it right when I get back from Europe on the 10th! I have so many UFOs and I am terrible at earrings. This will give me a challenge!

Shaiha said...

I participated last year & had so much fun! Now to see if I can carve out the time.

Joy aka GoddessJoy said...

On it! Sharing my progress here. http://jewelrygoddess.blogspot.com/

Joy aka GoddessJoy said...

On it! Sharing my progress here. http://jewelrygoddess.blogspot.com/

CJ DSign said...

Fantastic Idea! I will jump on it today! Love this idea! I'll be sharing mine on here: http://stylingwithcjdsign.blogspot.com/2017/01/muffin-tin-challenge.html

fulgorine said...

I'd love to join in, but I need to get my taxes done by the end of January. It would be great if there was another one of these later on in the year ;)

craftyd said...

Will see if I can get something put together,