Sunday, April 22, 2012

Springtime Challenge Reveal

The inspiration for this creative colour challenge was this picture of goldfinches sitting on a fence surrounded by yellow flowers & greenery.  I apologize for being a day late in posting the reveal.

Neena Shilvock's entry is called Bohemian Rhapsody.  The puffy yellow flowers are made of polymer clay, edged with gold and wired to a copper wire woven twig.  The focal piece is attached to a 2 strand copper link necklace with a medley of gemstones - turquoise, lapis, glass, mother of pearl coins, citrine nuggets, ruby zoisite, wooden beads and copper ornamental spacers. 

One leftover flower was used to create a necklace with memory wire she named 'Bella'.  She paired it with a whimsical copper wire dragonfly.

Tracy Stillman was enticed by the vibrant green and yellow colour palette.  She chose to focus on the green and floral theme for this lovely set of earrings.

Tracy Stillman Designs

Manik Jawa made two kinds of jewelry for the challenge.  The first piece is a Bee Spring pin.  The tummy of bees are java beads using powder imported from New Zealand.  She was very excited to create lampwork glass beads using this powder. She combined the java bead with transparent acrylic (on the wings) and synthetic pearl (on the head & neck).

Next, she made a pigeon keychain with one of java beads.  She combined it with seed beads for the tail and the hanger.
Manik Jawa Inc.

Before I even announced the challenge, Kashmira Patel made an absolutely delightful pair of earrings which were a perfect fit for this!

Sadafulee...Always in Bloom
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Renetha made this necklace for the challenge with matte black rounds, and green Kazuri rounds.  The pendant is a Golem Studio pendant.  She purchased the pendant before the challenge was announced and knew she wanted to feature it in the challenge.

Christina Miles' entry came in late last night, so I wanted to be sure to add it to this post this morning.  I love how this necklace can be worn several different ways.  And I want to know how she made those beautiful roses!

Wings N Scales

What a wonderful collection of designs for the Springtime Creative Colour Challenge!  I love them all.  Thanks to all those who participated.  Keep watching my blog for the next challenge.


  1. They are all very lovely! Nice challenge...

  2. These are all so beautiful! Those roses on the piece by Christina Miles are fantastic! And the Golem Studio pendant...gorgeous! All very spring-like!

  3. What gorgeous creations! And I'd love to know how she made those roses as well! :)

  4. Thank you ladies so much....I learned how to make the roses from this easy tutorial on Pinterest Great website too...Enjoy!

  5. I just checked out the rosette tutorial. They are made with ric rac and are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a beautiful creations!, they are all inspiring.

  7. Thanks for featuring my pieces,