Challenges and Blog Hops

This page is an index of blog entries created for challenges I have taken part in from other websites.

2016 Polymer Clay Challenge

I challenged myself to make a vessel each week. You can find more details about this project on my Art Vessel page.

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge

2015 Polymer Clay ChallengeThis is a challenge from Katie Oskin of Kater’s Acres to start and finish one project a week for a year. I have decided to make beading components every week – see my dedicated page for details.

Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

Using a given piece of inspiration art on the Art Bead Scene Blog, create something utilizing at least one art bead in a creative way. I have created a separate page for my entries to this challenge.

Art Charm Exchange

The Art Charm Exchange is organised by Jen Cameron. The way it works is that you send in 11 charms, and get back 10 art charms from different artists (one of them is your own). The 11th charm goes towards an auction to benefit Beads of Courage.

Frog Charm 2016 – Fairytale

I made charms inspired by the Frog Prince fairytale for this swap. You can see the charms I made here.

Art Charm Exchange
2014 – Soar

For 2014 the theme was “Soar”. The charm I made featured a phoenix feather. Have a look at the charms I received.

Art Jewelry Elements

Members of the Art Jewelry Elements team send out a component of the month (including lucky guest winners) to use in a creation.

Art Jewelry Elements - December 2014December 2014
Component by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio
Art Jewelry Elements - September 2013September 2013
Component by Lesley Watts of Thea Elements

Bead Soup Blog Party

In this challenge you are paired up with a partner who sends a mystery set of beads including a clasp and a focal. On a set date everyone reveals their creations using these beads for a blog hop party. See the full description of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

6th Bead Soup Blog Party
6th Bead Soup Blog party 2012

I have several blog entries relating to this challenge. My reveal date was the second one – 11 August 2012. Here is the full list of participants.

8th Bead Soup Blog Party8th Bead Soup Blog party 2014

See the various entries for the party. Here is my reveal and the full list of participants.

Pay it Forward

Pay it forward I’ll make a surprise gift for 3 people who comment and they in turn each make gifts for 3 new people. Currently there are 2 places up for grabs. See the gift I’ve already sent.

Virtual Paintout

This challenge is to use Google Streetview to find reference images for a drawing or painting. I have a separate page for the paintings I have done.

Virtual Retreat

Virtual Retreat
I’m taking part in the Virtual Retreat Experience which is a year long event and includes lessons from 22 great polymer clay Artists. I have created a page to chart my progress. And it’s not too late for you to join in too :).





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