Members of the Jewelry Artisans Community
are currently participating in a fun bead challenge.Â Nicole Valentine of N Valentine Studio
generously donated some of her hand made glass beads and challenged the participants to make a pair of earrings.
With breathless anticipation, we waited for our beads to arrive in the mail from Canada - some were traveling as far as England and Germany.Â Knowing that mail from Canada can be slow, we were prepared to wait for weeks if necessary.Â Imagine our surprise when the beads began to arrive at their destinations within days after being mailed.Â Lucky me - mine arrived first!Â Â The beads going to England and Germany were delivered in record speed; less than five days after mailing.Â We don't know how Nicole worked her magic, but we are impressed!
Nicole posted this teaser photo at the bead challenge thread to torture us while we waited!
Here are some of the beads that participants received and the earrings they have made - haven't they done a great job?
lotty64 of The Crafty Chimp
Michele of mcstoneworks
Cat of Cat's Wire at Zibbet:
Dawn of JewelryArtByDawn at ArtFire:
If you would like to follow along with the challenge as more earrings are made and posted, here is a link to this fun, interesting and sometimes hilarious thread:Â Nicker's Bead Challenge
As always, thanks for looking and you can make my day by leaving a comment!