Spring has sprung – JAC April challenge

Spring has sprung – JAC April challenge


spring has sprung

Spring has sprung – JAC April challenge

It’s challenge time at the Jewelry Artisans Community again.

The trees are leafing out, the flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are singing; Spring has sprung!
It’s the favorite season for many people and to honor it, your April challenge is to make something that represents Spring.


First of all sorry that it took me this long to write this blog post, I wanted to wait because I wanted to give the necklace that I made for this challege to a sweet lady in Belgium who gave me the opportunity to give a workshop at a meeting she organised.
This meeting was last saturday so now I can share my post and the lovely work of my global beading friends.  🙂
I will be posting all the entries at the bottum of this post.
As always Cat from Cat’s Wire was first to show one of her sweet little designs.


This isn’t really my entry, but a side effect of my entry (which is still a WIP) so-to-speak.

Well it was a fun month, especially for me not being into flowers so much.
But I managed to be second in line this time.  🙂


I had in mind to make my piece with seed beads and crystals
but it turned into a necklace and bracelet made with copper wire, polymer clay flowers, pieces of cork (I think it’s cork) a few glass beads and some wooden beads.

Then Cat turned in her actual challenge piece, a green necklace with colourful flowers and a sweet little lampwork bumblebee.

Dawn from Jewelry Art By Dawn entered a necklace with a gorgeous enamelled pendant.


I used an enameled purple iris pendant that I picked up at the Ole’ Curiosity Shoppe, cranberry fresh water pearls and some gold plated beads that were in my stash.

And last to enter was Michele from mcstoneworks.

Here’s my simple patina sunflower. I used dye oxide and highlighted it with gold gilder’s paste. I rarely make anything red, so have been forcing myself, since a lot of people love red.

So here are all the entries of the Spring has sprung – JAC challenge.
The names of the designers are in the photo’s

Feel free to visit the websites from the others, visit and join the Jewelry Artisans Community, feel free to share this article or leave a comment about how you  feel now that spring has sprung.

Carina Veling
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2 gedachten over “Spring has sprung – JAC April challenge

  1. This was a fun challenge and I have to say it’s responsible for my making more beaded flowers, too!
    Great entries from everyone and once again they are all so different.
    Unfortunately spring is taking a break here at the moment, I had to turn the heater back on!!

    1. This challenge made me look at my polymer flowers again too.
      And yes, everybody did great again.

      I live a stone’s throw away from you and here the weather is exactly the same.
      Have my sweater on again.

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