AJE Firefly Themed Design Challenge Reveal
This month it was my turn to host the Art Jewelry Elements design challenge. We decided to change things up a little bit for 2015 and do a quarterly theme challenge open to jewelry designers AND bead/component makers.
Because I selected June, which is the first month of summer, I went with what indicates the beginning of summer to me: the firefly (referred to as "lightning bugs" where I live). As part of the challenge, I created these lampwork beads and gave away two of them to designers Melissa Trudinger and Mary Detray.
Then I ordered some UV glass to try making some beads where the fireflies would glow in the dark after being exposed to sunlight.
But, good intentions and all that....it never happened. But I'm still going to play with the idea in the next week or so, probably after the 4th of July holiday weekend when I have time to breathe.
Now go forth and see what everyone else made!
Melissa Trudinger - https://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Mary Detray - http://www.brassrabbitstudio.com/blog
Keren Panthaki - https://vasdea.wordpress.com
Tammy Adams - http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Veralynne Malone - www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Terri Del Signore - http://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Heather Powers - http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com
Susan Delphine Delaney - https://susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Lesley Watt - http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Niky Sayers - http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Caroline Dewison - http://blueberribeads.co.uk
Jen Cameron - http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog