|My plastic container with earring parts|
Heather Powers of Humblebeads issued a challenge on Saturday. Heather calls it her Muffin Tin Challenge. She has held this Muffin Tin Challenge before. The idea is simple--get out your muffin tins, fill them up with beads. She recommends one project per muffin cup. Since I travel a bit, I wanted something portable. I found this plastic container with a lid this summer and I use it as my muffin tin for my earring designs. I love to make earrings so I am always looking for pairs of beads to use. I have found this a great way to collect pairs or parts for earrings.
|Mauve Earrings by Bay Moon Design|
I was able to get this mauve pair of earrings made plus 4 other pairs using this method.
|Yellow Flower Focal by Lesley Watt|
Cardinal necklace by Bay Moon Design
This cardinal necklace is a result of using the plastic baggy method. I have been collecting and making pieces slowly. The cardinal pendant in this necklace is a true piece of wearable art necklace inspired by nature. The red bird is made by polymer clay artist Humblebeads. The ceramic twig is by artist Diane Hawkey. I put a patina on the leaf to add some contrast in color. All were combined to make the statement focal for this red necklace. I used brass chain and gorgeous red beads with a hint of yellow. It finally came together just in time for this challenge and it is available for purchase HERE.