Jewelry Artisans Community Earring Challenge

I participate in a forum for jewelry-makers known as the Jewelry Artisans Community. The group runs challenges at least monthly, in an effort to stretch our designing muscles. Every so often we’ll host a special challenge, like this Earring Challenge sponsored by forum member Nicole from NValentine Studios.

Nicole donated a pair of her artisan beads to each participant in the challenge; each of us had to make a pair of earrings. There was much good-natured teasing in our challenge thread, as some of us took a bit longer than others to produce our earrings.

Lotty64 (Caroline) was the first to post. These are her earrings:

Here is Michelle’s pair:

And Gayle’s:

Cat made this pair:

Zili’s pair:

These are Nicker’s earrings:

Dawn’s effort:

And these are mine:
Nicole earrings

Aren’t they gorgeous? You’ll notice they are all different. Our community is full of talented artisans of all sorts: wire artists, lampworkers (like Nicole), beadweavers, wire workers and more.

If you want to see the tomfoolery that accompanied this challenge, here is a link to the forum thread:

I started you off at page 9, because that’s when the teasing really got started.

We invite you to check out our forum at We’d love to have you join us!


4 Responses to Jewelry Artisans Community Earring Challenge

  1. Dawn says:

    I love seeing all the different designs and styles the challenge participants come up with – goes to show just how talented they are.

    All of the earrings are beautiful!


  2. Kevin says:

    Nice recap…I had just started the forum so I didn’t participate but it was a lot of good natured fun and free beads.


  3. Michele says:

    All of the beads were similar but different colored. We had such a variety of designs. It was fun to see how different everyone’s style was.


  4. Cat says:

    It was great to see all of it again. I’m always surprised how different our minds work at times! 😀


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