Mar 19, 2013

Create Courageously: The 5th Do Over Challenge

It's time for the 5th Do Over Challenge hosted by the talented Jeannie Dukic! Open to artists internationally, the challenge is to recreate Jeannie's jewelry into your own jewelry design. Participants simply cover shipping costs, and Jeannie sends one of her jewelry pieces to recreate. The jewelry that artists receive will not be anything currently for sale in her shop, nor will it include art beads. It will, however, be a wonderful basis to challenge yourself to recreate, define your style, and explore beads you may not have yet used in jewelry design. 

My recreated muti-strand lariet jewelry from Do Over Challenge 4:
Art beads from Finland, beadfreaky go-go, lava, crystal and pearls.
See the entire before/after reveal here.

Artists have the option of choosing two necklaces, to ensure they like the jewelry received. At least 50% of Jeannie's jewelry must be used in the new design, adding beads from your own stash. The jewelry will be blogged about with before and after photos. If for any reason you can't participate in the reveal and blog hop, you will be charged for the jewelry. How's that for motivation to blog hop? 

Let the jewelry inspire you. Let the challenge motivate you. 

"Be brave enough to live your life creatively"                         
                       -- Jeannie Dukic

Sign Ups are still open! Visit Jeannie's Blog
Sign up for the challenge here

Toltec Jewels is an author by day, jewelry maker by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Fransisco MOMA and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for literary and jewelry arts. She is happiest making handcrafted jewelry with her entire family, snuggling with her doggies and grandkids, sewing, singing, reading, and learning jewelry techniques. She is the host of Jewel School Friends, a community of expert and emerging artisans taking inspiration from each other and Jewel School. Join her on Facebook for networking, fundraising for Beads of Courage, jewelry making challenges, contests, give-a-ways and of course, cool beads and jewelry!



  2. Thank you so much for posting this. You're a doll


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