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Friday, October 26, 2012


If you haven't checked out the new Artisan Whimsy website, you really owe it to yourself to do so.  It is a "Members Only" site, but its free to join.  There are over 600 members now and it was only launched earlier this month.  It can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but it just takes a little time to find your way around.  It is an all-inclusive website where each member can have their own page and post blogs, etc.  There is a tutorial section so you can find out how to do just about anything jewelry related.  There is a fantastic gallery of thousands of pictures - anyone can post jewelry pictures.  And, there is always some sort of challenge or give-away going on.

The current one is called the Hooters Owl Challenge.  This is a competition to win a fantastic prize so I need you all to support my entry.  You will need to go Artisan Whimsy and register.  The click on the picture that you see (it is the same as the one above). There are two categories, one for Owl Components and one for Jewelry Designs. 

My entry is a lariat that I made using one of Alison Crenshaw's polymer clay owls, one of her polymer clay eggs, and one of Ingrid Mueller's porcelain "pine cone" beads.  The strand is made with a premium topaz and turquoise seed bead mixture highlighted with tri-cut Czech beads with picasso finish and copper beads. I used some of my ball-end copper twisties at the bottom of the owl.

Without sounding too much like begging, I would invite you to go to the website and vote for your favorite in each category.  I would love to have your vote.

We have until October 28 to make our entries and the voting will begin after that.  Be sure to bookmark this page and the Artisan Whimsy site so that you don't forget to enter your vote.

Between midnight October 28 and midnight October 30th you can vote for my necklace HERE

As with most of my jewelry, this piece is for sale and can be purchased in my Etsy Store.

After you vote, come back to this post and leave a comment indicating that you did vote and you will be entered into a drawing that I will have following the Hooters Challenge to win these Pumpkin fall inspired earrings.

Use this as practice for the upcoming Presidential elections to get your voting muscles all warmed up.

This was my second post today, so be sure to read down one post about my new adventure with Kumihimo Braiding and how I have incorporated it into a necklace.


Julie said...

I absolutely love your lariat pieces! Someday I will own one!

Sharyl said...

Voting hasn't opened yet, but I went and took a look at all the wonderful owls, your's included! I love your pumpkins too! You are so wonderfully creative in all you do! Best wishes with the voting! --Sharyl

Unknown said...

LOVE your owl necklace!!! That just says fun and happy for me, and all those colors makes sure that it goes with everything! Great job!!!

Linda Younkman said...

Jean I love this necklace. I love the lariat style and the colors used. What a great piece.