The Jade Dog Jewelry Challenge

My friend Christi is an amazingly accomplished artist friend ... photographer, gardener, natural dyer and beader extraordinaire. So when she throws down the gauntlet ... well, okay, gently waves it in my face, gentle soul that she is... I had to react.

Enter The Jade Dog Designs' Darcy Horn who hosts a Spring Beading Challenge:

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And I said, "Sure! Why not?!" Because Darcy states right up front, that one isn't limited to jewelry and my immediate inclination was an assemblage. I often use jewelry elements in my creations.

Here's what I have to work with:

Don't those green pellet beads look like vertebrae?! They sure did to me!

But it seems my Muse, has other ideas.
Go figure!

More to come later!


  1. Ahhh, you dear rascal.

    Perhaps the waving gauntlet is a ... white glove? .... crocheted antiquated something or other? .... distressed leather unmentionable? ... very untidy object left in the dishpan? Let us find out!

    In case I haven't mentioned it - am very pleased we're in this together. xo

    1. I like ALL those options!
      And for mine? There may be skulls and teeth involved.
      Then again, you'd never expect anything less, would you?! ;)

    2. I certainly would not! can't wait to see what evolves out of this one. Hope we don't shock Darcy too much with our *non jewelry* ... then again, that might add to the fun ;>]