January challenge: Buried Treasure

December 29, 2015 , In: Blog Hops

Buried Treasure aka “Use your stash!”

Dig into the treasure you have been hoarding… 

We all have one. Call it a treasure, or a bead stash. Call it loot or inventory. It most likely does NOT look like this: 

Keeping your beads safe? Paranoid? 

It probably looks more like this: 

ONE of my 4 artist bead treasure boxes. Can you spot all the pieces by AJE team mates? LOL
What could be better than starting the year off right with new creative ideas? Using a treasures bead or component! Last year we started what may become a tradition here at Art Jewelry Elements – the “Use your Stash” challenge. (Granted, thats not a very poetic name, but it gets right to the point.)

Here is how it works: 

  • Gather your beads and components by any and all of your favorite artisan bead makers. 
  • Fondle. Think. Plan. Design. Dream. 
  • Create! 
  • Sign up here! Leave a comment with your name AND your blog address. 
  • Blog! Buried treasure reveal date is January 31st 2016. 

**Please — only leave a comment if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
**Pull out those pieces you love from your stash and ENJOY them. What are you saving them for? 
** This Buried Treasure challenge is NOT limited to AJE artists – but we DO love you see what you create with our creations. 

Until then – Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Happy Creating!


Jenny Davies-Reazor

Jenny Davies-Reazor is a mixed media artist inspired by myth, folklore and the natural world. A proud Jack-of-all-trades, she concentrated in metals and painting in art school, turned to clay during her teaching career, and is truly happiest when mixing materials in unusual ways. From clay to resin, paper to polymer... Since leaving her ceramics classroom, Jenny is always in the studio: fabricating jewelry, creating ceramic shrines and decorative tiles, and teaching in a variety of mediums. " I love sharing my passion for art, and seeing sparks light up in student's eyes..."
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    What a great challenge! Sign me up! http://www.artisticendeavor101.blogspot.com

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    Great Challenge.Sign me up. navneetgems.blogpsot.com

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    I would definitely like to join! My blog is WescottJewelry.com and I can definitely commit to making something by the due date. 😀

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    I'm happy to take the challenge. bijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca

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    I am looking forward to taking part in this challenge. http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

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    Oh yeah… I'm totally in! I did much better at using my art beads this year, but I love having the extra "excuse" to play with more! Sarajo Wentling – http://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/

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    Sounds like a great challenge. Please sign me up. https://craftydscreations.wordpress.com

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    I'm in, I like beginning the new year buried in bead boxes! http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr

    • Lola
    • December 31, 2015

    It has been far too long since I created anything with my beautiful art bead stash! Thank you for the challenge … I look forward to participating on January 31st. http://www.beadlolabead.com

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    Here I am at http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com. Looking forward for Jan 31, 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR – Dita.

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    I definitely need to do this. I have been curating a collection of fabulous art beads, including some from several AJE contributors, and it is time to set them free in the form of jewelry.
    Sign me up, please. http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/

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    Sign me up, creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

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    Yes it's time for another pass through the stash. I am in the process (it's slow) of sorting and reorganising my beads, so I'm sure to come up with some inspiration along the way! My blog is beadrecipes.wordpress.com

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    Yes, I´m in! It´s time to do something of my treasures. 🙂 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/

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    Oh yeah. Sign me up! http://ShaihaRamblings.com

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    I'm in! This will be a good start to resurrecting my bead blog:

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    This sounds like a great way to start the year! I'm in too!

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