Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Awakening Challenge

Aren't the colors of spring beautiful?  Bright and fresh with promises of more to come!
This is my third time participating in the challenges hosted by Andrew Thornton.  I will
be challenged next month, but sadly, missed out on May's kit.  I need to be faster next time!
Every kit includes a mystery component made by Andrew.  I wanted to make something a
little different this month, so I made a keychain with the polymer clay pendant!
The dangles on the chain were hard to photograph....when it isn't laying flat, the dangles
 have great movement!  My car key is going on this in a few minutes.
Next I used the waxed linen, Czech glass and carved bead for a fun bracelet.
I picked out some great bead sets for 3 pairs of earrings and used the leftover waxed linen
pieces with the flower pair.  I love them all!
And now for the bead soup that is left over....a random memory wire bracelet!  I made
the 2 owl dangle charms out of ceramic clay to accent the design.  I think it turned out cute!

You can see more of my ceramic beads and pendants at
Please hop around to the following challenge blogs to see what my friends designed with
their Spring Awakening Challenge kits....and thank you to our host, Andrew!
Christina Porter 


  1. I couldn't decide what to do first: comment on your fun and unique ideas for this kit OR jump to your etsy and get me some ADORABLE OWLS! Oh how I love when people look outside the box for ideas and your keychain is just that! What a great way to use the mystery component! Super job on your earrings, and your owls are sooo dang cute I must get some now.

  2. Wonderful designs Michelle! you could layer the bracelets together or wear alone and any of the earrings go with any of the bracelet combos...very well done! and the key ring is fantastic!

  3. The memory wire bracelet turned out very cute, as did all your designs. I love the owls you made to match! It will be fun to see that mystery component every day when you use your keys! Great idea!

  4. Wow - you really went to town making some beauties from the kit. What a versatile group of creations. I especially like the memory wire bracelet. Very nice!

  5. Paula took the words right out of my mouth... WOW! You really made a lot of fun pieces! The keychain is a cool idea and I think one of the first I've seen in the challenges! Great way to think outside of the box! The bracelet hits all the right notes for me! The proportion of the the asymmetry with the chain and hints of green with the waxed linen = perfection! The earrings are so fun and could easily go with any of your other creations. And the memory wire bracelet has so much energy! It's vibrant and eclectic! It reminds me of looking through the water and seeing seashells and pebbles in the sand, tinted blue and green by the sparkling water. Great job! Thanks so much for participating!

  6. Nicely done luv the whimsy earrings with the linen and the carved bracelet Czech glass my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  7. A key chain - what a great idea - pretty and fun!
    Your earrings and bracelets are all fun and flirty!