News Day – Tuesday: Artisan Whimsy Challenge


I recently joined an online group called Artisan Whimsy.  In fact I played a minor role in doing some of the behind the scenes work of organizing this site. If you create beads or work with them, you should check out this inspiring and informative site.
I contributed this necklace for a giveaway that was held to celebrate the launch of Artisan Whimsy, on Oct. 1st.  The lovely and talented Jen Cameron of  Glass Addictions was the lucky winner.
Handmade blue floral necklace, Linda Landig Jewelry

Giveaway necklace for Artisan Whimsy

At the moment Artisan Whimsy is running a jewelry challenge called “Show Us Your Hooters”!  People may enter a picture of their jewelry or jewelry components that feature owls.  Have you noticed how popular owls are these days?  I see them not only in jewelry, but also on backpacks, shirts, notepads etc.
We have owls in the woods near our house and I love them!  I entered this bracelet in the challenge. The adorable owl connector piece was made by Marti’s Buttons and Beads.  Isn’t he the cutest little owl you’ve ever seen?  On the right side of the owl, I’ve placed a small lampwork glass bead and an amethyst.  The dangles near the clasp are composed of another amethyst, a blue lace agate and some Czech glass beads.  The beads around the back as also Czech glass.
bracelet for Owl Challenge on Artisan Whimsy

Blue Owl Bracelet

Artisan Whimsy members will be voting on their favorite entries and there are prizes for the winners!  I’d encourage you to hop over and sign up for Artisan Whimsy.  Then go to the forums and vote on your favorite hooters!

Edited to add:  The voting has started over at Artisan Whimsy.   Please join Artisan Whimsy, if you haven’t yet, and then vote for your favs!  There are 2 categories and you get to vote for 3 in each category.  Here’s the link:
http://artisanwhimsy.ning.com/page/hooters

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