The Designers’ Faves Challenge: Handmade Jewelry

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Together with Finnabair and the entire Creative Team, I’d like to invite you to join us in this month’s Designers’ Faves Challenge. Each month one member of the Creative Team shares their favorite inspirations, techniques, ideas and creative guidelines for the challenge. The meeting place will be the Finnabair & Friends Open Studio Facebook Group where you can share your beautiful creations with the entire Finnabair community.

I have the honor of being this month’s Creative Team member and I’ve chosen Handmade Jewelry as this month’s theme. I’ve been creating and teaching jewelry making and techniques for many years, from beading and mixed media pieces to metal smithing and working with resin. Many times jewelry is much more intimate for those who create it and for those who wear it. And I love being able to take my artist talents to a smaller scale where many times the attention to details is more relevant than when working on larger pieces of artwork.


Recently I shared on the Finnabair blog some jewelry inspirations using the Art Mechanicals and Art Ingredients line of products with different projects that can easily be created in less than an hour. Use these projects as inspiration to create your own stunning jewelry pieces – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings or other wearable works of art.

The rules for Handmade Jewelry Challenge are very simple:

  • Jewelry pieces should be NEW, unique pieces that you have recently created.
  • Finished jewelry pieces must be wearable.

As you may have noticed, this challenge is pretty open ended to your interpretation of what you define as beautiful jewelry! You don’t have to use Finnabair’s products to be elligible for the prize although we always love to see how you use Finnabair products in new, innovative ways. Creative vision is what matters the most! =)


The challenge starts March 1st and lasts until March 15th – 2 weeks for you to join the Finnabair community in creating mouth dropping, stunning works of art! Once the challenge has closed, the Finnabair Creative Team will select the winner which will be announced on the Finnabair & Friends group page.


And who wouldn’t want to win this fabulous prize package!?! The winner of this challenge will win these fabulous mixed media supplies including the new Opal Magic Wax!

To submit your artwork, go to Finnabair & Friends Open Studio Facebook Group and open the Photos section where you will find an Album with the current challenge and its description. Here you can add ONE photo of your artwork, along with a brief description of your finished jewelry piece. Be sure to add any of your social media links where the Finnabair community can see more photos of your completed piece. Please remember that we won’t be accepting pieces created before March 1st meaning that your entries must be new, unique pieces of jewelry that you have made and that haven’t been shared on any of your social media chanels.

Myself, along with Finnabair and the rest of The Creative Team can’t wait to see your amazing jewelry creations!


3 Responses

  1. I read your post on the Finnabair site, I love the ideas. I love making jewelry with found object, beading and stringing. As the matter of fact a couple of months ago I started this pendant using Finnabair mechanicals. I need to go back and finish it so I can submit for this challenge.

  2. corinnedefrance

    I try my luck, March 15 is the day of my birthday, I may be lucky to have this beautiful award 🙂

  3. corinnedefrance

    I try my luck, March 15 is the day of my birthday, I may be lucky to have this beautiful award !

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