Two or three weeks ago I stumbled upon an interesting creative challenge over at Art Jewelry Elements…an invitation to create something bead or jewellery related to fit in with their current theme for Spring 2015, which is the March Hare.
I rather love hares (and rabbits of course!) and felt really inspired, so I couldn’t resist playing along.
I collected some images of hares on pinterest, then began sketching. I decided I wanted to make a pendant, so I carved a sitting hare out of scrap polymer clay to make a mold. After curing, I painted my pendant to give it a rustic look…and here it is!
I also wanted to try and make a simple, whimsical style hare bead. I ended up making two, and although I’m quite pleased with how they turned out (for my first attempt!) I’m not sure they’re quite finished. A family member asked if the one on the right was a snail…a little harsh perhaps, but I can see where he was coming from!
And so there it is, my first ever Art Jewelry Elements challenge…I love how a little seed of inspiration grows into something I’d possibly never have made!
Take a look at what the AJE Team created for this challenge:
And here are the guest entries:
- Aural at Woodland Bay Native
- Heather at Hidden Ridge Studio
- Cindy Martin-Shaw
- Keren Panthaki
- Jackie Ryan
- Karin Grosset Grange at Ginko et Coquelicot
- Pamela Traub at Klassy Joolz
- Paisley Lizard Designs
- Michelle McEnroe (4 pieces pinned on the AJE Pinterest page)