Sunday, May 27, 2012

Open Challenge

 No you are not imagining things... this is indeed another post from me so soon! *LOL*

I know I've been incredibly lax with my posting lately, and my new years challenge has gone out the window.. or at least keeping track of it has ;)

At any rate, this isn't about that. This post is strictly about a NEW challenge :) One open to everyone to join in and take part :)

 In honor of Father's Day ( June 17th) , we'll be taking something from 'his world' and making jewelry out of it ;) The reveal date for this challenge is the 16th, so make sure to schedule  your blogs in advance if you're going to be away for the weekend!

Some of the ingredients in my chaos kit are star washers. Something that you can get at your local hardware store, and individually, they're cheap :) I asked at the local hardware store and they brought out a box that had about six or seven different sizes of both interior and exterior... I got a few of each size and I think my grand total was about forty cents. ( I later on bought a case with a few thousand of them in various sizes for ten bucks, so I'll never need to buy them again >.< lol)

So here's your challenge. Raid the tool box, the junk drawer, or visit the hardware store to use up some of your pocket change ;) Then make a piece of jewelry out of your toolbox find / hardware store purchase and share it in your blog on June 16th. Don't have a blog? Send me a link to a photo of your piece and I'll share it here for you :)

Can't find star washers individually, or just not inspired by them? No problem... what about regular washers, nails, screws, nuts...? The list goes on :)

Dad / hubby not the handyman type? 

Most hardware stores have sections with fishing gear ( ever notice how darn pretty some of those lures are ? ;) ), camping and hunting sections... the options really are pretty much endless. And like I said, you may not even need to go to the store if you have a well enough stocked tool box or junk drawer that offers up inspiration :)

This is a short notice challenge, with only a couple weeks to design and make your piece, so keep the time frame in mind while sketching out ideas. 

If you do want to make something really extravagant that you know won't be finished in time, then make sure to share a picture of your 'in progress' work on reveal day, and send me a picture ( or link to one) when it Is finished, and I'll share it then! :)

As well, since this does coincide, you could keep your design masculine and gift it to dad/ hubby ;) Although, no doubt masculine jewelry is a challenge in itself for a lot of us..I know it is for me ;)

If you're interested, leave your name and blog addie in the comments, then go scrounging for inspiration !

Let's have a bit of quick fun stretching our selves outside our usual box, and get our eyes opening to new possibilities during our adventures this summer :)

~ Skye


  1. OK, I am often told at shows I do, I don't have much for men (sound familiar, anyone) so guess I will have to stretch and try this one. Promise, no flowers!

  2. I might join in if I don't get too busy with guests!

  3. Sounds like fun, I will do my best to join in!

  4. Oh, I have an idea, but I don't think I can make it before June 16th... I will try my best, though :)

  5. I'm in! :)

  6. I am in.
    - Julie Anne

  7. Sounds like fun, I'm

  8. Sounds like fun. I'll get to raid the garage.

  9. I'm up for giving it a try!

  10. My hubby is about as far from a handyman or fisherman then you can imagine. However I recently started him a necklace that I will showoff for the challenge.

  11. Ok. If I can figure out how to schedule a blog post in advance I'm in!

  12. It would be nice, but I don't know if I can meet the deadline...
    In any case, I cannot wait to see what everyone will come up with.


  13. I've seen a few bits of jewelry using washers and nuts. I'll have to try (but no promises).

  14. I got my piece done tonight and so I would love to take part! Here's the direct link which will be live come Saturday!