Wednesday, August 8, 2012

And the Winner Is.....

Two months ago, at the beginning of summer, I was feeling a bit uninspired. I was wanting to create but all I could do was sit at my table and stare at my clay.  No ideas, no direction. So I issued a challenge.  I was hoping someone would kick start me into doing something that I otherwise may not have thought of. And I am happy to say, that's exactly what happened!  I received 6 suggestions. Just enough to not be too overwhelming yet just what I needed.  I offered those who gave me an idea the chance to win what I had made per their challenge.  So, as a reminder, here are the 6 projects.

marble beads suggested by Katharine
African themed beads suggested by Jeanne

Frogs suggested by Karalee

Dolphins suggested by Lulu Divine
Snake beads suggested by Sarah

Watermelon beads suggested by Kimberly

Well, I put all of the names in a hat and had my daughter pick a winner.      

And the winner is.........Sarah!  Congratulations!!!!!!
I want to thank everyone who took the time to help me out of my creative slump.  This really did get me to thinking.  If you ever feel like you are running into a brick wall, just turn to your friends.  They will help point you in another direction.


  1. Very nice beads. Can't wait to see what you create.


    1. Thank you. I'm not sure if I will make something with these sets or list them "as is". Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

  2. Congrats Sarah! Missed this challenge, the beads are all gorgeous!! I like the watermelon best!

  3. Kathy!!!! Those are beautiful! I'm just amazed at the detail and the frogs are my favorite! Now I'm thinking of an idea to challenge you with that I could use with TipsyGLOWs :)

  4. Great post! and congrats to the winner!! Your work is so beautiful Kathy and friends are Great for inspiring us!

  5. Congrats, Sarah!

    Kathy, have you decided if you will list them? We're doing a fundraiser in early November with the proceeds going toward our Zambia partnership, so please let me know if you list them. I'd love to use them in my jewelry.