Saturday, September 15, 2012


 Each participating CHALLENGE Artist has a site where you can see or purchase more of their work. 

Maressa Garner

Emily Cohen

Lynn Farro

Mary Shannon Hicks

To see detailed images of the work submitted by the participating artisans & to learn about the process and complementary materials which led to the creation of their individual pieces, go to Jean Wells blog,

Julie Thelen

Monday, September 10, 2012


JEAN WELLS posted a CHALLENGE on her blog to anyone wishing to make an artisan necklace using one of the clay sculptural focals.  The CHALLENGE officially ended today, September 15th, 2012 and the winner of the $50 to spend in my BHClaysmith Etsy Shop will be announced at the beginning of the week. I want to stress that the prize will be awarded randomly to one of the artists who chose to enter and in no way is determined by the entry submitted.  I just spent a good hour looking over the work submitted and am simply blown away by it. (I am so glad that I do not have to pick just one as BEST of CHALLENGE and that the winner will be decided by an impartial computer!)  Every participant came up with such magical, innovative Art-to-Wear necklaces which not only include one of my focals but thoughtful, appropriate complements.  

Jean Wells
To shop for sculptural clay pendants & beads 

Jean Wells

Jean Wells