The Make it for Mom Challenge has been very inspirational with all of the lovely designs and heartwarming stories about your mothers. The challenge is a great way to showcase your work, plus you may get some feedback left by friends, family and other bead lovers! We have chosen some great entries to share with you.
As I was sorting through beads leftover from other projects I noticed how nice all the colors looked together and was inspired to try to use them. The bracelet is my own original design (my first!) and I was so pleased with it, I had to make matching earrings. My mom was an amazing cook and would never let anything go to waste. She could take any ingredients on hand and make the most scrumptious meals, so this “Bead Potluck” bracelet and earring set is a tribute to her. – Doris Jacoby
This design is inspired by someone that is like a mom to me. The courage that she exhibited through her personal battle against cancer and through her routine follow-ups is remarkable. The name of this piece is called Hope Eternal – because until there is a cure, we all hold on to HOPE!
The gunmetal chain I used as a symbol of strength as a chain links us all together and is unbreakable.
The pendant is 2 pieces. A silver disk with HOPE on either side. The second part is a beautiful pink enameled ribbon that moves freely in front of the Hope disk.
The finishing touch on Hope Eternal is a beautiful gunmetal toggle in a leaf motif. The artistic leaves met with the soft curve of the toggle bar add a creative pop at the collar bones.
While celebrating women around the world, this particular design is in honor of one special lady. Her optimism and hope have been an example for her family, friends and all those in her life! – Dawn Doucette
My mom loves simple jewelry and her grandkids. With a new baby this year and the fact we all live far away I took 2 photos I shot of both sets of grandkids and put them in silver plated frames with Magic-Glos. I added apatite ovals, keshi pearl and chalcedony to make it more charm like and hung it on a pewter ring and a curb chain. I gave it to my mom early as she was visiting over the weekend and she loved it, and wore it on her flight home. – Krystin Mann
Hurry; if you want to participate in the challenge, the entry form closes on May 7 at 11:59PM Pacific Time! It’s a quick form that needs your contact information, a photo of your design and two short paragraphs about the piece and what you used to make it. Starting on Mother’s Day, May 8 public voting begins so make sure to have your family and friends vote for you. You have the chance to win $250 to spend on beads and supplies on Artbeads and a feature in the Learning Center. Enter now!