View Full Version : Weekly Challenge 11/30 to 12/5

11-30-2003, 02:13 AM
Can you believe it's the first week of December already? Here in Wisconsin, it's cold, but not quite time for pretty winter weather. By now some of you are tired of Christmas beads. Why not put your red and green glass away for a bit and try this challenge. I'd like to see some winter beads. Something that makes me feel the cold and long for a cup of hot cocoa and a fireplace.

Here are a few images to get you started, but let your imagination run. Let's see how chilly it can get in this thread. By the end of the week I want to see my breath when I peek in here, and I want my toes to get cold!!


Have Fun!!


11-30-2003, 02:50 AM
OoooooooOOOOoOOoo! What an idea you just smacked me with! Will try tomorrow!


11-30-2003, 03:20 AM
I can't wait to see what "smacked" you Ms. Booger. I'm sure it'll be outstanding!

What a great challenge. Thanks!

11-30-2003, 06:35 AM
This is gonna be fun! I have a new shipment of glass coming in, so the ideas are churning already!

11-30-2003, 10:20 AM
Ok- I'm firing up the kiln- I have an idea for one. We'll find out if it works or becomes an SOB to be held in trust for the next fugly contest...


11-30-2003, 08:24 PM

First Try...I'll be back!


11-30-2003, 09:44 PM
Oooh! Looking forward to this one!


12-01-2003, 08:57 AM
Here is my contribution to this week's challenge:

First Snow and Ice and the second one is Blizzard in the Night:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2003/20424-1dec9.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Dec-2003/20424-1dec10.jpg

Hugs from Holland,

12-01-2003, 12:04 PM
Here's my fun for the challenge, I used Val's great copperblue frit over moretti white.

12-01-2003, 06:21 PM
Nice beads everyone! :) Here are my chilly snowflakes.....

12-03-2003, 09:01 PM
Last week was my first time putting something on the weekly challenge. I really liked how it lived up to it's name "Challenge". It made me push my abilites and so I am back. Here is this weeks goodie, so get out the mittens and gloves.


Artic Storm


12-04-2003, 07:38 PM
Thank You Autumn for this great challenge - it spawned a very odd bead and three that need some work, but once again - this particular challenge taught me a great deal. And no..........not going to show you the blue tinted foot bead, but I will show this!

Please excuse the sludge droppings.:rolleyes: They were made with stacked dots and raked dots and pulled points up the sides of clear. Used lots and lots and lots of clear. They were very much like making crosses, but more arms. Thanks for the new idea to add to my bead head, Autumn!

Now, back to work. Sheesh, I want what passes as normal for this house back......

Sheryll Booger

12-04-2003, 10:33 PM
Wow, you guys! (I know you aren't guys, but I'm from WI, what can I say?)

I kept checking in and starting to post, but I wanted to comment on each one individually, so I'd mean to come back, and well, the week is almost over.

So here is my gush!

I can't believe how exciting it was to see each new post based on my idea. That was very cool (no pun intended)!

Amber- Your set looks just like the cloudy, gray, snowy days we have here in WI. Some days it never seems to be fully daytime. I can almost smell the air on those days when I look at your picture.

Sarah - If it's not gray and cloudy, it's ice cold blue skies with the sun shining so bright you can't see. Those are the days we get to about -30 F! Brrr! That color blue doesn't happen any other time of year. You hit it perfect!

Christy - Oh my. The white with the frit. Snow and ice, blue reflecting on the coldest surfaces. I can almost feel the chill of the glass against my skin!

Dawn - What a fun set! Those colors and the texture are just calling for a matching thick, warm ski lodge sweater with matching hat and mittens. Hat and mittens on a nearby table, wearing the beads and sweater holding hot cocoa, while all the maniacs freeze on the slopes. I'm born to be a lodge bunny!

Dilly - That's a midnight snowstorm if I ever saw one. Deep, dark night, and big fat fluffy flakes. Nothing but woods, the dark and the sound of falling flakes hissing in the night.

Sheryll - Holy smackers! When you get an idea brewing, you go don't you?? I want these on the bay. I want these in my house. To be honest I want each and every one of these beads, but I think Sheryll's are calling my name. PM me when you post these babies! I have a set of Mr. Booger beads here, it's only right that I have the other half of the couple right?

All of you did so great! (Can you tell I'm excited?) I haven't had more than an hour at the torch all week. Just enough time to play with a few new things like that stained glass, and the BE strips, but no time to make something specific, you know? Now I'm so overwhelmed with what I see, I feel like anything else would be a pale copy. I don't think I'm getting torch time until Sunday, so I'll have to post late, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Amber - As first poster I think the torch (hee a pun again!) passes to you. What will you challenge us with?

*Off to more studying. Will this semester never end?*

12-04-2003, 11:12 PM

You make me smile!:clap: