Sunday, January 15, 2017

Muffin Tin Challenge 2017 - Some Much Needed Inspiration!

I decided to attempt the Muffin Tin Challenge, as I needed some motivation!  I cannot remember the last time I made some new jewelry, just have not been feeling very creative.  You can read about Heather Power's Muffin Tin Challenge here on her Blog.

So here is the filled muffin tin:  (Disclaimer:  I forgot to take a picture of the filled tin until after I already made one piece, so the bracelet in the far back is one of the final pieces).

And here are my completed pieces:

Crystal drop from Michaels, Brass chain and findings from Lima Beads.

This piece was inspired by Heather's Art Bead Scene 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6: Frosted Evergreen Necklace.  Matte Amazonite roundelles, brass chain, Vintaj ring and African recycled glass bead from Lima Beads.  Scallop Shell from Dime Store Emporium.

Fancy jasper roundelles and brass heart charm from Michaels.  Brass chain from Lima Beads.

Rainbow hematite star beads from Michaels, seed beads and silver plated chain from Lima Beads, toggle clasp from Goody Beads.

Czech roundelle crystals and cultured glass button from Lima Beads.

Beaded chain and clasp from Lima Beads.

So I just realized there is another bracelet I made out of the components in the tin, that I cannot find!  So that's weird....

Wait, found it!  Here it is:

Anyway, I'm very happy with all the pieces I completed, and even made a few more afterward.  I think I will do this again, and make up six more pieces!

To see what everyone else made, check out the rest of the official entries here.


  1. Great designs! I just love the Muffin Tin design method.

  2. Beautiful pieces! Great Muffin tin too!

  3. Beautiful pieces! Great Muffin tin too!

  4. I love to read how this challenge got us all in a creative mood! Love your pieces, especially the bracelet with the cultured glass and the crystal drop necklace!

  5. Love your beautiful pieces - especially the bracelet with the star beads - how fun!

  6. You should be happy! They are great pieces.

  7. Lovely colours in all your pieces. The soothing winter inspired necklace appeals to my desire for calmness

  8. Lovely pieces! It was a awesome challenge :D
    Christine x

  9. I'm glad the muffin tin challenge inspired you to get creating! We all need a helpful kick in the pants sometimes. ;) Your second necklace is my favorite... love the soft colors of the recycled glass and Amazonite.

  10. Thank you ladies! It was a lot of fun! and a definite "kick in the pants" ;)