Monday, February 4, 2013

Art Jewelry Boot Camp: Great Headpins & Blog Hop Instructions

by Staci L. Smith

Well, we are finally getting some things worked out here at LMAJ for our new Art Jewelry Boot Camp.  Thank you for your patience as we work out the details.  Next week, Monday February 11th, we will hold our first blog hop, and we hope you can all hop along with us. If you blog your designs, be sure to add your blog URL on next Monday's POST! 

In the meantime, you can add your designs and creations using handmade headpins in our Flickr group.  Please read all the instructions and rules before joining.  

Add a description about whether you made the headpins, or, if using another artists work, please give them credit (don't link to their shop in Flickr though), and add your blog URL if you plan to participate in the hop.  


We are really hoping that doing these blog hops will help us to build a community, get to know some other artists out there, and be inspired by what others are doing.  So here are some basic blog hop Good Manner Rules:  leave encouraging comments for each other.  If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything.  But please, lets try to make some friends on here, and let our hoppers know we stopped by.  

Don't be discouraged if you don't get lots of comments.  Many people are silent followers and just don't know what to say, or don't like to comment.  

That's it really, be nice, don't get upset, this is supposed to be fun!  And I am sure it will be.  

Next Monday, February 11th, you will be able to add your blog link directly to the blog post.  Please use the direct URL to the blog about your creation.  

Feel free to promote the hop on your current blog that day, by linking to us, so your followers can hop along too.  



I just thought I'd show off some really great head pins that are handmade.  If you aren't ready to attempt to make your own, you can still enter our blog hop using artisan handmade headpins in your designs!!!

Here are some great polymer head pins- lightweight!!


Not only are these lmapwork headpins handmade, but they are made from recycled wine and cider bottles.

Genea Beads

These headpins are made from bronze clay


Here are some spiral and hammered headpins

 I really like the style of the lampwork headpins

And it just doesn't get fancier then these, love them

So, have any of you been trying your hand at making your own?

Do you have any questions?  Let us know!

If you're participating, please add our badge to your blog!!!!

Grab button for Art Jewelry Boot Camp


Kashmira said...

Can I enter some older designs I have made using handmade headpins? I would love to participate, but am not in "beading-condition" right now, and I do love the designs I have already made and would love to showcase them :)

Libby Leuchtman said...

Ohhh headpin eye candy! Love the stuff you picked out. Great post and good information.

Barbara said...

@Kashmira, your designs are welcome but they should be new designs using artisan made headpins. If you have some you haven't shared with the world, please feel free to add them to Flickr. These challenges are meant to challenge people to reach and create new things! I hope that helps!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I am really excited to see all of the creations made from this challenge! It will be a blast :o)

Kelli said...

Can't wait to see what ya'll can do!!!!!

Stacie said...

Yay! I needed a creative challenge!!

Genea said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out! Great pics on handmade headpins! xo Genea

LaBellePerle said...

Hi this looks great! I have just found this blog via Creative Bead Chat, and signed up to your Flickr group. I'm a bit new to all this blogging business etc, and am not too sure what a blog hop is? Anywhere I can go to read and understand a bit better? I'm not very computer literate but I'm learning :) Jennie

Daljeet Kaur said...

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