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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SUMMERTIME Color Challenge Results!

Background on how the Challenge came to be...
Over Memorial Day, my family and I did something that we hardly ever do...
we went on a REAL vacation - to the Outerbanks of NC.  There were bills to pay, things we were worrying about - but we decided to put a good portion of our tax refund back into "us" - giving us a chance to get away and relax...
We chose the Outerbanks, because when my husband and I were first married - we actually lived in Kitty Hawk - and I worked in Duck (apprenticing in an Artisan Ocean Jewelry Store).  Aside from having a little beach time, seeing the tallest Lighthouse (Cape Hatteras) - there was horseback riding on the beach, 4-wheeling in a jeep to see the Wild Mustangs of Currituck...we had time to sit by the pool, go mini-golfing, shop, and simply "be"
Here's a few snippets...

So how did I come up with the Color Challenge themes???
Well - my inspiration was our vacation home initially...
and then all the delights we saw while window shopping :)
The house was very spacious and decorated in a relaxing, carefree style
 that simply inspired you to kick back and relax...
It was while I was admiring the fabric shag rugs that I thought...
wouldn't it be fun to have a Color Challenge
 based on all the things that are inspiring me during this trip!
I took LOTS of pictures...
and then came up with the above 5 colorful palettes!
I set up the Challenge in our "Events" section on our Facebook page...
and am giving a big THANK YOU to all those that simply invited themselves and shared their creative creations!
YES  - we will be doing another Color/Theme Challenge...
as well as, a few other ones too!
VIEW all Creations in our Facebook Photo Album...
or type the below link in your browser...
And if you're not a FAN of our page yet - we invite you to LIKE our page! 
Lots of fun creations inspired by our Color & Theme Palettes...
I had SO many favorites - it would have been impossible for me to pick "picks"
And since it was a low-key event for all mediums and technique levels, and designed for FUN as an exercise in inspiration...
I thought it appropriate to have FUN Judges ~ my Husband and Daughter!
They are NOT intimidating in any way...but are very familiar with all art and craft medium, jewelry & colors! 
So without further delay...
here are the JUDGES "pick" in...
 (who they felt fit both theme & color)...
COLOR - Shannon
THEME - Melissa

THEME - Julianne
OVERALL - Marlene
COLOR (Red/Gold) - Allison
COLOR (Multi from Rug) - Cathy
THEME - Helen
OVERALL - ShaLayne
COLOR - Tonya
THEME - Cathy
OVERALL - Allison
COLOR - Kathleen
THEME - Georgette
OVERALL - Despina
Our other very unique and creative entries...

For our Color and Theme Picks...
Choice of JLynnJewels ART Tiles
1" Square or Round
and matching Mini ART Tile (square or circle)
For our Overall Color/Theme Picks...
Choice of JLynnJewels ART Tiles
2" Matchstick
Pair of Mini Art Tiles (square, circle, heart or triangle)
and a surprise "Vintaj" Brass sample pack! 
 Note:  Judges "Picks" that have been recognized in more than one category
(Color, Theme and/or Overall) can choose any combination of ART Tiles valued up to ~$25
**ALL of our participants received a special promotional Dollar gift
 to use in our Etsy store and a promotional coupon code for a future order**


  1. This was so fun! It is an honor to be chosen, thank you! I loved reading about how the challenge came about too! <3

  2. Very fun! Your challenges are always fun Janice. Thanks a bunch! Congratulations to all the winners!! Creativity abound!

  3. So exciting to see my owl necklace up there! Thanks Janice and thank you to the judges too! What a fun challenge this has been, and I've enjoyed seeing everyone else's pieces too.

  4. Thank you Janice. I am already looking forward to the next one!

  5. Alison of beads By AlisonJuly 3, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Thank you so much for running the challenge, it was so much fun finding pieces to match the mood of your photo's. I'm so excited to see two of my necklaces listed & I love the story of the inspiration behind the challenge.

  6. Thank you for all of your comments - I thoroughly enjoyed seeing EVERYONEs creations. Life has been so busy, that I have been sadly lacking my own design time - so really happy to see all of yours. I loved seeing different mediums and various interpretations on the photos :)
    Can't wait for the next one!

  7. Thrilled to see my "Day at the Beach" won the overall catagory for Sunshine and Sea. Thanks to you for a fun challenge, and your "judges" for their vote!


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