Oldies but Goodies - Dreamy

We always announce the Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge as an easy challenge. You don't even have to make something, it's enough if you find something you have already made, and as you know we are very open about the rules.
This week's topic wasn't so easy, it seemed, because everyone had a different idea of what "dreamy" meant to them.

So what is the definition of dreamy ... let's see.
Two definitions I found are "having a magical or pleasantly unreal quality; dreamlike" or "given to or indulging in daydreaming", now that's really something that is quite open to interpretation, and I loved how the members did interpret it in the end. Click the link above to see for yourself.

I present you my dreamy collage and would love to hear how you interpret the word and what "dreams" you see in the entered pieces!

1 and 8 RioRita
2 and 7 My Bijou Life
3 and 10 The Crafty Chimp
4 and 6 Jewelry Art by Dawn
5 and 9 Cat's Wire


Oldies but Goodies - More leaves

I'm sorry, but for this week's Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge I don't have a story for you.
With the weather being what it is at the moment, I'm struggling to get motivated to do anything, so I'll let speak the pictures speak for themselves today.

1 and 5 Jewelry Art by Dawn
2 and 7 Cat's Wire
3 and 8 My Bijou Life
4 RioRita
6 The Crafty Chimp


Oldies but goodies - Summer sun

This week the Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge was inspired by the summer sun. Sun, beach, the ocean ... because I'm late with this post, I'll save you the talk and give you my little selection instead ;-)

1 RioRita
2 Jewelry Art by Dawn
3 My Bijou Life
4 Cat's Wire


Oldies but Goodies - Never shown

Since we started the Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge years ago, we have had over 200 of them, so some pieces are bound to turn up more than once.
This week, however, the task was to enter pieces that have never been in one of the challenges before.

Do you collect your photos? I am old, so of course I still have photo prints from my childhood, from when I was a teenager and of course the years after that (that reminds me there's another nostalgia post due soon). Unfortunately I have never been as organized as some people who keep neat photo albums. I have a lot of pictures in those cardboard containers that you also used for magazines, do people even still use those?
Every, now and then I go through them and think, oh, I remember this, or more often, oh dear, I know why I don't like photos of myself.
For this challenge I went through some old folders on my computer and the feeling was (almost) the same. I can't say if the others felt the same way, but here's my selection for you now.

1 My Bijou Life
2 and 6 Jewelry Art by Dawn
3 and 5 Cat's Wire
4 and 7 RioRita


Oldies but Goodies - Dotty

This week the Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge is all about dots - and now I have to get this earworm out of my head ...

Why are polka dots even called that? I found a post at The Old Timey that explains it and why dots were not always considered a fun pattern (think pox etc.). Here in Germany we usually just call them "dot pattern", by the way.
Polka dots are "a pattern consisting of an array of large filled circles of the same size", says Wikipedia.

So in my selection today I don't have Polka dots for you, but simply "dots" of a different kind - pearls, crystals, stone, and more!

1 and 4 Jewelry Art by Dawn
2 and 7 The Crafty Chimp
3 and 6 RioRita
5 and 9 Cat's Wire
8 My Bijou Life