Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Challenge "No Bones About It"

For this challenge, members of Bead Art Originals were asked to create a piece inspired by the fictional character Temperance Brennan of the television show "Bones." And it's also perfect timing, as it will mark the season premiere. (Comment here before midnight October 1st to place your vote AND a reader will be selected at random to win a fabulous prize, TBA!)

Our first entry is from TrizDesigns.

The second and third entries are from time2cre8.

Our fourth and fifth entries are from thejadedog.

Our sixth entry was created by SmadarsTreasures.

And our seventh entry was created by Naftali.


Kim September 25, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

What a hard choice to make because they're all such beautiful creations! But I guess I would have to go with the first entry from Triz Designs. They're all lovely!

Carol Dean September 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Wow! Everyone's creations are so wonderful that this is, once again, an almost impossible choice. My vote, however, must go to Triz's piece...which I absolutely adore.

Jean Hutter September 25, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
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Jean Hutter September 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

WOW I LOVE every entry - they are all amazing - now I need to pick just one - this will be hard.

I forgot to vote - so here goes - #7 Naftali.

Kle Designs September 25, 2010 at 2:40 PM  

I like them all, it was very hard to decide but I will have to go with #1 from Triz Designs

randomcreative September 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

I have to go with Triz's piece!

Cath Thomas September 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

I like everything, especially 1 and 6 ... but I think no. 7 is the most original one... so I choose 7.

tinybeads2004 September 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

Love them all, but I'll go with number 1 by TrizDesigns.

StarJewelry September 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

They are all so wonderfully creative, but my heart says #1 by Triz

wlstarn September 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

I vote for #2, although I also like #3. Must be the beetles. I don't watch the show, so my vote is purely for aesthetic reasons.

Cherry September 26, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

All beautiful, but I vote for #7 by Naftali, which is just so cool!

khahina September 27, 2010 at 5:48 AM  

I vote for N*6 SmadarsTreasures.
nice weeding of beads and leath !!!

MAKUstudio September 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

They are all gorgeous and very creative! I vote for Triz!

Chris Maj September 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Great entries all, but I think Triz has it with that awesome piece! Kinda looks like something they need to lay down on their table to examine very closely ;~)

Malodora September 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

So sorry I didn't get an entry into this challenge. I have to vote for MaryLou--for obvious reasons! I've never seen the show, but this post makes me want to watch.

Maddy Richardson September 29, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

I love them all and could see Bones wearing any of them (love the show and love her jewellery!), but my favourite is #6 Smadar's Treasures.

Alicia Hartley September 29, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

I have to go with my first impression, and that's the entry from TrizDesigns. It's absolutely amazing. #7 is distinctly unique, but my heart says vote for TrizDesigns entry. So there it is. Finally. :D

Anna September 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

I love everyone's entries, but Triz's piece really speaks to me! It seems very much like something Temperance would wear.

SarahKelley September 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Triz's piece is great! But I've got to vote for Naftali! Those 'wishbones' are so awesome!

Melody Marie Murray September 29, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

All the pieces are lovely and I don't want to vote for one over the others... but if I must, I'm voting for The Jade Dog's 4 color beauty.

KerStitch September 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

My first vote attempt hasn't shown up, so I'm trying again. All the entries are beautiful, but I think first entry is from TrizDesigns is most like Temperance.

Dawn Chastain September 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

Totally love the wishbones!! but I could actually see Temperance wearing the first piece by Triz. Too bad my entry is still waiting to be photographed, next challenge!!

BeadJewelryShopGirl September 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Man! This is like having to choose the best of your best friends - you want to just choose all of these gorgeous pieces. I do see Bones wearing the gorgeous #1 Triz Designs necklace so that would be my choice. Great work, everyone!

Anonymous September 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

Thejadedog for its bright colors and unique style. Plus, the character from "Bones" can basically wear any color with it.

Karen September 29, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

"Bones" is my favorite show, Triz ( 1st design) captured her style perfectly. All the designs are simply gorgeous.

3 Peeps Designs September 29, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

I have to go with piece #2, the green one. I can definitely picture Bones wearing it.

Artisan Clay September 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

I vote for #7 Nafali. They are all so beautiful! Quite a group of artists :-)

Lisa Peters Russ September 29, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

Hmm, I love them all, but the one that is closest in my opinion to the BONES factor is Naftali. Awesome work everyone!

Debra September 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

They are all beautiful, but my vote goes to #7 Nafali. Great job everybody! :)

topaz08 September 29, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

Ohhh, tough decision. #3 by time2cre8. But they are all lovely.

Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 2:00 AM  

Triz Designs

Triz Designs September 30, 2010 at 3:52 AM  

all are beautiful! but muy vote goes to Naftali # 7! v. original and v. cool!

Meleenia September 30, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

I have to vote for Smadar's treasures as i believe it fits Bone's wardrobe and jewelry personality best.

Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Wow, wonderful pieces! But I love #1 Triz Designs necklace. This is my choice.

best Monika

Karen Gill September 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

They are all wonderful! I have more than one favorite, but I guess my #1 fave would be #6 by Smadar's Treasure.

Lavon September 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

All very beauiful pieces, but I think #1 and # 6 come closest to my idea of a "Temperance Brennan" look. Hard to choose between those two but I think I'll go with #1 by TrizDesigns.

Florence Turnour September 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

I love the composition in SmadarsTreasures' piece, but all of the entries are also impresseive.

Jacquie September 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

they are all so beautiful and I voted thinking of what Temperance would wear...I give honorable mention to time2creates two pieces which are perfect for Temperance but it was close between Triz #1 and Naftali #7 (which I think Temperance would look great in and fits the name 'bones') vote is for #1 it is earthy and beaded flawlessly.

Rosanne September 30, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

There are all beautiful, but #1 TrizDesigns has to be my favorite. I love the shapes and colors. Pearls top it off. Good luck girls.

Mad Stewart September 30, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

I love them aLL, but I reaLLy love the JadeDogs 18' necklace that is made of Black onyx, Japanese glass, dyed marble & Botswana agate. Very unique. Very exquiste! Great job to them all!
Mad Stewart

sylvia kubilus elam September 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

What a fabulous assortment...& I LOVE BONES!! with Temperence evolving...I will go with #2 as it is subdued but has a little color!!

Jolene September 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

My choice is #6 from Smadar's Treasures. I like the colors, the mix of elements, and the simplicity of the design.

Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

They are all beautiful, but #1 TrizDesigns has to be my favorite.

CieloDesign September 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

All the entries are gorgeous and so appropriate!!! My vote goes to Triz as well, I love that piece, I'd wear it in a heartbeat!! :)

gina /aka / wing September 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

It's SO hard to choose, when they ALL are Beautys. good goin' ladies!
i'm going to vote for #2 time2cre8e
even though it's a toss-up between her's and Smadars, and all the rest. Bones would be happy to even GET to wear one of these lovelies. i wish i could have voted for all of them. but i guess i don't get to.'re ALL winners. ♥

Yoli October 1, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

I love all of them but I have to say that number 4 is my favorite.

Morwyn October 1, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

No doubt - #4.

Terry's Treasures October 2, 2010 at 4:22 AM  

I may be wacky, but I really like number 7.