Studio Musings

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Join me for a Spring Ring Fling Blog Hop and Challenge!

Ready for a new freeform peyote Blog Hop and Challenge?  Join me for a Spring Ring Fling!

I don't know about you, but I'm in need of a little push, and this challenge seems like just the thing.  Let your creativity blossom with the season.  Make one or more freeform peyote rings; extra points for "Spring" based designs. 

Rings are especially fun because they can be stitched in an afternoon, making them especially suited for trying out new ideas and color combinations.  You only need to make one ring, but you're welcome to make as many as you'd like. 

      Sign up through March 31st

Signups:                         through March 31st
Blog Hop & Reveal:     Sunday, May 1st (May Day!)

To Signup:
Email me (skunkhillstudio at gmail dot com) including your name, email address and blog URL.   Or leave a comment with your email address on this post, telling me you'd like to join in. If you don't have a blog but would like to participate, let me know - as long as you can email me photos and text, I'll make sure you're included in the hop. 

I will compile a list of participants to include in our posts for the reveal date, and also keep you informed of any changes or special happenings.

Everyone is invited to join in, whatever your familiarity or skill level with freeform peyote.  The goal here is to challenge yourself and choose your own adventure.   Your piece must include freeform peyote, but may include other beading stitches or mixed media techniques as well.

On the reveal day, post a photo (or photos) of what you made and include a paragraph or two about your piece.  If this is your first time working with freeform peyote, tell us about your experience. 

Need inspiration?  Check out my last two blog posts; they are all about the rings I've been making lately.  The Freeform Peyote Facebook Group is another great resource.  And if you're looking for books, my 2014 book Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading includes a separate section on creating freefrom peyote rings, or check out Volume 1 of my ebook series.

     Blog Hop Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hope you'll join me!

(Many thanks to Sarah Sequins for suggesting the name!)


  1. Sounds like fun, Karen...and I LOVE the long notice. I'm in! My blog is

    1. Lori - You are now on my list! In playing with dates for the reveal, I'll admit I couldn't resist selecting May Day. I've always loved the idea of May Day celebrations.

  2. Hi Karen, please sign me up. My web site is: I send you an email also.

    1. Monika, I have you on my list, but if you could email me that would be great. There was a problem with my profile earlier, but it has now been fixed and you can email me.

  3. Karen, I'm in! And not just because you used my suggestion. ;)

    This sounds like fun. I haven't tried a freeform ring in years.

    1. Fantastic Sarah! So glad you've joined in. (And thanks again for the name)