I decided to sign up again this year for this challenge even though I didn't hit it out of the ball park last year. I am going to really push myself to actually design 52 pieces based on the themes. The goal of the project is to create a design a week but that is where I got in trouble last year. There are just some weeks when I am just flat out exhausted and not up to doing anything after work beyond laying down and listening to a book.
Instead when I am having a good day/week/month, I am going to work on creating jewelry based on the themes and stockpile them (this will also help me out when I am wrapped up in a blog hop). This will also help reduce some of the stress. I have found that I am great at creating under pressure but it tends to aggravate my fibro so best to avoid that.
My plan is to show off what I have designed on the Friday associated with that theme. The theme for this week is "Something New For Me" and we were asked to take a picture of ourselves wearing our new design. So I am going to step out from behind the camera (where I prefer to be) and post the picture for all of you too see. Just be sure that you concentrate on the jewelry not me as I did this on a break from work and no make up or anything on (one of the advantages of telecommuting but it sucks for pictures).
Ceramic beads by Tina's Bead Mind, It's hand knotted with onyx rounds and waxed linen.