Monday, September 1, 2014

Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival!
Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic

THIS MONTH'S TOPIC:

Organization
How do you organize your tools, your shop, and most importantly your finished work. 
Where do you keep it? how do you inventory it? 
Where do you store it?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What's New!

The Labor Day holiday in the US is the traditional end of summer...
kids are back in school, and family vacation time 
is just a pleasant memory.
Yet etsymetal members did manage to turn out some new work this past week despite being distracted by thoughts of the upcoming 3 day weekend!

   lsueszabo                                                        Michele Grady Designs


 Hammer Stone Metal Art Jewelry                           Fenton Design
  

betsybensen                             Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford


simplyMegA                                                        wildflowerdesigns 


sudlow                                                                                  prox 


JewelrybyFrancine                                    Peggie Calame Jewelry      


  Victoria Takahashi/Experimetal                                   LunasaDesigns



Friday, August 29, 2014

ETSYMETAL Jewelry Challenge: Project Runway Season 13.5 REVEAL "The Klum of Doom"

 
Welcome to the reveal of last weeks' Episode 5

"The Klum of Doom!"

The Project Runway challenge:   With the Emmy's quickly approaching, the designers had to put together a look that is stunning enough for Heidi Klum to wear for the Creative Arts Emmy's.    

The EtsyMetal Translation:  Using Sean Kelly’s winning design below, create a piece that is inspired by his winning look!
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And here are our 2 team members and 1 guest submission reveal!
Here is a tie bar inspired by Amanda Valentines flower and fringe dress.
 
I matched his fringes with torch-fired fringes attached to a torch fired enamel base.
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Guest Submission
I love fringes that´s why I knew right away what was I going to do, no matter what I wanted to use tassels, I made my own ones with bright tones of blue threads and seed beads. It is a copper ring that can be use as a pendant, so far one of my favorite.

NEXT WEEK!

Episode 6: 
"Rock the Wedding"
 Project Runway Season 13, Episode 6 ~ Air Date: 08/28/14.
Inspired by the new trend in untraditional wedding dresses worn by rock stars on their big day, the designers must wow the judges with their own version of an unconventional wedding dress.

Our EtsyMetal Translation:

This week let’s use the same parameters of Project Runway’s challenge and also use inspiration from rock-n-roll weddings to create an unconventional wedding piece for a non-traditional wedding!
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*guidelines for guest participants*
The pieces you submit must be pieces that are made with intent for that weeks challenge. Then post your  Flickr, FB links (I need to be able to grab the photo) in this weeks comment area below, I will retrieve them as they come in before the deadline.
We will post your name, link, description (you write) and a picture of your piece on this blog. Remember, the rigid deadline for submitting your link is always on Thursdays, 12 midnight, Pacific Standard Time. The new blog posts will go up on Friday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Etsy Metal 3xR Challenge Week 33

Will you excuse us for another week while we rest our saw frames and turn off our workshop machines?  There is much holidaying going on here in the Etsy Metal 3xR Challenge team.  We will return next week inspired and invigorated, ready to take up the challenge once more and see it through to week 52!

1. Cari-Jane Hakes  2. Virginie Martin Studio

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What's New!

 I see that a majority of our etsymetal jewelers were thinking pendants this week...with a little bit of everything else thrown in for good measure!

 lsueszabo                                                Panicmama Jewelry


 Prox                                                   Michele Grady Designs


 betsybensen                                                      AmityJewelry


 LjBjewelry                                                     PureDichotomy


 SeverinMetals                                       Cynthia Del Giudice


 Jazznjewelry                                          Jewelry by Francine


Peggie Calame Jewelry                                  Gotham Atelier


                   ZLeslieJewelry


Friday, August 22, 2014

ETSYMETAL Jewelry Challenge: Project Runway Season 13.4 REVEAL "A Suitable Twist"


Welcome to the reveal of last weeks' Episode 4

"A Suitable Twist"

The Project Runway challenge:   For this challenge, the designers repurposed and remixed an array of men's vintage suits to create a look for the modern woman.     *My Lifetime video here*

The EtsyMetal Translation:  Cufflinks, tie tack or lapel pin that is inspired by your favorite look on the runway!

And here are our 4 team members and
1 guest submission reveal!


Based off of Fade's can't figure out the correct a) plaid.
in my world you can never go wrong with plaid.
Anna Severinina Fell
Here is a tie bar inspired by Amanda Valentines flower and fringe dress.
Shannon Conrad ~ Mixed Metal Onyx Cuff Links
For this challenge, I wanted to make a piece inspired by Kini's dress (let's face it - he was ROBBED!) I chose to make simple, yet bold cuff links. The simple design and mixed metals make these feel masculine and then I added a touch of femininity by using faceted stones. Sterling silver, copper, onyx.
Sterling Silver Tie bar based on the flower pattern in Amanda's dress.
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Guest Submission
Leidi Jorge
The look I was inspired by this time was not one of the most rated in the runway but I liked because of the romantic touch of the fabrics, then I recycled a tie with similar tones and made a brooch with pendant made of enameled copper and plastic ivory flower.

NEXT WEEK!

Episode 5: 
"The Klum of Doom"

 Project Runway Season 13, Episode 5 ~ Air Date: 08/21/14.

With the Emmy's quickly approaching, the designers had to put together a look that is stunning enough for Heidi Klum to wear for the Creative Arts Emmy's.

So for our EtsyMetal Translation:
Using Sean Kelly’s winning design below, create a piece that is inspired by his winning look!


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*guidelines for guest participants*

The pieces you submit must be pieces that are made with intent for that weeks challenge. Then post your  Flickr, FB links (I need to be able to grab the photo) in this weeks comment area below, I will retrieve them as they come in before the deadline.
We will post your name, link, description (you write) and a picture of your piece on this blog. Remember, the rigid deadline for submitting your link is always on Thursdays, 12 midnight, Pacific Standard Time. The new blog posts will go up on Friday.

Charm Swap 14 update....

Hi All! Well.....There's not much news on the Charm Swap front this week...We only have one update for you.  Betsy from BetsyBensen is the only one who had a chance to work on her charms this week! She sent in these photos and says: Once I finish  cutting and soldering the last 21 charms... I'll burnish a bit of gold onto the fronts." 



That means Betsy is almost finished! Only a few weeks left in this swap so I hope next week there will be more for me to blog about...Including something on my progress if all goes well. I've always been a procrastinator, and unfortunately this charm swap is no different, but sometimes some of my best work comes from my procrastination so here's hoping! Until next time! ~ Michele

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