Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's New!

Wow! Lots of hammering, sawing and setting going on this week in etsymetal studios!

                    2Roses                            Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford


 lsueszabo                                                         betsybensen


 Michele Grady Designs                            Sarah Hood Jewelry


 Prox                                                       KSkilesJewelry


 PureDichotomy                                                       LjBjewelry


 simplyMegA                                          Danielle Miller Jewelry


Victoria Takahashi/Experimetal                        sudlow 
                         

 bluepiranha                                                   SCJJewelryDesign


JewelrybyFrancine                                             Lunasa Designs


  Lauren Meredith                            Peggie Calame Jewelry




Friday, September 19, 2014

ETSYMETAL Jewelry Challenge: Project Runway Season 13.8 REVEAL "The Rainway"


Welcome to the reveal of last weeks' Episode 8

"The Rainway"
 
The Project Runway challenge:
Unlike any other challenge on Project Runway, the designers need to step it up when they are challenged to create avant garde looks that will be able to stand up to the elements, especially the rain. This time, the runway will be transformed into a rainway!
The EtsyMetal Translation:
Use the inspiration or your interpretation of "RAIN" to make a piece of jewelry!
~
And here is our one team members' reveal!
Sterling Silver.
NEXT WEEK!
Episode 9: 
"American Girl"
Project Runway Season 13, Episode 9 ~ Air Date: 9/18/14.
Season 13, Episode 9 - The designers have to show their inner youth when their challenge takes them to the American Girl Store. They are tasked with creating fashionable, age appropriate looks for their young female models based on the American Girl Historical Character line.
 
Our EtsyMetal Translation:
Here are the 8 American Girls in the "Be Forever" line. If you go to each individual girls link, you can find more little tidbits of information about their lives, clothing, etc.

Please read their stories below and pick one of these 8 dolls you can identify with for your jewelry inspiration!
Addy Walker 1864
I've escaped to a new life. My whole world is opening wide, but I'm learning that freedom doesn't make everything easy. Through it all, family is what keeps me going. Just the thought of us all together gives me strength.
 
Caroline Abbott 1812
I've outfoxed enemy soldiers, chased thieves on my uncle's farm, and survived an icy dip in Lake Ontario. While I've faced my share of adventures, the bravest thing I can ever do is believe in myself.
 
Josefina Montoya 1824
I always have a moment to listen, a smile to share, and a place in my heart for the people and animals on my family's rancho. Some say I'm too quiet, but I'm never shy about showing how much I care.
 
Julie Albright 1974
I like school and hanging out with friends, and I play on the basketball team. The boys' basketball team. I'll take on any challenge. Sometimes, I take on too much. But that's OK—everything will turn out groovy in the end.
 
Kaya 1764
Wild adventures and amazing surprises are everywhere in nature, and it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement! I'm lucky that my loyal mare, Steps High, always walks the right path—and teaches me to do the same.
 
Kit Kittredge 1934
I love putting my creativity to work, because it sure is fun to solve problems. Whether it's a fussy old typewriter, a school project, or a list of chores—I can figure out how to turn anything into a good time.
 
Rebecca Rubin 1914
When I can put my talents to good use, I act. I'm ready for any role that lets me brighten people's lives—whether gathering around the Sabbath candles with family, helping a neighbor, or giving my all in front of a crowd!
 
Samantha Parkington 1904
I've never met a tree I couldn't climb, a rule I couldn't ruffle, or a friend I couldn't help. I'm all heart and always ready to lend a hand to somebody in need.
~
 
***
*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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Etsy Metal 3xR Challenge Week 36

A warm welcome back after our brief hiatus! We have some elegant offerings for the 3xR Challenge this week. Be sure to check back next week for more beautiful pieces.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Members' News for the month of Sept.

Hi everyone.  Sorry this post is a little late this month - it's been quite busy for me lately.  Without further ado, here's the news.


2Roses will be demonstrating Micro Pulse Arc Welding at Long Beach City College on Sunday Sept 21, 2014.
Its time again for the Metal Arts Society of Southern California's most popular annual event "Demo Day".
Join hundreds of metalheads in a day-long festival of learning and sharing with non-stop presentations on Fold Forming, Etruscan Chain Making, Powder Coating, Making Your Own Stakes, and of course Micro Pulse Arc Welding.
$20 includes a full day of fun AND lunch. Open to the public. Sign up online http://massconline.com/events.html



Amuck design will be participating in the 83rd annual Country Club Plaza Art fair in Kansas City, Missouri on Sept. 19-21.

See you next month,
Sue

Monday, September 15, 2014

ETSYMETAL Jewelry Challenge: Project Runway Season 13.7 REVEAL "Priceless Runway"


Welcome to the reveal of last weeks' Episode 7

"Priceless Runway"
 

The Project Runway challenge:
 The designers get a taste of luxury when they have to choose a piece of Chopard jewelry to base their looks around. Tim surprises the contestants with a trip to the Charles James exhibit at the Met for more inspiration.
The EtsyMetal Translation:
 Last week we asked our team members to pick a favorite Charles James gown and fashion a complementary piece of jewelry to go with! *ETA: or one of his Charles James gowns or Chopard Jewelry used in the episode to be inspired by.
~

And here are our 4 team members and 1 guest submission reveal!
Stacey Hansen
I went with something simple that would accentuate the neckline of the dress.

I made a ring for the dress called 4 leaf clover.
 
sterling,brass and pearl shoulder sweepers.
 
~

Guest Submission

I didn´t know this designer before and I was surprised by the''ingeneering'' in the designs of his gowns, the mixture of classic, geometric and elegant styles. There were many costumes that I liked, I relied on the materials available and had fabricated these silver earrings with small geometric shapes and shiny tiny cristal beads to give it an elegant touch at a time.
 

NEXT WEEK!

Episode 8: 
"Rainway"
My Lifetime video 13.8 here!
Project Runway Season 13, Episode 8 ~ Air Date: 9/11/14.

Unlike any other challenge on Project Runway, the designers need to step it up when they are challenged to create avant garde looks that will be able to stand up to the elements, especially the rain. This time, the runway will be transformed into a rainway!
 

Our EtsyMetal Translation:
Use the inspiration or your interpretation of "RAIN" to make a piece of jewelry!
~

*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.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

What's New!

This week, etsymetal metalsmiths have been busy fabricating unique, one of a kind jewelry!
Want to see more? The links will take you right into the artist's shop.

 SkilesJewelry                                                                  Prox


                       lsueszabo                          Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford


 2Roses                                                                       LjBjewelry


 Victoria Takahashi/Experimetal                      LauraRoberson


 erga                                                                        sudlow


 VirginieMartinStudio                                           Blue Piranha


 Gracebourne Design                                                     rubygirl


 Lauren Meredith                                                   betsybensen


                       simplyMegA



Friday, September 12, 2014

EtsyMetal Charm Swap 14 Weekly Update

This week's EM Charm Swap blog post is brought to you by Laney of Silentgoddess. I am filling in this week for my swap co-curator, Michele of MicheleGradyDesigns.

It is an exciting time for the charm swappers. Our September 30 due date is fast approaching and we have lots of updates to share. Pretty soon my mailbox will be brimming with packages from across the globe full of amazing charms. Once I have them all, I will swap them out, creating 20 packages of assorted charms and those charms will then head back across the globe to their new owners. There will be two full sets of charms remaining. One of the extra sets will be assembled to create an amazing, one of a kind charm bracelet that will be offered for sale in our team's EtsyMetal Etsy store. The remaining set of charms will be separated and each one will be offered individually for sale in our team's store. That is YOUR chance to get one (or more) of these charms for your own collection! Don't delay, however, as these tend to sell quick!

So without further ado:

Nina of NinaGibsonDesigns says:

"At long last - I have a progress shot."

Next up is an update from Laura Pacino of SimplyAdorning.
Laura says:


"I've finally decided on what I'm making and have a first progress shot! They will be sterling charm sized bezeled dichroic cabs with vine borders, similar to the small pendant in the photo."

Renee of Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford offered up a nice triptych of photos for her update.
Renee says:


"I decided to go with a wax carving I made of an owl. I am casting in bronze and excited to see this little guy in metal!"

Betsy of BetsyBensen is DONE with her charms.
Betsy says:


"Here are my charms, still trying to come up with a clever title..."

Laney of Silentgoddess finally stepped up to the plate.
Here is what she has to say about her charms.


"Well... I figured out what my basic shape is today. You all must know by now that I work best under a close deadline, and this is no different! Since Shannon is doing the epic hammer design I thought we needed an anvil to go with it. I drew this up and have started the task of sawing them out:"

And last, but never least, is an update from Sue of TinkerSue

"I see the finish line in sight!

Here are all of the finished parts awaiting assembly."

"And a "bouquet" of the stems with my makers mark:"


So that covers it for this week! Stay tuned as we reach the conclusion to the EtsyMetal Charm Swap 14.
Thanks all!




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