The monthly challenge was met by a wistful bunch of 'smiths this time. L.Sue Szabo kicked off with this silver articulated fish, a little toy made for a friend's birthday present;
Her Flickr archive is worth a peek too.
Next, NinaGibsonDesigns brought back memories of HopScotch played on hot summer holiday afternoons, with this piece in concrete-embossed copper incorporating silver HopScotch squares. Does anyone know why that game was called HopScotch?...
More examples of Nina's work here.
***THE CHALLENGE FOR NEXT MONTH***
The origin of the word February is from the Middle English feverer, from Old French feverier, based on Latin februarius, from februa, the name of a purification feast held in this month. The spelling change in the 15th century was due to association with the Latin word. To whet your appetite for this challenge, here is the epic "Feast Bracelet" from 1974 by master Metal Artist Richard Mawdsley.
Perhaps your feast will involve a mouthwatering slice of watermelon tourmaline,or a skewer-kebab of textural chunks, or maybe you're inspired by goblets, drinking horns or Viking feast utensils for eating. Perhaps these feast foods from historical times will inspire you on this website.
You can submit to the challenge too! Simply post good images of your creation into your own Flickr or Pinterest account, with description and your name, then post the link to your submission by way of a comment at the bottom of this post, to have it included here on the blog.
Deadline is Sunday 1st March.
Enjoy the challenge.