But first, for those of you who are just stopping in for a peek, EtsyMetal is holding a fun freestyle Jewelry Challenge that is coinciding with Project Runway episodes. Every Friday we will post the video snippet (see bottom of this post) of the new PR show. We also post all the submissions from the previous weeks challenge.
#2~ Thomasin Durgin "untitled"
Tomi says, "Mine is an untitled necklace featuring a silver pendant with a pierced copper stylized wave form and three pearls, the attached silver chain includes drilled pearls strung in an asymmetrical pattern. I generally use gems very sparingly in my work and I had fun incorporating all of the pearls. I look forward to future challenges and the opportunity to approach the designs in a new way." See more of Tomi here!
#6~ Amanda Conley "Surfboard and Starfish Necklace"
Surfboard and Starfish Necklace made from Sterling Silver and Gold-fill with Leather, Turquoise and Serpentine. See Amanda's blog here.
#7~ Shannon Conrad "Oceania"
Shannon says, "I made a handmade Sterling bail for a large irregular piece of Larimar. I soldered a bezel cup to the rivet that holds the bail in place and added a pearl. I love how this piece of Larimar evokes the ocean as seen from space... with the blue sea and brown land masses and bits of clouds. I like the simplicity of this pendant. It could be worn with anything
from a bikini to a long, flowy printed sundress.
Please go here to see more about Shannon.
#8~ Cynthia Del Giudice "Algae"
Cynthia says, "It is a pin. Made out of Copper and Sterling Silver with patina and
cultured Pearls. It is inspired on some algae I collected when I was living in Los Angeles."
Now for Episode 4: Jewelry Challenge-Video snippet
Once again this week is a bit vague to be interpreted into a jewelry challenge. So I have scraped together a master plan, muah hahaha! Here it is:
There are 3 categories, "type, material and style." I blindly pick 1 card from each hat so you end up with a total of 3 cards. This will give you the 3 parameters to work within. For the members of EtsyMetal they will have their cards picked and posted in our forum. And for our *guest participants, just write in the comment box and I will pick 3 cards for you and post it the same day you ask.
Quote from Tim Gunn: "The models of the runway have been invited to a special industry event and what they wear might very well be their ticket to their future. They need to stand out and be noticed to the agents, designers and the press not only see not only their impeccable sense of style, but also their ability to wear and sell 'a look'."
OK so this has relatively nothing to do with our challenge or does it? you decide!
"Carry on designers!"
*guidelines for guest participants:
The pieces you submit should be pieces that are made specifically for the weeks show. Please then post your links in our comment area.
Please remember to cross-post this to your blog, Flickr, Etsy, etc. Also please tag your photos this week with "EMJC-PR6.4-The Customator" Also for this challenge just write in the comment box requesting your 3 cards and I will pick and post the same day in the comment area, so keep an eye out for it! We really look forward to seeing you! Deadline is always on Fridays, 12 noon, Pacific Standard Time.