Tomi says, "My challenge was to make a ring incorporating wood and a natural or organic theme. I painted a wooden bead and set it like a pearl with balled silver wire. I am calling it Cosmic Sprout, as it's more space age organic than earthy organic." Tomi’s Flickr.
Customator picks: “ring-fabric/thread-upcycled/green
Customator picks: “bracelet-organic/natural-steel”
#5~ Nina Gibson “untitled”
Customator picks: “tiara/hair ornament-glass-industrial/steampunk”
Nina says, “I have glass cabochons - one of my absolute favorite materials to work with - and for the sake of steampunk, I focused on black. The floral cabochons I have seemed too soft and feminine to work with this theme and when I noticed the faceted one sort of looked like a bug eye, I got excited as I had picked up the vintage brass flies the day before. They just had to go together. This is the first time I've made a barrette and making the mechanism to snap in and out of hair was a good lesson in construction for me. I see more barrettes in my jewelry making future.” Nina’s Blog.
#6~ Beth Cyr“untitled”
Customator picks: “ring-aluminum-victorian/byzantine”
Beth says, “Part of my goal has been to create pieces that all work together and still look like me. When doing a little research on victorian or byzantine jewelry, I thought that my organic vine collection might work fine as 'Victorian" with the lacy and tendril-y look.For the aluminum - we had been talking about how to treat the metal underneath clear stones and one suggestion was aluminum foil. I thought the textured effect of tightly crinkled foil would give an extra dimension to the ring. I am really happy with the effect” Beth’s Blog.
Customator picks: “ring-plastic-upcycle/green
Customator picks: “bracelet-wood-industrial/steampunk”
This was a very diffucult and challenging challenge for me this week. It is a disassembled and reassembles music box. I had it set in my mind I needed functioning parts for the steampunk aspect. Well I aborted this project about 5 times. But my saint and unreasonably patient bf kept prodding me forward and telling me not to give up and saying you can do it, one thing at a time. Well. If it wasn’t for him I would not of, so thank you honey. I named this “Patience” as it took a lot of it. I learned a lot from this one and it was all worth it!
Customator picks: “bracelet-victorian/byzantine-bone”
Sara says, “Sterling Silver, 18k bezels, Fossilized Bone and Diamonds. I did some research and this hinged style of cuff was quite the rage in the Victorian Era. I used the same square wire reinforcements on the edges to add to the strength. Sara’s Blog.
and one lovely GUEST submission!
OK designers! WOW, this weeks challenge is the most straight forward one yet! I am adding one element to this one, pre-printed book pages can be used as well for this one. So all we need to do is incorporate some newspaper in a piece of jewelry and voila! Can't wait to see all your crazy creative creations! Now, "Carry On!"
*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, then cross-post this to your blog, Flickr, Etsy, etc. And please tag your photos this week with "EMJC-PR6.5-Newspaper". Currently we post your name with a link to your piece on our blog. If we get more participation from our lovely guests we will start posting pictures of your pieces on the blog too! We can't wait to see what you will come up with! Remember, the deadline for submitting your link is always on Fridays, 12 noon, Pacific Standard Time.