Friday, August 12, 2011

Project Runway: Season 9: Episode 2 -"My Pet Project"

This weeks challenge:
Episode 2: "My Pet Project"
Air: 8.11.11
My Lifetime, Thursdays, 9pm PST.

The Project Runway Challenge:
In this episode, the challenge was to create an outfit using pet store supplies. They were allowed to use muslin as well, but were encouraged not to.

For our EtsyMetal Translation:
Yup, you guessed it. The EM challenge is to make a piece of jewelry using pet store supplies! Try to limit your time in the pet store to 30 minutes. You may use some metal in the piece but try to use as little as possible. Make it work!

I used my cat's purple hairbrush!
Sterling silver scrap for the top of the settings, bezel and chain.

"scented" dog poop bags (believe me, you don't want these things anywhere near your nose...) and cat toys create the perfect accessory to that fancy tutu you've got stashed away in the back of your closet.

Simple. Simple. SIMPLE this week

My little model sports a blue and red dress made of bird toy blocks. Her hairstyle is made with a donation from my dog's horse-toy. The lovely black belt is donated by our horse (his tail). Her modest necklace is made from a piece of leather. And, of course, the steel shine of her limbs is made with horseshoe nails.

once again i had a great idea that was a disaster! i am totally that person who changes the design at the last minute. ha! luckily i bought extra things...

This necklace is made from plastic aquatic plants and aquarium tubing. It has a functional clasp.

Hoops earrings - Sterling Silver and Dog bones for teeth cleanning.

Made with doggie and birdy toys. Total cost $7.

A belt buckle Made from birdy toys and paper made for aquariums.

Missed last week, so glad I was able to participate in this weeks challenge. What fun! I was a little disappointed that the rubber tore over night where I had pushed the bezels through the spikes... I have posted more photos on flickr if you prefer a different picture. Thanks!!

earrings made from cat toy replacement feathers...

2 pieces made with aquarium plants:

i too was intrigued by these little bunches of willow branches...
hers were sold for cats; at petco they had pics of rabbits and hamsters on the label...
the guy in line behind me couldn't believe that i was paying $5.50 for what he called "a handful of sticks"...

I wanted to create a toggle with the dancer and thread the plastic tube over the wire. I now understand "spring hard". That stuff was a bitch to work with. The only non- pet supply part is binding wire which I used to attach the feather and plastic tube to the cat dancer wire.

Here's mine- not for the squeamish, maybe. It's a Cat's Trophy Brooch. modelled by my eldest.
The mice were from my local pet shop, it's tiny and run by a very old couple who always bribe my dog to return.

small animal chew treats, sterling silver, silk

Neckpiece with matching earrings!

I wanted to make feather earrings and couldn't. How hard is it to make feather earrings? (Roll-printed sterling silver)

Bird Toy Necklace

I have an 11 year old Senegal Parrot. This means that I have an enormous box filled with 11 years' worth of rejected and half-eaten toys. So many to choose from. I picked some acrylic toys and made a ring. I think this is the first ring I've made without any metal in it!

"This week I really wanted to use a comfortable material I would normally use like a "dog chew bone" but I wanted to use this as an opportunity to challenge myself and make something with new materials and also out of my normal genre. So I used one of Winters' stuffies and made some nippley pasties OR they can be used as mini Shriner hats!? They are constructed of Coconut Milk can tops, and the deebldorfs off of his giraffe toy."

I was going to use wee wee pads (like all the contestants on the show!)but I had to go with the aquarium background and purple plastic plants.

And a guest submission:

After a dozen of broken saw blades, a bleeding nail cut and soldering and finishing issues…here is the finished piece!

Next weeks challenge:

The Project Runway Challenge:
The designers were asked to design a piece for a model on stilts for the first ever outdoor runway show.

For our EtsyMetal Translation:
Since this challenge was all about going over the top, this week make it BIG, over the top, larger and crazier than you would normally do, but still trying to keep it wearable and fashionable. Should be a fun one!


Shirlee said...

man, you all nailed this one. awesome work!

Victoria Takahashi said...

I gree! everyone really rocked this one!

pssst~ Leidi, we didnt forget about you, i think they will get your awesome piece up soon! heres Leidi's link!

mettle design studio said...

Loved all the work!! Will try to participate in the next one!!

Leidi said...

Thanks Victoria, and everyone for posting my work I was so excited about it, this challenge was very funny.

See you soon.

Annette F Tait said...

I came here from Betsy's blog (imteam) - totally love all these submissions and so amazingly creative!
what fab ideas everyone has and so great to see the metal workers move out of their comfort zones - now that is pushing your art :)

well done everyone! can see these all being worn (and, er, some eaten :)

Beth Cyr said...

so wonderful! I wish I'd had time to go by the pet store last week - looking forward to this week's challenge!!

Michele Grady said...

Some really amazing ideas! I love it! Can't wait to see next week's pieces!

Victoria Takahashi said...

i just saw Dee/Malodora just posted a beautiful piece for 9.3 on flickr:

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