This Week's Challenge:
"Finale, part 1 & 2"
Project Runway Challenge:
The remaining designers are working on their final collections to be presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and must present a three-look mini-collection to present to judges.
Our EtsyMetal Translation:
Create a mini collection in any variation of pieces! Feel free to draw on previous challenges to inspire, or create something completely different!
Here are the final Submissions for Season 9:
My collection was created using the poor-man's raising technique. I don't have the right tools for doing raising so I improvised and used my rawhide mallet, my vise, my set of dapping punches and my ball peen hammer. But first I patterned my copper with my rolling mill and a scrap piece of raw canvas. I wanted to give the metal the feeling and flow of fabric. The three pieces turned out to be wonderfully lightweight yet sturdy!
I am thinking that they would all coordinate with any of Anya's designs this season.
For my take on the challenge, I wanted to do something that represents my style so I've used materials that I love to work with, Nevada boulder turquoise, pearls, and a rose cut diamond. Done in sterling silver with touches of 14kt and 18kt gold, the collection includes a pendant, earrings, and a ring.
Guest SubmissionTwelve designers arrive to New York to compete in the first season ever of Project Accessory! They were taken to a warehouse in New Jersey and given 30 minutes to rummage through two storage units full of "junk" to gather materials for the challenge. They were challenged to make a necklace, a belt and an accessory of their choice to go with a white T-shirt and Jeans.
The challenge for the designers was to create something fabulous out of junk. We all have a junk drawer in our house. (I have four!) The drawer with the "junk" we save for no apparent reason. So go dig through the junk drawer and find the fabulous to create an accessory of your choice to pair with a simple t-shirt and jeans. Necklace, earrings, bracelet, belt, or handbag...it's up to you! Limit yourself to ONLY what is in the junk drawer for materials. No materials from the bench except glue and paint. Of course, full access to all of your tools
**guidelines for guest submissions**
Please read this every week as there may be small updates and changes. The pieces you submit must be pieces that are made specifically for that weeks challenge. Then post a link to your challenge creation in this weeks comment area before the deadline.
*We only are accepting guest submissions from our blog comment area at this time, insert your links there. Then please cross-post this to your Blog, Flickr, Etsy, etc. And tag them with "EMPA 1.1". We will post your name with a link and a picture of your piece on our blog. Thedeadline for guest submissions will be Thursday at 12 am (midnight), Pacific Standard Time. The new blog posts and the new challenge will go up the Friday after the new episode airs.
Now Go Be Creative!