Our version of the challenge:
This was an unconventional materials challenge on PR, but I'm not sure those who are participating can get their hands on carnival prizes in time.
Create a piece of jewelry inspired by carnival games and prizes. Feel free to incorporate some unconventional materials, even carnival prizes, in your finished piece. Eat a Yoplait product while you're thinking about it.
L. Sue Szabo
Sue said: “I got a couple plastic monkeys from Cracker Jack boxes- gotta love the prize inside! - and casted them in sterling silver. It seemed to me that they were in love and wanted to be together, so i soldered them kissing and having their tails and front arms make a heart. i laughed the whole time i made this. sometimes metalsmithing is just too much fun! hey, It WAS the unconventional challenge.”
Our next challenge due to Thursday August 15 is:
TIE THE KNOTSeason 12, Episode 4
This week's challenge involved bow ties and ended up being a sort of homage to marriage equality.
For this week's challenge- Make wedding worthy jewelry that incorporates the bowtie concept.
**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 week's challenge. Then post a link to your challenge creation in this week's comment area before the deadline.
*We are only 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 "EMPR 12.x" We will post your name with a link and a picture of your piece on our blog. The deadline for guest submissions will be Thursday at 12:00 midnight, Pacific Standard Time. The new blog posts and the new challenge will go up the Friday after the new episode airs.
Thank you !