Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Brooch a Week, wk8

Hello everyone and welcome to Brooch a Week!
As usual we have some amazing brooches/pins this week from our members.
Check out their awesome work below...

...and here is a roundup of the brooches from the Brooch a Day group 

Members' News for the Month of March

Hello out there!  It's the last Weds of the month, so we all know what that means, right?  Yep, it's time for the Etsy Metal members' news.  Here's an update of our comings and goings for the month of March, and our special accomplishments.

Betsy Bensen is featured in Combustus online magazine entitled "Betsy Bensen and the Alchemy of Making Jewelry".  Congrats to Betsy whose work is amazing!

 Meg Auth will be exhibiting a piece entitled "X Marks the Spot" in the
Mercury Bay Art Escape
Taste of the Tour
Showcase Exhibition for the month of March
At Hot Waves Cafe in Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel in New Zealand.
This event kicks of an Open Studio Tour that takes place March 2,3,9, and 10.

Colleen Baran’s 'Blue Chain' is showing in Chain Project exhibiting at A Casa Museum in São Paulo, Brazil. 'Blue Chain' was made from layers of heavyweight paper cut into organic shapes and painted in gradient shades of blue. It explores some of her favoured recurrent themes of pattern and repetition using alternative materials.

The exhibition runs from February 20th to March 22nd in 2013. The show was curated by Marina Sheetikoff and includes 65 artists from 20 different countries.
Congrats to Colleen,  I have seen this project on Crafthaus and it is amazing!  Do check it out.

Alisa Miller was featured in American Craft Magazine in the Voices column. Her brooch was also prominently featured.

Here is a bit of text from article-

What does your living space say about you?
My apartment is a little peek into my brain. A little messy and chaotic, full of stuff I really don’t need but also surrounded by pretty things. I love my collection of art. Nearly all of it is from friends of mine or artists I have admired for a long time. I have glass and ceramics from craft show friends, drawings from artists I have followed for years, and, of course, jewelry from some of my idols.
~Alisa Miller, metalsmith, Chicago 

Wow!  Lots of cool stuff from our Etsy Metal team.
Searching for "etsymetal team" (no space between etsy metal!) is one way to search for our team members when shopping or looking on Etsy.  Etsy Metal is one way of assuring that you will find quality metal work.

Til next month,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

“What’s New”

Saturday is here and we on EtsyMetal team a proud to show you what’s New in our shops.
The EtsyMetal mark is your assurance of hand made craftsmanship, quality, and that the artist follows ethical trade practices.
Enjoy !

SCJ Jewelry Design                               wildflowerdesigns

2Roses                                                      Juju By Sarah

Laura Jane Bouton                              María Goti Joyas

 Kate Jones Jewelry                            Art By Winona

Jen Lawler Designs                             betsybensen

 deborah lee taylor/e5                      Cynthia Del Giudice

LSueSzabo                                               Gracebourne Design

Erin Austin                                             Discomedusa

NRjewellerydesign                              Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford

Jewellietta                                               VirginieMartinStudio 

Revonav                                                   Mark Kaplan

Be here on next Saturday for much more jewelry !
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

“What’s New”

Welcome to “what’s New” on EtsyMetal.

We on EtsyMetal team set our mission to support each other as independent artists and Etsy as a platform for selling quality handmade goods.
The EtsyMetal mark is your assurance of hand made craftsmanship, quality, and that the artist follows ethical trade practices.

Let’s see what we have for this week:

María Goti Joyas                                  2Roses

Laura Jane Bouton                              VirginieMartinStudio

citizenobjects                                        lsueszabo

Erin Austin                                              erga

JuJu by Sarah                                        SCJJewelryDesign

Kate Jones Jewelry                             nova of sweden

Quercus Silver                                       Peculiar Forest

Deborah Lee Taylor                            Jen Lawler Designs

NRjewellerydesign                              Revonav

Have a wonderful weekend and visit us next Saturday with more beautiful new jewelry.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 3–“IT'S THE HEIDI KLUM CHALLENGE. DUN DUN DUNNNNN”

Challenge due Thursday, February 14 (midnight your time) Happy Valentine's Day!
Heidi goes on to tell the designers that as a team, they'll be designing garments for the launch of her "very feminine and sensual" scent, "Surprise." Each team will be responsible for designing four garments for her "Surprise" TV and print ad, and two looks for a press event. After all a woman needs options, right? Or to put it in Heidi terms: "I'm a little picky"
Translation: Create a piece of jewelry for Heidi based on the design of her perfume bottle.
Make it work!

We have amazing 2 entries for this challenge!
L. Sue Szabo
“make a piece to go with Heidi Klum's perfume Surprise. I used pink enamel like the color of the box, using strips of metal to echo the striping on the box, adding black spinels to bring in the black accents. It came out looking a bit more organic than i planned.”

Evelyn Markasky

Our next challenge:
Season 11, Episode 4 :  “The Ultimate Hard and Soft”
Challenge due Thursday, February 21 (midnight your time):
This week’s challenge is a FLASHBACK CHALLENGE! Inspired by the Glade 2-in-1 scented candles, the designers will be sourcing their materials from BOTH a flower shop AND the hardware store! It’s a 2 in 1 challenge to make a cohesive line of 6 looks of “hard and soft”. The line needs to contain both flowers and hardware, but EACH look does not!
Translation: I think this one was made just for us! Design a piece of jewelry that has elements of hard AND soft... include something you'd find in a hardware store with something organic, either something like a real flower or metal that looks organic.

**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 10.3" 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 !

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Brooch a Week, wk 6

Hello lovely people, I present to you this weeks brooches! Check out the lovely mosaic made by Chrysoula featuring this weeks entries from our team members.

To see more visit the Brooch a Week Flickr page.

Here are some from the Brooch a Day team

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