Saturday, January 31, 2015

What's New!

Rustic, elegant, artsy, colorful. This week's sampling of new work from etsymetal studios!

 Cynthia Del Giudice                                                      2Roses

 Michele Grady Design                                           LSueSzabo

 LjBjewelry                                                                         Prox

 Christine Mighion Jewelry                           Evelyn Markasky

       Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford                  wildflowerdesigns

 sudlow                                                                 Anne Walker

 iacua                                                            Lauren Meredith

         Victoria Takahashi/Experimetal                   Jewelry by Francine


Saturday, January 24, 2015

What's New!

A delightful mix this week from etsymetal team studios! 

 lsueszabo                                                                          2Roses

 Nina Gibson Designs                                                          erga

 Cynthia Del Giudice                                               LjBjewelry

 Prox                                                                  PureDichotomy

Beth Cyr                                                                  betsybensen

 Michele Grady Designs                                       Anne Walker

                  ZLeslieJewelry                         Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford

VirginieMartinStudio                                         JazznJewelry


Saturday, January 17, 2015

What's New!

Some lovely new work to brighten January from etsymetal studios!

 Cynthia Del Giudice                                                  lsueszabo

 Prox                                                                    2Roses

 Sarah Hood Jewelry                                     Evelyn Markasky

 LjBjewelry                                                                   erga

 jewelry by Francine                                            Anne Walker

 simplyMegA                                            NodeformWeddings   

Saturday, January 10, 2015

What's New!

Members of the etsymetal team show off a lovely variety of new work this week!

 Cynthia Del Giudice                                              lsueszabo

 betsybensen                                                                      Prox

 2Roses                                                                   LjBjewelry

 Markaplan                                                                        erga

   iacua                                                 Michele Grady Designs

Sarah Hood Jewelry                                      Fenton Design

Thursday, January 8, 2015

3xR Etsy Metal Challenge The Grand Finale

We have reached the end of our year long challenge, and what a year it was!  As a 3xR participant I can say that it has been challenging and liberating.  Having the restriction of only using what we had in our studios in terms of materials was a terrific limitation. It forced us all to reassess some pieces that had remained unfinished, languishing somewhat, unloved and forgotten.  In the reassessment some became adapted and others just got finished.

Secondly, it helped us address our stash of rocks and gems.  And finally, it fostered experimentation and diversification.  A success all round I'd say.

I will leave you will some of the highlights from our 3xR 2014 Challenge.  You can find them all on our Flickr group page here.

3xR 2014
In the meantime, hands up who wants to start a new challenge for 2015?  I have it on good authority that a new challenge has indeed begun.  Check back soon to see what our intrepid Etsy Metal Team members have cooked up for 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Blog Carnival

Welcome to our EtsyMetal monthly Blog Carnival!
Blog Carnival is about a group of our members sharing their experience on a common topic


New Year Resolutions

It's that time of year again! What are your New Year Resolutions and how do you intend to keep them? Any that worked from last year?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

What's New!

Happy New Year 
from etsymetal!

lsueszabo                                                  Jewelry by Francine 

Juju By Sara                                                         JazznJewelry

                     Cynthia Del Giudice                                  Peggie Calame Jewelry 

Prox                                                                     Quercus Silver 

betsybensen                                                 Christine Mighion 

       Panicmama Jewelry by Renee Ford                  Peculiar Forest 

LjBjewelry                                           Michele Grady Designs 

Sarah Hood Jewelry                                          Fenton Design

Friday, January 2, 2015

"Old into New". Monthly Challenge.

The monthly challenge set a month ago was taken up by 4 EtsyMetal team members, starting with Rebecca Bogan of Adobe Sol. You can view more of her work here.

She says, "This pendant features very vintage hand-painted porcelain button. I've accented the button with quartz, fine silver, 14K gold in a sterling silver setting. This is my favorite theme of art jewelry as it brings something from the past in to modern day presented in a unique piece of jewelry."
Pierced detail on the back.

Check out this serene beauty from L.Sue Szabo who says "this stone is over 50 yrs old! I was given a little stash by the widow of an old stone collector who died a long time ago. She just found his old stone stash and gave it to me. I wanted to make a really modern, new looking ring to bring the old amethyst into 2015." More from Sue here.

Markaplan just wanted to add his 'two cents worth' the form of a pair of earrings  made from two old pennies (USA one cent coins)'d never guess!  Mark also made a 2nd entry for the challenge;
Surely the key to someone's heart?

Finally, this timeless piece by Anna from Severin Minerals. "Here's mine I totally spaced it! I decided to work in 14k gold which has been a while. It was old gold too that I had since the 90's. "



Christmas is over for another year and lucky kids have new toys to play with...perhaps the adults have too! Design and make jewelry which is inspired in some way by a favourite toy or game, it could be something colourful and modern, something old and vintage, a 20th Century classic or perhaps something less well known from another culture. Think about the materials you use.

Need some inspiration? In the UK there is the wonderful Museum of Childhood, check out their online collection database, and in the US there's the National Museum of name but two.

The Landlord's Game/Courtesy Thomas E. Forsyth. Image courtesy of Courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, New York.

You can submit to the challenge too! Simply post good images of your creation into your own Flickr or Pinterest account, with description and your name, then post the link to your submission in the comments at the bottom of this post, to have it included here on the blog.

Deadline is Sunday 1st Febrary. 

Enjoy the challenge.
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