Saturday, April 30, 2016

What's New!

This week's goodies from etsymetal studios!

                           Form and Funktion                         EMW Metalworks

                         Renee Ford Metals                       Le Chien Noir Jewelry

                         AmityJewelry                                     Juju By Sarah   

                           Cynthia Del Giudice                                Blue Piranha

                               LjBjewelry                                         Fenton Design

                             Quercus Silver                              Michele Grady Designs

                             betsybensen                                    SCJJewelryDesign

Saturday, April 23, 2016

What's New!

This week's new work hot off the benches of etsymetalsmiths!

AmityJewelry                                          Fenton Design

                             LjBjewelry                                   Cynthia Del Giudice

                         Renee Ford Metals                                     2Roses

                              betsybensen                             Le Chien Noir Jewelry  

               Bracken Designs                         Michele Grady Designs    

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What's New!

Another week, another beautiful batch of jewelry from the studios of etsymetal jewelers!

                                     prox                                Christine Mighion Jewelry

 AmityJewelry                                         Bracken Designs

 Lauren Meredith                                             LjBjewelry

                Renee Ford Metals                    Michele Grady Designs

        SCJJewelryDesign                       LeslieZemenekJewelry

    Juju By Sarah                                        Quercus Silver

                                  Fenton Design                            Cynthia Del Giudice

    betsybensen                                        PureDichotomy

Saturday, April 9, 2016

What's New!

                            LjBjewelry                                     Renee Ford Metals

 Jen Lawler Designs                                          lsueszabo

 Gracebourne Design                                   Fenton Design

 Lauren Meredith                                        MetalObjects

 Bracken Designs                                         AmityJewelry

 LeslieZemenekJewelry                                         2Roses

                            Blue Piranha                                Cynthia Del Giuduce

PureDichotomy                                         SeverinMetals

Le Chien Noir Jewelry                               betsybensen

Monday, April 4, 2016

Blog Carnival

Welcome to our monthly EtsyMetal blog carnival. Blog carnival is about a group of our members discussing a common topic.

This months topic:
"Those Pieces that Started it All"
This month we are remembering the pieces of jewelry that made us think that this was the path for us to follow


Saturday, April 2, 2016

What's New!

This week's new work, hot off the benches of etsymetal jewelers!
 Jen Lawler Designs                        Sara Westermark

 simplyMegA                              Lauren Meredith

                             Blue Piranha                      Victoria Takahashi/Experimetal

 2Roses                                        Juju By Sarah

 Cynthia Del Giudice                        Fenton Design

 LjBjewelry                                              AmityJewelry

Form and Funktion                             betsybensen

March Monthly Challenge "30 Minute Challenge"


We asked our EtsyMetal Team members to pick one project from either the

 (Author Marthe Le Van, Publisher Lark Crafts.)
And then make a project that was inspired by a piece in the book, but here's the fun part, they had to incorporate their juju, style, & personality into the piece, thus transforming it into their personal style. This what they came up with!

see at the bottom the next months challenge!

Debbie Ritchie
picked Bracelet #43 for her inspiration, page 94. 
(Original Designer from the 30 Minute Bracelet Book was Susan Machamer)

picked ring #34, but made a bracelet instead, page 76. (Original Designer from the 30 minute Ring Book was Dilyana Evtimova)
"I chose ring #34 as inspiration. The ring has a washer that is twisted and bent, then attached to a ring shank. I decided a version of this design might look good as a cuff bracelet. My original idea was to make several twisted washers and attach them to the top of a cuff bracelet, but when I had them laid out, it didn't look right. I had made a couple different sizes, so tried stacking them. I liked the way they formed a sort of abstract flower. So I made one more larger washer to add to the bottom of the stack (there are 3 total). The cuff part of the bracelet started as something completely different, but I liked the delicate look of the nested washers, so decided the cuff should echo that. I chose a thin (but strong enough) piece of square wire for the bracelet to give the overall piece a delicate, pretty look."

 Kim Sheridan - MetalObjects
picked Bracelet #59 for her inspiration, page 127. 
(Original Designer from the 30 Minute Bracelet Book was Amy Tavern)

picked bracelet #22 from the 30 minute Bracelet Book, page 52.
(Original Designer from the 30 Minute Bracelet Book was Brenda Schweder)
picked ring #52 from the 30 Minute RIng Book, page 113.
(Original Designer is a current EtsyMetal Team member Shirlee Grund)

The April Challenge is:

"Let's Pretend!"

For this months challenge let's pretend that we are costume designers. Pick your favorite movie/tv character and design a piece of jewelry for them!
Reader Submission details:
Hello readers! We just require that you make your pieces specifically for these challenges.
Please post your photo link to your April piece in the comment area below in THIS post. We will take submissions until the last day of the month PST midnight, this is a firm deadline. 
Can't wait to see what you all create!

See you next month and thanks for taking the time to visit!
If you have any questions, please contact a *Monthly Challenge Blog Author below:
*Disclaimer: Authors of the EtsyMetal Monthly Challenge have the right refuse your artwork submission to the post for any reason they see fit.

Etsy Metal Charm Swap 17: Progress Report 6

 Michele Grady has received her first Charm Swap package!
They will all be rolling in shortly. I have gathered a few photos below of  some of the finished and in progress pics that were shared by the swappers this week.
The way the swap works is, Etsymetal members sign up to participate. The number of sign ups we have decides the number of charms to make. This time there are 7 participants and a theme of "Animals". Each participant makes a charm for each member plus 2 extra. When they are finished they send the charms to one of the curators who in turn will sort and pass them back out to the 7 participants. The 2 extra charms have a purpose as well. One individual charm will be sold in the EtsyMetal shop and the other one will be going on a "charm holder" necklace this time around instead of a bracelet. 50% of the funds collected from the sale of the charm swap bracelets and necklaces will be donated to a Youth Arts Organization (TBA) to support budding young artists. Below are the Artists participating in Charm Swap 17 and some work in progress photos:
Victoria Takahashi    Michele Grady   Jessica Lopour   
Andrea Ring   Stacey Maddock   Nina Gibson   Regina Ewer 

Andrea Ring "Tiger"

Nina Gibson "Koi Pond"

Stacey Maddock "Where We Live"

Regina Ewer  "Clown Fish"

Victoria Takahashi "Handcarved Antlers" and packaging.

Michele Grady  & Jessica Lopour  
are busily working away on their charms, can't wait to see them!

Stay tuned to see the "Shop Charm necklace" that will have a handmade charm holder made by Michele Grady and it will be available in the shop in the very near future also along with an individual charm from each maker.
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