Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January Challenge- "NEW"

It's a new year so what better theme to start with than "NEW". This could be a new technique, new tool, new materials, etc. I believe we have some knock-out entries for this month and hope you think so too!!


EMWmetal (shop)
I'm so excited about this new series of work. I took a workshop 2 summers ago on "Metal Painting" from a former professor. In this process you use directional sanding and patinas to develop your image. One of the materials we were able to work with that day was copper plated nickel. You could sand through the copper and expose the nickel in areas and use liver of sulphur to color the copper... I could not find this material anywhere. I was just gifted some at Christmas. Having fun in January! So here is my first couple of landscape paintings using this process.

I bought some copper PMC a few months back to experiment with. Hats off to you PMC artists! It was harder than it looks! I've only used it once before so it was challenging. This was the best flower of the bunch! I am also creating a new body of work with more gemstones so this was a perfect challenge! I'm in love with these colors together!



Beth Cyr (shop)
 I'd been really attracted to this style of hoop, but hadn't made anything like it. the mechanism takes longer to make than I think it should, even after 3 pairs! part of what changes it is fusing the little curly loop closed and getting the angle just right with that little detail on the "hinge" side.

Cynthia Kurth (shop)
Trying out something new also means risking something. For example, that one is not satisfied with the resulting piece of jewelry. I wanted to bring stamped jewelry and simple settings together. But is that the right way? I'll probably try more ..

Nina Gibson (shop)
I got a Fretz mini forming stake set for Christmas. I have no idea what I'm doing. They turned out okay though - double up on the earring challenge.

I've always wanted to try making my own ear nuts but have never stopped to take the time to try this out. Now that I've done it though I think this will be a permanent addition to my earrings!
Our February challenge will be to make "Tiny Charms" 1/2" in size.  If you'd like to play along with us post your tiny charm in the comments of this post by February 26th.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

What's New!

This is what's new from these etsymetal studios!

                              JMK Jewelry                                   Cynthia Kurth

                    Laura Bracken Designs                  Le Chien Noir Jewelry

                            Juju By Sara                                             sudlow

                         AmityJewelry                               Michele Grady Designs

                           EMW Metalworks                               betsybensen

Saturday, January 20, 2018

What's New!

This week's new work from etsymetal!

                               LjBjewelry                               Virginie Martin Studio

                           simplyMegA                                         Cynthia Kurth

Laura Bracken Designs                       EMW Metalworks

                             AmityJewelry                             Cynthia Del Giudice

Saturday, January 13, 2018

What's New!

2018 is already looking good...
Happy New Year from etsymetal!

Nina Gibson Designs                          Pure Dichotomy

                          Lunasa Designs                           Le Chien Noir Jewelry

                      Cynthia Del Giudice                                 simplyMegA

              Michele Grady Designs                   Laura Bracken Designs    

EMW Metalworks                                  Severin Metals

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