Sunday, February 8, 2015

January Challenge - Lace

A monthly challenge is held at the Jewelry Artisans Community for fun, to bond with other members, to build or learn new skills and to push our creativity.  Our challenge for the month of January was to design jewelry that was reminiscent of Lace.  There were wonderful entries and all of them hit the mark and then some!

From Caroline of The Crafty Chimp we have this beautiful brooch.  The main stone is Sea Sediment Jasper that is surrounded by seed beads of bronze and blue and designed to look like a lace edge cuff.

This exquisite bracelet was designed by Cat of Cat's Wire and is made of tiny cube beads and crystals in combination with Delicas and seed beads.

Carina of Violetmoon created this lacy necklace out of chain and dagger beads - it's both feminine and sultry.  Lovely worn with a little black dress for a night on the town.

I have been learning a lace netting technique and used it in both of my entries.  First a tiny bottle full of shells that has been covered in wire "lace" and turned into a necklace.

Next, after playing around with a variation on the above wire netting, I made this little basket and filled it with beads.  Cat suggested I permanently attached the beads to the basket and turn it into a pendant which is in the works.  Thanks, Cat!

I'm always thrilled to see how each of the challenge participants interprets the challenge theme and this month was no exception.  Great work by everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely to see all together in one post.
    It was fun to play with you lot again and I will try to join in on the next one. :)