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Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes     This week we received a sketch at Hobby Alternatief with, at least for me, unusual shapes, I don’t know if my college team members made cards like these before, but I haven’t. For this card, a real challenge for me, I had to sit down for some time and move the dies that I could use several times over the paper to get the best result. I had to do a lot of calculating…

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Flower Shaker Card

Flower Shaker Card

Flower Shaker Card   This weeks theme was to make a flower shaker card and as an example they showed us a video of Olga Direktorenko. Now I had seen that one before and already had it on my to try list, so I like this theme. I made a test card first with the top mat to thin so it didn’t look nice enough. I made that one in white with the flowers coloured with black sooth distress ink. So…

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Buttons – JAC May Challenge

Buttons – JAC May Challenge

Buttons – JAC May Challenge The Jewelry Artisans Community May challenge is to use buttons in a design. We where allowed to use as many or as little as we liked but there had to be at least one button included in our creation. There where only 3 players in this challenge. Only Dawn from Jewelry Art By Dawn and Cat from Cat’s wire join this challenge. Michele from MCstoneworks didn’t have any buttons and Caroline from The Crafty Chimp was working on a book getting published.  …

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Fiber and Mixed Media

Fiber and Mixed Media

Fiber and Mixed Media     Last month’s challenge was to create a fiber and mixed media jewelry piece. For fiber and mixed media we could use materials such as hemp, ribbon, cord, fabric, yarn, felt, shibori ribbon as well as recycled components, paper, found items, leather, glass, metal and the list goes on and on. The challenge for this month was to combine two or more materials to create a mixed media jewelry piece. The first to enter was Dawn, from Jewelry…

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Landscape at Collioure

Landscape at Collioure

Landscape at Collioure Landscape at Collioure was the assignment for the June Challenge at Jewelry Artisans Community‘s and we were given this painting from Henry Matisse to work with. These challenges are monthly contests to spark our imagination and make us think out of the box. It was hard this time, I mean lets be real, make some jewelry with this landscape at collioure painting in mind? I saw nothing in it. I think most of the others didn’t see it either. At the moment I’m a…

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Spring Serenade – JAC May challenge

Spring Serenade – JAC May challenge

Spring Serenade – JAC May challenge Spring Serenade was the assignment for the May challenge at Jewelry Artisans Community‘s and we were given this painting from Maya Green to work with. These challenges are monthly contests to spark our imagination and make us think out of the box. This one really made us think. I tried to make a pattern from a part of the painting to make a seed bead bracelet but the programme gave me so many colors that I had to skip…

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JAC April Challenge – Steampunk

JAC April Challenge – Steampunk

JAC April Challenge – Steampunk For the month April we had a challenge again, this time we had the theme steampunk. I have seen many artworks that are called that way, and have made some jewelry in the past that could have crossed over. Is it jewelry, an artform, the clothing, the music, the movies or is it a subculture lifestyle  as we also have Gothic or Industrial. I do know it is a combination of Industrial relics and clothing…

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JAC March Challenge – Top O the Morning!

JAC March Challenge – Top O the Morning!

JAC March Challenge – Top O the Morning! Iedere maand hebben we een thema uitdaging bij het JAC forum het Jewelry Artisans Community. Voor Maart hadden we het thema St. Patricks Day dus moesten we allemaal iets maken wat aan dat feest gerelateerd is. Natuurlijk komen dan als eerste klavertjes en de kleur groen naar boven. Onderstaande de inzendingen van alle deelnemers. Every month we have a theme challenge at the JAC forum,  the Jewelry Artisans Community. For March we had the…

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My OTT (Over The Top) entry

My OTT (Over The Top) entry

On one of the Dutch forum we had a big contest. It was called “Over The Top” This was my entry. After I made send in the photo’s I took of all the colored drops and changed them with 6 mm Olivine Jade beads. I prefer the set with the Jade. Sadly I can’t show the other entries, because the forum is viewable for members only.

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