This will be our first challenge of the new year. We have changed our submission dates from the end of the month to the 15th of the month. This challenge will run from January 1 to February 15th. You will have a shorter time frame for this challenge (six weeks instead of eight weeks), but we will get back on track for the next challenge.
Since we are starting a brand new year, your challenge is to try a new (to you) technique, material or tool. At least part of your creation should reflect your use of something new in your jewelry design.
Have fun - looking forward to seeing your creations!
My new skill. It took me 5 or 6 tries over the last few months - but 3 since this challenge began. I think I will put a vertical strap down the back so that I can put it on a ribbon, and make a choker. I think I’m keeping this one simple.
Thanks so much, Cat and Caroline! I can’t thank you both enough, your tips and encouragement made it so easier to persevere. It’s funny, I really liked the thought of being able to add beaded bezels to my repertoire, and assumed - mistakenly - that they would be easier than wire-wrapped bezels. If anything they are more difficult! But I love the look of the beads with these skeleton faced cabs. And I have a lot of them!
Oh no, it will be a beading frenzy! Go for it, Michelle!
I still don't feel like playing with the new tool in a new technique as I'm not keen on watching or reading tutorials. I did order the new material which isn't here yet.
For starters I used Magatama beads for the first time, even if in a very simple way. Sometimes I order a surprise mix and this time I got different Magatamas, large and small cube beads (I have always struggled with using the large ones, ugh), large seed beads, drops, Tilas, small bugles, all of it a real challenge for me. These Magatamas came in a small tube, not enough for a whole bracelet, but the Picasso finish went nicely with that of these larger seed beads. Due to them not being all that regular, the bracelet twists if you put it flat on a surface, but worn it sits nicely.
So if my attempt with the new material doesn't work out, I have at least something to show
Post by Irith-Rita on Jan 21, 2021 17:06:47 GMT -6
I don't know whether my item will show any special new technique, but I combined two stones from my box and set them one ot top of the other in a new sterling and stones pendant - a Labradorite and Yellow Opal. They were waiting a long for me to do something with them.
I hope you will accept it as a challenge.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2021 17:12:26 GMT -6 by Irith-Rita