This week's Oldies but Goodies Theme Challenge is NO TOPIC. We did that in 2016 under the name "Anything Goes".
The challenge is to post pieces that you want to share. Jewelry, non-jewelry, pieces you have never shown before, old pieces, new pieces, different materials. Feel the freedom!
Go through your stash and post a picture in this thread, that pertains to the theme (now that's not hard this time ). It can be something you made yesterday or something you made five years ago. We encourage you to post as many items as you want. Can't make it much simpler.
We hope to see a lot of creative pics of your NO TOPIC jewelry (and non-jewelry). At the end of the challenge I will (probably) make a collage from the entries (at least one picture from each member) and post it on my blog to share what a talented crowd this is! I will link back to your shop, blog or other pages from your signature. If you don't want your piece/s to be included, please note that in your post. The collage to this challenge will probably not go live on Thursday this time, though.
We'd love to have more members participate in this easy, fun challenge. Won't you join us?
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2021 10:11:44 GMT -6 by caeterle
So, I’m sharing things I don’t think I’ve shared before. First up, the “back” necklace. I was working with a clothing designer (funny how much more I know now than then), and she wanted a necklace that draped down the back, and matching bracelet and earrings.
Next, my attempt at steampunk earrings.
And last, this bracelet - which had a design flaw because it fell off my wrist and I lost it. (I keep meaning to make another.)
Thanks so much Dawn & Irith! I can’t take credit for the back necklace concept, but it really is an amazing idea. I learned a lot from Rosemarie. I bought a mannequin in order to make it. And now you are all making me think I should re-make the cuff bracelet soon.
So very cool, Michelle! The necklace is a stunner. I have never been much of a steampunk fan, especially if there's a gear overload, but these earrings are just subtle enough for me, beautiful. Now go ahead and make another one of those bracelets!
Post by silverjewellerygirl on Jun 17, 2021 2:40:45 GMT -6
Oh Michelle, the back necklace is stunning! I'd recently seen some on the internet, and hadn't known about them before. It's on my list of things to make (have a couple of Star Wars designs in mind, too!). But yours is beautiful!
Cat, I love the flower - it's very elegant!
Here are a few of mine, too
The first one is a filigree (?) ring, which I found some instructions for, on-line about 10 years ago. Sadly, I can no longer find the instructions and I didn't ever write them down. It was really tricky and challenged my lack of soldering skills!
These are pendants that my F-I-L asked me to make for his twin nieces. He was a big Leonard Cohen fan, so I used some artwork from one of his albums for these. I think these challenged my lack of sawing skills!
This is my first commissioned piece! It's for a fellow Taekwondo student's birthday present from her Mum and Dad. Her Mum asked me to put some Korean hangul on the band. The words say "Integrity" and "Perseverance", two of the tenets of Taekwondo, which her Mum said most resonated with her.
Post by Irith-Rita on Jun 17, 2021 12:20:33 GMT -6
I am trying lately to finish off things I've began years ago which were half done and stashed in one of my boxes. Here I made a thick sterling silver bezel in which I set the orange Agate stone and made a pendant of it then added an industrial chain, added a handmade sterling hook of mine for a clasp and had it gold plated.
I have recently made a new pendant of sterling silver, an Australian Opal, a Tourmaline stone, scraps of silver and gold granules soldered in the round pieces of silver.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2021 12:33:14 GMT -6 by Irith-Rita
Thanks so much, Cat! I like Steampunk done well, but that’s kind of an esoteric standard. Mostly, I think the keys are pretty. LOL! Cat, I love all the color and originality in your designs. These are all amazing!
Sami, you do beautiful work! I love the ring, and know that your F-I-L and your friend’s mom and dad will love what you’ve created for them.
Good for you for working on the neglected projects, Irith. Your work is always stunning. I especially love the Australian opal / tourmaline necklace.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2021 18:59:45 GMT -6 by michelle