Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spring Awakenings with 3-D Technique

MCHs Team May Challenge

I'm super psyched to see all the fabulous entries this time. These entries are entirely artistic inspirations from the special characteristic of precious metal clay - its versatility.

Here are the 12 entries from our very talented team members. The public poll is open for two weeks. The technical poll, also open for two weeks, is restricted to MCHs team members only. Enjoy and don't forget to vote! Please cast your vote on the right column; and if you post a comment, you will be automatically entered into our June blog giveaway. Poll will be close on May 31st.

Vila Queen ... OOAK Star Sapphire Pendant by Stardust

Vilas are said to be shamanic healing spirits, magical dancers, and woodland herbalists who guard women, animals, and the forest... more

Origami Cat with Silver Paper PMC by YorkAvenueStudio

Origami Cat with Silver Paper PMC - This cute snoozing kitty is in no rush to wake just yet. Spring is here and there is so much to explore, but still time for a little cat-nap! I folded this 3D kitty with Origami inspired by Master Tomoko's design and the kitty does stand up on her own! I added ... more

Solid Sterling Lambie Pendant by Rainjewelry

I sculpt this with fine silver and oxidize the face, feet and bow. I would make a simple loop bail... more

Daffodil Pin by Willowandme

I have been experimenting with combining bronze and copper and so decided to use both in this piece. Daffodils have always meant spring to me as they are the first to bloom in my garden and brighten it with the first colors of the year... more

Micro Bucket Bouquet Necklace (with Labradorite and Yellow Sapphire) by SparkleBeeDesigns

A very tiny handmade fine silver bucket with beautiful blue and yellow glass enameled flowers. HIdden inside the bucket are realistic polymer clay pebbles and "water" (clear resin) to keep the flowers fresh... more

Devil Rays by SweetleafSisterz

Well, this isn't exactly "spring", but the sea is the original site of new beginnings...

Copper Sculpted Flower Poppy Pendant Necklace by PrairieMudStudio

Copper metal clay has been sculpted into a simple poppy figure atop a rectangle base. The unique pendant hangs from a copper chain... more

Message in a Bottle by Seavbeach

This was hollow vessel with a floral design. The lid screws on and off to reveal a secret message inside. I started creating this piece especially for me on Mothers Day... more

Handmade Fine Silver Butterfly Chrysalis Necklace by Envydesignsjewelry

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.~Irish Blessing ... more

Spring Flip Flop Necklace In Fine Silver by Lifeartdesigns

Just in time for Spring and summer...This is a handcrafted flip flop necklace made from fine silver clay. Each flip flop was carved from fine silver clay and placed on an oval base also made from silver clay... more

Fairy House by DaVoria

This is the fairy house I made for the Fairy House Festival that takes place at Artpark in Lewiston NY this coming June. This pendant is made from pmc. I used a stamp that looks like stones for the floor... more

Silver and Amethyst Geode Egg Pendant by Somethingxtraspecial

This fine silver hollow egg, open at the top and filled with gorgeous amethyst coloured crystals is a unique way to wear a beautiful geode style pendant... more

Spring Awakenings Challenge Technical Poll

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Capecodjewel Wins!

Congrats to Linda/Capecodjewel who wins our April blog giveaway! She's also our #100 blog follower, thanks Linda for your devoted support! She will be receiving the Fancy Filigree pendant from Ghislaine of GS Creations.

Upcoming is our May team challenge and the theme is "3-D". Please stay tuned for our team members exciting creations and another chance to enter to our next blog giveaway in June.