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Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2019 Design Challenge -- Mixed Metals

Here are the entries from members of the SRAJD Organization for the following theme challenge:"Create a piece of jewelry featuring MIXED METAL”.

Click below on any artist's name to see their website and more of the awesome jewelry they've made.

Click on an image to see a larger version of the jewelry.

Cherie Somerville
I've been out of the scene for quite awhile, trying to stabilize my website sucks up all my time & focus! But this piece was creating just recently and I'm very fond of doing mixed metal pieces in general. I love organic, asymmetrical, amorphous shapes...curves & spirals and such. This pieces combines sterling & copper abstract shapes with a setting of deep green botryoidal malachite. Curvy, double-balled heavy gauge sterling wire creates a bail & fine copper wire "stitches" the sterling & copper shapes together. A mix of malachite & old India silver beads add more detail. 

Cathi Kent
This is a simple piece made of brass and sterling silver.

... and a couple more pendants with silver and brass.

Rebecca Hibit
Copper/brass cuffs 

Monica Rice Harlan
Here's my little contribution. Pewter/brass/bronze boho turtle bracelet.

Pamela Hollis
I have plans in the new year to enlarge my technique to sheet metal sawing, and cold connections. Your pieces are inspiring! Here's my humble entry in copper and sterling silver and rustic cut chrysocolla. 

Annee DesignedIt
Fun accessories , I made myself a reversible necklace using a Dime and a Penny 

Pam Hurst 
I made this pendant with silver, 18k gold and a blue topaz. I reticulated the silver first.

Kim Forrer
Sterling silver hoops with some brass chain I received from a chain supplier as a sample. I don’t use brass chain but didn’t want to waste it so used it in these earrings.

Karen Nelmes
I made this pendant and a few more that I am still working on. Along with earrings and bracelets. It is copper and brass with labradorite teardrop beads.

Kim Lyons
My first solo Keum Boo Pendant. Made from fine silver and 23.5 Kt gold foil, on a sterling silver chain. The texture was done with my Cuddlebug embossing machine and a commercial pattern. I use a Bee Hive Kiln as my heat source.

Tammy Adams
This mixed metal hearts brooch and pendant necklace are polymer clay with silver, brass, and copper metal paints and an LOS patina.

Laura Bracken
Here's a piece I had not planned on making but a new student wanted to learn rivets and I always find rivets and mixed metals go really well together.Sterling silver, brass, and copper.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  The artists would love to hear from you so if you have a moment, please leave a comment.  Cheers!

Check back next month to see what the designers do with the Pantone Color of the Year. 


touch of silver said...

Loved seeing the results!!! Each one of these artistic creations has a unique quality...all so different and all give such true meaning to the words 'handmade artisan jewelry'. Excellent job! Hope to be able to participate in future challenges when other commitments slow down:)

Carole Isenhart James Johnson said...

Great job everyone! So much fun to see the creative spin each designer put on the challenge themes, each one is uniquely beautiful, very hard to pick a favorite as I love them all. Thank you Laura for challenging us!

Tammie Everly said...

LOVE seeing all these! Great job everyone Looking forward to participating next month.

Pamela Hollis said...

I love being a part of SRAJD - such talent and sharing here! I'm challenging myself to participate in the group challenges this year.

Annee DesignedIt said...

I am thrilled to be a new member of SRAJD be a part of , quit proud really
So happy to have participated seeing my necklace posted in the Mixed - Metals Design Challenge . Everyone`s work is stunning, truly gifted artisans