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Post  Cornish on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:42 pm

So here we are the first challenge for you all, as the forum is new I thought I would reflect that in the Challenge.

Its All About You

So what we want to see is some lovely examples of work that represents you / your brand.
It may be that you have something that you sell well and is associated with you but you feel thats not really you, show us both.

Rules:
I will keep the rules fairly informal for the time being, but will add some if needed.
The main rule is it has to be you own work and is something to do with the boards on the forum.

I will post the next challenge in a months time, but for now I'm looking forward to seeing some lovely pieces.

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Post  Cornish on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:05 pm

I'll get things going with a few pieces from me.


dark blossoming by CornishDragon, on Flickr
My customers love my charm style jewellery but metal is more me like this piece


dryad by CornishDragon, on Flickr

And for my beads this is me


lavender fields by CornishDragon, on Flickr

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Post  whiskey9890 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:18 pm

can somebody remind me when 7 days is up so i can post my pic from flicr please

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Post  Tinker on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:03 pm

Thanks Cornish!
Well that's a tough one eh! I'll have to get thinking on that.

Should note, theres no prizes - just the satisfaction of joining in Very Happy

Sorry about the posting links thing, I'm not sure there's anytihng I can do about it but I'll keep trying...gives you longer to think about it!
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Post  whiskey9890 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:18 pm

i like to use coins in a lot of my pieces. and this brooch incorporates three of my passions, seed beads, bead embroidery and bead weaving. i'm only just getting myself set up to sell but i have given items similar to this to several friends and family members who really like them, i'm also working on the tutorial for them but i keep getting writers block

coin-flower-cranberry by whiskey9890, on Flickr

phew so glad the linky things is sorted

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Post  RowanWolf on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:32 pm

Hmm, I'm having a think. I've not really developed a particular style or brand as yet as far as I can see..maybe someone else sees it in my work.. might just pick my favourites hehe
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Post  Cornish on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:00 pm

Whiskey I love your coin jewellery, can't wait for the tutorial.

RowanWolf your favourites will be great.


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Post  Tinker on Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:45 pm

That's a great design whiskey - and what a great idea for comemmorative coins etc. Rowanwolf your signature style at the moment seems to be those gorgeous necklaces like you did for a certain other challenge?
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Post  Mead Moon on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:27 am

This was the beginning - my first bracelet that started it all:



This represents where I went next, and what I still love doing:



and this is a current passion:



My style hasn't really settled down; I like so many things and trying anything that looks interesting, but I keep returning to chainmaille; leaves in silver or copper; and jewellery influenced by ancient Egypt.
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Post  Tinker on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:44 pm

Definitely all has a 'mead moon' esque feel to it though, lovely stuff Very Happy
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Post  BeezJewelz on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:50 pm

I love the details on the leaf Mead Moon, and chain mail is something I shall try too very soon, I see so many beautiful bracelets and necklaces out there.
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Post  Tinker on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:58 pm

Ok, my go

This is my biggest achievement/range to date in silver. I like rounded, tactile stuff - don't like pointy or jagged things and I'm very proud of this.


It was also featured on the guild of jewellery designer's site when they did a thing on charms.

Beads - well at the moment it seems to be that polkadots are my thing, but being the butterfly that I am I expect it won't be long till I'm on to the next thing!!
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Post  BeezJewelz on Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:01 pm

Those are amasing Tinker, I love the charms and the fasteners you used to attached them to the bracelet. Well done! Very Happy
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Post  Mead Moon on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:51 pm

Those charms are brilliant. What great ideas you have! I love the bonbon and the heart one, is it a box or a book?
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Post  Cornish on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:36 pm

Beautiful charm bracelet Tinker, it's lovely.

Elaine they are all gorgeous and as Tinker said a certain mead moon esq.
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Post  Tinker on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:32 pm

Thanks guys! Well actually they all relate to the traditional theme for the first few wedding anniversaries so paper (book) cotton, etc etc I'm very lucky in that my sis is quite senior within a hotel chain so I get into wedding fairs with them.
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