Friday, August 5, 2011

Etsy Metal Project Runway Season Nine Challenge

I've never participated in the Etsy Metal Project Runway Challenges, but have always wanted to, and have admired the work that came out of them. It's sort of ironic that I chose now to participate, now that I have started a new job and am working most days and my jewelry making time is severely limited.  Because of that and the fact that our main air conditioner, the one that cools my studio, went out two days ago and it's been around 110ยบ everyday, because of those things I'm all the more impressed that I finished this project.

Here are the instructions for playing along, and a description of this week's challenge.  This challenge is open to non Etsy Metal members, so if you would like to participate just check the Etsy Metal blog each week to see instructions.

Here is my bench mess that I was able to pull materials and inspiration from.

My piece under construction


The finished Ring


I used a Lace Agate stone from my Paw Paw's collection.  I have a bunch of his rocks and this is the first piece that I have utilized, but hopefully not the last.  My accent stones are Labradorite and Sunstone.  This is one of the most complex pieces that I have made in a while and I'm really pleased with the outcome.  I will take better pictures of this ring soon, but have not yet decided if I will offer it for sale or keep it for myself.

I needed this challenge to inspire me and deadlines always get me motivated!  I hope to keep playing along and I hope you will too, if you are so inclined.


Enjoy your weekend!
xoxo
Ashley

4 comments:

La Alicia said...

gorgeous ring! If it were up to me, I'd keep it! :)

Kandi-O said...

I agree with La Alicia.... KEEP it! I love the way the two smaller stones are mounted!! Very original!!! Keep up the awesome work!

Amanda Conley said...

Love it!

Ashley said...

Unfortunately the ring turns on my pointer finger, so I won't be keeping it. I didn't make it to fit my fingers, like I normally do, but ended up loving it so much! Oh well, I can always make myself another ring from one of Paw Paw's rocks.