Monday, May 7, 2012

Strut Your Stuff Winner for APRIL!!!!

* please scroll down for the newest prizes and rules.

The winner for April is -  
Cathie Carroll Congratulations!!!
She submitted
Peaceful Pearl
She says about this piece:
"I found this little pearl in my hand and wanted to showcase it's almost heart shaped beauty. It's so delicate, I thought that putting in a larger piece would overwhelm. Fine silver wire wraps the pearl in place and makes it important.
The blue of the patina is so soft and mesmerizing, it became to me a meditation piece."
Patinated Chain with Oversized Clasp
"I never know what's going to happen in the patina process. I have a good idea what can happen, but then I pull a piece out and the next step can change.
This chain was so beautiful, I wanted it to be the star. I added soem mica powder for shimmer made a simple oversized clasp and voila! Somehting that can stand on it own or layer with more dramatic pieces."

And look at this piece!

Kanji in Blue

"Years ago I saw a handmade chain in a magazine and it's been lurking in the back of my mind ever since. I finally slurged on flat Sterling wire and then held my breath as I cut it up into small bits. I torched the ends and folded them over each other. I made a chain!
For my 1st handmade chain, I wanted something really special. The Kanji disc is a kitchen sink piece. I etched Chinese poetry. I liked it but wanted more age. I tried hammering which helped, but a patina bath and mica gave me the colors, pits, and marks of time that I wanted."

And for those of you who may be new here, this is a re-cap of what Strut Your Stuff is all about, and how you can win:

STRUT YOUR STUFF - Love My Art Jewelry
A place for jewelry and bead artists to show off their jewelry creations using all handmade components.
Monthly Challenge Rules
1. Take pictures of your current creation and upload it to our flickr pool. (up to 3 per submission). Look for your work to be added to the group when it meets the rules of the challenge.
2. Leave a description of your thought process while creating your jewelry or beads/components. We really want everyone to share their creative thinking so please make sure that you share.
3. Since we are a group promoting "creating handmade with handmade," your jewelry should consist of at least 75% handmade. This doesn't mean that you have to create everything that goes into your piece. You could use beads/components created by other artists. Please give credit to that artist in your description.
4. If your submission will be loose beads/components, it may include any medium that you prefer to make those in. These submissions would also require a description of your creative thought process.
5. You may submit as many pieces as you like in a month, but please note that your name will be put in the hat once for the end of monthly giveaway. And in fairness, you can be chosen only once for designer of the week.
6. This challenge begins the first Monday of each month. Winners from the previous month will be announced the first Monday of the following month. For example May's challenge starts 5/7/12 and the winner announced the first Monday in June. Have fun, show off!!
We have some WONDERFUL prizes for May, generously donated by:

Marla James - Marla's Mud

What will you be struttin' this month?


Sweet Freedom said...

Congrats, Cathie - those pieces are stunning! I am going to have to start playing with mica powder - looks interesting!

Cathie Carroll said...

Thank you so much for letting me Strut a little!

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