Thursday, September 30, 2010

September's Challenge was a Doozy!

The September topic turned out to be more thought provoking than anticipated. The directive was simple. Make a piece of jewelry that evokes the feeling of Back to School. The intrepid jewelry artists that answered the challenge interpreted it in 3 distinctly different ways.

Bonnie posted a necklace made of vintage American advertising items. Who wouldn't be ready for school with a pencil, an eraser, a copybook and an angel to look over you?

Camilla's Grandma is going to be the coolest girl in school wearing this chained and beaded eye glass holder. Don't you love the way she made the attachment for the glasses out of hammered copper?

Caron's pendant was inspired by the 1967 move To Sir with Love that starred Sidney Poitier. The beautifully mottled stone heart is dyed sea sediment jasper.

The back to school topic was really just a timely (for those of us that live in the Northern Hemisphere) choice of words. It was not intended to be difficult or painfully thought provoking. It certainly provided inspiration and made us "think outside the box".

Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Etsy Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current Etsy shop owner members can be found at


mcstoneworks said...

These are too cool.

I loved the movie To Sir, With Love.

Great job ladies.

galadryl said...

Three so very different yet beautiful interpretations of the theme. Well done.

Cat said...

Very smart.
Glad you took on the challenge!

BeadSire said...

It was great fun, I like the challenges as they make you think outside of the box! I love Bonnie's necklace, so cool and Camilla's glass eye holders are fabulous.

tjrjewellery said...

Very nice! Congratulations to all who participated!

Stacie @ said...

Lovely mixed media! That's my kind of jewelry. ;-)