Monday, March 22, 2010

And the Winner Is.....

After much agonized voting the polls have closed and the results are official:

Asa from ASAP Designs is the winner of our second Aspiring Metalsmiths Team Challenge with her brilliant and beautiful Faberge egg:

I think we all knew the moment we saw her entry that she hit the nail on the head with her totally out-of-the-box design and her flawless execution. I suspect that her entry took a phenomenal amount of patience and perseverance and I'm glad to see that she has been rewarded with the admiration of her peers. CONGRATS ASA, you are the MAN! er..WOman, lol. We'll be looking forward to your pick for the next team challenge with equal parts terror and excitement!

In second place we have Laura from Simply Adorning with her gorgeous Unakite pendant:

If you've seen much of Laura's work you know she has a flawless sense of balance and seamlessly integrates organic elements into her pieces. She's fast developing a signature style and she was able to adapt that style beautifully to meet the challenge criteria.

And third place goes to Pennee from All Wired Up Jewelry with her lovely floral bangles:

If you've been watching Pennee's learing curve you know this artist has come a long way in a short time. She soaks up every bit of info the group has to offer and asks questions on a regular basis and it is most CERTAINLY paying off in her work.

Congrats to each and every artist who participated in the team challenge. If you've gained something from this experience as I know you have then every single one of you is a winner. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

Asa will be along shortly to torture us with our next assignment so stay tuned teamies!!


  1. Congrats ASA. Truly a beautiful piece. Everyone done a wonderful job. Great entries all around.

  2. Everything is soo good :) What a creative Idea with that egg! The bow is just too cute!

  3. Congratulations Asa! Wonderful work. I can't wait to see what the next challenge will be!

  4. Congrats, everyone! Everything was so beautiful.

  5. Congrats Asa! And everyone--each of these pieces was stunning and did indeed show so much skill. Incredible company :)