Saturday, April 24, 2010

Art Deco Challenge Entries- Get your vote on!

Asa's Art Deco themed challenge was truly a stretch of our imaginations and our skills, and we have some incredible entries. So without further ado here are the entries to the third official Aspiring Metalsmiths Team Challenge!!

Ocean Bay
entered this incredibly detailed Sterling Silver sheet and wire bracelet:

Lovestruck Metals
made several stunning creations and entered this totally unique pendant into the challenge:

As always Deb of Aweshop managed to create something beautiful that fits the challenge perfectly while still being exclusively her own:

Clarity struggled tremendously but eventually found something true to both her vision and the theme of the challenge:

Asa of course nailed it effortlessly as usual:

FutureTribe entered this detailed and original design:

created this lovely bracelet:

Michief by Loki
made this droolworthy pair of earrings:

outdid herself with this gorgeous pendant:

Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Exclusives created her entry with PMC:

Millcreek made this lovely Carnelian pin/pendant:

I HOPE I've gotten all the entries but as always if I've missed you, called you by the wrong name, or otherwise embarrassed myself please let me know!

I'm making a slight change to the voting since so many of us are busy over the weekends. Voting will run from now until Monday night and we'll announce the winner Tuesday morning. Gorgeous work everyone, best of luck to all of you!!

Edited to add: I missed someone (hangs head). Lisa of Sandy Toes Jewelry entered this lovely pendant and somehow I didn't catch it when searching the Flickr pool. My apologies, blame it on lack of coffee!! I can't add her name to the poll on the left because I can't modify it once voting has started, so if you'd like to cast your vote for her gorgeous Deco pendant please leave it in the comments and I'll tally them up at the end. So sorry Lisa!!


  1. Wow! Love these designs. I have three that I'd love to see win. But my vote goes to Millcreek for her great deco style carnelian pin/pendant.

  2. Karen make sure that you cast your vote for her using the poll on the left! Thanks :)

  3. All great pieces everyone. My hat's off to all of you!

  4. I think our kitten may have either deleted or pre-posted before I voted! I will try again!

    Only one vote for such gorgeous stuff is SO unfair. I would vote for at least, oooh at least half of them twice! Each of these has captured the spirit of the period in a special way. OK off to vote for my favourite!

  5. Millcreek....My mom said "it just took my breath away!" and she REALLY thinks that your piece should go to the mother of the bride....nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  6. So many little pretties that I can hardly decide.

  7. Just beautiful everyone! Interesting, the different interpretations of the theme :)

  8. The entries are really great everyone. I had such a hard time trying to decide on just one. I wish we could vote for our favorite and a runner up. Then it might be easier. LOL

  9. They are all fabulous! So wonderful to see that Art Deco is still inspiring new works. If I had to choose it would be Millcreek's Carnelian pin, it has the simplicity, but still soooo deco.

    Check out my articles on Art Deco jewelry: