Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Challenge Entries- Vote for your Favorite!

I can't believe another month has passed but here we are going into July and you know what that means:

Time to vote for the June Aspiring Metalsmiths Team Challenge!

This month's challenge was inspired by phrase"Go then, for there are other worlds than these, and was designed to stretch both our skills and our imaginations. I hope it's done just that. The rules were as follows:

1. Interpret the phrase "Go then, for there are other worlds than these"
2. Create an item you've never made before
3. Incorporate at least one material you've never used before
4. Attempt at least one technique you've never tried before

As usual we have some wonderful entries so with pleasure I present to you:

This gorgeous "Galaxy" pendant by Jessica of Abellablue

And the back just as stunning!

The newbies are taking over and many of our entries this month come from new members, like this stunning "Commet" pendant by Kaelin of KaelinDesign who did a wonderful job on her very first flush setting:

Judy of Jazjewels, another new member, stepped far outside of her comfort zone to create this OOAK crocheted bracelet:

Barb of Bboyce wowed us with a tiny hand-forged spiculum on her "Hubble Bubble" pendant:

Clarity of Scrollwork Designs worked her little fingers to the bone creating a charm bracelet with various charms including a tiny hollowformed book:

entered this adorable "Comet" brooch, her very first pin:

And last but not least, another newbie, Linda of Ciaobela entered this Raku inspired bracelet:

As always we have so many incredible entries it will be hard to pick a favorite, but pick a favorite you must. Please use the poll HERE to cast your vote by Midnight on Tuesday, July 6th. I know we usually end voting on a Monday but with the holiday everybody will be busy and I want to make sure everyone has a chance to vote.
Good luck to all of our incredible entries!!


  1. Everyone did a wonderful job! But I don't see the poll to vote :(

  2. Sorry for any confusion Amy. The admin for the blog was going out of town for vacation yesterday morning so she wrote the blog post early and another member is adding the poll. The voting doesn't start until later today, Saturday July 3rd. The poll should be up shortly so please check back a bit later this afternoon. Thanks

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  4. (One more time!)
    Darn! I was traveling and could not vote!
    Congrats to everyone!