Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Star Struck - August Challenge Entries

Our challenge this month is brought to us by Jessica of ABellaBlue who challenged us to create a piece for a celebrity or other famous person or character based upon their personal style, vibe, and overall look. As always each of us interpreted the challenge in our own way and we have some incredible work to present this month.

Gloria of Hemlock Hollow is a True Blood fan, so she created a clever baby vampire fang ring, a treasured momento for Sookie Stackhouse.

August Challenge - Baby Vampire Fangs Ring

Esmeralda of Silver Blueberry entered this stunning necklace and earring set, a red carpet worthy ensomble designed for Chinese actress Gong Li.

jade and silver necklace and earring set

Claire of Brightstar 109 created this Norse-inspired pendant for the hunky Viggo Mortensen featuring Odin's raven from Viking myth

Huginn - August Challenge

Clarity of Scrollwork Designs created a miniature bird cage for Maya Angelou, inspired by her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

August Challenge Entry

Addie of Scrap Metal was inspired by Madeleine Albright's love of pins and created this beautiful brooch.

Dove With Olive Branch- Aspiring Metalsmiths' July Challenge

And last but not least, Carole of Caroleaxium created this incredible hinged pendant inspired by Anne Rice's New Orleans garden gate by which the author is often photographed.

Annes Gate in New Orleans

I think this month's entries are the best yet and I can't wait for voting to begin. Remember that voting is for team members only so if you're not a teamie please restrain your gushing to the comments section! Voting ends at Midnight on Friday...may the best woman win!


  1. This is too hard!! How can anyone pick just one?!? I LOVE them!! You guys all did such an amazing job. Such clever ideas and such interesting and wildly varied creations. You all are so inspiring to me - thank you!

  2. Well, it was NOT easy to pick one, but I did. Congrats to all the entrants...we sure are one talented group!

  3. Beautiful and inspiring work as always!

  4. They are all fabulous!! So hard to choose!

  5. Wow!!! Such talented people!! It was really hard to vote for only one. I am really inspired to develop my torch skills.

  6. I love all of these pieces...especially the garden gate pendant. Wow!