Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Challenge Entries-Seasons are Changing

Our challenge this month was brought to us by the lovely Asa of AsapDesigns, who challenged us to step out of our comfort zones and create something unique for the home or garden using a found object of our choice. I think everyone who participated enjoyed the opportunity to think outside of the box and use affordable materials to create a work of art. Here are this month's entries!

Esmeralda of Silver Blueberry wow'd us with this incredible hand forged leaf vessel carefully formed from sheet silver by laborious chasing and repoussé.

Clarity of Scrollwork Designs used some discarded copper tubing to make this tiny (2 inches tall) decorative container.

Heather of Misty Ridge Designs created this NASA inspired nightlight from copper and nickle. The spaceship actually moves across the sky putting this piece over the top!

Asa of AsapDesigns created this astonishing set of nesting bowls with hand-painted Koi fish and a gorgeous lily sculpture in the center. Each bowl is etched, formed and then colored with enamel paint.

Sam of Copper Sunsets learned a new technique to create these incredible copper name plates.

Autumn of Autumn Bradley Designs also learned something new this challenge, and incorporated her first fold formed piece into this lovely wind chime.
It is with great regret that I discovered I've missed an entry, and I'm even more upset because it was one of my favorite designs by one of my favorite people. She did everything right and was even one of the first to complete her entry, I just somehow overlooked the fact that there were two pages of entries. While I go hang my head in shame, please check out this incredible mermaid by the lovely Stacy of Form and Funktion. Unfortunately I cannot change the poll after voting has started, but please leave a note in the comments section if you would like to cast your vote for Stacy's mermaid.

This was an incredible challenge that pushed us all creatively and I'm so glad you all participated. Voting begins now and ends Monday at midnight. Best of luck to each of you!


  1. This is really going to be hard to vote for one!

  2. Wow great job everyone. These are just beautiful. Another really hard decision.

  3. Um, I still have not voted because I cannot pick just one all did an amazing job, as usual!

  4. What amazing pieces! I, too, haven't been able to choose just one.