Friday, January 21, 2011

And the Winner Is.....

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Esmeralda of SilverBlueberry is the winner of this month's Aspiring Metalsmiths Challenge. Esmeralda is a molecular bioligist and her analytical scientist's mind came up with a completely original take on the heritage theme with this incredibly detailed hand-stamped mixed metal cuff. On the silver part of the cuff is where we, homo sapiens, lie in the classification system on the evolutionary tree.On the inside of the copper cuff is part of the DNA sequence of the foxp2 gene, a tiny part of which differs between us and apes. This gene plays an important role in giving us the ability to talk, which is part of what made us human.

A brilliant idea and excellently executed, this bracelet is truly a wearable work of art.

Autumn of Autumn Bradley Designs took second place with this entry was inspired by her grandfather's last name. This pendant was Autumn's first real bezel setting and it's been such a pleasure to watch her grow her skills.

In third place we have Asa of ASAP Designs who incorporated some treasured family photographs into this incredibly pendant and ring set.

As our winner, Esmeralda will choose the theme for the next challenge so be prepared to grow your skills and stretch your imagination as we continue our adventures into a brand new year.

Thanks to each of those who participated in this month's challenge!!


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  2. Congrats Esme! I love all the pieces! great work!

  3. Well done, Esme! I loved your totally unique take on the challenge. All of the entries were amazingly creative and beautiful as always!

  4. That cuff is amazing -- just... amazing. In awe.

  5. Thank you thank you! New challenge coming shortly...