Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aspiring Metalsmiths September Challenge - Animals

Thank you all who voted for me! I had a hard time coming up with a theme - I wanted something that I was sure would inspire a lot of people. You could say this is an easy theme, a lot of us make animals and have made animals in the past. Which of course means that a lot of people should be able to make something for the challenge. So if you have little time, you make something within your comfort zone. If you have the time, try to think outside the box, try a new technique, or make a jewelry item you dread making. Make sure that you mention how you thought and how you challenged yourself so we can vote accordingly! Add your entry to the Flickr pool tagged 'AspMet September challenge' no later than midnight (EST) September 30st.

Now for some inspiration:

Make yourself something that will always remind you of a dear pet..

Make something in honor of an animal you would like to save..

Celebrate nature's diversity by picking a weird animal...

Or design something for your favorite dog..

I hope that with these inspirational pictures the wheels will start turning and great creations will be made!


  1. I love this theme! Putting my thinking cap on right now.

  2. Oooh! I have an animal design I have been itching to make for a long time. Perhaps now is the time.

  3. This will be fun! I have a big project in mind, but don't know if I will be able to finish it in time...

  4. Hmm, cool idea, now just to get my backside into gear!

  5. I am looking at attempting this one, although my idea isn't really outside the box.

  6. Putting on my thinking cap. It's time I accepted more challenges - they keep me on my toes.

  7. so where do we put the entry? I see no link.