Every month members of the Starving Artists Team are invited to stretch their skills and their imaginations by participating in a specific challenge.
January's quest was to try something new for the New Year.
What could we come up with using a new technique, a new material or a new cool new tool.
Santa brought TheFamiLeeJewels some leather tools that included a multi hole punch and rivet setter.
I turned reclaimed salvage store leather goods into these new cuffs. In keeping with the spirit of recycling the paper that forms the background of the resin pieces are stamps from Paraguay. They were a lovely bonus from when our very own Colla sent her charms for the Holiday Wrist Candy Bracelet Giveaway.
Talk about cool tools! Get ready to drool.
Galadryl's Dad got her a rolling mill for Christmas as well as a "Belichtungsbox" (a light box for etching metals).
Lynne's creativity was sparked by a set of oval mandrels for jump rings. Lynn hand cuts rings for chain maille projects. Look at the beautiful bracelet and necklace our IslandGirl made by combining her own glass beads with round and oval jump rings that she cut to complement them.
Brave Caron accepted the challenge of working with itty bitty seed beads. Her loom arrived just in time. I think that Beadsire can add another talent to her list. This colorful and intricate cuff was her first!
Are you ready for a challenge?
Not a challenge with voting and prizes,
but one to stimulate your creativity
and make you think in a different way?
I invite you to play along in February when our challenge will involve Love and Romance of course.
Written by Bonnie Lee