Friday, September 16, 2011

Etsymetal Project Runway Challenge, Season 9, Week 7

Last week's Project Runway designers teamed up to create a collection using their own fabric designs. The etsymetal team challenge was to create a piece of jewelry using pattern and texture.

                                                                              the longest of the group at 3 1/2"

I decided to create a line of sterling earrings that were big, simple shapes with small, interesting details. To begin with I used the rolling mill to texture the sheet with impressions from hand made papers. The earrings were given a bit of shape and details such as the repousee dots and sterling balls were added. Finally, the fine silver was brought to the surface through a heating and quenching process, giving the earrings a soft finish. (My current favorite technique!)

                                                                                            shield series

All of these will be available in my etsy store!

Next Week's Challenge:
Season 9; Episode 8

Project Runway Challenge:
In this episode, the challenge was to design a look for a client's wife/girlfriend.

Our EtsyMetal Challenge Translation:
Choose a look from the episode and make a piece based on what you feel the client would like to go with the garment the designer made.
Ask a man to describe what his wife/girlfriend would like - please provide the design specification you were given and photos of the outcome.

Both Portland designer Becky (out and last week) and Bryce (out this week) are gone, so I guess I'll have to find someone else to cheer on. It won't be Joshua, I can tell you that much...


  1. I twittered this post.

  2. Betsy, your earrings look great! I like the photo of them all together. Off to have a look in your shop...

  3. thanks Lois, that photo turned out pretty well, even I was surprised! : )