Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Southwestern Challenge

For our October challenge we are featuring Southwestern designs. Vote for your favorites. Three lucky voters will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

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1. Turquoise Coral Earrings No. 126 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
Faux blends of turquoise, coral and a back (not visible) in faux ivory, intermingle as inlays with black. Classic "Southwest"!

2. Coaster Tiles - Southwestern Theme by Marcia of marcymPC
This is a set of 4 polymer clay covered tiles with a Southwestern theme. The pattern was created using a Jacob's Ladder cane. Adjacent slices were matched to produce a mirrored kaleidoscope type design.

3. Southwest Native American Kokopelli Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher by Angela of polymerclaycreations
This suncatcher was made using tinted liquid clay. I first made the outlines on a piece of glass with silver clay then filled in with the liquid clay.

4. Southwestern Skull Wall Art by Lisa of HiGirls
This faux skull was created with 100% polymer clay. The base is slightly molded to add dimension. Faux tiles, rope and Native American inspired "bead work" made this a fun project for this native Pennsylvanian to experiment with! It measures 9 inches across the horns and 9 inches tall.

5. Turquoise and Orange Celestial Sun Business Card Case by Marie Young of YoungCreative
The fiery orange sun is hand-stamped onto translucent clay spiced up with dried paprika and inks. I sculpted the 3-D elements to lift the image from the background because I can't leave anything flat!

6. Covered Tin by Berit of ClayImages
To me Southwestern means bright reds, oranges, terra cotta, green and blue, as well as geometric patterns. I made this cane in a workshop with Julie Eakes.

7. Ancient Drinking Bowl by Line of PlaySculptLive
Read more here: http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2014/09/ancient-drinking-bowl.html

8. Friends with Southwestern Style Heart by Arlene of Ashpaints
This mini-mosaic is one of my "Friends" series and features a heart with Southwestern designs. The color on the heart is a burnt orange acrylic glaze and a turquoise glaze was added to the designs. Each mini-mosaic measures 4 inches square by 3/4 inches thick and comes with a self-easel.

9. 4 Directions Dreamcatcher by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Polymer, liquid polymer, string, acrylic paints and embossing powders create this dreamcatcher/medicine wheel. The wood frame, leather and even the feather are all faux and made with polymer. To read more about the process of creating this piece, please visit my blog:

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