Monday, June 1, 2015

June Challenge Retro

For our June challenge we are featuring Retro - anything from the 50's to the 80's. 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. Mid Century Mod Necklace by Lisa of HiGirls
Inspired by home decor trends of the 1950s, this polymer necklace is a deep turquoise piece with carved design highlighted with black acrylic paint. Hand rolled mod bi cones are strung on black wire. All sanded and buffed to a soft sheen.

2. Glory Days Monkey Astronaut by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
I was trying to think of what I wanted to enter in the PCAGOE challenge "Retro" when the latest issue of Smithsonian magazine arrived. The cover featured a cute retro spaceman toy and somehow that translated to monkey astronaut in my head. Read more about its creation:

3. Flower Power Votive Holder by Arlene of Ashpaints
What is more fun - and more retro - than these simple layered flowers done in bright fun colors to remind us of the hippy days of the 70s. The flowers are textured to add just a big more interest then an acrylic glaze is used to bring out the designs. The flowers are mounted on a 3 inch glass votive holder.

4Hippie Boho Bracelet by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Macrame bracelet with polymer focal, accent beads and button closure, a throwback to the 1960s. To read more about this project (including a little polymer jewelry tip), please view my blog post:

5. Pearl by Line of PlaySculptLive
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6. Heirloom Cuff by Jill of JKollmann
This was inspired by the wide range of cuffs and bracelets in the jewelry collections of our grandmothers and great aunts. The challenge theme "Retro" brought this interpretation to mind. All polymer clay.

7. Retro Jukebox Music Box by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
Made for the PCAGOE June challenge "retro".  This vintage looking jukebox is a music box that plays "Yesterday" by the Beatles.  jukeboxes were a big part of my high school years and I wanted to capture those memories in this piece.  For more views and background visit my blog at

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Please select your 1st choice: (2nd & 3rd choice must be different from your 1st.)
Please select your 2nd choice: (2nd choice must be different from your 1st and 3rd.)
Please select your 3rd choice: (3rd choice must be different from your 1st and 2nd.)
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