Saturday, October 31, 2015

November Challenge Personal Accessories

For our November challenge we are featuring Personal Accessories. Vote for your favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

1. Oil Pendent by Line of PlaySculptLive
Read more about this entry:

2. Pumpkin Necklace and Earrings by Arlene of HarrisonHollow
The challenge this month is "Personal Accessories." This necklace and earring set were made to go with my Halloween outfit. I go to a Black and Orange Ball every year and these are the perfect final touches. The center pumpkin and the earrings are embellished with copper wire.

3. Personal Purse Pill Box by Marcy of marcympc
This is a 3-compartment metal pill case measuring 1 3/4" in diameter - perfect for use in a pocket or purse. The decorative element is a mirrored polymer clay design done in blue and lavender with white and gold accents. The clay disc has been sanded, buffed and polished to bring out the colors. Kaleidoscopic designs are a favorite of mine. I create them by aligning sequential slices of an abstract cane onto a backing sheet, smoothing, and selecting appealing areas for use.

4. Mini Box for Treasures by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
A cute little treasury box for your purse or table. About 2" in diameter and 2" high. To see how it all started and more views, visit my blog at

5. Black Taupe Inlay Ring No. 101 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet 
I made this BOLD ring for - ME! Starting with 12 gauge plated wire I formed a gun-metal gray polymer base. Then, I added elements of taupe, black translucent and my chopped granite mix, curing in between to keep edges from distorting. A LOT of sanding created a smooth, contemporary shape, and I finished with a good buffing. Focal is 1 7/8" long x 1" wide x 5/16" thick.

6. Ancient Mysteries Choker Necklace by Marie Young of MarieYoungCreative
Mystical pendant seems to glow from within. Created using translucent clay and alcohol inks. Strung on a simple wire choker.

7. Purple Millefiori Floral Personal Accessories by Angela of polymerclaycreations 
This is my entry in this month's Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy's Monthly Challenge. Every purple lover's dream to have all matching millefiori floral accessories. :)

8. Boho Beach Necklace by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Faux sea glass and organic beads created from polymer (using the tutorial instructions from Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree), combine with antique buttons and silk sari to create this beach themed necklace. To read more about this project, please visit my blog post:

9. Polymer Clay 3 Piece Pendant by Freda of  FredaK

10. Secret Compartment Keyring by Jackie of  ThePleasantPheasant
Matte smooth key ring made with my own canes for the PCAGOE November challenge.

Read the expanded rules here.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

October Challenge Winners "Interpretation"

For our October challenge we featured the theme "Interpretation" showcasing polymer works influenced by watercolor artist Wyatt Waters. 

Top entries selected by the public

1. Watercolor Tiles Bracelet by Lisa of HiGirls  

Inspired by "Sunset Bebe" By Wyatt Waters

2. Mood Lighting Bracelet by Arlene of HarrisonHollow
Inspired by Wyatt Waters  "Lightning Bugs"

3. Something's Fishy Statement Necklace by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
Inspired by "Sailboats!!! Bebe!!" by Wyatt Waters

Top entries selected by the members

1. Inspired by "Oranges in Sicily" by Susan of 11BOLDstreet 

Inspired by "Oranges in Sicily" By Wyatt Waters

2. Tie
Watercolor Tiles Bracelet by Lisa of HiGirls  

Inspired by "Sunset Bebe" By Wyatt Waters

Fireflies Lamp by Line of PlaySculptLive
Inspired by Wyatt Waters  "Lightning Bugs"

3. Something's Fishy Statement Necklace by Betsy of StrebeDesigns 
Inspired by "Sailboats!!! Bebe!!" by Wyatt Waters

View all of the entries:

Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Tammy Claxton
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:

WOW you all did such a great job. I love the colors used and the way they were use. You guys rock.

Cool idea for a contest!

Very, very difficult choicePrecious jobs. The table very original and oranges detallado. El dog is very accomplished and delicado. El fish necklaceif I would use would draw attentionbeautifully finished and original. My congratulations to the artists of the 6 workI am surprised.

Once again, beautiful pieces of art!

So hard to choose again this month.

Beautiful work ladies.

Absolutely beautiful! I always look forward to the PCAGOE monthly challenge and I'm never disappointed!

I love seeing the entries every month. Beautiful work, every one!

All great interpretations with beautiful colour palettes - hard to choose one over another! Congratulations all artists!

Having to choose a top 3 in this challenge was - a challenge!! Every single one of these is a winner!

I so look forward to seeing these great artists' creations. They are all an inspiration to me. Thanx for sharing your work and creativity.

Gorgeous! I think this is the best ever! What super talent! This was a hard one to judge.

Beautiful work as always.

Beautifully done everyone!

Beautiful Artisans - difficult to choose :)

Wow, great pieces!

Very beautiful. Good luck!

Very nice work !