Monday, February 29, 2016

March 2016 Challenge - Rings

For March we are featuring Rings. Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.

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1. Blue Millefiori Napkin Rings by Angela of PolymerClayCreations 
My entry into the March PCAGOE monthly challenge. The theme for this month is "rings".

2. Three Rings by Lisa of HiGirls 
PCAGOE March Challenge - Rings
Three chunky rings made with my own special mix of clay to achieve the stoney look. The secret ingredient? Dryer lint! The colorful ring is treated with alcohol inks and all of them have been sanded and buffed for a nice shine.

3. Purple Spiral Ring No. 102 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
Using 14 ga silver-plated wire as a base, smoky purple polymer was sandwiched onto resulting wire prongs. Tiny shavings from a purple/silver/bronze mokume gane snake-skin sheet were applied, and the entire front was textured. The edges were sanded smooth and buffed to a shine. A silver-plated spiral adds a bright accent.

4. Royal Blue Sunflower Napkin Rings by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
Our challenge this month was Rings. Now this could be any type ring - jewelry ring, candle ring, or even a set of napkin rings. I still had a fair amount of this sunflower petal cane on my worktable so with the help of some 1.5 inch pvc pipe, a rich marbled mix of dark and light blue clays, a nice leaf cane and a LOT of sunflower petal cane slices, this set of four napkin rings came into being.

5. Mod Statement Ring by Line of PlaySculptLive

6. Spinner Ring  by Freda of FredaK
My adaption from a Lisa Pavelka tutorial.

7. Blooming Ring by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
My Blooming Ring consists of layers of opal and translucent polymer clay dyed with alcohol inks.  A fun accessory for spring and summer! See the components and more views on my blog

8. Bold Orange Ring by Jackie of ThePleasantPheasant
This beautiful bold colorful ring is my entry into the PCAGOE Ring Challenge for March 2016.

9. Spun Gold Ring Bling by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Handmade polymer ring shank and handcut/sanded polymer faceted gem with some decorative wire accents and securing. I created 5 different ring styles for the PCAGOE March challenge because they are oh, so addictive to make! It was a tough choice for which to enter in the challenge. To see all the different styles and to read more about this project, please visit my blog post:

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 2016 Challenge Winners "Four Seasons"

Top entries selected by the public

1. "Seasons of Change" by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

2. TIE
"Four Seasons Frames" by Arlene of HarrisonHollow
"The Four Seasons" by Line of PlaySculptLive
"Four Seasons Napkin Ring Set" by Lisa of HiGirls   

3. "Ivory Seasons Brooch No. 141" by Susan of 11BOLDstreet 

Top entries selected by members

1. "Seasons of Change" by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns

2. "Ivory Seasons Brooch No. 141" by Susan of 11BOLDstreet

3. "Four Seasons Frames" by Arlene of HarrisonHollow

View all of the entries:

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

Comments from the voters:

Great job again.
Nice work! Very creative.
Once again it was difficult to choose.
Good thing you limit voting to 3 or I'd vote for each one! Looks like you all had fun with your entries. I enjoyed viewing them.
All of the items are wonderful!
Great interpretations. This might be my favorite challenge theme to date.
Love the theme and the clever and diverse interpretations.
Beautiful work this month as always!
They are all lovely! Very talented artists!
Cool theme--I love four seasons!
The Owls are adorable! I also love the frames.