Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Monthly Challenge Prize

We're happy to announce our wonderful sponsors for our May Monthly Challenge!
We will have two lucky winners this month.

First up we have two amazing pendants from the talented ceramic artist, Mary Harding.  Our first winner will receive a Birch Leaves and Wild Harvest Pendant (a $58 value).

"Mary's recent work involves gathering the timeless and enduring plants of the pastures of Northern New York and channeling these plants to create ceramic pendants, marks a fresh and imaginatively interpreted fusion of styles and material embodied in her colorful renderings of these resilient beauties.

Each pendant marks its own creative journey as each work is individually hand painted by the artist, fired, inspected, and then creatively finished to bring out the fusion of contemporary and folk art drawn from the qualities of the clay, the form of the pressed plant, and the artistically applied glaze that brings the impression to life and sets its spirit free."

See more of Mary's work on her website, Etsy shop, and blog.

Heather's poetic polymer clay pendants offers light-hearted quotes and pogniant messages for your jewelry designs.  Her work varies from bright and playful colors to rustic earthtones.

"Each pendant is created with polymer clay, handstamped, laden with texture and patina, and then sanded and buffed."

Heather has donated four pendants, shown above valuing over $70.

Visit Heather's Etsy shop, blog and Facebook page.

To enter to win create a piece of jewelry inspired by our Monthly Challenge Inspiration that incorporates art beads.

When looking Utrillo's Italian's House at Monmarte I'm drawn to beads in house shapes, leaves and tree motifs.  Pull out your wood beads, earthy ceramics, fibers in yellows, greens and creams. Leafy green stones, Czech glass leaves or go for geometric shapes in squares or rectangles.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I adore swoondimples pendants and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the contest. Thank you for being such a talented and generous artist, Heather. Best, Alyse Bukoski