Saturday, April 9, 2011
W.E.S.T. Design Challenge: "March Into Spring" Results
For the Month of March, the WEST Design Challenge has been "March Into Spring."
Quite a few of our members have been super busy getting ready for the Mother's Day shopping season. Some have been dealing with personal crises. Others have been excited to get outside in the newly sunshiney spring weather. And I think every one of us has Spring Fever.
While everyone was dealing with things elsewhere in their lives, we are thankful to announce that one member took up our Spring Challenge and came up with a lovely creation.
Wendy Mierke of The Silver Agenda writes:
I wanted to design something light and fresh for the March Design Challenge. I saw these beautiful grass jasper beads that resembled bamboo and decided to play up that feature. I cut out small circles of clay, poked a hole in the middle and once they were dry, I rounded the edges for a softer shape. After they were fired in my kiln, I wire wrapped the beads and metal clay to form a bamboo stalk. Finishing the piece are handmade fine silver french ear wires.
Aren't they gorgeous?
Stay tuned for the April Design Challenge Announcement on Monday!