Thursday, May 5, 2011

W.E.S.T. Design Challenge: "Earth Day" Results

The WEST design challenge for April was in honour of Earth Day.

Three of our talented jewelry designers came up with their interpretations of this theme with beautiful results.

First up is Marcella of Waterlelie Jewellery with a recycled vintage coin from Brazil on a sterling silver chain with a chunk of citrine.


Next up is Wendy from The Silver Agenda with her Green Blooms Necklace:

Wendy writes:
For this challenge I wanted my piece to be comprised of recycled materials. I'm happy to say that I have switched my metal clay supply to a brand that is made entirely out of recycled silver. The Prehnite briolette that is suspended from the fine silver pendant came from an old pair of earrings that were broken. Absolutely no materials were wasted in the making of this piece.

The next project comes from Corina and Emily from jake and cleo.

Corina and Em write:
We used dill flowers to leave the impression of a flower garden or trees on our fine silver pendant. The pendant was created with 100% recycled silver which starts as a silver clay and when fired results in .999 fine silver. Happy Earth Day! We're looking forward to real gardens to start popping up in Manitoba :)

I couldn't find the listing for this particular one (sold perhaps?), but I found a very beautiful one using blades of grass. Check out their shop for more eco-friendly creations.

Aren't these interpretations of Earth Day just exquisite?


Stay tuned for the announcement of the May WEST Design Challenge!

1 comment:

  1. We sent that necklace to Tara Davis Studio Boutique in Nelson, BC. You can buy it there but we'll also list it soon in our Etsy shop :)


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