Monday, June 3, 2013

Artisan Whimsy 5 X 5 test team

This last month I had the great opportunity to be the "host" for the Artisan Whimsy 5 X 5 test team.  The idea of the test team is this:  One "host" sends a set of 5 identical items to 5 jewelry designers.  The designers are chosen at random from a list of volunteers.  The designers have approximately one month to design, construct, photo, and blog about their finished pieces.  To be honest, I think I had the easier part of the deal.

Melinda Orr asked me to provide pieces that were new and "not in circulation" yet.  I had been wanting to make some head pins for a while and this seemed like a perfect opportunity for me.  But - five sets of head pins seemed too redundant, so I concocted a few more designs and settled on these.



Feeling inspired?  You can get your own components here: http://store.ornamentea.com/store/category/9/59/Elaine-Ray-Ceramics/ 

Please let me know what you make - I love pictures!

Now onto the main show.......

Hop on over to each individual's blog for more pictures and insight into their creative process.

Cheryl Folies
http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com
www.etsy.com/shop/getyourbeadon




Marcia Dunne
thealternativefoundry.blogspot.com
etsy.com/shop/alternatives
















Cory Tompkins
tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
















Sharon Palac
sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com/
etsy.com/shop/SharonPalac




Robin Showstack
allprettythings.ca/
etsy.com/shop/HEARTSDESIRESJEWELRY





Thanks for stopping by, 
Elaine



3 comments:

RaggedRobyn said...

Elaine what gorgeous shapes and crisp lines on that bead selection for the artisan whimsy 5x5 test team. Fabulous glaze combinations too!

Elaine Ray said...

Thanks Robyn! I took a look at your blog and etsy site - your beads are really great!

- Elaine

13 said...

I really enjoyed the opportunity of working with your amazing pieces and it's great to see all the ideas that everyone came up with