Thank you all for entering our very first Pathway to Creativity Challenge!
The Mardi Gras Jewelry Challenge was a big success and we hope you had as much fun making your pieces as we had oohing and awing over the pictures of the finished entries. Below are the randomly selected winners with the artist’s short description and a photo of one of their entries. Enjoy and be on the lookout for our next Pathway to Creativity Challenge!
Winner of the Wubbers Bangle Press – Deborah Collyar
” ‘Mardi Gras Memory’ multi-strand necklace with variegated ribbon, crystals, beads and antiqued brass, finished with purple agate pendant and charms. Hand-crafted rosette chain in purple, gold and magenta also adorns this necklace.”
Winner of the Wubbers Teardrop Pliers – Alisa Gannon
“This is my enameled Mardi Gras harlequin bib necklace. One of the things that pops into my mind when I hear Mardi Gras is the yellow, green, and purple harlequin pattern. And of course you have to add some beads! Materials are copper, enamel, crystals, silver plated jump rings, sterling silver wire, and gunmetal chain.”
Winner of the Wubbers Apprentice Pliers – Katy Scroggins
” ‘The Hands Have It’ This kaleidoscope is made if 99.9% Pure Silver metal clay. There are 2 hands, one on the kaleidoscope itself, and the other is an added piece which can be placed onto the main part.”
Winner of the Wubbers Artisan’s Mark Hammer Set – Alejandra Georgina Laorrabaquio Saad
“These colorful and joyful earrings symbolize the fun and festive Mardi Gras. They were made with Agates, Swarovski Crystals, Glass Beads & sterling beads and findings.”
Winners of the Jumbo Tapered Round Mandrel Pliers – Gay Esposito and Karen Wolffis
Gay Esposito – “The Bracelet and earrings I made with Darcie 10mm jump rings I purchased. I attached some king cake babies , a comedy mask, and some purple, green and gold wire wrapped beads to the bracelet and earrings.”
Karen Wolffis – “Media: Colored Pencil on fold formed copper accented with Lampwork beads.”