We would like to thank all of you who participated in our latest Pathway to Creativity Challenge! Below are the randomly selected winners with the artist’s short description and a photo of one of their entries.
Winner of the Wubbers Artisan’s Mark Hammer Set – Elizabeth Meyers
“I made this bracelet using my stash of laboradites. I love them and have them in every size and shape. I made the chain with fine silver wire and the long links with sterling. I made this after seeing something similar in the Sundance catalog which is a big inspiration for me. Very elegant!”
Winner of the Wubbers Apprentice Pliers Set of Five -Linda Sullivan
“I have had these lemon quartz stones for several years. I thought they would make some pretty summer earrings. I wrapped them in 14K gold filled wire and they hang from 14K gold filled earwires.”
Winner of Gwen Youngblood’s Riveting Essentials – Judy Larson
“Using beads I have collected for years (We all have that problem, don’t we?), I created bracelets using three different mediums:
1. Memory Wire: Turquoise beads that I picked up in 1972 on a trip to Arizona and Nevada. I domed an old Indian Head Nickel and soldered a loop on the back and slid it on between the beads.
2. Stringing: Silver beads are spaced between faceted jasper beads.
3. Wire Wrapping: 18 gauge square and half round silver wire were used to make a cuff style bracelet using rectangle beads I arranged in an ombre effect. The beads are so old I forget what gemstone they are.”
Winner of the Regular and Large Looping Pliers – Marilyn K Lowe
“I cut up a short length of vintage sterling chain which was purchased long ago, formed links on sterling wire using Czech glass and sterling beads, and made myself a delicate necklace and earrings.”