Free Project from Jewelry Design Challenge

December 24, 2010, 17:00 pm  Posted by Lark

Every Friday evening, I post a set of free project instructions.

Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, Pimp My Ride, The Bachelor, Project Runway. Who doesn’t love a contest? One of Lark’s editors wondered what top jewelers would do if given the challenge to make a piece using the same 9 basic items—things anyone could find easily—plus a wild card of their choice. Thirty jewelers received identical boxes containing:

  • small pieces of 18-gauge copper and sterling sheet
  • 6 inches of sterling tubing
  • 6 pearls
  • 15 copper washers
  • a yard each of sterling wire, copper wire, and leather cord
  • some mesh

So what did they send us back? In Jewelry Design Challenge, you get to see the designs the artists made, and learn the processes they went through to achieve the work. The photo at right features earrings by the oh-so-cool Rebecca Hannon. Her wild card? Countertop laminate! Click here to get free a PDF of the instructions for making these colorful dangles.

Happy holidays—hope you get lotsa good loot!