Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Techniques - January Challenge



Our first Blogging Business Artisans Challenge for 2013 is brought to us by Deb of storybeader. Here's what Deb has to say about her challenge: "Set aside time to work on and complete a new technique that you admire. It can be within your field of expertise, but doesn't have to be. Blog about your project at least once during the month of January and show us your progression with photos or a video."

This challenge was very popular last year that we decided to do it again...we all need that nudge to work on new projects! For my new technique, I decided to make some fun chevron designs and paint them fun colors! I first engraved and cut them with my laser. I then hand-painted them and topped them with a clear coat for protection.

 Of course I started with pink :) I made a set of post/stud earrings and a set of magnets. I just LOVE how these turned out! I can't wait til I can get a bunch more painted in several different colors! I plan on adding dangle earrings and maybe thumb tacks at some point too.

Thanks Deb for this challenge. This is a technique I've wanted to try for a while and hadn't sat down to do it. This challenge was just what I needed!

19 comments:

pasqueflower said...

Great response to the challenge!
Love the earrings and magnets.

Duni said...

Ooh, those look great, Edi!
I love that shade of pink :)
Colourful thumb tacks are a great idea!

Natasha Hoover said...

So cool! I think all your wood things are neat, but the paint really adds a pretty pop of color.

Natasha Hoover said...

So cool! I think all your wood things are neat, but the paint really adds a pretty pop of color.

AWJ said...

Very cute- I love chevrons! Great job. :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Very nice Edi! I love chevrons! I have a chevron pattern coming up in the Spring issue of stringing that I can't wait to show everyone once it is published!!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Very cute and fun! Thumbtacks -- now there's a good idea!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

These are 5000% awesome. I second the thumb tack idea!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are gorgeous Edi! Nice work!!!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

These are awesome! Super creative and I love the color!

BeadedTail said...

What a great idea to paint on the designs! Very clever Edi!

Rose said...

Your earrings are awesome! Fun design and color. I can't wait to see what else you do with this technique.

Annette said...

They're in my fave color so of course I love them! The chevrons are a very clever idea!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I love challenges and hops that encourage participants to expand their designing horizons :)

I think you aced this challenge! Those earrings are absolutely unique and gorgeous!

2justByou said...

Great challenge! And your chevron studs came out beautifully. =0)
~Kim

storybeader said...

so glad you got to challenge yourself! What a great technique, and it made you take out that paintbrush! Neat! {:-D

Eyelah said...

Those look great! They would make awesome magnets too. I can't wait to see other colors.

Splendid Little Stars said...

These are SO cute!

Judy Nolan said...

Really cute results, Edi! And why am I not surprised that you painted them PINK?!

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