August 21, 2012

Winner & Editor’s Pick August Jewelry Design Challenge!

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Day at the Beach

Congratulations to Andrew Thornton, the winner of our Design Challenge for August 2012!  Our blog readers voted his  “Day at the Beach” bracelet  their favorite.

Here is what inspired Andrew: “I was inspired by the points of light captured by the Impressionist style.  I thought using Swarovski crystals in tones from the painting would help translate the shifts of color and light.  I used dangles to help show movement and make a fun, wearable piece showcasing the sand-dollar charms from Nina Designs.”

To see other unique designs, visit  Andrew Thornton’s shop.

Our Editor’s Pick for this challenge is Leanne Loftus’ “Summer Breeze” necklace!

Summer Breeze

Leanne had this to say about her inspiration: ” The wonderful colors in Henri Edmond Cross’ painting were what inspired me to use the rich greens and burgundy colors. The starfish charm is a fun addition to the beach theme.  The silk ribbon softens the look.

Visit Leanne’s lovely blog First Impression Design.

Submissions for our next Design Challenge: Seven Moons Passing are due Thursday September 7th! See Design Calendar for details!

  • Andrew Thornton

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity! I appreciate it greatly! I love all the pieces in the prize! Thank you! I also wanted to give a shout out to my fellow challenger, Leanne Loftus! You did great! Congratulations on the Editor’s Pick!

  • Leanne Loftus

    Congratulations Andrew! Love your bracelet. It was a fun contest!

  • ninadesigns

    You two are so kind and endearing! Thanks to you both for taking a chance and submitting your designs. Andrew – I’ve sent out your prize. You should be getting it soon, and Leanne I’d like to send you a Editor’s Pick surprise too. Check your email so I can get your address. Smiles to you both!