Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowed In: Jewelry Contest, Part 2

Ok, so it's the holidays and I have my assistant who is down with a terrible cold, we've had a huge snow and ice storm that has crippled the Portland-Metro Area and I'm having to work double-duty in the office plus pull orders.

So...........I didn't get back with the simple component you'll need when creating your jewelry design. Ta it is:

It's the new Scrolled Filigree Ring I've added recently. Simple, elegant, easy to work with -- versatile too. And it has this beautiful floral-scroll design in it. Lots of potential! (and cheap! $1.65 each)

Finally, the rules are: Something with purples, plums, pinks, deep reds -- anything in the Purple Family. And using at least one of these rings.

Go for it and best of luck to those who enter. Remember, I'll want to post your photos here at the blog and have readers (all 10 of you!!) decide on the winning design.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jewelry Contest

I think it's time we had a contest again! I'm going to pick a couple of Brass Bouquet findings that I think are easy to work with and challenge you all to a contest!

I will begin posting photographs as soon as they come available. The winner will be chosen by viewer voting. Voting should be sent to

Rules: Create an inspiring piece using any shades of purple, along with Brass Bouquet brass findings and components -- using at least one component from the few I have selected to be part of the finished piece. Purple must be pronounce -- you know me, purple is my favorite color -- but burgundy, plum, even deep red can be used. Email your photographs in 500 dpi (jpeg format) to for submission. All photos will be posted on the blog and available to the public for voting purposes.

The winner will receive a $25.00 shopping spree at the Brass Bouquet, be featured in the Brass Bouquet Blog and a link will be available to their website or sales site.

Submissions will be due no later than midnight, by January 20, 2009. Final voting tally will be completed by January 25. The winner's name will be announced on January 26, 2009, here at my blog and in my newsletter.

Check back tomorrow for the list of item(s) which must be included in your creation! And then, let the games begin!