Cloth Paper Scissors sponsored a Mixed-Media Jewelry Swap, one of our Reader Challenges, and we were thrilled to have more than 125 readers participate.
We received pins, bracelets, earrings, cuffs, and lots of necklaces in a variety of styles. It was like Christmas, opening all of the envelopes!
The jewelry pictured here was created by Ms. Louy Danube of Merrimac, Wisconsin. The "beads" were actually made from potatoes (Yes, potatoes!) and Louy made them while working with folks in a senior apartment facility.
Louy says they put the potato cubes on skewers, and it took approximately two weeks for them to dry. They then painted the potatoes with acrylic paint and sealed them with a water-based varnish.
Pretty cool! Not to mention ingenious.
The finalist jewelry will appear in the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.
Don't miss the gallery, and the rest of the great articles in this SEW winter issue.
[On newsstands November 5th]
If you're looking for some fun and easy jewelry projects now, check out Cloth Paper Scissors' "Mixed-Media Metalsmith."
In each issue, Jen Cushman teaches readers how to make a simple piece of jewelry, educating them along the way about tools and materials.
Need a last-minute gift? These heart earrings (featured in the January/February 2013 issue) might just do the trick.
Get quick tutorials and make some fun jewelry every issue with the Mixed-Media Metalsmith: Jen Cushman.
Do you stick to tried-and-true methods when making jewelry, or do you experiment, like Louy (above), and step out of the box?
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