Glass Category Challenge - Functional Glass - Due June 5 - June 12
The people have spoken
, and the new challenge was decided in our recent poll
For this Functional Glass challenge, your mission is to create a glass project using any glass technique(s) of your liking, but the finished project must be designed with a practical use in mind! Your project can have other components and supplies as long as it has a purpose. ie; plate, cup, serving tray, glasses, planter, vase, frame, etc.Rules
* Craft your project during this challenge period (May 2nd - June 5 2011) only. Projects created or posted before this time frame will not be removed from the entry board, but they will be excluded from the voting poll. No previously posted items allowed.
* Post your craft during the period of June 5 - June 12 2011. No sooner. No later. On June 5 there will be a special folder created for entries here on the Glass category board.
* Voting will happen from June 13 - June 20, 2011.
* Each participant can enter ONE project only(Although your entry can have multiple components to it).Originality
It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past. But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project.Prizes & Publicity
At the end of the challenge, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get:
(1) their project in the Craftster Blog
, Craftster Twitter
and Craftster Facebook
these generously-donated prizes [winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.]Prize #1: Tiny Tile Sampler
provided by: Tiny Tile MosaicsColor Chart
:Tiny Tile Mosaics
are proud to supply the smallest ceramic tiles produced in the world! With a wonderfully rich color palette, and hand glazed beauty, they are sure to become one of your favorite tiles for all the detailed work you love! Manufactured in Morocco and are currently available in the US through Tiny Tile Mosaics
The Tiny Tile Sampler
is a fun little mix of the wee ones! Perfect for having an instant assortment whether you need a little extra for students in a class or a bit of this-n-that for making mosaic jewelry, frames, pots or whatever you imagine this mix is sure to please! Includes assorted colors of nano Thin, nano, Micro, Oval, Triangle and 5mm Circle tiles. Measures 50g of tile and will yield from 500-800 tiles!
You can find Tiny Tile Mosaics
and, if you would like to see what can be created with these amazing tiny tiles check out some of the finished projects in the Tiny Tile Gallery
Our next challenge prize item comes from award winning jewelry artist Lori Mendenhall
. Your choice from the two necklaces of her original pendant creations.Lori Mendenhall
has been creating her original jewelry for over 6 years in her studio in Southern California. Specializing in creating pendants and beads from polymer clay, epoxy clay, resin and glass. Then combining techniques and mediums with an array of metals, glass, and pearls, her designs are truly unique and intriguing. Lori is also a self professed glitter junkie as well as a budding mosaic artist
! Busy lady!Lori Mendenhall
has appeared in many publications, writes articles detailing her own techniques, and has won numerous awards for her jewelry creations. Doing shows all over California to showcase her talent, Lori is building a name for herself.Thank you to both Lori Mendenhall, Tiny Tile Mosaics for these incredible prizes they have so generously donated!
Good luck glass crafters, and get busy!!!