3/08/2010

The Artisan Wedding Challenge

article by Lee of OneClayBead



Lace cuff by TwoKnit, wedding gown by Vilte, wedding favors by Campo di Fiore, bridal jewelry by Veroque.

We are having our first ArtisansGalleryTeam challenge! Contact person: Sharon of KnotOriginal. Naturally we want to do it with creativity and originality, and have chosen the timely theme of The Artisan Wedding. We have 7 categories, and will feature one a day on our blog, starting March 22:
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Artisan Wedding Gifts under $100

Artisan Wedding Statement Gifts

Artisan Wedding Favors

Artisan Wedding Decor and Stationary

Artisan Bride and Groom

Artisan Gifts for the Bridesmaids

Artisan Children
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The challenge is to offer new and exciting possibilities for weddings. Think outside the traditional box! If you’ve never designed a wedding favor or bridal jewelry or cake topper or even considered it before, now is the time! Weddings are becoming more about personal style and brides are looking for handmade works that reflect their individuality and values. Let’s be leaders in these trends!

Each day, starting March 22, a new collection will be posted on our blog by Pey (of peylu) and Annette (of dragonhouseyuen). Stay tuned to see the entries by our talented team.

Are you up to the Challenge?

29 comments:

TheJoyofColor said...

Great idea, already have a different kind or bride and groom. but i'll think on somtheing new too. Thanks

WolfeWoman said...

I'm working on pieces that use birds and doves- images I've been working with for a few years. My wedding Challenge pieces will be making things specifically as wedding favors, cake toppers, and decor. Although doves aren't way outside the traditional box, I'm looking forward to seeing some things that are!

Victoria Webb said...

I have a few limited edition prints ready to go - they'd make great bridesmaid & groom long lasting gifts.

It's a great idea to challenge the team!

kathiroussel said...

just made and added a double flower ring with pearl in my shop - a symbol of love, unity and harmony... tagged with agteam wedding.. hope to make a few more pieces..

already i can see we're off to a beautiful start with the selections posted here!

Vilte said...

i am sure the results of the challenge will be stunning!
thanks for featurig my dress ;)

gretchenmist said...

i worked on a painting for the theme on the weekend, just posted on flickr in the group!
called 'the honeymoon suite'.
love the challenge, thanks for running it :)

Decorate the Diva said...

I love this challenge!!! ~Renee

veroque said...

Wonderful idea for the first challenge!!!

Thanks so much for the feature and for your work:)

Vered

lynncpots said...

This is a fun challenge! I have some new ideas.

Lynn

KnotOriginal said...

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...especially for the more non-traditional weddings!

Michelle said...

I am looking forward to see all your
fantastic Entries:)

I really hope I find the Time to participate,
have some Ideas in mind:)

earmark said...

LOVE THIS! I just went and tagged a bunch of our invitations with agteam! That is what I am supposed to do, right? I hope so! Cannot wait to see everything!

BlueTerracotta said...

I'm excited about this...thinking of bridesmaids' gifts; outdoor weddings would surely include insects, some uninvited. Yes, I'm going with the insect theme!

anakim said...
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anakim said...

Love this. Weddings are new beginning and it's a perfect theme for the first challenge. I've already tagged some items and will make a special necklace for it.
Thanks!

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

Wow, I can't wait to see what you all come up with. This is perfect for the spring "pre-Wedding" season. :)

Sherry said...

this is wonderful, I am in the thick of wedding cuff links, sorry I've been awol!

I hope to have something new soon!

twolefthands said...

I'm still thinking! The weeding dress is gorgeous!

buttersandroses said...

I'm getting great feedback on my vintage postcard save the dates! Can't wait for this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40860960

aurlanne said...

Just found out about your website from Etsy. This is a really great idea. Putting my thinking cap on :)

Waterrose said...

What beautiful pieces you have selected. I have a beautiful Hand Embroidered cuff that would look beautiful on the bride and become a lovely heirloom to pass down.

The Wedding Contessa said...

Bring it on, the challenge that is! Sounds like a fun idea! Time to get creating!

amariedesign said...

i make custom handbags which are the prefect gift for bridesmaids! they can compliment the the dresses or each girls' unique personality. www.loveamarie.etsy.com

Joanne said...

Excellent idea! I love designing wedding favours and am working on some for children which i'll be putting on my shop in a couple of days time! http://vintagetwee.etsy.com

Shamarjewels said...

I have made OOAK bridal and attendant bags from vintage obi and kimono. The fabric is antique (something old) the handbag (something new). All the fabrics are recycled using the magnificent hand embroidered, hand sewn and hand painted OOAK fabric to then create a special bag than no one else in the world will have. It's such s special day and now you have an item that blends perfectly with the sentiments of the day. These can be found at Shamarjewels.etsy.com

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All About Henna said...
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All About Henna said...

Please check out our ideas at
http://allabouthenna.blogspot.com/2010/04/wedding-fever.html

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