Time for this week's Oldies but Goodies Challenge at the Jewelry Artisans Community.
As you can easily tell from the post title, the theme was "It's a zoo out there", and isn't that true (although I might have had a different kind of zoo in mind ;-)).
Not only could we submit animals of all kinds, though. There are various stones that are named after animals. Tiger's eye, zebra jasper, crab agate, snakeskin jasper are just a few of them. Items with stones like that were allowed as well which made for some interesting variety.
You know that usually I don't point out a single artist's work in these challenges, but this time I have to say something about the great elephant bangle by our Dawn. I wish we still had access to the contents of the old forum, so I could guide you to a long running thread about how this bangle came to life. Who knows, maybe this will inspire her to put the story on her blog ... oh, and Dawn, when I did a search on JAC to see if there was a post after all that I could link to, I found something else. Let me just say "wolf, wolf, wolf".
Okay. I didn't mean to take attention off all the other pieces completely, so ... have fun.
Oh, forgot to say, click the picture to get a better look, or even better, go to the thread linked above for all the pictures that have been submitted!
1 and 8 Jewelry Art by Dawn
2 and 7 MC Stoneworks
3 and 6 Cat's Wire
4 and 5 Violetmoon's Corner