Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Flickr UK Etsy Challenge

The flickr group UK Etsy Challenge pretty much does what it says on the tin - challenges UK based Etsy sellers to create an item based on a theme. Just for the heck of it, really - and what better reason than that? It is always interesting to see the variety of different objects that are made.

The theme for this quarter (which closes this Sunday, 4 July - so get your skates on!) is Fairgrounds. This is my Helterskelter necklace, made from silver and copper wire, hanging on a leather cord. I love slides, and I am pleased with the way the bands of copper, and the little bit that flicks out at the bottom, really brings to mind (my mind, anyway!) the feeling of whizzing down the slide and whooshing off the end!

These are a couple of examples of other lovely objects that people have made - there are more on the site itself too. I'm not sure why the pictures are so tiny (I am a bit technically incompentent with blogger at the moment, being still a newby), but please follow the links to see them in all their colourful glory!

This is a brilliant crocheted mat by Six Skeins

And this is a gorgeous silver, glass and porcelain pendant by c-urchin

There will be a new theme for the next quarter soon, so if this Sunday is a bit too close a deadline, why not think about joining in the next challenge? The more the merrier!


  1. Thanks for including my crochet mat! Looking forward to the next challenge now... :)

  2. You're welcome! It is a great 'fairground' object - just sorry it is so titchy here, I couldn't get it bigger without distorting it massively.