Whiplash

This month’s whiplash them is fibre inspired jewellery – to find out more about how to enter – go to the whiplash page - to post your link go this forum thread and also see and comment on the other entries.

The themes for whiplash are always just a starting off point – a way to get you started and get your creative juices flowing – perhaps inspire you to try a new craft or to find new ways to utilise your already amazing skills in a particular craft.

Fibre and mixed media jewellery is a wide theme and open for plenty of interpretation. Fibre can be felted, crocheted, knitted, spun or woven and mixed with other media too, mixed media – is pretty much anything all mixed together – usually mixed media might relate to paper and stone and fabric with found objects to create something a little 3D, collage and sculptural all in one piece. Lots to have fun with and experiment with here. what this theme is not – is traditional gemstone and wire jewellery – but of course traditional jewellery making techniques can be used to create something else.

Some inspiration:

this piece is from sea glass designs and is a piece of china sea glass, most likely from a teacup or plate that somehow found its way into the ocean many years ago.

this next piece is a crochet bracelet from milk

This felt and crochet necklace is from kjoo

this found object necklace is from lorimarsha

and this found item piece is from opulent oddities

button rings are from anna kate jewelry

and this indian spice ring is from beadkeepers

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This month’s whiplash them is fibre inspired jewellery – to find out more about how to enter – go to the whiplash page - to post your link go this forum thread and also see and comment on the other entries.

Some inspiration for fibre inspired jewellery. (fiber jewelry)

The themes for whiplash are always just a starting off point – a way to get you started and get your creative juices flowing – perhaps inspire you to try a new craft or to find new ways to utilise your already amazing skills in a particular craft.

Fibre and mixed media jewellery is a wide theme and open for plenty of interpretation. Fibre can be felted, crocheted, knitted, spun or woven and mixed with other media too, mixed media – is pretty much anything all mixed together – usually mixed media might relate to paper and stone and fabric with found objects to create something a little 3D, collage and sculptural all in one piece. Lots to have fun with and experiment with here. what this theme is not – is traditional gemstone and wire jewellery – but of course traditional jewellery making techniques can be used to create something else.

Some inspiration:

this first piece comes from cherylavenue etsy store and is faux suede with mohair and camel felted beads, hemp and glass beads.

This next piece is from the funky felter etsy store and is needle felted wool ring.

this next piece comes from tigerlilly etsy shop and is made from handmade buttons that are made from recycled bicycle inner tubes.

This next piece is a pendant made from handmade clay tiles from Jewelry by Evinglenside etsy shop.

This next piece is called swing time earrings and they are made from beads wrapped with soft merino wool from lindsay streem designs

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Whiplash: a recap

by admin on October 19, 2007

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We have not had a WHIPLASH here at whipup for a couple of months. I am really happy to be bringing it back. For those who are unsure what this is – a recap:

whipup whiplash competition…

A daring venture into organised making across the world – a theme to inspire, a short time frame, a prize (or two).

our definition of whiplash “sudden involuntary forced movement in any direction, and the resultant rebound in the opposite direction”

In the past we have had a mini quilt theme – which was so very popular: here is one of the entries

Redwork in Germany

We have had recycled crafts - one of the entries included:

felting dog by mamaquilla

We have had gifts and decorations: one of the entries was

ruby crowned kinglet with her suede reindeer

one of the most controversial topics was alt crafts: never in my wildest dreams thought it would spark so much heated debate. I certainly didn’t think that Alt Crafting would be so controversial. It seems some people think they are lacking an ‘alterna craft’ gene, or think that Alt Craft is too abstract or too elitist, while others thought that Alt Craft means subversive and rebellious and are not interested in turning their craft into a political statement. While some appreciate being pushed into new directions and into thinking about the materials they are using, others are just happy doing what they always do. One of the entries was:

brain smatter with her Knitted, steeked and felted rocket.

and this time last year we had accessories as the theme – one of the entries was:

greeting arts - felted thimbles

Also check out wardrobe surgery theme and the hats theme.

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WHIPLASH IS BACK and the theme is fibre & mixed media inspired jewellery

The categories have slightly changed:

1. project tutorial - this is where you give step by step instructions on how to make or do something nifty or tricky. It does not have to be an original design – but does need to have features that are your own. It can be a tutorial on making something you have designed yourself or it can be a tutorial on how to do some old crafty tricks passed down from your grandma or figured out for yourself.

2. project process - this is where you show off a completed project – it can be your own design or something you followed from a pattern – the point here is to describe the project and tell us how you did it – this is not a step by step tutorial – rather a description of how you felt, alterations or additions you may have made, challenges and choices you met along the way during the making of this project.

And so has the way you enter your link to your project: Read the whole thing at the whiplash page – but basically here is how:

1. We are now using the forum to link to entries – please put your link in this whiplash Oct/Nov thread

2. Make your item – you have one month from now entries close 15 NOV and must relate to the theme.

3. Post your item on your bloginclude a link to the whiplash forum thread in your post – good clear photos and a good story will help your post be noticed, and then post a permanent link to your whiplash post at the whiplash forum thread at the new forums.

4. To enter you need to be a member of this site or the forum – if you are not yet a member then you need to register see the meta information in the side bar of the main whipup site page or the forum side bar. Once you are logged in you will be able to participate in the forum discussions and post your link at the forum.

If you don’t have blog you might like to use an image hosting service such as flickr.com. The same rules apply however regarding your explanation and photo quality and if you can’t add the whiplash badge then please link back to the whiplash site making it clear that it is a whiplash entry.

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Whiplash – Zakka

by kath_red on August 27, 2007

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Its really been quality over quantity this month at whiplash. I think the Zakka theme has stumped many people – but I am glad to see people questioning meaning – Zakka is a style that we in the west have taken to due its surface qualities but the deeper meaning of it all is hidden for those without an understanding of Asian culture and history. In Asian – especially Japan Zakka is a cultural phenomena/fad that is all about a certain style, but it is part of a broader feeling that comes from within their history and religion and philosophy and is ingrained in a way that those of us in the West will never be able to fully ‘grok’ and struggle to really understand.

I have loved all the entries – thank you for taking the time to upload your link and post about your fabu projects.

girl on the rocks -

I struggled with this a bit as I never had a good idea of what zakka really meant. I don’t know that I have figured it out, but I was able to see some common elements in all of the examples. To me they seemed to be simple handmade projects often for a practical use, that are occasionally tastefully embellished. I don’t have a lot of free time this month so I thought that I might be able to add a little embellishment to something. Many of the examples used very natural colors and fabrics…

Hanne from Heaven and Earth

I’ve often seen bloggers using the expression “zakka” and wondered about the meaning. What´s zakka? … I´ve just made this bucket bag out of an ancient piece of heavy homespun found at a lumber room at Samsø a couple of years ago. The lining is a faded red tablecloth. That´s recycling for sure – but I wonder if it qualifies as zakka too?

Zakka life Octopus mitt with pattern.

mettatations tutorial for a lovely heat bag.

crafty beats pockets made from a dishcloth – with pattern and instructions.

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