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2018 Halstead Design Challenge Results

2018 Halstead Design Challenge Results

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The annual Halstead Design Challenge encourages participants to create a brooch revolving around a theme using the same kit of materials. This year’s competition inspired unique pieces with hidden objects and impressive mechanisms. Click through to the individual entry listings to see videos that unveil the surprise element of each piece.

Claw Pendant: Highlights & Headaches

Claw Pendant: Highlights & Headaches

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The #1 lesson that I learned with this piece was to be flexible. I spent weeks planning the design, multiple changes were made and just when I thought I had figured it out, I made the piece… here are my headaches and highlights that I encountered with this marvelous, fragile stone.